Top 50 underrated musical movies

01.
Earth Girls Are Easy
100 min | 1988 |
5.3 (19255 votes)
|
7.6 (62 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 (10269 votes)
|
9.43 (34 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 (11344 votes)
|
7.32 (216 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 (52223 votes)
|
8.41 (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.
Hairspray
117 min | 2007 |
6.6 (115646 votes)
|
8.38 (379 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.
Joe's Apartment
80 min | 1996 |
5.4 (12146 votes)
|
7.15 (44 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.

07.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
114 min | 1982 |
5.9 (9397 votes)
|
7.64 (39 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.
Charlotte's Web
94 min | 1973 |
6.9 (16048 votes)
|
8.61 (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.
Ich schwöre, dich für immer zu lieben
154 min | 2016 |
7.3 (8620 votes)
|
9.01 (99 reviews)

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

10.
Jesus Christ Superstar
106 min | 1973 |
7.4 (23862 votes)
|
9.02 (176 reviews)

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

11.
Mein Glück liegt in deiner Hand
206 min | 1994 |
7.5 (17709 votes)
|
9.08 (36 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.
Calamity Jane
101 min | 1953 |
7.3 (8010 votes)
|
8.87 (62 reviews)

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

13.
Oliver!
153 min | 1968 |
7.4 (32734 votes)
|
8.92 (137 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 |
6.9 (47454 votes)
|
8.36 (713 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.
The Music Man
151 min | 1962 |
7.7 (15241 votes)
|
9.1 (105 reviews)

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

16.
Parineeta - Das Mädchen aus Nachbars Garten
130 min | 2005 |
7.2 (8511 votes)
|
8.58 (69 reviews)

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

17.
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
93 min | 2006 |
6.8 (98732 votes)
|
8.18 (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.

18.
Meet the Feebles
97 min | 1989 |
6.7 (18196 votes)
|
8.04 (122 reviews)

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

19.
Vivah: Mein Herz bleibt dir treu
160 min | 2006 |
6.6 (8404 votes)
|
7.94 (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.

20.
The Phantom of the Opera
143 min | 2004 |
7.3 (112357 votes)
|
8.63 (1841 reviews)

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

21.
Little Shop of Horrors
94 min | 1986 |
7.0 (61250 votes)
|
8.32 (141 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.
Bride & Prejudice
122 min | 2004 |
6.1 (19379 votes)
|
7.41 (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.

23.
Oklahoma!
145 min | 1955 |
7.0 (10711 votes)
|
8.29 (78 reviews)

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

24.
A Hard Day's Night
87 min | 1964 |
7.6 (38121 votes)
|
8.89 (192 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 Rocky Horror Picture Show
100 min | 1975 |
7.4 (125931 votes)
|
8.64 (427 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.

26.
The Greatest Showman
105 min | 2017 |
7.6 (214583 votes)
|
8.83 (1695 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.

27.
The Last Five Years
94 min | 2014 |
5.9 (8998 votes)
|
7.11 (46 reviews)

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

28.
Cannibal! The Musical
95 min | 1993 |
7.1 (11393 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.

29.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
102 min | 1954 |
7.4 (20219 votes)
|
8.59 (136 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.

30.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
91 min | 1964 |
7.8 (21612 votes)
|
8.93 (123 reviews)

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

31.
1 - Nenokkadine
170 min | 2014 |
8.1 (41640 votes)
|
9.22 (315 reviews)

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

32.
Paint Your Wagon
164 min | 1969 |
6.6 (11595 votes)
|
7.71 (85 reviews)

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

33.
Der König meines Herzens
164 min | 2015 |
4.5 (16308 votes)
|
5.58 (150 reviews)

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

34.
42nd Street
89 min | 1933 |
7.4 (10087 votes)
|
8.48 (100 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.

35.
Fiddler on the Roof
181 min | 1971 |
8.0 (36736 votes)
|
9.07 (142 reviews)

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

36.
Baazigar: Betrogene Liebe
175 min | 1993 |
7.7 (24388 votes)
|
8.76 (33 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.
Grease 2
115 min | 1982 |
4.4 (31268 votes)
|
5.45 (214 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.

