Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Rock Biopics

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7. 'Backbeat'

Consider this a sequel of sorts of Nowhere Boy, even though it was made 15 years earlier. The movie tells the story of The Beatles during their days in Hamburg circa 1961, centered around John Lennon's relationship with Stu Sutcliffe. For the soundtrack, a supergroup of Thurston Moore, Dave Pirner, Greg Dulli, Dave Grohl and Mike Mills came together to record classics from the era, though rights issues precluded them from tacking any actual Beatles-written tunes. The surviving members of the Beatles didn't love the movie, but it remains the best cinematic account of the Fab Four from that era.

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