Musicals are plenty. When you have the Monday blues or Sunday hangovers, musicals can keep you company to get yourself away from the depression. There are many musicals which can be mentioned to cheer up your blues but then when it’s about nostalgia and childhood memories, it’s just a few of them which can cheer you up entirely.
So here is the list
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
This musical is filled with nostalgia. It is produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer in 1939, Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale. When one feels really blue about not having courage or hope, the girl sets her foot on a new journey which reveals different things like a fantasy trapped in a crystal ball. This is for those who would want to realize that not everyone is perfect, it’s just things go better when you understand the world is bigger and brighter out there.
Here is a tiny glimpse of it.
IMDB Rating – 8.1/10
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
During the 1920s, the movie industry was trying to transit itself from silent to sound and this created a turmoil in the industry. Whereas this musical will create a nostalgic vibe with musicals like “Singin’ in the rain”, “Good morning”. You might even love Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly Duo
IMDB rating: 8.3/10
Cabaret is starred by Micheal York, Liza Minnelli, and Joel Grey. This Broadway musical is adapted from then-novel “The Berlin Stories” by Christopher Isherwood. It shows the Nazi background and how there were certain differences between the German Jews and the Nazis actions are portrayed in this musical
IMDB rating – 7.8/10
MARY POPPINS (1964)
A musical where a caretaker influences the misbehaved children and transforms their lives by giving them many chances. It’s a beautiful movie where you can see Julie Andrews singing the iconic song “A spoonful of sugar”. This movie was produced during 1964. Julie Andrews won the best actress award too.
This movie has magic more than a spoon full of sugar
IMDB rating: 7.8/10
Lion King (1994)
This Walt Disney movie has got more love to Mufasa rather any characters. The circle of life as an intro and then there is Simba singing “I can’t wait to be a king”. Hyenas merging with only evil character “Scar”. What else not to like about this movie? And there is “Hakuna Matata” which means no worries.
IMDB rating: 8.5/10
The Sound of Music (1965)
Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer duo movie are so beautiful when the iconic song “My favorite things” is played. Julie Andrews as Baronin Maria taking care of the lieutenant’s kids and then trying to fix things up yet the lieutenant ends up falling in love with Maria. The musical gets prettier and satisfying as you watch it
IMDB Rating: 8/10
Moulin Rouge (1952)
Directed by John Huston and an award-winning movie for best costume design in 1953, this musical has been famous for its song “can-can dance”. The music is about an artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec who sketches in the nightclub and then tries to find his love of his life despite his appearance.
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
This musical is about an orphan girl who gets a bad life in orphanage yet gets herself selected by a wealthy industrialist. Even though this movie has a remake but nothing beats the original.
IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
Here is a tiny glimpse of it
West Side Story (1961)
There is a story of rivalry. Two gangs of New York been rivals for ages but it won’t stop Tony and Maria to fall in love with each other. This musical is filled with dance theme songs such as Mambo, America, Something is coming and Maria.
IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
This musical is straight out of a gothic town. A couple ends up in the middle of nowhere and then they find themselves in a mansion where people are weird and the things which they cannot comprehend at all. All of sudden, they come across a Frank Furter, an eccentric transvestite also Frank Furter is played by Tim Curry.
This legendary musical will take you to the land of science fiction and the secrets of life.
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
Some of the musicals like Grease, Footloose, Dirty Dancing, La La Land,My fair lady and funny girl are note worthy musicals but then again, musicals are one heck of a happiness booster. Because there isn’t medicine likes a musical for happiness.