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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Chicago (2002)

Sweeney Todd (2007)

Hairspray (2007)

Enchanted (2007)

Tangled (2010)

Into the Woods (2014)

Moana (2016)

Coco (2017)

Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

One odd phenomenon is that musicals written directly for the screen seem to have become exceedingly rare, unless they're animated (as in three of the cases above).  These, in turn, are then often turned into Broadway musicals (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid)...which are only then turned into live-action films. More typically, hit Broadway shows (The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, The Producers) are turned directly into films, but often not successfully.

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Edge  of   Darkness   1943   For  Whom  the  Bell  Tolls   1943     Objective   Burma  1945   Back To  Bataan  1945   The  Bridges  At  Toko-Ri   1954    Anzio  1968   Waterloo   1970     Enemy  At  the  Gates  2001

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Jojo Rabbit (2019) -- WWII Germany                                                                                       Schindler's List (1993) -- WWII Poland

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The Hurt Locker (2008) -- Baghdad during the Iraq War                                                 Glory (1989) -- U.S. Civil War

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Reds (1981) -- Russia during the Glorious Revolution                                                     Lawrence of Arabia (1962) -- Arabian peninsula during WWI

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back half of Full Metal Jacket (1987) -- Vietnam during Vietnam War                    

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Mrs. Miniver (1942) -- WWII England

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Batman "Instant Freeze" (1966, TV; S. 1, Ep. 7) 

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In Like Flint (1967) -- Flint's girlfriends get the deep freeze

Wes Craven's Chiller (1985, TV) -- a CEO is frozen for 10 years and revives without his soul (A soulless CEO -- Ha!)

Idiocracy (2006) -- an average Army private reemerges from a hibernation experiment and finds he's now the smartest man alive

Passengers (2016) -- pod malfunction awakens a space passenger many years too early

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two thousand three hundred eleventh category

Started acting as a small child

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Martha Raye began at age 3 in her parents’ vaudeville act. (This photo was taken when she was 7, with her brother Buddy, who was also in the family act.)

Macaulay Culkin snagged his first role in a TV movie at age 5.

Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen started as babies on TV’s Full House.

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Natalie Wood--here in The Moon is Down (she's around 5)                           Animated GIF

Ron Howard--here in tv's Johnny Ringo, age 5                                                                                                                 90decf7b03e2cd71203b9e39f6f3b296.gif

Rose Marie--billed as Baby Rose Marie as a child...here in a vitaphone short   e8db8b06143489bf0472503dde97e3a5.gif

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