Celebrate Tina Turner’s Life and Legacy With These Iconic Films and Documentaries

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People all over the world are mourning the death of Tina Turner, famously referred to as the “Queen of Rock and Roll,” who died on May 24. Turner, known for her decades-long, extensive music career, as well as her electrifying, bold, and fearless persona, started singing professionally in the late 1950s with Ike Turner and his band, Kings of Rhythm, per The New York Times. The two married in 1962, and Kings of Rhythm evolved into the Ike & Tina Turner Revue, which later became known for hits like “River Deep – Mountain High” and “Proud Mary.” Tina’s marriage to Ike was tumultuous and abusive, and in July 1976, she filed for divorce.

It would be nearly seven years before Tina’s solo career would take off, but by 1984, she signed with Capitol Records and recorded the album “Private Dancer,” which launched her back into the spotlight. The album included smash hits like “Private Dancer,” “Better Be Good to Me,” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It” and once again cemented Tina as one of the greatest artists of all time.

Throughout her time with Ike and her solo career, Tina was the recipient of multiple awards and accolades, including Grammys and American Music Awards, as well as the star of a few movies and subject of documentaries. If you want to remember the Queen of Rock and Roll’s iconic moments on screen, here are some films and documentaries you can watch.

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