Movies in the Musical/Drama genre

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Hamilton

From its early days at the Off-Broadway Public Theater in February 2015 through its highly-anticipated opening on August 6 at the Richard Rogers Theater, it was apparent that Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton was going to be the big live theater...

Run Time: 2:40
U.S. Release Date: 2020-07-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Musical/Drama
Director: Thomas Kail
Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Christopher Jackson, ...
Les Miserables (2012)

Les Miserables, believed by some to be the best novel ever penned in French, has been adapted in nearly every form imaginable, including dozens of movies, television mini-series in French and English, loose "thematic reworkings," and comic books. ...

Run Time: 2:37
U.S. Release Date: 2012-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: MUSICAL/DRAMA
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, ...
Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost has always been regarded as one of the most enigmatic of Shakespeare's plays. In modern times, it is almost never performed, and, unlike the text of the Bard's major works, it fails to come alive on the printed page. In an in...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2000-06-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations)
Genre: MUSICAL/DRAMA
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Richard Briers, Emily Mortimer, ...
Greatest Showman, The

In style, if not substance, The Greatest Showman is reminiscent of the Disney film, Newsies. Like the 1992 live-action musical, The Greatest Showman comes to life when the characters are singing or dancing but struggles through the sequences i...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-20
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical/Drama
Director: Michael Gracey
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, ...
Everybody's Talking about Jamie

Whether as a result of coincidence or intent, the COVID pandemic has issued in a new era of motion picture musicals. Not since mid-20th century, when Musicals were perennially the biggest earners, has the genre been this popular. Everybody’s...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2021-09-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: Musical/Drama
Director: Jonathan Butterell
Cast: Max Harwood, Lauren Patel, Richard E. Grant, ...
Once

The traditional movie musical may not be dead, but it's on life support, a victim of the changing taste of movie-goers. Once is an effort to provide a musical that works for a modern audience by grounding the situation in reality and cutting out th...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2007-05-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: MUSICAL/DRAMA
Director: John Carney
Cast: Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova
De-Lovely

As a bio-pic, De-Lovely is pretty standard, run-of-the-mill stuff (albeit with an interesting framing device). However, as a "best hits" collection of Cole Porter's music, it is unparalleled. With approximately two-dozen of his tunes performed by...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2004-07-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations)
Genre: MUSICAL/DRAMA
Director: Irwin Winkler
Cast: Kevin Kline, Ashley Judd, Jonathan Pryce, ...
tick...tick...Boom!

What a year 2021 has been for Lin-Manuel Miranda. In addition to having one of his stage plays (In the Heights) transformed into a movie, he has also enjoyed major involvements in two animated films (Vivo for Netflix and Encanto for Disney) and ma...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2021-11-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Musical/Drama
Director: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesus, ...
Oliver!

Oliver Twist has never been one of my favorite Dickens novels, so perhaps that’s part of the reason why I’m lukewarm about Oliver!, the stage musical-turned-Oscar-winning motion picture adaptation of the book. It’s an uneven film with a...

Run Time: 2:33
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "G" (Violence)
Genre: Musical/Drama
Director: Carol Reed
Cast:
Annette

A breath of fresh air? Or a pretentious mess? Perhaps a little of both. It’s easy to see why a mainstream viewer might quickly lose patience with Annette but I found the film’s embrace of unconventionality to be bracing and energizing…at...

Run Time: 2:21
U.S. Release Date: 2021-08-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Musical/Drama
Director: Leos Carax
Cast: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, ...