Best Musical Movies of All Time

What are the greatest musical films ever to grace the silver screen?
The Top Ten
1 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Product Image

Who'd have thought that Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen could sing? Shame Alan Rickman is the Pierce Brosnan of Sweeney Todd though.

Sacha Baron Cohen is such a scene stealer in this. I wish-a-to-know-a who has-a-the nerve-a-to say my elixir is piss? Who says this?

My absolute favourite musical and one of my favourite did as well. It's absolutely fantastic

Sacha Baron Cohen does fake Italian very well and a far cry from his Ali G days

2 Grease Grease  Product Image

How is this #1? The story is boring, the acting isn't all that good, it has one of the worst morals I've ever seen, no one can sing, and it can just mislead young girls watching this. I mean, things like Sweeney Todd and Rocky Horror are pretty messed up, but that's what they're trying to be. This movie is not trying to be misleading, making it more aggravating. I'm sorry, but this movie just annoys the hell outta me.

I just love Grease! It has it all! A carnival, great songs, a pep rally, a sleepover, a malt shop, everything! Romeo & Juliet meets West Side Story! It’s far better than HSM! Jeff Conaway was so hot as Kenickie, it’s sad that he died.

I love it so bad. It's like a 70s GLEE and it's so, so good! Edgy, unique. Not only a musical, but a serious representation of the issues teenage has to face with. I'm telling you, I wasn't even born when Grease came in, but it's so relatable to me! I love Rizzo and Kenicky!

I think of pulp fiction when I see this, john Travolta obviously

3 The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom of the Opera Product Image

This is certainly the best! I have been watching and singing this for most of my life. My name is based on this musical inspired,musical, my parents first conversation was about the musical that had inspired this movie musical, my whole existence relied on The Phantom of the Opera! Certainly the greatest movie musical ever made

This is a beautiful and accurate representation of the amazing musical and the casting is perfect. The only negative comment I have is that not all the songs are included from the musical and they could've gotten someone who could actually sing Carlotta's part

This is THE best musical/movie ever! The music is so amazing! Bravo, Andrew Lloyd Webber! And such a great acting/singing performance by Gerald Butler and Emmy Rossum! It should be #1!

I love this musical! I have never found myself so addicted to a musical, it is simply amazing and in my opinion the best!

4 Moulin Rouge Moulin Rouge Product Image

Why is this below "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" and "One Direction: This is Us"? This just means that more people need to watch it. This movie should be #1

Come on, people, Moulin Rouge! Is such a beautiful movie!

Elton John's "Your Song" is greatly performed by Ewan McGregor
How wonderful life is while this movie is in the World

Freedom! Beauty! Love!

5 Chicago Chicago Product Image

If it wasn't for Catherine Zeta Jones showing us "All That Jazz" (Chicago) we wouldn't have had Meryl Streep being a "Dancing Queen" (Mamma Mia), Helena Bonham Carter baking the "Worst Pies in London" (Sweeney Todd), Amy Adams looning for "True Love's Kiss" (Enchanted) or George MacKay promising to walk "500 Miles" (Sunshine on Leith).

Richard Gere prooves to the likes of Pierce Brosnan and Russel Crowe that some actors can sing. This is why Richard Gere should have been in Mamma Mia instad of Brosnan

With Richard Gere shows us how to "Give 'em the old Razzle Dazzle" while Catherine Zeta Jones shows us "All That Jazz".

How is this not higher?

6 Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! Product Image

This is was and still is my favorite childhood movie. It is the best musical movie ever created and my second is Grease. This is definitely a family movie and anyone will fall in love with it.

I surprisingly enjoyed this fun film! It got so many bad reviews, but it's actually not that bad! The songs are awesome and got me into ABBA!

One of the greatest films ever! A fantastic musical/film to watch multiple times and enjoy it each time. Absolutely amazing!

Greatest musical movie of all time. Grease is also one of the greatest musicals of all time and it deserves to be in the top 3.

7 The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz Product Image

36? This is an all time classic! A mix of creepy and joyful along with a REALLY creepy sequel, I don't get how this can be below all of these movies!

I love this film and I used to want some red slippers like Dorothy's. I still do to be honest

I was scared of the cowardly lion as a kid, but now, I'm a brave young girl!

Not just best of the musicals, but one of the best movies ever, period,

8 The Rocky Horror Picture Show The Rocky Horror Picture Show Product Image

This should be the 3rd best musical of all time, I watched it many times just for the music. I loved the song where they were all statues and then they unfreeze, but my favorite song was where Meatloaf comes in on his motorcycle.

Cutting edge and shocking, but a musical masterpiece nonetheless. Grease should be in the top 5 as well.

I just watched this movie for the first time! It's messed up and I loved it.

Definitely the one of the best musicals!

9 Sunshine On Leith Sunshine On Leith Product Image

If you know anything about The Proclaimers (Sunshine on Leith is based around songs from The Proclaimers) you could go "OK someone will promise to walk 500 miles, someone will go to America to send back a letter, someone will be called (Oh) Jean who very probably should have been loves and someone will be on a journey from misery to happiness.

But all that doesn't matter as you will be entertained reguardless.

Keep an eye out for that blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo from Craig and Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers walking out of a pub.

Since this is a Scottish musical there's a lot of funny anti-English jokes as well as, for footballing reasons, anti-Glasgow jokes.

Unlike the A-list cast of clowns on Mamma Mia, everyone in Sunshine on Leith can at least sing in tune.

