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The Best Musical Movies Of All Time

Updated November 25, 2020 221.6k votes 8.7k voters 151.1k 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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  • 1
    Singin' in the Rain
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    ActorsDebbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno, Cyd Charisse, Donald O'Connor

    Directed byStanley Donen, Gene Kelly

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  • 2
    The Little Mermaid
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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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    The Lion King
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    ActorsWhoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Rowan Atkinson

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

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  • 4
    42nd Street
    506
    186

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

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

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  • 5
    Cinderella
    967
    392

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

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Clyde Geronimi

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  • 6
    Porgy and Bess

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

    Directed byOtto Preminger

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  • 7
    Aladdin
    1,366
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    ActorsRobin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker, Jonathan Freeman, Jim Cummings

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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  • 8
    White Christmas
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    ActorsBing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Mary Wickes, Dean Jagger

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

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  • 9
    Rocketman
    336
    89

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

    Directed byDexter Fletcher

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  • 10
    Bedknobs and Broomsticks

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

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

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  • 11
    The Harvey Girls

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

    Directed byGeorge Sidney, Robert Alton

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  • 12
    On Moonlight Bay

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

    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

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  • 13
    Mary Poppins Returns
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  • 14
    In the Good Old Summertime

    ActorsLiza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Buster Keaton, Van Johnson, Spring Byington

    Directed byRobert Z. Leonard, Buster Keaton

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  • 15
    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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

    Directed byChuck Jones, Ben Washam

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  • 16
    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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

    Directed byHoward Hawks

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  • 17
    Cinderella
    365
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    ActorsJulie Andrews, Edie Adams, Alice Ghostley, Kaye Ballard, Ilka Chase

    Directed byRalph Nelson

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  • 18
    Holiday Inn
    460
    162

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

    Directed byMark Sandrich

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  • 19
    Fiddler on the Roof

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

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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  • 20
    Into the Woods
    349
    114

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

    Directed byJames Lapine

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  • 21
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    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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  • 22
    The Nightmare Before Christmas

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

    Directed byHenry Selick

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  • 23
    The King and I
    1,208
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    ActorsDeborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Alan Mowbray, Martin Benson

    Directed byWalter Lang

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  • 24
    A Charlie Brown Christmas

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

    Directed byBill Melendez

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  • 25
    Annie Get Your Gun

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

    Directed byGeorge Sidney, Busby Berkeley, Charles Walters

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