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Singin' in the Rain (1952)

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Singin' in the Rain 2012-07-17 1997-08-27 -

Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor combine their talents in one of the greatest big-screen musicals ever made, a two-time Oscar nominee that includes the songs "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh" and the iconic title tune. When Hollywood attempts the transition from silent films to talkies, a matinee idol (Kelly) hopes to make the cut. But he's hampered by a silent-movie queen (Jean Hagen) with a voice like fingernails on a blackboard.

a.k.a. Cantando bajo la lluvia
Cantando sotto la pioggia
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Squid Rank: Content: 80-90

Easter Parade (1948)

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Easter Parade - 2005-03-15 -

Judy Garland and Fred Astaire sing and trip the light fantastic to 17 Irving Berlin tunes in this romantic classic. The simple plot concerns a hoofer (Astaire) who teams with an inexperienced chorus girl (Garland) in order to show up his former dance partner, Nadine (Ann Miller). Berlin's tunes, which include "We're a Couple of Swells" and "Happy Easter," sparkle in Astaire and Garland's able hands (and feet). Peter Lawford co-stars.

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Moulin Rouge! (2001)

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Moulin Rouge 2010-10-19 2001-12-18 2011-02-01
2012-02-01

A naïve young poet (Ewan McGregor) falls in love with a cabaret star (Nicole Kidman), and their ill-fated romance serves as a convenient peg on which to hang a dazzling array of songs, from snatches of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" to Madonna's "Like a Virgin." But the real star is director Baz Luhrmann, who came up with this infectious concoction that won two Oscars for art direction and costume design as well as six other nods.

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Chicago (2002)

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Chicago 2007-01-23 2003-08-19 2010-12-24
2011-11-25

Roxie hungers for stardom but ends up in the slammer, where superstar Velma is doing time for shooting her cheating husband. When Velma's lawyer makes Roxie a tabloid sensation, he sets up a musical catfight between the all-too-willing rivals.

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A Star Is Born (1954)

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A Star Is Born 2010-06-22 2000-10-03 -

When small-time stage and lounge singer Esther Blodgett is discovered by famous actor Norman Maine, she rises to the top while he drinks himself to the bottom -- leaving her with a heartwretching choice: love or her dreams.

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A Hard Day's Night (1964)

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A Hard Day's Night: Collector's Series 2014-06-24 2009-11-17 2011-06-01
2016-06-01

The Beatles's first movie -- a groundbreaking comedy often considered director Richard Lester's best film -- chronicles a "typical" day in their lives, filled with frenzied fans, crazy relatives and a soundtrack of familiar songs. The film defined the Beatles' impish appeal, and John, Paul, George and Ringo are surprisingly assured on-screen. Songs include "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her" and "I Should Have Known Better."

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White Christmas (1954)

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Purple Rain (1984)

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Purple Rain 2007-07-24 2004-08-24 -

In his semi-autobiographical film debut, Prince plays a hip Minneapolis club musician known as The Kid who struggles with a tumultuous home life and his own smoldering anger. He takes refuge in his music and in a budding relationship with a beautiful young singer, Apollonia (Apollonia). Winner of both an Academy Award and a Grammy for Best Original Musical Score, Purple Rain also stars Clarence Williams III and Morris Day.

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Memphis: The Original Broadway Production (2011)

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Memphis the Musical - - 2011-07-15
2013-07-15

Filmed before a live audience, this big-screen presentation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical "Memphis" follows the 1950s-era interracial love story between Tennessee radio disc jockey Huey Calhoun and local singer Felicia Farrell. Even as their budding careers in R&B and early rock 'n' roll prove the power of music to overcome prejudice, their relationship sparks a racial backlash that may destroy their love.

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The Jazz Singer (1927)

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The Jazz Singer - 2007-10-16 -

The first feature film to incorporate vocal musical numbers and some dialogue in an era of silent movies, The Jazz Singer stars Al Jolson as the son of a Jewish cantor who experiences conflict when he rejects his family heritage. He becomes a cabaret entertainer but ultimately realizes that he must find a way to balance career and family. The film received an Academy Award nod for writing and won a special Oscar for Technical Achievement.

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Dreamgirls (2006)

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Dreamgirls 2007-05-01 2007-05-01 -

This big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical follows the rise of 1960s girl group the Dreams. Tensions arise when manager Curtis demotes the talented Effie from lead singer to backup, replacing her with the more marketable Deena.

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Bye Bye Birdie (1963)

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Bye Bye Birdie - 1999-07-20 -

When teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie (Jesse Pearson) gets drafted, his songwriter (Dick Van Dyke) organizes a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl will give Birdie a farewell smooch. Ann-Margret plays the anointed teen, and her Midwestern town goes gaga when Birdie shows up. Janet Leigh and Maureen Stapleton co-star in this cheery slice of 1960s camp based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name.

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New York, New York (1977)

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New York, New York - 2005-02-08 -

In post-World War II New York City, aspiring saxophonist Jimmy Doyle (Robert De Niro) takes an orchestra gig to be with up-and-coming chanteuse Francine (Liza Minnelli). They wed soon thereafter, but the stress of two artists struggling to succeed spells romantic disaster. Mary Kay Place and Lionel Stander co-star in director Martin Scorsese's sparkling homage to the Big Band era, which features one of the most recognizable theme songs of all time.

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Fame (1980)

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Fame 2010-01-26 2003-06-03 -

Competition is fierce at New York City's High School for the Performing Arts. The kids who attend it have big dreams and the talent to make them come true. This Academy Award-winning, Montgomery, Doris, Raul.

a.k.a. Saranno famosi
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The Producers (2005)

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The Producers - 2006-05-16 2012-05-16

A has-been Broadway producer and a timid accountant scheme to raise money for a play that's sure to be a flop so they can then pocket the extra cash.

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De-Lovely (2004)

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De-Lovely - 2004-12-21 2012-04-01
2013-01-01

Kevin Kline stars as the celebrated 20th-century composer Cole Porter, who looks back on his life unfolding like one of his musicals, replete with drama, suspense and joy -- at the center of which is his mercurial relationship with his wife, Linda (Ashley Judd). After meeting in Paris, the couple marries with the understanding that Porter -- who penned many hits, including "Anything Goes" and "It's De-Lovely" -- is gay.

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There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

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There's No Business Like Show Business - 2001-05-29 2014-04-01

This all-star musical follows The Five Donohues, a vaudeville family whose act is threatened when one of the boys falls for a gorgeous outsider.

a.k.a. Follie dell'anno
La Joyeuse parade
Rhythmus im Blut
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The Runaways (2010)

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The Runaways 2010-07-20 2010-07-20 -

Dakota Fanning stars in The Runaways, about a group of extraordinary young women as they rise from rebellious So. California kids to rock stars of the now legendary band that paved the way for future generations of girl musicians.

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The Rooftop (2013)

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The Rooftop - - 2014-02-08

Soul Men (2008)

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Soul Men 2009-02-10 2009-02-10 -

Two decades ago, Louis and Floyd went their separate ways when their band broke up. But when their group's former front man dies, the two feuding singers agree to put aside their differences for a tribute concert at the Apollo Theater.

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