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Top 10 musical drama films of all time

Are you a big fan of musical drama films? Check out this article to get recommendations for the 10 best musical drama films.

The elements of a film are not just pictures or the acting of the stars, the gang. Music and sound effects in films also have a significant influence in the presentation of a film.

Well, musical drama genre films will make those of you who like music and movies even more entertained. In addition to the amazing acting and story, you are also presented with beautiful music and dance.

Jaka has recommendations for those of you who like musical films and are looking for the best films. Curious? So, keep reading the following Jaka article.

10 Best Musical Drama Movies

The musical genre was very popular in the 1940s. It's only natural, because at that time, theater Broadway in the United States is in its prime.

Broadway Theater is known for its high-quality musical plays.

There are also many musical films Hollywood which takes the story from the Broadway theater, even starring also by Broadway actors.

Even though it reached its heyday in the '40s, until now there are also many, you know, musical films that are so good that they can be juxtaposed with the best classical musical films.

Without further ado, here it is The 10 best musical drama films that you must watch.

1. Singin' in The Rain (1952)

Singin' in The Rain is a classic Broadway-era musical in the United States. The film, which was released 67 years ago, is still interesting to watch, gang.

Tells the story of 2 people who are always paired in romantic films. However, as film technology progressed from silent films to sound films, it became difficult for all artists to adapt.

The problem arises when the film that the two actors and actresses play is a musical.

Turns out, the girl's voice couldn't keep up with the boy's very melodious voice. What next? Watch for yourself, yes, gang.

InformationSingin' in The Rain
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.3 (198.581)
Duration1 hour 43 minutes
GenreComedy, Musical, Romance
Release DateApril 11, 1952
DirectorStanley Donen, Gene Kelly
PlayerGene Kelly

Debbie Reynolds

2. La La Land (2016)

La La Land is a musical film that was just released in 2016. Starring 2 top Hollywood talents, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, this film will make you drift away, gang.

This film tells the story of a Jazz pianist and a rookie actress who fall in love while pursuing their dreams in Los Angeles together.

American Film Institute and National Board of Review named La La Land as one of the top 10 films of 2016.

InformationLa La Land
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.0 (438.596)
Duration2 hours 8 minutes
GenreComedy, Drama, Music
Release DateDecember 25, 2016
DirectorDamien Chazelle
PlayerRyan Gosling

Rosemarie DeWitt

3. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

If you look at the year of release, The Wizard of Oz It's been a long time, gang. Even older than the independence of the Republic of Indonesia. This film is also adapted from a novel, you know.

The Wizard of Oz tells the story Dorothy and his dog, Toto, who was carried by a tornado to the magical world of Oz. They have to follow the yellow brick road to get back to their hometown.

Along the way, they meet unique characters and work together to defeat the evil wizard Oz. Oh yes, this film is considered one of the best films of all time, you know.

InformationThe Wizard of Oz
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.0 (353.425)
Duration1 hour 42 minutes
GenreAdventure, Family, Fantasy
Release DateAugust 25, 1939
DirectorVictor Fleming, George Cukor
PlayerJudy Garland

Ray Bolger

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas is an animated film stop motion which is usually shown on television in conjunction with Halloween or Christmas celebrations in the United States.

This film tells about Jack Skellington tired of scaring people on Halloween.

Once upon a time, he arrived in Christmas town and planned to ruin Christmas by kidnapping Santa Claus.

This film is funny and exciting, gang. If you like children's films, this film can be your next watch. Although the theme of this film is a bit dark, it is still fun to watch for all ages.

InformationThe Nightmare Before Christmas
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.0 (269.202)
Duration1 hour 16 minutes
GenreAnimation, Family, Fantasy
Release DateOctober 29, 1993
DirectorHenry Selick
PlayerDanny Elfman

Catherine O'Hara

5. The Sound of Music (1965)

The Sound of Music is a musical drama film released in 1965. The film is set in Austria during the Nazi occupation.

