Top 50 underrated musical movies

01.
Xanadu
96 min | 1980 |
5.2 (11695 votes)
|
7.31 (224 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 (10497 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 (19797 votes)
|
7.38 (68 reviews)

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

04.
Hairspray
117 min | 2007 |
6.6 (117861 votes)
|
8.39 (386 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.

05.
Ich schwöre, dich für immer zu lieben
154 min | 2016 |
7.3 (9058 votes)
|
9.08 (112 reviews)

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

06.
Cry-Baby
85 min | 1990 |
6.5 (53589 votes)
|
8.27 (131 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.

07.
Vivah: Mein Herz bleibt dir treu
160 min | 2006 |
6.6 (8748 votes)
|
8.34 (43 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.

08.
Charlotte's Web
94 min | 1973 |
6.9 (16457 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.
Joe's Apartment
80 min | 1996 |
5.5 (12373 votes)
|
7.18 (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.

10.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
114 min | 1982 |
6.0 (9591 votes)
|
7.66 (40 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.
Jesus Christ Superstar
106 min | 1973 |
7.4 (24672 votes)
|
9.05 (179 reviews)

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

12.
Calamity Jane
101 min | 1953 |
7.3 (8269 votes)
|
8.87 (65 reviews)

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

13.
Who Am I to You?
206 min | 1994 |
7.5 (18279 votes)
|
9.06 (39 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 (33693 votes)
|
8.9 (145 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 (15586 votes)
|
9.15 (108 reviews)

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

16.
Rent
135 min | 2005 |
6.9 (48094 votes)
|
8.35 (718 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.
Meet the Feebles
97 min | 1989 |
6.7 (18455 votes)
|
8.09 (124 reviews)

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

18.
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
93 min | 2006 |
6.8 (100156 votes)
|
8.19 (197 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.

19.
Little Shop of Horrors
94 min | 1986 |
7.0 (63406 votes)
|
8.37 (146 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 Married Woman
130 min | 2005 |
7.2 (8658 votes)
|
8.56 (70 reviews)

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

21.
The Phantom of the Opera
143 min | 2004 |
7.3 (114386 votes)
|
8.63 (1852 reviews)

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

22.
Bride & Prejudice
122 min | 2004 |
6.1 (19651 votes)
|
7.4 (237 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.
A Hard Day's Night
87 min | 1964 |
7.6 (39219 votes)
|
8.88 (200 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.

24.
Grease 2
115 min | 1982 |
4.4 (32028 votes)
|
5.64 (221 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.

25.
The Greatest Showman
105 min | 2017 |
7.6 (223874 votes)
|
8.84 (1764 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.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
100 min | 1975 |
7.4 (128441 votes)
|
8.61 (436 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.

27.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
102 min | 1954 |
7.4 (20757 votes)
|
8.61 (138 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.

28.
Cannibal! The Musical
95 min | 1993 |
7.1 (11549 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.
Oklahoma!
145 min | 1955 |
7.0 (11041 votes)
|
8.17 (87 reviews)

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

30.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
91 min | 1964 |
7.8 (22687 votes)
|
8.95 (129 reviews)

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

31.
The Last Five Years
94 min | 2014 |
5.9 (9258 votes)
|
7.04 (49 reviews)

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

32.
Paint Your Wagon
164 min | 1969 |
6.6 (12006 votes)
|
7.72 (93 reviews)

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

33.
42nd Street
89 min | 1933 |
7.4 (10412 votes)
|
8.48 (103 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.
Fiddler on the Roof
181 min | 1971 |
8.0 (38137 votes)
|
9.07 (148 reviews)

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

35.
1 - Nenokkadine
170 min | 2014 |
8.1 (41640 votes)
|
9.17 (321 reviews)

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

36.
Yankee Doodle Dandy
126 min | 1942 |
7.7 (13803 votes)
|
8.74 (101 reviews)

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

37.
The Jazz Singer
88 min | 1927 |
6.5 (8825 votes)
|
7.53 (77 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 (19678 votes)
|
7.62 (77 reviews)

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

39.
Baazigar: Betrogene Liebe
175 min | 1993 |
7.7 (25205 votes)
|
8.7 (34 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.

