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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"

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 (1998)

7.4/10
Director: David Mallet
Starring: Elaine Paige, John Mills

The longest running musical in Broadway and West End history and a worldwide phenomenon. Andrew Lloyd Webber has personally overseen and executively p... Read more

Champagne Charlie (1944)

6.8/10
Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
Starring: Tommy Trinder, Stanley Holloway, Jean Kent

This classic from Ealing Studios follows George Leybourne (Tommy Trinder) as he rises from pub singer to famous entertainer, and his rivalry with The... Read more

Change of Habit (1969)

5.9/10
Director: William A Graham
Starring: Barbara McNair, Jane Elliot, Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore

An offbeat part for Elvis Presley, in his final acting role, finds him as a doctor practicing in a ghetto clinic who falls for co-worker Mary Tyler Mo... Read more

Chicago (2002)

7.2/10
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C Reill...

The musical stage sensation becomes the award-winning film of the year! At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sens... Read more

Chicago ( Blu-ray ) (2002)

7.2/10
Director: Rob Marshall
Starring: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C Reill...

The musical stage sensation becomes the award-winning film of the year! At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sens... Read more