Top 15 Musical & Performing Arts Movies You Must See

When talk about musical & performing arts movies, you must think of La La Land. After sound was introduced to cinema audiences, musicals were produced regularly,  so it's normal for actors to break into a song and dance. The movie like La La Land, seems stunning in its bold attempt to breathe fresh life into the genre. In fact, there are many fantastic scenes which already exist in classic movies. Here, Chilimovie list best top 15 for u. Let's enjoy!

Release Date
1939-04-17
  • Rate : 6.90
  • Production Companies : Loew's, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM),
  • Director : Victor Fleming, George Cukor, King Vidor,
  • Stars : Judy Garland,Frank Morgan,Ray Bolger,
  • One of the most famous musical films and the first film from Hollywood to use color. Young Dorothy finds herself in a magical world where she makes friends with a lion, a scarecrow and a tin man as they make their way along the yellow brick road to talk with the Wizard and ask for the things they miss most in their lives. The Wicked Witch of the West is the only thing that could stop them.
Release Date
1952-04-10
  • Rate : 7.40
  • Production Companies : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM),
  • Director : Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly,
  • Stars : Gene Kelly,Donald O'Connor,Debbie Reynolds,
  • In 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is today, with his former partner Cosmo. When Don and Lina's latest film is transformed into a musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs. But Lina - well, even with the best efforts of a diction coach, they still decide to dub over her voice. Kathy Selden is brought in, an aspiring actress, and while she is working on the movie, Don falls in love with her. Will Kathy continue to "aspire", or will she get the break she deserves?
Release Date
1964-07-06
  • Rate : 7.10
  • Production Companies : Proscenium Films, Walter Shenson Films, Maljack Productions,
  • Director : Richard Lester,
  • Stars : John Lennon,Paul McCartney,George Harrison,
  • Harassed by their manager and Paul's grandpa, the Beatles embark from Liverpool by train for a London TV show.
Release Date
2016-11-29
  • Rate : 7.80
  • Production Companies : Summit Entertainment, Lionsgate, Gilbert Films,
  • Director : Damien Chazelle, Paula Case, Peter Kohn,
  • Stars : Emma Stone,Ryan Gosling,J.K. Simmons,
  • A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
Release Date
1940-02-07
  • Rate : 6.60
  • Production Companies : RKO Radio Pictures, Walt Disney Productions,
  • Director : Hamilton Luske, Ben Sharpsteen,
  • Stars : Mel Blanc,Don Brodie,Walter Catlett,
  • Lonely toymaker Geppetto has his wishes answered when the Blue Fairy arrives to bring his wooden puppet Pinocchio to life. Before becoming a real boy, however, Pinocchio must prove he's worthy as he sets off on an adventure with his whistling sidekick and conscience, Jiminy Cricket. From Stromboli's circus to Pleasure Island, Pinocchio is tested by many temptations, but slowly learns how to navigate right from wrong. With a few mishaps along the way, Geppetto's "little woodenhead" finally gets it right, proving that when you wish upon a star dreams really can come true!
Release Date
1951-08-08
  • Rate : 6.40
  • Production Companies : Loew's, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM),
  • Director : Vincente Minnelli,
  • Stars : Gene Kelly,Leslie Caron,Oscar Levant,
  • Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) is an exuberant American expatriate in Paris trying to make a reputation as a painter. His friend Adam (Oscar Levant) is a struggling concert pianist who's a long time associate of a famous French singer, Henri Baurel (Georges Guétary). A lonely society woman, Milo Roberts (Nina Foch) takes Jerry under her wing and supports him, but is interested in more than his art.
Release Date
1948-07-20
  • Rate : 7.60
  • Production Companies : The Archers, Independent Producers,
  • Director : Emeric Pressburger,
  • Stars : Anton Walbrook,Moira Shearer,Léonide Massine,
  • A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.
Release Date
1964-08-27
  • Rate : 7
  • Production Companies : Walt Disney Productions,
  • Director : Robert Stevenson,
  • Stars : Julie Andrews,Dick Van Dyke,David Tomlinson,
  • The movie combines a diverting story, songs, color and sequences of live action blended with the movements of animated figures. Mary Poppins is a kind of Super-nanny who flies in with her umbrella in response to the request of the Banks children and proceeds to put things right with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers before flying off again.
Release Date
1953-07-15
  • Rate : 6.80
  • Production Companies : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation,
  • Director : Howard Hawks,
  • Stars : Marilyn Monroe,Jane Russell,Elliott Reid,
  • Lorelei Lee is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond, much to the disapproval of Gus' rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just after his money. When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy Shaw, Esmond Sr. hires Ernie Malone, a private detective, to follow her and report any questionable behavior that would disqualify her from the marriage.
Release Date
2013-06-14
  • Rate : 7.30
  • Production Companies : Tremolo Productions,
  • Director : Morgan Neville,
  • Stars : Bette Midler,Mick Jagger,Sting,
  • Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
Release Date
1978-05-01
  • Rate : 8.20
  • Production Companies : FM Productions, Last Waltz Inc.,
  • Director : Martin Scorsese, James Quinn, Linda McMurray,
  • Stars : Robbie Robertson,Levon Helm,Eric Clapton,
  • Martin Scorsese's rockumentary intertwines footage from "The Band's" incredible farewell tour with probing backstage interviews and featured performances by Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Ringo Starr and other rock legends.
Release Date
2008-01-14
  • Rate : 7.40
  • Production Companies : Zootrope Films,
  • Director : Sacha Gervasi,
  • Stars :
  • At 14, best friends Robb Reiner and Lips made a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax,. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams
Release Date
2013-01-18
  • Rate : 7.5
  • Production Companies : Roswell Films, Therapy Content,
  • Director : Dave Grohl,
  • Stars : Trent Reznor,Tom Petty,Mick Fleetwood,
  • The history of Sound City and their huge recording device; exploring how digital change has allowed 'people that have no place' in music to become stars. It follows former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighter David Grohl as he attempts to resurrect the studio back to former glories.
Release Date
2011-10-07
  • Rate : 8
  • Production Companies :
  • Director : Lev Anderson, Chris Metzler,
  • Stars : Ice-T,Flea,Gwen Stefani,
  • .From the shifting faultlines of Hollywood fantasies and the economic and racial tensions of Reagan's America, Fishbone rose and became one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and the political order of the music industry and of the nation. EVERYDAY SUNSHINE is about music, history, fear, courage and funking on the one.
Release Date
2017-03-16
  • Rate : 6.80
  • Production Companies : Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films,
  • Director : Bill Condon, Kim Armitage, Cathy Doubleday,
  • Stars : Emma Watson,Dan Stevens,Luke Evans,
  • A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic 'Beauty and the Beast' tale of a cursed prince and a beautiful young woman who helps him break the spell.