40.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
100 min | 1971 |
7.8 (173287 votes)
|
8.76 (319 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.
Repo! The Genetic Opera
98 min | 2008 |
6.6 (23182 votes)
|
7.55 (246 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.

42.
Swing Time
103 min | 1936 |
7.6 (11928 votes)
|
8.52 (82 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.
Billu
137 min | 2009 |
6.2 (8901 votes)
|
7.1 (53 reviews)

When a famous Bollywood actor visits a small village for a film's shoot, a lowly hairdressers claim that they were once childhood friends soon makes him the centre of attention.

44.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
91 min | 1953 |
7.2 (30585 votes)
|
8.1 (125 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 (8193 votes)
|
7.79 (66 reviews)

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

46.
Cats
110 min | 2019 |
2.7 (35158 votes)
|
3.57 (1728 reviews)

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

47.
Guys and Dolls
150 min | 1955 |
7.2 (15105 votes)
|
8.04 (103 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.

48.
A Night at the Opera
96 min | 1935 |
7.9 (29934 votes)
|
8.73 (139 reviews)

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

49.
Duck Soup
69 min | 1933 |
7.8 (54595 votes)
|
8.63 (222 reviews)

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

50.
The Band Wagon
112 min | 1953 |
7.5 (9725 votes)
|
8.33 (91 reviews)

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

Top 26 overrated musical movies

01.
Climax
97 min | 2018 |
7.1 (46159 votes)
|
5.53 (344 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 (21147 votes)
|
4.0 (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.
Die Liebe ist eine schwierige Herzensangelegenheit
158 min | 2016 |
5.8 (20156 votes)
|
4.46 (197 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 (17798 votes)
|
5.37 (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 (15799 votes)
|
4.0 (78 reviews)

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

06.
A Chorus Line
113 min | 1985 |
6.2 (8964 votes)
|
5.1 (62 reviews)

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

07.
Vox Lux
114 min | 2018 |
5.9 (15212 votes)
|
4.89 (173 reviews)

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

08.
Mary Poppins Returns
130 min | 2018 |
6.7 (72872 votes)
|
5.84 (1047 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 (156053 votes)
|
7.26 (588 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 (37811 votes)
|
5.96 (146 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 (113739 votes)
|
6.62 (674 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 (262564 votes)
|
6.46 (1079 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 (104847 votes)
|
6.67 (516 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 (18143 votes)
|
5.77 (117 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 (13421 votes)
|
6.43 (131 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 |
6.7 (74739 votes)
|
6.13 (743 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.
A Star Is Born
136 min | 2018 |
7.7 (315348 votes)
|
7.16 (2536 reviews)

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

18.
The Producers
134 min | 2005 |
6.3 (40058 votes)
|
5.77 (384 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.

19.
Hamilton
160 min | 2020 |
8.8 (30903 votes)
|
8.31 (415 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.

20.
Moulin Rouge!
127 min | 2001 |
7.6 (262247 votes)
|
7.11 (1818 reviews)

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

21.
Guru
166 min | 2007 |
7.7 (21426 votes)
|
7.21 (97 reviews)

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

22.
Waves
135 min | 2019 |
7.6 (13666 votes)
|
7.13 (124 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.

23.
Raise Your Voice
103 min | 2004 |
5.9 (26473 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.
An Affair to Remember
115 min | 1957 |
7.5 (27038 votes)
|
7.14 (156 reviews)

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

25.
Mamma Mia!
108 min | 2008 |
6.4 (209465 votes)
|
6.08 (725 reviews)

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

26.
Devdas - Flamme unserer Liebe
185 min | 2002 |
7.6 (37305 votes)
|
7.29 (105 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.