musicals

View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
The Stars Are Singing (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The... (99 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
2.
Forever Plaid (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Forever Plaid is an affectionate musical homage to the close-harmony 'guy groups' that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s... (90 mins.)
Director: Stuart Ross
 
3.
Somebody Loves Me (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Blossom Seeley climbs to Broadway success with her partner Benny Fields, then retires to become his wife. (97 mins.)
Director: Irving Brecher
 
4.
The Pirates of Penzance (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young man named Frederick leaves the zany band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability... (122 mins.)
 
5.
Standing Ovation (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
About a group of friends competing in a national tween music video contest. Enter a world of hilarious adventures, original songs and never before seen dance routines. You will be left believing in the power of childhood dreams. (105 mins.)
Director: Stewart Raffill
 
6.
Moonlight Serenade (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A piano player discovers that the lovely girl at the coat-check of a jazz club has the voice of an angel, and persuades her to form a musical act with him. (91 mins.)
 
7.
Yentl (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training. (133 mins.)
 
8.
Hot Rhythm (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Jimmy O'Brien (Robert Lowery)and Sammy Rubin (Sidney Miller), write jingle commercials for radio... (79 mins.)
 
9.
It's a Pleasure (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Don Martin is a star hockey player with the Wildcats until he is barred from Hockey for hitting a referee... (90 mins.)
 
10.
Idaho (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A deputy sets out to prove that a respected judge, who had once been a criminal, is being framed for crimes committed by a crooked saloon owner. (70 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kane
 
11.
The Vagabond King (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Louis XI of France drafts Paris's popular "king" of criminals as Provost Marshal in his fight against usurper Charles of Burgundy and the traitorous nobles who rally around him. (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
12.
Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Shy farmboy loves his next-door neighbor, but she dreams of going to the big city. Then she gets mixed up with big-city gangsters. (95 mins.)
Director: Claude Binyon
 
13.
San Fernando Valley (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A ranch owner fires his ranch hands and brings in women to replace them. The owner's daughter wants... (74 mins.)
Director: John English
 
14.
Memphis the Musical (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Memphis is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio... (165 mins.)
Director: Don Roy King
 
15.
I Could Go on Singing (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again... (100 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
16.
Beach Ball (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Edd Byrnes tries to get an ethnic-music-studies grant to buy instruments for his rock and roll group... (83 mins.)
Director: Lennie Weinrib
 
17.
Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from... (82 mins.)
 
18.
Lulu Belle (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Lulu Belle is singing in a cheap dive in Natchez, Mississippi in the early 1900's when she meets rising young attorney George Davis... (86 mins.)
Director: Leslie Fenton
 
19.
Springtime in the Sierras (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A gang, headed by evil Stephanie Bachelor, is slaughtering game out of season. Roy finds the freezer where the meat is kept, but baddie Roy Barcroft finds him there. A famous fight takes place in the freezer. Roy, of course, wins it. (75 mins.)
Director: William Witney
 
20.
Mister Rock and Roll (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The saga of how Alan Freed discovered rock and roll. The new musical sounds are traced back to their roots in jazz, blues and gospel. Appearances by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Clyde McPhatter, Frankie Lymon, Lionel Hampton. (86 mins.)
Director: Charles Dubin
 
21.
Melody Parade (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A busboy at a nightclub sets out to make sure that the pretty blonde hatcheck girl gets the singing career she's always wanted. (73 mins.)
Director: Arthur Dreifuss
 
22.
First a Girl (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Elizabeth, a delivery girl, dreams of being a music-hall singer but she is refused at the first casting she takes part in... (94 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
 
23.
Country Music Holiday (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story of a hillbilly singer's rise to fame. (81 mins.)
Director: Alvin Ganzer
 
24.
The Mikado (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The son of the Mikado of Japan, a wandering minstrel, falls for a girl who is engaged to her guardian. (90 mins.)
 
25.
The Emperor's New Clothes (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
In Europe several several centuries ago, a group of prisoners about to be executed are freed as part... (85 mins.)
Director: David Irving
 
26.
Rising Stars (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Challenged with creating songs and music videos, three musical acts find more than their futures on... (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Millican
 
27.
The Frog Prince (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Children's musical based on Grimm's fairy tale of The Frog-King. A young girl learns how to be a good... (86 mins.)
 
28.
One from the Heart (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful... (107 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
29.
Bop Girl Goes Calypso (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
To prove his theory that rock and roll is on its way out, a sociologist tries to convince a "bop" singer to switch to calypso, much to the ire of her Hollywood nightclub manager. (80 mins.)
Director: Howard W. Koch
 
30.
Brazil (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A songwriter struggles to produce another successful hit for the National Brazilian song contest. (91 mins.)
Director: Joseph Santley
 
31.
Starstruck (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family. (105 mins.)
 
32.
Company (2007 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
It is Christmas Eve and Meg is still at work. Before the day is over she will learn the true meaning of company.
Director: Paula Smith
 
33.
Atlantic City (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic City became a famous resort. (87 mins.)
Director: Ray McCarey
 
34.
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild. (118 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
“ bad ” - kj_kit
 
35.
Camp (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
 
36.
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however. (98 mins.)
 
37.
Silver Skates (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Claire (Patricia Morison), owner of an ice-show, faces bankruptcy because Belita (Belita), star of the show... (78 mins.)
Director: Leslie Goodwins
 
38.
Sailing Along (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Kay, who works on a Thames River barge, and Steve are secretly in love with each other but do their best to hide it... (80 mins.)
Director: Sonnie Hale
 
39.
Sunday School Musical (2008 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
When financial woes threaten their church's future, a group of teens, led by one talented performer, enters a song and dance competition in hopes of winning a heavenly cash prize. (93 mins.)
 
