Best Live Action Musicalsby CuratingAesthetics | created - 17 Oct 2017 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
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R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical
The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett.
Votes: 326,513 | Gross: $52.90M
3. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.
Votes: 203,847 | Gross: $170.69M
4. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Votes: 123,646 | Gross: $139.88M
•”A mental mind fuck can be nice.” •"It's not easy having a good time. Even smiling makes my face ache." •“Don’t dream it. Be it.” •”Crawling on the planet's face - some insects called the human race. Lost in time and lost in space... and meaning.”
5. Enchanted (2007)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A young maiden in a land called Andalasia, who is prepared to be wed, is sent away to New York City by an evil queen, where she falls in love with a lawyer.
Votes: 167,459 | Gross: $127.81M
6. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.
7. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 356,517 | Gross: $2.08M
9. Labyrinth (1986)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Sixteen-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby (Toby Froud) when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie).
Votes: 115,650 | Gross: $12.73M
10. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.
11. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House.
Votes: 110,986 | Gross: $51.27M
Patrick Wilson’s voice is a dream.
12. Pitch Perfect (2012)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
Votes: 260,782 | Gross: $65.00M
14. Rock of Ages (2012)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
A small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.
Votes: 70,656 | Gross: $38.52M
I'm only adding this movie for the soundtrack. The movie was a pretty squeaky clean piece of shit.
15. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
Approved | 128 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical
A poor, uneducated mountain girl leaves her cabin in search of respect, a wealthy husband, and a better life in this fictionalized biopic of Margaret "Molly" Brown, who survived the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic.
Votes: 3,107 | Gross: $13.17M
16. Mary Poppins (1964)
G | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Votes: 146,256 | Gross: $102.27M
17. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.
Votes: 164,671 | Gross: $4.00M
19. Les Misérables (2012)
PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.
Votes: 290,079 | Gross: $148.81M
20. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.
Votes: 59,847 | Gross: $38.75M
21. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
PG | 129 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.
Votes: 246,382 | Gross: $504.01M
I’ll admit I was nervous when they announced this was being made because the animated Beauty and the Beast is one of my all-time favorite movies. Luckily I was not disappointed as this film was beautifully made and Emma Watson was the PERFECT Belle. Loved the new songs. However, I will say the story needed work and some of the editing was off.
22. Nashville (2012–2018)
TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Follows the lives and tragedies of rising and fading country music stars in Nashville, Tennessee.
THIS. This is how you make a musical television show. Great music, great cast, mostly great storyline. Highly recommend.
23. Grease (1978)
PG-13 | 110 min | Musical, Romance
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Votes: 215,787 | Gross: $188.76M
Let's be real - this movie has a terrible message about how you have to change everything about yourself to be with the person you like. But, it's a classic and the songs are really good. Side note: What was with the flying car?
24. Grease 2 (1982)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.
Votes: 30,854 | Gross: $15.17M
The more sexual version of Grease 1, with a more interesting female lead, a much hotter male lead, some banger songs, and a similar message. Upgrade?
25. Smash (2012–2013)
TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Musical
There is more drama behind the scenes than on stage, as the team prepares an ambitious Broadway musical on the life of Marilyn Monroe.
Season 1 was great but then the show fell off the wagon in season 2, which unfortunately led to its cancellation. Some powerhouse voices, though.
26. The Greatest Showman (2017)
PG | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Votes: 206,997 | Gross: $174.34M
Plot wise this is pretty garbage. It’s only saved by the music.
27. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Music
Showgirl Deloris Van Cartier returns as Sister Mary Clarence to teach music to a group of Catholic students whose run-down school is slated for closure.
Votes: 45,257 | Gross: $57.32M
Yo’ mama’s so fat she sat on a rainbow and Skittles popped out.
28. Sister Act (1992)
PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
When a worldly singer witnesses a mob crime, the police hide her as a nun in a traditional convent where she has trouble fitting in.
Votes: 80,291 | Gross: $139.61M
29. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
G | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
An apprentice witch, three kids and a cynical magician conman search for the missing component to a magic spell to be used in the defense of Britain in WWII.
Votes: 31,546 | Gross: $18.53M