29 Best Movies Like Cadillac Records ...

29 Best Movies Like Cadillac Records ...

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1. Dreamgirls (2006)

2h 14m Drama Music

Three young women dream of becoming pop stars—and get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.

2. Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)

1h 56m Drama Romance

In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. Each claims to be the widow of long-dead doo-wop singer-songwriter Frankie Lyman, and each wants years of royalties due to his estate, money Levy has never shared. During an ensuing civil trial, flashbacks tell the story of each one's life with Lyman, a boyish, high-pitched, dynamic performer, lost to heroin. Slowly, the three wives establish their own bond.

3. Ray (2004)

50m

Bushcraft is a survival television series hosted by Ray Mears. The series airs on the BBC in United Kingdom, it also shown on Discovery Channel in the United States, Canada, India, Italy, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, Czech Republic, Norway, Sweden, The Netherlands, Romania and Russia. Following on from Extreme Survival, Bushcraft was first shown in 2004, and ended in 2005.

4. Bessie (2015)

1h 47m Drama Music TV Movie

The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

5. That Thing You Do! (1996)

1h 48m Comedy Drama Romance Music

A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

6. Jersey Boys (2014)

2h 14m Music Drama

A musical biopic of the Four Seasons—the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert, it gets to the heart of the relationships at the centre of the group, with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto.

7. My Way (2012)

1h 32m Drama Documentary Adventure

My Way begins with the conventional "small-town girl livin' in a lonely (corporate) world." Yet instead of taking the midnight train, Rebekah Starr trades her pants-suit for a Les Paul, grabs her sassy Estonian tambourine-banging sidekick and hits the highway-destination: Sunset Strip. When Rebekah's marriage falls apart in real time, we realize her dream is not a whim. It is a burning passion for music that comes with its share of real world sacrifices. Thanks to the support from her newfound rock n roll legend friends such as Steven Adler (Guns n Roses) and Rikki Rocket (Poison), Starr re-commits to her mission and accomplishes what she set out to do. Her contagious optimism acts as the film's through line, hoping to inspire anyone feeling trapped by their circumstances.

8. Get on Up (2014)

2h 19m Drama Music

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

9. What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)

10. Selena (1997)

2h 7m Music Drama History

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

11. Bird (1988)

2h 41m Drama Music

Saxophone player Charlie Parker comes to New York in 1940. He is quickly noticed for his remarkable way of playing. He becomes a drug addict but his loving wife Chan tries to help him.

12. The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

1h 53m Drama Music

A film about the life and career of the early rock and roll star.

13. La Bamba (1987)

1h 48m Drama Music

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.

14. Crazy (2008)

30m

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15. I'm Not There. (2007)

1h 41m Drama Science Fiction Thriller

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone.

16. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

2h 5m Drama Music

Biography of Loretta Lynn, a country and western singer that came from poverty to fame.

17. Beyond the Sea (2004)

1h 58m Drama Music

Based on the life and career of legendary entertainer, Bobby Darin, the biopic moves back and forth between his childhood and adulthood, to tell the tale of his life.

18. Nina (2016)

19. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010)

2h 10m Drama

A glimpse at the life of French singer Serge Gainsbourg, from growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s to his death in 1991 at the age of 62.

20. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

2h 24m Drama Music Romance

Chronicles the rise and fall of legendary blues singer Billie Holiday. Her late childhood, stint as a prostitute, early tours, marriages and drug addiction are featured.

21. Notorious (2009)

2h 2m Music Drama History

"Notorious" is the story of Christopher Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Wallace transforms himself from Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to pregnant women) to one of the greatest rappers of all time: The Notorious B.I.G. Follow his meteoric rise to fame and his refusal to succumb to expectations - redefining our notion of "The American Dream."

22. Walk the Line (2005)

2h 16m Drama Music Romance

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

23. Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)

1h 58m Drama Music

A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.

24. The Mambo Kings (1992)

1h 44m Drama Music

The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.

25. Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013)

1h 44m TV Movie Drama

TLC's humble beginnings in Atlanta quickly led to an unprecedented rise to fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high profile success, turmoil and tragedy, TLC left an indelible stamp of female empowerment that changed the face of the music industry forever.

26. The Doors (1991)

2h 20m Music Drama

The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.

27. Great Balls of Fire! (1989)

1h 48m Drama History Music

The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public.

28. Elvis (1979)

2h 30m Drama Music TV Movie

This biopic traces Elvis Presley’s life from his impoverished childhood to his meteoric rise to stardom to his triumphant conquering of Las Vegas.

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