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The Greatest Musical Comedies

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Funny musicals are not hard to find. Like spaghetti and meatballs and peanut butter and jelly, music and comedy are a match made in heaven. The best musical comedies provide movie-goers with lots of laughs and leave them with a song on their lips. This is a list of the top funny musical movies including everything from Grease to The Producers to Singin' in the Rain.

What films will you find on this list of top funny musicals? This Is Spinal Tap put a distinctly modern twist on the genre. Rob Reiner's hilarious mockumentary about a fading British heavy metal band brought us such hits as “Big Bottom,” “Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight,” and “Stonehenge.” Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, and Fran Drescher are just a few of the cast members from the film. School of Rock is another hilarious movie that combines music and comedy. The Rocky Horror Picture Show became a cult hit thanks to its unique humor and infectious songs. Other good films featured on this best musical comedy movies list include Sing Street, Pitch Perfect, and The Wedding Singer.

Which musical comedy do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give the best films a thumbs up, and add any that are missing.

 

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    White Christmas

    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye

    Released1954

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

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    Singin' in the Rain

    Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly

    Released1952

    Directed byStanley Donen, Gene Kelly

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    Grease

    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John

    Released1978

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

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    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

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    School of Rock

    Sarah Silverman, Jack Black

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    Pitch Perfect

    Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2012

    Directed byJason Moore

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    Chicago

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Marshall

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    Anna and the Apocalypse

    Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming

    Released2018

    Directed byJohn McPhail

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    Fiddler on the Roof

    Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol

    Released1971

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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    There's No Business Like Show Business

    Marilyn Monroe, Ethel Merman

    Released1954

    Directed byWalter Lang

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    The Producers

    Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars

    Released1967

    Directed byMel Brooks

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    Mamma Mia!

    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep

    Released2008

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

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    Sister Act

    Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith

    Released1992

    Directed byEmile Ardolino

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    The Muppet Movie

    Steve Martin, Mel Brooks

    Released1979

    Directed byJames Frawley

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    Enchanted

    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon

    Released2007

    Directed byKevin Lima

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    Released1975

    Directed byTerry Gilliam, Terry Jones

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    Hairspray

    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released2007

    Directed byAdam Shankman

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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry

    Released1975

    Directed byJim Sharman

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    Little Shop of Horrors

    Bill Murray, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byFrank Oz

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    The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

    Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds

    Released1982

    Directed byColin Higgins

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    Hercules

    Danny DeVito, James Woods

    Released1997

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

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    Released1967

    Directed byDavid Swift

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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Cameron Mitchell

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    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke

    Released1968

    Directed byKen Hughes

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    Help!

    Paul McCartney, John Lennon

    Released1965

    Directed byRichard Lester

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