Top 100 Movie Musicals



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1. Grease ( 1978 )  Nothing even close! It’s the one that we want!

2. American Graffiti ( 1973 )  Love the "Toad" and "Wolfman Jack."

3. Eddie and the Cruisers  ( 1983 ) Fantastic storyline along the Jersey shore.

4. Damn Yankees  ( 1958 ) What ever Lola wants, Lola Gets! Play ball.

5. Oklahoma! ( 1955 ) The land we belong to is grand.

6. Yankee Doodle Dandy ( 1942 ) Born on the 4th of July . . . My father

thanks you, my mother thanks you, my sister thanks you, and I thank

you.

7. Show Boat ( 1936 )  That "ol' man river" just keeps on rolling along.

8. Song of the South - Pleeze don’t thro me in d'at brar' patch . . .

 9. Singin' in the Rain (1952) You knew this one had to be on the list.

10. West Side Story  ( 1961) A very good movie.

 11. The Wizard of Oz ( 1939 ) Is there a song or image here that isn’t classic.

12. The Sound of Music ( 1965 ) One of my all-time favorites.

13. The Blues Brothers ( 1980 ) "We’re on a mission from GOD!"

14. Chicago ( 2002 ) Remains one of the best of all time. Brilliant musical

done well.

15.  All That Jazz ( 1979 ) Haunting, thrilling, amusing, and inside the mind

of Fosse.

16. My Fair Lady ( 1964 ) Seen it on numerous occasions..

17. Rock Around the Clock ( 1955 ) This movie helped Bill Haley and the

Comets start the Rock ‘n Roll craze.

18. King Creole ( 1959 ) - Elvis is shaking like a crawfish on a pole.

19.  Cabaret  ( 1972 ) Gritty and sad, this one stays with you for a long time.

20. Oliver! ( 1968 ) Brilliant, unforgettable songs.

21. The Lion King ( 1994 ) You can feel the love.

22. Hello, Dolly! ( 1969 ) This one is an essential view for everyone.

23. Jailhouse Rock ( 1957 ) An Elvis best. "Loving You" is also great.

24. Beauty and the Beast ( 1991 ) Started a revolution of sorts. Brilliant.

25. Babes in Arms ( 1939 ) If you are looking for a classic, this is it.

26. Brigadoon  ( 1954 ) Fun, clever, and a great cast.

    27. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ( 1954 ) Dance is the star of the show…

    what are other great Dance films?

    28. The Music Man ( 1962 ) Robert Preston is a king.

    29. Godspell ( 1973 ) Did you think I’d forget this one? No Way.

    30.  Fiddler on the Roof  ( 1971 ) Tradition and traditionally in my top 100.

    31. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg ( 1964 ) Tres Bon. Don’t miss it.

    32. Purple Rain ( 1984 ) Not quite Broadway, but music and story weave

    together well.

    33. 42nd Street ( 1933 ) The quintessential Broadway story. Great songs and

    dancing.

    34. Hair ( 1979 ) Once you see it, you don’t forget it.

    35. Kiss Me Kate  ( 1953 ) Ok, should be higher, but I love a little spice.

    36. Moulin Rouge ( 2001 ) The singing is okay, the spectacle is amazing.

    37. Guys and Dolls ( 1955 ) The musical is its own universe. Marlon Brando

    sings.

    38. Gypsy ( 1962 ) Not a perfect movie, but a perfect musical.

    39. Anchors Aweigh ( 1945 ) Always a musical fan favorite.

    40. More American Graffiti ( 1979 )  Time to call in the "Toad."

    41. Hairspray ( 2007 ) You can’t stop the beat…

    42. Eddie and the Cruisers II ( 1989 )  Not as good as the original, but fairly close.

    43. The Gay Divorcee ( 1934 ) Pure classic and not to be missed.

    44. The Paleface ( 1948 ) Button and Bows, Hope, Russell and Rogers!

    Priceless.

    45. The Muppet Movie ( 1979 ) The Rainbow Connection, stars, puppets,

    sweet.

    46. Babes in Toyland ( 1934 ) Toyland…Laurel and Hardy. Check it out.

    47. The Rocky Horror Picture Show ( 1975 ) Time Warp, future-stars.

    48. Meet Me in St. Louis ( 1944 ) Feels timeless. Judy Garland, of course.

    49. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ( 1971 ) If you want to view

    paradise, view this movie.

