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The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals

List RulesMusical 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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  • 1
    Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds
    110
    34

    Released1952

    Directed byStanley Donen, Gene Kelly

    A spoof of the turmoil that afflicted the movie industry in the late 1920s when movies went from silent to sound. When two silent movie stars', Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont, latest movie is made into  ...more
  • 2
    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara
    102
    45

    Released1993

    Directed byHenry Selick

    The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack  ...more
  • 3
    Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes
    110
    52

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    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 Christian  ...more
  • 4
    Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene
    94
    39

    Released1986

    Directed byFrank Oz

    Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh  ...more
  • 5
    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke
    101
    46

    Released1964

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    When Jane (Karen Dotrice) and Michael (Matthew Garber), the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival  ...more
  • 6
    Sally Dworsky
    102
    48

    Released1994

    Directed byRoger Allers, Rob Minkoff

    This Disney animated feature follows the adventures of the young lion Simba (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), the heir of his father, Mufasa (James Earl Jones). Simba's wicked uncle, Scar (Jeremy Irons),  ...more
  • 7
    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton
    98
    49

    Released1939

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

    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 Wizard  ...more
  • 8
    Topol, Norma Crane
    80
    37

    Released1971

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    A lavishly produced and critically acclaimed screen adaptation of the international stage sensation tells the life-affirming story of Tevye (Topol), a poor milkman whose love, pride and faith help  ...more
  • 9
    Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig
    67
    30

    Released1937

    Directed byWilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, Ben Sharpsteen, William Cottrell

    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 Brothers  ...more
  • 10
    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger
    74
    40

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Marshall

    Nightclub sensation Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), is set to defend her. But when Roxie (Renée Zellweger)  ...more
  • 11
    Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell
    60
    27

    Released1953

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a 1953 American musical comedy film based on the 1949 stage musical of the same name. It was directed by Howard Hawks.  ...more
  • 12
    Robert Preston, Shirley Jones
    70
    37

    Released1962

    Directed byMorton DaCosta

    When Harold Hill (Robert Preston), a traveling con man, arrives in River City, he convinces the locals to start a band by purchasing the uniforms and instruments from him. His intention is to flee as  ...more
  • 13
    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison
    59
    27

    Released1964

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who  ...more
  • 14
    Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell
    64
    32

    Released2019

    Directed byDexter Fletcher

    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 Music  ...more
  • 15
    Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh
    56
    25

    Released1963

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson (Dick Van Dyke), whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert's  ...more
  • 16
    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John
    87
    56

    Released1978

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. A  ...more
  • 17
    Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey
    66
    38

    Released1972

    Directed byBob Fosse

    In Berlin in 1931, American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian's confusion over  ...more
  • 18
    Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer
    71
    46

    Released1998

    Directed byBrenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

    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 the  ...more
  • 19
    Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker
    75
    53

    Released1991

    Directed byGary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

    An arrogant young prince (Robby Benson) and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return.  ...more
  • 20
    Jim Henson, Frank Oz
    49
    26

    Released1981

    Directed byJim Henson

    In the second live-action Muppets film, intrepid journalists Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo snag an assignment reporting on a British jewel heist. Arriving in England, the trio settles in at the raucous  ...more
  • 21
    John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd
    56
    33

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

    After his release from prison, Jake (John Belushi) reunites with his brother, Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) -- collectively known as the "Blues Brothers." Jake's first task is to save the orphanage the  ...more
  • 22
    Julie Newmar, Jane Powell
    70
    50

    Released1954

    Directed byStanley Donen

    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
  • 23
    Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton
    56
    35

    Released1979

    Directed byJames Frawley

    After Kermit the Frog decides to pursue a movie career, he starts his cross-country trip from Florida to California. Along the way, he meets and befriends Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo and rock  ...more
  • 24
    Ricki Lake, Divine
    51
    32

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Waters

    When Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake), an overweight teen, auditions for a spot on a popular teen dance show, she beats out the spiteful Amber von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), winning over Amber's  ...more
  • 25
    Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson
    29
    10

    Released2016

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Moana is a 2016 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. With the help of a demigod (Dwayne Johnson), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), the  ...more