Yes! Finally the weekend is here. It must’ve been a long week for some of you so we thought, why not share some fun movies you could rent for the weekend? Right? So we rummaged through our collection of movies and found five musical movies that we love and would watch ten times over!
You ready for a musical movie marathon right here? Let’s go!
The showstoppers Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger came together in 2002’s “Chicago”, which tells a tale of two conniving and two-timing women. Renee Zellweger’s character Roxie Hart, is seriously bad right down to her very core and is the lead character of the story – until she meets Velma Kelly (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones).
You may remember Catherine Zeta-Jones’ dazzling “All That Jazz” performance which, we have to say, she pulled off quite effortlessly while making it look like it’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever set your eyes on! Also, who can forget the show Richard Gere’s character, Billy Flynn put on? Tap-dancing, Richard? Yes, really.
Singing nurses only exist in the happiest places on earth and we’ve found one – 1964’s “Mary Poppins”. Even if you’ve never watch it, you’ve probably heard of it once or twice (or more) in your lifetime.
It’s a really old movie, we know, but some movies age gracefully and because of the wonderful magic that Walt Disney worked, this one still retains its charm. Beautifully animated, the movie is filled with so much dancing that it’s near impossible to not want to get up and dance along with Julie Andrews – coupled with a musical score of cute songs!
Flying umbrellas and a cartoon wonderland? This one’s definitely that “spoonful of sugar” needed to make the medicine go down.
Who knew that you could make a musical out of living in a brothel and walking, talking debaucheries? Baz Luhrmann did.
“Moulin Rouge” is a mixed musical released in 2001 with a script filled with words that would probably not make any sense at all to us young ones. The stab at pop culture and pop music, however, makes up for it threefold. Satine (played by Nicole Kidman) and Christian (Ewan McGregor) are star-crossed lovers who find each other in one of the most unlikely places – a bohemian whorehouse.
As dirty as that might have sounded, Moulin Rouge is filled with romance and covers of popular “modern time” songs by Queen, Madonna, and even Nirvana. Not to be messed with, this one. It’ll get you singing for years to come. Like now.
Glee The Concert
So, we found something better than the episodes of “Glee” that we sporadically watch and that something better is none other than the full-scale high energy “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie”.
Glee is the perhaps one of the only TV series that has garnered such a huge cult following (read: “Gleeks”) and such rave reviews from fans. Many of them, in fact, have claimed that the show has changed their lives! More than a song, a dance, and some quirky geeky but lovable characters, this movie musical features real-life performances that were filmed over only two days. Expect to see intense concert renditions and covers of popular radio numbers featured on this one, including Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”. Larger than life? We think so!
The Sound of Music
Saving the best for part, we now end this with one of the most popular movie musicals of all time. One that was based on a true story.
The young(er) Julie Andrews stars in this movie that tells the story about the Trapp Family Singers. She starts out in an unlikely journey of Maria (a nun in an Austrian convent) who goes off to become a governess for the children of the Von Trapp family. Greeted by a cold front, she makes it her mission to “teach the world to sing” – quite literally! “Brown paper packages, tied up with string, these are a few of my favourite things”? This is definitely our favourite!