7 musical biopics to watch before ‘Chamkila’

‘Amar Singh Chamkila’ will release on Netflix on April 12. Before that, don’t miss out on these acclaimed musical biopics. Take a look.

Jamie Foxx delivered an Oscar-winning performance as Ray Charles in this biopic that explores the legendary musician’s life and career. 

1. Ray

Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon headline this film about the love story and tumultuous relationship between Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.

2. Walk the Line

Taron Egerton took on the role of Elton John in this fantastical biopic that follows his career from childhood to superstardom.

3. Rocketman

Angela Bassett featured as Tina Turner in this biopic that tells the story of her rise to fame and her escape from her abusive husband, Ike Turner, played by Lawrence Fishburne.

4. What’s Love Got to Do With It

Chadwick Boseman starred as James Brown in this biopic that tells the story of the Godfather of Soul’s life and career.

5. Get On Up

Jennifer Lopez shined as Selena Quintanilla, the Tejano music queen who was tragically murdered at the height of her career.

6. Selena

This film chronicled the rise and fall of the legendary rock band Queen, focusing on the life of their lead singer, Freddie Mercury. Rami Malek won an Oscar for his portrayal of Mercury.

7. Bohemian Rhapsody

Andrew Garfield starred as Jonathan Larson, a struggling New York City theater composer, in this adaptation of Larson’s autobiographical musical.

8. Tick, Tick…Boom!

Whose biopic will you be watching tonight?

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