January 24

The Best Biographical Films About Country Music Legends


There are a few best biographical films about Country Music Legends. But first of all, Country Music and Country Legends have influenced us in so many ways. They affect the way we live. Country Music has lessons and stories embedded in the lyrics which instill us each and every aspects of life. And to link us to country music and the legends, a powerful media has been used. This is through biographical films. The best movies that portray the country legend’s stories, their journey, the hardships, the struggles, and most of all their existence.

Walk the line

The movie is directed by James Mangold and released in 2005. It stars Joaquin Phoenix as Cash, Reese Witherspoon as Carter, Ginnifer Goodwin as Vivian Liberto, and Robert Patrick as Cash’s father.

The chronicle of country music legend Johny Cash’s life. It depicts his early life, his romance with June Carter, and his rise to the country music scene. In addition, it demonstrates Cash’s wander from Arkansas to Memphis.

Coal Miner’s Daugther

It is a 1980 biographical film directed by Michael Apted. It stars Sissy Spacek as Loretta, a role that earned her the “Academy Award for Best Actress”. Tommy Lee Jones plays the role of Loretta’s husband.

The movie uncovers Loretta Lynn’s metamorphosis from poverty to stardom. Additionally, It showcases how she changed the sound and style of country music.


John Carpenter directed the movie in 1979. Starring Kurt Russell as Elvis Presley. Due to its success, it was released in Europe. It was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for “Best Motion Picture Made for Television” and three Primetime Emmy Awards, including “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie” for Russell.

The story follows the life and career of Elvis Presley until 1970. However, it has not pictured the last few years of Presley up to his death in 1977.

I saw the light

The biographical drama film in 2015 directed, written, and produced by Marc Abraham. On the other hand, Tom Hiddleston stars in the movie as Hank Williams. It also includes Elizabeth Olsen as his first wife, Audrey Williams.

A 123-minute flick of Hank Williams’ rise to fame. It, likewise, displays the tragic effect of his success on his health and personal life.

Big Dreams and Broken Hearts: The Dottie West Story

Bill D’Elia directed the movie in 1995. Moreover, the main character is Michele Lee. On the other hand, the film was shot in Tennessee.

Dottie West Story starts off as a young child living with her abusive father. Then follows her wander to fame as a country music legend.

Sweet Dreams

Karel Reisz directed the movie in 1985. It stars Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon, James Staley, Gary Basaraba and John Goodman. The film was nominated for “Academy Award for Best Actress” for Jessica Lange. For all the musical sequences, Lange lip-synched to the original Patsy Cline recordings.

The story is about Patsy Cline’s journey from her humble beginnings to fame. It shows her tragic plane crash, too.

Beyond The Sea

Kevin Spacey directed the movie. He stars in the film as well. It also stars Kate Bosworth as the wife of Spacey.

Furthermore, the movie depicts the life story of Bobby Darin both in the music and movie industry in the 1950s and 1960s. It features Darin’s marriage to Sandra Lee.

I’m not there

Stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, and Ben Whishaw.

A deep thought about life and music of Bob Dylan. Furthermore, it is a picture of six public personas defining the different aspect of Dylan’s life and work.

Above all, Country Legends play a huge part within us. They may be your ideals, your role models, your heroes but there is one thing that is sure, they are and will be an inspiration.

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