Last Updated on 20 September 2023

The following list is the Official Definitive List of the 300 best musical movies of all time.

I found 22 different ranked lists online of “best movie musicals of all time” and pulled them all into Excel and merged them all to get this definitive compilation.  See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to all 22 lists that were averaged. Below is a checklist you can print to track which ones you’ve seen, followed by the ranked list.

  1. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  2. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  3. The Sound of Music (1965)
  4. West Side Story (1961)
  5. The Lion King (1994)
  6. Cabaret (1972)
  7. Mary Poppins (1964)
  8. La La Land (2016)
  9. My Fair Lady (1964)
  10. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  11. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
  12. A Star Is Born (1954)
  13. Aladdin (1992)
  14. Chicago (2002)
  15. All That Jazz (1979)
  16. Grease (1978)
  17. Top Hat (1935)
  18. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  19. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
  20. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  21. Funny Girl (1968)
  22. Dancer in the Dark (2000)
  23. An American in Paris (1951)
  24. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
  25. Hamilton (2020)
  26. The Greatest Showman (2017)
  27. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
  28. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  29. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  30. The Band Wagon (1953)
  31. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  32. Hairspray (2007)
  33. Swing Time (1936)
  34. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  35. Enchanted (2007)
  36. Dreamgirls (2006)
  37. 42nd Street (1933)
  38. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  39. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  40. The King and I (1956)
  41. The Music Man (1962)
  42. A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
  43. The Muppet Movie (1979)
  44. West Side Story (2021)
  45. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  46. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
  47. Nashville (1975)
  48. Oliver! (1968)
  49. In the Heights (2021)
  50. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
  51. On the Town (1949)
  52. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
  53. Moana (2016)
  54. Pinocchio (1940)
  55. Annie (2014)
  56. Les Misérables (2012)
  57. Sing Street (2016)
  58. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
  59. tick, tick… BOOM! (2021)
  60. Once (2007)
  61. Duck Soup (1933)
  62. The Blues Brothers (1980)
  63. Purple Rain (1984)
  64. Show Boat (1936)
  65. Rent (2005)
  66. Frozen (2013)
  67. Guys and Dolls (1955)
  68. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
  69. Hercules (1997)
  70. Tangled (2010)
  71. Mamma Mia! (2008)
  72. Sholay (1975)
  73. The Jungle Book (1967)
  74. Mulan (1998)
  75. Hair (1979)
  76. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
  77. The Muppets (2011)
  78. Into the Woods (2014)
  79. Gigi (1958)
  80. White Christmas (1954)
  81. A Star Is Born (2018)
  82. Sita Sings the Blues (2008)
  83. Funny Face (1957)
  84. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  85. Bride & Prejudice (2004)
  86. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
  87. Fame (1980)
  88. Rocketman (2019)
  89. A Night at the Opera (1935)
  90. Pitch Perfect (2012)
  91. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  92. Coco (2017)
  93. Calamity Jane (1953)
  94. Bugsy Malone (1976)
  95. Pennies from Heaven (1981)
  96. Tommy (1975)
  97. High School Musical (2006)
  98. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
  99. Swades (2004)
  100. Labyrinth (1986)
  101. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  102. Cinderella (1950)
  103. Phantom of the Paradise (1974)
  104. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
  105. The Wiz (1978)
  106. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
  107. Topsy-Turvy (1999)
  108. Cabin in the Sky (1943)
  109. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  110. The Blue Angel (1930)
  111. Encanto (2021)
  112. Oklahoma! (1955)
  113. Horse Feathers (1932)
  114. Peter Pan (1953)
  115. Fantasia (1940)
  116. The Lure (2015)
  117. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
  118. Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)
  119. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
  120. Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
  121. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  122. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1996)
  123. Carmen Jones (1954)
  124. Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
  125. Dumbo (1941)
  126. Yellow Submarine (1968)
  127. The Sapphires (2012)
  128. Sunshine on Leith (2013)
  129. Across the Universe (2007)
  130. Animal Crackers (1930)
  131. Gypsy (1962)
  132. Stormy Weather (1943)
  133. The Meaning of Life (1983)
  134. High Society (1956)
  135. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022)
  136. Blinded By the Light (2019)
  137. Monkey Business (1931)
  138. David Byrne’s American Utopia (2020)
  139. Hellzapoppin’ (1941)
  140. Easter Parade (1948)
  141. Teacher’s Pet (2004)
  142. U-Carmen eKhayelitsha (2005)
  143. Golden Eighties (1986)
  144. Lady and the Tramp (1955)
  145. The Muppets Christmas Carol (1992)
  146. Victor/Victoria (1982)
  147. Viva Las Vegas (1964)
  148. The Court Jester (1955)
  149. Hipsters (2008)
