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Musicals

As soon as sound was introduced to the movies, the movie musical was born. The musical was one of the most popular movie entertainments from the 1930s through to the 50s, before falling out of favour at the end of the 60s for audiences now being weened on Vietnam, race riots, political assassinations, flower power and psychedelia. The musical still continued onwards, albeit in a different form, with various efforts such as "Cabaret", "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", "Grease", "Hair", "All That Jazz" and "The Blues Brothers" appearing over the next decade. More recently, "Moulin Rouge" and particularly "Chicago" hark back to the glory days of the musical. Right: Liza Minnelli does "Cabaret"

Anchors Aweigh (1944)

7.2/10
Director: George Sidney
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson

Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra play two sailors on leave in Hollywood. While setting up his shy friend Clarence (Sinatra), Gene Kelly, as Joe, falls for... Read more

Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

6.6/10
Director: John McPhail
Starring: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Mark Benton, Paul Kaye

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to surv... Read more

Annie (1981)

6.1/10
Director: John Huston
Starring: Albert Finney, Aileen Quinn, Carol Burnett

Aileen Quinn, Carol Burnett and Albert Finney star in this adaptation of the Broadway hit based on the comic strip. With Tim Curry and Bernadette Pete... Read more

Annie (1999)

6.7/10
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Alicia Morton, Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Vic...

A Disney remake of the classic family musical, with Kathy Bates as the dastardly orphanage matron, Alan Cumming as her equally unsavoury brother and V... Read more

Annie (2014)

5.3/10
Director: Will Gluck
Starring: Rose Byrne, Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz

Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her w... Read more

Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

7/10
Director: George Sidney
Starring: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern

This long awaited, much-loved musical about sharpshooting Annie Oakley and her romance with Wild Bill Hickock stars Betty Hutton and Howard Keel. Read more

Anything Goes (1955)

6.2/10
Director: Robert Lewis
Starring: Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Jeanmarie, Mitzi Gaynor, Phil Harris

An effervescent musical comedy, based on the play by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, with Bing Crosby and Donald O'Connor as Broadway stars on the look... Read more

As It Is In Heaven (2004)

7.6/10
Director: Kay Pollak
Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Lennart Jahkel, Ingela Olsson, Niklas Falk

Daniel (Michael Nyquist) is an internationally acclaimed, though temperamental and lonely, conductor when a physical break-down prompts him to return... Read more

Astaire and Rogers: Roberta / Follow the Fleet / Flying Down to Rio / The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)

7.9/10
Director: Mark Sandrich, Thornton Freeland, William A Seiter
Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

ROBERTA - John Kent (Randolph Scott), visiting Paris with his bandleader friend, Huck Haines (Fred Astaire), suddenly inherits his aunt's fashionable... Read more

Astaire and Rogers: The Gay Divorcee / Swing Time / Top Hat / Shall We Dance (1937)

7.9/10
Director: Mark Sandrich, George Stevens
Starring: Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

THE GAY DIVORCEE - In this beloved musical, Mimi Glossop (Ginger Rogers) journeys to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband. When Mimi me... Read more