Top 50 underrated musical movies

01.
Earth Girls Are Easy
100 min | 1988 |
5.3 (18965 votes)
|
7.53 (60 reviews)

A Southern California girl befriends three furry aliens after their spaceship lands in her swimming pool.

02.
Maine Pyar Kiya
192 min | 1989 |
7.3 (10031 votes)
|
9.47 (33 reviews)

After Suman's father leaves her in the care of another family while he travels abroad, she falls in love with Prem. However, in order to for them to marry, Prem has to prove to Suman's father that he is not the same as his own dad.

03.
Xanadu
96 min | 1980 |
5.2 (11121 votes)
|
7.25 (207 reviews)

A struggling artist living in Los Angeles meets a girl who may hold the key to his happiness.

04.
Cry-Baby
85 min | 1990 |
6.5 (51541 votes)
|
8.36 (122 reviews)

In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

05.
Hairspray
117 min | 2007 |
6.6 (114358 votes)
|
8.4 (376 reviews)

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

06.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
114 min | 1982 |
5.9 (9238 votes)
|
7.64 (37 reviews)

A town's Sheriff and regular patron of a historical whorehouse fights to keep it running when a television reporter targets it as the Devil's playhouse.

07.
Charlotte's Web
94 min | 1973 |
6.9 (15718 votes)
|
8.62 (60 reviews)

A gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter for dinner food.

08.
Ich schwöre, dich für immer zu lieben
154 min | 2016 |
7.3 (8457 votes)
|
8.92 (92 reviews)

After being disowned by her family, an awkward librarian relies on the help of her brooding neighbour.

09.
Jesus Christ Superstar
106 min | 1973 |
7.4 (23539 votes)
|
9.02 (173 reviews)

Film version of the musical stage play, presenting the last few weeks of Christ's life told in an anachronistic manner.

10.
Joe's Apartment
80 min | 1996 |
5.4 (11989 votes)
|
7.0 (43 reviews)

A nice guy has just moved to New York and discovers that he must share his run-down apartment with a couple thousand singing, dancing cockroaches.

11.
Mein Glück liegt in deiner Hand
206 min | 1994 |
7.5 (17356 votes)
|
9.06 (33 reviews)

Prem and Nisha meet and fall in love at the wedding of their elder siblings, but their plans to be together are put in jeopardy when Nisha's sister dies, leaving behind a baby.

12.
Oliver!
153 min | 1968 |
7.4 (31913 votes)
|
8.96 (127 reviews)

After being sold to a mortician, young orphan Oliver Twist runs away and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.

13.
Rent
135 min | 2005 |
6.9 (47063 votes)
|
8.37 (708 reviews)

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

14.
The Music Man
151 min | 1962 |
7.7 (15030 votes)
|
9.15 (101 reviews)

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

15.
Parineeta - Das Mädchen aus Nachbars Garten
130 min | 2005 |
7.2 (8433 votes)
|
8.57 (68 reviews)

The lifelong romance between Lolita (Balan) and Shekar (Khan) is upset by the arrival of another man.

16.
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
93 min | 2006 |
6.8 (97737 votes)
|
8.16 (191 reviews)

To become the greatest band of all time, two slacker, wannabe-rockers set out on a quest to steal a legendary guitar pick that gives its holders incredible guitar skills, from a maximum security Rock and Roll museum.

17.
The Phantom of the Opera
143 min | 2004 |
7.3 (111013 votes)
|
8.63 (1833 reviews)

A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House.

18.
Little Shop of Horrors
94 min | 1986 |
7.0 (59875 votes)
|
8.33 (137 reviews)

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

19.
Meet the Feebles
97 min | 1989 |
6.7 (17982 votes)
|
8.03 (121 reviews)

Multiple animals and insects experience the sleazier side of show business while working on a variety show.

20.
Bride & Prejudice
122 min | 2004 |
6.1 (19197 votes)
|
7.42 (236 reviews)

A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, that features the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family.

21.
Oklahoma!
145 min | 1955 |
7.0 (10482 votes)
|
8.3 (78 reviews)

In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

22.
A Hard Day's Night
87 min | 1964 |
7.6 (37485 votes)
|
8.89 (191 reviews)

Over two "typical" days in the life of The Beatles, the boys struggle to keep themselves and Sir Paul McCartney's mischievous grandfather in check while preparing for a live television performance.

23.
The Greatest Showman
105 min | 2017 |
7.6 (207082 votes)
|
8.84 (1641 reviews)

Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

24.
Paint Your Wagon
164 min | 1969 |
6.6 (11277 votes)
|
7.83 (83 reviews)

Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town.

25.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
100 min | 1975 |
7.4 (123685 votes)
|
8.62 (414 reviews)

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

26.
Cannibal! The Musical
95 min | 1993 |
7.1 (11273 votes)
|
8.32 (106 reviews)

The sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by that of human flesh.

27.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
91 min | 1964 |
7.8 (21056 votes)
|
9.01 (120 reviews)

A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision.

28.
The Last Five Years
94 min | 2014 |
5.9 (8860 votes)
|
7.09 (44 reviews)

A struggling actress and her novelist lover each illustrate the struggle and deconstruction of their love affair.

29.
The Jazz Singer
88 min | 1927 |
6.5 (8340 votes)
|
7.69 (71 reviews)

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.

30.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
102 min | 1954 |
7.4 (19797 votes)
|
8.57 (129 reviews)

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

31.
Vivah: Mein Herz bleibt dir treu
160 min | 2006 |
6.6 (8258 votes)
|
7.74 (39 reviews)

Poonam, a traditionally brought-up young woman, is to marry Prem, a groom chosen by her uncle. Poonam and Prem's faith and love are to be tested however, when an accident occurs and Poonam might be scarred for life.

32.
Fiddler on the Roof
181 min | 1971 |
8.0 (35891 votes)
|
9.09 (141 reviews)

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

33.
42nd Street
89 min | 1933 |
7.4 (9864 votes)
|
8.47 (98 reviews)

A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.

34.
Fame
134 min | 1980 |
6.6 (18892 votes)
|
7.61 (76 reviews)

A chronicle of the lives of several teenagers who attend a New York high school for students gifted in the performing arts.

35.
Swing Time
103 min | 1936 |
7.6 (11302 votes)
|
8.59 (76 reviews)

A performer and gambler travels to New York City to raise the $25,000 he needs to marry his fiancée, only to become entangled with a beautiful aspiring dancer.

36.
Der König meines Herzens
164 min | 2015 |
4.6 (16041 votes)
|
5.55 (147 reviews)

While recovering from an assassination attempt four days before his coronation, a stern prince is replaced by a romantic lookalike.

37.
The Band Wagon
112 min | 1953 |
7.5 (9200 votes)
|
8.43 (87 reviews)

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

38.
Grease 2
115 min | 1982 |
4.4 (30867 votes)
|
5.32 (209 reviews)

An English student at a 1960s American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.

39.
1 - Nenokkadine
170 min | 2014 |
8.3 (41118 votes)
|
9.21 (314 reviews)

A rock star must overcome his psychological inhibitions to seek revenge for his parents' death.

40.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
100 min | 1971 |
7.8 (164721 votes)
|
8.69 (285 reviews)

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

41.
Yankee Doodle Dandy
126 min | 1942 |
7.7 (13112 votes)
|
8.58 (92 reviews)

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

42.
A Night at the Opera
96 min | 1935 |
7.9 (28944 votes)
|
8.78 (127 reviews)

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

43.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
91 min | 1953 |
7.2 (28646 votes)
|
8.07 (113 reviews)

Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.

44.
All That Jazz
123 min | 1979 |
7.8 (24277 votes)
|
8.67 (122 reviews)

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

45.
Grease
110 min | 1978 |
7.2 (215878 votes)
|
8.07 (287 reviews)

Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?

46.
Duck Soup
69 min | 1933 |
7.8 (52904 votes)
|
8.64 (202 reviews)

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

47.
West Side Story
153 min | 1961 |
7.5 (89531 votes)
|
8.29 (287 reviews)

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

48.
Ich gab Dir mein Herz, Geliebter
188 min | 1999 |
7.5 (15805 votes)
|
8.29 (40 reviews)

Nandini has to choose between Sameer, the man who taught her to fall in love; and Vanraj, the man from whom she learnt how to abide and fulfill promises of love.

49.
Repo! The Genetic Opera
98 min | 2008 |
6.6 (22603 votes)
|
7.36 (237 reviews)

A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.

50.
Cabaret
124 min | 1972 |
7.8 (44698 votes)
|
8.54 (153 reviews)

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

Top 25 overrated musical movies

01.
Die Liebe ist eine schwierige Herzensangelegenheit
158 min | 2016 |
5.8 (18913 votes)
|
4.13 (182 reviews)

This story explores love - the shapes it takes, the ways it changes us and the exhilarating and often terrifying ride it takes us on. It is the journey of two characters, Alizeh and Ayan, as they navigate life, love and heartbreak.

02.
Climax
97 min | 2018 |
7.1 (32034 votes)
|
5.63 (246 reviews)

French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.

03.
Eight Crazy Nights
76 min | 2002 |
5.4 (20530 votes)
|
4.0 (117 reviews)

Davey Stone, an alcoholic with a criminal record, is sentenced to community service under the supervision of an elderly referee. Davey is then faced with trying to reform and abandon his bad habits.

04.
Vox Lux
114 min | 2018 |
6.0 (11649 votes)
|
4.69 (149 reviews)

An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star.

05.
A Chorus Line
113 min | 1985 |
6.2 (8663 votes)
|
4.95 (60 reviews)

Hopefuls try out before a demanding director for a part in a new musical.

06.
New York, New York
155 min | 1977 |
6.7 (16194 votes)
|
5.45 (67 reviews)

An egotistical saxophonist and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, up-hill climb.

07.
Mary Poppins Returns
130 min | 2018 |
6.8 (62005 votes)
|
5.66 (943 reviews)

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.

08.
Fame
107 min | 2009 |
5.0 (15507 votes)
|
3.93 (74 reviews)

An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts.

09.
Om Shanti Om
162 min | 2007 |
6.7 (35842 votes)
|
5.83 (142 reviews)

In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered, but is immediately reincarnated into the present day. He attempts to discover the mystery of his demise and find Shanti, the love of his previous life.

10.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
133 min | 2018 |
7.3 (96093 votes)
|
6.45 (614 reviews)

Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.

11.
Beauty and the Beast
129 min | 2017 |
7.2 (246525 votes)
|
6.37 (990 reviews)

A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.

12.
Devdas - Flamme unserer Liebe
185 min | 2002 |
7.6 (35542 votes)
|
6.9 (98 reviews)

After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee's life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.

13.
Across the Universe
133 min | 2007 |
7.3 (102538 votes)
|
6.69 (510 reviews)

The music of The Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.

14.
Ram & Leela
150 min | 2013 |
6.4 (17176 votes)
|
5.79 (113 reviews)

Modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' with an Indian twist, the film focuses on the story of Ram and Leela, their love, lust and the drama afterwards.

15.
High Society
111 min | 1956 |
7.0 (12774 votes)
|
6.41 (126 reviews)

A spoiled heiress must choose among three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter.

16.
Moulin Rouge!
127 min | 2001 |
7.6 (254749 votes)
|
7.04 (1786 reviews)

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets.

17.
The Producers
134 min | 2005 |
6.3 (38984 votes)
|
5.82 (372 reviews)

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck Producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

18.
A Star Is Born
136 min | 2018 |
7.7 (279375 votes)
|
7.26 (2413 reviews)

A musician helps a young singer find fame as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

19.
Raise Your Voice
103 min | 2004 |
5.9 (25767 votes)
|
5.51 (183 reviews)

A girl from a small town heads to the big city of Los Angeles to spend the summer at a performing arts high school.

20.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
114 min | 2018 |
6.7 (65511 votes)
|
6.32 (693 reviews)

Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past.

21.
Dancer in the Dark
140 min | 2000 |
8.0 (95198 votes)
|
7.67 (542 reviews)

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

22.
Guru
166 min | 2007 |
7.7 (20334 votes)
|
7.37 (93 reviews)

A villager, Gurukant Desai, arrives in Bombay 1958, and rises from its streets to become the GURU, the biggest tycoon in Indian history.

23.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
160 min | 2013 |
7.1 (34814 votes)
|
6.78 (114 reviews)

Kabir and Naina bond during a trekking trip. Before Naina can express herself, Kabir leaves India to pursue his career. They meet again years later, but he still cherishes his dreams more than bonds.

24.
Happy New Year - Herzensdiebe
180 min | 2014 |
5.1 (32031 votes)
|
4.79 (201 reviews)

A gang of amateur dancers takes part in a dancing competition to avenge their personal vendetta.

25.
Les Misérables
158 min | 2012 |
7.6 (290181 votes)
|
7.3 (877 reviews)

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.