plays Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals

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List Rules Only movies that would work as musicals.

A list of movies that should be adapted for the Broadway stage. Each year, at least one or two popular Broadway shows are turned into films. 2012 alone saw the release of a film based on the stage show "Rock of Ages," along with plans to turn the "Wizard of Oz" prequel "Wicked" into a movie. But another trend has been also been kickstarted - adapting popular films into Broadway shows. Disney has been doing this for years with the successful runs of "The Lion King" and "Beauty and the Beast" on stage, and other recent Broadway hits such as "The Producers," "Spamalot" (adapted from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"), "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" and "Shrek" have bolstered the idea that audiences want to see popular characters from other media turned into stage spectacles. ("The Producers" was even turned BACK into a new film after having tremendous success as a play.)

"Back to the Future" is the most recent iconic film to be discussed as a potential stage show. But what are some other movies that would work well presented live on a stage, with songs? Vote for the films you'd like to line up to see on the Great White Way, and if you have a brilliant idea for a new adaptation, suggest it at the bottom of the page and see what the rest of Ranker thinks of your pick! (For the flip side, vote on a list of Stage Musicals that Would Make Great Movies.)

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Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried Frank Welker

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The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals
The Nightmare Before Christmas Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara Danny Elfman

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The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright André the Giant

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Tangled Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman Zachary Levi

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Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey Jerry Orbach

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson Tim Brooke-Taylor

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Enchanted Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon Julie Andrews

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Hercules Danny DeVito, James Woods Charlton Heston

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The Muppets Katy Perry, Lady Gaga Selena Gomez

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals
Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel Alan Tudyk

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Pretty Woman Julia Roberts, Richard Gere Hank Azaria

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The Jungle Book Clint Howard, George Sanders Louis Prima

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Demi Moore, Kevin Kline Jason Alexander

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Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher Denny Dillon

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Labyrinth Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie Frank Oz

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick Jeffrey Jones

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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals
Mrs. Doubtfire Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan Sally Field

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Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy Paul Rudd

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals
Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet Kathy Bates

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Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd Lea Thompson

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Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks Gene Wilder

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Beetlejuice Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder Geena Davis

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Fame Debbie Allen, Irene Cara Meg Tilly

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The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin Steven Spielberg

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Clue Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd Madeline Kahn

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Lilo & Stitch Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames Kevin Michael Richardson

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

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All That Jazz Jessica Lange, John Lithgow Roy Scheider

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Walk the Line Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix Ginnifer Goodwin

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Across the Universe Salma Hayek, Evan Rachel Wood Bono

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Flashdance Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving Michael Nouri

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Pete's Dragon Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters Red Buttons

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Magic Mike Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey Channing Tatum

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis Uma Thurman

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That Thing You Do! Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks Liv Tyler

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Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro Bradley Cooper

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure Keanu Reeves, George Carlin Jane Wiedlin

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Big Fish Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor Marion Cotillard

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Scrooged Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum Miles Davis

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Juno Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page Jason Bateman

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett Elle Fanning

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Waitress Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion Andy Griffith

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Revenge of the Nerds John Goodman, James Cromwell Anthony Edwards

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Adventures in Babysitting Elisabeth Shue, Vincent D'Onofrio Penelope Ann Miller

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Galaxy Quest Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman Tim Allen

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Coal Miner's Daughter Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek Beverly DAngelo

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The First Wives Club Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn Heather Locklear

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The Bodyguard Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner Debbie Reynolds

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My Cousin Vinny Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci Ralph Macchio

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Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz Elizabeth Perkins