Over the past two decades, we have seen some excellent musical movies that have left a lasting impression on the audience. Here are five of the best musical movies in recent years:
‘La La Land’ (2016) – This romantic musical movie tells the story of Mia and Sebastian, two struggling artists in Los Angeles, who fall in love while pursuing their dreams. The movie features mesmerizing music, dazzling choreography, and outstanding performances by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
‘Les Misérables’ (2012) – Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, this movie tells the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant who is released from prison after serving 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. The movie features a stellar cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway and Russell Crowe, who deliver powerful performances that leave a lasting impact.
‘Hamilton’ (2020) – Originally a hit Broadway musical, this movie is a recording of the stage performance that features Lin-Manuel Miranda’s electrifying music and lyrics. The movie tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers, in a way that is both entertaining and educational.
‘The Greatest Showman’ (2017) – This movie is based on the life of P.T. Barnum, the founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. The movie features an outstanding cast, including Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron and Zendaya, and features catchy music that will have you singing along.
‘A Star is Born’ (2018) – This movie tells the story of a seasoned musician, Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with a struggling artist, Ally. The movie features outstanding performances by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, and the music will leave you moved and inspired.
These five musical movies have captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide and will undoubtedly continue to be cherished for years to come.
– Riya Sohini