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Top Musical Films

This list contains films that qualify in the "musical" genre rather than the "music" genre as defined by the Internet Movie Database.

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Wizard of Oz 1939 Victor Fleming 7
2 Singin' in the Rain 1952 Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 8
3 Duck Soup 1933 Leo McCarey 82
4 West Side Story 1961 Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise 101
5 Nashville 1975 Robert Altman 108
6 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 David Hand 111
7 The Sound of Music 1965 Robert Wise 121
8 Cabaret 1972 Bob Fosse 164
9 The Lion King 1994 Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff 194
10 A Hard Day's Night 1964 Richard Lester 199
11 Moulin Rouge! 2001 Baz Luhrmann 203
12 Beauty and the Beast 1991 Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise 218
13 Meet Me in St. Louis 1944 Vincente Minnelli 233
14 Top Hat 1935 Mark Sandrich 245
15 Pinocchio 1940 Hamilton Luske and Ben Sharpsteen 249
16 Mary Poppins 1964 Robert Stevenson 256
17 My Fair Lady 1964 George Cukor 277
18 Grease 1978 Randal Kleiser 298
19 A Night at the Opera 1935 Sam Wood 299
20 A Star Is Born 1954 George Cukor 330
21 An American in Paris 1951 Vincente Minnelli 335
22 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1964 Jacques Demy 340
23 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971 Mel Stuart 348
24 The Nightmare before Christmas 1993 Henry Selick 349
25 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 Jim Sharman 359
26 South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 1999 Trey Parker 381
27 All That Jazz 1979 Bob Fosse 454
28 42nd Street 1933 Lloyd Bacon 474
29 The Jungle Book 1967 Wolfgang Reitherman 526
30 The Band Wagon 1953 Vincente Minnelli 541
31 Aladdin 1992 Ron Clements and John Musker 582
32 Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942 Michael Curtiz 593
33 Chicago 2002 Rob Marshall 597
34 Dumbo 1941 Ben Sharpsteen 605
35 The Jazz Singer 1927 Alan Crosland 631
36 Swing Time 1936 George Stevens 663
37 On the Town 1949 Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 675
38 Oliver! 1968 Carol Reed 698
39 Love Me Tonight 1932 Rouben Mamoulian 708
40 Dancer in the Dark 2000 Lars von Trier 709
41 Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 John Cameron Mitchell 724
42 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 Howard Hawks 735
43 The Muppet Movie 1979 James Frawley 779
44 The Little Mermaid 1989 Ron Clements and John Musker 794
45 Yellow Submarine 1968 George Dunning 795
46 Gigi 1958 Vincente Minnelli 836
47 Topsy-Turvy 1999 Mike Leigh 846
48 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954 Stanley Donen 890
49 The King and I 1956 Walter Lang 925
50 Gold Diggers of 1933 1933 Mervyn LeRoy 943
51 Cinderella 1950 Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske 996
52 Funny Girl 1968 William Wyler 1024
53 Funny Face 1957 Stanley Donen 1030
54 Labyrinth 1986 Jim Henson 1050
55 Fiddler on the Roof 1971 Norman Jewison 1082
56 The Court Jester 1955 Melvin Frank and Norman Panama 1098
57 Sleeping Beauty 1959 Clyde Geronimi 1103
58 Oklahoma! 1955 Fred Zinnemann 1123
59 The Music Man 1962 Morton DaCosta 1239
60 Victor/Victoria 1982 Blake Edwards 1264
61 Horse Feathers 1932 Norman Z. McLeod 1283
62 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 Tim Burton 1295
63 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1968 Ken Hughes 1300
64 Pink Floyd the Wall 1982 Alan Parker 1325
65 High Society 1956 Charles Walters 1374
66 Guys and Dolls 1955 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1400
67 Lagaan: Once upon a Time in India 2001 Ashutosh Gowariker 1404
68 Hairspray 1988 John Waters 1415
69 The Young Girls of Rochefort 1967 Jacques Demy 1431
70 Coal Miner's Daughter 1980 Michael Apted 1453
71 Ŕ Nous la Liberté 1931 René Clair 1531
72 Damn Yankees! 1958 George Abbott and Stanley Donen 1570
73 Easter Parade 1948 Charles Walters 1590
74 Phantom of the Paradise 1974 Brian De Palma 1597
75 A Day at the Races 1937 Sam Wood 1610
76 Tommy 1975 Ken Russell 1659
77 Alice in Wonderland 1951 Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske 1684
78 Carmen Jones 1954 Otto Preminger 1702
79 Purple Rain 1984 Albert Magnoli 1708
80 Hair 1979 Milos Forman 1733
81 Animal Crackers 1930 Victor Heerman 1744
82 Fame 1980 Alan Parker 1756
83 Bugsy Malone 1976 Alan Parker 1775
84 Show Boat 1936 James Whale 1776
85 Footlight Parade 1933 Lloyd Bacon 1813
86 The Merry Widow 1934 Ernst Lubitsch 1822
87 Monkey Business 1931 Norman Z. McLeod 1841
88 Little Shop of Horrors 1986 Frank Oz 1852
89 Le Million 1931 René Clair 1864
90 Tangled 2010 Nathan Greno and Byron Howard 1870
91 Mulan 1998 Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook 1882
92 She Done Him Wrong 1933 Lowell Sherman 1927
93 Yentl 1983 Barbra Streisand 1930
94 Road to Morocco 1942 David Butler 1957
95 Carousel 1956 Henry King 1991
96 The Cloud-Capped Star 1960 Ritwik Ghatak 1995
97 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1983 Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones 2020
98 Going My Way 1944 Leo McCarey 2045
99 South Pacific 1958 Joshua Logan 2061
100 Cabin in the Sky 1943 Vincente Minnelli 2065
101 White Christmas 1954 Michael Curtiz 2072
102 The Great Ziegfeld 1936 Robert Z. Leonard 2080
103 Sholay 1975 Ramesh Sippy 2084
104 Enchanted 2007 Kevin Lima 2086
105 Bye Bye Birdie 1963 George Sidney 2118
106 Mother India 1957 Mehboob Khan 2155
107 The Doors 1991 Oliver Stone 2183
108 Hellzapoppin' 1941 H.C. Potter 2186
109 Head 1968 Bob Rafelson 2191
110 French Cancan 1954 Jean Renoir 2223
111 Kiss Me Kate 1953 George Sidney 2276
112 Hallelujah! 1929 King Vidor 2285
113 Calamity Jane 1953 David Butler 2288
114 Porgy and Bess 1959 Otto Preminger 2293
115 Evita 1996 Alan Parker 2295
116 Everyone Says I Love You 1996 Woody Allen 2299
117 Annie 1982 John Huston 2305
118 The Gay Divorcee 1934 Mark Sandrich 2352
119 New York, New York 1977 Martin Scorsese 2366
120 San Francisco 1936 W.S. Van Dyke 2390
121 The Broadway Melody 1929 Harry Beaumont 2404
122 Across the Universe 2007 Julie Taymor 2405
123 Dreamgirls 2006 Bill Condon 2407
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