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The Best Musical Movies Of All Time

Updated November 25, 2020 223.0k votes 8.8k voters 152.4k views356 items

The best musical movies of all time, ranked by fans and critics. This list includes both the best original musical films and those adapted from stage musicals and other materials. Good musical movies have a long tradition in cinema, dating back to the 1930s, when most musical soundtracks were played alongside otherwise silent pictures. Could a classic musical movie be the top film musical? 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. But which one of these great musicals deserves to be crowned the greatest musical movies of all time? You get to help decide with your votes.

And if you love hilarious famous musicals, be sure to check out our list of funny musicals.

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  • Singin' in the Rain1
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    ActorsDebbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno, Cyd Charisse, Donald O'Connor

    Directed byStanley Donen, Gene Kelly

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  • The Lion King2
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    ActorsWhoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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  • The Little Mermaid3
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    ActorsJodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Cinderella4
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    ActorsJune Foray, Mike Douglas, Verna Felton, Jimmy MacDonald, Lucille Bliss

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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  • White Christmas5
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    ActorsBing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Mary Wickes, Dean Jagger

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

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  • Porgy and Bess6

    ActorsSidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dorothy Dandridge, Diahann Carroll

    Directed byOtto Preminger

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  • Aladdin7
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    ActorsRobin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker, Jonathan Freeman, Jim Cummings

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • 42nd Street8
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    ActorsGinger Rogers, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Toby Wing, Bebe Daniels

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

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  • Mary Poppins Returns9
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    Mary Poppins Returns

    2018

    ActorsEmily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw

    Directed byRob Marshall

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  • Rocketman10
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    ActorsTaron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Directed byDexter Fletcher

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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas11

    ActorsPaul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman, Greg Proops, Glenn Shadix

    Directed byHenry Selick

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  • Fiddler on the Roof12

    ActorsPaul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Molly Picon, Ray Lovelock, Leonard Frey

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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    ActorsJudy Garland, Angela Lansbury, Cyd Charisse, Ray Bolger, Marjorie Main

    Directed byGeorge Sidney, Robert Alton

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  • Into the Woods14
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    ActorsBernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Tom Aldredge, Ben Wright, Chip Zien

    Directed byJames Lapine

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  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs15

    ActorsBilly Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald, Adriana Caselotti, Moroni Olsen

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, William Cottrell

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  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!16

    ActorsBoris Karloff, June Foray, Hal Smith, Dallas McKennon, Thurl Ravenscroft

    Directed byChuck Jones, Ben Washam

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  • Cinderella17
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    ActorsJulie Andrews, Edie Adams, Alice Ghostley, Kaye Ballard, Ilka Chase

    Directed byRalph Nelson

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  • Holiday Inn18
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    ActorsBing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin, James Bell, Mildred Harris

    Directed byMark Sandrich

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    ActorsDoris Day, Mary Wickes, Ellen Corby, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp

    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

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  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks20

    ActorsAngela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth, Lennie Weinrib, Reginald Owen

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

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  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes21

    ActorsMarilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Harry Carey, Jr., Charles Coburn

    Directed byHoward Hawks

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  • A Charlie Brown Christmas22

    ActorsBill Melendez, Peter Robbins, Geoffrey Ornstein, Sally Dryer, Karen Mendelson

    Directed byBill Melendez

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  • Annie Get Your Gun23

    ActorsKeenan Wynn, Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, J. Carrol Naish, Edward Arnold

    Directed byGeorge Sidney, Busby Berkeley, Charles Walters

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  • Gypsy24
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    Gypsy

    1993

    ActorsBette Midler, Lacey Chabert, Elisabeth Moss, Ed Asner, Tony Shalhoub

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

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  • Hans Christian Andersen25

    ActorsDanny Kaye, Farley Granger, John Qualen, Erik Bruhn, George Chandler

    Directed byCharles Vidor

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