21 musical films: films to sing along


Prepare those jazz hands and get ready to escape to the world of wonderfully joyful and exhilarating musical films. Because let’s be honest, after the colossal sh * tshow that was the year 2020, we could all get away from it all right now.

And it turns out that musicals have a moment that started with Rami Malek’s Oscar winning streak in Bohemian Rhapsody – the musical interpretation of the wild life by Freddie Mercury. Then it didn’t take long for Elton John to jump in on the action creating Rocket man, with Taron Egerton as the iconic singer (and tbh made us a little more obsessed with feathers, rhinestones and OTT sunglasses).

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Then came the launch of Disney + in the UK – finally – and we got the early home release of Frozen 2. The two Frozen the movies not only warmed our hearts, but other Disney musical films provided us with some serious, powerful ballads. So, get that hairbrush ready, pretend a wind machine is blowing in your face, and get ready to sing Elsa and co’s latest movie with all your heart.

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Of course, this time of year, streaming sites like Netflix are ditching Christmas movie after Christmas movie, and what would a party movie be without a musical number? Personally, we hopped, danced and stomped our feet up Jingle Jangle: a Christmas journey and we are hopeful that you will too.

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Or if you’re looking for a classic musical, look no further than the 2002 film remake of Chicago. With Catherine Zeta-Jones as the Oscar winning star as Velma Kelly. Or you can switch to Fat with people like John Travolta and become a beauty school dropout? Or you can make things a little more modern with Homecoming: a film by Beyoncé, all about Queen Bey’s iconic Coachella 2018 performance.

Either way, here’s our definitive list of the best – and only the best – musicals …


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