Top 100 Best Musical Movies of All Time

Greatest Musical Films Ever Made

What are the best musical movies? There was a time when Musical movies were considered as the most entertaining genre. Back in those good old days music and movies were considered two good escape pods to fly away from the horror and sadness of wars and reality. Musical movies were produced in good number which focused equally on the music and the movie drama. People were getting double entertainment from one source and thats why musical movies were considered as sure blockbusters. But who knew that the genre will decline at such a fast rate in later decades that musical movies were be made as less as only a dozen in three or four years. The trend was globally, the only film industry that still produce blockbuster musical movies in the world is – Bollywood. In fact every bollywood film is a musical films.

Musical movies are defined as movies in which the lead characters are involved into singing and (most of the times) dance sequences. Some times these songs were added with the progress of the plot and lyrics were based on the plot elements. But most of the times they were just production numbers added to increase the wide appeal of film. The background music plays a very vital role in the progress of plot of musical movies.

Best Musical Movies

Musical movies were very popular in the pre world war two era and continued to be leading box office movies until the 60s decade. The 70s decade experimented on lots of genres and most of them were successful. Though the 80s decade revisited the musical films but with a lesser success. Instead of adding musical numbers to plot, Film producers either added popular songs to the soundtrack or made original songs for the soundtrack. Disney animation films used musical genre a lot and were highly successful.

Here is a list of 100 most popular Musical films ranging from old musical movies to the most recent musical movies:

100. High School Musical
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99. Funny Face
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98. Nine
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97. How the Grinch Stole the Christmas
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96. Rock of Ages
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95. Repo! The genetic opera
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94. Oliver & Company
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93. Everyone Says I Love you
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92. A Goofy Movie
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91. Evita
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90. An American Tail
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89. Meet Me In St. Louis
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88. Gentleman Prefers Blonde
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87. Meet the fables
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86. History of the World
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85. James and the Giant Peach
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84. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
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83. Kabhie khushi Kabhie Gham
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82. Rockstar
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81. Victor Victoria
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80. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
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79. Hair
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78. Rent
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77. Cry-Baby
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76. Pierrot Le Fou
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75. Yellow Submarine
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74. The Brave Little Toaster
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73. Burlesque
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72. Jesus Christ Superstar
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71. Dreamgirls
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70. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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69. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
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68. Little Shop of Horrors
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67. An American In paris
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66. Devdas
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65. White Christmas
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64. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
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63. Robin Hood: Men in Tights
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62. Annie
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61. Anastasia
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60. The Prince of Egypt
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59. The Great Mouse Detective
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58. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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57. A Night at the Opera
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56. Rio
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55. Hairspray
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54. Dumbo
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53. All that Jazz
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52. Pocahontas
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51. The Phantom of the Opera
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50. Oliver!
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49. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayege
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48. Mamma Mia!
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47. The Producers
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46. Cabaret
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45. The Muppet Movie
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44. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
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43. Hercules
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42. The King and I
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41. Sholay
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40. The Jungle Book
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39. 8 Women
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38. Across the Universe
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37. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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36. The Princess and the Frog
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35. Sleeping Beauty
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34. The Meaning Of Life
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33. The Muppets
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32. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
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31. A Hard day’s Night
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30. Mulan
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29. Corpse Bride
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28. The Little Mermaid
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27. The Muppet Christmas Carol
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26. Fiddler on the Roof
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25. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
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24. Duck Soup
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23. Cinderella
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22. Tangled
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21. Dancer in the Dark
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20. Labyrinth
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19. Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs
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18. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
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17. The Nightmare before Christmas
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16. Pink Floyd The Wall
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15. West Side Story
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14. My Fair Lady
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13. Marry Poppins
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12. Enchanted
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11. Chicago
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10. Moulin Rouge!
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9. Aladdin
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8. Grease
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7. Les Miserables
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6. Sweeney Todd: Demon Barber of Fleet Street
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5. Beauty and the Beast
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4. The Sound of Music
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3. Singin in the Rain
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2. The Wizard of Oz
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1. The Lion King
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This was our list of 100 Most classic musical films. Which one would have made to your list and which one you would have skipped in your list of best musical films? Share your views in the comment box below.

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