Top 8 Movie Musicals (live-action)

Throughout history, there have been famous musical movies like “The Sound of Music”, “My Fair Lady”, and more. Historical singers can be in those musicals like Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Elvis Presley, Fred Astaire, James Cagney, Frank Sinatra, and etc. In this list, we’re looking at the top 8 musical movies that had ever made cinema history.

8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). You’ll definitely want to do the time warp over and over again, especially over Halloween. Told by a criminologist, Brad and Janet took a wrong turn at a big castle on a dark night, they get invited to a big party where Transylvanian members are with Dr. Frank-N-Furter. They get into the biggest Halloween scare that they had ever faced, as the songs were amazing.

7. The Greatest Showman (2017). Based on a true story, this was how P.T. Barnum followed his dreams to becoming a showman. By hiring those misfits such as a singing bearded lady, Asian Siamese twins, a dog boy, some acrobats & etc, this was the very beginning of the Ringling Bros & Barnum Bailey Circus that had lasted from that moment, to almost 150 years. H. Jackman was the magnificent P.T. Barnum.

6. Kissin Cousins (1964). There is not one Elvis Presley, but two Elvis Presley’s! One who is wearing black hair, working for the U.S. Air Force, and the other one is a blonde hillbilly who doesn’t trust Yankees. Almost like “The Prince and the Pauper” by Mark Twain, but a little different. A U.S. military platoon deal with hillbillies for a ICBM location as they made a deal with a mountain man in the very end.

5. The Wizard of Oz (1939). This made Judy Garland very famous on. Dorothy and her doggy, Toto got caught up in their house, blown away in a twister, as they get taken to the Land of Oz. By avoiding wicked witches, meeting up with a scarecrow, a tin man, and a cowardly lion, they make their way to a special wizard who lived in Emerald City. As he would fulfill their wishes before the wizard could leave Oz.

4. Anchors Aweigh (1945). Frank Sinatra was amazing as a young actor/singer, as Gene Kelly did his famous dance with Jerry the mouse from “Tom & Jerry”. Two U.S. Navy sailors who are on 4 day leave, head for Hollywood, in Los Angeles, USA as they met up with two women. One of them owns a child who wanted to join the Navy like those two. They in fact, went to the actual location of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios!!

3. Rock Around The Clock (1956). Bill Haley & The Comets star as themselves in this musical that will give you tons of rock and roll, as you will definitely want to rock around the clock. In the early days of rock and roll, Bill Haley and his band were the very first as a band manager was able to hire them. He did indeed, got into a loving affair with a female dancer joining them, as they got engaged at the end.

2. In The Navy (1941). Its laugh ahoy kids! Bud Abbott and Lou Costello get themselves in the U.S. Navy, as Dick Powell, the Andrew Sisters, Dick Foran, Butch & Buddy, Shemp Howard, and the Condos Brothers join them. In the merriest hit Navy musical that took them out at sea from Los Angeles, USA to tropical Hawaii. With amazing musical songs, and gobs of fun, this is a voyage for all ages who love those guys.

1. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942). Taking the number 1# spot on the list, is the musical that gave America the songs we will want to listen to, over and over again when it’s Independence Day. July 4th. In fact, James Cagney’s dancing was amazing that made me smile. By telling us the biography of George M. Cohan, he did songs like ‘You’re a Grand Old Flag’ & ‘Over There’ that made him win the Congressional Medal of Honor by U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt at the very end of this.

Do you agree with my picks? Which are your favourite live action musical movies? Some of these were not only critically acclaimed, but also won Golden Globe Awards and Oscar awards, as well as earning as few nominations.

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