Inspired by last night’s Disney Family Singalong, we wanted to share some of our all time favorite musicals:
Tell me about it, stud. I’ve been in this musical twice, been a pink lady for Halloween, and have seen it more times than I could tell you. It never gets old.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Netflix)
Johannaaaa! Listen, this movie has HITS. I’m not a huge musical person, but I rewatched it for the first time in 10+ years recently and still remember the words to every song. Also, SBC’s accent is other-worldly.
Music & Lyrics (Youtube)
To be honest, I completely forgot about this movie. But I’ve completely killed all my plants since quarantine and told myself it’s ok because Drew Barrymore also did. Check out Hugh Grant, a washed up pop star, and Drew Barrymore, the plant lady, write some fire songs together.
I wake up most mornings singing, GOOD MORNING BALTIMORE, but should probably give it a rest because 1. I’ve never been to Baltimore and 2. It’s a really hard note to hit in the morning. All I know is if Tracy was real, she would slay Tiktok.
Mamma Mia! (Amazon)
Did everyone just hear Meryl Streep was doing a movie set on a beach in Greece and sign the f*ck up? The only thing better than that might be watching Lily James portray Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia! 2
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Amazon)
We’re currently having an internal debate whether or not Willy Wonka is a musical. Maybe it’s because I’m still triggered by this movie after getting one spray tan for prom and hearing “Oompa Loompa” from my brother for two weeks straight.
8 Mile (Apple TV)
Not to spoil this one for you, but he opens his mouth and the words DO, fortunately, come out. Who knew Marshall could act? Well, IDK – does it count if he’s playing himself?
And if those don’t satisfy you, check out ENCORE! (Disney +), an Olive Bridge production, where former high school classmates reunite for another chance to re-stage the musicals they performed way back when. In case you’re not a musical fan (??), check out some other movie recs from our previous posts: A League of Their Own, Miseducation of Cameron Post, Ready or Not, Don’t F*ck With Cats.