17 of the Greatest Music Biopics of All Time

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Walk the Line

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Fox 2000 Pictures

This Johnny Cash biopic is in a class all its own. The movie bounces along Cash’s life, showing his ascent in country music and his relationship with June Carter. Walk the Line doesn’t shy away from the difficult points of Cash’s life, showing all of the highs and lows as he gains fame and fortune. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon received high praise for their roles as Johnny and June, respectively. Witherspoon even earned an Academy Award for her role in the film! The inspiration for the biopic came from two documentaries about the singer that were morphed together and dramatized a bit for audiences. It’s a deep dive into the light and dark aspects of a musical artist put on display for the world to see.

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