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High School Musical (2006) - comedy / drama / family / musical / romance
Two high school students who are worlds apart -- the school's hoops star and the president of the science club -- secretly decide to audition for their school's... musical, a decision that turns their world and their school upside down.
 18887h 0r
Passing Strange (2009) - musical
Passing Strange (2009) – A young black artist leaves his Los Angeles digs and travels to Europe to find himself. A theatrical stage production of the original Broadway musical.
 5620h 0r
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Ride 'Em Cowboy (1942) - comedy / western / musical
Two peanut vendors at a rodeo show get in trouble with their boss and hide out on a railroad train heading west. They get jobs as cowboys on a dude ranch, despite the fact that neither of them knows anything about cowboys, horses, or anything else.
 5413h 0r
Zis Boom Bah (1941) - musical
aka: College Sweethearts
"Hey, kids, let's get together and put on a show!" That's the idea behind this raucous spoof about a vaudeville performer who's sent to college to spy on his bratty son.
 4940h 0r
Private Buckaroo (1942) - comedy / musical / romance / war
Those Jumpin Jacks and Jills!

Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James drafted, and joining him is the band's lead vocalist Lon Prentice (Dick Foran), who doesn't believe that Army training and regulations are necessary for anyone of his skill and fame. Shemp Howard steals the film whenever James and the Andrews aren't performing. As Sgt. Snavely, he's effectively teamed with Mary Wickes as his shrewish fiancée, trying desperately to keep her away from the attentions of nightclub comic and USO performer Lancelot Pringle McBiff (Joe E. Lewis). Shemp also has the opportunity to clown onstage with the Andrews Sisters during a musical finale, as they perform Don't Sit Under the Appletree. Arguably, Shemp's best solo feature film credit.
 6873h 0r
The Terror of Tiny Town (1938) - comedy / musical / western
An evil gunslinging midget comes to terrorize the good little people of Tiny Town. The townspeople organize to defeat him, and zany antics ensue.
 3880h 0r
Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (2010) - musical
aka: Les Miserables 25th Anniversary, aka: Les Miserables 25th Anniversary Concert
LES MISERABLES has returned to the Barbican 25 years after it opened, seen by 55 million people around the world, it has become the longest running musical in history. This memorable edition in concert at The O2 has enough pace and passion to give you shivers of excitement and overwhelmingly moving scenes. Set against the background of the French Revolution and based on Victor Hugo's classic novel this is the story of Jean Valjean who is sent to prison for stealing a loaf of bread and is released after nineteen years. He meets and cares for a beautiful but poverty-stricken young girl named Fantine who has daughter Cosette. After Fantine's death Valjean brings Cosette up but he is haunted by Javert - a policeman whose search for Valjean has become an obsession..
 15682h 0r
The Butterfly Ball (1976) - animation / musical
70's good ol' fashion weird musical.
 2930h 0r
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) - musical
Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."
Primarily a two hour video, albeit a very good one, this sequel picks up 18 years later from the original and finds Elwood Blues being released from prison and trying to re-form his old band with new lead singer Mighty Mac replacing Jake. A road trip culminates with a battle of the bands against the Louisiana Gators led by B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Dr. John, and others.
 5104h 0r
The Producers (2005) - comedy / musical
After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
 4308h 0r
Carmen A Hip Hopera (2001) - drama / musical
Carmen, a seduceful aspiring actress seems to lead trouble everywhere she goes. But when a hard-nosed cop, Hill, falls in love with her, trouble is always around the corner, especially with a tough criminal investigator who's also after Carmen.
 5312h 0r
Annie (1999) - comedy / family / musical
Annie: Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan. After unsuccessful escape attempts, Grace Farrell comes to take the child home to live two weeks with billionaire Oliver Warbucks during Christmas. The plucky orphan worms her way into the hearts of the staff and Mr. Warbucks and even the president of the United States! Even though Mr. Warbucks wants to adopt her, she is still looking for her real parents who left a locket with her when they dropped her off at the orphanage. Miss Hannigan's brother and his sleazy girlfriend pose as Annie's parents to gather the reward that Warbucks has offered to Annie's real parents.
 6311h 0r
My Sister Eileen (1955) - comedy / romance / musical
Ruth and her beautiful sister Eileen come to New York's Greenwich Village looking for "fame, fortune and a 'For Rent' sign on Barrow Street". They find an apartment (such as it is!), but fame and fortune are a lot more elusive. Ruth gets the attention of playboy publisher Bob Baker when she submits a story about her gorgeous sister Eileen. She tries to keep his attention by convincing him that she, (a "spinsterish old-maid writer") and the gorgeous, man-getting Eileen are one and the same person.
 2882h 0r
Camp Rock (2008) - comedy / family / musical
"Camp Rock," centers on a teen girl who desperately wants to spend her summer at a prestigious rock camp, but can only attend if she works in the kitchen as one of the cooks. When she's overheard singing - but not seen -- by a teen pop star at the camp, he is completely taken and sets out to find the girl behind the beautiful voice. But first she must confront her fears, step out of the kitchen and into the spotlight.
 15401h 0r
Just Imagine (1930) - musical / sci-fi
Just Imagine: New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O". He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. The Mars J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man.
 2899h 0r
West Side Story (1961) - musical
Westside story is the award winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliette. The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff's best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo's younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Skarks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway - whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what's happened, tragedy strikes and doesn't stop until the climatic and heartbreaking ending.
 5219h 0r
The Blues Brothers (1980) - musical
After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They learn the church stopped its support and will sell the place to the education authority, and the only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from god" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time?
 5897h 0r
The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987) - adventure / musical / comedy
Seven disgusting kids but nevertheless of interesting personality are being made of the green mud coming out of garbage can. Once alive their master gives them rules to obey although they think that life is funnier without following stupid regulations like no television or no candy. Naturally this will cause some conflicts.
 9125h 0r
Pina (2011) - musical
The film presents extracts from some of the most noted dance pieces by Pina Bausch in the Tanztheater ("dance theater") style of which Bausch was a leading exponent. The extracts are from four pieces: Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring), Café Müller, Kontakthof, and Vollmond. These are complemented with interviews and further dance choreographies, which were shot in and around Wuppertal, Germany; the film includes scenes showing the Wuppertal Schwebebahn, an elevated railway, and some dances sequences take place inside its carriages.

