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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"

Willie Nelson and Friends: Angels & Outlaws (2004)

Starring: Al Green, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, T...

The new live album from Willie's Network Special features Willie performing with some of his closest friends and biggest legends making music today in... Read more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

4.4/10
Director: Mel Stuart
Starring: Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Gene Wilder, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole

One of the most memorably strange children's films ever made, equally influenced by the dark underpinnings of Roald Dahl's original book ("Charlie and... Read more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ( Blu-ray ) (1971)

4.4/10
Director: Mel Stuart
Starring: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole

One of the most memorably strange children's films ever made, equally influenced by the dark underpinnings of Roald Dahl's original book ("Charlie and... Read more

Words and Music (1948)

6.5/10
Director: Norman Taurog
Starring: June Allyson, Perry Como, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Gene Kelly, Mickey Rooney, A...

The renowned songwriting team of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart is spotlighted in this musical biography that features an all-star cast performing th... Read more

Xanadu (1980)

5.1/10
Director: Robert Greenwald
Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck

'Xanadu' is a look at the future and a loving rememberance of the way things were in the heyday of Hollywood. The musical score includes the hit songs... Read more

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

7.8/10
Director: Michael Curtiz
Starring: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston

James Cagney's classic portrayal of Broadway legend George M. Cohan, from his vaudeville days to his fame as the writer of 'Over There', 'Give My Rega... Read more

Yentl (1983)

6.6/10
Director: Barbra Streisand
Starring: Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving

Barbra Streisand directs herself in a sweeping entertainment based on the I B Singer short story about a young woman who disguises herself as a young... Read more

You'll Never Get Rich / You Were Never Lovelier (1941)

Director: Sidney Lanfield, William A Seiter
Starring: Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, John Hubbard, Adolphe Menjou

"You'll Never Get Rich" (1941) - An eccentric New York theater owner has his eye on the beautiful chorus girl Sheila Winthrop (Rita Hayworth). His wif... Read more

You, The Living (2007)

7.5/10
Director: Roy Andersson
Starring: Jessika Lundberg, Elisabeth Helander, Bjorn Englund, Leif Larsson

A tragi-comic panorama of the human condition, Swedish director Roy Andersson ('Songs from the Second Floor') has stitiched together 50 short scenes o... Read more

Young At Heart (1954)

6.9/10
Director: Gordon Douglas
Starring: Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore

A great musical/drama, based on the 1938 film 'Four Daughters', with Frank Sinatra as a musician who comes to a small town to work with composer Alex... Read more