Opinion Battles Round 16 Favourite Musical Film

Opinion Battles Round 16

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

La La Land

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.

Cinema Parrot Disco

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

Singin in the Rain

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

The Sound of Music

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

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

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

Mary Poppins

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

Les Miserables

Les Misérables Poster

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

The Sound of Music

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

Grease

Grease Poster

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).


But, as so many things – there is an exception to the rule. And that is………..Grease.


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? 


Plus, Danny Zuko. Definitely my first crush.

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9 comments on “Opinion Battles Round 16 Favourite Musical Film

  1. Les Misérables-that movie made such a huge impact on my musical journey. Previously, I believed all musicals were happy, but Les Mis showed me that NOT all musicals are happy, but that some are tragic. I already was aware of excitement, joy, love, and sad, but Les Mis taught me about heartbreak. It challenged everything I once knew about musicals. This movie led me to developing an obsession for the musical and I later got to see the stage show. There are so many wonderful things that I love about Les Mis-its message of hope, love, forgiveness, compassion, humanity, sacrifice, and redemption is so wonderful. Songs are incredible, characters well-developed and story so inspirational.

  2. Reblogged this on Tranquil Dreams and commented:
    Round 16 of Opinion Battles is here! This is one of my favorite categories which is Favorite Musical Film. I personally chose one of the classics however one that I only caught up with a few months ago. However, everyone’s choices are ones I’ve considered (except for 2 that I haven’t seen).
    Drop on by to see the other choices and remember to vote for your favorite one.

  3. Reblogged this on Rhyme and Reason and commented:
    Don’t forget to vote for your favorite movie musical in Round 16 of Opinion Battles! I just had to pick The Sound of Music, a classic among classics. When it comes to musicals, it doesn’t get much better, but there are plenty of other good ones to choose from as well.

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