Top Ten Musical Group Flicks

These films show the difficulty of being in a singing group.

Acting Machine - Jacobs added a visual for the already famous Joe Jackson in the TV movie about the Jackson family's musical journey. Jacobs acted alongside BET Awards '13 Best Actress nominee Angela Bassett in the film.(Photo: De Passe Entertainment, KJS Films, Motown Productions)

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The Jacksons - Many people have tried and failed, that is, to be part of a musical group without any hiccups. Here we recap the Top Ten Musical Group films that feature music groups as they strive for superstardom amidst a crazy industry.Although The Jackson 5 kept crowds dancing with their many '70s hits, there were soon-to-be public issues that affected their growth. Without a doubt, though, The Jackson 5 was one of the first major boy bands and was home for one of the greatest entertainers for decades to follow, Michael Jackson.(Photo: ABC)

The Five Heartbeats (1991)

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The Five Heartbeats - Like most groups in film, The Five Heartbeats start from humble beginnings, forming an ambitious quartet ready to make their mark in music. Soon the group disbands, and a few members succumb to the pressures of the industry and indulge in the low notes of drugs. (Photo: Twentieth Century Fox Films)

Why Do Fools Fall in Love  - Actor Larenz Tate starred as troubled singer Frankie Lymon, who passed tragically in 1968 at 25. The movie title was adopted from Lymon's Top 10 hit of the same name.(Photo: Warner Bros.)

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Why Do Fools Fall in Love? - This movie depicts one of the more tragic outcomes for a musical group. Larenz Tate portrays Frankie Lymon after his stint as part of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.Tate's character soon gives in to the temptation of drugs, specifically heroin, and his wives are left fighting in a messy battle for his assets.(Photo: Warner Bros Pictures) 

Sparkle - The star studded cast of this remake kept audiences enthralled everywhere! Now it's nominated for Best Film and keeping everyone enthralled once again.(Photo: Stage 6 Films)

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Sparkle - After defying their mom and the odds, Sparkle, played by Jordin Sparks, and her sisters, Sister (Tika Sumpter) and Dee (Carmen Ejogo), jump their way to performances and TV appearances. Sparkle eventually manages to get away from it all by continuing to write songs, and she orchestrate her own musical showcase. Dee and Sister, on the other hand, are not so lucky.(Photo: Sony Pictures)

The Temptations - This 1998 TV miniseries about the pioneering soul group received critical acclaim and was produced by founding member Otis Williams and former Motown Records executive Suzanne de Passe.(Photo: De Passe Entertainment)

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The Temptations - The Temptations explores the story behind one of Motown's hottest acts, a group that shooped their way up the charts in the 1960s.Told through the eyes of the last surviving member, Otis Williams, we learn that it's important to share your history, good or bad.(Photo: De Passe Entertainment)

Dreamgirls (2006)

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Dreamgirls - Very loosely based on the story of one of the most famous female groups of the '60s (The Supremes), Dreamgirls chronicles the journey of three Detroit–born women as they conjure magic on the airwaves.Beyonce co-stars as Deena Jones, an innocent teen singer who later becomes the star and steals the spotlight from Jennifer Hudson's character, Effie White, when their manager Curtis Taylor, played by Jamie Foxx, realizes the "quality" in Deena.(Photo: Paramount Pictures)

Pitch Perfect

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Pitch Perfect - Pitch Perfect, probably an unlikely add to this list, is the story of an a cappella girl group who sang their way to the top without any backup.Songwriter to the stars Ester Dean (you may have heard her lyric in Nicki Minaj's Super Bass) co-stars in this triumphant flick. This is Girl Power to the max.(Photo: Universal Pictures)

What's Love Got to Do With It?

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What's Love Got to Do With It - Based on the true story of Tina Turner's life, Angela Bassett plays opposite Laurence Fishburne as the pair who created the best music of their lives while Turner was fighting for her own.We learn here the ugly truth of domestic abuse and the triumph in music.(Photo: Touchstone Pictures)

Cadillac Records  - Beyonc? plays soul music pioneer Etta James in this phenomenal 2008 flick, which chronicles the career of Blues legend Muddy Waters and Chess Records. (Photo: TriStar Pictures)

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Cadillac Records - Beyonce stars alongside Jeffrey Wright in this film about the troublesome lives of Etta James, Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, and Chuck Berry. (Photo: Sony Music Films)

On the Big Screen - The film The Sapphires, about an Aboriginal girl group facing the racism of the 1960s, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim in Australia. It earned 14 million Australian dollars ($14.6 million in U.S. currency) in nine weeks. The film featured a nearly all-Aboriginal cast and many said the movie?s success indicated a shift among Australia?s audiences."Australia is ready for more indigenous stories," said the film?s Aboriginal director, Wayne Blair, "I think we have been ready for 30 or 40 years.  (Photo: Goalpost Pictures)

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The Sapphires - An unorthodox film about an Australian girl group, The Sapphires, who learn about love and friendship while singing for American troops during the Vietnam War in 1968.(Photo: Goalpost Pictures)