The 7 Feel Good Movie Musicals You Probably Haven’t, but Should’ve Seen

Posted: April 16, 2013 in fun, Movie, Musicals
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I grew up appreciating old movies.  My father loved to tape them (yes, tape- as in a VCR!) and my sister Meg and our friends Leanne and Karli joined us on many occasions on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy a classic movie musical.  On these musical journeys we found enjoyment, laughter and pure joy.  We became the characters; these movies took us to another place.  Just like a good musical should- they were created in times when the world needed a pick me up.

So, here are my Top Seven “Feel Good Movie Musicals.”  You should watch them, I promise they will add a little joy into your life. 

7.  Annie (1982).  This musical is so much fun- catchy tunes, great production numbers, Carol Burnett- what more could you ask for?

6.  7 Brides for 7 Brothers- I love this movie- it’s just so much fun.  I love the romance in this movie- it’s a little archaic- but that’s its charm- who else but Howard Keel can get away with singing, “Bless her Beautiful Hide!”? Nothing says fun like a good Barn Dance!  

5. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes- So I picked this one up at Stedman’s in Bancroft and was pleasantly surprised.  Love the “Madonna sequence” for Diamonds are a Girl’s Best friend, and the scene with Jane Russell and the guys working out in their nude coloured suits is just priceless! 

4.  Meet Me in St. Louis- My family totally relates to this movie- a house full of emotional girls?!  My favourite scene is Warren Schefield’s proposal- so romantic and strong.  He barges in.  “Rose Smith, we can’t go on like this any longer.  I have positively decided we are going to get married at the earliest opportunity and I don’t want to hear any arguments.”  Turns to go, but stops and points to Rose.  “I LOVE YOU!”  He states and storms off.  So manly.  Love it!  Also, I have  a thing for Judy Garland.  (Yay, Trolley Song!) 

3. Hairspray- this movie is just fun.  Catchy tunes, a great story, Zac Efron (swoon) and peppy dance numbers.  Couldn’t forget this one! 

2.   On the Town- we discovered this on a random Sunday and were so delighted.  This musical is just fun and silliness the whole time!  Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin, and Gene Kelly did a whole bunch of fun musicals together (Take Me Out to the Ballgame is fun too!)  A much watch!  

1. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)- The musical is loosely based on this movie.  Leanne and I found this randomly because we were too lazy to turn off the VCR and this was the next thing on the tape.  We were in a such a silly mood and were in tears watching this one.  Hilarious. 

Now go!  I’ve just shared with you the secret to eternal happiness (lol, or at least momentarily happiness!)  Enjoy!

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  1. Not so much for the storyline (it is, after all, based on “All About Eve” which is a scary crazy movie), but this SAWNG. Never ceases to lift me out of it!

  2. maltesegirl says:

    This isn’t a movie- so it didn’t make the official list- but you can watch all of Legally Blonde the Musical (with Laura Bell Bundy- who I saw on Broadway- phenomenal!) Most hilarious and energetic show ever!

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