In My Lifetime: Music Biopics

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  • James Brown, Chadwick Boseman, Jackie Robinson
  • Ice Cube, Dr. Dre. F. Gary Gray, N.W.A.
  • Aaliyah
  • Prince, The Time, Morris Day
  • TLC, T-Boz, Left Eye, Chilli, Lil Mama, Drew Sidora, KeKe Palmer
  • Jimi Hendrix, Wood Harris, Andre 3000
  • MC Hammer, Romany Malco
  • The Jacksons, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Joe Jackson, Jermaine jackson
  • Halle Berry,  Dorothy Dandridge
  • Beyonce, Etta James, Muddy Waters
  • Miles Davis
  • Halle Berry, Frankie Lymon, Larenz Tate
  • Eminem, 8 Mile
  • Jamie Foxx, Ray Charles
  • Notorious B.I.G., Diddy, Puffy
  • Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • The Temptations, Suzanne de Passe, Otis Williams
  • ODB, Ol' Dity Bastard
  • Diana Ross, Billie Holiday
  • What's Love Got to Do With It
  • El Cantante, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Anthony
  • 50 Cent, Joy Bryant
  • Tupac Shakur, John Singleton
  • Raekwon
  • Bob Marley
  • Marvin Gaye, Jesse L. Martin

Get on Up

The life story of the Godfather of Soul James Brown hits theaters today (Friday, Aug. 1). Chadwick Boseman is cast in the starring role, and based on his performance as Jackie Robinson in 42 last year, this must-see will make you say it loud, "Black and proud."

But before you get your tickets, read on for more biographical movies made for music lovers.

(Photos from left: CBS /Landov, Universal Pictures)

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