We have arrived at West Side Story weekend and I couldn’t be more excited. I am not always enamored by musicals or movies based on music, but when they are done right, I am all in. So, with that being said, I am going to share my favorite music movies of all time.
- La La Land
From the opening number to the final credits, Damien Chazelle brought the life, love and heartbreak within the words and songs throughout the film. Two star-studded performances, great music by Justin Hurwitz and the perfect ending make this number one on my list.
As a young teenager trying to figure out life, I was in love the moment I watched Chicago. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger gave two fantastic performances in this breathtaking musical that made me fall in love with them. I love love love love love this movie.
The idea of someone playing Elton John is outrageous, but Taron Egerton brings to life one of the most dynamic musicians of all time. The story covered a long period in a way that never felt bloated or overdone. Egerton was robbed of an Oscar Nomination.
- A Star is Born
With this soothing yet charismatic voice, Cooper stole the hearts out of every one of us. I loved his performance, but his work behind the camera was something of beauty. The pairing of him and Gaga worked in a way that their entire performance felt real. I still play the music from this movie to this day.
- West Side Story
While I am excited for the new take on the classic, West Side Story still is one of my all-time favorites. I love everything about this film, from the music to the story to the performances, what’s not to love about it.
What are your all-time favorite musicals or films based on music?