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List Rules Only musical films - Regular soundtracks don't count

The best musical movies of all time, ranked by fans and critics. This list include both the best original musical movies and those adapted from stage musicals and other materials. Musical films have a long tradition in cinema, dating back to the 1930s, when musical soundtracks were played alongside otherwise silent pictures. Since the 1950s and 60s, popular movie musicals such as Singin' in the Rain, Mary Poppins, and The Sound of Music have been favorites of children and adults alike.
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The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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566 255
Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Singin' in the Rain Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

3
628 233
Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

4
559 239
The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

5
469 255
West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

6
515 332
Grease is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

7
347 223
My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
My Fair Lady Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

8
421 157
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

9
422 194
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

10
387 220
Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Les Misérables Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman

11
332 238
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Chicago Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

12
356 275
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

13
321 230
The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
The Phantom of the Opera Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver

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265 138
Fiddler on the Roof is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Republican Jew added Fiddler on the Roof Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Molly Picon

15
257 192
Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Cabaret Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey

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293 278
Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Mamma Mia! Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

17
287 249
Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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278 215
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Hairspray John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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216 137
The King and I is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
The King and I Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno

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269 120
Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Republican Jew added Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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252 227
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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195 136
Oliver! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Oliver! Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter, Hugh Griffith

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222 153
The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
The Music Man Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett

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188 167
Meet Me in St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Meet Me in St. Louis Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Margaret O'Brien

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192 171
Seven Brides for Seven Brother... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Julie Newmar, Jane Powell, Howard Keel

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256 119
The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Republican Jew added The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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192 120
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
but chickens double d added Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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239 196
Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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173 120
Oklahoma! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
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149 149
An American in Paris is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
An American in Paris Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

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162 172
Rent is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Rent Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson, Idina Menzel

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149 174
Evita is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Evita Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Billie Piper

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208 131
Annie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
wiabux added Annie Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo

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131 180
Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

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163 180
Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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144 93
White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
White Christmas Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

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178 156
Footloose is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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149 189
Jesus Christ Superstar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Jesus Christ Superstar Barry Dennen, Yvonne Elliman, Carl Anderson

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131 123
South Pacific is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
luc1364 added South Pacific France Nuyen, Doug McClure, Mitzi Gaynor

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175 139
Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
isadora added Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

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136 98
The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
The Nightmare Before Christmas Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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148 135
The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
willyboymcoy added The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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152 166
School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
School of Rock Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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145 91
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
but chickens double d added Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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146 135
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
wiabux added O Brother, Where Art Thou? George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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124 85
Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
but chickens double d added Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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108 134
Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Into the Woods Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep

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79 34
La La Land is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Munin Nipitt added La La Land Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend

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138 134
Frozen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
but chickens double d added Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

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144 145
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
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