For Movies About Aretha Franklin, there is no limit to the films exploring this feeling. We put together 6 of our favorites.
From John Landis, starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy
The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical action comedy film starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from a musical sketch on the NBC variety series Saturday Night Live. Directed by John Landis, it tells the story of Jake and Elwood Blues, two brothers who set out on a mission from God to save the Catholic orphanage where they were raised by reuniting their former R&B band and raising money to pay the orphanage's property tax bill. The film also features musical numbers from prominent R&B and soul artists of the time, such as Ray Charles, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, and John Lee Hooker. Along their journey, they are pursued by the police, a mystery woman, and the "Illinois Nazi". The film received generally positive reviews, and was one of the most financially successful films of the year, grossing over $115 million worldwide. It has since become a cult classic, spawning an animated series and a sequel.
From Neil Burger, starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Aja Naomi King
From David Soren, starring Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll
From Beeban Kidron, starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Gemma Jones
From Adam Shankman, starring Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Ledlow, Josh Brener, Kellan Lutz
From Simon Wincer, starring Danny Glover, Ray Liotta, Denis Leary, Doug E. Doug