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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"

Frank Sinatra Classics: High Society / Anchors Aweigh (1944)

Director: Charles Walters, George Sidney
Starring: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Gene Kelly, Kathryn Grayson

High Society:This witty, musical version of The Philadelphia Story stars Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and the jazz master himself, Louis A... Read more

The Pajama Game (1957)

6.8/10
Director: George Abbott, Stanley Donen
Starring: Doris Day, John Raitt, Carol Haney, Eddie Foy Jr

Snappy choreography from Bob Fosse is only one of the highlights of this effervescent musical starring Doris Day, who has a love-hate relationship wit... Read more

Private Elvis (1993)

Starring: Elvis Presley

Private Elvis definitive documents Elvis Presley's years as a private in the American Army, and features rare footage and archive photographs of the s... Read more

The Confrontation (1969)

6.6/10
Director: Miklos Jancso

It is 1947; the Communist Party has just taken power in Hungary. In Jancsó's first color film, young students at a People's College have a debate with... Read more

Fame (1980)

6.6/10
Director: Alan Parker
Starring: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Laura Dean, Lee Curreri, Maureen Teefy, Albert Hague, P...

Gritty urban reality blends with vibrant song-and-dance numbers in Alan Parker's Oscar-winning musical-drama set in New York's High School for the Per... Read more

A Star Is Born (Garland) (1954)

7.8/10
Director: George Cukor
Starring: Judy Garland, James Mason, Charles Bickford

The restored version of this masterpiece. Directed by George Cukor this classic musical drama about the doomed marriage of an entertainer whose career... Read more

Busby Berkeley (2005)

7.6/10

One man. One camera. Unlimited magic. From numerous Warner Bros films of the 1930s come 21 complete musical numbers that established forever the geniu... Read more

Charming (2018)

6/10
Director: Ross Venokur
Starring: John Cleese, Wilmer Valderrama, Ashley Tisdale, Avril Lavigne, Demi Lovato

Charming is an irreverent animated comedy about a young Prince with an irresistible appeal and one kick-ass maiden who wants him only for his money. C... Read more