Top 10 Best Musicals

The Top Ten

1 Les Misérables

Out of all the musicals it has the most powerful message and music. Watching it live is so powerful

Not only is Les Miserables entierly sung through, but it has some of the hardest songs for any male singer to sing. While Phantom has three interesting characters whom we actually care about, Les Miserables manages to make every member of the lead cast compelling and interesting, even if they recieve little stage time.

It's the best stage musical. The score is powerful and uplifting. It gets into your heart and soothes your soul. For musical films it has to be Singin' In The Rain - Gene Kelly...*sigh* - Britgirl

2 The Phantom of the Opera

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.

THIS MUSICAL SHOULD BE ABOVE THE OTHERS ITS WAY BETTER - DarkAngelxox

Awesome movie! They picked amazing singers and it really made the musical!

3 Wicked
4 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

5 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

6 West Side Story

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.

7 Hamilton

I call it The King Of Musicals. Though I've never seen the musical yet, Hamilton sure is becoming the #1 musical on the planet. Why isn't it number one here on the list? I don't know, but the musical inspires students from around the globe to learn about one of our founding fathers of America. It won more Tony awards than any other musical in theatre history, and it has unique hip hop edition of the history of America, which I can garauntee it would make everyone sing along to more than any other theatre production in history, and they even preformed at the white house which is a very rare opportunity for a theatre cast ever. It is possible that it may win the world record for the highest box office production sometime in the not too distant future because of that, but the best thing to do is to wait and see. Our founding fathers of America in this musical is more like the founding fathers of a golden musical trophy!

I love hamilton and everything in it lin manuel miranda is a genius hope I see it someday it's my favorite piece of art of all time and why is it number 15? Why did you put hamilton the king of musicals in the number fifteen spot?

How is this not in the top ten. I mean it's new but by far one of the best musicals of all time. It incorporates different races and styles of music. How is it so far down this list?!

...how is this not in the top 5?

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9 Mary Poppins
10 The Lion King

The Contenders

11 Hairspray
12 Singin' In The Rain

This is my favorite movie of all time!

13 Music Man V 2 Comments
14 The Sound of Music

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

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

15 Into The Woods

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

I love Rapunzal here

16 Burlesque
17 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!

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

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1. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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