Based on broadway musical movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant based on broadway musical movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, captivating, feel good, humorous, light and stylized films and TV shows about / with based on broadway musical, dancing, theater, love, singing, love and romance, music, singer, broadway and song plots mostly in Musical, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as based on broadway musical: Dear Evan Hansen (2021), Come From Away (2021), The Color Purple (2023), My Fair Lady (1964), Annie Live! (2021), Diana (2021), In the Heights (2021), Bye Bye Birdie (1963), The Boy Friend (1971), South Pacific (2001).

List of based on broadway musical movies

Dear Evan Hansen (2021)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA, Japan, China
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. The story follows Hansen, a high schooler with social anxiety. He unintentionally gets caught up in a lie after the family of a classmate who committed suicide mistakes one of Hansen’s ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Audience: teen drama
Plot: suicide, mental illness, teenager, high school, mental health, letter, based on broadway musical, laptop, community, love, social media, forest ...
Time: future, 2020s, 21st century
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Come From Away (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 7,000 passengers are stranded in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland after all flights into the US are grounded on September 11, 2001. Filmed live on stage at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in New York City.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological, sincere, humorous
Plot: problem solving, society, problem, love, small town, music, coping, gay, based on broadway musical, stranded, broadway musical
Time: september 11 2001
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The Color Purple (2023)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Story: An adaptation of the Broadway musical The Color Purple, based on the acclaimed novel and its film adaptation.
Plot: feminist, female empowerment, forced marriage, child sexual abuse, estranged family member, religion, faith, teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, child abuse, african american protagonist, based on broadway musical ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1916
Place: southern usa, georgia
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My Fair Lady (1964)
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Style: feel good, romantic, light, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens, family outing
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, cinderella story, high society, opposites attract, class differences, love story, rise to the top, aristocracy, culture clash, dancing, love ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, victorian era, 1930s, edwardian era
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom, ancient greece
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Annie Live! (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young orphan opens the heart of billionaire Sir Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks.
Plot: live performance, orphan, stage musical, disguise, great depression, adoption, dancing, christmas, millionaire, african american, secretary, based on broadway musical ...
Time: year 1933, 2020s, 1930s
Place: new york
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Diana (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A princess is thrust onto the world stage. The tabloid media is captivated by her beauty and vulnerability. The globe's most celebrated monarchy is disrupted. This is the story of the most princess woman of the modern age as she struggles to ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: princess diana, broadway, princess, dancing, historical figure, historical character, music, life, celebrity, queen, theater, live performance ...
Place: new york
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In the Heights (2021)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: The story of Usnavi, a bodega owner who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic or staying in Washington Heights.
Style: captivating, sincere, entertaining, anamorphic
Plot: dancing, city life, ambition, longing, direction and purpose, society, ambitious man, ambitious, aspiration, urban setting, lifestyle, social relations ...
Time: year 1943, 2020s, 21st century
Place: new york, dominican republic, puerto rico, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
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Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A singer goes to a small town for a performance before he is drafted
Style: funny, realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, kids
Plot: teenager, love, small town, dancing, theater, turtle, songwriter, secretary, singer, rock, trippy, music ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: ohio, usa, washington d.c., new york
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The Boy Friend (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The assistant stage manager of a small-time theatrical company is forced to understudy for the leading lady at a matinée performance at which an illustrious Hollywood director is in the audience scouting for actors to be in his latest ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: showbiz, dancing, love, couples, artists and showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, actor's life, couple relations, love and romance, lifestyle, filmmaking ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
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South Pacific (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: During World War II in the South Pacific love is found between a young nurse, Nellie Forbush (Glenn Close) and an older French plantation owner, Emile de Becque (Rade Serbedzija). The war is tearing them apart.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, feel good, semi serious
Plot: world war two, couples, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfilled love, island, wartime life, military life, love and romance, battle of the sexes, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: polynesia
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The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Majestic mountains are in the background and a waterfall in the foreground. Is that a canoe on the river? No it's a cradle with a baby. The buoyant Molly Brown has survived the first crisis of her life -- a flood. Sixteen years later she sets ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night
Plot: titanic, catastrophe, disaster, dancing, wealth, friendship, stereotypes, justice, life, dreams, destiny, culture clash ...
Time: victorian era, 90s, 60s, 1910s
Place: colorado, europe, usa, denver colorado, paris france ...
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Into the Woods (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Into the Woods takes the stories of the Brothers Grimm and gives them a dark and humorous twist. The popular tales of Red Ridinghood, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Cinderella and Rapunzel are interwoven with that of the Baker and his Wife and their ...
Plot: theater, live performance, sleeping beauty, based on broadway musical, little red riding hood, prince, cinderella, broadway musical
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Bye Bye Birdie (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Rock-and-roll icon Conrad Birdie is about to go into the Army, and plans are being made to arrange his final going-away concert.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dancing, theater, friends, couples, musician's life, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love and romance, performer's life, contests and competitions, ambition, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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A Little Night Music (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: West Germany, Austria, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: "Fredrik Egerman is very happy in his marriage to a seventeen-year-old virgin, Anne. Only she's been a virgin for the whole eleven months of the marriage, and being a bit restless, Fredrik goes to see an old flame, the famous actress ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Plot: love affair, love triangle, dancing, high society, adopted son, estate, couples, friends, love and romance, actor's life, desire for fame, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century
Place: austria
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The Wiz (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A Thanksgiving dinner brings a host of family together in a Harlem apartment, where a 24-year-old schoolteacher named Dorothy Gale (Diana Ross) lives with her Aunt Em (Theresa Merritt) and Uncle Henry (Stanley Greene). Extremely introverted, she ...
