You'll find everything from timeless classics to modern favorites on our list.
If there's one thing that's essential for a rainy day, it's a truly great musical film — after all, who can resist a catchy, melodic tune and some dazzling dance numbers? Since song and dance first hit the silver screen with the invention of sound technology in the 1920s, musical movies have long been a historical part of cinema — and have even seen a comeback in recent years, particularly with the rising popularity of music biopics, stage-to-screen adaptations, and live-action films (we're looking at you, Disney!).
Of course, while all musical films generally follow the same formula (a.k.a. plenty of great tunes and show-stopping dance routines), there's actually an incredible variety to the genre — which means there's truly something for everybody, from feel-good romantic films to epic, heart-wrenching dramas to make you weep. Luckily, to help you pick, we've rounded up some of the best musical movies to date, ranging from those that have been adapted from classic Broadway hits to others that are purely original for the movie screen. Whether you're partial to old family classics (like The Sound of Music) or more modern musicals (such as La La Land or Moulin Rouge!), these 35 greatest musical movies will definitely put a song in your heart — and will have you singing and dancing along to some of film's greatest songs in no time.