We love curling up with a great musical, that’s why we thought we’d put together a list of the top 15 musicals you can stream on Netflix right now.
1. La La Land
A 2016 musical romantic comedy-drama written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It stars Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress.
2. Les Miserables
Do we really need to tell you anything about this epic musical? Here’s the film version for you to watch at your leisure.
3. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the much-loved movie about the magical flying car starring Dick Van Dyke. It tells the story of Inventor Caractacus Potts who transforms an old Grand Prix car into a magical flying vehicle that teleports him and his family to a kingdom ruled by the evil Baron Bomburst.
The original 1982 version is on Netflix, stream it now to watch Annie charm Daddy Warbucks.
5. The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 animated musical that tells the story of two brothers named Moses and Rameses who grow up to be the best of friends. However, when one of them becomes a ruler and the other chooses to live for the people, their friendship turns bitter.
6. West Side Story
In West Side Story, lovers Maria and Tony find themselves entangled in the bitter battle between their gangster families. Knowing this feud will lead to disastrous consequences, Maria sends Tony to end the fight.
7. Rock of Ages
In Rock of Ages, Sherrie and Drew try to realize their dreams of becoming famous musicians. With each other’s help, they manage to navigate through the glitz, glamour and challenges of the music industry.
8. Fiddler on the Roof
Set in Russia at the turn of the 1905 Revolution, Fiddler on the Roof centres around Tevye, a Jewish man who works hard to ensure that he raises his five daughters with traditional Jewish customs. When the village matchmaker brings news that a wealthy butcher wants to marry their eldest child Tzeitel, it’s clear that pairing people together isn’t what Tzeitel wants. Tzeitel wants to marry her childhood friend, Motel the tailor. Eventually, Tzeitel and Motel marry each other, with local Jews joining in with the ceremony, but they are not able to celebrate for too long, with Russians wreaking havoc in their community.
9. Pitch Perfect
Pitch Perfect is a 2012 musical romantic comedy film. It tells the story of Beca, a college fresher, reluctantly joins an all-girls a cappella group and later infuses freshness into their repertoire. They then take on a male a cappella group in a competition.
And finally… movies that were turned into musicals!
10. Dirty Dancing
While holidaying with her parents at a resort, Frances is smitten with the resort’s rebellious dance instructor. Her father opposes their relationship which creates a rift between him and her. But, nobody puts baby in a corner!
12. Legally Blonde
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