Best Musical Movies

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Musical Movies" contains films with the following parameters. Style: light, feel good, colourful, visually appealing, entertaining and humorous. Plot: music, dialogue, family, runaway, dancing, destiny, catastrophe, mentor, culture clash and storytelling. Genre: Musical, Drama and Family. Country: USA, UK and Canada.
Best Musical Movies
Best Musical Movies
TOP Movies: Cabaret (1972), My Fair Lady (1964), The Sound of Music (1965), La La Land (2016), The Lion King (1994), Coco (2017), The Greatest Showman (2017), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Les Misérables (2012), Chicago (2002), Beauty and the Beast (2017), Dreamgirls (2006), Hamilton (2020), Aladdin (1992), The Little Mermaid (1989), Mary Poppins (1964), Grease Live! (2016), Grease (1978), Moana (2016).

List of Best Movies

 7.8
 51K
Cabaret (1972)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Inside the Kit Kat Club of 1931 Berlin, starry-eyed singer Sally Bowles and an impish emcee sound the clarion call to decadent fun, while outside a certain political party grows into a brutal force.
Style: stylized, sentimental, serious, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: cabaret, political unrest, transvestism, love triangle, stockings, opposites attract, fascism, fireplace, politics, bisexuality, world war two, culture clash ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe, new york
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 7.8
 89K
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, captivating, humorous, romantic, light ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, fall in love, high society, opposites attract, love and romance, bet, fish out of water, aristocracy, culture clash, rise to the top, social differences, class differences ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, edwardian era, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom
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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: sentimental, feel good, touching, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: nanny, convent, nun, world war two, love and romance, opposites attract, governess, singer, family relations, party, novice, puppet show ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1938
Place: austria, europe, alps, germany
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 8.0
 533K
La La Land (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, melancholic, colourful, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, girls' night, date night
Plot: love, dancing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jazz, pianist, music, bigger dreams, audition, jazz club, jazz musician, jazz music, dance ...
Place: los angeles, paris france
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 8.5
 978K
The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night
Plot: disney, family, lion, talking animals, adventure, good versus evil, jungle, friendship, betrayal, prince, pride and honor, king ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: africa
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 8.4
 425K
Coco (2017)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, funny, colourful, feel good ...
Plot: disney, life after death, boy, childhood, family, musician, fantasy world, life & death, singer, child protagonist, skeleton, afterlife ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: mexico
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The Greatest Showman (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Style: uplifting, sincere, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: circus, singing, dancing, ambition, rags to riches, daydreamer, friendship, circus performer, outcast, party, success, acrobat ...
Time: 2010s
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My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Friendship Games (2015)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Canterlot High meets its rival school, Crystal Prep Academy, in a competition that’s a long-standing tradition – The Friendship Games. Sunset Shimmer is tasked with keeping magic out of the games to avoid the appearance of impropriety while she ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, funny, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: pony, high school, friendship, magic, teenager, teenage girl, female protagonist, imaginary kingdom, obsessive quest, teenage life, music band, girl band ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.6
 273K
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: sexy, sentimental, atmospheric, colourful, lyrical ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: tragic love, cabaret, terminal illness, jealousy, showbiz, love story, seduction, performer's life, postmodernism, nightclub, writers, bohemian life ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, 20th century, victorian era, 1900s ...
Place: paris france, europe, india, france
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Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, touching, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, date night, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, beast, disney, fall in love, love and romance, princess, imaginary, power of love, prince, magical, rose, stockholm syndrome ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe
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 7.6
 317K
Les Misérables (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Musical, Romance, War
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: realistic, emotional, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: redemption, revolution, prostitute, fall in love, rebellion, convict, mayor, haunted by the past, historical character, obsessive quest, orphan, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1930s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london
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 7.2
 221K
Chicago (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Style: sexy, witty, stylized, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: femme fatale, prison, jazz, singer, desire for fame, showbiz, satire, rivalry, court, trial, execution, rising to stardom ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.
Style: fairy tale, romantic, touching, sweet, remake of cult film ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, date night, family outing
Plot: happy ending, beast, opposites attract, love story, disney, beautiful scenery, fantasy world, magic, beauty and the beast, true love, kingdom, prince ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 6.5
 71K
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: emotional, sentimental, lyrical, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singer, showbiz, manager, african american, performer's life, fame, backstage, show business, singing, soul music, lifestyle, musician ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, michigan, las vegas ...
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 8.4
 70K
Hamilton (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Presenting the tale of American founding father Alexander Hamilton, this filmed version of the original Broadway smash hit is the story of America then, told by America now.
