According to Esquire, which 25 musical biopics actually rock? Points for the film, musician(s) and director

Amadeus (1984, Milos Forman) Mozart
Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980, Michael Apted) Loretta Lynn
I’m Not There (2007, Todd Haynes) Bob Dylan
What’s Love got to do with it? (1993, Brian Gibson), Tina Turner
La Bamba (1987, Luis Valdez) Richey Valens
Sid and Nancy (1986, Alex Cox) Sid Vicious
Walk the Line (2005, James Mangold) Johnny Cash
Straight Outta Compton (2015, F Gary Gray) NWA
Ray (2004, Taylor Hackford) Ray Charles
8 Mile (2002, Curtis Hanson) Eminen
Bird (1988, Clint Eastwood) Charlie Parker
Selena (1997, Gregory Nava) Selena Quintanilla-Pérez
Velvet Goldmine (1998, Todd Haynes) Iggy and Bowie
La Vie en Rose (2007, Olivier Dahan) Edith Piaf
Control (2007, Anton Corbijn) Ian Curtis
24 Hour Party People (2002, Michael Winterbottom) Tony Wilson
Lady Sings the Blues (1972, Sidney J Furie) Billie Holliday
Blaze (2018, Ethan Hawke) Blaze Foley
The Buddy Holly Story (1978, Steve Rash) Buddy Holly
Bound for Glory (1976, Hal Ashby) Woody Guthrie
Get on Up (2014, Tate Taylor) James Brown
Love and Mercy (2014, Bill Pohlad) Brian Wilson
Nowhere Boy (2009, Sam Taylor-Wood) John Lennon
The Doors (1991, Oliver Stone) – The Doors
The Runaways (2010, Floria Sigismondi) The Runaways
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