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1. The Heat Is On (1989 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary, Music

A behind-the-scenes look at the production of a musical, this feature chronicles the development of "Miss Saigon," from its early beginnings, through casting, preparations, choreography to ... See full summary »

Director: David Wright | Stars: Cameron Mackintosh, Nicholas Hytner, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Greg Ellis

Votes: 162

2. A Night at the Opera (1935)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

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

Directors: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding | Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Kitty Carlisle

Votes: 28,725

3. 8 Mile (2002)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music

77 Metascore

A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 229,648 | Gross: $116.72M

5. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

44 Metascore

A spoof of Robin Hood in general, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) in particular.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck

Votes: 107,778 | Gross: $35.74M

6. School of Rock (2003)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Music

82 Metascore

After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn them into a rock band.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Mike White, Joan Cusack, Adam Pascal

Votes: 246,464 | Gross: $81.26M

7. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 128,279 | Gross: $75.33M

8. Taking 5 (2007)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Two geeky teens kidnap the world's most famous boy-band in an attempt to make them play at their high school and thus boost the girls' popularity.

Director: Andrew Waller | Stars: Alona Tal, Daniella Monet, Christy Carlson Romano, Bart Johnson

Votes: 846

9. Raise Your Voice (2004)

PG | 103 min | Family, Music, Musical

33 Metascore

A girl from a small town heads to the big city of Los Angeles to spend the summer at a performing arts high school.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Hilary Duff, John Corbett, Rebecca De Mornay, Oliver James

Votes: 25,595 | Gross: $10.41M

10. 3 Mo' Divas (2008 TV Movie)

Music

3 Mo' Divas: The three women are all classically trained vocalists. The discovery of their phenomenal vocal versatility is nothing short of astonishing. The concert delivers some stupefying... See full summary »

Director: William Cosel

Votes: 6

11. The Band Wagon (1953)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

93 Metascore

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

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray

Votes: 9,084

12. Purple Rain (1984)

R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical

55 Metascore

A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.

Director: Albert Magnoli | Stars: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos

Votes: 17,702 | Gross: $68.39M

13. Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary (2016)

R | 141 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A filmed production of the musical 'Miss Saigon' for its 25th anniversary, performed live at London's Prince Edward Theatre, in London's West End. Including the 2hr 20minute production and a bonus 35-minute "25th Anniversary Gala" which included stars of the original cast, Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga and Simon Bowman.

Director: Brett Sullivan | Stars: Jon Jon Briones, Eva Noblezada, Alistair Brammer, Kwang-Ho Hong

Votes: 1,030

14. Four Minutes (2006)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Music

An elderly piano teacher trains a young convict at a women's penitentiary.

Director: Chris Kraus | Stars: Hannah Herzsprung, Monica Bleibtreu, Vadim Glowna, Sven Pippig

Votes: 5,937

15. 42nd Street (1933)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A director puts on what may be his last Broadway show and, at the last moment, a naive newcomer has to replace the star.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler

Votes: 9,775 | Gross: $2.30M

16. A Mighty Wind (2003)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Music

81 Metascore

Mockumentary captures the reunion of 1960s folk trio the Folksmen as they prepare for a show at The Town Hall to memorialize a recently deceased concert promoter.

Director: Christopher Guest | Stars: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer

Votes: 24,397 | Gross: $17.51M

17. A Connecticut Yankee (1955 TV Movie)

77 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

A live television presentation of Rodgers and Hart's 1927 stage musical.

Directors: Bill Hobin, Max Liebman | Stars: Eddie Albert, Janet Blair, Boris Karloff, Gale Sherwood

Votes: 35

18. Dirty Dancing (1987)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

65 Metascore

Spending the summer at a Catskills resort with her family, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.

Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach, Cynthia Rhodes

Votes: 176,530 | Gross: $0.62M

20. Il Divo: Live at the Greek (2006 TV Special)

81 min | Music

Il Divo sings live at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, performing in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Director: Lawrence Jordan | Stars: Urs Buhler, Sebastien Izambard, Carlos Marín, David Miller

Votes: 32

21. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music

85 Metascore

A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Pegi Young, Ben Keith

Votes: 2,702 | Gross: $1.83M

23. Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)

PG | 97 min | Documentary, Music

Concert footage and backstage documentary of singer Elvis Presley.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: Elvis Presley, James Burton, Glen D. Hardin, Charlie Hodge

Votes: 2,145

25. Pink Floyd: P. U. L. S. E. Live at Earls Court (1994 TV Special)

145 min | Documentary, Music

Pink Floyd's final live show in 1995.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: David Gilmour, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Guy Pratt

