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1. The Stars Are Singing (1953)

Approved | 99 min | Musical

Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Rosemary Clooney, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Lauritz Melchior, Bob Williams

Votes: 54

2. Forever Plaid (2008)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Musical

Forever Plaid is an affectionate musical homage to the close-harmony 'guy groups' that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. This quartet of high-school chums, and their ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Ross | Stars: Stan Chandler, David Engel, Larry Raben, Daniel Reichard

Votes: 50

3. Somebody Loves Me (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Biography, Musical, Romance

Blossom Seeley climbs to Broadway success with her partner Benny Fields, then retires to become his wife.

Director: Irving Brecher | Stars: Betty Hutton, Ralph Meeker, Robert Keith, Adele Jergens

Votes: 209

4. The Pirates of Penzance (1980 TV Movie)

122 min | Comedy, Musical

A young man named Frederick leaves the zany band of pirates he was raised by to find true love and respectability, but when the Pirate King turns up to call on an old debt, Frederick must ... See full summary »

Directors: Wilford Leach, Joshua White | Stars: Kevin Kline, G. Eugene Moose, Rex Smith, Patricia Routledge

Votes: 334

5. Standing Ovation (2010)

PG | 105 min | Musical

22 Metascore

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.

Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Devon Jordan, Ashley Cutrona, Erika Corvette, London Clark

Votes: 612 | Gross: $0.53M

6. Moonlight Serenade (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

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.

Director: Giancarlo Tallarico | Stars: Amy Adams, Alec Newman, Scott Anderson, JB Blanc

Votes: 573

7. Yentl (1983)

PG | 133 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

Director: Barbra Streisand | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Mandy Patinkin, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 10,571 | Gross: $40.22M

8. Hot Rhythm (1944)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Jimmy O'Brien (Robert Lowery)and Sammy Rubin (Sidney Miller), write jingle commercials for radio, and meet Mary Adams (Dona Drake), who wants to break into radio as a soloist for a band. ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Robert Lowery, Dona Drake, Tim Ryan, Irene Ryan

Votes: 65

9. It's a Pleasure (1945)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Don Martin is a star hockey player with the Wildcats until he is barred from Hockey for hitting a referee. Through the actions of Chris, Don is able to get a job with Buzz Fletcher's ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Sonja Henie, Michael O'Shea, Marie McDonald, Bill Johnson

Votes: 140

10. Idaho (1943)

Approved | 70 min | Western

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.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette, Bob Nolan, Sons of the Pioneers

Votes: 77

11. The Vagabond King (1956)

Approved | 86 min | Musical, Romance

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.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Oreste Kirkop, Rita Moreno, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 175

12. Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Musical

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.

Director: Claude Binyon | Stars: Alan Young, Dinah Shore, Adele Jergens, Robert Merrill

Votes: 96

13. San Fernando Valley (1944)

Passed | 74 min | Western

A ranch owner fires his ranch hands and brings in women to replace them. The owner's daughter wants the male hands back and comes up with a plan to do it. They will rustle the horses and ... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Jean Porter

Votes: 53

14. Memphis the Musical (2011)

Not Rated | 165 min | Musical

Memphis is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of the musically-rich Tennessee city. With an original ... See full summary »

Director: Don Roy King | Stars: Todrick Hall, James Monroe Iglehart, Derrick Baskin, Paul McGill

Votes: 163

15. I Could Go on Singing (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Musical

Jenny Bowman is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne to see her son Matt again, spending a few glorious days with him while his father... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 1,120

16. Beach Ball (1965)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Musical

Edd Byrnes tries to get an ethnic-music-studies grant to buy instruments for his rock and roll group, the Wigglers. College-finance-committee members Chris Noel, Gail Gilmore, Mikki Jameson... See full summary »

Director: Lennie Weinrib | Stars: Edd Byrnes, Chris Noel, Robert Logan, Aron Kincaid

