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30. ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’ (1942) – Michael Curtiz

Nothing beats James Cagney dancing down a staircase as patriotic playwright and composer George M. Cohan.

29. ‘The Band Wagon’ (1953) – Vincente Minnelli

Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse delivered sophisticated footwork with a songbook including “That’s Entertainment” and “Dancing in the Dark”.

28. ‘The Guys and the Dolls’ (1955) – Joseph Mankiewicz

Marlon Brando’s big dice number “Luck Be a Lady” became a radio hit for co-star Frank Sinatra, as player bets his pals that he can relax Jean Simmons’ missionary cold, falling in love of her in the process.

27. ‘Gigi’ (1958) – Vincente Minnelli

While he should never have won the Best Picture award, we have at least Maurice Chevalier singing “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” and Leslie Caron singing “The Night They Invented Champagne” in the big screen splendor of Vincente Minnelli.

26. “Olivier! “(1968) – Carol Reed

Likewise, “Olivier!” should never have won the award for Best Picture, but he introduced countless memorable songs into Dickens’ already timeless novel: “Consider Yourself”, “I’d Do Anything” and “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two ”.

25. “White Christmas” (1954) – Michael Curtiz

After originally performing “White Christmas” in “Holiday Inn” (1942), Bing Crosby covered it for the 1954 musical “White Christmas”, tap dancing with Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, while counting his blessings instead of the sheep. .

24. ‘Dreamgirls’ (2006) – Bill Condon

Prior to playing Aretha Franklin in “Respect”, Jennifer Hudson went from “American Idol” to Oscar winner in this moving musical starring Beyonce, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx.

23. “Seven wives for seven brothers” (1954) – Stanley Donen

The barn scene alone makes this big screen musical canvas worth watching over and over again with songs like “Bless Your Beautiful Hide”.

22. “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975) – Jim Sharman

“Let’s split the time chain!” A newly engaged couple visit Dr. Frank-N-Furter in this quirky cult classic that saw moviegoers dress up for midnight screenings long before “The Big Lebowski” and “Harry Potter”.

21. “The Greatest Showman” (2017) – Michael gracey

After showing his musical side in “Les Miserables”, Hugh Jackman delivered a dazzling display as PT Barnum in this criminally underrated songbook by Pasek and Paul with hits like “Never Enough” and “A Million Dreams” “.

20. “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971) – Mel Stuart

Gene Wilder made Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka an onscreen icon with songs like “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket” and “Pure Imagination,” not to mention the Oompa Loompas singing every kid for breaking the rules.

19. “The Moulin Rouge!” (2001) – Baz Luhrmann

Musicals have entered the postmodern era, as Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor sang a mix of pop hits like “Your Song” by Elton John and original songs like “Come What May”, all in style. flashy by Baz Luhrmann.

18. ‘Chicago’ (2002) – Rob Marshall

Renée Zellweger’s Roxie Hart kills her husband, while Catherine Zeta-Jones sings “All That Jazz” in this flashy Hollywood show that became the first musical to win the Oscar for Best Picture since “Oliver!” (1968).

17. “The Gold Diggers Trilogy” (1933) – Busby Berkeley

Choreographer Busby Berkeley changed Hollywood forever with a trio of musicals in 1933: the naughty and screaming numbers of “42nd Street”, the songs “We’re in they Money” from “Gold Diggers of 1933” and the chutes of water kaleidoscopic from “Footlight Parade.”

16. “Funny Girl” (1968) – William Wyler

“Hello Beautiful.” Barbra Streisand won the Oscar for Best Actress as the adorable Fanny Brice, wooing game addict Omar Sharif and singing instant classics such as “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and “People”.

15. ‘Top Hat’ (1935) – Mark Sandrich

Fred Astaire used the machine gun style in top hat and tailcoat, while Ginger Rogers did everything he did only inside out and in high heels, coming together for an iconic ‘Cheek to Cheek ”on an Art Deco set that gave viewers the impression we’re in the sky.

14. “Swing Time” (1936) – George Stevens

Best of Astaire-Rogers footage shows Fred singing the very first recording of “The Way You Look Tonight” and Ginger twirling on a sparkling finale of “Never Gonna Dance” in one of the most intricate choreographed dance numbers ever. filmed.

13. ‘An American in Paris’ (1951) – Vincente Minnelli

Few musical moments from films stop time like Gene Kelly on snowshoes with Leslie Caron at the edge of the Seine on “Our Love is Here to Stay”, which is part of a score by Gershwin which is based on the abstract ” An American in Paris Ballet ”which influenced dream ballets for years to come.

12. “My beautiful lady” (1964) – George Cukor

Rex Harrison’s Henry Higgins turns Audrey Hepburn’s Eliza Doolittle ensemble into a soundtrack of beloved tracks: “Wouldn’t he be in love”, “I could’ve dance the night away”, “Down the street where you live “and” Get me to church on time. “

11. “The King and I” (1956) – Walter Lang

Deborah Kerr dealt a feminist blow to Yul Brynner’s King of Siam by singing “Getting to Know You” before waltzing to “Shall We Dance” and staging a subversive piece in a play. “Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.”

10. ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ (1944) – Vincente Minnelli

The movie that literally gave birth to Liza Minnelli: Director Vincente Minnelli fell in love with actress Judy Garland, framing her beautifully in frames for four seasons as she sang “The Trolley Song,” “Meet Me in. St. Louis “and the very first recording of” Have a Merry Little Christmas.

9. “Cabaret” (1972) – Bob Fosse

Bob Fosse upset Coppola’s “Godfather” to win the Best Director award, as Liza Minnelli and Joel Gray warn of the rise of Nazi Germany.

8. ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ (1964) – Jacques Demy

This French musical masterpiece features the vivid color palette of Jacques Demy, the haunting score of Michel Legrand and an enveloping romance that inspired “La La Land“.

7. ‘La La Land’ (2016) – Damien Chazzelle

Emma Stone won the award for best actress in “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”, while Damien Chazelle won the award for best director for a final dream ballet that curls up with tears on Ryan’s piano. Gosling.

6. “Grease” (1978) – Randal Kleiser

Our thrills just keep getting louder year after year, thanks to John Travolta and Olivia Newton John singing “Summer Nights”, “Hopelessly Devoted”, “Greased Lightning”, “There Are Worse Things I Could Do” and “You ‘ re the One What I want. “

5. “Mary Poppins” (1964) – Walt Disney

Julie Andrews won the award for best actress as a magically titled nanny with a prolific songbook: “A Spoonful of Sugar”, “Chim Chim Cheree”, “Jolly Holiday”, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”, “Step in Time “,” Let’s Go Fly a Kite “and Walt Disney’s favorite” Feed the Birds “.

4. “The Sound of Music” (1965) – Robert Wise

This winner for best film about the Austrian Von Trapp family remains the third highest grossing film of all time with timeless tunes such as “The Sound of Music”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “My Favorite Things” and ” Goodbye, goodbye.

3. “West Side Story” (1961) – Robert Wise

The Sharks and Jets made Best Picture history with a tragic tale of Oscar winner Romeo and Juliet, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris, and iconic songs such as “America”, “I Feel Pretty”, “Maria”, “Somewhere” and “Tonight.”

2. “Singing in the Rain” (1952) – Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly

This hilarious send-off of Hollywood’s transition from silent to talkie is Technicolor perfection with Donald O’Connor falling on “Make Em Laugh,” Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly’s “Good Morning” crooning splashing out on the iconic title number.

1. “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) – Victor Fleming

The most famous film in history is this musical fantasy with “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead”, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”, “If I Only Had a Brain”, “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow”, voted best film of all time by AFI.

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