Style: stylized, humorous, sexy, road movie, melancholic ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: wizard of oz, witch, magic, dancing, fantasy world, music, african american, disco, dog, thanksgiving, black history, lion ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
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The King and I (1999)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Animated version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about when the King of Siam meets a head strong English school mistress.
Style: sexy, sweet, anime, romantic, factual ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: culture clash, jungle, nude, fight scenes, farce, nanny, childhood, runaway, kids and family, lone hero, writers, fantasy world ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century, 1860s, victorian era
Place: asia, thailand
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.
Style: funny, humorous, talky, melancholic, light ...
Audience: kids, adult
Plot: ancient rome, chase, slavery, freedom, culture clash, fighting the system, love triangle, farce, husband wife relationship, transformation, justice, redemption ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Les Misérables (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.
Style: epic, touching, emotional, inspirational, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: rebellion, redemption, suicide, revolution, parole, army, historical character, prostitute, orphan, father daughter relationship, dying man, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, future, victorian era, regency period, 1930s ...
Place: france, paris france, london, europe
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Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: stylized, emotional, lyrical, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: african american, performer's life, showbiz, music, dancing, musician, manager, unlikely friendships, fame, backstage, lifestyle, desire for fame ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: michigan, chicago illinois, detroit, los angeles, usa ...
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Hairspray (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Pleasantly plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad and her best friend, Penny Pingleton audition to be on The Corny Collins Show – and Tracy wins. But when scheming Amber Von Tussle and her mother plot to destroy Tracy, it turns to chaos.
Style: feel good, humorous, romantic, lyrical, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, chick flick, kids ...
Plot: dancing, artists and showbiz, dream come true, teenage love, teenager, racism, teenage girl, follow your dream, fat girl, interracial romance, music, high school ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: baltimore, usa, chicago illinois, maryland
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The Producers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
Style: humorous, light, lyrical, not serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: showbiz, theater, farce, sex maniac, audition, eccentricity, broadway, transvestism, dancing, cons and scams, mentor, jewish ...
Time: 50s, year 1959, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, london, sweden, buenos aires argentina ...
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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, stylized, serious, breathtaking, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, fall in love, disfigurement, dangerous attraction, musician's life, theater, disguise, loneliness, love and romance, destructive relationship, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1910s, year 1919, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, london, france, europe
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Evita (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-movie Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president and dictator Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Style: intense, lyrical, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: politics, dancing, rise to power, political unrest, music, redemption, ambition, female protagonist, hopes, rise to the top, love and romance, folk hero ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina, italy, spain ...
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Hello, Dolly! (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Matchmaker, Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City.
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, scenic, sweet ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: dancing, music, love, teenager, merchant, brutality, happy ending, greed, fantasy world, fight scenes, destiny, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 60s, 1890s
Place: new york, london, usa
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The Sound of Music (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.
Style: feel good, sentimental, christian film, touching, romantic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, chick flick, preschoolers ...
Plot: world war two, nanny, love and romance, love, love story, mischievous children, fall in love, destiny, nun, children, convent, dancing ...
Time: 1930s, year 1938, 50s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe, germany, alps
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West Side Story (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In the slums of the upper West Side of Manhattan, New York, a gang of Polish-American teenagers called the Jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated Puerto Ricans, the Sharks, to "own" the neighborhood streets. Tensions are ...
Style: stylized, sexy, breathtaking, dramatic, harsh ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, gang, rivalry, tragic love, interracial relations, dancing, shakespeare, racism, music, young love, love story, gang war ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An adaptation of Tim Minchin and Dennis Kelly's musical based on the Roald Dahl novel.
Style: urban fantasy
Audience: kids
Plot: library, theater, isolation, magic, telekinesis, genius, school, parenting, child prodigy, corruption, escape artist, child abuse ...
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West Side Story (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A remake of the 1961 film about two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, surprise ending, anamorphic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenager, rivals, fight, racism, love at first sight, tragic event, gang war, love affair, criminal gang, love story, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, year 1961, 60s, year 1957
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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The Prom (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After the PTA of a conservative high school in Indiana bans same-sex couples from attending the annual prom, a gang of flamboyant Broadway stars try to boost their image by showing up to support two lesbian students.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sincere, sentimental, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, teens
Plot: lesbian, female impersonator, gay, prom, high school, lgbt teen, lgbtq, lesbian love, civil rights, lesbian interest, discrimination, justice ...
Place: ohio, new york, indiana
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Freaky Friday (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding.
Style: light, captivating, entertaining, emotional, humorous
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: body swapping, switching bodies, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, adaptation, body transformation, youth, relationship problems, fantasy becomes reality, happy ending, magical object, family problems ...
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