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The Best Burlesque Movies

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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.
  • 1
    Burlesque is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies


    Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell


    Directed bySteve Antin

    Burlesque is a 2010 drama film written Steven Antin, Susannah Grant and Keith Merryman and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 2
    Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies

    Moulin Rouge!

    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne


    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Australian–American pastiche-jukebox musical film directed, produced,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 3
    Chicago is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies


    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu


    Directed byRob Marshall

    Chicago is a 2002 American musical comedy film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies


    Liza Minnelli, Michael York


    Directed byBob Fosse

    Cabaret is a 1972 musical film directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Night They Raided Minsky's is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies

    The Night They Raided Minsky's

    Britt Ekland, Elliott Gould


    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

    The Night They Raided Minsky's is a 1968 musical comedy film directed by William Friedkin and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Victor Victoria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies

    Victor Victoria

    Julie Andrews, James Garner


    Directed byBlake Edwards

    Victor Victoria is a 1982 film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Julie Andrews,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Lady of Burlesque is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies

    Lady of Burlesque

    Barbara Stanwyck, Iris Adrian


    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    Lady of Burlesque is a 1943 American musical comedy-mystery film starring Barbara Stanwyck and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Make It Happen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies

    Make It Happen

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Tessa Thompson


    Directed byDarren Grant

    Make It Happen is a 2008 dance film directed by Darren Grant and starring Mary Elizabeth... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 9
    Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies


    Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell


    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Gypsy is a 1962 musical comedy-drama film produced and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 10
    All That Jazz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies

    All That Jazz

    Jessica Lange, John Lithgow


    Directed byBob Fosse

    All That Jazz is a 1979 American musical film directed by Bob Fosse. The screenplay by Robert... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 11
    Mrs Henderson Presents is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies

    Mrs Henderson Presents

    Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins


    Directed byStephen Frears

    Mrs Henderson Presents is a 2005 British comedy film written by American playwright Martin... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Sweet Charity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies

    Sweet Charity

    Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis


    Directed byBob Fosse

    Sweet Charity, full title of which is Sweet Charity: The Adventures of a Girl Who Wanted to Be... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Q is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies


    Directed byStephan Elliott

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Showgirls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Burlesque Movies


    Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon


    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

    Showgirls is a 1995 American drama film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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