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A list of the best burlesque movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This burlesque movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about burlesque are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about burlesque you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous burlesque movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these burlesque movie titles for more information about the films.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different items, including Cabaret and The Night They Raided Minsky's.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best burlesque movies?" and "What is the greatest burlesque movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular burlesque movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these burlesque movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good burlesque movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Lee Kirby added Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue
Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Australian–American pastiche-jukebox musical film directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. It tells the story of a young English poet/writer, Christian, who ...more
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Lee Kirby added Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell, Cher
Burlesque is a 2010 drama film written Steven Antin, Susannah Grant and Keith Merryman and directed by Steve Antin.
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Lee Kirby added Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger
Chicago is a 2002 American musical comedy film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the same name, exploring the themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Jazz Age Chicago. The film ...more
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Lee Kirby added Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey
Cabaret is a 1972 musical film directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York and Joel Grey. The film is set in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in 1931, under the ominous ...more
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Lee Kirby added Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows the journey of two drag queens and a transsexual ...more
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Clark Benson added Julie Andrews, James Garner, Alex Karras
Victor Victoria is a 1982 film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren, Alex Karras, and John Rhys-Davies. The film was ...more
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Britt Ekland, Elliott Gould, Denholm Elliott
The Night They Raided Minsky's is a 1968 musical comedy film directed by William Friedkin and produced by Norman Lear. It is a fictional account of the invention of the striptease at Minsky's ...more
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Lee Kirby added Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell, Karl Malden
Gypsy is a 1962 musical comedy-drama film produced and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The screenplay by Leonard Spigelgass is based on the book of the 1959 stage musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable by ...more
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Lee Kirby added Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest
Mrs Henderson Presents is a 2005 British comedy film written by American playwright Martin Sherman and directed by Stephen Frears. It stars Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Kelly Reilly, and Pop Idol ...more
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Lee Kirby added Barbara Stanwyck, Iris Adrian, Marion Martin
Lady of Burlesque is a 1943 American musical comedy-mystery film starring Barbara Stanwyck and Michael O'Shea, based on the novel The G-String Murders written by strip tease queen Gypsy Rose ...more
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Lee Kirby added Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan
Showgirls is a 1995 American drama film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven. It stars former teen actress Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, and Gina Gershon. The film ...more
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Jessica Lange, John Lithgow, Roy Scheider
All That Jazz is a 1979 American musical film directed by Bob Fosse. The screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur and Fosse is a semi-autobiographical fantasy based on aspects of Fosse's life and ...more
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Lee Kirby added Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis, Jr.
Sweet Charity, full title of which is Sweet Charity: The Adventures of a Girl Who Wanted to Be Loved, is a 1969 American musical film directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, written by Neil ...more
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Lee Kirby added Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, Rumer Willis
This film is a 1996 American comedy-drama film directed, produced, and written by Andrew Bergman. The film stars Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, and Ving Rhames. This film was generally reviled by ...more