film The Greatest Musical Comedies, Ranked  

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Like spaghetti and meatballs and peanut butter and jelly, music and comedy are a match made in heaven. The best musical comedies provide movie-goers with lots of laughs and leave them with a song on their lips. This is a list of the top funny musical movies including everything from Grease to The Producers to Singin' in the Rain.

What films will you find on this list of top funny musicals? This Is Spinal Tap put a distinctly modern twist on the genre. Rob Reiner's hilarious mockumentary about a fading British heavy metal band brought us such hits as “Big Bottom,” “Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight,” and “Stonehenge.” Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, and Fran Drescher are just a few of the cast members from the film. School of Rock is another hilarious movie that combines music and comedy. The Rocky Horror Picture Show became a cult hit thanks to its unique humor and infectious songs. Other good films featured on this best musical comedy movies list include Sing Street, Pitch Perfect, and The Wedding Singer.

Which musical comedy do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give the best films a thumbs up and share some of your favorite funny tunes in the comments section.

Musical comedy movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing

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Singin' in the Rain Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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JenAnistonFriends added Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Musical Comedies, Ranked
Lisa Miller added Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

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School of Rock Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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White Christmas Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

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Guys and Dolls Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons

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Lisa Miller added Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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Denis Kokai added Sister Act Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Harvey Keitel

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Holiday Inn Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin

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The Muppet Movie Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor

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Jérémie Patoine-Côté added The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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Mamma Mia! Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Ben Stiller

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Lisa Miller added Robin Hood: Men in Tights Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle

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Lisa Miller added The Pirates of Penzance Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt

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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Musical Comedies, Ranked
Jérémie Patoine-Côté added West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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Anchors Aweigh Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Dean Stockwell

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Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley, Dean Jones, Gloria Pall

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Flying Down to Rio Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Dolores del Río

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High School Musical 3: Senior Year Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

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Easter Parade Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire

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A Star Is Born is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Musical Comedies, Ranked
Jérémie Patoine-Côté added A Star Is Born Judy Garland, Amanda Blake, Laurindo Almeida

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The Gay Divorcee Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Betty Grable

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Cry-Baby Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Iggy Pop

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Jérémie Patoine-Côté added Cabaret Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey

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42nd Street Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler

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Man of La Mancha Sophia Loren, Peter O'Toole, Brian Blessed

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Cat Ballou Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole, Lee Marvin

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There's No Business Like Show Business Marilyn Monroe, Ethel Merman, Irving Berlin

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Top Hat Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire

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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut George Clooney, Minnie Driver, Isaac Hayes

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Denis Kokai added Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauryn Hill, Maggie Smith

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Kristen Wiig, Jack Black, Odette Annable

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The Band Wagon Fred Astaire, Julie Newmar, Cyd Charisse

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In the Good Old Summertime Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Buster Keaton

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The Country Bears Queen Latifah, Christopher Walken, Haley Joel Osment

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown Debbie Reynolds, Ed Begley, Harve Presnell

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Les Girls Gene Kelly, Leslie Phillips, Patrick Macnee

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The Court Jester Angela Lansbury, Danny Kaye, Basil Rathbone

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Wonder Bar Al Jolson, Dolores del Río, Dick Powell

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A Mighty Wind Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey

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Cannibal! The Musical Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Stan Brakhage

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Bugsy Malone Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Paul Williams

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Broadway Melody of 1936 Jack Benny, Robert Taylor, Buddy Ebsen

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The Harvey Girls Judy Garland, Angela Lansbury, Cyd Charisse

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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Michele Lee, Rudy Vallée, Hy Averback

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Ziegfeld Follies Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire

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The Fighting Temptations Beyoncé Knowles, Mickey Rooney, Cuba Gooding Jr.