But even a movie that bad can’t dilute my excitement about the ten-dollar Founding Father and the upcoming TONY awards. While I won’t be able to see Hamilton for years, that hasn’t stopped the show’s songs from playing on my Pandora station. With that in mind, here are my top five movie musicals.
Caveat: if this list was a true top five, Singin’ in the Rain, West Side Story, Wizard of Oz, and probably Sound of Music would be on the list. These movies are heralded, classics, and all of them in the AFI TOP 100 But if I am really being honest, with the possible exception of Wizard I wouldn’t want to sit down and watch theses movie if they came on the TV. If there is someone who hasn’t seen these four movies I would encourage you to do so. They are classics and everyone should experience them, but for repeated viewing give me any one of the movies below:
5) Once (2007)
4) The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
3) The Muppet Movie (1979)
2) Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
1) Grease (1978)
I hope you’ll be watching the TONYs on Sunday. I know I will be. Feel free to follow me @zstoneathome to hear me fawn more over Lin-Manuel Miranda and lament my missed opportunity at seeing Waitress before its Broadway debut.