9 Best Musical Movies on Netflix Streaming in July

8. Grease 2 (1982)

Grease 2 (1982)

Watch on Netflix (114 min)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical NFB Rating: 3.936 IMDB Rating: 4.20 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3.60Actors: Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy Director: Patricia Birch

Plot: An English student at a 1960's American high school has to prove himself to the leader of a girls' gang whose members can only date greasers.

7. White Christmas (1954)

White Christmas (1954)

Watch on Netflix (120 min)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance NFB Rating: 4.587 IMDB Rating: 7.60 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.60Actors: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen Director: Michael Curtiz

Plot: Having left the Army following W.W.II, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters (Betty and Judy) who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Wallace and Davis follow, only to find their former commander, General Waverly, as the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General.

6. Carousel (1956)

Carousel (1956)

Watch on Netflix (128 min)
Genre: Drama, Musical NFB Rating: 5.526 IMDB Rating: 6.90 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.80Actors: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick Director: Henry King

Plot: Billy Bigelow has been dead for fifteen years, and now outside the pearly gates, he long waived his right to go back to Earth for a day. But he has heard that there is a problem with his family, namely his wife Julie Bigelow née Jordan and the child he never met, that problem with which he would now like to head back to Earth to assist in rectifying. Before he is allowed back to Earth, he has to get the OK from the gatekeeper, to who he tells his story... Immediately attracted to each other, he and Julie met when he worked as a carousel barker. Both stated to the other that they did not believe in love or marriage, but they did get married. Because the shrewish carousel owner, Mrs. Mullin, was attracted to Billy herself, and since she believed he was only of use as a barker if he was single to attract the young women to the carousel, she fired him. With no other job skills and unwilling to take just any job, Billy did not provide for Julie but rather lived off Julie's Aunt Nettie. But Billy figured he could be the breadwinner through his association with a criminal lowlife named Jigger Craigin, which led to his death. In going back to Earth, Billy not only hopes to help his child, but "tell" Julie of his true feeling for her.

5. Carmen Jones (1954)

Carmen Jones (1954)

Watch on Netflix (104 min)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance NFB Rating: 5.535 IMDB Rating: 7.00 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.10Actors: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James Director: Otto Preminger

Plot: At an all-black army camp, civilian parachute maker and "hot bundle" Carmen Jones is desired by many of the men. Naturally, she wants Joe, who's engaged to sweet Cindy Lou and about to go into pilot training for the Korean War. Going after him, she succeeds only in getting him into the stockade. While she awaits his release, trouble approaches for both of them. Songs from the Bizet opera with modernized lyrics.

4. Camp (2003)

Camp (2003)

Watch on Netflix (109 min)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Drama NFB Rating: 5.827 IMDB Rating: 6.40 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.00Actors: Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus, Steven Cutts Director: Todd Graff

Plot: Misfits in their lives back home, a group of young people live it up at musical-theater camp. While the sports counselor is completely ignored, the kids' spend all their time in rehearsal for a grueling schedule that involves a new show every two weeks. Several personal stories come to the fore. Is talented golden-boy Vlad honest in his feelings about Ellen? Can cross-dressing Michael have a relationship with his parents? Will one-hit-wonder musical playwrite and now camp counselor Bert Hanley remain mired in drink and cynicism? Fireworks are in store when Fritzi, who slavishly serves glamour girl Jill, is finally told to get a life, and the parents of Jenna, whose jaw has been wired shut in a compromise to avoid being sent to "fat camp", learn a valuable lesson at the summer's big end-of-season benefit.

3. Rent (2005)

Rent (2005)

Watch on Netflix (134 min)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance NFB Rating: 6.654 IMDB Rating: 7.00 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.80Actors: Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin Director: Chris Columbus

Plot: This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

2. Grease (1978)

Grease (1978)

Watch on Netflix (110 min)
Genre: Musical, Romance NFB Rating: 6.706 IMDB Rating: 7.20 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.60Actors: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway Director: Randal Kleiser

Plot: A musical about teens in love in the 50's! It's California 1959 and greaser Danny Zuko and Australian Sandy Olsson are in love. They spend time at the beach, and when they go back to school, what neither of them knows is that they both now attend Rydell High. Danny's the leader of the T-Birds, a group of black leather jacket-wearing greasers while Sandy hangs with the Pink Ladies, a group of pink-wearing girls led by Rizzo. When they clash at Rydell's first pep rally, Danny isn't the same Danny from the beach. They try to be like each other so they can be together.

1. Across the Universe (2007)

Across the Universe (2007)

Watch on Netflix (133 min)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Musical NFB Rating: 6.931 IMDB Rating: 7.40 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.80Actors: Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs Director: Julie Taymor

Plot: The music of the Beatles and the Vietnam War form the backdrop for the romance between an upper-class American girl and a poor Liverpudlian artist.


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