Top 10 Best Musicals

The Top Ten

1 The Phantom of the Opera

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

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2 Les Misérables Les Misérables

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

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3 Wicked Wicked
4 Grease 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

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5 The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz

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

6 West Side Story 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 Music Man Music Man V 2 Comments
8 Rent Rent V 1 Comment
9 The Lion King The Lion King
10 Hairspray Hairspray

The Newcomers

? Something Rotten! V 1 Comment
? Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

The Contenders

11 Into The Woods V 2 Comments
12 Mary Poppins Mary Poppins
13 Billy Elliot 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.

14 Singin' In The Rain V 1 Comment
15 Cats 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 Hair Hair

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

17 Burlesque Burlesque
18 Funny Girl

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

19 Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia!
20 The Sound of Music The Sound of Music

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

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List StatsUpdated 19 Feb 2017

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Wicked
2. The Phantom of the Opera
3. West Side Story
1. Hairspray
2. Grease
3. Wicked
1. Wicked
2. Billy Elliot
3. Les Miserables

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