Since cinema sound was invented, musicals became a major part of cinemas. People loved this type of music because of the amazing way dialogues were turned to music all the time. Here are the top 10 musicals of all time that you must watch.
This musical movie was released in 1972. The music was catchy and seductive. It was directed by Bob Fosse and had songs by Kander and Ebb. The movie portrays the Nazi rule and the evil destiny of the Germans with catchy songs. It had a very romantic storyline.
Singin’ in the Rain
It is the also the title song of the film and the most popular musical sequence in the history of the genre. It was an American musical comedy. The co-directors of the movie Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen accessed a catalog of songs that were co-written over the years by their boss Arthur Freed. Legendary songwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green wrote the screenplay.
This musical was a hit in 1978. John Travolta was seen disco-dancing superstar with Olivia Newton-John. The story of the musical revolves around a tough guy who meets a cute girl. Things like rock ‘n’ roll, teenage pregnancy, smoking, etc. were part of the movie.
My Fair Lady
The lyrics of this musical were done by Alan Jay Lerner, and the music was by Frederick Loewe. The story is about man’s boast to pass off flower seller Elia Doolittle, played by Audrey Hepburn as a duchess.The movie is about love and socialist principles.
Meet Me in St Louis
This musical was released in 1944. It is about the optimistic wartime America. It was produced by Authur Freed. The songs from this movie were played at night clubs for many decades.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
It was a very colorful musical of the ‘60s. In this movie, Catherine Deneuve plays the role of a dreamer who works in her mother’s umbrella shop. It gets involved in a romantic relationship with the mechanic guy when he is about to go to fight the Algerian war. After he comes back, he finds her in love with someone else, and he falls in love again as well. There is music throughout the movie.
This musical has great songs. It was released in the mid-1970s, and the film had lots of children. It was a story of gangsters who were a war.Scott Baio played the role of Bugsy. The songs were by Paul Williams.
West Side Story
It is about racial tensions that lead to civil rights movement. The movie shows that even street gangs can dance ballet and a firing squad could have a romantic dinner. It shows love at first site. The movie portrays passions of youth in a war setting.
It was released in 1975 and was directed by Ken Russel. It is full of British rock and has songs b Eric Clapton and Elton John. The songs were beautifully weaved into the story.
It was a British musical that were on music hall in the 1940s, and it was on the pop charts in the 50s. This musical received six Academy Awards. The movie was adapted from Charles Dicken’s story of deprivation.
All these movies were the greatest musicals ever and people still remember them for their amazing music and how they blended with the storyline.