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    ANNIE GET YOUR GUN is another very well-done movie musical. The cast (Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Keenan Wynn, etc.) is delightful.

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    One musical not mentioned so far, that while imperfectly structured, has a lot going for it is "The Band Wagon."

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    Well by no means have I seen all of them....but yeah, I'd agree Cabaret is pretty much the top...probably one of the best movies anyway.... and it is also a musical...thus making it one of the best movie musicals.

    Then personally, I like The Rocky Horror Picture Show...haha....and Tommy (by the Who) brings back nostalgia. For some reason I loved that one as a kid, so the nostalgia plays in for me now. I doubt either of those would be considered "the best," but I like them. As far as more classic, West Side Story and My Fair Lady are nice, too. I feel like I'm forgetting something.

    Oh! I really like the Jesus Christ Superstar movie, too.
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    My Fair Lady and Gigi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoleilCouchant View Post
    Well by no means have I seen all of them....but yeah, I'd agree Cabaret is pretty much the top...probably one of the best movies anyway.... and it is also a musical...thus making it one of the best movie musicals.

    Then personally, I like The Rocky Horror Picture Show...haha....and Tommy (by the Who) brings back nostalgia. For some reason I loved that one as a kid, so the nostalgia plays in for me now. I doubt either of those would be considered "the best," but I like them. As far as more classic, West Side Story and My Fair Lady are nice, too. I feel like I'm forgetting something.

    Oh! I really like the Jesus Christ Superstar movie, too.
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    I really enjoy Rodgers and Hammerstein productions put on film. South Pacific (1958) with Rossano Brazzi and Mitzi Gaynor is probably my favourite, although The King and I and Oklahoma! (the Todd A-O version) are right up there too.

    I love My Fair Lady, Rex Harrison is brilliant, and Audrey Hepburn is, well, Audrey Hepburn!

    I recently watched the restored director's cut of 1776, a Stuart Ostrow production with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards. This was made back in 1972. I remember watching this on television as a young adult and not being very impressed by it, however this extended edition, with several previously cut songs is relevatory. It's so much better.
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    Altman's Nashville ... if it counts

    If not, I'll go with Cat Ballou (also comedy & western, and quite funny at that!). Not far below that, I'd say Cabaret, or Singin' in the Rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterHours View Post
    Altman's Nashville ... if it counts

    If not, I'll go with Cat Ballou (also comedy & western, and quite funny at that!). Not far below that, I'd say Cabaret, or Singin' in the Rain.
    I haven't seen "Nashville" since its original release (twice then), but I recall thinking it was great.

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    The mission

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    The mission
    Brave man......
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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    I like to stick it up my jumper

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    "Chicago" is my current favorite. I love everything about it, starting with its fantastic cast.
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    How has no one said "Fiddler on the Roof"?

    ... but my favorite is "The Music Man".

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    Mormon the Musical


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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieRUKiddingVarese View Post
    The mission
    The Mission was a musical?

    Assuming the OP meant a film of an already written stage musical, I'd go for Fiddler on the Roof. If any film musical is to be included, probably Singin' in the Rain
    "There is no 'greatest', but there is 'better'."

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