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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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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 2 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 Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 4 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 Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 5 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 Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Selena is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added Jennifer Lopez, Constance Marie, Edward James Olmos
Selena is a 1997 American biographical musical drama film about the life and career of the late Tejano music star Selena, a recording artist well known in the Mexican-American and Hispanic ...more
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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 9 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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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Grease is listed (or ranked) 11 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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The Muppet Movie is listed (or ranked) 12 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 Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger
Chicago is a 2002 American musical comedy film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the same name, exploring the themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Jazz Age Chicago. The film ...more
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Seven Brides for Seven Brother... is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber... is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Fiddler on the Roof is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 18 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 Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Flashdance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Jennifer Beals, Lee Ving, Michael Nouri
Flashdance is a 1983 American romantic drama film directed by Adrian Lyne. It was the first collaboration of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and the presentation of some sequences in ...more
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Girl Happy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Mary Ann Mobley
Girl Happy is a 1965 American musical romantic comedy and beach party film starring Elvis Presley in his 18th feature. The movie won a fourth place prize Laurel Award in the category Top Musical ...more
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Roustabout is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Elvis Presley, Raquel Welch, Barbara Stanwyck
Roustabout is a 1964 American musical feature film starring Elvis Presley as a singer who takes a job working with a struggling carnival. The film was produced by Hal Wallis and directed by John ...more
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Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon
Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American dance film directed by John Badham and starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a young man whose weekends are spent visiting a local Brooklyn discotheque; ...more
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Spinout is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Elvis Presley, Rita Wilson, Shelley Fabares
Spinout is a 1966 American musical film and comedy starring Elvis Presley as the lead singer of a band and part-time race car driver. The film was #57 on the year end list of the top-grossing ...more
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Viva Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Teri Garr
Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 American musical film starring Elvis Presley and actress Ann-Margret. Directed by golden age Hollywood musical director George Sidney, the film is regarded by fans and ...more