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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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752 289
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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2
620 279
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
597 265
The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

4
680 248
Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

5
567 360
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
503 278
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
380 242
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
478 165
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
467 208
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
424 244
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
358 261
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
387 300
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
363 245
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
290 152
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
272 214
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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16
320 301
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
304 235
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Hairspray John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

18
239 148
The King and I is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
The King and I Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno

19
311 266
Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

20
301 128
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

21
211 147
Oliver! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Oliver! Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter, Hugh Griffith

22
290 131
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

23
267 251
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... is listed (or ranked) 23 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

24
237 169
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

25
202 181
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

26
206 184
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

27
214 131
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

28
189 130
Oklahoma! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Countermoon added Oklahoma! Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Eddie Albert

29
258 211
Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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30
232 137
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

31
159 164
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
163 102
White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
White Christmas Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

33
160 187
Evita is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Evita Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Billie Piper

34
181 188
Rent is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Rent Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson, Idina Menzel

35
195 168
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
175 194
Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

37
145 193
Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

38
190 150
Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
isadora added Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

39
140 133
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

40
159 204
Jesus Christ Superstar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Jesus Christ Superstar Barry Dennen, Yvonne Elliman, Carl Anderson

41
173 96
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
but chickens double d added Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

42
143 91
Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 42 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

43
157 108
The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 43 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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161 179
School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
School of Rock Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

45
121 147
Into the Woods is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Into the Woods Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep

46
156 147
Frozen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
but chickens double d added Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

47
156 142
The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
willyboymcoy added The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

48
160 144
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

49
108 79
Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
but chickens double d added Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton

50
126 72
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
but chickens double d added Cinderella June Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton