We were waiting for this one. . . go up! Musical movies are a good way to dance, sing, and enjoy good old-fashioned romance. We have decided to dedicate it to all our comfort musicals that manage to get us out of a slump. Whether you’re an Abba Stan or like Hugh Jackman a bit, we’ve got you covered.
Get up from your seat, move your feet, and sing along to these must-see musical movies.
Have you ever seen a Baz Luhrmann film? If you haven’t, you’re missing out! Red Mill! is the best place to start. This classic musical offers laughter, love, heartbreak and catchy songs that will stay in your head forever. The writer Christian falls in love with a courtesan and the romance ends when a sinister Duke enters the Moulin Rouge.
Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor make the perfect duo in this timeless musical film. Add this to your watchlist now!
What’s better than a diva? Of them. Christina Aguilera & Cher serve as the look and vocals in this badass musical. You will dance like you’re in the movie at the end. It might be an unpopular opinion, but the girl from a small town who becomes his own wife is iconic.
A girl from a small town ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer. If you haven’t watched it yet, clear your schedule.
Teenager Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) taught Baltimore a thing or two about integration in 1962 after landing a spot on a local television dance show. Oh, is Zac Efron in there? We didn’t notice. . . . This classic musical was ultimately turned into a movie and it did not disappoint. “Can’t Stop the Beat” is always a good song.
An Elton John biopic! Where do we sign? Of course, we hear the beautiful melodies of some iconic John classics. We are witnessing how the fabulous musician has become a household name. In addition, Taron Egerton plays the lead role. Trust us, it’s worth a look.
West Side Story
Two youngsters from rival New York gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends turn into tragedy.
Film adaptation of a Broadway classic in 1961 West Side Story is revolutionary. If you are a music fan, you will have seen this classic before. Maria, I once met a girl named Mariaaaa! Sorry, we’ll stop with our muffled voices.
The greatest showman
We had to mention this beloved musical. It was illegal not to. The greatest showman has music, passion, dance and acceptance. The root of this musical film is to accept your perfectly imperfect self. How not to like this film?
This film celebrates the birth of show business and tells the story of PT Barnum who went out of thin air to create a show that became a worldwide sensation. Oh, and he also includes more of Zac Efron.
La La Land
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone? We must stay upright. This jazzy musical is the perfect escape from reality. La La Land brings a new twist to the beautiful musical genre that is jazz. As they navigate their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love as they try to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
If you weren’t there for the worldwide appreciation of this film. . . where were you?
Hugh Jackman also seems to be a fan of musical films! Wretched is a classic musical and the film is no exception. Many fans have a love / hate relationship with this, but if you are a music fan then this is a must-see movie.
In 19th century France, Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking his parole, agrees to take care of the daughter of a factory worker. The decision changes their lives forever. Also, can we talk about the fact that he only stole a loaf of bread? Get ready to cry and dramatically sing “I Dreamed a Dream”.
Sweeney Todd: Fleet Street Barber Demon
Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter star in this dark and twisted story. The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barbershop in London which is the basis of a sinister partnership with his roommate, Mrs Lovett.
This scary musical classic is an ideal watch if you are a horror fan. Don’t eat the pies!
The best thing about this movie? Beyonce. That’s right, the legendary musician stars in this movie. A trio of black soul singers found themselves on the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.
A story of love, family and loss. Dream girls has a star-studded cast and is great to watch if you’re having a girls’ night out.
Which musical film do you prefer? Have you watched any of them? Let us know in the comments.