Votes: 129

17. Hit Parade of 1943 (1943)

Approved | 82 min | Music, Romance

One of the many films made at Republic with a year attached to the "Hit Parade" title, which came from the "Hit Parade" radio program sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes. On reissue all of... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: John Carroll, Susan Hayward, Gail Patrick, Eve Arden

Votes: 83

18. Lulu Belle (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance

Lulu Belle is singing in a cheap dive in Natchez, Mississippi in the early 1900's when she meets rising young attorney George Davis. He gives up his fiancée and career to marry Lulu Bell. ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, George Montgomery, Albert Dekker, Otto Kruger

Votes: 89

19. Springtime in the Sierras (1947)

Passed | 75 min | Action, Music, Western

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.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine

Votes: 112

20. Mister Rock and Roll (1957)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Musical

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.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: Alan Freed, Teddy Randazzo, Lois O'Brien, Rocky Graziano

Votes: 62

21. Melody Parade (1943)

Not Rated | 73 min | Musical

A busboy at a nightclub sets out to make sure that the pretty blonde hatcheck girl gets the singing career she's always wanted.

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Mary Beth Hughes, Eddie Quillan, Tim Ryan, Irene Ryan

Votes: 14

22. First a Girl (1935)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Musical

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: 382

23. Country Music Holiday (1958)

Approved | 81 min | Music, Romance

The story of a hillbilly singer's rise to fame.

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Ferlin Husky, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rocky Graziano, Faron Young

Votes: 28

24. The Mikado (1939)

Not Rated | 90 min | Musical, Comedy

The son of the Mikado of Japan, a wandering minstrel, falls for a girl who is engaged to her guardian.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Kenny Baker, John Barclay, Martyn Green, Sydney Granville

Votes: 548

25. The Emperor's New Clothes (1987)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

In Europe several several centuries ago, a group of prisoners about to be executed are freed as part of the celebration of the upcoming marriage of the emperor's daughter, Princess Gilda, ... See full summary »

Director: David Irving | Stars: Sid Caesar, Clive Revill, Robert Morse, Lysette Anthony

Votes: 149

26. Rising Stars (2010)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

Challenged with creating songs and music videos, three musical acts find more than their futures on the line when the competition gets fierce and their lives are caught on tape broadcast to... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Millican | Stars: Fisher Stevens, Catherine Mary Stewart, Graham Patrick Martin, Barry Corbin

Votes: 186

27. The Frog Prince (1988)

G | 86 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

Children's musical based on Grimm's fairy tale of The Frog-King. A young girl learns how to be a good friend and princess with the help of a "tall frog."

Director: Jackson Hunsicker | Stars: Aileen Quinn, John Paragon, Helen Hunt, Clive Revill

Votes: 553

28. One from the Heart (1981)

R | 107 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

57 Metascore

Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship.... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Frederic Forrest, Teri Garr, Raul Julia, Nastassja Kinski

Votes: 4,329 | Gross: $0.64M

29. Bop Girl Goes Calypso (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Musical

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.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Judy Tyler, Bobby Troup, Margo Woode, Mary Kaye

Votes: 87

30. Brazil (1944)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A songwriter struggles to produce another successful hit for the National Brazilian song contest.

Director: Joseph Santley | Stars: Tito Guízar, Virginia Bruce, Edward Everett Horton, Robert Livingston

Votes: 130

31. Starstruck (1982)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

Young woman wants to become the next big singer with the help of her friends and despite the wishes of her working class family.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Jo Kennedy, Ross O'Donovan, Margo Lee, Max Cullen

Votes: 789

32. Company (2007)

Short, Sci-Fi

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 | Stars: Joni Martin Rauen, Jeffrey Fellin, Faith Rauen

33. Atlantic City (1944)

Approved | 87 min | Musical, Romance

Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic City became a famous resort.

Director: Ray McCarey | Stars: Constance Moore, Stanley Brown, Charley Grapewin, Jerry Colonna

Votes: 48

34. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

65 Metascore

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.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

Votes: 29,905 | Gross: $1.05M

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35. Camp (2003)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

55 Metascore

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.