In the first piece, Le sacre du printemps, the dancers of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, separated into male and female groups, move about a stage covered by a thick layer of peat.

The following section, Café Müller, portrays a café Pina often visited when she was a child.[citation needed] In a simple setting consisting of some tables and chairs and doors, a small woman dressed in white is entering the café. Two more women, one of whom is obviously blind, appear. They hesitate to step further, as the tables and chairs are obstructing their way. Two men come around and try to remove these barriers. Eventually the blind woman and one of the men stand face to face. The second woman wraps her arms around the other men, but she slips. This part repeats and seems to remain in a loop.

The next piece, Kontakthof, was performed multiple times for Wenders' cameras, with groups of different generations: teenagers, middle-aged dancers, and dancers over 65. The film edits these performances into one, cutting between different performers to highlight their different abilities.

In the final piece, Vollmond, the stage is flooded. The scenery consists of one large rock and some chairs. At the end of the film, the actors face the audience on a small path with a brown coal mining region in the background to an open end.
 4436h 0r
Agneepath (2012) - action / drama / crime / musical
A young boy's father is lynched before his eyes; fifteen years later he returns home for revenge.
 3561h 0r
Beauty And The Beast (1991) (1991) - animation / family / fantasy / romance / musical
Belle, whose father is imprisoned by the Beast, offers herself instead and discovers her captor to be an enchanted prince.
 4088h 0r
Bye Bye Birdie (1963) - comedy / family / musical
A rock singer travels to a small Ohio town to make his "farewell" television performance and kiss his biggest fan before he is drafted.
 2739h 0r
Carmen: A Hip Hopera (2001) - drama / musical
Based on Bizet's classic opera and its all African American musical counterpart Carmen Jones, Carmen a Hiphopera is a modern retelling of the story of the tragic gypsy Carmen. The setting ...
 2362h 0r
Company (2011) - drama / comedy / musical
Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. Winner of the 1971 Tony Award for Best Musical, Neil Patrick Harris will led an all-star cast in a sold out event at the New York Philharmonic.
 3542h 0r
Confessions Of An Action Star (2005) - action / comedy / musical
In the spring of 1986, no one had heard of Frank Sledge. One year later, Bloodfight 2 was #1 at the box office... And a star was born.
 2928h 0r
Fairy Tales (1978) - comedy / musical
On his twenty-first birthday, the Prince goes on a quest that takes him across the land searching for the one woman that gets him sexually excited, Princess Sleeping Beauty.
 2406h 0r
Good Times (1967) - comedy / musical
Sonny and Cher spoof many Hollywood classic movie scenes.
 7999h 0r
Maximum Shame (2010) - fantasy / horror / sci-fi / musical
Time is running out and future is a black hole.
 2968h 0r
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Movie (1998) - adventure / animation / family / romance / musical
When Rudolph is born with a red nose he is bullied through out his younger years, but when Stormella...
 2085h 0r
Sleeping Beauty (1959) (1959) - animation / family / fantasy / romance / musical
A snubbed malevolent fairy casts a curse on a princess that only a prince can break, with the help of three good fairies.
 3526h 0r
The Adventures Of Pinocchio (1996) - adventure / family / fantasy / musical
One of puppet-maker Geppetto's creations comes magically to life. This puppet, Pinocchio, has one major desire and that is to become a real boy someday...
 2393h 0r
The Broadway Melody (1929) - romance / musical
Harriet and Queenie Mahoney, a vaudeville act, come to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs them for his number in one of Francis Zanfield's shows. Eddie was in love with Harriet,...
 2148h 0r
The Bullfighters (1945) - comedy / musical
Bumbling detective Stan Laurel disguises himself as a famous matador in order to hide from the vengeful Richard K. Muldoon, who spent time in prison on Stan's bogus testimony.
 1874h 0r
The Marx Brothers: Animal Crackers (1930) - comedy / musical
Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.
 2208h 0r
Too Many Girls (1940) - comedy / sport / musical
Mr Casey's daughter, Connie, wants to go to Pottawatomie College and without her knowledge he sends four football players as her bodyguards...
 2838h 0r
Gypsy (1993) - drama / comedy / biography / musical
Based on the autobiography of Gypsy Rose Lee, this made-for-TV movie-previously a Broadway smash and a 1962 film-depicts the life and times of a stripper and her domineering mother.
 2804h 0r
Little Shop Of Horrors *Director's Cut* (1986) - comedy / musical
A nerdish florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.
 2116h 0r
Hair (1979) - comedy / drama / musical
Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted.
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