Top 5 Movie Musicals of the 21st Century
There's something magical about musicals. The big choreographed numbers, the singing, the costumes -- they all come together for an unforgettable experience that'll leave you humming for weeks. These days, you don't have to make the long journey to Broadway to see your favorite show because a lot of the classics and some new favorites have been introduced to the silver screen. Here are five of the top movie-musicals of the 21st century.
Les Miserables (2012)
One of the most popular and most recent additions to the big screen is Les Miserables. Based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables focuses on ex-convict Jean Valjean, who decides to turn his life around and eventually becomes mayor of a town in France.
The musical adaptation ran on Broadway from 1987 until 2003, making it the fifth longest-running Broadway show in history. The film version debuted in 2012 with an all-star cast that includes Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, and Helena Bonham-Carter. The movie made $18.1 million on its opening day and broke the record for the highest opening day gross for a musical film.
The rich story lines and dramatic musical numbers make this movie a must-see for musical lovers.