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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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722 276
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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592 268
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
657 239
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
570 253
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
546 347
Grease is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

6
483 268
West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

7
363 230
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
454 160
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
448 201
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
407 231
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
345 251
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
373 288
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
343 237
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

14
276 146
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
265 205
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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307 290
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
293 227
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Hairspray John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

18
297 256
Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

19
230 142
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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260 238
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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286 125
Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Republican Jew added Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

22
277 127
The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 22 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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201 142
Oliver! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Oliver! Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter, Hugh Griffith

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229 162
The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
The Music Man Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett

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191 174
Meet Me in St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 25 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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198 177
Seven Brides for Seven Brother... is listed (or ranked) 26 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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202 124
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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250 202
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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180 126
Oklahoma! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Countermoon added Oklahoma! Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Eddie Albert

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218 135
Annie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
wiabux added Annie Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo

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152 158
An American in Paris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
An American in Paris Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

32
170 180
Rent is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Rent Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson, Idina Menzel

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153 180
Evita is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Evita Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Billie Piper

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153 96
White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
White Christmas Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

35
188 160
Footloose is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

36
137 186
Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

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169 186
Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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180 144
Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
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155 197
Jesus Christ Superstar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Jesus Christ Superstar Barry Dennen, Yvonne Elliman, Carl Anderson

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159 94
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 40 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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148 101
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

42
131 128
South Pacific is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
luc1364 added South Pacific France Nuyen, Doug McClure, Mitzi Gaynor

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157 173
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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116 141
Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Into the Woods Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep

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151 139
The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 45 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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136 88
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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146 143
Frozen is listed (or ranked) 47 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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150 139
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 48 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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90 43
La La Land is listed (or ranked) 49 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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129 102
Tangled is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
but chickens double d added Tangled Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi