Theaters are not the only place for musicals, the big screen has proven worthy of it as well. Almost everyone love to watch musical films. One of the reasons is that it involves catchy songs, that when you listen to it once, you would want to listen to it over and over again for the next couple of days.
Even if the musical film is so old, it would make you want to re-watch it just to get into the songs. Another reason of course is the dance moves, musical films has songs on them, that involves amazing iconic dance moves that make it even more unforgettable and fun to watch. That is why we have listed down some of the best musical films of all time, if you haven’t seen any of these films, then reading this would definitely make you want to get a copy to watch them over and over again.
“And there’s no mountain too high, no river too wide. Sing out this song and I’ll be there by your side. Storm clouds may gather and stars may collide, but I love you, until the end of time.” – Moulin Rouge!
This first one is film by Baz Luhrmann entitled “Moulin Rouge!” It is a musical romantic film that tells a story about an English poet/writer names Christian, who was portrayed by Scottish actor, Ewan McGregor, who fell in love with a beautiful courtesan, and the star of the Moulin Rouge, Satine, who was played by Academy Award best actress, Nicole Kidman. It was set in 1900, where Christian writes the story of how he and Satine fell in love and overcome obstacles in the Moulin Rouge.
Their short love story was definitely moving that made everyone who watched it fell in love, but unlike any other love story that has a happy ending, this film has a hint of reality into it. But of course, its songs and dance routines are what made it unique. “Moulin Rouge!” is one of the greatest musical films of all time, and it was proven when it was nominated for not just one but eight Oscars. However, it only managed to snag two awards: Best Art Dvirection and Best Costume Design.
This next one is actually known to be one of the best musicals in the world of theater. So when it was turned into a film, no one missed the chance of seeing it, which was kind of obvious with its $441 million earnings in the box office. It is considered to be one of the most star-studded musical films since almost every character was portrayed by a big star. Such as Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham-Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
It was based on the French historical novel of Victor Hugo of the same name. It was set in France in the early 19th century during a political turmoil that involves the Paris Uprising in 1832. The film won three Oscars, including Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway, and Best Hair and Makeup, and Best Sound Mixing.
THE WIZARD OF OZ
This next one is definitely iconic, since it was one of the best classical musical films of all time. Who doesn’t know about the story of the Wizard of Oz? This film was actually based on the novel written by L. Frank Baum during the 1900s entitled, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” The film was released in 1939. This film is known for its technicolor and amazing musical score. It was even nominated as Best Picture in the Academy Awards, but unfortunately lost to “Gone With The Wind.”
“You have plenty of courage, I am sure all you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.” – The Wizard of Oz
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Finally, one of the most famous musical films of all time, The Sound of Music. It is known for its iconic songs that are still sung up to this day, just like, “Do-Re-Mi”, “My Favorite Things” and “The Sound of Music.” It became the highest grossing film of all time in 1966, and it stars one of the best actresses of her generation, Julie Andrews. This film won the Best Picture in the Academy Awards, and it is just so remarkable that in 2001, it was selected by the United States Library of Congress for the preservation in the National Film Registry because it is “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”
If you haven’t seen some films listed here, then you better grab your own copy, since all of them are just worth watching. They wouldn’t be considered to be great if it wasn’t remarkable enough.