    50. Words and Music ( 1948 ) Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland with Rodgers

    and Hart.

    51. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) We’re in the money…or we’re in the

    recession, I mean.

    52. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ( 2007 ) Two words:

    Johnny Depp?

    53. The King and I  ( 1956 )  Classic.

    54. Grease 2 ( 1982 ) Not bad!  Good action and great songs.

    55. Aladdin ( 1992 ) A whole new, magical world. Solid.

    56. The Band Wagon  ( 1953 ) Fred Astaire directed by Vincent Minelli. Gems

    from Camden and Green.

    57. Bye Bye Birdie ( 1963 ) Put on a Happy Face!

    58. Easter Parade ( 1948 ) Can’t stop singing this.

    59. Fame ( 1980 ) Filled with electric attachment. 

    60. Porgy and Bess ( 1959 ) Haunting score and story.

    61. Pinocchio ( 1940 ) An actor’s life for me. Should come to the stage.

    62. South Pacific ( 1958 ) Not as good as the revival, but still great.

    63. Annie Get Your Gun ( 1950 ) There’s no business like show business.

    64. Carmen Jones ( 1954 ) Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, based on

    the opera.

    65. The Little Mermaid ( 1989 ) This one has legs.

    66. The Wiz ( 1978 ) Ease on down the road! Starry cast, classic story, fresh

    twists.

    67. Stormy Weather ( 1943 ) Lena Horne, Fats Waller, see when you can.

    68. Kismet ( 1964 ) Old time, popcorn musical.

    69. Dreamgirls ( 2006 ) A fan favorite to be sure.

    70. The Jazz Singer ( 1927 ) This is the one that started it all. I actually

    prefer the Neil Diamond version. Laurence Olivier in a musical.

    71. Mamma Mia! ( 2008 ) The most popular movie in the history of England.

    72. Georgy Girl  ( 1966 ) Don’t miss this one.

    73. On the Town ( 1949 ) All-star cast with great songs and New York City

    for real.

    74. Thoroughly Modern Millie ( 1967 ) Sassy fun.

    75. The Rocky Horror Picture Show  ( 1970 ) Cult classic, with legs…thanks to

    Tim Curry.  Meatloaf on the side.

    76. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ( 1953 ) Probably the best Marilyn Monroe feature ever.  Jane Russell thrown in . . .

    77. Mary Poppins ( 1964 ) Let’s go fly a kite…or rent this movie. Delightful.

    78. Annie ( 1982 ) It’s a hard knock musical movie adaptation, and I love

    it.

    79. Top Hat ( 1935 ) Puts the silver in “silver screen.”

    80. Pal Joey ( 1957 ) Remains worth watching.

    81. Little Shop of Horrors ( 1986 ) I liked it better than most.

    82. Carousel ( 1956 ) I love it on-stage.

    83. Gigi ( 1958 ) Thank heavens!

    84. Pennies from Heaven ( 1981 ) Dennis Potter via Steve Martin.

    Bernadette Peters and Christopher Walken are amazing.

    85. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ( 1937 ) How long until this takes to

    the stage.

    86. Victor Victoria ( 1982 ) Cheeky fun with Julie Andrews and Robert

    Preston. Bend a gender.

    87. Camelot ( 1967 ) Still the king.

    88. Anything Goes ( 1936 ) Cole Porter is outstanding.

    89. White Christmas ( 1954 ) & Holiday Inn ( 1942 ) I love a White Christmas,

    but don’t want to forget the little film that started it all.

    90. Yentl ( 1983 ) Barbara Streisand does it all.

    91. Popeye ( 1980 ) A true Robert Altman musical. It am what it am…and is

    better than you think.

    92. The Unsinkable Molly Brown ( 1964 ) Debbie Reynolds classic role.

    93. Tommy ( 1975 ) Over the top, glam and glorious. Time for a remake?

    94. Naughty Marietta ( 1935 ) Jeannette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy…not as

    a mountie.

    95. Across the Universe ( 2007 ) Julie Taymour eye-candy with Beatles’ ear

    candy.

    97. Yellow Submarine ( 1968 ) All you need is love. Hard Day’s Night may be

    the better Beatles movie, but this is the best Beatles musical.

    98. Mame ( 1974 ) I love Lucy.

    99.  Jesus Christ Superstar ( 1973 ) Not quite Godspell, but still heavenly.

    100. The Pajama Game ( 1957 ) Hey there, don’t over look this one. 

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