17 of the Greatest Music Biopics of All Time
Ray Charles is an R&B icon, so of course, a movie about his life would be just as iconic. Jamie Foxx plays Charles in the film that spans 30 years of the artist’s life. The movie begins with Charles’s younger years and descent into blindness and leads all the way up to one of his songs becoming the state song of Georgia. This is a biopic that tries to do it all and does it well. It tackles the early life of the star as well as the not-so-great aspects of the artist, like his heroin addiction and philandering. The film was widely praised, as was Foxx’s performance as he did the impossible: filled the shoes of a legend.