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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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755 290
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
623 280
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
601 267
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
682 249
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
571 361
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
505 279
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
381 243
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
481 166
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
469 209
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
427 245
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
358 263
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
387 302
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
364 247
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
292 153
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
273 215
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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322 302
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
305 236
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Hairspray John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

18
240 149
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
311 268
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
302 129
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
291 132
The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Republican Jew added The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

22
212 148
Oliver! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Oliver! Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter, Hugh Griffith

23
268 252
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

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204 182
Meet Me in St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Meet Me in St. Louis Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Margaret O'Brien

25
238 170
The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
The Music Man Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett

26
208 185
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
216 131
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

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190 131
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
260 212
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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234 139
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
161 165
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
166 103
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
161 188
Evita is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Evita Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Billie Piper

34
182 189
Rent is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Rent Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson, Idina Menzel

35
195 170
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
177 194
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
145 194
Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

38
142 134
South Pacific is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
luc1364 added South Pacific France Nuyen, Doug McClure, Mitzi Gaynor

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190 152
Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
isadora added Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

40
173 97
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

41
159 206
Jesus Christ Superstar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
Jesus Christ Superstar Barry Dennen, Yvonne Elliman, Carl Anderson

42
145 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

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157 110
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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162 180
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
123 148
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
157 148
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
157 143
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
160 146
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
106 51
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

50
109 80
Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Musical Movies of All Time
but chickens double d added Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton