Mamma Mia! (2008)

MusicalCuteMindlessLighthearted

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on a Greek island is about to marry off the spirited young daughter she's raised alone. But, the daughter has secretly invited three of her mother's ex-lovers in the hopes of finding her biological father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phyllida Lloyd
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Amanda Seyfried  •  Colin Firth
Grease (1978)

MusicalClassicRomanticFunny

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

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Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and demanding ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
Singin' in the Rain (1952)

MusicalClassicFunnyEnjoyable

In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gene Kelly  •  Stanley Donen
CAST:  Gene Kelly  •  Donald O'Connor  •  Debbie Reynolds  •  Jean Hagen
Fame (1980)

MusicalDramaticThought provokingOriginal

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Eddie Barth  •  Irene Cara  •  Lee Curreri  •  Laura Dean
Victor/Victoria (1982)

MusicalFunCleverEnjoyable

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
Across the Universe (2007)

MusicalEnjoyableFantasticalAdventurous

When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Julie Taymor
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Jim Sturgess  •  Joe Anderson  •  Dana Fuchs
My Fair Lady (1964)

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A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

MusicalFunnyFunBrilliant

Seymour Krelborn is a nerdy orphan working at Mushnik's, a flower shop in urban Skid Row. He harbors a crush on fellow co-worker Audrey Fulquard, and is berated by Mr. Mushnik daily. One day as Seymour is seeking a new mysterious plant, he finds a very mysterious ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Oz
CAST:  Rick Moranis  •  Ellen Greene  •  Vincent Gardenia  •  Steve Martin
The Little Mermaid (1989)

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This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
Enchanted (2007)

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The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on a "happily ever ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Patrick Dempsey  •  Amy Adams  •  James Marsden  •  Timothy Spall
Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Trousdale  •  Kirk Wise
CAST:  Paige O'Hara  •  Robby Benson  •  Richard White  •  Jerry Orbach
The Wizard of Oz (1939)

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Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victor Fleming
CAST:  Judy Garland  •  Frank Morgan  •  Ray Bolger  •  Bert Lahr
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Sharman
CAST:  Meat Loaf  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Barry Bostwick  •  Richard O'Brien
Pitch Perfect (2012)

MusicalFunCuteCharming

College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Moore
CAST:  Anna Kendrick  •  Skylar Astin  •  Ben Platt  •  Brittany Snow
Chicago (2002)

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Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Marshall
Anastasia (1997)

MusicalCharmingWhimsicalEnjoyable

This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, Anastasia encounters two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don Bluth  •  Gary Goldman
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Meg Ryan  •  Kelsey Grammer  •  Christopher Lloyd
The Blues Brothers (1980)

ClassicFunnyMusicalAction-packed

Jake Blues is just out of jail, and teams up with his brother, Elwood on a 'mission from God' to raise funds for the orphanage in which they grew up. The only thing they can do is do what they do best: play music. So they get their old band together, and set out on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Dan Aykroyd  •  John Belushi  •  Cab Calloway  •  Carrie Fisher
Les Misérables (2012)

MusicalIntenseEmotionalHeartbreaking

An adaptation of the successful stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel set in 19th-century France, in which a paroled prisoner named Jean Valjean seeks redemption.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Hooper
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Russell Crowe  •  Anne Hathaway  •  Amanda Seyfried
The Prince of Egypt (1998)

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This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Simon Wells  •  Steve Hickner
CAST:  Val Kilmer  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Patrick Stewart  •  Michelle Pfeiffer