Votes: 4,339

26. The Beatles... Off the Record: Newsreel Footage 1964-1966 (2001 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Music

The early days of The Beatles are captured in this fascinating film. Featuring behind the scenes clips, it traces the Fab Four's start as Liverpool lads playing the local clubs to 'making ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Santilli | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 15

28. Another Cinderella Story (2008 Video)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Mary lives with her evil stepmom/sisters and slaves for them. At the high school masquerade ball, she gets to dance with her pop idol, Joey. Running home before midnight, she drops her Zune. Joey tries to find the girl who fits the Zune.

Director: Damon Santostefano | Stars: Selena Gomez, Drew Seeley, Jane Lynch, Katharine Isabelle

Votes: 24,876

29. The Wedding Singer (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

59 Metascore

Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert

Votes: 125,663 | Gross: $80.25M

30. The Ten Commandments: The Musical (2006)

120 min | Musical

The story of Moses from the bible in musical form, filmed live at the Hollywood Kodak Theater.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Val Kilmer, Kevin Earley, Lauren Kennedy, Aharon Ipalé

Votes: 286

31. Mamma Mia! (2008)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

51 Metascore

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

Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stars: Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 195,164 | Gross: $144.13M

32. Kenny Loggins: Outside from the Redwoods (1994 TV Special)

Not Rated | 81 min | Music

The Emmy-nominated Outside: From The Redwoods features an intimate set by Kenny Loggins packed with new arrangements of his greatest hits. Includes new versions of Footloose, Celebrate Me ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenny Loggins, Will Ackerman, Michael McDonald, Shanice

Votes: 21

33. 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: 38,755 | Gross: $19.38M

34. Aerosmith: The Making of Pump (1990 Video)

110 min | Documentary, Music

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Pump, the album that carried Boston band Aerosmith into the nineties. While this video doesn't include album versions of any of the songs from Pump... See full summary »

Director: Martin Torgoff | Stars: Aerosmith, Catherine Epps, Bruce Fairbairn, Tom Hamilton

Votes: 121

36. One Direction: This Is Us (2013)

PG | 92 min | Documentary, Music

49 Metascore

A look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan

Votes: 23,003 | Gross: $28.87M

37. Robbie Williams Live at Knebworth (2003 TV Special)

100 min | Documentary, Music

Robbie Williams captured live in concert at Knebworth House on Saturday, 2nd August, 2003.

Director: Hamish Hamilton | Stars: Robbie Williams, Max Beesley, Yolanda Charles, Simon Gardner

Votes: 517

38. A Hard Day's Night (1964)

G | 87 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

96 Metascore

Over two "typical" days in the life of The Beatles, the boys struggle to keep themselves and Paul McCartney's mischievous grandfather in check while preparing for a live television performance.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 37,028 | Gross: $13.78M

39. Tiësto in Concert (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 200 min | Documentary, Music

Ladies and gentlemen, the moment we've all been waiting for...The 10th of May 2003 will be a day to remember in the history of dance music...For the first time on our planet...1 deejay... ... See full summary »

Director: Peter van Eyndt | Star: Tiësto

Votes: 230

40. Tiësto in Concert 2 (2005 Video)

184 min | Documentary, Music

Footage from Tiësto's concerts at the Gelredome in Arnhem, Holland on October 29/30, 2004.

Directors: Guus Albregts, Jeroen Jansen | Stars: Matt Hales, DJ Mason, Tiësto

Votes: 99

42. Fame (1980)

R | 134 min | Drama, Music, Musical

58 Metascore

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

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean

Votes: 18,721 | Gross: $0.00M

43. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

82 Metascore

Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

Votes: 202,011 | Gross: $170.69M

44. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

G | 181 min | Drama, Family, Musical

67 Metascore

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

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon

Votes: 35,303 | Gross: $80.50M

45. The Fighting Temptations (2003)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

53 Metascore

A New York advertising executive travels to a small Southern town to collect an inheritance but finds he must create a gospel choir and lead it to success before he can collect.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé, Mike Epps, Nigel Washington

Votes: 6,440 | Gross: $30.24M

46. Bride & Prejudice (2004)

PG-13 | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

55 Metascore

A modern adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, that features the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian family.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Martin Henderson, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Nadira Babbar, Anupam Kher

Votes: 19,076 | Gross: $6.60M

47. 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: 59,047 | Gross: $38.75M

48. Step Up 3D (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance