The 30 best musicals of all time!

This is in my opinion, the best musicals of all time!
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1.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well. (102 mins.)
Director: Victor Fleming
“ I find that this is the most incredible film ever seen. Judy Garland's acting has made this my all time favourite and a classical! It's just perfection and i love itttttt! ” - hotbunnyx
 
2.
Easter Parade (1948)
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A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star. (107 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ Another lovely and classical tale with Judy Garland, she is an amazing actress and was so beautiful it's unreal! ” - hotbunnyx
 
3.
West Side Story (1961)
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Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. (152 mins.)
“ This is probably, THE BEST true love story ever told, this story is so enchanting, and if you have never watched it, go straight to youtube now. but i worn you, you will cry at the end!! ” - hotbunnyx
 
4.
Song of the South (1946)
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The kindly story-teller Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br'er Rabbit, who outwits Br'er Fox and slow-witted Br'er Bear. (94 mins.)
“ I have loved this film ever since i can remember! If you have not seen this, i would advice you do. ” - hotbunnyx
 
5.
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
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An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical conman search for the missing component to a magic spell useful to the defense of Britain. (117 mins.)
“ I LOVE THIS FILM EVER SINCE I WAS LIKE 3! beautiful! ” - hotbunnyx
 
6.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land. (144 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
“ If you have not watched this, then you're boring. Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes make this a beautiful tale of a magical car that can float and fly! ” - hotbunnyx
 
7.
Babes in Toyland (1961)
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Tom the Piper's Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby... (106 mins.)
Director: Jack Donohue
“ This is a film i have watched recently but is a lovely family tale ” - hotbunnyx
 
8.
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
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A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted. (112 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
“ I have only watched this very recently, but I love love love this film! Great songs aswell, such as 'one boy' and 'how lovely to be a woman' ” - hotbunnyx
 
9.
Mary Poppins (1964)
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In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father. (139 mins.)
“ This is the third musical with Dick Van Dyke in this list, but I love the guy! he is so elegant when he moves, but this is another classic you cannot miss! ” - hotbunnyx
 
10.
Grease (1978)
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Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? (110 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
“ I love this film so much! ” - hotbunnyx
 
11.
Hairspray (2007)
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Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (117 mins.)
Director: Adam Shankman
“ I love the songs in this, also the story ” - hotbunnyx
 
12.
High Society (1956)
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A spoiled heiress must choose between three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter. (111 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ I've only watched this once but it has amazing songs that i always listen to, and Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong were amazing in this! ” - hotbunnyx
 
13.
Calamity Jane (1953)
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The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok. (101 mins.)
Director: David Butler
“ Doris Day was perfect for this role! ” - hotbunnyx
 
14.
Annie (1982)
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A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her. (126 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ I just love this, nothing more to it! ” - hotbunnyx
 
15.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. (113 mins.)
“ Judy Garland singing 'Have yourself a merry little christmas' what else is better?! ” - hotbunnyx
 
16.
For Me and My Gal (1942)
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Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI. (104 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
“ another Judy Garland role with Gene Kelly, a wartime classic ” - hotbunnyx
 
17.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. (84 mins.)
“ I love love love this ever since i was very young! ” - hotbunnyx
 
18.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
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Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything. (100 mins.)
Director: Mel Stuart
“ Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, what better? love this story and i love chocolate, so, whynot?;D ” - hotbunnyx
 
19.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
“ Nicole Kidman was amazing at this role, really beautiful but tragic story! ” - hotbunnyx
 
20.
In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
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It's turn of the century America when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other.... (102 mins.)
“ I recon i have over 5 films with Judy Garland, thats because she is my idol! ” - hotbunnyx
 
21.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
“ I love this film! Really catchy songs ” - hotbunnyx
 
22.
Oliver! (1968)
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Young Oliver Twist runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor. (153 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ An orphan who finds his way to getting a family ” - hotbunnyx
 
23.
Strike Up the Band (1940)
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Jimmy Connors and his girl-friend want to take part in Paul Whiteman's highschool's band contest, but they cannot afford the fare... (120 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
“ Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland, what better?! These two are an amazing duet! ” - hotbunnyx
 
24.
Girl Crazy (1943)
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Rich kid Danny Churchill (Rooney) has a taste for wine, women and song, but not for higher education... (99 mins.)
“ Another Mickey and Judy story, lovely, just lovely ” - hotbunnyx
 
25.
Hello, Dolly! (1969)
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Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way. (146 mins.)
Director: Gene Kelly
“ Well, Hell-o Dolly! Barbra Streisand was perfect for this role! ” - hotbunnyx
 
26.
Babes in Arms (1939)
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The struggle of two talented young artists, to make their own way in the show business. (94 mins.)
Director: Busby Berkeley
“ Yet another Mickey and Judy film not to forget! ” - hotbunnyx
 
27.
Summer Stock (1950)
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A small-town farmer, down on her luck, finds her homestead invaded by a theatrical troupe invited to stay by her ne'er-do-well sister. (108 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
“ Beautiful story with Judy and Gene again! ” - hotbunnyx
 
28.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
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Exiled into the dangerous forest by her wicked stepmother, a princess is rescued by seven dwarf miners who make her part of their household. (83 mins.)
“ Still can't believe this is 1937, lovely story! ” - hotbunnyx
 
29.
Funny Face (1957)
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An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. (103 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ Another Fred Astaire classic! ” - hotbunnyx
 
30.
Daddy Long Legs (1955)
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On a trip to France, millionaire Jervis Pendelton sees an 18 year old girl in an orphanage. Enchanted with her... (126 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
“ Fred Astaire, how i love you! ” - hotbunnyx