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The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals 

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Updated November 26, 2019 3.2k votes 140 voters 2.2k views 119 items

List Rules Musical movies that you've watched multiple times and continue to enjoy

Musicals are some of the best comfort movies and often we end up memorizing every song. This is a list of musical movies we keep watching, even when there are newer, more acclaimed, or overall better musicals to watch. Because it doesn't have to be good to be a rewatchable movie musical, you just have to love it.

These are the movies we own multiple copies of, so if they're not available on streaming, we can still get our fix. Some of the greatest musical movies, like Grease and Chicago, have obvious rewatch value. Or, they're classic movie musicals and watching West Side Story and The Wizard of Oz is as regular as breathing. But then there are movies like Rock of Ages that are just much-loved guilty pleasures.

It doesn't matter why you like rewatching movie musicals, only that you love to watch them again and again. What musicals do you think are the best to rewatch?

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Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno
Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical comedy film directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, and choreographed by Kelly and Donen. It ...more
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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll
The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans ...more
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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick
The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more
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Fiddler on the Roof is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Paul Michael Glaser, Chaim Topol, Molly Picon
Fiddler on the Roof is a 1971 American musical comedy-drama film produced and directed by Norman Jewison. It is an adaptation of the 1964 Broadway musical of the same name, with music composed ...more
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The Nightmare Before Chr... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the same title directed by Henry Selick and written by Caroline Thompson.
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Little Shop of Horrors ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy
Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 American rock musical horror comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is a film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name by composer Alan ...more
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Snow White and the Seven... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
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Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by RKO Radio Pictures. Based on the German fairy tale by the ...more
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Seven Brides for Seven B... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Julie Newmar, Jane Powell, Howard Keel
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, is a musical film, photographed in Ansco Color in the CinemaScope format. The film was directed by Stanley Donen, with music by Saul Chaplin and Gene de Paul and ...more
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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Elsa Lanchester
Mary Poppins is a 1964 American musical fantasy film directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by Walt Disney, with songs written and composed by the Sherman Brothers. The screenplay is by Bill ...more
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The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett
The Music Man is a 1962 musical film starring Robert Preston as Harold Hill and Shirley Jones as Marian Paroo. The film is based on the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name by Meredith ...more
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Funny Lady is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
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Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, James Caan
Funny Lady is a 1975 American biographical musical comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross and starring Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall and Ben Vereen. A sequel to ...more
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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
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Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Harry Carey
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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg
The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from ...more
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Victor Victoria is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
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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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My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
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Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett
My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical of the same name based on the 1938 film adaptation of the original 1913 stage play Pygmalion by ...more
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Bye Bye Birdie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
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Ann-Margret, Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh
Bye Bye Birdie is a 1963 musical comedy film from Columbia Pictures. It is a film adaptation of the stage production of the same name. The screenplay was written by Michael Stewart and Irving ...more
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The Muppet Movie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor
The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series of live-action feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Directed by James Frawley, the film's ...more
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The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan
The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the most well-known and commercially successful adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful ...more
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The Best Little Whorehou... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Jim Nabors
This film is a 1982 American musical comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Colin Higgins. It is an adaptation of the 1978 Broadway musical of the same name and stars Dolly Parton and ...more
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The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer
The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more
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Popeye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
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Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall
Popeye is a 1980 American musical comedy film, directed by Robert Altman and is a live-action film adaptation of E. C. Segar's Thimble Theatre aka Popeye comic strip. It stars Robin Williams as ...more
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Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
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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Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
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Ringo Starr, John Stamos, Sammy Davis
Alice in Wonderland is a two-part film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice books. An Irwin Allen production, it was a special made for television and used a huge all-star cast of notable actors ...more
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Rocketman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
Rocketman is a 2019 British-American biographical musical film directed by Dexter Fletcher. The life of Elton John (Taron Egerton) is tracked from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of ...more
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Carmen Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
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Dorothy Dandridge, Diahann Carroll, Harry Belafonte
Carmen Jones is a 1954 American musical film starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, produced and directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Harry Kleiner is based on the libretto for ...more