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Live Poll: Movies That Rock: Band + Musical Group Biopics

Which biopic* that focuses on the formative years of a real-life musical group rather than a single performer is your favorite musical biopic or documentary? *bands, singing ensembles, musical duos, song-writing teams, etc.

See the partial list of real-life band and musical group biopics and documentaries here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls040319482/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/bRA4AIeluJc/

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Honorable Mentions

ISSUE: these movies have a lower vote total and are likely not widely seen biopics

The Jacksons: An American Dream
1992 | TV Series 7.5 (2,700)
Biopic: Jackson Five
 

The Five Heartbeats
1991 | Movie 7.5 (3,113)
Biopic: The Five Heartbeats


CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
2013 | TV Movie 7.8 (1,968)
Biopic: TLC


Rembetiko
1983 | Movie 8.2 (2,315)
Biopic: Rembetes


The Harmonists
1997 | Movie 7.2 (2,933)
 Biopic: Comedian Harmonists

ISSUE: the movie's musical group is not the focus of biopic

Saving Mr. Banks
2013 | Movie 7.5 (134,231)
Biopic: Robert Sherman & Richard Sherman *song-writing team


ISSUE: these movies have yet to be released wide or to be released at all

Bohemian Rhapsody
2018 | Movie
Biopic: Queen

The Dirt
| Movie
Biopic: Mötley Crüe


Rocketman
2019 | Movie
Biopic: Elton John & Bernie Taupin *song-writing team

ISSUE: I haven't seen the films and I am unsure if the band is enough of a focal part of the story to qualify for poll.

God Bless Ozzy Osbourne
2011 | Movie 7.5 (1,668)
Documentary: Black Sabbath


Control
2007 | Movie 7.7 (56,397)
Biopic: Joy Division


Marley
2012 | Movie 8.0 (12,232)
Documentary: The Wailers

ISSUE: these movie's stories are only quasi-biographical

A Hard Day's Night
1964 | Movie 7.7 (35,659)
Movie: The Beatles *quasi-biographical


Purple Rain
1984 | Movie 6.5 (16,999)
Movie: The Revolution *quasi-biographical


Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
2006 | Movie 6.8 (94,426)
Movie: Tenacious D *quasi-biographical


Spice World
1997 | Movie 3.4 (30,484)
Movie: Spice Girls *quasi-biographical


ISSUE: these movies have a lower vote total and are likely not widely seen documentaries

Family Band: The Cowsills Story
2011 | Movie 7.7 (255)
Documentary: The Cowsills *real-life Partridge Family


The New Edition Story
2017 | TV Miniseries 9.0 (2,291)
Documentary: New Edition


Shut Up & Sing
2006 | Movie 7.7 (4,601)
Documentary: Dixie Chicks


Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
2010 | Movie 8.5 (3,497)
Documentary: Rush


End of the Century
2003 | Movie 8.0 (3,242)
Documentary: Ramones


A Band Called Death
2012 | Movie 7.5 (3,181)
Documentary: Death


Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
2013 | Movie 7.0 (1,743)
Documentary: Pussy Riot

ISSUE: These movies feature a fictional musical group that became real and performs in real-life

This Is Spinal Tap
1984 | Movie 8.0 (117,010)
Movie: Spinal Tap *fictional group that became real


The Blues Brothers
1980 | Movie 7.9 (162,167)
  Movie: The Blue Brothers *fictional group that became real


The Commitments
1991 | Movie 7.6 (29,145)
Movie: The Commitments *fictional group that became real

along with the Brady Bunch and The Monkees TV musical groups

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I wouldn't include any of the documentaries - those are very different animals than biopics.

As it is literally just opening, you could put Bohemian Rhapsody at the bottom with a notation like "I'll have to see Bohemian Rhapsody before I make my choice.

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Yes, do include Control.

This is a similar poll - https://www.imdb.com/poll/3FiZXCVk04c/

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Band Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody bump


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Rocketman 2019 | Movie
Biopic: Songwriters Elton John and Bernie Taupin


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Taron Egerton
Taron Egerton ... Elton John
Jamie Bell Jamie Bell ... Bernie Taupin

The Rocketman (2019) movie seems to focus on the Elton-Bernie songwriting collaboration (music by / lyrics by) more than the Elton John Band members who have performed with him on stage and in the studio since 1970.

Davey Johnstone - Elton John

Nigel Olsson - Elton John

Ray Cooper - Elton John

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The Dirt
The Dirt (2019)TV-MA | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama 7.0
Based on the bestselling autobiography from Mötley Crüe, the film is an unflinching tale of success and excess as four misfits rise from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame. Director: Jeff Tremaine | Stars: Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon, Machine Gun Kelly, Daniel Webber