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The Best Musical Movies Of All Time

Updated November 25, 2020 223.1k 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.

  • Singin' in the Rain1

    ActorsDebbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno, Cyd Charisse, Donald O'Connor

    Directed byStanley Donen, Gene Kelly

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  • The Lion King2

    ActorsWhoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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  • The Little Mermaid3

    ActorsJodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • Cinderella4

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

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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  • White Christmas5

    ActorsBing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Mary Wickes, Dean Jagger

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

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  • Aladdin6

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

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • The Harvey Girls7

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

    Directed byGeorge Sidney, Robert Alton

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  • 42nd Street8

    ActorsGinger Rogers, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Toby Wing, Bebe Daniels

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

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  • Porgy and Bess9

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

    Directed byOtto Preminger

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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas10

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

    Directed byHenry Selick

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  • Mary Poppins Returns11

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    ActorsEmily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw

    Directed byRob Marshall

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  • Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!12

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

    Directed byChuck Jones, Ben Washam

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  • Rocketman13

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

    Directed byDexter Fletcher

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  • Into the Woods14

    ActorsBernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Tom Aldredge, Ben Wright, Chip Zien

    Directed byJames Lapine

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  • Fiddler on the Roof15

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

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs16

    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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  • Cinderella17

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

    Directed byRalph Nelson

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  • Holiday Inn18

    ActorsBing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin, James Bell, Mildred Harris

    Directed byMark Sandrich

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  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes19

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

    Directed byHoward Hawks

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  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks20

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

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

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  • A Charlie Brown Christmas21

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

    Directed byBill Melendez

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  • Annie Get Your Gun22

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

    Directed byGeorge Sidney, Busby Berkeley, Charles Walters

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  • Pinocchio23

    ActorsMel Blanc, Cliff Edwards, Frankie Darro, Walter Catlett, Evelyn Venable

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, T. Hee, Bill Roberts, Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen

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  • The King and I24

    ActorsDeborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Alan Mowbray, Martin Benson

    Directed byWalter Lang

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  • Gypsy25



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

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

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