Style: epic
Plot: broadway musical, american history, hip hop, filmed play, father son relationship, death, friendship, husband wife relationship, murder, flashback, violence, george washington ...
Time: 18th century
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 8.0
 385K
Aladdin (1992)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace, so she sneaks out into the marketplace, in disguise, where she meets street-urchin Aladdin. The couple falls in love, although Jasmine may only marry a prince. After being ...
Style: feel good, sweet, fairy tale, humorous, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: princess, genie, desert, disney, adventure, friendship, unlikely couple, disney princess, love, sultan, unlikely friendships, magic ...
Time: 18th century
Place: middle east, iraq, sahara, saudi arabia
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The Little Mermaid (1989)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the ...
Style: fairy tale, light, feel good, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: mermaid, disney, prince, princess, imaginary kingdom, talking animals, witch, first love, good versus evil, magic, sea, fish out of water ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 80s
Place: denmark, caribbean
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, villain, dark humor, insanity, goth, vengeance, social injustice, shaving, haunted by the past, widow, barbershop, cannibalism ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1850s, 18th century
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.8
 163K
Mary Poppins (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Style: uplifting, fairy tale, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: nanny, mischievous children, magic, imagination, family, family values, parents and children, new job, family relations, female protagonist, adventure, dance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: london, europe, england, united kingdom
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 7.3
 9K
Grease Live! (2016)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: After enjoying a holiday romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High, where she must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies.
Style: feel good, semi serious, captivating, sentimental, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dancing, romance, high school life, friends, teenage love, coming of age, youth, dance contest, opposites attract, live broadcast, singing, teen romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959
Place: usa
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 7.2
 252K
Grease (1978)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?
Style: humorous, sentimental, feel good, semi serious, nostalgic ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, makeover, teenage love, first love, car race, graduation, coming of age, jealousy, dating, gossip, street gang, school dance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, year 1959 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, australia
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 7.6
 294K
Moana (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Style: entertaining, touching, colourful, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: disney, happy ending, adventure, ocean, mythology, island, magic, girl, young girl, disney princess, destiny, quest ...
Place: pacific ocean, polynesia, new zealand
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 6.8
 150K
Frozen II (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are going far in the forest to know the truth about an ancient mystery of their kingdom.
Style: emotional, feel good, touching, fairy tale, 3d animation
Audience: family outing
Plot: disney, magic, princess, disney princess, magical, queen, good versus evil, supernatural ability, giant, power of love, imaginary, castle ...
Place: norway, scandinavia
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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, dark, surreal, stylized ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, christmas, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, goth, holiday, objects come to life, fish out of water, good versus evil, loneliness, monster, nightmare ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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 7.3
 155K
Rocketman (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of Elton John's life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
Style: based on true events, inspirational, uplifting, stylized, compassionate ...
Plot: gay lead character, gay relationship, lgbt, gay slur, pianist, gay protagonist, singer, rock star, rising to stardom, boy, suicide attempt, father son relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 50s, 80s ...
Place: los angeles, california, australia, new york, london ...
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 7.5
 101K
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: modern day adaptation, stylized, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, rivalry, tragic love, interracial relations, gang war, gang, young love, prejudice, immigrants, youth, stabbing, jealousy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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A Very Potter Musical (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: In April 2009, a group of University of Michigan students (Team StarKid) performed what was renamed "A Very Potter Musical", a two act musical parody that featured major elements from all seven Harry Potter books and an original score.
Style: melancholic, clever, funny, weird, lyrical ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: wizards, friendship, magic, obsession, adaptation, music, creativity, love, unlikely friendships, vengeance, catastrophe, storytelling ...
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 7.9
 29K
All That Jazz (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his ...
Style: surreal, touching, captivating, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, music, workaholic, show business, divorce, artists and showbiz, downfall, love and romance, life is a bitch, dancer's life, charity, lifestyle ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.
Style: sweet, feel good, touching, entertaining, sincere ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, teens, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: christmas, suprisingly clever, meaning of life, grandfather granddaughter relationship, rise to the top, father daughter relationship, adventure, inventions and discoveries, fight for justice, children, magic, inventor ...
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 6.8
 225K
The Lion King (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA, UK, South Africa
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Simba idolises his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle ...
Style: psychotronic, touching, colourful, epic, tense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: animals, talking animals, lion, disney, kingdom, jungle, king, prince, father son relationship, redemption, wilderness, childhood trauma ...
Time: 2010s
Place: africa
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