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Ranking of the best musicals of all time, list-ranking

Ranking of the best musicals of all time, list-ranking


  •  The musical is a rather controversial genre not only in the film industry, but also in theatrical art. Few managed to fall in love with the musical inserts included in the film script. All together immediately begins to resemble footage from the Indian movie "Disco Dancer".

But best musicals may appeal to the most fastidious cinephile. Over the past 50 years, many films have been awarded audience sympathy. Another good feature of films and cartoons of this genre is the creation of a special atmosphere and mood after viewing.

  •  The use of musical numbers is used not only when filming movies, but also when creating cartoons. In order not to drown in the multitude of existing films, we present a list of 10 musicals over the past half century with a high rating on the KinoPoisk website.

10. Frozen (2013)

Check these top 2023Movie Search Rating: 7,8 of 10
IMDb: 7,5 of 10
Genre: cartoon, musical, fantasy, comedy, romance, adventure, family movie, music
A country: USA
Directed by: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck
Duration: 102 minutes.

  •  If you have a long and cold weekend ahead, a cartoon in the style of the musical "Frozen" will perfectly help pass the time in the arms of your favorite bed. The plot tells about the adventures of 3 main characters in a snowy kingdom.

  •  The characters have to destroy the forces of evil and return summer to their little fictional world. But on the way they will meet many obstacles that will unite the main characters and make their friendship even stronger.

9. Moulin Rouge (2001)

Moulin rougeMovieSearch: 7,8 of 10
IMDb: 7,6 of 10
Genre: musical, drama, melodrama, music
Countries: Australia, USA
Directed by: Baz Luhrmann
Duration: 123 minutes.

  •  The next place goes to a 2001 musical with elements of a drama based on the life of the world-famous Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris. Starring the talented and beautiful actress Nicole Kidman. More than 300 bright outfits created by 80 costume designers were recreated for filming.

  •  The plot of the film takes place at the sunset of the 19th century in the capital of France. Two men fall in love with the most famous courtesan of the popular Moulin Rouge cabaret. Fame, money, entertainment and laughter rule here. An aspiring writer and a wealthy duke will do anything to woo the beautiful singer and actress of Paris.

8. Les Misérables (2012)

Les Misérables (2012)MovieSearch: 7,9 of 10
IMDb: 7,6 of 10
Genre: musical, drama, melodrama, military, history, music
Countries: UK, USA
Directed by: Tom Hooper
Duration: 158 minutes.

  •  The sensational film, based on the Victor Hugo classic Les Misérables, occupies the next line in the ranking of the best musicals in the world. Popular actors starred: Hugh Jackman, known to everyone as "Wolverine", Russell Crowe – a gladiator who saved many lives, Eddie Redmayne, who played the world's greatest scientist Stephen Hawking and the beautiful Anne Hathaway – the conqueror of new worlds.

  •  The plot of the film is dedicated to the history of an 18th century fugitive. At that time, the origin of a person determined his fate, but not in the case of the protagonist. The movie tells about the whole life of a convict who, for the sake of his daughter, went from poor to rich. The entire film was filmed without the use of soundtracks, all songs were performed live by the actors.

7. La La Land (2016)

La La Land (2016)MovieSearch: 7,9 of 10
IMDb: 8,1 of 10
Genre: musical, drama, melodrama, comedy, music
Countries: USA, Hong Kong
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Duration: 128 minutes.

  •  The musical, which has become one of the most popular films over the past 3 years. It took only 8 weeks to film it. The main roles went to actors Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Ryan played all the parts on the piano himself, practicing playing 6 times a week for 2 hours a day for 4 months.

  •  The film tells about the fate of a simple jazz musician and his girlfriend, an aspiring actress. They follow their American dream to conquer Hollywood. The relationship of a young couple develops rapidly until they face the problems of real life. After all, everything is not as simple as it seems to the main characters at first glance.

6. Dog in the manger (1977)

Dog in the Manger (1977)MovieSearch: 8 of 10
IMDb: 8 of 10
Genre: musical, comedy, music
A country: the USSR
Directed by: Jan Fried
Duration: 138 minutes.

  •  The Soviet comedy filmed in 1977 is one of the best representatives of the musical genre. The main roles went to Mikhail Boyarsky and Margarita Terekhova. Filming took place in the South of Russia in the city of Crimea.

