Top 50 underrated musical movies

01.
Xanadu
96 min | 1980 |
5.3 (11880 votes)
|
7.35 (227 reviews)

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

02.
When Love Calls
192 min | 1989 |
7.3 (10564 votes)
|
9.35 (36 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.
Earth Girls Are Easy
100 min | 1988 |
5.4 (20014 votes)
|
7.42 (68 reviews)

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

04.
Vivah: Mein Herz bleibt dir treu
160 min | 2006 |
6.6 (8848 votes)
|
8.62 (48 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.

05.
Sanam Teri Kasam
154 min | 2016 |
7.3 (9315 votes)
|
9.11 (122 reviews)

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

06.
Hairspray
117 min | 2007 |
6.6 (118600 votes)
|
8.38 (388 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.

07.
Joe's Apartment
80 min | 1996 |
5.5 (12468 votes)
|
7.24 (45 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.

08.
Charlotte's Web
94 min | 1973 |
6.9 (16631 votes)
|
8.63 (61 reviews)

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

09.
Cry-Baby
85 min | 1990 |
6.5 (54255 votes)
|
8.21 (136 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.

10.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
114 min | 1982 |
6.0 (9687 votes)
|
7.66 (41 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.

11.
Calamity Jane
101 min | 1953 |
7.3 (8347 votes)
|
8.95 (64 reviews)

The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

12.
Jesus Christ Superstar
106 min | 1973 |
7.4 (24900 votes)
|
9.04 (181 reviews)

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

13.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!
206 min | 1994 |
7.5 (18479 votes)
|
9.05 (43 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.

14.
Oliver!
153 min | 1968 |
7.4 (34051 votes)
|
8.88 (147 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.

15.
The Music Man
151 min | 1962 |
7.7 (15738 votes)
|
9.14 (109 reviews)

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

16.
Rent
135 min | 2005 |
6.9 (48330 votes)
|
8.33 (721 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.

17.
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
93 min | 2006 |
6.8 (100813 votes)
|
8.23 (199 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.

18.
The Phantom of the Opera
143 min | 2004 |
7.2 (115093 votes)
|
8.62 (1854 reviews)

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

19.
Meet the Feebles
97 min | 1989 |
6.7 (18587 votes)
|
8.1 (124 reviews)

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

20.
The Married Woman
130 min | 2005 |
7.2 (8714 votes)
|
8.56 (70 reviews)

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

21.
Little Shop of Horrors
94 min | 1986 |
7.0 (64533 votes)
|
8.35 (151 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.

22.
The Last Five Years
94 min | 2014 |
5.9 (9383 votes)
|
7.19 (49 reviews)

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

23.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
100 min | 1975 |
7.4 (129928 votes)
|
8.65 (443 reviews)

A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.

24.
A Hard Day's Night
87 min | 1964 |
7.6 (39712 votes)
|
8.84 (205 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.

25.
The Greatest Showman
105 min | 2017 |
7.6 (229472 votes)
|
8.82 (1802 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.

26.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
102 min | 1954 |
7.4 (20933 votes)
|
8.61 (139 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.

27.
Cannibal! The Musical
95 min | 1993 |
7.1 (11613 votes)
|
8.31 (107 reviews)

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

28.
Bride & Prejudice
122 min | 2004 |
6.2 (19765 votes)
|
7.41 (238 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.

29.
Paint Your Wagon
164 min | 1969 |
6.6 (12155 votes)
|
7.78 (94 reviews)

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

30.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
91 min | 1964 |
7.8 (23081 votes)
|
8.98 (132 reviews)

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

31.
Oklahoma!
145 min | 1955 |
7.0 (11172 votes)
|
8.17 (87 reviews)

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

32.
42nd Street
89 min | 1933 |
7.4 (10570 votes)
|
8.5 (101 reviews)

When the leading lady of a Broadway musical breaks her ankle, she is replaced by a young unknown actress, who becomes the star of the show.

33.
Fiddler on the Roof
181 min | 1971 |
8.0 (38672 votes)
|
9.09 (151 reviews)

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

34.
1 - Nenokkadine
170 min | 2014 |
8.1 (41640 votes)
|
9.18 (327 reviews)

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

35.
Yankee Doodle Dandy
126 min | 1942 |
7.7 (13938 votes)
|
8.74 (101 reviews)

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

36.
Baazigar: Betrogene Liebe
175 min | 1993 |
7.7 (25495 votes)
|
8.72 (35 reviews)

A young man with a vendetta against a business tycoon seduces and kills his eldest daughter and then proceeds to his younger daughter but she begins to suspect her new lover's ulterior motive.

37.
The Jazz Singer
88 min | 1927 |
6.5 (8928 votes)
|
7.51 (78 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.

38.
Fame
134 min | 1980 |
6.6 (20002 votes)
|
7.6 (78 reviews)

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

39.
Repo! The Genetic Opera
98 min | 2008 |
6.6 (23400 votes)
|
7.59 (250 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.

