Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy by Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globe)

"The Golden Globe Award is an American accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The annual formal ceremony and dinner at which the awards are presented are a major part of the film industry's awards season, which culminates each year with the Academy Awards."

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All winners of the 'Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy' from 1951 through 2021.

Last updated: May 3rd, 2022


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Detractions

  1. Yearly award (-25)
  2. Limited to single country or region (-25)
  3. Genre slant (-25)
  4. Limited to ~75 years or less (-10)

Films (75)

1. 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.


2. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Directed by Jason Woliner | Rated R | 95 min | 2020

Borat returns from Kazakhstan to America and this time he reveals more about the American culture, the COVID-19 pandemic and the political elections.


3. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Directed by Quentin Tarantino | Rated R | 161 min | 2019

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.


4. Green Book

Directed by Peter Farrelly | Rated PG-13 | 130 min | 2018

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.


5. Lady Bird

Directed by Greta Gerwig | Rated R | 94 min | 2017

In the early 2000s, an artistically-inclined seventeen year-old comes of age in Sacramento, California.


6. La La Land

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

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


7. The Martian

Directed by Ridley Scott | Rated PG-13 | 144 min | 2015

An astronaut becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him dead, and must rely on his ingenuity to find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.


8. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Directed by Wes Anderson | Rated R | 99 min | 2014

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.


9. American Hustle

Directed by David O. Russell | Rated R | 138 min | 2013

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.


10. 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.


11. The Artist

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius | Rated PG-13 | 100 min | 2011

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.


12. The Kids Are All Right

Directed by Lisa Cholodenko | Rated R | 106 min | 2010

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.


13. The Hangover

Directed by Todd Phillips | Rated R | 100 min | 2009

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.


14. Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Directed by Woody Allen | Rated PG-13 | 96 min | 2008

Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.


15. 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.


16. 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.


17. Walk the Line

Directed by James Mangold | Rated PG-13 | 136 min | 2005

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.


18. Sideways

Directed by Alexander Payne | Rated R | 126 min | 2004

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.


19. Lost in Translation

Directed by Sofia Coppola | Rated R | 101 min | 2003

A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.


20. 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.


21. 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.


22. Almost Famous

Directed by Cameron Crowe | Rated R | 122 min | 2000

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour.


23. Toy Story 2

Directed by John Lasseter, Ash Brannon, Lee Unkrich | Rated G | 92 min | 1999

When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends vow to rescue him, but Woody finds the idea of immortality in a museum tempting.


24. Shakespeare in Love

Directed by John Madden | Rated R | 123 min | 1998

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.


25. As Good as It Gets

Directed by James L. Brooks | Rated PG-13 | 139 min | 1997

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.


26. Evita

Directed by Alan Parker | Rated PG | 135 min | 1996

The hit musical based on the life of Evita Duarte, a B-picture Argentinian actress who eventually became the wife of Argentinian president Juan Perón, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina.


27. Babe

Directed by Chris Noonan | Rated G | 91 min | 1995

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.


28. The Lion King

Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff | Rated G | 89 min | 1994

Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble.


29. Mrs. Doubtfire

Directed by Chris Columbus | Rated PG-13 | 125 min | 1993

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.


30. The Player

Directed by Robert Altman | Rated R | 124 min | 1992

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?


31. Beauty and the Beast

Directed by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise | Rated G | 84 min | 1991

Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead, unaware her captor to be an enchanted prince.


32. Green Card

Directed by Peter Weir | Rated PG-13 | 103 min | 1990

A man wanting to stay in the US enters into a marriage of convenience, but it turns into more than that.


33. Driving Miss Daisy

Directed by Bruce Beresford | Rated PG | 99 min | 1989

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.


34. Working Girl

Directed by Mike Nichols | Rated R | 113 min | 1988

When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job.


35. Hope and Glory

Directed by John Boorman | Rated PG-13 | 113 min | 1987

A semi-autobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was ...


