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Best Musicals of all time

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Musicals is one of my favorite genres,so I've got plenty of musicals I Iike,it also depends on the actors or actresses in the film,for instance I like lively musicals and to me it all depends on the actor.My favorite musicals are the ones with like Gene Kelly,Esther Williams,Judy Garland,and a whole lot of others.Now as for my favorite musicals,here are some of them. 1.Singin the Rain 2.Bathing Beauty 3.Meet Me in St.Louis 4.Easter Parade 5.Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 6.Good News 7.Take Me Out to the Ballgame 8.Anchors Aweigh 9.Royal Wedding 10.Million Dollar Mermaid 11.Thrill of a Romance 12.Neptune's Daughter and the list can go on and on,oh also another one of my favorite musical stars is Howard Keel and Jane Powell.This is my first thread I've started,so anybody feel free to tell me what they think,even if you don't like my list of musicals,tell me,I like to hear others opinions,everybody is entitled to their opinion.Thank You.

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my top ten in no order:

 

1. GOOD NEWS (1947)

2. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

3. THE BROADWAY MELODY

4. ON THE TOWN

5. KISS ME KATE

6. THE BOY FRIEND

7. THE PAJAMA GAME

8. WEST SIDE STORY

9. SHOW BOAT (1936)

10. TOP HAT

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My favorite musicals of all time are:

THE DOLLY SISTERS

I WONDER WHOS KISSING HER NOW

THAT LADY IN ERMINE

DOLL FACE

LOOK FOR THE SILVER LINING

BILLY ROSE'S DIAMOND HORSESHOE

THE GREAT ZIGFELD

ZIGFELD GIRL...

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Ahh, Musicals are the best... hence my screen name.

 

All-time favorite musicals IN order:

 

1. Singin' In the Rain

2. An American In Paris

3. Anchors Aweigh

4. For Me and My Gal

5. Meet Me In St Louis

6. Easter Parade

7. The Pirate

8. Pal Joey

9. Brigadoon

10. Carefree

 

As you can tell, I'm a big fan of the Gene Kelly musical.

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Summerstock - especially the get happy song, and the newspaper dance with Kelly

The Harvey Girls

Showboat

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

An American in Paris

Singing in the Rain

White Christmas

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I haven't seen a ton of musicals but I have seen more than your average bear.

 

So far, my favorites are:

 

Singin' In The Rain

West Side Story

Chicago

On The Town

Cover Girl

Top Hat

Carefree

Meet Me In St. Louis

Wizard of Oz

Brigadoon

42nd Street

Annie

An American In Paris

Love Me or Leave Me

Yankee Doodle Dandy

 

Basically, right now I'll watch anything with Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth or Doris Day in it. And almost anything that comes with the descriptor 'musical' on the DVR.

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Not in any particular order:

 

Meet Me in St. Louis

Wizard of Oz

On Moonlight Bay

Calamity Jane

Unsinkable Molly Brown

Music Man

Singin' In the Rain

Oklahoma

South Pacific

Guys and Dolls

West Side Story

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

 

I know I am probably missing some--but these are all on my fave list for sure.

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I am a music man (hence the screen name) so musicals are my favorite kinds of movies.

 

1. Singin' in the rain

2. West Side Story

3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

4. My Fair Lady

5. The Sound of Music

6. An American in Paris

7. A Song is Born

8. Kiss Me Kate

9. The Music Man

10. The Court Jester

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Thanks to TCM, am getting to see many of the musicals mentioned on your list for the first time- had kind of shied away from this genre. Took a chance on a rainy day, and watched Kiss Me Kate and was so delighted and engaged, have been catching up on classic musicals ever since!

 

Singin in the Rain would have to be the ultimate musical for me

Kiss Me Kate

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Alexander's Ragtime Band

Meet Me in St Louis

A Star is Born (w/Judy Garland)

Easter Parade

 

Also love Howard Keel, Judy Garland, Ann Miller...

 

Will have to check out some of the other titles mentioned in this thread -

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*Updated List*

 

1. Singin' In the Rain

2. A Star Is Born--1954 *(new)*

3. An American In Paris

4. Anchors Aweigh

5. For Me and My Gal

6. Easter Parade

7. Funny Face *(new)*

8. Oklahoma! *(new)*

9. Meet Me In St Louis

10. Pal Joey

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I really do love the old musicals, and have quite a few on DVD. Here are some of my favourites, in no particular order (except the first one is my all-time favourite):

 

Singin' in the Rain

The Gay Divorcee

The Band Wagon

An American in Paris

The Music Man

Mary Poppins

On the Town

Top Hat

Guys and Dolls

 

I can't resist watching musicals on TCM even if I have seen them a dozen times already! :)

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I'd say:

 

Song of the Islands

The Dolly Sisters

Look for the SIlver Lining

Three Little Girls in Blue

Tin Pan Alley

Down Argentine Way

Moon Over Miami

Pin Up Girl

Footlight Serenade

and I'll "cheat" by saying anything with Judy Garland in it!

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musicals are honestly my favorite but i would honestly have to say the best musicals of all times for me are:

 

singin' in the rain

on the town

a hards days night

cover girl

an american in paris

the music man

1776

the wizard of oz

pal joey

 

[i absolutely love gene kelly, he adds something really special to all the musicals he performs in]

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>{quote:title= Vane wrote:}{quote} i absolutely love gene kelly, he adds something really special to all the musicals he performs in

 

Alright, Vane! Well said, and how true it is! Good on ya, and welcome to the boards!

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*Meet Me in St. Louis*

*The Wizard of Oz*

*Singin' in the Rain*

*The Band Wagon*

*On the Town*

*A Star is Born* (1954)

*The Harvey Girls*

*Top Hat*

*Cabaret*

*The Umbrellas of Cherbourg*

*Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs*

*Easter Parade*

*Funny Face*

*Everyone Says I Love You*

*42nd Street*

*Gypsy*

*Thoroughly Modern Millie*

*Guys and Dolls*

*Chicago*

*The King and I*

*The Rocky Horror Picture Show*

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My favorites in no particular order:

 

*Mary Poppins*

*Hello, Dolly!*

*South Pacific*

*Love Me Or Leave Me*

*The Sound of Music*

*1776*

*The Music Man*

*Bye Bye Birdie*

*Thoroughly Modern Millie*

*Finian's Rainbow*

*Gentlemen Prefer Blondes*

*Half a Sixpence*

*White Christmas*

*There's No Business Like Show Business*

*42nd Street*

*Star!*

*The Unsinkable Molly Brown*

*Calamity Jane*

*West Side Story*

*Seven Brides for Seven Brothers*

*The Pajama Game*

*Gypsy*

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SINGIN IN THE RAIN

GIGI

FUNNY FACE

7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

WIZARD OF OZ

TOP HAT

A STAR IS BORN (1954)

SWING TIME

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

ON THE TOWN

THE KING AND I

MY FAIR LADY

ON THE TOWN

CAROUSEL

THE PIRATE

STATE FAIR (1945)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

THE PAJAMA GAME

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My Top 10, not necessarily in order:

 

West Side Story

Bye Bye Birdy

South Pacific

Singing in the Rain

Sound of Music

White Christmas

An American in Paris

That's Entertainment, I and II

That's Dancing

 

I realize that some may not regard the last 3 selections as true musicals, since they are compendiums or whatever -- but to me, showcasing the best selections from the best musicals made them immensely entertaining. And since they are movies featuring song and dance, well, that makes them musicals, right?

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