40.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
100 min | 1971 |
7.8 (175398 votes)
|
8.75 (325 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.
The Band Wagon
112 min | 1953 |
7.5 (9819 votes)
|
8.41 (92 reviews)

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

42.
Grease 2
115 min | 1982 |
4.4 (32408 votes)
|
5.29 (232 reviews)

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

43.
Swing Time
103 min | 1936 |
7.6 (12092 votes)
|
8.48 (84 reviews)

Roguish gambler/dancer "Lucky" Garnett is challenged by his fiance's father to come up with $25,000 to prove he's worthy of her hand. But after he falls in love with a dance instructor, Lucky'll do anything to keep from earning the bucks.

44.
A Night at the Opera
96 min | 1935 |
7.9 (30158 votes)
|
8.74 (140 reviews)

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

45.
Veer-Zaara
192 min | 2004 |
7.8 (48182 votes)
|
8.63 (114 reviews)

Veer-Zaara is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love story that is an inspiration and will remain a legend forever.

46.
Guys and Dolls
150 min | 1955 |
7.2 (15381 votes)
|
8.02 (105 reviews)

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.

47.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
91 min | 1953 |
7.2 (31081 votes)
|
8.02 (128 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.

48.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
99 min | 1966 |
6.9 (8278 votes)
|
7.71 (69 reviews)

A wily slave must unite a virgin courtesan and his young smitten master to earn his freedom.

49.
Found a Treasure Called Love
164 min | 2015 |
4.5 (17179 votes)
|
5.3 (161 reviews)

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

50.
Dil to Pagal Hai
180 min | 1997 |
7.0 (20375 votes)
|
7.8 (33 reviews)

A grand musical about three passionate and dreamy characters: Rahul, Pooja and Nisha. Will their dreams come true? Will they find their true love?

Top 26 overrated musical movies

01.
Climax
97 min | 2018 |
7.1 (48960 votes)
|
5.62 (367 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.

02.
Eight Crazy Nights
76 min | 2002 |
5.4 (21301 votes)
|
4.02 (123 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.

03.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
158 min | 2016 |
5.8 (20500 votes)
|
4.46 (204 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.

04.
New York, New York
155 min | 1977 |
6.7 (18026 votes)
|
5.4 (73 reviews)

An egotistical saxophonist and a young lounge singer meet on VJ Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long, uphill climb.

05.
Fame
107 min | 2009 |
5.1 (15865 votes)
|
3.95 (81 reviews)

An updated version of the musical Fame (1980), which centered on the students of the New York Academy of Performing Arts. The name of the school in 1980 was Fiorello Laguardia High School.

06.
A Chorus Line
113 min | 1985 |
6.2 (9034 votes)
|
5.11 (61 reviews)

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

07.
Vox Lux
114 min | 2018 |
5.9 (15656 votes)
|
4.92 (177 reviews)

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

08.
Mary Poppins Returns
130 min | 2018 |
6.7 (74548 votes)
|
5.81 (1066 reviews)

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

09.
PK
153 min | 2014 |
8.1 (158731 votes)
|
7.21 (603 reviews)

An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.

10.
Om Shanti Om
162 min | 2007 |
6.7 (38231 votes)
|
5.95 (147 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.

11.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
133 min | 2018 |
7.3 (117269 votes)
|
6.63 (692 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.
Beauty and the Beast
129 min | 2017 |
7.1 (267558 votes)
|
6.44 (1090 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.

13.
Across the Universe
133 min | 2007 |
7.3 (105374 votes)
|
6.65 (518 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.
RamLeela
150 min | 2013 |
6.4 (18346 votes)
|
5.81 (119 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 (13562 votes)
|
6.43 (132 reviews)

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

16.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
114 min | 2018 |
6.6 (77098 votes)
|
6.06 (759 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.

17.
Moulin Rouge!
127 min | 2001 |
7.6 (263989 votes)
|
7.07 (1821 reviews)

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

18.
A Star Is Born
136 min | 2018 |
7.7 (323304 votes)
|
7.17 (2585 reviews)

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

19.
The Producers
134 min | 2005 |
6.3 (40575 votes)
|
5.78 (386 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.

20.
Hamilton
160 min | 2020 |
8.7 (44285 votes)
|
8.19 (492 reviews)

The real life of one of America's foremost founding fathers and first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton. Captured live on Broadway from the Richard Rodgers Theater with the original Broadway cast.

21.
Waves
135 min | 2019 |
7.6 (15555 votes)
|
7.15 (138 reviews)

Traces the journey of a suburban family - led by a well-intentioned but domineering father - as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.

22.
Guru
166 min | 2007 |
7.7 (21677 votes)
|
7.25 (99 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.
Raise Your Voice
103 min | 2004 |
5.9 (26621 votes)
|
5.47 (185 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.

24.
Mamma Mia!
108 min | 2008 |
6.4 (212041 votes)
|
6.05 (735 reviews)

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.

25.
Gully Boy
153 min | 2019 |
8.1 (30315 votes)
|
7.78 (464 reviews)

A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.

26.
An Affair to Remember
115 min | 1957 |
7.5 (27306 votes)
|
7.19 (159 reviews)

A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?