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List Rules Film musicals or adaptations that contain original music mostly by the same artist

What are the greatest musical movies with the best songs? This list includes many of the greatest movies ever made, in large part because of the incredible songs they feature. These movies are the ones you stop and sing along to, no matter where you are or what you are doing. Vote for the musical movies that you think featured the best songs, vote down any you don't like and please, feel free to re-rank this list in any order you like. Also, if you've got a favorite film that isn't listed, add it!

There is a reason that the Academy Awards recognizes "best original song" in addition to score: Songs from films are incredibly important. Movies with the best soundtracks are already good, but they become positively iconic with great music. Films like "The Wizard of Oz" are already true classics, but with Judy Garland singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"? Even better.

Not surprisingly, this list includes movie adaptations of some of the best Broadway musicals ever made: "Les Miserables," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "West Side Story," to name a few. Each one of these movies included many, if not all, of the most memorable songs from the Broadway soundtracks.

Every film listed here could easily be considered among the best music movies ever made, but in this case, it's about the songs: "Tomorrow" from "Annie," "Circle of Life" from "The Lion King" and "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music" - can you honestly say you don't sing along? Didn't think so.

If you love movies, and you love music, you'll definitely want to check out (and vote) on this list of the movies with that best soundtracks ever, too.
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The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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881 499
Grease is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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900 319
Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Mary Poppins Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester

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746 341
The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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875 351
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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728 225
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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632 366
West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
West Side Story Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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577 288
Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Singin' in the Rain Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

9
650 278
Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Aladdin Robin Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker

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542 407
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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501 331
Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Mamma Mia! Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

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617 325
Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Les Misérables Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman

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555 360
The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Phantom of the Opera Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver

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440 328
Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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437 316
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Chicago Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

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372 324
Footloose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Footloose Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

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403 286
My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
My Fair Lady Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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585 230
The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Little Mermaid Tim Curry, Mark Hamill, Frank Welker

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367 269
Fiddler on the Roof is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Fiddler on the Roof Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Molly Picon

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453 249
Annie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Annie Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo

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291 276
Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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400 316
The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Nightmare Before Christmas Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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404 321
Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Moulin Rouge! Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

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310 262
Frozen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
but chickens double d added Frozen Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk

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263 347
Pink Floyd – The Wall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Pink Floyd – The Wall Bob Hoskins, Bob Geldof, Joanne Whalley

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243 268
The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Music Man Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett

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266 171
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
but chickens double d added Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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211 172
White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
but chickens double d added White Christmas Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

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174 209
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
wiabux added O Brother, Where Art Thou? George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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244 149
The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
but chickens double d added The Jungle Book Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima

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216 262
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman

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280 262
The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg

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232 272
Jesus Christ Superstar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Jesus Christ Superstar Barry Dennen, Yvonne Elliman, Carl Anderson

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266 266
Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

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226 294
Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Purple Rain Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin

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193 266
Flashdance is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Flashdance Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri

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216 229
The King and I is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The King and I Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno

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303 222
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Hairspray John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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187 210
The Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
The Bodyguard Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds

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229 272
Rent is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Rent Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson, Idina Menzel

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272 176
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
but chickens double d added Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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190 223
School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
School of Rock Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

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232 184
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
BrendaLiggy added Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Phil Collins, Dick Van Dyke, Benny Hill

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188 223
Evita is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Evita Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Billie Piper

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156 257
Across the Universe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Across the Universe Salma Hayek, Evan Rachel Wood, Bono

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167 235
Hair is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Hair Beverly DAngelo, Nell Carter, Charlotte Rae

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154 175
Yellow Submarine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
but chickens double d added Yellow Submarine Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison

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107 158
American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Outsider added American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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202 221
Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
Cabaret Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey

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153 148
Sleeping Beauty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Musical Movies With the Best Songs
but chickens double d added Sleeping Beauty Marvin Miller, Mary Costa, Verna Felton