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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"

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

Chico and Rita (2010)

Director: Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando
Starring: Limara Meneses, Eman Xor Ona

Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba ("Belle Epoque") and Spain's legendary artist Javier Mariscal celebrate the music and culture of Cuba with an e... Read more

Clambake (1967)

5.5/10
Director: Arthur Nadel
Starring: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Bill Bixby

Rich kid (Elvis) wants to get out from under father's all-controlling thumb, so he switches places with a water skiing instructor. Read more

Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)

7.5/10
Director: Michael Apted
Starring: Levon Helm, Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Beverly D'Angelo

The film biography of country-western superstar Loretta Lynn. Sissy Spacek won an Academy Award for her performance as the lass from Butcher's Hollow.... Read more

Comedian Harmonists (1998)

8.2/10
Director: Joseph Vilsmaier
Starring: Ben Becker, Heino Ferch, Ulrich Noethen

This brilliant musical drama is based on the real life story of a popular barbershop sextet in Nazi Germany of the 1930s. Founded in 1927 in Berlin, t... Read more