100 Best Musicals of All-Time


I have always loved a good musical since I was a child.  My mom collected movie musical soundtracks and I would like to sing along. Today, I still like to sing and I often find songs running through my head throughout the day.

Here are my favourite movie musicals of  all-time:

  1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  2. Singin’ in the Rain (1952) 
  3. Cabaret (1972) 
  4. Moulin Rouge! (2001) 
  5. The Sound of Music (1965) 
  6. Chicago (2002) 
  7. An American in Paris (1951)
  8. West Side Story (1961)
  9. My Fair Lady (1964)
  10. Funny Girl (1968)
  11. A Star Is Born (1954)
  12. Top Hat (1935)
  13. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  14. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  15. 42nd Street (1933)
  16. All That Jazz (1979)
  17. Gigi (1958)
  18. The King and I (1956)
  19. The Band Wagon (1953)
  20. Swing Time (1936)
  21. Oliver! (1968)
  22. The Music Man (1962)
  23. On the Town (1949)
  24. Mary Poppins (1964)
  25. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  26. South Pacific (1958)
  27. White Christmas (1954)
  28. Dreamgirls (2006)
  29. Oklahoma! (1955)
  30. Gypsy (1962)
  31. Guys and Dolls (1955)
  32. The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
  33. Funny Face (1957)
  34. Shall We Dance (1937)
  35. Wonder Man (1945)
  36. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  37. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
  38. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  39. Show Boat (1936)
  40. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  41. Brigadoon (1954)
  42. State Fair (1945)
  43. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
  44. Victor Victoria (1982)
  45. High Society (1956)
  46. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  47. Damn Yankees! (1958)
  48. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
  49. Fame (1980)
  50. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
  51. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
  52. Stormy Weather (1943)
  53. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  54. Carousel (1956)
  55. Pal Joey (1957)
  56. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
  57. Hair (1979) 
  58. Sweet Charity (1969)
  59. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
  60. Show Boat (1951)
  61. The Inspector General (1949)
  62. Porgy and Bess (1959)
  63. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  64. Hello, Dolly! (1969)
  65. The Muppet Movie (1979)
  66. Royal Wedding (1951)
  67. Yentl (1983)
  68. Mamma Mia! (2008)
  69. Grease (1978)
  70. Kiss Me Kate (1953)
  71. Hairspray (2007)
  72. It’s Always Fair Weather (1955)
  73. Easter Parade (1948)
  74. Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
  75. Calamity Jane (1953)
  76. Follow the Fleet (1936)
  77. Babes in Arms (1939)
  78. Carmen Jones (1954)
  79. Rent (2005)
  80. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
  81. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  82. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
  83. Bells Are Ringing (1960)
  84. Anything Goes (1936)
  85. Tommy (1975)
  86. Evita (1996)
  87. The Pajama Game (1957)
  88. Jumbo (1962)
  89. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
  90. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)
  91. A Chorus Line (1985)
  92. Nine (2009)
  93. Viva Las Vegas (1964)
  94. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
  95. The Producers (2005)
  96. Godspell (1973)
  97. Words and Music (1948)
  98. Babes in Toyland (1961)
  99. Mame (1974) 
  100. Xanadu (1980)

Honourable Mention:

  1. Doctor Dolittle (1967)
  2. Camelot (1967)

About Terry Gale

I am Brand Story Director with the MarkBrand Group where I play a key role in the development of the Group's brand learning and coaching programs. I also have an extensive background in human resources and communications, including employer branding. I am an experienced presenter and speaker, as well as a writer and director in film and theatre.

Posted on October 1, 2011, in Movies, Musicals and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. So many great memories! Thanks for this inspiring, personal list of ‘bests’.

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