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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"

Till The Clouds Roll By (1946)

6.5/10
Director: Richard Whorf
Starring: Van Johnson, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Van Heflin

Judy Garland and Robert Walker star in this rags to riches story of Jerome Kern, the brilliant Broadway composer. His career did not develop as harmon... Read more

Tommy (1975)

6.6/10
Director: Ken Russell
Starring: Ann-Margret , Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey, Elton John, Eric Clapton, John Entwist...

Ken Russell's garish and psychedelic handling of The Who's visionary rock opera about a young man named Tommy (Roger Daltrey), who retreats into a mot... Read more

Tommy ( Collector's Edition ) (1975)

6.6/10
Director: Ken Russell
Starring: Ann-Margret , Oliver Reed, Roger Daltrey, Eric Clapton, John Entwistle, Keith Mo...

This 2 disc version of The Who's psychedelic rock opera starring Oliver Reed, Ann-Margaret, Elton John and many more, contains a raft of new extras in... Read more

Top Hat (1935)

7.8/10
Director: Mark Sandrich
Starring: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton

Commonly called the quintessential Astaire-Rogers musical, Top Hat is a breathless combination of glorious music, marvelous dance routines which seem... Read more

Twist Around the Clock (1961)

4.9/10
Director: Oscar Rudolph
Starring: John Cronin, Alvy Moore, Mary Mitchell, Clay Cole, Dion DiMucci, Chubby Checker

Memory Lane anyone? This classic from 1961 features a paper thin plot, fabulous singing stars such as Dion ('Runaround Sue', 'The Wanderer'), Vicki S... Read more

Two Sons of Francisco (2005)

6.9/10
Director: Breno Silvera
Starring: Dira Paes, Angelo Antonio, Marcio Kieling

The incredible true story of Brazil's leading country music duo. Starting out a very long way from stardom, their father was not the first to pressure... Read more

UglyDolls (2019)

4.8/10
Director: Kelly Asbury
Starring: Nick Jonas, Janelle Monae, Pitbull , Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Emma Roberts

In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weirdness is celebrated, strangeness is special and beauty is embraced as more than meets the eye. After... Read more

Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

4.9/10
Director: Prince
Starring: Jerome Benton, Prince, Kristin Scott Thomas, Steven Berkoff, Alexandra Stewart,...

Prince stars as Christopher Tracy, an American musician on the French Riviera, living off the bank accounts of rich, bored divorcees. The next object... Read more

Victor / Victoria (Broadway) (1995)

7.6/10
Director: Blake Edwards, Matthew Diamond, Goro Kobayashi
Starring: Julie Andrews, Michael Nouri, Tony Roberts, Gregory Jbara, Rachel York

Julie Andrews is a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman - again! An out-of-work British soprano in Paris, Victoria (Julie Andrews), f... Read more

Vitus (2006)

7.7/10
Director: Fredi M Murer
Starring: Teo Gheorghiu, Bruno Ganz, Fabrizio Borsani, Julika Jenkins, Urs Jucker

A compelling domestic drama showing the family dynamics and ambititions surrounding child prodigy Vitus. A piano master by age six, Vitus' future seem... Read more