Top Musical Movies


The Top Musical Movies List is calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top Musical List". Lists are calculated daily.

11. Fiddler on the Roof

Year of Release: 1971
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Musical/Drama
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Norman Jewison
Actors: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon
Plot: Tevye is a milkman, a Jewish peasant in pre-Revolutionary Russia who tries to adhere to tradition while his daughters grow up and the world changes.

12. Les Misérables

Year of Release: 2012
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Musical
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Tom Hooper
Actors: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne
Plot: Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel-turned-musical - paroled prisoner Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) seeks redemption and a new life, and so breaks his parole. Set Amidst the French Revolution, he is pursued by Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe) and has the chance to change the fortunes in the life of Fantine (Anne Hathaway) and her daughter Cosette (Amanda Seyfried).

13. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Year of Release: 1954
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Family/Musical
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Stanley Donen
Actors: Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Jacques d'Amboise
Plot: Adam, the eldest of seven brothers, goes to town to get a wife. He convinces Milly to marry him that same day. They return to his backwoods home. Only then does she discover he has six brothers - all living in his cabin.

14. Rent

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Musical/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Chris Columbus
Actors: Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin
Plot: A year in the life of a group of bohemians living in the East Village of New York and their struggle with relationships, drugs, AIDS and life.

15. Cabaret

Year of Release: 1972
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Musical
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Bob Fosse
Actors: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Joel Grey, Helmut Griem
Plot: An entertainer in Germany during WW II entertains a couple of men while the Nazi party begins to come to fruition.

16. The Music Man

Year of Release: 1962
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Musical/Comedy
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Morton DaCosta
Actors: Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Ron Howard
Plot: Professor Harold Hill, a gilt-edged con artist, tricks the citizens of River City into organizing a boys band so he can sell them nonexistent band instruments.

17. Meet Me in St. Louis

Year of Release: 1944
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Musical/Family
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Actors: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer
Plot: A year in the life of a well-to-do St. Louis family and their four daughters is recounted, leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.

18. Top Hat

Year of Release: 1935
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Musical
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Mark Sandrich
Actors: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes
Plot: Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace.

19. Duck Soup

Year of Release: 1933
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Musical
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Leo McCarey
Actors: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx
Plot: Freedonia has borrowed a large sum of money from a wealthy widow Mrs. Teasdale. Rufus T. Firefly is to replace the current president of the country so that they are able to get out of debt. The neighboring countries send inept spies to obtain secret information. Slapstick comedy.

20. The Phantom of the Opera

Year of Release: 2004
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Musical
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Joel Schumacher
Actors: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson
Plot: At the most popular opera house in Paris, a masked man haunts the aspiring star. But when another man starts to pay attention to her, her "guardian angel" swears to have her all to herself. Now she must choose between her childhood sweetheart and her mentor.

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