I adore the musicals made during Hollywood’s Golden Age, so I laid out a rough guide to what I think the top ten best Hollywood musicals are, showing who starred in them and what year they were made in. Enjoy 🙂

10. Calamity Jane (1953)
9. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
8. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
7. Call Me Madam (1953)
6. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
5. High Society (1956)
4. Cover Girl (1944)
3. On the Town (1949)
2. Easter Parade (1948)
1. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

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33 thoughts on “Top 10 Hollywood Musicals

  1. The Top 10? According to who? You should have titled this "One Person's 10 Favorite Hollywood Musicals." More accurate.

  2. Ms Wynne Walsh, you are leaving out 3 decades of film musicals : the 30's / 40's & the 60's, even the 70's [ " Fiddler ON The Roof " ]————So, I respectfully & strongly disagree ! ———-HOW can you not have : " West Side Story " / " " Swing Time" / " The Wizard Of Oz " / " Kiss Me Kate " / " Anchors Aweigh " / " Silk Stockings " / " The Bandwagon " / " You Were Never Lovlier " / " You'll Never Get Rich " / " Top Hat " / " Follow The Fleet " / Broadway Melody Of 1940 " / " Take Me Out To The Ballgame " / " An American In Paris " / " Gigi " / ——–Et Al ! —————————WolfSky9, 72 y/o

  3. Other mentions of great musicals… Oklahoma, The Music Man, An American in Paris, Carousel…

  4. I love Singin’ in the Rain, but The sound of music deserves a spot here. Anywhere here.

  5. The Golden age of Hollywood Musicals ran from about 1940-1960 Anything made after 1960 does not belong on this particular list. Some film historians argue that the Golden Age started after the release of "The Wizard of Oz" (1939)

  6. All those movies were great musicals, but the only one on your list that belongs there is Singing in the Rain. There were many other musicals far better than the ones your listed, but then again, it's a matter of preference.

  7. Well, it´s your choice, and they are all fine films, no doubt – but some of them are more of movies with music than musicals. How could anyone omit West Side Story? Sound Of Music? Band Wagon – or any Astaire-Rogers movies?

  8. All great, very subjective though. Glad Doris made the top 10 – would have been a travesty had she not!

  9. Just my opinion (although leaving out 'SOM' was major crime), but best musical ever was 'Flying Down to Rio' in 1933, and not just for Fred and Ginger in very brief segment, but for extended Carioca scene, airplane number, and everything else too.

  10. +Rebecca wynne walsh I think your choices are excellent. Not a bad movie among them. This is just my opinion, but some people making comments are confusing what the Hollywood Musical is. As good as Sound of Music is etc. they are not really Hollywood Musicals they came after the Hollywood studio structure wound down. And many of them were not even made in Hollywood. Fine musicals they are but not really Hollywood.

  11. Hello, could you tell me what is my exact song that starts at 2minutes 08, I would like to find it but I do not know the exact name. Thanks in advance Sorry for my English, I am Belgian.
    Thierry

  12. very disappointed to not see White Christmas or An American in Paris in this compilation. Also, Pal Joey, Guys and Dolls.

  13. Some good choices here but can't agree with your Number 1 though. I always thought it was overrated.

  14. 0:00 Please Look At All The Universal Studios Live Action Movie Musicals and The Fox Film (20th Century Fox)/20th Century Fox/Fox 2000 Pictures (20th Century Fox) Live Action Movie Musicals

  15. I think some of the 30s Busby Burkley musicals were fantastic. Cole Porter usually wrote with Merman in mind. While she really wasn't a dancer, nobody could touch that voice. What about the Judy Garland Mickey Rooney movies which were choreographed by Busby Burkley. I could go on but won't.

  16. Best Movie Musicals EVER made in Hollywood HISTORY: Top Hat, West Side Story, Cabaret, Meet Me in St. Louis, Fiddler on the Roof, The Wizard of Oz, The King and I, Singing in the Rain, Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. Hollywood will never be able to make any musicals that would top these classics.

  17. Nne final fling.  Hairspray(John Waters version not the god awful John Travolta version. Streets of Fire, The Five Heartbeats, The Rose, Cadillac Records.  These are only my opinion.  I could go back to all the 30's-40's but theres not enough space.

  18. Again.  What about Mary Poppins, Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera,Chicago, Moulin Rouge and so many others.  Granted these are mostly adaptations of Broadway musicals. Some succeeded and some failed.

  19. Me again, what about South Paciic, Porgy & Bess, My Fair Lady, even the poor production of Hello Dolly, the Five Pennies and White Christmas with Danny Kaye.  There isn't one Elvis musical except maybe Blue Hawaii that should even be in the top 75.

  20. Sorry, but hopw can you put Jailhouse Rock in your top 10.  What about the best musical ever written for the screen "Seven Brides For even Brothers" and the following others. Sound Of Music, West Side Story, Pajama Game, The Wizard of Oz, There's No Business Like Show Business and manyothers like the Busby Berklee movies.  Sit down and rethink your picks again.

  21. I appreciate your lovingly presented video but most of your choice are way off. Only Singin' in the Rain and The Wizard of Oz are definite top choices. Meet Me In St. Louis and On the Town are close.  I love Judy and Fred and Easter Parade is good but not great. But the rest aren't even close. Jail House Rock, come on it's an Elvis vehicle not really a musical. What about West Side Story, An American In Paris, The Bandwagon, these are classic Hollywood Musicals?

  22. It's a nice video but where is "The Sound Of Music" (Regarded by many as the greatest movie musical of all time), Yankee Doodle Dandy, South Pacific, My Fair Lady, The King and I, The Wizard of Oz the list goes on and on, "Singing in the Rain" is the only one that is right on. But great video, none the less.

  23. great list! I just enjoy watching old hollywood musicals!!!! theres so much talent and beauty and really great songs!!

  24. @ralph e cairns i happen to enjoy Elvis' movies, fair enough his later ones weren't particularly good but his early film work was in my opinion very good and promising, You have your opinion, just as i have mine

  25. Sorry you tube or its voters ANY,ANY Elvis Presley movie isnt even in the top fifty let alone top 10 GET REAL everyone.At least "Singing In The Rain" made #1.It was the greatest musical ever.What a collection of talant Gene Kelly singing the title song was great old Hollywood musical movie making.AHEM>

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