The recent Netflix movie, The Prom, reminds us of how fun and utterly grand musicals can be! We don’t see as many musicals as we would like to see, but some classic musicals manage to steal our hearts every time! The glitzy setting and bedazzling costumes, and splashy musical numbers help us forget everything and get sucked into the larger than life world of Hollywood musicals. Here are some wonderful musicals to keep you entertained and happy.
The Wizard of Oz
How can we speak of classics and leave behind The Wizard of Oz? It’s one of the most endearing movies of all time, and the fact that it got released way back in 1939 and still manages to fascinate us says something about the movie’s universal appeal.
Dorothy, the protagonist, and her best buddies defeat a witch and find out exactly what they are looking for in life. The heartwarming friendship, unforgettable songs like Over the Rainbow, The Wizard of Oz, If I Only Had a Brain, and more can help splash some rainbow-like color into our lives. Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, and the immensely talented cast members make the film a non-stop celebration.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
This is one of the most popular musicals you could watch. Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russel embark upon a trip to Paris when one of them unknowingly becomes part of a jewel heist. The brilliant costumes, the charming songs are like a boxful of candies.
You never know what you can come across, yet you love to discover the sudden surprises coming your way. And the songs are just so fun, and we continue to sing-a-long the popular songs, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend, Bye Bye Baby, A Little Girl From Little Rock.
Grease launched the career of John Travolta. And for the new-gem fans, the movie re-released on its 40th anniversary. This nostalgic rock’n’roll high school musical still manages to hold our attention whenever we see it. It became a cult film and still is forty years hence.
Somehow, when we see Sandy and Danny’s journey going through their high school tribulations, we get into the world of pure nostalgia. The dance numbers and songs such as Beauty School Dropout and We Go Together still manages to tug our heartstrings and melts our hearts into sentimental mush. It is an ode to young love, a theme that never quite gets old.
The Sound of Music
There’s no greater joy than Julia running amok on the green meadows. She sings at the top of her beautiful voice, The Hills are Alive, and this song never fails to mesmerize us. This movie is all about a nun, Julie Andrews, who takes on a governess job for a strict captain’s children.
And it easily features in the favorite musical list of everyone we know and not without good reason. One of the few films that inspire you invigorates you no matter what kind of state of mind you may be in. Almost years on, we still cannot stop ourselves from humming Doe, a deer, a female deer.
Chicago is one of the best examples of how to make a perfect stage-to-screen adaptation. It has two actresses, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger, who co-star as two lounge singers whose fame reaches new heights when accused and put to trial for murder. Richard Gere is the astute lawyer, Billy Flynn, who defends the two sisters and builds up the media frenzy to a feverish pitch.
Like Moulin Rouge, Chicago manages to dazzle the audiences with generous dozes of color, action, and rip-roaring music! Funny, clever, and a visual extravaganza, it never loses its beat. And the interest levels never drop, making it a spectacular song and dance extravaganza.
These are our favorite Hollywood musicals. The glossy facade and the razzle and dazzle are what you need when you are sad. They can uplift your mood and forget everything that’s weighing you down. Ah, the beauty and magic of musicals. It never fails to exhilarate us. So, what are you waiting for? Start the binge watching fest now. And don’t forget to tell us which one is your favorite from this list in the comments section!