In the story, a woman is assigned to take care of the 7 children of a retired naval officer.

The woman introduces music and happiness to the children to distract them from the ongoing war.

If you are a fan of musical drama films, there's no way you don't know this film, gang. This film is legendary until now.

InformationThe Sound of Music
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)8.0 (183.612)
Duration2 hours 52 minutes
GenreBiography, Drama, Family
Release DateApril 1, 1965
DirectorRobert Wise
PlayerJulie Andrews

Eleanor Parker

Other Best Musical Drama Movies..

6. Les Miserables (2012)

Les Miserables is a musical film that was released in 2012. This one film is studded with stars, you know, gang. Many of Hollywood's top actors and actresses play in this film.

Telling stories Jean Valjean who was imprisoned for 19 years was finally released on parole by a policeman named Javert. However, Jean violated his parole by stealing.

The loot he then bought a factory so that he became rich and became the mayor of a small town. However, Javert's pursuit did not stop there.

InformationLes Miserables
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)7.6 (286.922)
Duration2 hours 38 minutes
GenreDrama, History, Musical
Release DateDecember 25, 2012
DirectorTom Hooper
PlayerHugh Jackman

Anne Hathaway

7. The Greatest Showman (2017)

The Greatest Showman is a musical drama film released in 2017. This film stars Hugh Jackman who usually plays the fierce character, Wolverine. In this film, he sings, you know, gang.

This film tells the story of the story P.T. Barnum who rises and falls to pursue his dream of becoming the leader of the best circus show in the world.

Although the plot is simple, this film has a very exciting storyline for you to watch, gang. This film is also inspired by a true story, you know.

InformationThe Greatest Showman
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)7.6 (201.623)
Duration1 hour 45 minutes
GenreBiography, Drama, Musical
Release DateDecember 20, 2017
DirectorMichael Gracey
PlayerHugh Jackman

Zac Efron

8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a musical drama film released in 1975. This film is based on the musical of the same name.

This film tells the story of a couple who get caught in the middle of a storm because their car tire is punctured.

They're looking for a phone call to the house of an eccentric scientist named Dr. Frank-N-Furter who is holding an event.

At the event, they meet strange people who are also terrible. Although a musical film, this film is also colored with comedy and horror genres, gang.

InformationThe Rocky Horror Picture Show
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)7.4 (122.239)
Duration1 hour 40 minutes
GenreComedy, Musical
Release DateAugust 31, 1975
DirectorJim Sharman
PlayerTeam Curry

Barry Bostwick

9. Grease (1978)

Grease is a musical film that was released in 1978. Although it has been released for a long time, this film has become pop culture which is very influential today.

Grease tells the story of a new boy at a school who falls in love with a popular boy at his new school in the summer.

After summer passed and they went back to school, this guy pretended there was nothing wrong with the girl and made the girl confused, gang. Wow.., you've experienced it too, huh?

Reviews (Number of Reviewers)7.2 (211.782)
Duration1 hour 50 minutes
GenreMusical, Romance
Release DateJune 16, 1978
DirectorRandal Kleiser
PlayerJohn Travolta

Stockard Channing

10. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Another comedy horror-themed musical, gang. Little Shop of Horrors was released in 1986 and was also adapted from the Broadway show of the same name.

Tell about Seymour, a flower character employee who falls in love with his co-worker, Audrey. Once upon a time, Seymour found a giant flesh-eating plant which he named Audrey II.

Audrey has a boyfriend named Orin who died accidentally as a result of Seymour.

Seymour gives Orin's body for the plant to eat. The problem is, the plant is getting hungrier every day.

InformationLittle Shop of Horrors
Reviews (Number of Reviewers)7.0 (58.954)
Duration1 hour 34 minutes
GenreComedy, Horror, Musical
Release DateDecember 19, 1986
DirectorFrank Oz
PlayerRick Moranis

Vincent Gardenia

Thus Jaka's article about the 10 best musical drama films that you must watch. Hopefully Jaka's recommendation can help you, gang.

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