Top 10 Best Musicals

The Top Ten

1 Les Misérables

Amazing musical, leaves you in tears of bittersweet joy, whether you're watching it live, or watching the 10th Anniversary concert with Colm Wilkinson on youtube, or the 2012 movie starring Hugh Jackman (among other superb actors) it will stay in your mind and heart for ages. If you're like me and had the fortune of being a part of a production of it, it truly leaves a mark on your soul. If you see only a few musicals in your life, this should be one of them.

Les Miserables is easily number 1. - CRK10

Hands down the Greatest Stage Muscial of All.

I'm in this musical!

V 4 Comments
2 The Phantom of the Opera

Ewww! Get real here, this musical is not the second best!

My first a and most epic

Yes. Very deserving of first place. Away from the classic, all-singing, all-dancing colourful Hollywood musicals (which I adore), this is my favourite "serious" musical. Dark, brooding, romantic and with a touch of humour thrown in. A powerful story with an equally powerful score. The overture and the opening of the duet The Phantom Of The Opera makes my heart thud. Quite simply fantastic. - Britgirl

Of course. The best musical, stunning to watch on stage, on film and to even just listen to the soundtracks.

V 3 Comments
3 Wicked

Lets see what the film version will be like.

Wizard of Oz with an amazing, eye-opening twist. One simply can't help but love all of the characters. The music awakens the deepest part of you, the part that wants to be known, and shows you things you didn't know about yourself.

I love all of the songs

4 Hamilton

Number one to me

The music is so good. Lin Manuel-Miranda is the best songwriter right now. Just such a good musical

I listen to this nonstop hehe get it I'm puntastic just like this musical.

The wordplay and music is absolutely genius. Catchy beyond comparison

V 16 Comments
5 The Wizard of Oz

This is the best movie, let alone musical of all time

I'm going to be honest here: I really hate musicals Because most of them have songs that don't add anything to the film just there to waste time most musicals in my opinion would be better if well they weren't musicals some musicals have some of the best plots I have ever seen yet they are ruined by pointless 5 minutes songs that slow the film down.
That being said The Wizard of Oz is defintley the best musical - christangrant

6 Grease

Grease is my favorite musical, and it would be my favorite movie if not for "American Graffiti". I like the original Broadway performance better than the movie and it irks me when people say Sandy has to be a blonde Australian onstage... When in the original, she's an all-American brunette. :) But, all that aside, Grease is definitely a classic. It might be a bit mature for some audiences though.

Lion King is the greatest movie with an incredible score and great songs. But unless you're talking about the west end show, the film doesn't really count as a musical. Because the story is so great. Grease will always be the greatest musical

A litle bit inappropriate for kids but great move

7 Mary Poppins

Only one word to this; classic!

8 The Lion King
9 Hairspray

Best musical ever

10 West Side Story

This is a great movie!

My favorite movie ever. If you voted for anything else, you probably haven't seen this movie, or musical. Pure perfection

I've seen this movie to many times. I don't have positive memories of it, but I don't know why.

The Contenders

11 Singin' In The Rain

This is my favorite movie of all time!

The best tap dancer ever is in this movie! Gene Kelly is incredible and so is Donald O Conner with “Make em laugh” It’s just so good and it doubles as a comedy! What more could you ask for?!

12 Rent

WHEN THE RENT REVIVAL HAPPENS I WILL BE A PART OF IT! ¡Viva La Vie Boheme!

13 The Sound of Music

I’m in the sound of music lol - Theflashfrost

Mary poppins, the sound of music and les miserables are awesome

It's a musical that my entire family loved growing up and they showed it in school a lot too.

14 Burlesque
15 Cats

Absolutely incredible. The score superb (Memory, Macavity: The Mystery Cat... look it up, they're all amazing), the dances are awesome (yay for Gillian Lynn! ), and the costumes and set design simply cannot be beaten (They're cats dancing in an oversized junkyard! It's so cool! ). And although we're talking about the stage show, the movie was absolutely phenomenal- finally, a movie-musical from the last 20 years that casts people because they're actually good instead of famous! Pure brilliance.

It is one of my personal favorite shows, especially the music!

16 Into The Woods

My favorite musical. Great story and well written songs!

I love Rapunzal and Little Red Riding Hood in Into The Woods

I love Rapunzal here

17 Music Man

Do you know the territory?

Wait, maybe I should have voted for Les miserables...
Nah

The best!

18 Billy Elliot

Absolutely fantastic music, story, characters, everything. This musical literally changed my life - it inspired me to be who I want to be despite how my peers or parents felt about it. It talks about a deep societal issue that is still ongoing and often not spoken about. While gender barriers are much less strict than they used to be, it's still more acceptable for a girl to embrace masculinity than for a boy to embrace femininity and Billy Elliot demonstrates that issue in a way that had me laughing and crying throughout the show.

