Happy Friday! This week, in honor of the Teenaged Attitude and myself going to see Wicked tonight, I will be sharing my 5 most favorite musical movies! Now, we love musicals in our house. Well, when I say “we”, I mean everyone but the hubby. And, let me tell you, we watch a wide variety of musicals, and of course we sing along. Who doesn’t, right? But, it was a very hard thing to narrow it down to just 5. I had to really think about the ones that we play the most. We watch everything from the animated musicals to the live action musicals, from the classics to the newest ones hitting the movie theaters. So, here are most favorite 5 musicals:
#5 – Sound of Music (1965 Twentieth Century Fox)
Who doesn’t love to watch the Von Trapp family find love and understanding, sing in mountains, and escape the Nazis. I usually try to play this one when the hubby is out of the house, as he’ll just walk through the room and roll his eyes.
#4 – The King and I (1956 Twentieth Century Fox)
The first time I saw this one, I was really young, and found it on one Saturday afternoon when I was staying at my grandmother’s house. The lovely costumes and singing caught my attention. This movie also made me love the hoop skirt.
#3 – Aladdin (1992 Disney)
I was in high school when this movie came out. My favorite aunt took me to see it, like she did whenever a Disney movie came out. I was in choir in high school, so this was really fun for me. As soon as it hit VHS, mom went out and bought it. I think my oldest daughter has my original copy, and I’d be surprised if it still works. Between how much I played it, and then as many times as both girls watched growing up, before it hit DVD, that is. And, this summer, the suburb that I live in even played it at the free movie in the park. Miss PJ packed up her youngest, and joined the Teenaged Attitude and myself to sit on a lumpy hillside and brave the mosquito population to sing our way through it.
#2 – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953 Twentieth Century Fox)
I love Marilyn Monroe movies, and I love Jane Russell movies, so this one is toward the top of my list. I can watch this movie all day long, literally, and not tire of it. When the oldest was really little, she loved this move. She loved it so much, we did have to play it all day. Because of that, my first husband (who was a butcher at the time) would go into work singing “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”. The other guys never let him live it down. 😉
And, we are at….
#1 – White Christmas (1954 Paramount)
Not only is this my favorite musical, it is also my most favorite Christmas movie of all time. A couple of years ago, a local movie theater did a one time only showing just before Christmas, so Miss PJ and I made the Teenaged Attitude go with us to see it. There weren’t many people there, and I think we were the youngest adults, as rest of the audience seemed to be grandparents with their younger grandchildren. But, I have watched this movie so much that the hubby groans when he sees it come out in every year in December. To me, it’s just not a good Christmas if I don’t get to watch it once a week, and on Christmas Eve. And, maybe Christmas day…. a couple of times. lol.
Again, this was really hard to pick just five movies from so many. Here is a sample of some of the others we watch on the regular, and these are not in any particular order: Little Shop of Horrors, Grease, Moulin Rouge, Rocky Horror Picture Show, My Fair Lady, Beauty and the Beast, Funny Face, The Little Mermaid, Meet Me in St. Louis, Sweeny Todd, Sleeping Beauty, Into the Woods, Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, There’s No Business Like Show Business, Roust About, Mama Mia, Evita, Hair Spray (new and old versions), Holiday Inn, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Victor/Victoria, and The Wizard of Oz. A couple of musicals that I feel I haven’t watched nearly enough of, and will be fixing that soon, is Oklahoma! and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
Do you have any favorites that I missed? Are there any on my list that you love? Please comment and share, I would love to hear from you. Until next time…. Happy Sewing!