M. MUSIC-AL 100 (other than those named in A-L lists)

The relationship between music and cinema goes beyond the easily explicable, beyond standard metrics of “good” and “bad”; beyond the canon, these 100 musical or music-based films have best stood the test of time and/or threaded the line between cinematic quality and musical quality. Of all the collections on this site, taken together, this gallery may provide the most direct nourishment of the soul: one hundred stories spun together with songs.

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M1. Hearts in Dixie (Sloane, 1929)

M2. The Broadway Melody (Beaumont, 1929)

M3. Le Million (Clair, 1931)

M4. One Hour With You (Lubitsch, Cukor, 1932)

M5. 42nd Street (Bacon, 1933)

M6. Footlight Parade (Bacon, 1933)

M7. Flying Down to Rio (Freeland, Nicholls, 1934)

M8. The Gay Divorcee (Sandrich, 1934)

M9. Follow the Fleet (Sandrich, 1936)

M10. The Great Zeigfeld (Leonard, 1936)

M11. Circus (Aleksandrov, Simkov, 1936)

M12. Shall We Dance (Sandrich, 1937)

M13. Holiday Inn (Sandrich, 1942)

M14. For Me and My Gal (Berkeley, 1942)

M15. Stormy Weather (Stone, 1943)

M16. Going My Way (McCarey, 1944)

M17. Ziegfeld Follies (various directors, 1945)

M18. Til The Clouds Roll By (Whorf, 1946)

M19. On the Town (Kelly, Donen, 1949)

M20. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Hawks, 1953)

M21. The Band Wagon (Minnelli, 1953)

M22. Kiss Me Kate (Sidney, 1953)

M23. Brigadoon (Minnelli, 1954)

M24. White Christmas (Curtiz, 1954)

M25. French Cancan (Renoir, 1955)

M26. Oklahoma! (Zinnemann, 1955)

M27. Guys and Dolls (Mankiewicz, 1955)

M28. Carousel (King, 1956)

M29. The King and I (W. Lang, 1956)

M30. King Creole (Curtiz, 1958)

M31. Black Orpheus (Camus, 1959)

M32. Porgy and Bess (Preminger, 1959)

M33. The Music Man (DaCosta, 1962)

M34. Gypsy (LeRoy, 1962)

M35. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Demy, 1964)

M36. Mary Poppins (Stevenson, 1964)

M37. Janwar (Sonie, 1965)

M38. The Young Girls of Rochefort (Demy, 1967)

M39. Funny Girl (Wyler, 1968)

M40. Oliver! (Reed, 1968)

M41. Fiddler on the Roof (Jewison, 1971)

M42. Lady Sings the Blues (Furie, 1972)

M43. Tommy (Russell, 1975)

M44. Bound for Glory (Ashby, 1976)

M45. Grease (Kleiser, 1978)

M46. La Cage Aux Folles (Molinaro, 1978)

M47. Hair (Forman, 1979)

M48. All That Jazz (Fosse, 1979)

M49. Coal Miner’s Daughter (Apted, 1980)

M50. Fame (Parker, 1980)

M51. The Blues Brothers (Landis, 1980)

M52. Bodas de Sangre (Saura, 1981)

M53. Ragtime (Forman, 1981)

M54. Pink Floyd: The Wall (Parker, Scarfe, 1982)

M55. Footloose (Ross, 1984)

M56. Carmen (Rosi, 1984)

M57. Purple Rain (Magnoli, 1984)

M58. Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (Solanas, 1985)

M59. Otello (Zeffirelli, 1986)

M60. Round Midnight (Tavernier, 1986)

M61. La Bamba (Valdez, 1987)

M62. Bird (Eastwood, 1988)

M63. Aashiqui (Bhatt, 1990)

M64. The Commitments (Parker, 1991)

M65. Strictly Ballroom (Luhrmann, 1992)

M66. Sarafina! (Roodt, 1992)

M67. What’s Love Got to Do With It? (Gibson, 1993)

M68. Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! (Barjatya, 1994)

M69. Shall We Dance? (Suo, 1996)

M70. Evita (Parker, 1996)

M71. Selena (Nava, 1997)

M72. Dil Toh Pagal Hai (Y. Chopra, 1997)

M73. Dil Se.. (Ratnam, 1998)

M74. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Johar, 1998)

M75. Velvet Goldmine (Haynes, 1998)

M76. Taal (Ghai, 1999)

M77. Dancer in the Dark (von Trier, 2000)

M78. Billy Elliot (Daldry, 2000)

M79. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Mitchell, 2001)

M80. Moulin Rouge! (Luhrmann, 2001)

M81. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (Johar, 2001)

M82. 8 Mile (Hanson, 2002)

M83. Chicago (Marshall, 2002)

M84. School of Rock (Linklater, 2003)

M85. Ray (Hackford, 2004)

M86. Walk the Line (Mangold, 2005)

M87. Happy Feet (Miller, 2006)

M88. Once (Carney, 2007)

M89. La Vie en Rose (Dahan, 2007)

M90. Hairspray (Shankman, 2007)

M91. I’m Not There (Haynes, 2007)

M92. Om Shanti Om (F. Khan, 2007)

M93. Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Burton, 2007)

M94. No One Knows About Persian Cats (Ghobadi, 2009)

M95. The Runaways (Sigismondi, 2010)

M96. Pitch Perfect (Moore, 2012)

M97. Les Misèrables (Hooper, 2012)

M98. Tokyo Tribe (Sono, 2014)

M99. Into the Woods (Marshall, 2014)

M100. Straight Outta Compton (Gray, 2015)

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