Musicals (1980's forward)

All the musicals we own from 1980 forward.
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1.
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
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A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets. (127 mins.)
Director: Baz Luhrmann
 
2.
Across the Universe (2007)
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The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist. (133 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
“ Music Biopic ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
3.
Dreamgirls (2006)
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A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way. (130 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
“ Music Biopic ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
4.
Mamma Mia! (2008)
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The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA. (108 mins.)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
 
5.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
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A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. (94 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
6.
The Fantasticks (1995)
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A mysterious fair come to a small community in the countryside, which could make real the illusions of two kids. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
7.
Grease 2 (1982)
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An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers. (115 mins.)
Director: Patricia Birch
 
8.
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
 
9.
Camp (2003)
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After a series of Broadway flops, songwriter Bert Hanley (Dixon) goes to work at a musical camp for young performers. Inspired by the kids, he finds an opportunity to regain success by staging an altogether new production. (114 mins.)
Director: Todd Graff
 
10.
Fame (1980)
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A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts. (134 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
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
 
12.
Hairspray (1988)
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A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (92 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
13.
High School Musical (2006 TV Movie)
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Troy and Gabriella - two teens who are worlds apart - meet at a karaoke contest and discover their mutual love for music. (98 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
14.
High School Musical 2 (2007 TV Movie)
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School's out for summer and the East High Wildcats are ready to make it the time of their lives after landing jobs in a wealthy country club owned by Sharpay and Ryan's family. (104 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
15.
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
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As seniors in high school, Troy and Gabriella struggle with the idea of being separated from one another as college approaches. Along with the rest of the Wildcats, they stage a spring musical to address their experiences, hopes and fears about their future. (112 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
16.
My Boyfriend's Back (1989 TV Movie)
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A female singing group from the '60s reunites for a TV special. (95 mins.)
Director: Paul Schneider
 
17.
Newsies (1992)
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A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business. (121 mins.)
Director: Kenny Ortega
 
18.
Pennies from Heaven (1981)
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During the Great Depression, a sheet music salesman seeks to escape his dreary life through popular music and a love affair with an innocent school teacher. (108 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
19.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1999 Video)
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A humourously musical retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph. (76 mins.)
Director: David Mallet
 
20.
That's Dancing! (1985 Documentary)
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The history of dance depicted on film. (105 mins.)
Director: Jack Haley Jr.
“ Musicals for the Dream Factory - volume 2 (7) ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
21.
La Bamba (1987)
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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. (108 mins.)
Director: Luis Valdez
“ Music Biopic ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
22.
Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Music Biopic ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
23.
The Doors (1991)
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The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971. (140 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Music Biopic ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
24.
Ray (2004)
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The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s. (152 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
“ Music Biopic ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
25.
The Temptations (1998 TV Series)
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Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations. (175 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
“ Music Biopic ” - mainemoviefanaticDaisy
 
26.
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
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The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis. (108 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
 
27.
Rent (2005)
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This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America. (135 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
28.
Beyond the Sea (2004)
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A swooning study of "Mack the Knife" singer Bobby Darin (Spacey) specifically, and his relationship with his wife Sandra Dee (Bosworth). (118 mins.)
Director: Kevin Spacey
 
29.
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
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A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. He kidnaps the soprano and forces the owners of the play to keep her as the lead role of the play. (143 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
30.
Purple Rain (1984)
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A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise. (111 mins.)
Director: Albert Magnoli
 
31.
Xanadu (1980)
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The story of a girl who makes dreams come true. (96 mins.)
 
32.
De-Lovely (2004)
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Inspecting a magical biographical stage musical, composer Cole Porter reviews his life and career with his wife, Linda. (125 mins.)
Director: Irwin Winkler
 
33.
A Chorus Line (1985)
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Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical. (113 mins.)
 
34.
Swing Kids (1993)
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A close-knit group of young kids in Nazi Germany listen to banned swing music from the US. Soon dancing... (112 mins.)
Director: Thomas Carter
 
35.
The Pirates of Penzance (1982 TV Movie)
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As a young child, Frederic had been apprenticed to a pirate by mistake when he should have been apprenticed to a pilot... (98 mins.)
 
36.
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.)
 
37.
Chicago (2002)
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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. (113 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
 
38.
I'll Be There (2003)
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An off-beat comedy about a former 80s pop star (Craig Ferguson) whose downward spiral is halted when he discovers he has a teenage daughter (Charlotte Church), the product of a weekend love affair. (105 mins.)
Director: Craig Ferguson
 
39.
Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994 TV Movie)
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Two young girls start a band and open up a nightclub in town where the local kids can hang out and stay out of trouble... (83 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
 
40.
Another Cinderella Story (2008 Video)
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A guy who danced with what could be the girl of his dreams at a valentine mascarade ball only has one... (90 mins.)
 
41.
Raise Your Voice (2004)
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A girl from a small town heads to the big city of Los Angeles to spend the summer at a performing arts high school. (103 mins.)
Director: Sean McNamara
 
42.
Enchanted (2007)
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A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer. (107 mins.)
Director: Kevin Lima
 
43.
Labyrinth (1986)
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A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. (101 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson
 
44.
Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)
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A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader - Eddie Wilson - may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album. (95 mins.)
Director: Martin Davidson
 
45.
Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)
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A Montreal construction worker joins a band and turns out to be a long-lost rock star from 1960s New Jersey - none other than Eddie Wilson, who mysteriously disappeared after a road accident. (104 mins.)