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1. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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40 Metascore

A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House.

Writers: Gaston Leroux, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 87,711

2. Oliver! (1968)

G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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Musical adaptation about an orphan who runs away from an orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

Writers: Lionel Bart, Vernon Harris, Charles Dickens | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Shani Wallis, Oliver Reed

Votes: 22,254

3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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Singers Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the disapproving father of Lorelei's fiancé to keep an eye on her, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.

Writers: Charles Lederer, Joseph Fields, Anita Loos | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid

Votes: 19,893

4. Camelot (1967)

G | 179 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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The story of the marriage of England's King Arthur to Guinevere. The plot of illegitimate Modred to gain the throne and Guinevere's growing attachment to Sir Lancelot, threaten to topple Arthur and destroy his "round table" of knights.

Writers: Alan Jay Lerner, T.H. White | Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, Franco Nero, David Hemmings

Votes: 4,369

5. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)

Approved | 121 min | Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Armed with a "How to..." manual, an ambitious window washer seeks to climb the corporate ladder.

Writers: Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, Willie Gilbert, Shepherd Mead, David Swift | Director: David Swift | Stars: Robert Morse, Michele Lee, Rudy Vallee, Anthony 'Scooter' Teague

Votes: 3,187

6. Show Boat (1951)

Passed | 108 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.0
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The daughter of a riverboat captain falls in love with a charming gambler, but their fairytale romance is threatened when his luck turns sour.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Edna Ferber | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown

Votes: 3,284

7. 1776 (1972)

PG | 142 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Writers: Sherman Edwards, Peter Stone | Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

Votes: 5,865

8. The King and I (1999)

G | 87 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

3.9
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29 Metascore

Traveling to the exotic kingdom of Siam, English Schoolteacher Anna Leonowens soon discovers that her most difficult challenge is the stubborn, imperious King himself.

Writers: Oscar Hammerstein II, Arthur Rankin Jr., Peter Bakalian, Jacqueline Feather, David Seidler, Brian Nissen | Director: Richard Rich | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Martin Vidnovic, Christiane Noll, Ian Richardson

Votes: 2,736

9. The Pajama Game (1957)

Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Employees of the Sleeptite Pajama Factory are looking for a whopping seven-and-a-half cent an hour increase and they won't take no for an answer. Babe Williams is their feisty employee ... See full summary »

Writers: George Abbott, Richard Bissell | Directors: George Abbott, Stanley Donen | Stars: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy Jr.

Votes: 2,179

10. Pal Joey (1957)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.9
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Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("She used to be 'Vera...with the Vanishing Veils'") and now ... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Kingsley, John O'Hara | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 3,038

11. Flower Drum Song (1961)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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Chinese stowaway Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) arrives in San Francisco with her father to meet her fiancé, wealthy nightclub owner Sammy Fong (Jack Soo), in an arranged marriage, but the groom ... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Fields, C.Y. Lee, Oscar Hammerstein II | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Benson Fong, Jack Soo

Votes: 1,826

12. Roberta (1935)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Football player John Kent tags along as Huck Haines and the Wabash Indianians travel to an engagement in Paris, only to lose it immediately. John and company visit his aunt, owner of a posh... See full summary »

Writers: Jerome Kern, Otto A. Harbach, Alice Duer Miller, Jane Murfin, Sam Mintz, Allan Scott, Glenn Tryon | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Randolph Scott

Votes: 1,924

13. One Touch of Venus (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.8
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Fantasy comedy about a young window dresser who kisses a statue of Venus, which then comes to life in the form of Ava Gardner. The problems begin, however, when Venus falls in love with him.

Writers: Harry Kurnitz, Frank Tashlin, S.J. Perelman, Ogden Nash, F. Anstey | Directors: William A. Seiter, Gregory La Cava | Stars: Robert Walker, Ava Gardner, Dick Haymes, Eve Arden

Votes: 841

14. Camelot (1982 TV Movie)

150 min | Musical

7.8
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Part of the cable series "HBO Theatre", this is a videotaped presentation of the 1980 Broadway revival of the musical.

Writer: Alan Jay Lerner | Director: Marty Callner | Stars: Richard Harris, Meg Bussert, Richard Muenz, Barrie Ingham

Votes: 229

15. Lost in the Stars (1974)

G | 97 min | Drama, Musical

6.7
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Brock Peters (To Kill a Mockingbird) is Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister searching the unfamiliar back alleys and shantytowns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Alfred Hayes, Alan Paton | Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Brock Peters, Melba Moore, Raymond St. Jacques, Clifton Davis

Votes: 62

16. A Connecticut Yankee (1955 TV Movie)

77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

5.6
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A live television presentation of Rodgers and Hart's 1927 stage musical.

Writers: Herbert Fields, Mark Twain, Billy Friedberg, Will Glickman, Al Schwartz, Neil Simon | Directors: Bill Hobin, Max Liebman | Stars: Eddie Albert, Janet Blair, Boris Karloff, Gale Sherwood

Votes: 28

17. Leonard Bernstein: Candide (2003 TV Movie)

116 min | Musical, Music

7.7
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Writers: Hugh Wheeler, Voltaire, Vicco von Bülow | Director: Fritz Zeilinger | Stars: Vicco von Bülow, David Stahl, Donald George, Cornelia Götz

Votes: 23

18. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Show Boat (1989)

165 min | Biography, Drama, Music

9.1
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A stage production of the classic musical, videotaped in front of a live audience at the Paper Mill Playhouse, New Jersey.

Writers: Edna Ferber, Oscar Hammerstein II | Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Rebecca Baxter, Richard White, Shelly Burch

Votes: 77