Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Rock Biopics

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

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.