The Best Musicals of All Time

When the American Film Institute celebrated their 100 years last 2006, they unveiled the list of the top 25 musicals in America of all time.  As per Wikipedia, here's the list:

Rank - Film - Year - Studio

1 Singin' in the Rain 1952 MGM

2 West Side Story 1961 United Artists

3 The Wizard of Oz 1939 MGM

4 The Sound of Music 1965 20th Century Fox

5 Cabaret 1972 Allied Artists

6 Mary Poppins 1964 Disney

7 A Star Is Born 1954 Warner Bros.

8 My Fair Lady 1964 Warner Bros.

9 An American in Paris 1951 MGM

10 Meet Me in St. Louis 1944 MGM

11 The King and I 1956 20th Century Fox

12 Chicago 2002 Miramax

13 42nd Street 1933 Warner Bros.

14 All That Jazz 1979 20th Century Fox

15 Top Hat 1935 RKO

16 Funny Girl 1968 Columbia

17 The Band Wagon 1953 MGM

18 Yankee Doodle Dandy 1942 Warner Bros.

19 On the Town 1949 MGM

20 Grease 1978 Paramount

21 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954 MGM

22 Beauty and the Beast 1991 Disney

23 Guys and Dolls 1955 MGM

24 Show Boat 1936 Universal

25 Moulin Rouge! 2001 20th Century Fox

Out of the 25, I have only seen 8 films on the list.  And I would want to see everything on the list soon!  I'm going to start to get copies of these one by one.  I would also want copies of their soundtracks! 

If I did the list, I would most probably kep the 8 that I've seen on the list, but not necessarily on that order.  I would be including Lion King, Cats (Is the film version considered a movie? hehehehe) and Rent!  And more that I can't really think of right now.

How about you?  What would be on your list?  What's your favorite musical of all time?  Comment away! 

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  1. Hi Laarni! Thanks for posting this list, I love it! I'm a fan of musicals and have watched around half the entries here, I'll be downloading those I haven't yet, I want to watch them all! My all time favorite would have to be The Sound of Music, I can no longer count the number of times I've seen it.

  2. Hi Dea! Thanks for dropping by.. I looove "The Sound of Music" too! It's a real classic. "The hills are alive.. " Hehehehehe!

    I'm currently downloading its sound track right! :p

  3. hi,Thanks for visiting my blog. I will definitely feature your blog next month. :)

  4. hi willa! thanks for dropping by! i'm excited :)