Worst Musicals of All Time


The Top Ten

1 High School Musical


No body in High School breaks into song for no reason - Beast1499

2 Grease 2

There were no words so describe this horrific mess

3 Once Upon a Mattress
4 Hannah Montana: The Movie

This is a musical? They never Break into song or anything

5 High School Musical 2
6 Rent

This is one of the best musicals ever! Back off haters!

Entitled teenagers complaining about how the world doesn't cater to them... But it's in SONG, so it's okay.

This is my favorite musical EVER

I like the song "Seasons of Love"

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7 High School Musical 3: Senior Year
8 Glitter

That has nothing to do with Glitter

Why is RENT here?

9 Hairspray

Why is this even on here? This musical is one of the best!

It has Zac Efron and Ariana Grande in its recent remakes. What more could you despise? Also, its songs are uncatchy and your best friend does not have to be the same gender as you, for God's sake! I give Hairspray a 3/10.

10 Moulin Rouge!

Horrible movie

The Newcomers

? Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
? Popeye

The Contenders

11 Shrek the Musical

It butchered the movie and it now has creepy pedophiles as actors.

Darn I LOVE this show! It may be only my opinion but I love it so much.

It just feels wrong without the original cast. Aside that it's fine I guess. Kinda duller than the movie

So! Stupid! I couldn't bear to watch it for very long.

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12 Into the Woods

Very overrated. That's all I can say.

Shut up. this is an amazing movie. the ending sucks though. the characters songs are so raw. not to mention hilarious! I mean come on! have you heard agony? but I hated the fact that there was a narrator. like just the singing narrated enough.

13 The Phantom of the Opera

Come on you guys! The movie's crappy, true, but the show is a masterpiece!


14 Mamma Mia!
15 We Haz Jazz

It's a terrible musical with songs that barely even sound like jazz. There is barely a story, and the characters are bland, 1-dimensional, and underdeveloped.

16 Frozen

"This is not really considered a musical at all"

This is a legit real Broadway musical

This is not really considered a musical at all

Frozon don't wach it inside out and zootopia and trolls are better

17 Across the Universe

Worst musical ever. All versions of the songs are horrible

18 Lost Horizon

The ghastly 1973 remake of Frank Capra's classic, this features an awful score by Burt Bacharach, second rate choreography by Hermes Pan, and stars that great movie musical couple, Liv Ullmann and Peter Finch. Didn't they learn anything from Goodbye Mr. Chips (1971)?

19 Annie

$35 million dollars! Everyone complained about movies like Doctor Doolittle and Hello, Dolly being overblown elephantine movies, but they were still entertaining. This movie, directed by John Huston, is one of the coldest, most mean-spirited and overblown movie musicals of all time. Taking, what is basically a charming stage musical, this one stars Albert Finney, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry, Geoffrey Holder and the marvelous Anne Reinking. The only one who finds a comic strip sensibility, and the only reason to sit through this Turkey, is Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan. In the opening number, she appears to be single-handedly in charge of 200 little girls. No wonder she is being driven nuts! Released at the same time as Steven Spielberg's love letter to aliens, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, there's no excuse for this $35 million disaster!

20 The Wiz

Where to start? Well first of all, the land of Oz looks like crap, every shot is filmed 300 feet away, the tin man has an ass-numbingly slow song, when Michael Jackson sang they tied him to a pole instead of letting him dance, speaking of which, if this version of Oz was supposed to be like a version of New York why the hell was there a corn field? The wicked witch doesn't make a single appearance until the climax, the flying monkeys got turned into a motorcycle gang, and just when you think Dorothy is finally going home, she stops and sings another song, in which the entire time it just shows her standing in front of the camera staring you down

I say worst musical of all time.

Crappy movie but the live show is good

21 La La Land

The songs were forgettable, the story was slow, the movie had no heart.

22 The Sound of Music
23 Wicked


24 Dear Evan Hansen
25 Rock of Ages
26 Moose Murders

Not a musical

Biggest musical flops ever

27 At Long Last Love

Peter Bogdanovich's tribute to Cole Porter musicals starring Cybill Shepherd and Burt Reynolds? It's a dreary waste of time.

28 Goodbye Mr. Chips

MGM's entry into those movie musicals that ended the 1960s starring an actor who can't sing in the leading role. This time it was Peter O'Toole, given fine support by Sir Michael Redgrave. True, Petula Clark as his love interest, playing a music hall star, gave it some credibility, but it's long and tedious. Along with Lost Horizon, it proves that James Hilton's material doesn't sing. What next? A musical version of Random Harvest?

29 The Pirates of Penzance (1983)

No way! The movie may not be great but the show is very funny.

30 From Justin to Kelly
31 Bratz the Movie (2007)
32 Guys & Dolls
33 Pirates 2: The Hidden Treasure
34 Santa Claws

It's the worst movie ever and I'm only 12

35 1776

Bad bad bad

36 Little Shop of Horrors

That downer ending of the musical makes me want to kill Audrey II and stop at nothing. You ain't gonna kill the protagonist and get away with it.

37 13
38 Cabaret
39 Hamilton
40 Pink Floyd: The Wall

I like this movie. First musical I must like.

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1. High School Musical
2. Grease 2
3. Once Upon a Mattress


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