With Mother’s Day next weekend the DVDLand team decided to run a staff poll on their favourite DVD Musical Movies of all time. Surprisingly there was only 1 new DVD release amongst them (Disney’s Frozen) with the majority of them coming from earlier decades. There are a couple of surprises and a few that you would expect on everyone’s top 10 musicals list. All the musicals are current available to grab on DVD from our website.
Tell us what you think. Did we miss your favourite musical, is there something on our list that isn’t that good. We always love to hear from our customers and blog readers.
1. Sound Of Music. Coming in at number 1 on our staff picks top 10 musical list. The Sound Of Music and it’s runner up was streets ahead of the next 8 for good reason, who doesn’t love singing along to The Hills Are Alive With The Sound Of Music.
2. Grease. Is the word, is the word that you heard, it’s got groove it’s got meaning. With our Olivia Newton-John and our adopted John Travolta there’s no one alive that could have a bad word to say about Sandy. Tell me about it, stud.
3. Singin In The Rain starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds is probably the perfect musical. It’s got song, it’s got dance, it’s got the biggest stars from the 1950s and not a swear word to be heard. You’ll remember it for having one of the most famous scenes in movie history. So considering all that why did our staff only rate it number 3? Re-count!
4. Frozen. Disney’s Frozen comes in at number 4. Whilst this is no doubt an excellent musical for the whole familly with a very popular soundtrack I’m not sure this will retain it’s top 10 spot in 20 years time but this brand new release is great fun as you would expect from Disney.
5. Mary Poppins. Talking of Disney, Mary Poppins is still to this day one of the most popular DVDs year-on-year. It got a new lease of life through the 2013 movie Saving Mr Banks that tells the story of P.L Travers the creator of Mary Poppins along with Walt Disney played by Tom Hanks.
6. Moulin Rouge. The 2001 movie by our Aussie Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole Kidman is not your average musical, it’s a little out there but still rightfully belongs in our top 10 musicals list.
7. The Wizard Of Oz. Needs no introduction. Starring Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale and co-starring the Cowardly Lion, Tinman and everyone’s favourite The Scarecrow. I’ll get you my pretty, and your little dog too..
8. Cabaret. Nice segue into Cabaret starring Judy Garland’s daughter Liza Minnelli. Set in Nazi Berlin, this is probably the most fun musical on our list. If not a little naughty.
9. Rocky Horror Picture Show. Like Cabaret, this is a real fun musical. If you compiled this list of only people who were young adults in the 1970s I think you’ll find this number one every time.
10. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. If you’re looking for a musical that breaks into song for no apparent reason then this is the musical for you. This 1954 movie is set in 1850s Oregon. A little unknown fact, this isn’t a true story. 7 brothers didn’t marry 7 brides in the backwoods and randomly break into song in beautiful baritone voices 😉