Ever wanted to watch a movie that perfectly blends the movement between reality and fiction? While you can get this in many genres, the real essence of this blend is captured in musical movies. The ability to convey a story with more than just dialogue; through music and lyrics is just amazing.
Although this sounds like an easy thing, without the absolute mastery from the maker, musicals can be a disaster too. Worry not, below is the list of some of the best musicals of Hollywood that will make you tip-toe uncontrollably.
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Now, go through this musical list of some of the best Hollywood musical movies ever made.
- Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Easily the best musical ever made in Hollywood, Singin’ in the Rain was released in 1952. Directed by the industry’s greats Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, this movie had big names like Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Rita Moreno, and Gene Kelly himself. The story is set in the time when Hollywood was transitioning from silent movies to talkies.
Don and Lina are established stars but when their latest movie is being turned into a musical, only Don has the voice. While Lina is still struggling with her voice even after sitting with a diction master, a new girl, Kathy, is brought in for voice-over. The songs in this movie are just set perfectly, they will make you swoon and make your heart leap.
- West Side Story (1961)
You may realize how amazing West Side Story is by the fact that this movie has won 10 Oscars, the most wins by a musical ever, including the Best Picture award. Even the opening shot showing New York City is as iconic as it can be; this movie is more than just a musical, it’s a cinematographic masterpiece.
Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris the story is about two lovers, Maria and Tony, who belong to rival gangster families. Knowing how dangerous it can be, Maria still sends Tony to finish things off in the hope of a better future; after all, it’s a heartbreaking reimagining of the classic Romeo and Juliet. The movie was remade in 2021 by Stephen Spielberg and again starred Rita Moreno.
- The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Everything about The Wizard of Oz released in 1939 is simply iconic. This is one movie that can outlive us all and will remain a classic always. The story, the diversity in characters, the set, the attire, and the music, all of these give us a feel of something outwardly. Judy Garland stars as Dorothy when a tornado hits the city and she along with her dog is magically transported to the land of Oz.
If she has to return, she needs to find the broom the witch and bring it to the Wizard of Oz to win his help. On her way, she meets different companions; one of them requires a brain, one needs a heart and the other wants to find courage.
- Mary Poppins (1964)
How can a list of musicals be completed without mentioning everyone’s favorite, Mary Poppins? Apart from everything that this movie has to offer, you can only watch it for Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins. The story begins when Mr. Banks is looking for a nanny for his two little rascal kids. When he comes across Mary Poppins, this angelic woman, she not only brings peace at home but also manages to spread happiness all across.
There are some amazing things about the movie like using an umbrella for transportation, having a room full of furniture in her carpetbag, and her tea parties on the roof. Julie Andrews won the Oscar for Best Actress and the movie won several Oscars including Best Original Music and Song.
- La La Land (2016)
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone came together in this musical masterpiece La La Land in 2016 and the rest is history. Although the movie was compared to the Hollywood classic musicals and how it didn’t hit the mark the movie is a work of its own. It is a love story that is given a modern twist on musicals.
The story is about a pianist and an actress, both talented, creative, and ambitious as well. But as they are driven by their dreams, their union may have to be sidelined. The movie won a number of accolades including the Academy Award for Best Actress for Emma Stone.
All of the musicals will transport you to the world where lives are being spent with constant background music, the way we all dream of living. Which one of the musicals are you watching?