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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"

Cabaret (1972)

7.8/10
Director: Bob Fosse
Starring: Michael York, Marisa Berenson, Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Helmut Griem

Winner of 8 Oscars, including Best Director (Bob Fosse), Best Actress (Lisa Minnelli) and Best Supporting Actor (Joel Grey) and widely regarded as one... Read more

Cadillac Records (2008)

7/10
Director: Darnell Martin
Starring: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric The Entert...

The compelling true story of the Chicago record label that brought the world such legendary artists as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and C... Read more

Calamity Jane (1953)

7.3/10
Director: David Butler
Starring: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn McLerie, Philip Carey

A sunny musical comedy with Doris Day as the rough-and-tumble frontiers woman who makes up in big-heartedness what she lacks in refinement. Contains t... Read more

Camelot (1967)

6.7/10
Director: Joshua Logan
Starring: Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, David Hemmings, Franco Nero

The epic Broadway hit comes alive with stunning performances by Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave as King Arthur and Lady Guenevere. Music by Freder... Read more

Camp (2003)

6.3/10
Director: Todd Graff
Starring: Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus

Lively musical comedy-drama set at Camp Ovation, a place where high school kids interested in entering the world of show business go for two months to... Read more

Camp Rock (2008)

5.1/10
Director: Matthew Diamond
Starring: Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Meaghan Jette Martin, Alyson Stoner, Maria Canals-Barrer...

Teen sensations Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers team up for this Disney flick about a working class girl determined to make it as a singer. Her dre... Read more

Can Can (1960)

6.4/10
Director: Walter Lang
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Louis Jourdan

1896, Montmartre: the Can-Can, the dance in which the women lift their skirts, is forbidden. Nevertheless Simone has it performed every night in her c... Read more

Carousel (1956)

6.9/10
Director: Henry King
Starring: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell

An excellent filmization of Rodgers and Hammerstein's memorable adaptation of Ferenc Molnar's 'Liliom', songs include 'Soliloquy' and 'You'll Never Wa... Read more

Catch Us If You Can (1965)

Director: John Boorman
Starring: Dave Clark Five

John Boorman makes his directorial debut with this 1960s cult classic in which Dave Clark stars as a stuntman who gives up the rat-race to see the rea... Read more

Cats (2019)

2.7/10
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Judi Dench, Idris Elba, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Taylor Swift, Ian McKellen,...

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life. Read more