The 10 Best Movies About Fictional Musicians


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The 10 best movies about fictional musicians is cranking up the volume to determine the best movies about fake musicians and bands—after all, anyone can do a biopic, but it takes some real talent to make a compelling movie about artists who’ve never actually existed in the real world. Check out our selections in the gallery below!

Already tired of this recent string of music biopics? You’re not a bad person for feeling that way—honestly, they’re all the same anyway. Your typical rags-to-riches, nobody-to-somebody stories all follow the same beats, but they’re all accompanied with popular music in an attempt to make you forget about the fact that you’ve seen this story play out a million times before. It definitely helps when the band or musician is fictional—when this is the case, then the music is one-of-a-kind and the story being told doesn’t have to rely on a real person to authorize the narrative.

More than this, though, movies about fictional bands and musicians have the liberty to break new ground creatively. As evidenced by the sheer originality of these films listed below, biopics tracking fictional musicians are far superior to the poor-quality efforts of the past year or two—yes, we’re talking about Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman specifically. These very real films about very fake bands and musicians are honestly great.