Director: Todd Graff | Stars: Don Dixon, Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus

Votes: 5,285 | Gross: $1.63M

36. Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

R | 98 min | Horror, Musical, Sci-Fi

32 Metascore

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.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Alexa PenaVega, Sarah Brightman

Votes: 21,643 | Gross: $0.14M

37. Silver Skates (1943)

Not Rated | 78 min | Musical, Sport

Claire (Patricia Morison), owner of an ice-show, faces bankruptcy because Belita (Belita), star of the show, is about to leave and marry her sweetheart Tom (Henry Wadsworth). Danny (Kenny ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Goodwins | Stars: Kenny Baker, Belita, Patricia Morison, Werner Groebli

Votes: 54

38. Sailing Along (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Kay, who works on a Thames River barge, and Steve are secretly in love with each other but do their best to hide it. Kay wants desperately to be a music-hall star and Steve wants to be a ... See full summary »

Director: Sonnie Hale | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Barry MacKay, Jack Whiting, Roland Young

Votes: 135

39. Sunday School Musical (2008 Video)

G | 93 min | Drama, Musical

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.

Director: Rachel Lee Goldenberg | Stars: Chris Chatman, Candise Lakota, Krystle Connor, Robert Acinapura

Votes: 670

40. Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

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.

Director: Lou Adler | Stars: Peter Donat, Diane Lane, Marin Kanter, Laura Dern

Votes: 2,024

41. Absolute Beginners (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

In 1958 London a young photographer seeks media stardom to keep the love of a beautiful, aspiring fashion designer.

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Patsy Kensit, Eddie O'Connell, David Bowie, James Fox

Votes: 2,739 | Gross: $0.93M

42. The Big Gay Musical (2009)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Paul and Eddie have just begun previews for the new Off-Broadway musical "Adam and Steve Just the Way God Made 'Em." Their lives strangely mirror the characters they are playing. Paul is ... See full summary »

Directors: Casper Andreas, Fred M. Caruso | Stars: Lena Hall, Daniel Robinson, Joey Dudding, Jeff Metzler

Votes: 1,557 | Gross: $0.02M

43. Were the World Mine (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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.

Director: Tom Gustafson | Stars: Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams

Votes: 4,738 | Gross: $0.12M

44. Colma: The Musical (2006)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

In the town of Colma, just south of San Francisco, the dead outnumber the living one thousand to one. Here, one wouldn't expect teenagers to burst out in song, or dance around cemeteries ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wong | Stars: Jake Moreno, H.P. Mendoza, L.A. Renigen, Sigrid Sutter

Votes: 416 | Gross: $0.13M

45. Evening Primrose (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Fantasy, Horror, Musical

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.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Dorothy Stickney, Larry Gates, Charmian Carr

Votes: 204

46. Rome & Jewel (2008)

91 min | Drama, Musical

This modernization of Shakespear's tragic love story Romeo and Juliette is set in Los Angeles against a backdrop of inter-racial romance.

Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Nate Parker, Lindsey Haun, Allen Maldonado, Elijah Kelley

Votes: 124

47. Don't Go in the Woods (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror, Musical

29 Metascore

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.

Director: Vincent D'Onofrio | Stars: Bo Boddie, Eric Bogosian, Gwynn Galitzer, Tim Lajcik

Votes: 939

48. Hey, Let's Twist! (1961)

Not Rated | 79 min | Musical

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.

Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Joey Dee, The Starliters, Jo Ann Campbell, Teddy Randazzo

Votes: 86

49. The Apple (1980)

PG | 90 min | Music, Musical, Sci-Fi

In 1994, a young couple enters the world of the music industry, and subsequently the world of drugs.

Director: Menahem Golan | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, George Gilmour, Grace Kennedy, Allan Love

Votes: 1,529

50. Michael Tilson Thomas: The Thomashefskys (2012)

Not Rated | 128 min

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.

Directors: Patricia Birch, Gary Halvorson | Star: Michael Tilson Thomas

51. Viva Maria! (1965)

Not Rated | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.4