  150. Footlight Parade (1933)
  151. London Road (2015)
  152. A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
  153. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
  154. Holiday Inn (1942)
  155. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
  156. Love Songs (2007)
  157. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  158. The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
  159. Kiss Me Kate (1953)
  160. Chi-Raq (2015)
  161. Love Me Tonight (1932)
  162. Sing 2 (2021)
  163. The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
  164. Mughal-E-Azam (1960)
  165. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
  166. New York, New York (1977)
  167. French Cancan (1955)
  168. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
  169. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
  170. 8 Women (2002)
  171. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
  172. The Aristocats (1970)
  173. Anastasia (1997)
  174. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
  175. Corpse Bride (2005)
  176. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
  177. Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
  178. Frosty the Snowman (1969)
  179. The Book of Life (2014)
  180. Veer-Zaara (2004)
  181. Burlesque (2010)
  182. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
  183. Donkey Skin (1970)
  184. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (2008)
  185. Aashiqui (1990)
  186. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
  187. Winnie the Pooh (2011)
  188. The Sword in the Stone (1963)
  189. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
  190. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
  191. Carmen: a Hip-Hopera (2001)
  192. Jersey Boys (2014)
  193. Hello, Dolly! (1969)
  194. Tokyo Tribe (2014)
  195. Cyrano (2021)
  196. Sister Act (1992)
  197. The Cocoanuts (1929)
  198. Going My Way (1944)
  199. Pyaasa (Thirst) (1957)
  200. Cry-Baby (1990)
  201. Sparkle (1976)
  202. Robin Hood (1973)
  203. Shall We Dance (1937)
  204. Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
  205. Porgy and Bess (1959)
  206. Footloose (1984)
  207. Yentl (1983)
  208. True Stories (1986)
  209. Frozen II (2019)
  210. Annette (2021)
  211. 1776 (1972)
  212. Help! (1965)
  213. South Pacific (1958)
  214. Annie (1999)
  215. The Jazz Singer (1927)
  216. The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
  217. On-Gaku: Our Sound (2019)
  218. Xanadu (1980)
  219. Newsies (1992)
  220. Annie (1982)
  221. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970)
  222. On an Island with You (1948)
  223. The Three Caballeros (1944)
  224. Passing Strange (2009)
  225. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
  226. Karmen Gei (2001)
  227. The Legend of the Stardust Brothers (1985)
  228. Girl Crazy (1943)
  229. The Things of Love (1989)
  230. Rock of Ages (2012)
  231. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002)
  232. Mother India (1957)
  233. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
  234. Evita (1996)
  235. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
  236. Office (2015)
  237. Pina (2011)
  238. Come from Away (2021)
  239. The Last Five Years (2014)
  240. Neptune Frost (2021)
  241. Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
  242. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
  243. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
  244. A Day at the Races (1937)
  245. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
  246. God Help the Girl (2014)
  247. 8 Mile (2002)
  248. That’s Entertainment! III (1994)
  249. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
  250. Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011)
  251. Cinderella (1997)
  252. An American Tail (1986)
  253. Chunhyang (2000)
  254. James and the Giant Peach (1996)
  255. The Jungle Book (2016)
  256. Inu-oh (2021)
  257. Royal Wedding (1951)
  258. Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
  259. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
  260. Black Orpheus (1959)
  261. La Flor (2018)
  262. Popeye (1980)
  263. The Brave Little Toaster (1987)
  264. Vengo (2000)
  265. Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe (2020)
  266. Pocahontas (1995)
  267. Spring Awakening: Those You’ve Known (2022)
  268. 3 Idiots (2009)
  269. The Fox and the Hound (1981)
  270. Spice World (1997)
  271. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  272. Tender Mercies (1983)
  273. La Vie en Rose (2007)
  274. The Bob’s Burgers Movie (2022)
  275. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
  276. Belle (2021)
  277. Bombay Beach (2011)
  278. School of Rock (2003)
  279. Oliver & Company (1988)
  280. Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)
  281. That Thing You Do! (1996)
  282. The Wayward Cloud (2005)
  283. Been So Long (2018)
  284. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
  285. Becoming Traviata (2012)
  286. Pete’s Dragon (1977)
  287. The Great Zigfield (1936)
  288. Lemonade (2016)
  289. Damn Yankees (1958)
  290. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
  291. Sing (2016)
  292. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
  293. Into the Woods (1987)
  294. Were the World Mine (2008)
  295. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical (2022)
  296. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
  297. Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979)
  298. Road to Zanzibar (1941)
  299. Season of the Devil (2018)
  300. Charlotte’s Web (1973)

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