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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"

Birth of the Blues / Blue Skies (1941)

Director: Stuart Heisler, Victor Schertzinger
Starring: Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Brian Donlevy, Fred Astaire, Joan Caulfield

A double dose of crooner Bing Crosby begins with 'Birth of the Blues' (1941) in which he's a clarinet player who wants to break out of the traditional... Read more

Blue Hawaii (1961)

6.1/10
Director: Norman Taurog
Starring: Elvis Presley, Angela Lansbury, Joan Blackman

Tour guide Elvis sings 14 songs and still manages to drive sightseers around the islands in golf carts in this lush musical that features great locale... Read more

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

8.3/10
Director: Bryan Singer, Dexter Fletcher
Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Tom...

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes... Read more

Bohemian Rhapsody (Blu-Ray) (2018)

8.3/10
Director: Bryan Singer, Dexter Fletcher
Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aiden Gillen, Tom...

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes... Read more

Boy Town (2006)

Director: Kevin Carlin
Starring: Gary Eck, Bob Franklin, Wayne Hope, Mick Molloy, Sally Phillips, Glenn Robbins,...

'80s boy band 'Boy Town' are reforming! Twenty years later, they're older and, well...they're older. Co-written by and starring Mick Molloy ('Crackerj... Read more

Brigadoon (1954)

6.9/10
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Starring: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse

Gene Kelly and Van Johnson are Americans lost in the Scottish highlands when they discover the charming village of Brigadoon and the charms of Cyd Cha... Read more

Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)

7.4/10
Director: Norman Taurog
Starring: Eleanor Powell, Fred Astaire

Top-flight entertainment highlighted by a marvelous Cole Porter score ("Begin the Beguine"), exciting Fred Astaire-Eleanor Powell dance numbers, and s... Read more

Broadway: The Golden Age (2004)

8.4/10
Director: Rick McKay
Starring: Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera, Ben Gazzara, Shirley MacLaine, Carol Burnett, Car...

Filmmaker Rick McKay's tribute to the Broadway legends of the past was made with no crew and no budget. With just his digital camera, McKay interview... Read more

Broken Bridges (2006)

6.2/10
Director: Steve Goldmann
Starring: Toby Keith, Kelly Preston, Tess Harper, Lindsey Haun, Katie Finneran, Anna Maria...

A fading country music singer returns to his hometown where he reunites with his childhood sweetheart and meets his teenage daughter for the first tim... Read more

Bugsy Malone (1976)

6.9/10
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, Jodie Foster, John Cassisi

A musical unlike any other! 'Bugsy Malone' is a gangster musical satire set in 1929 New York City, a city populated by hoodlums, showgirls and dreamer... Read more