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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"

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

Cover Girl / Gilda (1944)

Director: Charles Vidor
Starring: Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Glenn Ford, George Macready

"Cover Girl" (1944) - This delightful Kern-Gershwin musical has Kelly's brilliant dancing, Silvers' burlesque routines, Arden's wisecracks and Haywort... Read more

Crazy (2007)

7.1/10
Director: Rick Bieber
Starring: Waylon Payne, Ali Larter, Lane Garrison, Scott Michael Campbell, David Conrad, J...

The true story of one of Nashville's most innovative instrumentalists comes to the screen in this bio-pic based on the life of Hank Garland. A gifted... Read more

Cupcakes (2013)

6/10
Director: Eytan Fox
Starring: Anat Waxman, Yael Bar-Zohar, Ofer Shechter, Dana Ivgy, Efrat Dor, Keren Berger

A.k.a. "Bananot" ("Bananas"). When a group of best friends in Tel Aviv gather to watch Universong, they are less than impressed by the official Israel... Read more

Daddy Long Legs (1955)

6.7/10
Director: Jean Negulesco
Starring: Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Fred Clark, Terry Moore, Thelma Ritter, Larry Keatin...

Young French orphan, Leslie Caron, is subsidised by a wealthy playboy (Fred Astaire) with the stipulation that his identity be kept secret in this del... Read more

Dames (1934)

7.2/10
Director: Ray Enright
Starring: Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Zasu Pitts, Guy Kibbee

Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler only have eyes for each other in this tale of stage hopefuls battling a disapproving decency group. And all audience eyes... Read more