Favourite Musical Film
Musicals have always left the audience split, we have seen plenty of different types of musical that enter into other genres, we’ve had high school, gangsters, love stories and horror as well as the big one from the 2017 Oscars. The question remains what is your favourite Musical?
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Darren – Movie Reviews 101
Yeah, I am still going to pick this film even with all the hate it seems to be getting now, it tells a wonderful love story that shows us just the correct amount of love as it isn’t all about the happy ending but those happy moments. The songs are great and this shows us that we can still get away with enjoying the City of Stars.
The Sound of Music
What’s my favorite musical movie? Oh, this is so tough! It’s tough because it’s between only two but they’re two that I really love: The Wizard Of Oz or The Sound Of Music. Eeny, meeny, miny, moe! Yes. I think I need to choose this one using that method. Here we go: My favorite musical movie is (my mommy told me to pick this very very very best one….) The Sound Of Music!
Kim – Tranquil Dreams
I live for musicals and I’ve seen a ton and love so many of them but somehow the most magical experience was the most recent when I saw Singin’ in the Rain a few months ago. Singin’ in the Rain may be black and white and done in the 50s but its charm just doesn’t stop. The music is catchy, the characters are charming and it works for everyone because there isn’t just romance but a lot of comedy as well.
Rachel – 54 Disney Reviews
My favorite musical is The Sound of Music. In my eyes it is close to a perfect movie. I love the improvements it makes on the original play. I love Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer and their chemistry. I love the story and all the songs. It’s moving, funny and sweet. I just love it
Damien Riley – Riley on Film
I love musical movies. It was hard picking one for OB. After some time thinking, I decided there is only one choice as the “best.” That is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. So many classic songs are in it and the singing performances/orchestral arrangements are one of a kind.
Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews
Singin’ in the Rain
For me, no movie comes close (maybe West Side Story) because this is one of the all time greats of musical movies.
So many amazing songs (Make ’em Laugh, Good Morning, Moses Supposes) and incredible moments (Donald O’Connor running up the wall, the iconic Gene Kelly dance number), supported by a solid story about the rise of talking pictures and a trio of charismatic performances.
It also happens to feature one of the best movie romances and overall, Singin’ in the Rain will always be one of the most memorable, emotional, feel-good movie experiences of all time.
Carl Wonders – Listening to Film
This was a really tough one but as its one of the must-see films of any childhood, Mary Poppins is perhapsthe best films to come out of the classic Disney era and my choice of favorite musical. The songs by Richard and Robert Sherman are instantly recognizable and Irwin Kostal’s compositions weave the musical threads throughout. Julie Andrews receives a lot of the credit (and rightly so) but the rest of the cast from David Tomlinson, Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber, and yes Dick Van Dyke (bad accent aside) are all terrific. It’s also a film that appeals to all ages, with aspects of the story that will connect with adults and not be noticed by kids (I only noticed Mr. Banks’ joke about the Boston Tea Party tea being “unsuitable for drinking, even by Americans” quite recently). It’s also a gorgeous film to look at in terms of the sets, costumes, and many examples of the lost art of glass matte painting. With a classic and accessible story that is a bit deeper than you’d think initially and a roster of songs that are at turns emotionally affecting and terrific fun (I dare you to sit still during “Step In Time”) Mary Poppins is my favorite in a long line of terrific movie musicals.
Rob – Movie Rob
One of my favorite musicals because the music is superb and the story is extremely moving and emotional. This rendition is spectacular with the entire cast doing a superb job. Jackman, Crowe, Hathaway, Baron Cohen, Redmayne, Seyfield and Bodham Carter each bring the characters to life in their own unique ways. Amazing messages about hope, love, forgiveness, trust and of course freedom ring true throughout. By far, the best film of 2012.
S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason
When it comes to musicals, there are so many I love that it may seem hard to choose. But one simply rises above all the others: Julie Andrew’s undeniable classic The Sound of Music. This film really does have everything: iconic musical numbers that easily get stuck in your head; charm and good humor to spare (remember the puppet show?); an instantly lovable protagonist in Andrews’ troublesome nun Maria; two separate romantic threads, one fulfilled, one tragic; and wartime tension as the Nazis close in near the end. There aren’t many movies that I would consider perfect films, but this musical is one of the best.
Emma – Emma Explains It All
I’m not a fan of musicals at all to be honest. I can easily count on one hand the ones I DO like and I certainly never want to watch one on the stage (again – once was enough).
To be honest – and biased as I obviously am – I don’t really see how any other musical can win this competition. I mean, Grease is the ultimate! We’ve all seen it and maybe I’m stuck in the past, but does anyone honestly dislike it?