Top 50 underrated musical movies

01.
Vivah: Mein Herz bleibt dir treu
160 min | 2006 |
6.6 (9247 votes)
|
8.69 (53 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.

02.
When Love Calls
192 min | 1989 |
7.3 (11362 votes)
|
9.31 (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.
Xanadu
96 min | 1980 |
5.3 (12357 votes)
|
7.23 (234 reviews)

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

04.
Jaan-E-Mann: Let's Fall in Love... Again
165 min | 2006 |
6.1 (8172 votes)
|
7.95 (53 reviews)

Follows a love triangle between Agastya, Suhaan and Piya.

05.
Sanam Teri Kasam
154 min | 2016 |
7.4 (10681 votes)
|
9.19 (144 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 (56339 votes)
|
8.27 (139 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.
Hairspray
117 min | 2007 |
6.6 (121420 votes)
|
8.35 (393 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.

08.
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
114 min | 1982 |
6.0 (10117 votes)
|
7.68 (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.

09.
Earth Girls Are Easy
100 min | 1988 |
5.4 (20748 votes)
|
7.08 (72 reviews)

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

10.
Charlotte's Web
94 min | 1973 |
6.9 (17274 votes)
|
8.56 (62 reviews)

Wilbur is a farm pig who's terrified that he'll end up on the dinner table. His friend Charlotte, a charming spider, comes to his rescue. She weaves words into her web, convincing the farmer that Wilbur is too special a pig to kill.

11.
Jesus Christ Superstar
106 min | 1973 |
7.4 (25706 votes)
|
9.04 (182 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 (8966 votes)
|
8.8 (71 reviews)

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

13.
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
93 min | 2006 |
6.8 (103758 votes)
|
8.3 (207 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.

14.
Oliver!
153 min | 1968 |
7.4 (35614 votes)
|
8.87 (154 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.
Joe's Apartment
80 min | 1996 |
5.5 (12741 votes)
|
6.97 (47 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.

16.
Little Shop of Horrors
94 min | 1986 |
7.0 (67552 votes)
|
8.44 (163 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.

17.
Meet the Feebles
97 min | 1989 |
6.6 (18981 votes)
|
8.03 (128 reviews)

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

18.
The Phantom of the Opera
143 min | 2004 |
7.2 (117473 votes)
|
8.62 (1866 reviews)

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

19.
Rent
135 min | 2005 |
6.9 (49161 votes)
|
8.31 (723 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.

20.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
122 min | 2020 |
6.5 (15860 votes)
|
7.9 (435 reviews)

An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.

21.
Parineeta - Das Mädchen aus Nachbars Garten
130 min | 2005 |
7.2 (8851 votes)
|
8.56 (70 reviews)

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

22.
The Music Man
151 min | 1962 |
7.7 (16162 votes)
|
9.05 (111 reviews)

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

23.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!
206 min | 1994 |
7.5 (19529 votes)
|
8.85 (51 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.

24.
The Last Five Years
94 min | 2014 |
5.9 (9640 votes)
|
7.16 (49 reviews)

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

25.
A Hard Day's Night
87 min | 1964 |
7.6 (40986 votes)
|
8.84 (214 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.

26.
Paint Your Wagon
164 min | 1969 |
6.6 (12596 votes)
|
7.83 (98 reviews)

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

27.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
102 min | 1954 |
7.4 (21733 votes)
|
8.62 (148 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 (11827 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.
The Greatest Showman
105 min | 2017 |
7.6 (247809 votes)
|
8.8 (1892 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.

30.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
100 min | 1975 |
7.4 (135183 votes)
|
8.6 (466 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.

31.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
91 min | 1964 |
7.8 (24566 votes)
|
8.99 (136 reviews)

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

32.
Kal Ho Naa Ho
186 min | 2003 |
7.9 (64791 votes)
|
9.06 (133 reviews)

Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl's life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina's best friend who conceals his love for her.

33.
The Jazz Singer
88 min | 1927 |
6.5 (9286 votes)
|
7.66 (84 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.
Bride & Prejudice
122 min | 2004 |
6.2 (20097 votes)
|
7.36 (241 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.

35.
Grease 2
115 min | 1982 |
4.4 (33479 votes)
|
5.54 (244 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.

36.
1 - Nenokkadine
170 min | 2014 |
8.1 (41640 votes)
|
9.21 (334 reviews)

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

37.
42nd Street
89 min | 1933 |
7.4 (10975 votes)
|
8.51 (104 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.

38.
Dil to Pagal Hai
180 min | 1997 |
7.0 (21114 votes)
|
8.08 (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?

39.
Fiddler on the Roof
181 min | 1971 |
8.0 (40286 votes)
|
9.06 (155 reviews)

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

40.
Oklahoma!
145 min | 1955 |
7.1 (11606 votes)
|
8.14 (90 reviews)

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

41.
Baazigar
175 min | 1993 |
7.7 (26502 votes)
|
8.71 (38 reviews)

A young man with a vendetta against a business tycoon seduces his younger daughter, but she begins to suspect her new lover's connection with her elder sister and his ulterior motive.

