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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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Bedknobs and Broomsticks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth
This film is a 1971 American musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista Distribution Company in North America on December 13, 1971. It is based upon the books ...more
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Gay Purr-ee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Judy Garland, Mel Blanc, Red Buttons
Gay Purr-ee is an animated film musical produced by United Productions of America and released by Warner Bros. in 1962. It features the voice talent of Judy Garland in her only animated-film ...more
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Gigi is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Mad Monster Party? is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Boris Karloff, Phyllis Diller, Ethel Ennis
Mad Monster Party is a 1967 American animated comedy film produced by Rankin/Bass Productions for Embassy Pictures. Although less well-known than Rankin/Bass' holiday specials, it has become a ...more
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Popeye is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added 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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Tommy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson, Elton John
Tommy is a 1975 British musical fantasy film based upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy. It was directed by Ken Russell and featured a star-studded cast, including the band members ...more
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Victor Victoria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added 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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You Were Never Lovelier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, Adolphe Menjou
You Were Never Lovelier is a 1942 Hollywood musical romantic comedy film set in Buenos Aires. It stars Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth and features Adolphe Menjou and Xavier Cugat, with music by ...more
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Carmen Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added 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
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Bye Bye Birdie is listed (or ranked) 10 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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At Long Last Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Madeline Kahn
At Long Last Love is a 1975 American musical romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and stars Burt Reynolds and Cybill Shepherd. The film pays homage to the ...more
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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Hearts of Fire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Bob Dylan, Fiona
Hearts of Fire is a 1987 American musical drama film starring Bob Dylan, Fiona Flanagan and Rupert Everett. The film was essentially a vehicle for Dylan based on his success as a rock musician. ...more
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Absolute Beginners is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added David Bowie, Sade Adu, Ray Davies
Absolute Beginners is a 1986 British rock musical film adapted from the Colin MacInnes book of the same name about life in late 1950s London. The film was directed by Julien Temple, featured ...more
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Bugsy Malone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Paul Williams
Bugsy Malone is a 1976 British-American musical film, directed by Alan Parker. Set in Chicago, the film is loosely based on events from the early 1920s to 1931 during Prohibition, specifically ...more
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Can't Stop the Music is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Bruce Jenner, Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine
Can't Stop the Music is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. Written by Allan Carr and Bronté Woodard, the film is a pseudo-biography of disco's Village People ...more
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Double Platinum is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Diana Ross, Brandy Norwood, Harvey Fierstein
Double Platinum is a 1999 musical film starring Diana Ross and Brandy.
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Eddie and the Cruisers II: Edd... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Michael Paré, Matthew Laurance, Martha Quinn
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! is the 1989 sequel to the 1983 cult classic Eddie and the Cruisers, and despite being a failure at the box office, has since joined its predecessor as a ...more
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Give My Regards to Broad Stree... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added
Give My Regards to Broad Street is the soundtrack album to the 1984 film of the same name and the sixth studio album by Paul McCartney. Unlike the film, the album was commercially successful, in ...more
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Kiss Meets the Phantom of the ... is listed (or ranked) 20 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) 21 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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Magical Mystery Tour is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison
Magical Mystery Tour is a 52-minute long British television film starring the Beatles which originally aired on BBC1 on Boxing Day, 26 December 1967. Upon its initial showing, the film was ...more
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Pennies from Heaven is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Steve Martin, Christopher Walken, Bernadette Peters
Pennies from Heaven is a 1981 musical film adapted from a 1978 BBC television drama. Dennis Potter adapted his own screenplay from the BBC series for American audiences, changing its setting ...more
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Renaldo and Clara is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals
Scott Merritt added Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Sam Shepard
Renaldo and Clara is a 1978 American film directed by Bob Dylan and starring Bob Dylan, Sara Dylan, and Joan Baez. Written by Dylan and Sam Shepard, the film incorporates three distinct film ...more
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The Jazz Singer is listed (or ranked) 25 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