Remake: Musical

by deano11 | created - 07 Sep 2011 | updated - 17 Oct 2012 | Public

These musical films are remade as the original films.

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1. First a Girl (1935)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Musical

7.1
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Elizabeth, a delivery girl, dreams of being a music-hall singer but she is refused at the first casting she takes part in. A bit depressed, she gets to know Victor, a would-be Shakespearean... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Anna Lee, Griffith Jones

Votes: 378

2. Bitter Sweet (1940)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
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In order to avoid an arranged marriage with a man she doesn't love, Sarah Millick runs off to Vienna with her music teacher, Carl Linden, whom she does love. They are married. In Vienna, ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, George Sanders, Ian Hunter

Votes: 371

3. Diamond Horseshoe (1945)

104 min | Musical

6.9
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A medical student who wants to be a crooner gets involved with a showgirl who has an ulterior motive.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Phil Silvers, William Gaxton

Votes: 199

4. State Fair (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.1
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The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 3,034

5. Easy to Wed (1946)

Passed | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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To prevent a libel case against the paper, a reporter tries to compromise the reputation of a tycoon's slandered daughter.

Directors: Edward Buzzell, Buster Keaton, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Van Johnson, Esther Williams, Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 538

6. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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It's turn of the century America when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other. They develop an instant and mutual dislike which intensifies when, later on, Andrew is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall, Spring Byington

Votes: 2,821 | Gross: $3.40M

7. Nancy Goes to Rio (1950)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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A mother and daughter compete over the same singing role and, unbeknownst to each other, the same man.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ann Sothern, Jane Powell, Barry Sullivan, Carmen Miranda

Votes: 366

Musical-comedy remake of the 1940 film, It's a Date.

8. Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Musical

6.0
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Tired of her boyfriend's gambling, a young woman joins two vaudeville performers on a trek to Las Vegas to search for millionaires to marry.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson, Lucille Norman

Votes: 151

Musical remake of the 1933's Gold Diggers of 1933.

9. The Jazz Singer (1952)

107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.7
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Jerry dreams to become a famous jazz singer. But in order to accomplish that, he must defy his father, a Jewish Cantor, who is opposed to such dream as a future for his son.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee, Eduard Franz, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 264

10. A Star Is Born (1954)

PG | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 11,714 | Gross: $14.93M

11. Bundle of Joy (1956)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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After finding a baby outside an orphanage, a salesgirl receives sympathy from those around her, including her boss' son, as they all assume the baby is hers.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan

Votes: 817

Musical remake of the 1939 comedy film, Bachelor Mother.

12. The Good Companions (1957)

104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.3
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A touring variety troupe, the "Dinky Doos" are in financial trouble. An encounter with three strangers - Inigo Jollifant (a romantic, song-writing ex-schoolmaster), Miss Trant (a ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Eric Portman, Celia Johnson, Hugh Griffith, Janette Scott

Votes: 74

13. Silk Stockings (1957)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to ... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige, Peter Lorre

Votes: 3,054

14. State Fair (1962)

118 min | Musical, Romance

6.0
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Texan farmers the Frake family head for the Texas State Fair in Dallas. The parents are focused on winning the competitions for livestock and cooking. However, their restless daughter Margy and her brother Wayne meet attractive new love interests.

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret

Votes: 867 | Gross: $3.50M

15. Lost Horizon (1973)

G | 150 min | Fantasy, Musical, Adventure

5.2
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While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La. Hidden from the rest of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy

Votes: 1,749 | Gross: $3.00M

Musical remake of Frank Capra's 1937 film.

16. A Star Is Born (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.4
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A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark

Votes: 5,699 | Gross: $80.00M

17. The Jazz Singer (1980)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.8
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The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Neil Diamond, Lucie Arnaz, Catlin Adams

Votes: 3,242 | Gross: $27.12M

18. Xanadu (1980)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

5.1
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35 Metascore

The story of a girl who makes dreams come true.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan

Votes: 10,157 | Gross: $22.76M

19. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 134 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.6
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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 16,666 | Gross: $21.93M

20. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.9
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81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 54,546 | Gross: $38.75M

21. The Producers (2005)

PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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52 Metascore

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck Producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

Director: Susan Stroman | Stars: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell

Votes: 37,080 | Gross: $19.38M

22. Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.1
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An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic anti-marijuana propaganda film Reefer Madness (1936).

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming

Votes: 5,663

23. Hairspray (2007)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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81 Metascore

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 106,476 | Gross: $118.87M

24. Fame (2009)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

5.0
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39 Metascore

An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally, Kay Panabaker

Votes: 14,887 | Gross: $22.46M

25. Footloose (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

5.9
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58 Metascore

City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 40,833 | Gross: $51.80M