  •  The plot tells about the complicated relationship of a rich person and a simple but handsome young man. The girl cannot decide on the choice of her future husband – whether to become the wife of rich suitors or her secretary, and he cannot choose who he likes more – the young mistress or her maid.

5 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)MovieSearch: 8,1 of 10
IMDb: 8 of 10
Genre: cartoon, musical, fantasy, family movie, music
A country: USA
Directed by: Henry Selick
Duration: 76 minutes.

  •  The five best musicals in the world are opened by the New Year's cartoon of the famous producer Tim Burton "The Nightmare Before Christmas" in 1993. A story about a fictional world in which mystical horror characters live, led by a frightening skeleton named Jack Skellington.

  •  One day he finds himself in a beautiful world where an atmosphere of joy and love reigns before the magical holiday of Christmas. Jack decides to take a desperate step – the kidnapping of Santa Claus. But all this in order to feel the same emotions as the people around. In places, the cartoon resembles the movie The Grinch Stole Christmas, but it has a special atmosphere created by Tim Burton.

4. Anastasia (1997)

Anastasia (1997)MovieSearch: 8,1 of 10
IMDb: 7,1 of 10
Genre: Animation, Musical, Fantasy, Drama, Adventure, Family Movie, Music
A country: USA
Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Duration: 94 minutes.

  •  The next place is occupied by the musical cartoon "Anastasia", based on the historical events of tsarist Russia, namely at the end of the reign of the Romanov family. The cartoon was created by American director Don Bluth, which is why minor errors were made in the chronology of events.

  •  The plot tells about the last daughter of the emperor, Anastasia, who, during the revolution, manages to escape with her grandmother. At the head of the uprising is a historical figure – Grigory Rasputin, shrouded in myths and mysticism. He will do everything so that the last representatives of the Romanov family leave this world forever.

3. Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Bohemian RhapsodyMovieSearch: 8,2 of 10
IMDb: 8,4 of 10
Genre: drama, biography, music
Countries: UK, USA
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Duration: 134 minutes.

  •  The top three is opened by a film dedicated to the Queen musical group led by Freddie Mercury. This is a true story based on real events from the life of the greatest singer and talented musicians. A popular rock band will appear before the audience from a completely different perspective.

  •  Initially, the main role was supposed to go to Sacha Baron Cohen, known to everyone from the movie Borat, because of his resemblance to Freddie. However, disagreements between the members of the group and Sasha did not allow him to get this role. As a result, the place went to the little-known actor Rami Malek, who did an excellent job with the responsibility entrusted to him.

2. Intercession Gate (1982)

The Pokrovsky GateMovieSearch: 8,2 of 10
IMDb: 8,3 of 10
Genre: musical, drama, melodrama, comedy, music
A country: the USSR
Directed by: Mikhail Kozakov
Duration: 140 minutes.

  •  The second place goes to the domestic film, shot by Mikhail Kazakov in 1982, about the ordinary life of Soviet people. The leading roles were played by popular actors of that time – Oleg Menshikov and Leonid Bronevoy. The film is based on the famous humorous play by Leonid Zorin.

  •  The plot tells about the bizarre circumstances that will happen to the residents of a communal apartment. “Pokrovsky Gates” might not have been published if it were not for the persistence of the chief director Mikhail Kazakov, who was forced to star in the film “State Border” to continue filming his movie.

1. The Lion King (1994)

The Lion KingMovieSearch: 8,8 of 10
IMDb: 8,5 of 10
Genre: Animation, Musical, Drama, Adventure, Family Movie, Music
A country: USA
Directed by: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers
Duration: 88 minutes.

  •  The first place of the best musicals in the world is occupied by a cartoon known to everyone. It was created by more than 600 animators from at least 1 million drawings.

  •  The cartoon revolutionized the industry of full-length projects. The plot tells about the life of a pride of lions in Africa. The king of the jungle has an heir – Simba, who will have to go through many trials in his life. His uncle Scar, obsessed with power, arranges the death of his father, while the heir has not yet grown up.

  •  The Lion King captures many aspects of life that people face in reality. The director shows the importance of such qualities as trust, hope, love and friendship. By the way, the Disney company plans to show a remake of the cartoon in the summer, but with the use of computer graphics.