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Beyond Hamilton: Movie Musicals to Watch This Summer

Beyond Hamilton: Movie Musicals to Watch This Summer

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You loved Hamilton, right? Here are 11 other movie musicals to watch from home

With theaters closed throughout much of the world, lovers of theater musicals are turning to other sources to get their fill. Hence the huge response to Hamilton on Disney Plus over the Fourth of July weekend.

If that didn’t fully scratch your theater itch, you can tune in to a number of movie musicals right from your TV, computer, or smart phone. Here’s a few of our favorite movie musicals available now.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

For those who love Mary Poppins, this delightful tale is a must-see! Angela Landsbury — an enchanting witch-in-training — goes on an adventure with three children during the Blitz as London is evacuated. It goes from animated adventures to thrills as she faces off against the Nazis.

Check it out on Disney Plus.

Newsies

Follow along as a young Christian Bale and his fellow newspaper boys participate in the Newsboys’ Strike of 1899 in New York City. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of singing and dancing.

Watch this 1992 movie on Disney Plus.

Chicago

Catherine Zeta Jones and Reneé Zellweger play two women desperately trying to win public sympathy as they await their murder trials in Chicago in the 1920s. As the second-longest running Broadway musical and the first movie musical to win a Best Picture Oscar in 30 years, it’s bound to be a great vaudeville time.

Check it out on HBO Max.

The Sound of Music

A classic starring Julie Andrews, Disney Plus is streaming this intriguing tale of a nun who turns into a nanny who turns into a baroness.

Watch this 1965 classic on Disney Plus.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Follow along with Dick van Dyke and company as they travel back in time to a magical kingdom in their Grand Prix car-turned-time-machine!

Catch it on Disney Plus or Amazon Prime.

Sister Act and Sister Act 2

Prepare for a riotous good time as lounger singer Whoopi Goldberg goes undercover as a nun.

Streaming on Disney Plus or Amazon Prime.

Burlesque

Christina Aguilera, Cher, and Kristen Bell all appear in this somewhat cliché, but compelling story about a small-town singer looking to make it big in LA. Prepare to be blown away by the musical numbers.

Watch it on Netflix.

Moulin Rouge

This musical with Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman tells the tragic love story of a young, idealistic writer and a sought-after cabaret singer.

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Find it on HBO.

Singin’ in the Rain

A delightful classic that entertains viewers with the talents of Gene Kelly, Donald O’Conner, and Debbie Reynolds. They sing and dance their way through a quaint story set in Hollywood during the transition from silent films to talking movies.

Check it out on HBO Max.

The Wiz

What would The Wizard of Oz be like where home is Harlem and Oz seems something like New York City? Find out in this adaptation of the story starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

Check it out on Starz.

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