Damien Chazelle’s La La Land has won tremendous success and won many Oscar Awards and nominations also. But there are plenty of good choices to watch over the best musicals dramas. Music taps into something very primal in us all and can often extract laughter and tears easier than two hours worth of dialogue. This list will give take to the enhance journey of music with the story and the running time can reasonably hold. Here is the list of Top 10 Best Musical Movies of the 21st century.
1. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
After a quarter of a century later, the infamous and notorious Rocky Horror Picture Show finally gets itself a worthy contemporary, and it is called Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It’s also an example of a narrative staple of musicals done really well: the story of someone becoming who they were born to be, and the journey they undergo to get there. And “Origin of Love” is one of the greatest movie-musical songs the decade has produced.
2. La La Land (2016)
La La Land, one of the finest romantic comedy-drama that for the people who don’t like musical shows but will definitely give wide smile after watching this movie. The film is starring Emma Stone and Gosling as an uncompromising jazz pianist role. Emma Stone, a musician who falls in love in Los Angeles with a jazz pianist, scrapes by playing cocktail piano gigs in dingy bars. Gosling’s dazzling performance has been earning critical praise and making audiences swoon as the tortured romantic. But the story takes turn places when success mounts and they dream, they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
3. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Dancer in the Dark brings us an exhilarating and emotional musical drama which once again pushes the limits of modern film-making. It tells the story of Selma, a Czech immigrant and single mother living in 1960s America. It’s also especially remarkable because, for all its bleakness, it’s paradoxically one of the genre’s greatest love letters to the escapist power of the musical elements.
4. Sing Street (2016)
Sing Street is tremendous: a coming of age story set in early 80s Dublin. It’s the story of Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Pello), a teenager from a posh but cash-strapped family sent to a rough inner-city Catholic school. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, cool and beautiful Raphina, and with the aim of winning her heart, he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. He made tremendous music and put his heart that reflects in words. The film offers a moving and very funny account of a germ-filled adolescence in the post-punk era.
5. Dreamgirls (2006)
Dreamgirls deal with the same period and similar issues from a black perspective, that of the musicians who started out with Berry Gordy’s Tamla Motown label. Any time either Beyoncé or Jennifer Hudson throws her singing voice into the tremendous songs, the story doesn’t even matter anymore. We could find., Effie as the emotional center of the film, and Hudson — who was known only as a failed American Idol contestant when the film was released — slays her iconic song, along with “I Am Changing” and “One Night Only”, both make best of all time.
6. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Moulin Rouge! is an Australian American drama film starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman in the leading role. It’s story about a young English Poet Christian who falls in love with the star of the Moulin Rouge, cabaret actress, and courtesan Satine. Kidman in the role of Satine is played courageous performance, sometimes over the top, sometimes annoying but further proof she had arrived as a major acting force that she keep her secret that she will die soon.
7. Enchanted (2007)
Enchanted is the perfect title of the story about Giselle, a princess from the 2D-animated world of Andalasia, who is pushed by an evil queen into a magical well that transports her to real-world New York City. It captures the magical and good-hearted fairytales and burst-into-song joys of the Disney classics, and the quality and sincerity of Amy Adams’ performance can’t be undersold – it powers every scene, musical number, and heart-fluttering moment.
8. Once (2007)
Once is the first installment in John Carney’s unofficial music trilogy including Begin Again and Sing Street music. The film tells the story of a street musician and a Czech immigrant during an eventful week as they write, rehearse and record songs that reveal their unique love story but the love story is completely unconsummated as music became the heart. It nails the trope of musical numbers springing to life from the inner worlds and unspoken emotions of its characters.
9. Chicago (2002)
Chicago will tops lists of the best modern-day movie musicals, which is based on Jazz age where the celebrity was involved in scandal and corruption took place. Its shows reality of intrigue, rivalry, and betrayal to spectacular fantasies of music and dance. The movie is starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renée Zellweger, and Richard Gere. Chicago centers on Velma Kelly (Zeta-Jones) and Roxie Hart (Zellweger).The popular class of critics considered this movie as one of the first musical film as best picture.
10. Hairspray (2007)
Hairspray is based on the 1988 film of the same name. The film follows Tracy Turnblad, an optimistic girl who wants to be on The Corny Collins Show, and rallies against the racial segregation. When her dream of becoming a regular personality on “The Corny Collins Show” comes true, she wins many fans and becomes an advocate for integration. Its contagious songs will make you want to get up and start dancing.