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Updated July 28, 2019 922 votes 433 voters 60.5k views 14 items

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 Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell, Cher

Released: 2010

Directed by: Steve Antin

Burlesque is a 2010 drama film written Steven Antin, Susannah Grant and Keith Merryman and directed by Steve Antin.

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#289 of 373 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #121 of 125 Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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Lee Kirby added Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

Released: 2001

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

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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#91 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #40 of 373 The Best Musical Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Lee Kirby added Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2002

Directed by: Rob Marshall

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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#16 of 373 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #41 of 119 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicalslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Lee Kirby added Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey

Released: 1972

Directed by: Bob Fosse

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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#16 of 373 The Best Musical Movies of All Time The Best Cabaret Bands/Artistslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Lee Kirby added Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp

Released: 1994

Directed by: Stephan Elliott

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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#719 of 1,199 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time The Best Quotes From 'The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Lee Kirby added Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan

Released: 1995

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

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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#101 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #532 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys #138 of 344 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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ciaratorres635 added Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson, Ashley Roberts

Released: 2008

Directed by: Darren Grant

Make It Happen is a 2008 dance film directed by Darren Grant and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The screenplay was co-written by Duane Adler, who was a screenwriter for Save the Last Dance ...more

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#64 of 98 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made #25 of 33 30+ Great Teen Drama Movies About Dancing

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Clark Benson added Julie Andrews, James Garner, Alex Karras

Released: 1982

Directed by: Blake Edwards

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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#387 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #190 of 439 The Funniest '80s Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Britt Ekland, Elliott Gould, Denholm Elliott

Released: 1968

Directed by: William Friedkin

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 Barbara Stanwyck, Iris Adrian, Marion Martin

Released: 1943

Directed by: William A. Wellman

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 Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell, Karl Malden

Released: 1962

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

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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#651 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #270 of 373 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #62 of 119 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals

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Jessica Lange, John Lithgow, Roy Scheider

Released: 1979

Directed by: Bob Fosse

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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#136 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #63 of 127 The Best Oscar-Winning Scoreslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Lee Kirby added Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest

Released: 2005

Directed by: Stephen Frears

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 Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis, Jr.

Released: 1969

Directed by: Bob Fosse

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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