10. 'Nowhere Boy'
Many biopics fail when they try to tell to tackle too much. This 2009 British movie by director by Sam Taylor-Wood zooms in on John Lennon's difficult teenage years, based in part on a memoir by his half-sister Julia Baird. The soundtrack is jammed full of 1950s classics like "That'll Be the Day," "Shake, Rattle and Roll" and "Hound Dog." Aaron Taylor-Johnson does a very credible job as John Lennon, and the film wisely ends before the Beatles experience anything resembling success.