19 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

A timeless classic

20 My Fair Lady

My favourite musical changes depending on my mood (tomorrow it could be Singin' In The Rain, Guys And Dolls, Oliver! or more serious musicals such as Les Mis or The Phantom of the Opera; it's too difficult to choose an all-out favourite. But my mood at the moment is willing me to give my vote to this pretty, elegant, enchanting and oh-so-charming musical. - Britgirl

21 Pink Floyd: The Wall
22 Funny Girl

One of the most interesting Broadway musicals I know. Barbra Streisand is amazing.

23 South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

Unforgettable Songs (it's Easy M-Kay, Blame Canada, I'm super, And Kyles mom is A B*tch). Such a Funny movie.
Story-10/10
Animation-7/10
Characters-10/10
Songs-10/10
Overall: 9/10

24 Carousel
25 Saturday Night Fever
26 Mamma Mia!

So stunning!

One of my favourite's I watch the movie nearly every day and listen to the songs evreyday

27 Heathers

Best musical ever

How is this so low on the list? Heathers is the best musical-and one of the best things made-ever.

Yes! It’s so awesome!

Heathers is a masterpiece. It's darkly hilarious, but it gets pretty heavy at times, especially during Act 2. But it's definitely not for everyone. - Absolite

V 1 Comment
28 The Blues Brothers
29 Bye Bye Birdie
30 Miss Saigon

This should be higher on the list...

31 The Little Mermaid
32 Jesus Christ Superstar

It is funky and profound at the same time and all of the cast are exceptionally talented singers.

But Ted Neely was much much better, than Ian Gillan.

Less known fact: Ian Gillan of Deep Purple was the first singer for the role of Jesus Christ. - Metal_Treasure

Who the heck forgets THIS classic?! "Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ/Who are you? What have you sacrificed? "

33 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
34 Matilda

It is amazing!

I love Matilda it is one of my best musical

35 Hair

Great music, fine acting, important issues and brilliant film director.

36 Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
37 Little Shop Of Horrors

Answer my questions: 1. How the hell is the below Matilda? 2. How is this only at 33? 3. Why is this movie/musical so underrated?

My favourite musical (except possibly Les Mis), how is this not on the list? Ellen Greene was amazing, and the movie actually improved on the stage production with the song Mean Green Mother From Outer Space!

Hilarious! Feed me Seymour! I watched the musical at a local theater, ha the end all of the people are little dancing flowers!

This is incredible one of the best musicals and songs like
Feed me Seymour (git it)
Meen green mother
And a lot more and 2 endings the original and darker one and the theatrical and brighter one

38 The Book of Mormon

THIS NEEDS TO BE AT LEAST IN THE TOP 10! This musical is my life, I love it so much. The songs are so catchy and the jokes are hilarious. Everything is so cleverly written. I'm seeing this in March 2019 and couldn't be more excited. If you haven't listened to the Book of Mormon, please do. You won't regret it.

39 Chicago

This musical is amazing!
Talks about a really serious subject, but in an enjoyable way.
Sinister yet pleasing, how is this #40?

40 Legally Blonde

I started in this musical THIS YEAR! Elle was played by Emily (not saying last name) She was amazing! And guess what, she hates pink!

41 Oliver!

Ironically I'm listening to Food Glorious Food as I write this - kaisietoo

I starred in Oliver, it was my first musical! And it was AMAZING! It's just so captivating, and it looks and sounds even better offstage.

42 State Fair
43 Spring Awakening
44 Shrek The Musical

I love Shrek

45 Rocky Horror Picture Show
46 Avenue Q

The most hilarious and adult themed one, with songs such as: Purpose, The Money Song, It Sucks To Be Me and If You Were Gay

47 Annie

This musical is needed even more now, because of you-know-who as POTUS, as well as the increase of anti-Semitic acts against Jews, and the gun control issue in schools. Also, I feel like no one is optimistic about the world's future anymore. (Broadway revival, NOW! ).

48 Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper

Why is this even in here?!

49 Aladdin
50 Newsies

good music

I love Newsies so much, it is truly underrated.

PSearch List

Related Lists

Best Musical Instruments Top Ten Best Songs from Musicals Best Musical Movies of All Time Top Ten Best Broadway Musicals Top 10 Musical Artists that You Could Say Justin Bieber is Better Than

List Stats

600 votes
91 listings
7 years, 143 days old

Top Remixes (8)

1. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
2. The Wizard of Oz
3. Pink Floyd: The Wall
christangrant
1. Wicked
2. The Phantom of the Opera
3. West Side Story
YOUnique253
1. Hairspray
2. Grease
3. Wicked
Jo75643

WRemix
View All 8

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P