40.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After her mother's death, teenager Corinne Burns forms a punk band with her sister and cousin, despite their lack of musical experience and talent. (87 mins.)
Director: Lou Adler
 
41.
Absolute Beginners (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
In 1958 London a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer. (108 mins.)
Director: Julien Temple
 
42.
The Big Gay Musical (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Paul and Eddie have just begun previews for the new Off-Broadway musical "Adam and Steve Just the Way... (87 mins.)
 
43.
Were the World Mine (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself. (95 mins.)
Director: Tom Gustafson
 
44.
Colma: The Musical (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In the town of Colma, just south of San Francisco, the dead outnumber the living one thousand to one... (100 mins.)
Director: Richard Wong
 
45.
Evening Primrose (1966 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A man becomes part of a secret society of people who live in a department store and quickly falls in love with their leader's young maid. (60 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
 
46.
Rome & Jewel (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
This modernization of Shakespear's tragic love story Romeo and Juliette is set in Los Angeles against a backdrop of inter-racial romance. (91 mins.)
 
47.
Don't Go in the Woods (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
A young band heads to the woods in order to focus on writing new songs. Hoping to emerge with new music that will score them their big break, they instead find themselves in the middle of a nightmare beyond comprehension. (83 mins.)
 
48.
Hey, Let's Twist! (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
The rise, fall and rise again of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub is chronicled. The sons of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub owner nearly topple the club's initial success by redesigning the place but realize their mistake. (79 mins.)
Director: Greg Garrison
 
49.
The Apple (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
In 1994, a young couple enters the world of the music industry, and subsequently the world of drugs. (90 mins.)
Director: Menahem Golan
 
50.
Michael Tilson Thomas: The Thomashefskys (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
In THE THOMASHEFSKYS, Tilson Thomas explores the lives of his grandparents, Boris and Bessie Thomashefsky, through a musical performance that features five performers and the New World Symphony orchestra. (128 mins.)
 
51.
Viva Maria! (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Somewhere in Central America in 1907: Maria II is the daughter of an Irish terrorist. After her father's death... (120 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
52.
Top o' the Morning (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A singing insurance investigator comes to Ireland to recover the stolen Blarney Stone...and romance the local policeman's daughter. (100 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
53.
Belle of the Yukon (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
In the Yukon mining town of Malemute, saloon owner John Calhoun and an assortment of shady characters are after the bags of gold dust the miners deposit in the new bank managed by Calhoun himself. (83 mins.)
 
54.
Road to Bali (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure,love and trouble. (91 mins.)
Director: Hal Walker
 
55.
Let's Make Love (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When billionaire Jean-Marc Clement learns that he is to be satirized in an off-Broadway revue, he passes himself off as an actor playing him in order to get closer to the beautiful star of the show, Amanda Dell. (119 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
56.
Here Come the Girls (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A clumsy, full-of-himself chorus boy gets a chance at Broadway stardom when he's a stand in for a leading actor threatened by an infamous killer. (78 mins.)
Director: Claude Binyon
 
57.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Armed with the titular manual, an ambitious window washer seeks to climb the corporate ladder. (121 mins.)
Director: David Swift
 
58.
The Pajama Game (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An Iowa pajama factory worker falls in love with an affable superintendent who had been hired by the factory's boss to help oppose the workers' demand for a pay rise. (101 mins.)
 
59.
The Producers (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Producers Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom make money by producing a sure-fire flop. (88 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
60.
Man of La Mancha (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The funny story of mad but kind and chivalrous elderly nobleman Don Quixote who, aided by his squire Sancho Panza, fights windmills that are seen as dragons to save prostitute Dulcinea who is seen as a noblewoman. (132 mins.)
Director: Arthur Hiller
 
61.
Bikini Beach (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A millionaire sets out to prove his theory that his pet chimpanzee is as intelligent as the teenagers who hang out on the local beach, where he is intending to build a retirement home. (99 mins.)
Director: William Asher
 
62.
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
"Dakota," a young soldier on a pass in New York City, visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous... (132 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
63.
Royal Wedding (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books... (93 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
64.
Alice's Restaurant (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Penn
 
65.
Beach Party (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
"Beach Party" was the first of of a series of seven related AIP beach party films. The others are Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini. (101 mins.)
Director: William Asher
 
66.
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Two Broadway showgirls, who are also sisters, are sick and tired of New York as well as not getting nowhere. Quitting Broadway, the sisters decided to travel to Paris to become famous. (99 mins.)
Director: Richard Sale
 
67.
How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Frankie, on naval-reserve duty in Tahiti, doesn't trust Dee Dee to stay faithful, so he hires Bwana... (93 mins.)
Director: William Asher
 
68.
Copacabana (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
An agent has his only client pose as both a French chanteuse and Brazilian bombshell to fool a nightclub owner. (92 mins.)
Director: Alfred E. Green
 
69.
On the Town (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up. (98 mins.)
 
70.
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. (103 mins.)
 
71.
Top Hat (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
 
72.
Swing Time (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer. (103 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
73.
Guys and Dolls (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game. (150 mins.)
 
74.
A Night at the Opera (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies. (96 mins.)
Director: Sam Wood
 
75.
In the Navy (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Russ Raymond, America's number one crooner, disappears and joins the Navy under the name Tommy Halstead... (86 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
76.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. (118 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra