Special Report

Great Movies Starring Musicians

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15. The Blind Side (2009)
> Starring: Tim McGraw
> Directed by: John Lee Hancock
> IMDb rating: 7.6/10

Country singer and Grammy Award winner Tim McGraw plays the husband of Sandra Bullock, who won an Oscar as a woman who takes in an impoverished young man and helps him develop into a professional football player. McGraw’s other movie credits include “Four Christmases” and “Country Strong.”

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14. The Social Network (2010)
> Starring: Justin Timberlake
> Directed by: David Fincher
> IMDb rating: 7.7/10

The Oscar-winning film about the creation of Facebook also features singer Justin TImberlake playing Sean Parker, the founder of online music platform Napster. Timberlake’s other on-screen credits include “Friends With Benefits” and “Bad Teacher,” and he has also voiced characters in the films “Shrek the Third,” “Trolls,” and “Yogi Bear.”

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13. What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
> Starring: Barbra Streisand
> Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
> IMDb rating: 7.7/10

Barbra Streisand’s film career stretches back to 1968, with her blockbuster debut in “Funny Girl.” The Peter Bogdanovich-helmed “What’s Up, Doc?” that starred Streisand, Ryan O’Neal, and Madeline Kahn paid homage to the screwball comedies of the 1930s and 1940s. The film is about a mixup of identical pieces of luggage in a San Francisco hotel. The film received a 90% Freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes, one of the highest ratings for any of her films.

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12. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
> Starring: Ice Cube
> Directed by: John Singleton
> IMDb rating: 7.7/10

Ice Cube rose to prominence in the late 1980s as a member of the rap group N.W.A. By 1990, he had begun releasing albums as a solo artist. One year later, he made his feature debut in “Boyz n the Hood” as a young gang member in Los Angeles. Ice Cube has continued acting ever since, starring in the popular Friday and Barbershop franchises. He also continues to release new music, putting out his 10th studio album “Everythang’s Corrupt” in 2018.

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11. Tangled (2010)
> Starring: Mandy Moore
> Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard
> IMDb rating: 7.7/10

Pop star Mandy Moore lent her voice to the character of Rapunzel in Disney’s animated film “Tangled” in 2010. Moore had already appeared in multiple major motion pictures by that point, having been cast in “The Princess Diaries” (2001) and “A Walk to Remember” (2002), while her music career was fully active. She hasn’t released a studio album since 2009’s “Amanda Leigh,” though she has continued to act, notably working on the popular TV series “This Is Us” and “Tangled: The Series.”

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