The premiere of the Aaliyah biopic on Lifetime was a complete disaster, which ended in lifetimes inspired meme’s that took over social media. The meme’s all feature fake biopics of superstars with horrible casting. Fans have shown their disagreement with the casting of the movie from the very beginning when actress and singer Zendaya and then Alexandra Shipp and of course every other cast member.
I dont know about you but at my house watching a great lifetime movie after football is a great way to settle in with the family and after the Aaliya craziness I thought about other great biopics that would be awesome to watch in your spare time.
Let’s start with the film that won Jamie Foxx and Oscar. Foxx transformed himself into icon Ray Charles even by going as far as to request prosthetic eyelids to make himself blind. Now that’s dedication.
What’s Love Got To Do With It?
This film made me fall in love with Tina Turner and Angela Bassett shined in this role. We can’t forget the amazing performance that Laurence Fishburne as Ike.
This just might be Jennifer Lopez’s best role ever.
Need I say more? This film done in two parts follows the rise of Motown group The Temptations.
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
Halle Berry beat out Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and Jasmine Guy for this part in the story of singer and actress Dorothy Dandridge. Dandridge was the first African-American female to be nominated for an Academy Award.
The title tells you everything you need to know if you’re trying to figure out what it is about. Denzel Washington never disappoints.
Will Smith really showed off his acting chops when he took on the role of Muhammad Ali.
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
The story of how girl group TLC came to be received mixed reviews but you can’t deny that casting turned out to be really good. Lil Mama captured everything we loved about Left Eye.
Lady Sings The Blues
This film chronicles the life of songstress Billie Holiday. The role of Billie Holiday was meant for Dorothy Dandridge but the role went to fellow songstress Diana Ross due to the death of Dandridge and Ross demanding the part. Lady Sings The Blues holds the title of the first African-American biopic to be nominated for an Academy Award with 5 nominations.
The story of Chess Records and its artist which included Etta James. Even if you know nothing about music history you can admit that Beyonce made a fabulous Etta James.
The Blind Side
The Blind Side is the story of football player Michael Oher and the family that takes him in. This film introduced the world to Quinton Aaron and reminded us of exactly why we love Sandra Bullock.
Julia Roberts won an Oscar for portraying the real-life Erin Brockovich. Brockovich is known for the work she did in helping bring down a power company that is suspected of polluting the city’s water supply.
Is there a biopic you thought should have made the list? Leave a comment below and let us know!