Music and musicalsby philip-e-jones | created - 07 Mar 2012 | updated - 18 Sep 2016 | Public
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1. West Side Story (1961)
Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 79,377 | Gross: $43.66M
3. Purple Rain (1984)
R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical
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.
Votes: 16,268 | Gross: $68.39M
5. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
6. Evita (1996)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.
Votes: 30,666 | Gross: $50.05M
7. Mamma Mia! (2008)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Family, Musical
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.
Votes: 159,072 | Gross: $144.13M
9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Votes: 113,919 | Gross: $139.88M
12. Gigi (1958)
Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.
13. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical
In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.
Votes: 32,278 | Gross: $80.50M
17. My Fair Lady (1964)
G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Votes: 73,376 | Gross: $72.00M
19. Let It Be (1970)
G | 81 min | Documentary, Music
The filmed account of the Beatles's attempt to recapture their old group spirit by making a back to basics album, which instead drove them further apart.
20. Yellow Submarine (1968)
G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies.
21. Heavy Metal (1981)
R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks
22. Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of 'The War of the Worlds' (2006 Video)
110 min | Musical, Sci-Fi
In 1978 Jeff Wayne composed and produced one of the most groundbreaking and best-selling musical works of all time. In 2006 after much anticipation Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War ... See full summary »
23. Madonna: The Immaculate Collection (1990 Video)
60 min | Music, Musical
Definitive classic collection of 12 music videos from the Queen of Pop released along with her first greatest hits package. Her "Vogue" MTV Video Music Awards performance is an added bonus.
Directors: Michele Ferrone, David Fincher, James Foley, Bruce Gowers, Mary Lambert, Bruce Logan, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Arthur Pierson, Herb Ritts | Stars: Madonna, Danny Aiello, Cameron Alborzian, Deke Anderson
24. ABBA: The Definitive Collection (2002 Video)
168 min | Music
The band members of ABBA must travel through space and time to bring back the funk. They go through several trials including the hydra, Minotaur, and the Loch Ness monster. But they realize... See full summary »
25. Björk: Volumen (1999 Video)
64 min | Animation, Music
Features 14 stunning videos of Björk. The videos for Human Behaviour (from her first solo album Debut), Isobel (from her second album, Post) and Bachelorette (from her 3rd studio album, ... See full summary »
Directors: Danny Cannon, Chris Cunningham, Lynn Fox, Michel Gondry, Eiko Ishioka, Spike Jonze, Nick Knight, John Kricfalusi, Vinoodh Matadin, Alexander McQueen, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Sophie Muller, Stephane Sednaoui, Inez van Lamsweerde, Paul White | Star: Björk
28. Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (1999 Video)
67 min | Music
A collection of Madonna's favorite videos from 1993-1999. Contains the 14 videos: Bad Girl, Fever, Rain, Secret, Take A Bow, Bedtime Story, Human Nature, Love Don't Live Here Anymore, ... See full summary »
Directors: Chris Cunningham, David Fincher, Michael Haussman, Melodie McDaniel, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Brett Ratner, Johan Renck, Matthew Rolston, Mark Romanek, Stephane Sednaoui, Walter A. Stern, Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Madonna, Tomas Arana, Rob Campbell, Matt Dillon
31. Our Manics in Havana (2001 TV Movie)
On February 17 2001, Welsh punk rock band the Manic Street Preachers played at the Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, becoming the first Western rock act to play in Communist Cuba. This film ... See full summary »
32. Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden (1995 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, Music
Recorded before a capacity crowd at New York City's most famous venue, Fantasy: Mariah Carey at Madison Square Garden features the songs that made her a superstar, including "Fantasy," "... See full summary »
33. Mariah #1's (1999 Video)
75 min | Music
#1's is Mariah Carey's sixth VHS/DVD release. A collection of the music videos of her U.S. number-one singles (songs that reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100) up to that time, the ... See full summary »
34. Michael Jackson: HIStory on Film - Volume II (1997 Video)
Unrated | 106 min | Documentary, Music
Collection of Michael Jackson's music videos from the period 1983-1997. Mainly focused post-1995 era, including videos such as, "Scream", "They Don't Care About Us", and more.
Directors: Nicholas Brandt, Colin Chilvers, Bob Giraldi, Wayne Isham, Michael Jackson, John Landis, Spike Lee, Don Mischer, Vincent Paterson, Mark Romanek, James Yukich | Stars: Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul, Brandon Quintin Adams, Rosanna Arquette
35. Queen Live at Wembley '86 (1986 TV Movie)
300 min | Documentary, Music
One of the world's biggest bands return to the scene of their Live Aid (1985) triumph a year earlier to play all their greatest hits in front of a packed Wembley Stadium.
38. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
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.
Votes: 186,868 | Gross: $170.69M
39. Hairspray (2007)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Votes: 105,503 | Gross: $118.87M
40. Sympathy for the Devil (1968)
Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, Music
Godard's documentation of late 1960s Western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver. Other notable subjects are the role of ... See full summary »
41. South Pacific (1958)
Unrated | 157 min | Musical, Romance, War
On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.
R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical
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.
Votes: 304,531 | Gross: $52.90M
Great Performances (1971– )
120 min | Biography, Drama, Music
"Jellicle" cats join for a Jellicle ball where they rejoice with their leader, Old Deuteronomy. One cat will be chosen to go to the "Heavyside Layer" and be reborn. The cats introduce themselves.