20 Weirdest Musicals

by thepoet21 | created - 18 Mar 2013 | updated - 03 Nov 2013 | Public

Now, there are good musicals and bad ones, these are good and bad musicals. Some I like, some I don't!

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1. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)

R | 95 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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A confined but troubled rock star descends into madness in the midst of his physical and social isolation from everyone.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson, Eleanor David

Votes: 65,133 | Gross: $22.24M

I love this one. Recorded it off MTV when it premiered and watched it every weekend just about.

2. Idlewild (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

6.2
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55 Metascore

A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Barber | Stars: André Benjamin, Big Boi, Terrence Howard, Paula Patton

Votes: 4,781 | Gross: $12.55M

For all its good intentions, this rap musical I think left Outkast looking pretty bad and had people wondering what drugs they were on.

3. Streets of Fire (1984)

PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A mercenary is hired to rescue his ex-girlfriend, a singer who has been kidnapped by a motorcycle gang.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Michael Paré, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Amy Madigan

Votes: 13,940 | Gross: $8.09M

I love this movie, it is one of my favorites, but its really weird. Why is everybody acting like they are from the 50s but it is set sometime in the "future". Strange.

4. Head (1968)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.6
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The Monkees are tossed about in a psychedelic, surrealist, plotless, circular bit of fun fluff.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith

Votes: 4,903

I always refer to this on alot of my lists. Probably one of the greatest rock musicals ever!

5. Godspell (1973)

G | 103 min | Musical

6.5
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An adaption of the musical, in a modern-day song-and-dance recreation of the Gospel of St. Matthew.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Victor Garber, Lynne Thigpen, Katie Hanley, David Haskell

Votes: 2,713

This was awesome; alot of people had a problem with its hippy vibe, but I love this movie!

6. Tommy (1975)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Musical

6.6
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A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and, subsequently, the object of a religious cult.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Ann-Margret, Oliver Reed, Elton John

Votes: 16,566 | Gross: $34.25M

This movie always had me scratching my head. I guess I was never a big Who fan.

7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

3.9
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Small town band hits it big, but they must battle a nefarious plot in the music industry.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb

Votes: 5,253 | Gross: $12.90M

Terrible.

8. 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: 9,978 | Gross: $22.76M

Gay. Cool, but very gay.

9. Grease 2 (1982)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

4.2
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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.

Director: Patricia Birch | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy

Votes: 28,294 | Gross: $15.17M

Vomit inducing...

10. Harlem Rides the Range (1939)

56 min | Western

5.3
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A cowboy and his sidekick try to help a homesteader from being cheated out of his property.

Director: Richard C. Kahn | Stars: Herb Jeffries, Lucius Brooks, F.E. Miller, Artie Young

Votes: 115

Racist crap....

11. Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 88 min | Musical, Drama

4.8
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Based on Bizet's classic opera and its all African American musical counterpart Carmen Jones, Carmen a Hiphopera is a modern retelling of the story of the tragic gypsy Carmen. The setting ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Beyoncé, Yasiin Bey, Rah Digga

Votes: 1,259

Great cast but fell flat