Here’s SC’s list of 15 Movie Musicals that you need to watch right now if you haven’t yet!
My Fair Lady – Based on the book Pygmalion, this epic movie follow’s Eliza Doolittle’s transformation from an uncultured flower girl to a lady of the ton. Audrey Hepburn is amazing as Miss Doolittle and her chemistry with Rex Harrison will leave you wanting to dance all night!
West Side Story – This Romeo and Juliet romance set in a 60’s New York portrays the story of two lovers who are caught between rival gangs and their turf wars. Most amazing thing about this movie is that even the fight scenes are synchronised dances!
Grease – Grease is the original High School Musical, where a good girl Sandy meets bad boy Danny during a summer romance and things get awkward for everyone when she enrolls into the same school post summer.
Sound Of Music – Julie Andrews plays a governess who DoReMis her way into the hearts of the von Trapp kids and ends up marrying their dad, hence bringing much joy to the dysfunctional family.
Mary Poppins – Walt Disney’s live action movie musical has Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins, the wonder nanny who parachutes downward with her umbrella and into the house of the Banks family. This is one of Walt Disney’s finest works that he oversaw himself and features the most nonsensical song ever, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Wizard Of Oz – Judy Garland as Dorothy lands into the magical land of Oz and what follows is an enchanting journey to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, where along the Yellow Brick Road she finds new friends and enemies!
Funny Face – Fred Astaire’s dance moves, Audrey Hepburn’s style and a great love for all things fashion – this movie is perfect comfort watch for fashion buffs like us!
The King and I – This is a perfect fairytale romance in which a widow accepts a job as governess to the children of the King of Siam.
Mamma Mia – A young bride-to-be invites her mother’s ex-boyfriends to her wedding in order to find her father, stirring up a whole lot of trouble for her mother! It’s one of those sweet, feel-good movies that you want to watch on a quiet night in.
Singin’ In The Rain – A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound in this awesome movie musical. Also, Gene Kelly is adorable when singing and dancing and generally just splashing in the rain!
Cabaret – This genius of a musical follows Germany’s progression from hedonism to Hitlerism, as its protagonist is a cabaret dancer in Berlin.
Funny Girl – Barbra Streisand reprised her broadway role as Fanny Brice for the movie adaptation as the producers could not see anybody else playing her flamboyant character.
All That Jazz – Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer in this movie musical.
Meet Me in St. Louis – The plot for this movie follows the well-off Smiths as they plan a move to New York, leaving behind their beloved St. Louis.
Disney Musicals – It would be a ridiculously long list if we were to list all our favorite Disney musicals, but we must content ourselves with naming the two that tie for first place – Beauty and The Beast and Frozen.
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