Remakes: Musicalsby bderoes-12985 | created - 03 Nov 2017 | updated - 09 Mar 2019 | Public
...and some of their non-musical antecedents. Feature films only, except some honorable mentions in the comments. An * by the title means it's NOT a musical.
The idea for this list, and 25 entries, were stolen from http://www.imdb.com/list/ls003544395 Thanks deano11, who has lots more Remake lists. http://www.imdb.com/user/ur6037720/
Then I stole 78 titles from this list: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls005595626/ and 76 from here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls074210095/ eliminated 47+ duplicates, and contributed some entries of my own (2 trios from memory, a bunch from searching the keyword "remake".)
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1. Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical
An entertainer impersonates a look-alike banker, causing comic confusion for wife and girlfriend.
2. That Night in Rio (1941)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical
An entertainer in Rio impersonates a wealthy aristocrat. When the aristocrat's wife asks him to carry the impersonation further, complications ensue.
3. On the Riviera (1951)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical
An American entertainer impersonates a wealthy aviator and flirts with his lookalike's neglected wife.
Votes: 853 | Gross: $2.50M
4. Three Blind Mice (1938)
Approved | 75 min | Comedy
Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her... See full summary »
5. Moon Over Miami (1941)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Sisters Kay and Barbara arrive in Miami from Texas looking for rich husbands.
6. Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)
Approved | 100 min | Musical
A reworking of the movie Three Blind Mice (1938) based on the play of the same name, which in turn led to another remake Moon Over Miami (1941). This remake is set during the turn of the ... See full summary »
7. First a Girl (1935)
Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Musical
Elizabeth dreams of being a music-hall singer. She gets to know Victor, that quite unexpectedly gets a female part in a music-hall number. He unfortunately finds himself voiceless, so, why wouldn't Elizabeth replace him in it?
8. Victor Victoria (1982)
PG | 134 min | Comedy, Music, Musical
A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.
Votes: 18,807 | Gross: $21.93M
9. The Good Companions (1933)
95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Musical taken from J.B. Priestley's novel about three musicians joining together to save a failing concert party, the Dinky Doos.
10. The Good Companions (1957)
104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A touring variety troupe, the "Dinky Doos" are in financial trouble. An encounter with three strangers - Inigo Jollifant (a romantic, song-writing ex-schoolmaster), Miss Trant (a ... See full summary »
11. My Sister Eileen (1942)
Approved | 96 min | Comedy
Two sisters move from Ohio to New York with hopes of stardom.
12. My Sister Eileen (1955)
Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
After submitting a story of her beautiful sister, a woman assumes her identity to maintain the attention of a playboy publisher.
My Sister Eileen (1942) (1942)*, My Sister Eileen (1955) (1955), Wonderful Town (1958) (1958) The original source material had been adapted into the Broadway musical "Wonderful Town", with the star of the previous film Rosalind Russell. This musical uses the same source material, but has entirely new music (opting not to bring "Wonderful Town" to the big screen).
13. The Women (1939)
Not Rated | 133 min | Comedy, Drama
A study of the lives and romantic entanglements of various interconnected women.
Votes: 12,109 | Gross: $2.27M
14. The Opposite Sex (1956)
Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York City Theater Producer Steven Hilliard (Leslie Nielsen) and his wife, former popular radio singer Kay Ashley Hilliard (June Allyson), ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,289 | Gross: $6.02M
15. Ninotchka (1939)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
A stern Russian woman sent to Paris on official business finds herself attracted to a man who represents everything she is supposed to detest.
Votes: 18,170 | Gross: $1.19M
16. Silk Stockings (1957)
Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to ... See full summary »
17. The Producers (1967)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Music
A stage-play producer devises a plan to make money by producing a sure-fire flop.
Votes: 48,347 | Gross: $0.11M
18. The Producers (2005)
PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical
After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck Producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
Votes: 39,790 | Gross: $19.38M
19. Hairspray (1988)
PG | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Votes: 19,221 | Gross: $6.67M
20. Hairspray (2007)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.
Votes: 116,956 | Gross: $118.87M
21. Nights of Cabiria (1957)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak.
Votes: 41,147 | Gross: $0.75M
22. Sweet Charity (1969)
G | 149 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith despite endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar will be the one to do it.
Votes: 4,786 | Gross: $3.43M
23. 8½ (1963)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama
A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.
Votes: 104,748 | Gross: $0.05M
24. Nine (2009)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Famous film director Guido Contini struggles to find harmony in his professional and personal lives, as he engages in dramatic relationships with his wife, his mistress, his muse, his agent, and his mother.
Votes: 41,806 | Gross: $24.00M
25. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
26. High Society (1956)
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A spoiled heiress must choose among three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter.
Votes: 13,257 | Gross: $13.00M
27. The Male Animal (1942)
Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Romance
It's Homecoming weekend at Midwestern University, the weekend which will culminate with the big game between Midwestern and Michigan. Homecoming marks the return for the first time in six ... See full summary »
28. She's Working Her Way Through College (1952)
Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Musical
A burlesque dancer goes to college, where she romances a professor and helps put on a musical show.
29. Chicago (1927)
Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart, kills her boyfriend in cold blood after he leaves her.
Votes: 363 | Gross: $1.05M
30. 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: 210,352 | Gross: $170.69M
31. Gigi (1949)
82 min | Comedy, Romance
Gilberte is a sixteen year old girl raised by her aunt and grandmother to be a demimondaine. But she's not ready for that yet, and spends her days in lessons and in teasing Mamita's old ... See full summary »
32. Gigi (1958)
G | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.
33. A Christmas Carol (1938)
Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife.
34. Scrooge (1970)
G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Votes: 8,736 | Gross: $3.70M
35. A Connecticut Yankee (1931)
Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Hank Morgan takes a trip back in time to King Arthur's Court.
A Connecticut Yankee (1931) (1931)*, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1948) (1949) Based on Mark Twain's book.
36. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1948)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.
A Connecticut Yankee (1931) (1931)*, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1948) (1949) Intended as a film version of the Rodgers & Hart musical, but became a musical adaptation of Twain's source material with all-new songs.
37. Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Working girl Janie is proposed to by a conservative car salesman, a bohemian auto mechanic, and a millionaire playboy and must make a choice.
38. The Girl Most Likely (1957)
Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Musical
Dodie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dodie accepts... See full summary »
39. Room Service (1938)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy
A penniless theatrical producer must outwit the hotel efficiency expert trying to evict him from his room, while securing a backer for his new play.
40. Step Lively (1944)
Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Music
Gordon Miller is rehearsing a musical comedy in the penthouse suite of Gribble's hotel...on credit. The mounting bill is driving Gribble frantic. Chaos increases when playwright Glen ... See full summary »
41. Ah Wilderness! (1935)
Passed | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
Story of small-town life in turn-of-the-century America, and a young boy's problems facing adolescence.
42. Summer Holiday (1948)
Approved | 93 min | Musical
Danville, Connecticut at the turn of the century. Young Richard Miller lives in a middle-class neighborhood with his family. He is in love with the girl next-door, Muriel, but her father ... See full summary »
43. Too Many Husbands (1940)
Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Romance
Long-missing Bill Cardew returns to find his wife Vicky remarried...and in no hurry to settle for just one husband.
44. Three for the Show (1955)
Approved | 93 min | Musical