42.
Yankee Doodle Dandy
126 min | 1942 |
7.7 (14351 votes)
|
8.71 (102 reviews)

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

43.
Repo! The Genetic Opera
98 min | 2008 |
6.6 (23858 votes)
|
7.6 (251 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.

44.
Fame
134 min | 1980 |
6.6 (20577 votes)
|
7.59 (81 reviews)

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

45.
Over the Moon
95 min | 2020 |
6.4 (17302 votes)
|
7.35 (208 reviews)

In this animated musical, a girl builds a rocket ship and blasts off, hoping to meet a mythical moon goddess.

46.
Charlie
130 min | 2015 |
7.9 (8020 votes)
|
8.84 (63 reviews)

A young, nonconforming woman named Tessa gets entangled in a cat-and-mouse chase in the by-lanes of Kerala, hunting for a mysterious artist who previously lived in her apartment.

47.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
100 min | 1971 |
7.8 (182094 votes)
|
8.73 (336 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.

48.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
99 min | 1966 |
6.9 (8463 votes)
|
7.8 (72 reviews)

A wily Roman slave schemes to earn his freedom by romantically uniting his master with a courtesan. But matters get complicated and he ends up dragging in his neighbors around him, leading to chaos.

49.
Cats
110 min | 2019 |
2.8 (44448 votes)
|
3.69 (2030 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.

50.
Swing Time
103 min | 1936 |
7.6 (12627 votes)
|
8.47 (88 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.

Top 28 overrated musical movies

01.
Climax
97 min | 2018 |
7.0 (56342 votes)
|
5.39 (415 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.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
158 min | 2016 |
5.8 (21607 votes)
|
4.48 (209 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.

03.
New York, New York
155 min | 1977 |
6.6 (18696 votes)
|
5.38 (74 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.

04.
PK
153 min | 2014 |
8.1 (167608 votes)
|
7.09 (623 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.

05.
Gunday
152 min | 2014 |
2.4 (58105 votes)
|
1.39 (840 reviews)

The lives of Calcutta's most powerful Gunday, Bikram and Bala, changes when Nandita enters it. Then a counter-force takes charge and a thriller unfolds.

06.
Fame
107 min | 2009 |
5.1 (16019 votes)
|
4.11 (83 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.

07.
Vox Lux
114 min | 2018 |
5.8 (16755 votes)
|
4.85 (185 reviews)

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

08.
A Chorus Line
113 min | 1985 |
6.2 (9279 votes)
|
5.26 (66 reviews)

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

09.
Eight Crazy Nights
76 min | 2002 |
5.3 (21932 votes)
|
4.39 (130 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.

10.
Mary Poppins Returns
130 min | 2018 |
6.7 (79352 votes)
|
5.82 (1080 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.

11.
Baaghi 2
137 min | 2018 |
4.8 (9580 votes)
|
4.01 (122 reviews)

A battle-hardened army officer squares off against drug lords and Russian henchmen to save his ex-lover's kidnapped daughter in the underbelly of Goa, India.

12.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
133 min | 2018 |
7.3 (128157 votes)
|
6.6 (732 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.

13.
Beauty and the Beast
129 min | 2017 |
7.1 (280933 votes)
|
6.42 (1124 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.

14.
Across the Universe
133 min | 2007 |
7.3 (106903 votes)
|
6.63 (527 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.

15.
Baaghi 3
143 min | 2020 |
2.1 (10201 votes)
|
1.48 (460 reviews)

A man embarks on a bloody rampage to save his kidnapped brother.

16.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
114 min | 2018 |
6.6 (83372 votes)
|
6.05 (778 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.
RamLeela
150 min | 2013 |
6.4 (19074 votes)
|
5.85 (124 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.

18.
Hamilton
160 min | 2020 |
8.5 (65206 votes)
|
7.95 (578 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.

19.
Waves
135 min | 2019 |
7.6 (19512 votes)
|
7.07 (158 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.

20.
Om Shanti Om
162 min | 2007 |
6.7 (39989 votes)
|
6.2 (153 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.

21.
Moulin Rouge!
127 min | 2001 |
7.6 (270233 votes)
|
7.12 (1840 reviews)

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

22.
High Society
111 min | 1956 |
7.0 (14479 votes)
|
6.54 (143 reviews)

With socialite Tracy Lord about to remarry, her ex-husband - with the help of a sympathetic reporter - has 48 hours to convince her that she really still loves him.

23.
The Producers
134 min | 2005 |
6.3 (41400 votes)
|
5.84 (388 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.

24.
A Star Is Born
136 min | 2018 |
7.6 (346721 votes)
|
7.16 (2661 reviews)

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

25.
An Affair to Remember
115 min | 1957 |
7.5 (28164 votes)
|
7.06 (162 reviews)

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

26.
Raise Your Voice
103 min | 2004 |
5.9 (27063 votes)
|
5.52 (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.

27.
Mamma Mia!
108 min | 2008 |
6.4 (221438 votes)
|
6.04 (755 reviews)

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

28.
Guru
166 min | 2007 |
7.7 (22112 votes)
|
7.36 (103 reviews)

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