36. Hannah and Her Sisters

Directed by Woody Allen | Rated PG-13 | 103 min | 1986

Between two Thanksgivings two years apart, Hannah's husband falls in love with her sister Lee, while her hypochondriac ex-husband rekindles his relationship with her sister Holly.


37. Prizzi's Honor

Directed by John Huston | Rated R | 130 min | 1985

A professional hit man and hit woman fall in love.


38. Romancing the Stone

Directed by Robert Zemeckis | Rated PG | 106 min | 1984

A romance writer sets off to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure.


39. Yentl

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

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


40. Tootsie

Directed by Sydney Pollack | Rated PG | 116 min | 1982

Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap.


41. Arthur

Directed by Steve Gordon | Rated PG | 97 min | 1981

Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ...


42. Coal Miner's Daughter

Directed by Michael Apted | Rated PG | 124 min | 1980

Biographical story of Loretta Lynn, a legendary country singer that came from poverty to worldwide fame. She rose from humble beginnings in Kentucky to superstardom and changing the sound and style of country music forever.


43. Breaking Away

Directed by Peter Yates | Rated PG | 101 min | 1979

A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.


44. Heaven Can Wait

Directed by Warren Beatty, Buck Henry | Rated PG | 101 min | 1978

A Los Angeles Rams quarterback, accidentally taken away from his body by an overanxious angel before he was meant to die, returns to life in the body of a recently murdered millionaire.


45. The Goodbye Girl

Directed by Herbert Ross | Rated PG | 111 min | 1977

After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor.


46. The Sunshine Boys

Directed by Herbert Ross | Rated PG | 111 min | 1975

A vaudeville duo agree to reunite for a TV special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other.


47. The Longest Yard

Directed by Robert Aldrich | Rated R | 121 min | 1974

A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.


48. American Graffiti

Directed by George Lucas | Rated PG | 110 min | 1973

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.


49. 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.


50. 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.


51. MASH

Directed by Robert Altman | Rated R | 116 min | 1970

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.


52. The Secret of Santa Vittoria

Directed by Stanley Kramer | Rated PG-13 | 139 min | 1969

During WWII in Italy, a wine producing village hide a million bottles from the Germans


53. 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.


54. The Graduate

Directed by Mike Nichols | 106 min | 1967

A disillusioned college graduate finds himself torn between his older lover and her daughter.


55. The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

Directed by Norman Jewison | 126 min | 1966

Without hostile intent, a Soviet sub runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.


56. 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.


57. 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.


58. Tom Jones

Directed by Tony Richardson | 128 min | 1963

In eighteenth century England, "first cousins" Tom Jones and Master Blifil grew up together in privilege in the western countryside, but could not be more different in nature. Tom, the ...


59. That Touch of Mink

Directed by Delbert Mann | 99 min | 1962

A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save her virginity for marriage.


60. The Music Man

Directed by Morton DaCosta | 151 min | 1962

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


61. A Majority of One

Directed by Mervyn LeRoy | 156 min | 1961

A gentle love story about a Japanese businessman and widower, and a Brooklyn widow. But before a happy ending can ensue, they must learn again the lessons of tolerance, kindness and forgiveness.


62. 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.


63. The Apartment

Directed by Billy Wilder | 125 min | 1960

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.


64. Song Without End

Directed by Charles Vidor, George Cukor | 141 min | 1960

The romantic story of Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt (Dirk Bogarde), whose scandalous love affair forced him to abandon his adoring audiences.


65. Some Like It Hot

Directed by Billy Wilder | 120 min | 1959

When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.


66. 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...


67. Auntie Mame

Directed by Morton DaCosta | 143 min | 1958

An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.


68. 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.


69. 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...


70. 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.


71. 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.


72. Carmen Jones

Directed by Otto Preminger | 105 min | 1954

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


73. 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.


74. 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...


75. 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.