The Best Musical Biopics to Get You Groovin’

Rooftoppers… ARE YOU READY? We can’t hear you… ARE YOU READY?! One more time… MAKE SOME NOISE for the best musical biopics (plus some cheeky extras) to get you groovin’!

Bohemian Rhapsody

What’s it about?

Pack your bags, we’re heading to Live Aid! Grab your front-row seats to the concert of a lifetime that we all wish we had been able to attend. Get ready to sing AY-OH and clap your hands (you know the rhythm!). Queen is about to blow you away. #YaaasQueen

Best song:

It’s straight up not possible to pick, so, uh…

Straight Outta Compton

What’s it about?

NWA started from the bottom and now they’re here! Hip-hop culture is about to be revolutionised, and we’re at the edge of our seats watching it happen. This emotional rollercoaster will give you everything you didn’t know you needed.

Best song:

It’s not possible to sit still to this one…

Rocketman

What’s it about?

What isn’t it about? Literally every topic you can think of is in this (yeah, that includes the whole 9 yards – sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll). We’re vibing hard to the dazzling colours, ready to learn all about everyone’s most problematic fave, Sir Elton John.

Warning: He refused to allow even an ounce of censoring. So. Yeah. Prepare for that.

Best song:

Might wanna play this one somewhere you can sing along!

Selena

What’s it about?

The woman you love to love, ‘cause we’re all just looking up at the moon and dreaming… Accept yourself for who you are and do the washing machine. Selena will be taking you on a journey of self-discovery while also teaching you what a bustier is (hint: it’s a bra with little sprinkly things on it).

Best song:

A more difficult question has literally never been asked.

Elvis

What’s it about?

We’re all shook up! Get ready to witness Kurt Russell shaking his tail feather like the King himself. This biopic has it all – tassels, poofy hair, wide trousers, and a lot of fawning… like, a lot. You’ll be mesmerised for about 75 years.

Best song:

*Cue girlie screaming*

The best musical biopics that aren’t actually biopics

8 Mile

What’s it about?

Yeah, we know, it might not be based on real events but it’s for sure based on real emotions. What will beat Eminem tearing it up on stage? Nothing. Ever. You can’t trust anyone and there’s no reason to get mad about it – you can make it, no matter what anyone else says.

Best song:

Get those lighters out and start swayin’

This is Spinal Tap

What’s it about?

On a scale of 1-10, this film is an 11. One higher. We totally get that it’s not a biopic, but bold of you to assume that we care. This takes epic and hilarious to a whole new big buff level. The hair is 10x bigger and the shoes are 10 inches taller.

Best song:

This is #Wild

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