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List Rules Film musicals or adaptations that contain original music mostly by the same artist

What are the greatest musical movies with the best songs? This list includes many of the greatest movies ever made, in large part because of the incredible songs they feature. These movies are the ones you stop and sing along to, no matter where you are or what you are doing. Vote for the musical movies that you think featured the best songs, vote down any you don't like and please, feel free to re-rank this list in any order you like. Also, if you've got a favorite film that isn't listed, add it!

There is a reason that the Academy Awards recognizes "best original song" in addition to score: Songs from films are incredibly important. Movies with the best soundtracks are already good, but they become positively iconic with great music. Films like "The Wizard of Oz" are already true classics, but with Judy Garland singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"? Even better.

Not surprisingly, this list includes movie adaptations of some of the best Broadway musicals ever made: "Les Miserables," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "West Side Story," to name a few. Each one of these movies included many, if not all, of the most memorable songs from the Broadway soundtracks.

Every film listed here could easily be considered among the best music movies ever made, but in this case, it's about the songs: "Tomorrow" from "Annie," "Circle of Life" from "The Lion King" and "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music" - can you honestly say you don't sing along? Didn't think so.

If you love movies, and you love music, you'll definitely want to check out (and vote) on this list of the movies with that best soundtracks ever, too.

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The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Singin' in the Rain Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Phantom of the Opera Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver

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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Mamma Mia! Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

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Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Les Misérables Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Chicago Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
My Fair Lady Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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Fiddler on the Roof is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Fiddler on the Roof Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Molly Picon

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Annie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Annie Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo

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The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Nightmare Before Christmas Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

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Pink Floyd – The Wall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Pink Floyd – The Wall Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Music Man Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett

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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
White Christmas Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

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The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Jungle Book Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
O Brother, Where Art Thou? George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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The King and I is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The King and I Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

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Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Purple Rain Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin

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Flashdance is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Flashdance Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri

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Rent is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Rent Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson, Idina Menzel

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Jesus Christ Superstar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Jesus Christ Superstar Barry Dennen, Yvonne Elliman, Carl Anderson

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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Evita is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Evita Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Billie Piper

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Across the Universe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Across the Universe Salma Hayek, Evan Rachel Wood, Bono

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American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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Yellow Submarine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Yellow Submarine Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke, Benny Hill

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Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Cabaret Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey

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The Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Bodyguard Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds

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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Hairspray John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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Oliver! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Oliver! Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter, Hugh Griffith

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Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

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A Hard Day's Night is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
A Hard Day's Night Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison