Top 50 underrated musical movies

01.
Earth Girls Are Easy
100 min | 1988 |
5.3 (18717 votes)
|
7.5 (59 reviews)

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

02.
Maine Pyar Kiya
192 min | 1989 |
7.4 (9733 votes)
|
9.46 (32 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 (10882 votes)
|
7.2 (206 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 (50758 votes)
|
8.35 (123 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.
Charlotte's Web
94 min | 1973 |
6.9 (15506 votes)
|
8.63 (59 reviews)

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

06.
Jesus Christ Superstar
106 min | 1973 |
7.3 (23244 votes)
|
9.02 (171 reviews)

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

07.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
114 min | 1982 |
5.9 (9113 votes)
|
7.62 (36 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.

08.
Hairspray
117 min | 2007 |
6.7 (113143 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.

09.
Ich schwöre, dich für immer zu lieben
154 min | 2016 |
7.3 (8246 votes)
|
8.93 (92 reviews)

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

10.
Joe's Apartment
80 min | 1996 |
5.4 (11843 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 (16922 votes)
|
9.03 (32 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.
The Music Man
151 min | 1962 |
7.7 (14822 votes)
|
9.15 (101 reviews)

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

13.
Oliver!
153 min | 1968 |
7.5 (31429 votes)
|
8.94 (125 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.

14.
Rent
135 min | 2005 |
7.0 (46649 votes)
|
8.37 (706 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.

15.
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
93 min | 2006 |
6.8 (96735 votes)
|
8.15 (189 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.

16.
The Phantom of the Opera
143 min | 2004 |
7.3 (109753 votes)
|
8.64 (1832 reviews)

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

17.
Meet the Feebles
97 min | 1989 |
6.7 (17804 votes)
|
8.03 (121 reviews)

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

18.
Parineeta - Das Mädchen aus Nachbars Garten
130 min | 2005 |
7.3 (8263 votes)
|
8.57 (68 reviews)

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

19.
Little Shop of Horrors
94 min | 1986 |
7.0 (58718 votes)
|
8.26 (135 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.

20.
The Greatest Showman
105 min | 2017 |
7.6 (199847 votes)
|
8.85 (1619 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.

21.
Bride & Prejudice
122 min | 2004 |
6.2 (19043 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.

22.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
100 min | 1975 |
7.4 (121909 votes)
|
8.61 (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.

23.
The Last Five Years
94 min | 2014 |
5.9 (8737 votes)
|
7.09 (44 reviews)

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

24.
A Hard Day's Night
87 min | 1964 |
7.7 (36847 votes)
|
8.88 (188 reviews)

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

25.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
102 min | 1954 |
7.4 (19489 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.

26.
Vivah: Mein Herz bleibt dir treu
160 min | 2006 |
6.6 (8101 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.

27.
Cannibal! The Musical
95 min | 1993 |
7.2 (11187 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.

28.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
91 min | 1964 |
7.9 (20563 votes)
|
9.0 (120 reviews)

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

29.
Oklahoma!
145 min | 1955 |
7.2 (10288 votes)
|
8.3 (78 reviews)

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

30.
Fiddler on the Roof
181 min | 1971 |
8.0 (35135 votes)
|
9.08 (140 reviews)

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

31.
Paint Your Wagon
164 min | 1969 |
6.7 (11108 votes)
|
7.73 (82 reviews)

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

32.
Fame
134 min | 1980 |
6.6 (18645 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.

33.
The Jazz Singer
88 min | 1927 |
6.7 (8199 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.

34.
Swing Time
103 min | 1936 |
7.6 (10986 votes)
|
8.58 (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.

35.
Der König meines Herzens
164 min | 2015 |
4.6 (15770 votes)
|
5.58 (145 reviews)

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

36.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
100 min | 1971 |
7.8 (161256 votes)
|
8.72 (283 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.

37.
Grease 2
115 min | 1982 |
4.3 (30493 votes)
|
5.21 (206 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.

38.
1 - Nenokkadine
170 min | 2014 |
8.3 (41118 votes)
|
9.21 (312 reviews)

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

39.
Yankee Doodle Dandy
126 min | 1942 |
7.7 (12889 votes)
|
8.58 (92 reviews)

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

40.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
91 min | 1953 |
7.2 (28147 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.

41.
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.

42.
42nd Street
89 min | 1933 |
7.6 (9708 votes)
|
8.46 (97 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.

43.
The Band Wagon
112 min | 1953 |
7.5 (9039 votes)
|
8.32 (88 reviews)

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

44.
Grease
110 min | 1978 |
7.2 (210750 votes)
|
8.01 (289 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?

45.
A Night at the Opera
96 min | 1935 |
8.0 (28615 votes)
|
8.79 (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.

46.
Ich gab Dir mein Herz, Geliebter
188 min | 1999 |
7.5 (15444 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.

47.
Duck Soup
68 min | 1933 |
7.9 (52297 votes)
|
8.63 (200 reviews)

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

48.
White Christmas
120 min | 1954 |
7.6 (28441 votes)
|
8.32 (161 reviews)

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

49.
West Side Story
153 min | 1961 |
7.6 (87852 votes)
|
8.31 (284 reviews)

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

50.
Cabaret
124 min | 1972 |
7.8 (43581 votes)
|
8.51 (152 reviews)

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

Top 24 overrated musical movies

01.
Die Liebe ist eine schwierige Herzensangelegenheit
158 min | 2016 |
5.8 (18497 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 |
7.2 (24517 votes)
|
5.65 (225 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 |
5.3 (20338 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 (9218 votes)
|
4.73 (148 reviews)

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

05.
Mary Poppins Returns
130 min | 2018 |
6.9 (52271 votes)
|
5.67 (917 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.

06.
A Chorus Line
113 min | 1985 |
6.1 (8541 votes)
|
4.88 (59 reviews)

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

07.
New York, New York
155 min | 1977 |
6.7 (16194 votes)
|
5.49 (65 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.

08.
Fame
107 min | 2009 |
5.1 (15361 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 (35284 votes)
|
5.79 (141 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.
Beauty and the Beast
129 min | 2017 |
7.2 (238550 votes)
|
6.3 (978 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.

11.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
133 min | 2018 |
7.3 (87581 votes)
|
6.43 (602 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.

12.
Across the Universe
133 min | 2007 |
7.4 (101557 votes)
|
6.62 (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.

13.
Ram & Leela
150 min | 2013 |
6.4 (16823 votes)
|
5.75 (112 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.

14.
Devdas - Flamme unserer Liebe
185 min | 2002 |
7.6 (34859 votes)
|
6.98 (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.

15.
High Society
111 min | 1956 |
7.0 (12578 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.
The Producers
134 min | 2005 |
6.4 (38613 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.

17.
Moulin Rouge!
127 min | 2001 |
7.6 (251957 votes)
|
7.06 (1783 reviews)

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

18.
A Star Is Born
136 min | 2018 |
7.8 (250206 votes)
|
7.27 (2368 reviews)

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

19.
Guru
166 min | 2007 |
7.8 (19928 votes)
|
7.41 (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.

20.
Raise Your Voice
103 min | 2004 |
5.9 (25535 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.

21.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
114 min | 2018 |
6.7 (60507 votes)
|
6.32 (687 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.

22.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
160 min | 2013 |
7.1 (33993 votes)
|
6.75 (113 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.

23.
Happy New Year - Herzensdiebe
180 min | 2014 |
5.1 (31597 votes)
|
4.75 (200 reviews)

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

24.
Les Misérables
158 min | 2012 |
7.6 (286079 votes)
|
7.29 (873 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.