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The 50 Best Movie Musicals of All Time

"The musical often feels like a relic of a long-dead Hollywood studio system, but it remains a genre that captures movies' ability to create story worlds that move freely between reality and fantasy. The worst examples come from filmmakers who give license to music, color, and movement run amok; the best musicals transcend artifice and integrate songs that become expressions of pure character emotion. It offers endless possibilities, but success demands a complete mastery of the medium.
Very few current stars could learn the choreography of Busby Berkeley, Jerome Robbins, or Bob Fosse, and adapting a medium developed and most suited for the stage requires innovative direction. In translating the joy of a live musical to the magic of cinema, some things are easily lost in the shuffle
From "Swing Time" to "In the Heights" and everywhere in between, here are 50 musicals that represent the height and the incredible range of the genre."
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God Help the Girl (2014)
God Help the Girl (2014)
2
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
3
Blinded by the Light (2019)
Blinded by the Light (2019)
4
Words and Music (1948)
Words and Music (1948)
5
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
6
Pyaasa (1957)
Pyaasa (1957)
7
Donkey Skin (1970)
Donkey Skin (1970)
8
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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9
Dreamgirls (2006)
Dreamgirls (2006)
10
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
11
Funny Face (1957)
Funny Face (1957)
12
In the Heights (2021)
In the Heights (2021)
13
It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
14
New York, New York (1977)
New York, New York (1977)
15
The Things of Love (1989)
The Things of Love (1989)
16
The Legend of the Stardust Brothers (1985)
The Legend of the Stardust Brothers (1985)
17
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
18
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
19
A Star Is Born (2018)
A Star Is Born (2018)
20
On an Island With You (1948)
On an Island With You (1948)
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21
Once (2007)
Once (2007)
22
Stormy Weather (1943)
Stormy Weather (1943)
23
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
Kiss Me Kate (1953)
24
Tokyo Tribe (2014)
Tokyo Tribe (2014)
25
Golden Eighties (1986)
Golden Eighties (1986)
26
Lemonade (2016)
Lemonade (2016)
27
42nd Street (1933)
42nd Street (1933)
28
Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
29
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
30
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
31
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
32
The Sound of Music (1965)
The Sound of Music (1965)
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33
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
34
Love Me Tonight (1932)
Love Me Tonight (1932)
35
Purple Rain (1984)
Purple Rain (1984)
36
Mary Poppins (1964)
Mary Poppins (1964)
37
Swing Time (1936)
Swing Time (1936)
38
The Lion King (1994)
The Lion King (1994)
39
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
40
A Star Is Born (1954)
A Star Is Born (1954)
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