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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Rock Biopics

‘Walk the Line,’ ‘The Buddy Holly Story’ and more musical action on the big screen

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Rock Biopics

Val Kilmer being apprehended by the police in a scene from the film 'The Doors', 1991. (Photo by Carolco/Getty Images)

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It's incredibly difficult to make a great rock biopic. How do you cram a person's entire life into a two-hour movie? Even more challenging, how can actors convincingly portray iconic musical figures? That probably explains why long-rumored movies about Keith Moon, Mötley Crüe and Janis Joplin never seem to get off the ground. The new James Brown movie Get on Up, however, was a rare success, and we asked our readers to vote for their other favorites. Click through to see the results.

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