Whether it's the angelic charm of Jane Horracks (a big name in musical theatre) or a very grizzly sounding Peter Mullan and everyone in between, everyone is giving it all.

The Proclaimers songbook is completely indestructable in the same way as the ABBA songbook was. Includes Over & Done With, I'm on my Way, Let's Get Married, Letter From America and the big one I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles).

10 The Sound of Music The Sound of Music Product Image

Sound of Music is a classic show that set the staple for musical movies to come. Light hearted but with a beautiful heart and a thread of dark realism in the second act who hasn't heard one of the songs or seen that classic image of Julie Andrews' Maria dancing in the Austrian mountains? It's a legend.

"It's lovely bobbing along, bobbing along beneath the bottom of the Beautiful Briney Sea. What if the octopus, the flounder and the Call of Duty"... oh wait that's the more superior Nazis and Kids flick.

I honestly can't believe 'Step Up' is higher ranked than this brilliance. The story is brilliant, the songs, the characters, the cast... Absolutely timeless.

This really shows a bad taste some people today sound of music is a greatest musical of all time is the most popular and most famous.

The Contenders
11 A Hard Day's Night A Hard Day's Night  Product Image

I clicked this list and was scrolling down trying to find Moulin Rouge. Then I saw this one. I remember seeing it and laughing, loving the music, and realizing that they were all just average dudes at heart.

This is my favorite MOVIE! I love this film I don't why it isn't in a higher place! (:

This is one of the greatest movies ever, and I don't like musicals.

This is one of my favourite movies of all time

12 My Fair Lady My Fair Lady Product Image

Ok, so I'm a sucker for any musicals. (Mainly because the songs are amazing to dance to and I can't sing) but this has to be my favorite. The songs are amazing and it is such a classy and elegant movie. The 8 academy award wins speak for themselves. The costumes are gorgeous and so are the sets. This should definitely be higher on the list. I must also say how amazing the performances of the actors are. There is also some wickedly funny humor. It's a must watch

Masterpiece! Audrey Hepburn is incredible, as usual. It's a beautiful movie, supremely deserving of all the Oscars it won. I loved the film so much, I bought the DVD of it.

How is this not in the top 10?

THE BEST! The beautiful Audrey Hepburn is absolutely DIVINE in her role! In fact, all the cast are WONDERFUL!

13 Singin in the Rain Singin in the Rain Product Image

I watched this when I was a kid and even after all the musicals I've watched, this is still my favorite one.

I am shocked and disappointed that AFI's pick for best musical isn't even near the #1 spot.

The fact that this isn't #1, or even in the top 5, is a disgrace. A crime has been committed

This is considered the greatest mm of all-time. Don't know why it's at 14.

14 Once Once Product Image

Beautiful music great story and culture

15 The Nightmare Before Christmas The Nightmare Before Christmas Product Image

Wait, why is the way down here? It isn't just the best musical movie, it's the best movie ever. Period. (except maybe the dark knight)

Oh, Danny Elfman. In terms of movie music, nobody else even comes close. (except maybe Howard Shore)

What's this what's this it's the best and creatives movie ever

16 Brigadoon Brigadoon Product Image

It's impossible to choose just one great musical, so I'm going to remix it, thank you very much!

17 Evita Evita Product Image

I love Evita. It was a good, compelling, story and really made you think. The music was superb as well.

Madonna was very good, however the original Broadway cast was the best. Patti Lupone, Mandy Patinkin, and Bob Gunton were terrific. Saw it four times.

Amazing movie. Madonna did a great job!

Not the Madonna version

18 Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast  Product Image

This movie has much better songs than Lion King, Pocahontas and Mulan! This is a wonderful, amazing, beautiful Disney classic!

19 Fiddler on the Roof Fiddler on the Roof Product Image

One of the best musicals put to film. The depth of emotion, the cinematography, the acting, and the music blend into a perfect musical film event.

I've only ever seen this live. The music is timeless, because seriously, almost everyone knows a line from matchmaker!

Rocky Horrror, Grease, and Mamma Mia above this? As a Jew, this deserves higher than all 3, but not number 1.

I love this.

20 Les Misérables (2012) Les Misérables (2012) Product Image

Les mis made me laugh and cry and sing the songs 24/7... even if its one in the can't beat this movie. I mean, I dreamed a dream I could go see it in the theatre and I think Susan Boyle agrees!
#les mis

Not really sure how this is all the way down the list. Best movie ever; incredible music, actors, and beautiful story line. A masterpiece!

Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, and the barricade boys are amazing.

Put this up to No. 1!

21 High Society High Society Product Image
22 Step Up Step Up Product Image

In this movie are amazing soundtracks.

23 La La Land La La Land Product Image

I sure hope Gosling and Stone win Oscars for performances because this has to be my all time favorite musical!

Should be in top ten.

My god, why is this movie not in the top ten, it’s a musical that is now well known among theatre people despite not being a actual musical yet. It’s music is some of the best I’ve ever heard and it’s just so comforting. Plus it’s got many many awards for how good it is. I just can’t wait to see this rise in popularity once someone writes it as a musical and it does fantastic on broadway. This is one movie that has the greatest sound track ever. Even though I praise this show, I don’t think it’s top, but it’s easily in the top 5. This movie should never go below 10.

24 Guys and Dolls Guys and Dolls Product Image

As a kid I was in it it was so awesome I was sky M

25 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Product Image

What is this block of cheese doing ahead of Sunshine on Leith?

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