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Singin' in the Rain

Directed by Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | 103 min | 1952

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.


West Side Story

Directed by Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise | 152 min | 1961

Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.


The Sound of Music

Directed by Robert Wise | Rated G | 174 min | 1965

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.


Duck Soup

Directed by Leo McCarey | 68 min | 1933

Rufus T. Firefly is named president/dictator of bankrupt Freedonia and declares war on neighboring Sylvania over the love of wealthy Mrs. Teasdale.


A Hard Day's Night

Directed by Richard Lester | 87 min | 1964

A 'typical' day in the life of the Beatles, including many of their famous songs.


An American in Paris

Directed by Vincente Minnelli | 113 min | 1951

Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.


Cabaret

Directed by Bob Fosse | Rated PG | 124 min | 1972

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.


My Fair Lady

Directed by George Cukor | 170 min | 1964

A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.


La La Land

Directed by Damien Chazelle | Rated PG-13 | 128 min | 2016

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.


A Star Is Born

Directed by George Cukor | 154 min | 1954

A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.


Top Hat

Directed by Mark Sandrich | 101 min | 1935

An American dancer comes to Britain and falls for a model whom he initially annoyed, but she mistakes him for his goofy producer.


The Band Wagon

Directed by Vincente Minnelli | 112 min | 1953

A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition.


Yankee Doodle Dandy

Directed by Michael Curtiz | 126 min | 1942

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer, and singer George M. Cohan.


Oliver!

Directed by Carol Reed | Rated G | 153 min | 1968

A young boy runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.


Carmen Jones

Directed by Otto Preminger | 105 min | 1954

Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast.


Moulin Rouge!

Directed by Baz Luhrmann | Rated PG-13 | 127 min | 2001

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.


All That Jazz

Directed by Bob Fosse | Rated R | 123 min | 1979

Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer.


Chicago

Directed by Rob Marshall | Rated PG-13 | 113 min | 2002

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.


The Jazz Singer

Directed by Alan Crosland | 88 min | 1927

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.


42nd Street

Directed by Lloyd Bacon | 89 min | 1933

A producer puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a chorus girl has to replace the star.


A Night at the Opera

Directed by Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding | 96 min | 1935

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.


Gigi

Directed by Vincente Minnelli | 115 min | 1958

Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.


The Broadway Melody

Directed by Harry Beaumont | 100 min | 1929

A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.


The Great Ziegfeld

Directed by Robert Z. Leonard | 176 min | 1936

This biography follows the ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld, famed producer of extravagant stage revues.


Dancer in the Dark

Directed by Lars von Trier | Rated R | 140 min | 2000

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.


Dreamgirls

Directed by Bill Condon | Rated PG-13 | 130 min | 2006

A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.


Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Norman Jewison | Rated G | 181 min | 1971

In prerevolutionary Russia, a Jewish peasant contends with marrying off three of his daughters while growing anti-Semitic sentiment threatens his village.


Guys and Dolls

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz | 150 min | 1955

In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.


Les Girls

Directed by George Cukor | Rated N/A | 114 min | 1957

After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil Wren (Kay Kendall) is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele (Taina Elg). A Rashomon...


Les Misérables

Directed by Tom Hooper | Rated PG-13 | 158 min | 2012

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.


Porgy and Bess

Directed by Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian | Rated N/A | 138 min | 1959

In this legendary Gershwin opera set among the black residents of a fishing village in 1912 South Carolina, Bess - a woman with a disreputable history - tries to break free from her brutish...


Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Directed by Tim Burton | Rated R | 116 min | 2007

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.


The King and I

Directed by Walter Lang | 133 min | 1956

A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children.


The Music Man

Directed by Morton DaCosta | 151 min | 1962

Harold Hill poses as a boys' band leader to con naive Iowa townsfolk.


West Side Story

Directed by Steven Spielberg | Rated PG-13 | 156 min | 2021

An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.


With a Song in My Heart

Directed by Walter Lang | Rated N/A | 117 min | 1952

Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries. Jane's popularity soars, and she leaves on a...


Yentl

Directed by Barbra Streisand | Rated PG | 128 min | 1983

A Jewish girl disguises herself as a boy to enter religious training.

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