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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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 Lion King is listed (or ranked) 2 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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The Jazz Singer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Laurence Olivier, Neil Diamond, Ernie Hudson
The Jazz Singer is a 1980 American drama film and a remake of the 1927 classic The Jazz Singer, released by EMI Films. It starred Neil Diamond, Laurence Olivier and Lucie Arnaz and was ...more
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Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 4 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 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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The Little Mermaid is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Seven Brides for Seven Brother... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Harry Carey
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a 1953 American film adaptation of the 1949 stage musical, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, with ...more
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Selena is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
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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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The Music Man is listed (or ranked) 12 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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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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The Muppet Movie is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Fiddler on the Roof is listed (or ranked) 15 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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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Bye Bye Birdie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added 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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My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added 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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Kiss Meets the Phantom of the ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Gene Simmons, Anthony Zerbe, Carmine Caridi
Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park is a 1978 television film, starring American hard rock band Kiss. The film's plot revolves around Kiss, who use their superpowers to battle an evil inventor ...more
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Let It Be is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
Let It Be is a 1970 documentary film about the Beatles rehearsing and recording songs for the album Let It Be in January 1969. The film features an unannounced rooftop concert by the group, ...more
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Gigi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
MikeLeebaw added Eva Gabor, Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan
Gigi is a 1958 American Metrocolor musical romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is based on the 1944 novella of the same name by Colette. The ...more
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Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 25 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