News Fame to Path: 20 Movie Classics for Those Who Want to Be a Star
Fame to Path: 20 Movie Classics for Those Who Want to Be a Star
Fame is a universal dream that many people strive for, and the movie industry often depicts it as a desirable lifestyle. If you're interested in exploring the idea of fame through the lens of film, here is a curated list of movies that showcase the ups and downs of being famous. From the glitz and glamour to the struggles and hardships, these films offer a captivating insight into the world of fame. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
1. Walk the Line (2005)
The film tells the story of country music legend Johnny Cash's life from his early days on a cotton farm in Arkansas to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Director: James Mangold
Cash: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin
2. Straight Outta Compton (2015)
The rap group NWA emerges in the brutal streets of Compton in Los Angeles, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes hip hop culture with their music and stories about life in the neighborhood.
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell
3. Elvis (2022)
The film tells the story of the life of American music icon Elvis Presley from childhood, when he maintained a complicated relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker in the 1950s, to becoming a rock and movie star.
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge
4. Notorious (2009)
In the film about the American dream in the rap world, a young rapper from the streets turns into one of the most important names in the rap world under the name Notorious B.I.G.. This bullish story leads to unusual downturns over time.
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Cast: Jamal Woolard, Anthony Mackie, Derek Luke
5. Beyond the Sea (2004)
Bobby Darin suffers from a serious illness as a child, as a result of which a severe damage to his heart occurs. According to the doctors, Bobby does not have much life left. Bobby never loses hope and clings to life with the treatments.
Director: Kevin Spacey
Cast: Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman
6. Mainstream (2020)
In the film, three people who form an eccentric love triangle struggle to protect their identities in the rapidly advancing internet age. It tells the story of a young woman and her friends who move away from their own personalities while trying to become popular in the mainstream.
Director: Gia Coppola
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff
7. Ray (2004)
The film follows the life story of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles from the beginning of his humble life in the South, where he went blind at the age of seven, to his rise to stardom in the 1950s and 1960s.
Director: Taylor Hackford
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington
8. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Focusing on the legendary British rock band Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury's growing recognition in the music world and their album production, the film focuses on the story leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985.
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee
9. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)
The documentary begins 10 days before pop star Justin Bieber's Madison Square Garden concert on August 31, 2010, which sold out in 22 minutes, and during that time it tells about Bieber's youth, family and life in Canada.
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Justin Bieber, Boyz II Men, Miley Cyrus
10. Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999)
The film tells the life story of Dorothy Dandridge, the first black actress nominated for an Oscar in the Best Actress category, who took on the roles of dancer, singer and actress.
Director: Martha Coolidge
Cast: Halle Berry, Brent Spiner, Klaus Maria Brandauer
11. What's Love Got to Do With It (1993)
Based on Tina Turner's autobiography 'I, Tina', the film tells the story of singer Tina Turner's rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to get rid of her abusive husband Ike Turner.
Director: Brian Gibson
Cast: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, RaéVen Kelly
12. Rocketman (2019)
The film is about the process of Elton John, one of the most important names in the music industry and who has signed amazing tracks, climbing the steps of superstardom at the Royal Academy of Music and collaborating with songwriter Bernie Taupin.
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
13. Cadillac Records (2008)
The film tells the story of the relationship of the famous music company owner Leonard Chess and the lives of the unforgettable celebrities he added to his company, such as Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Willie Dixon and the magnificent Etta James.
Director: Darnell Martin
Cast: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyoncé
14. Love & Mercy (2014)
In the 60s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson is struggling with psychosis, which arose while trying to create his avant-garde pop work. In the 80s, he is a confused man who collapsed under the 24-hour supervision of a shady therapist, Dr. Eugene Landy.
Director: Bill Pohlad
Cast: John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks
15. Selena (1997)
The film tells the true story of Selena, a Texas-born Tejano singer who has risen to performing at the Astrodome and has chart-topping albums on the Latin music charts.
Director: Gregory Nava
Cast: Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda
16. Dreamgirls (2006)
The film follows three black female soul singers as they break into the pop charts of the early 1960s and face their own personal struggles along the way.
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy
17. A Star Is Born (1976)
The film is about a young singer who meets a famous rock&roll star guy and falls in love with him. While the star's career is on the decline, the young girl finds herself on the rise.
Director: Frank Pierson
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey
18. Private Parts (1997)
The film tells the autobiographical story of Howard Stern, a radio rebel who is also a TV personality, writer and movie star, and whom people either love very much or hate extremely.
Director: Betty Thomas
Cast: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers
19. Hustle & Flow (2005)
Djay, who has a very dark life, earns his living in the city of Memphis by marketing women in the prostitution sector and is on the verge of a midlife crisis. For this reason, he is making plans to correct his empty and dark life.
Director: Craig Brewer
Cast: Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson
20. Lords of Dogtown (2005)
At a time when the free spirit was popular in the 70s, three young people appeared who were to become the flag bearers of an extreme sport. The sport of skateboarding will never be the same after their existence.
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Cast: Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk
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