Remake: Musical

by dean11mck | created - 07 Sep 2011 | updated - 17 Oct 2012 | Public

These musical films are remade as the original films.

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1. First a Girl (1935)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Musical

Elizabeth dreams of being a music-hall singer. She gets to know Victor, that quite unexpectedly gets a female part in a music-hall number. He unfortunately finds himself voiceless, so, why wouldn't Elizabeth replace him in it?

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Anna Lee, Griffith Jones

Votes: 424

2. Bitter Sweet (1940)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A woman runs away with her music teacher in order to escape an arranged marriage, but they struggle to make ends meet.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, George Sanders, Ian Hunter

Votes: 410

3. Diamond Horseshoe (1945)

Approved | 104 min | Musical

A medical student who wants to be a crooner gets involved with a showgirl who has an ulterior motive.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Betty Grable, Dick Haymes, Phil Silvers, William Gaxton

Votes: 225

4. State Fair (1945)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

The Frake family attends the annual Iowa State Fair; each member of the clan has their own reason for doing so.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Dana Andrews, Dick Haymes, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 3,436

5. Easy to Wed (1946)

Passed | 106 min | Comedy, Romance

To prevent a libel case against the paper, a reporter tries to compromise the reputation of a tycoon's slandered daughter.

Directors: Edward Buzzell, Buster Keaton, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Van Johnson, Esther Williams, Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 622

6. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

In turn-of-the century America, Andrew and Veronica are co-workers in a music shop who dislike one another during working hours but unwillingly carry on an anonymous romance through the mail.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall, Spring Byington

Votes: 3,222 | Gross: $6.30M

7. Nancy Goes to Rio (1950)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

A mother and daughter compete over the same singing role and, unbeknownst to each other, the same man.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Ann Sothern, Jane Powell, Barry Sullivan, Carmen Miranda

Votes: 453

Musical-comedy remake of the 1940 film, It's a Date.

8. Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Musical

Tired of her boyfriend's gambling, a young woman joins two vaudeville performers on a trek to Las Vegas to search for millionaires to marry.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Virginia Mayo, Gene Nelson, Lucille Norman

Votes: 182

Musical remake of the 1933's Gold Diggers of 1933.

9. The Jazz Singer (1952)

Approved | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Jerry dreams of becoming a famous jazz singer, but to accomplish that, he must defy his father, a Jewish Cantor who opposes such a dream as a future for a son of his.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee, Eduard Franz, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 287

10. A Star Is Born (1954)

Passed | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

89 Metascore

A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 14,850 | Gross: $14.93M

11. Bundle of Joy (1956)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

After finding a baby outside an orphanage, a salesgirl receives sympathy from those around her, including her boss' son, as they all assume the baby is hers.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan

Votes: 957

Musical remake of the 1939 comedy film, Bachelor Mother.

12. The Good Companions (1957)

104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A touring variety troupe, the "Dinky Doos" are in financial trouble. An encounter with three strangers - Inigo Jollifant (a romantic, song-writing ex-schoolmaster), Miss Trant (a ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Eric Portman, Celia Johnson, Hugh Griffith, Janette Scott

Votes: 83

13. Silk Stockings (1957)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to ... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Janis Paige, Peter Lorre

Votes: 3,374

14. State Fair (1962)

118 min | Musical, Romance

Texan farmers the Frake family head for the Texas State Fair in Dallas. The parents are focused on winning the competitions for livestock and cooking. However, their restless daughter Margy and her brother Wayne meet attractive new love interests.

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Pamela Tiffin, Ann-Margret

Votes: 1,002 | Gross: $3.50M

15. Lost Horizon (1973)

G | 150 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy

Votes: 2,063 | Gross: $8.28M

Musical remake of Frank Capra's 1937 film.

16. A Star Is Born (1976)

R | 139 min | Drama, Music, Romance

59 Metascore

A has-been rock star falls in love with a young, up-and-coming songstress.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark

Votes: 9,319 | Gross: $80.00M

17. The Jazz Singer (1980)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Music, Romance

37 Metascore

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy the traditions of his religious father in order to pursue his dream of being a popular singer.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Neil Diamond, Lucie Arnaz, Catlin Adams

Votes: 3,681 | Gross: $27.12M

18. Xanadu (1980)

PG | 96 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

35 Metascore

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

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan

Votes: 11,396 | Gross: $22.76M

19. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 134 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

84 Metascore

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 18,549 | Gross: $21.93M

20. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 61,682 | Gross: $38.75M

21. The Producers (2005)

PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical

52 Metascore

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.

Director: Susan Stroman | Stars: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell

Votes: 39,529 | Gross: $19.38M

22. Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic anti-marijuana propaganda film Reefer Madness (1936).

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming

Votes: 5,984

23. Hairspray (2007)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

81 Metascore

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Nikki Blonsky, Michelle Pfeiffer

Votes: 116,089 | Gross: $118.87M

24. Fame (2009)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

39 Metascore

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

Director: Kevin Tancharoen | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally, Kay Panabaker

Votes: 15,651 | Gross: $22.46M

25. Footloose (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

58 Metascore

City teenager Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

Votes: 44,545 | Gross: $51.80M



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