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Best Musicals Movies of All Time


Popular musicals movies have been watched and rewatched by many generations. Actor Johnny Depp has mentioned, “Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” This genre of movie has proved this quote valid. The presence of songs has ensured that our emotions get a better expression. Musical movies ensure that even complex plots of movies can be well executed with song and dance performances. These works of art are fun to watch with families. One can easily break into singing and dancing while watching these movies. Musicals can prove to be a light break between the stressed and busy lifestyle we are living in. 

Mentioned below is the list of the best musicals movies of all time:

#1 – Les Miserables (2012)

Jean is convicted of stealing a loaf of bread and attempting to escape prison. After nineteen years, he is released, and he becomes the legal guardian of a girl. The movie is available for buying or renting on YouTube,Prime Video, Apple iTunes, and Google Play Movies.  Amazon prime

#2 – Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Lina and Don are popular in the Hollywood film industry. This relationship is highly critiqued and publicized. Don starts struggling with his career. With help friends, Don prepares himself to take a big step in his life. It is available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, YouTube, and Apple iTunes.

#3 – Mary Poppins (1964)

Mary Poppins is appointed as a nanny in the Banks family. With her magical personality, she manages to bring the fragmented family together. 

The film is available for streaming from Hotstar. Also available in Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple iTunes, and YouTube.

#4 – The Sound of Music (1965)

It can easily be ranked as one of the best musicals movies of all time. The Von Trapp family has seven sisters and their father. The governess, Maria, brings love and joy into the family. 

This is available on Hotstar, Apple iTunes, YouTube, and Google Play Movies. 

#5 – West Side Story (1961)

West Side Story is the retelling of the old classic of Romeo and Juliet. The story is set in the modern-day New York City and talks about two rival gangs. The protagonist falls in love with the rival’s sister. 

The movie is available on Apple iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, Google Play, and Amazon Prime, Prime Video.

#6 – The Wizard of Oz (1939)

This is a very popular musical movie. Kansas, Dorothy, and her dog, Toto, have flown away from their farm because of a tornado to the land of Oz. There they experience many magical events and get a chance to meet the Wizard. 

It is available in Amazon Prime, Prime Video, Google Play, Apple iTunes, and YouTube.

#7 – An American in Paris (1951)

An American in Paris is a love story where an American war veteran settles in Paris as a painter. While struggling as a painter, he starts painting a woman he loves and slowly gains recognition.

It is available in Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple iTunes, and YouTube.

#8 – Oklahoma! (1955)

This story is about two women who are with the wrong men. And they struggle to know who the love of their lives is. 

It is available in Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple iTunes, and YouTube.

#9 – Chicago (2002)

Roxie is a housewife who is convicted of murder. On the other hand, Velma, a performer in the nightclub, murders her husband. The women develop a rivalry and compete for fame.

It is available in Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple iTunes, and YouTube.

#10 – Cabaret (1972)

Cabaret can be categorized as one of the best musicals movies. In the backdrop of Berlin of the 1930s, Sally and Brian met and fell in love. The arrival of a wealthy playboy causes tension between them. It is available in Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple iTunes, and YouTube.

#11 – Grease (1978)

This musical is about two high school students who fall in love during summer break. They are separated from each other. The movie is available on Apple iTunes, Amazon Prime, Google Play, and YouTube.

#12 – All that Jazz (1979)

Joe Gideon is a perfectionist and a womanizer. Professionally he is a theatre director and choreographer. He has a bad habit of drinking and smoking. This lifestyle turns out to be fatal.

#13 – Oliver! (1968)

An adaptation of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, this movie is about Oliver and his childhood. With time, Oliver starts inclining towards crime. Mr. Brownlow takes pity on him. He changes Oliver into a good man. 

It is available in Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple iTunes, and YouTube.

#14 – My Fair Lady (1964)

It is one of the best music movies. It is about Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza. Henry studies phonetics, whereas Eliza is a woman with a Cockney accent. Henry teaches her to talk properly. Henry starts loving Eliza but does not realize it until the end of the movie. This Movie Available in Amazon Prime

#15 – The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

Christine Daae, a young opera singer, performing at the Paris Opera House. The Phantom guides Christine. He develops feelings for Christine and forces her to marry him. It is available in Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple iTunes, and YouTube.


There are many musical movies to choose from; I have managed to pick these 15. I hope this list is a good mixture of old classics and new movies. Enjoy!


The screen achieves one of the great entertainments in the history of motion pictures


All that work. All that glitter. All that pain. All that love. All that crazy rhythm. All that jazz.


The classic musical comes to the big screen for the first time.


We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!

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