The Blues Brothers
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Wizard of Oz
Anyone any more suggestions?
Phantom of the Paradise
Across the Universe
The American Astronaut
Does Dong, a.k.a. The Hole kind of count?
I can’t resist.
And I second The Blues Brothers.
Rumplesink something must be wrong with me because I love musicals, and I love all three of those films.
…and Across the Universe is simply horrid, so it may actually fit the bill.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Coppola’s One From The Heart is outstanding, if not in realisation then at least in ambition.
Singing In The Rain is as good a satire as it is musical too.
Oh, and Magnolia is a musical of sorts.
Beauty and the Beast (assuming they don’t also have a further complex with “kiddie shit”)DreamgirlsAcross the UniverseSouth Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut
And possibly Ray and Walk the Line
And maybe (just maybe), out on the fringe of genre play, there’s O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Last Waltz
One Trick Pony
Pennies From Heaven
I’ll Do Anything
All that Jazz
The Wicker Man (1973)
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
PINK FLOYD THE WALL
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
across the universe? really? do you even like movies? do you even like music? or are you just a fan of bono’s rendition of “i am the walrus”?
Cannibal The Musical
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Dancer in the Dark
These are the only musicals I really like, besides maybe Wizard of Oz, that I can think of. I couldn’t stand Sweeney Todd, that style of music just bores me to tears. Maybe I’d give it another chance. Nightmare Before Christmas was unbelievable visually, but the music in it didn’t do it for me either.
Thank you Sweedishbeaches. It had to be said.
True Stories is a good one. Strange little film.
Cabaret is really the only musical I can sit through (I don’t count The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka as musicals – at least not in the traditional way)
@Fredo – That was my point. I can’t stand musicals, but I like the three I listed. They’re not traditional musicals, but have a lot of songs and singing in them. Most of the films people are listing here are not musicals in the traditional sense.
The hole -TSAI MING-LIANG
A nous la libertè -RENE’ CLAIR
The Nightmare Before Christmas -HENRY SELICK
I’m not a fan of musicals, either. But I do like True Stories, as well. I’d also recommend:
The Commitments—their versions of the songs are more ingrained in my brain than the originals. And the scene where the drummer beats up the singer is classic.
The Nightmare Before Christmas—Danny Elfman is as much an author of this project as Tim Burton and Henry Selick. Not only did he compose the music and write lyrics, he also sang as Jack Skellington.
Citizen Dog—a real oddity from Thailand, the songs range from ballads (in Thai, naturally) to rap, it’s also beautiful to look at, shot in super saturated High Definition. Every frame of this film has been meticulously put together, and is as imaginative as they come. It can be a little too whimsical at times, though. I have never seen a film from from South East Asia that’s as polished as this.
I have trouble understanding why some people hate musicals? I love musicals — susension of disbelief, going with the good feeling most musicals impart, and the art and craft of vocals, performance, choreography, dancing…the greatest musicals are sublime experiences.
I suppose if you hate musicals, watch ones that seem to be of another genre: Cabaret is a perfect example, great movie. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast? Does Nashville count (“I’m Easy” being one of the greatest movie songs EVER)? Well, probably not. And of course, one of the GREAT musicals of all time — South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut.
The Singing Detective (80’s tv series starring Michael Gambon)
Le dernier chaperon rouge
A real nice short film wich not only is a musical but also a horror, fantasy and countless other genres.
you can check it at youtube
Une femme est une femme | Jean-Luc GodardLes parapluies de Cherbourg | Jacques DemyHedwig and the Angry Inch | John Cameron Mitchell (my favorite)