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Arts Culture 12 Of The Best Movie Musicals to Watch: A Star is Born, Grease, Chicago, and More

12 Of The Best Movie Musicals to Watch: A Star is Born, Grease, Chicago, and More

12 Of The Best Movie Musicals to Watch: A Star is Born, Grease, Chicago, and More
A Star is Born (2018), Starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
By Dorynna Untivero
By Dorynna Untivero
April 13, 2020
A lover of musicals? We bring you a round-up of some of the most iconic movies that are not only great to binge-watch but will also have you singing (or dancing) along to the beat!

1/12 Sound of Music (1965)

The Sound of Music (1965)Directed by Robert Wise Shown: Julie Andrews (as Maria von Trapp)
from the Hollywood Reporter

The hills are alive with the sound of music! Who doesn't love that iconic number by Julie Andrews? Revisit the musical Von Trapp family and sing-along to hit classics like Sixteen Going on Seventeen, Edelweiss, and My Favourite Things

2/12 Grease (1978)

from Vanity Fair
from Vanity Fair

Grease lightning awaits when you re-watch this 80s movie classic! Don your favourite leather jacket and go all-out when singing to Summer Lovin' or You're The One That I Want. This just might be the most famous high school musical in cinematic history—sorry Troy and Gabriela!

3/12 Singing in the Rain

Rumour has it that Gene Kelly was running a fever while filming the title song for this movie—talk about showmanship! Enjoy stellar tap dancing and brighten up your day with Good Morning by Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O when you rewatch this 1952 classic.

See Also: 13 Old Hollywood Movies To Rewatch

4/12 La La Land (2016)

Speaking of showmanship, enjoy magnificent performances by lead duo Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in this mid-century style, cinemascope musical. Get to know Sebastian and Mia and fall in love with jazz and tap dancing all over again! Watch out for Emma Stone's heart-wrenching rendition of Audition (Fools Who Dream), which was said to have been filmed in one take!

Read More: Emma Stone: 5 Unforgettable Movies To Watch

5/12 Wizard of Oz (1939)

Revel in Garland's amazing vocal stylings as she sings Somewhere Over The Rainbow in this classic musical, which is also the first film to be released in Technicolor! 

6/12 Chicago (2002)

A Broadway classic, Chicago has wowed audiences since it was first staged in 1975. In this movie adaptation, be amazed at quintessential Bob Fosse choreography and award-winning performances by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger. I personally enjoy rewatching Queen Latifah's number, When You're Good To Mama, and John C. Reilly's affectionate portrayal of Amos in Mr. Cellophane

7/12 Mamma Mia (2008)

Sing along to your favourite ABBA tunes together with Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried! This feel good musical is not only fun to watch but is a must-add to your Spotify playlist—make sure to include hits like Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, and Take a Chance on Me!

See Also: What Are Meryl Streep's Most Iconic Roles?

8/12 Dreamgirls (2006)

This 2006 movie adaptation features a powerhouse cast including Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Jaimie Foxx, and Edie Murphy. If that isn't enough reason to watch this movie ASAP, watch out for Hudson's powerful performance of And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going. Click add to playlist for songs like Listen and One Night Only!

Related: Beyoncé Makes Grammy History With 28 Wins And 79 Nominations

9/12 Hairspray (2007)

You can't stop the beat with this extravagant and colourful musical! With fun songs like Good Morning Baltimore and Welcome to the 60s, this movie will have you on your feet in no time—make sure to pump up the volume!

10/12 Les Miserables (2012)

On My Own, I Dreamed A Dream, Do You Hear The People Sing? — are you singing along in your mind already? This 2012 adaptation was met with mixed reviews, still, that shouldn't stop you from enjoying the powerful performances in this film. Samantha Barks gives Lea Salonga a run for her money with her emotional rendition of On My Own in this film!

See Also: WATCH: 5 Iconic Lea Salonga Performances We Can't Get Over

11/12 A Star is Born (2018)

Yes, the 2018 version! Although earlier versions showcase strong performances as well, the 2018 adaptation features outstanding musical stylings from Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. This soundtrack is not one to miss as it features now-classic songs like Shallow, I'll Never Love Again, and Black Eyes

12/12 Across The Universe (2008)

A musical made for The Beatles fans, Across The Universe features musical versions of the band's hit classics like Dear Prudence, Hold Me Tight, All My Loving, Hey Jude, and many more! Lead actors Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood offer strong performances across the film that will have you singing along in no time! 

Read More: The Beatles Guiter Fetches $2.4 million at US Auction

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