Musicals The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals  

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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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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 musical slasher film directed by Tim Burton. It is an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning 1979 musical ...more

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The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 British-American musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard O'Brien based on the 1973 musical ...more

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Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue 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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Grease is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same ...more

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Frozen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Alan Tudyk Frozen is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy–comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 53rd animated feature in the ...more

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger Chicago is a 2002 American musical comedy crime film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the same name, exploring the themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Jazz Age Chicago. ...more

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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 11 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 Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 12 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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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn ...more

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Les Miserables is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman Les Misérables is a 2012 musical drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the 1862 French novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, which also inspired a 1980 concept album and 1985 ...more

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Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Frank Oz Labyrinth is a 1986 British-American musical adventure fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film stars ...more

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The Muppet Movie is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell, Karl Malden 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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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Debbie Harry, Jerry Stiller, John Waters Hairspray is a 1988 American romantic musical comedy film written and directed by John Waters, and starring Ricki Lake, Divine, Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono, Jerry Stiller, Leslie Ann Powers, ...more

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The Best Little Whorehouse in ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Jim Nabors The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 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 ...more

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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Hedwig and the Angry Inch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film based on the stage musical of the same name about a fictional rock band fronted by an East German gay male singer who ...more

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Oklahoma! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Eddie Albert Oklahoma! is a 1955 musical film based on the 1943 stage musical Oklahoma!, written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II and starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley ...more

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Seven Brides for Seven Brother... is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Xanadu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Cliff Richard Xanadu is a 1980 American romantic musical fantasy film written by Richard Christian Danus and Marc Reid Rubel and directed by Robert Greenwald. The title is a reference to the nightclub in the ...more

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Fiddler on the Roof is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Dreamgirls is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical drama film, directed by Bill Condon and jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. The film debuted in three special road ...more

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Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the 1999 West End/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, ...more

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Yellow Submarine is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison Yellow Submarine is a 1968 British animated musical fantasy comedy film inspired by the music of the Beatles. The film was directed by animation producer George Dunning, and produced by United ...more

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Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Robin Hood: Men in Tights is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 French-American musical adventure comedy film and a parody of the Robin Hood story. Produced and directed by Mel Brooks, the film stars Cary Elwes, Richard ...more

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Across the Universe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Salma Hayek, Evan Rachel Wood, Bono At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, Revolution Studios’ Across the Universe is a groundbreaking movie musical, springing from the imagination of renowned writer-director Julie ...more

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Guys and Dolls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons Guys and Dolls is a 1955 musical film starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. The film was made by Samuel Goldwyn Productions and distributed by MGM. It was ...more

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Annie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Greta Garbo Annie is a 1982 American musical comedy-drama film adapted from Broadway musical of the same name by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan, which in turn is based on Little Orphan ...more

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The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Evita is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Billie Piper Evita is a 1996 American musical drama film based on Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical of the same name about Eva Perón. Directed by Alan Parker and written by Parker and Oliver ...more

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The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 38 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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La La Land is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend La La Land is a 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, and Rosemarie DeWitt. The plot ...more

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The Fantasticks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Teller, Joel Grey, Joey McIntyre The Fantasticks is a 1995 musical film directed by Michael Ritchie. The screenplay by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt is based on their record-breaking off-Broadway production of the same name, ...more

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Rock of Ages is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin Rock of Ages is a 2012 American romantic musical comedy film directed by Adam Shankman. The film is an adaptation of the 2006 rock jukebox Broadway musical of the same name by Chris D'Arienzo. ...more