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1. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical

8.0
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In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Votes: 32,477 | Gross: $80.50M

2. South Pacific (1958)

Unrated | 157 min | Musical, Romance, War

6.9
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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.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston

Votes: 6,681

3. Gypsy (1962)

Approved | 143 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Based on the Broadway hit about the life and times of burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Paul Wallace

Votes: 4,637 | Gross: $13.01M

4. Cats

Comedy, Drama, Musical | Announced

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles who must decide nightly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

Director: Tom Hooper

5. Gypsy (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 153 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Bette Midler, Peter Riegert, Cynthia Gibb, Edward Asner

Votes: 1,402

6. Damn Yankees (1958)

Approved | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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A frustrated fan of the hopeless Washington Senators makes a pact with the Devil to help the baseball team win the league pennant.

Directors: George Abbott, Stanley Donen | Stars: Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown

Votes: 1,972

7. Damn Yankees! (1967 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Musical, Sport

7.2
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Wishing that his favorite baseball team, the Senators, win the pennant, Joe Hardy makes a deal with the devil (literally), Mr. Applegate, and becomes his alter-ego, Joe Hardy. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Phil Silvers, Lee Remick, Jerry Lanning, Jim Backus

Votes: 27

8. Wonderful Town (1958 TV Movie)

120 min | Musical

8.8
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As stated in Matthew Algeo's book "Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure: The True Story of a Great American Roadtrip", "Harry and Bess Truman saw this stage play in New York in 1953 at the ... See full summary »

Directors: Mel Ferber, Herbert Ross | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Sydney Chaplin, Jacquelyn McKeever, Joseph Buloff

Votes: 48

9. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Working (1982)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A musical adaptation of Studs Terkel's book celebrating the lives of everyday working-class people.

Directors: Kirk Browning, Stephen Schwartz | Stars: Studs Terkel, Barry Bostwick, Scatman Crothers, Barbara Browning

Votes: 60