List: The Best Original Movie Musicals


Last weekend, La La Land made history being the most winning movie ever at the Golden Globe Awards with seven wins, sweeping every category it was nominated for. I haven’t seen La La Land yet, but I love musicals and have already made a list of the best film adaptations of Broadway musicalsLa La Land looks to be more inspired by the classic original musicals, both from Hollywood and France. In saying original musicals, I mean that they did not originate on stage, yet the songs do not have to be original to the movie. So, here’s my list of the best original movie musicals.


10. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)

Best songs: “Chansons des Delphine” & “Daphne a Lancien


9.  Stormy Weather (1943)

Best songs: “Ain’t Misbehavin'” & “Stormy Weather”


8. Once (2007)

Best songs: “Falling Slowly” & “If You Want Me”


7. Moulin Rouge (2001)

Best songs: “Like a Virgin” & “Roxanne”


6. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Best songs: “The Boy Next Door” & “The Trolley Song”


5. The Lion King (1994)

Best songs: “Hakuna Matata” & “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”


4. Mary Poppins (1964)

Best songs: “A Spoonful of Sugar” & “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”


3. A Star Is Born (1954)

Best songs: “I Was Born in a Trunk” & “The Man that Got Away”


2. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Best songs: “Je ne pourrai jamais vivre sans toi” & “Recit de Cassard


1. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Best songs: “Make ’em Laugh,” “Moses Supposes,” & “Singin’ in the Rain”



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