38.
Repo! The Genetic Opera
98 min | 2008 |
6.6 (22853 votes)
|
7.63 (241 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.

39.
The Jazz Singer
88 min | 1927 |
6.5 (8476 votes)
|
7.53 (70 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.

40.
Fame
134 min | 1980 |
6.6 (19159 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.

41.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
100 min | 1971 |
7.8 (168239 votes)
|
8.78 (298 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.

42.
Swing Time
103 min | 1936 |
7.6 (11537 votes)
|
8.52 (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.

43.
Yankee Doodle Dandy
126 min | 1942 |
7.7 (13304 votes)
|
8.6 (94 reviews)

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

44.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
91 min | 1953 |
7.2 (29320 votes)
|
8.09 (118 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.

45.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
99 min | 1966 |
6.9 (8015 votes)
|
7.78 (62 reviews)

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

46.
Grease
110 min | 1978 |
7.2 (222080 votes)
|
8.07 (301 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?

47.
A Night at the Opera
96 min | 1935 |
7.9 (29325 votes)
|
8.75 (133 reviews)

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

48.
Ich gab Dir mein Herz, Geliebter
188 min | 1999 |
7.5 (16087 votes)
|
8.31 (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.
The Band Wagon
112 min | 1953 |
7.5 (9424 votes)
|
8.31 (90 reviews)

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

50.
White Christmas
120 min | 1954 |
7.6 (30907 votes)
|
8.4 (175 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.

Top 24 overrated musical movies

01.
Die Liebe ist eine schwierige Herzensangelegenheit
158 min | 2016 |
5.8 (19283 votes)
|
4.22 (186 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 (38634 votes)
|
5.58 (298 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.
New York, New York
155 min | 1977 |
6.7 (17206 votes)
|
5.29 (72 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.

04.
A Chorus Line
113 min | 1985 |
6.2 (8779 votes)
|
4.93 (62 reviews)

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

05.
Vox Lux
114 min | 2018 |
5.9 (13645 votes)
|
4.82 (167 reviews)

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

06.
Fame
107 min | 2009 |
5.1 (15600 votes)
|
4.02 (76 reviews)

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

07.
Eight Crazy Nights
76 min | 2002 |
5.4 (20857 votes)
|
4.33 (121 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.

08.
Mary Poppins Returns
130 min | 2018 |
6.7 (67824 votes)
|
5.79 (1008 reviews)

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

09.
Om Shanti Om
162 min | 2007 |
6.7 (36508 votes)
|
5.85 (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 (103779 votes)
|
6.55 (642 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 |
7.1 (253951 votes)
|
6.35 (1017 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.
Across the Universe
133 min | 2007 |
7.3 (103411 votes)
|
6.69 (511 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.
The Producers
134 min | 2005 |
6.3 (39405 votes)
|
5.69 (376 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.

14.
Ram & Leela
150 min | 2013 |
6.4 (17557 votes)
|
5.79 (115 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 (13033 votes)
|
6.45 (131 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 (257967 votes)
|
7.07 (1801 reviews)

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

17.
Devdas - Flamme unserer Liebe
185 min | 2002 |
7.6 (36156 votes)
|
7.09 (101 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.

18.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
114 min | 2018 |
6.7 (68802 votes)
|
6.2 (713 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.

19.
Guru
166 min | 2007 |
7.7 (20649 votes)
|
7.21 (95 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.
A Star Is Born
136 min | 2018 |
7.7 (297482 votes)
|
7.22 (2482 reviews)

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

21.
Raise Your Voice
103 min | 2004 |
5.9 (26036 votes)
|
5.5 (184 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.

22.
An Affair to Remember
115 min | 1957 |
7.5 (26435 votes)
|
7.11 (152 reviews)

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

23.
Les Misérables
158 min | 2012 |
7.6 (295221 votes)
|
7.28 (891 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.

24.
Mamma Mia!
108 min | 2008 |
6.4 (202734 votes)
|
6.08 (704 reviews)

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