Top Contemporary Movie Musicals movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Mamma Mia! on DVD Mamma Mia!
Synopsis
On the idyllic Greek isle of Kalokairi, single mom Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep) goes into a tizzy when her bride-to-be daughter (Amanda Seyfried), in a bid to learn her father's identity, invites three of Donna's ex-lovers to the wedding. Buoyed by the tunes of ABBA, this effervescent yarn -- a Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) -- also stars Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård as the trio of potential dads.
Cast
Cast
Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Dominic Cooper, Christine Baranski
Director
Director
Phyllida Lloyd
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Show Tunes, Musicals, Pop, Rock & Pop, Blockbusters
Rent Sweeney Todd on DVD Sweeney Todd
Synopsis
In this adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, vengeful Sweeney Todd becomes a deranged murderer after being falsely imprisoned by a sinister judge. To cover his tracks, Todd enlists the help of a baker whose meat pies become the toast of London.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Laura Michelle Kelly, Anthony Head, Peter Bowles, Ed Sanders, Jayne Wisener
Director
Director
Tim Burton
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Crime Dramas, Musicals
Rent Enchanted on DVD Enchanted
Synopsis
When evil Queen Narissa exiles Princess Giselle from the cartoon kingdom of Andalasia to the real world of New York City, a native Prince Charming -- who spends his days as a divorce lawyer -- reluctantly takes her in.
Cast
Cast
Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Rachel Covey, Susan Sarandon, Jeff Bennett
Director
Director
Kevin Lima
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Comedies, Family Adventures, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Blockbusters, Disney, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Dreamgirls on DVD Dreamgirls
Synopsis
This big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical follows the rise of 1960s girl group the Dreams. Tensions arise when manager Curtis demotes the talented Effie from lead singer to backup, replacing her with the more marketable Deena.
Cast
Cast
Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Sharon Leal
Director
Director
Bill Condon
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, 20th Century Period Pieces, Musicals, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Once on DVD Once
Synopsis
In this charming contemporary musical, a street musician in Dublin strikes up a friendship with a migrant street hawker, and the duo ends up composing and recording a series of songs over the course of a week that mirrors their burgeoning romance.
Cast
Cast
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick, Alaistair Foley, Geoff Minogue, Bill Hodnett, Mal Whyte, Marcella Plunkett
Director
Director
John Carney
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Indie Dramas, Indie Romance, Romantic Dramas, Musicals
Rent Hairspray on DVD Hairspray
Synopsis
Set in 1962, this colorful adaptation of the Tony-winning musical follows ambitious plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad, who tries to integrate a racially divided Baltimore one Watusi at a time.
Cast
Cast
Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta, Amanda Bynes, Christopher Walken, Zac Efron, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brittany Snow, James Marsden, Allison Janney, Elijah Kelley, Jerry Stiller
Director
Director
Adam Shankman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Teen Comedies, Musicals, Blockbusters
Rent Chicago on DVD Chicago
Synopsis
Roxie hungers for stardom but ends up in the slammer, where superstar Velma is doing time for shooting her cheating husband. When Velma's lawyer makes Roxie a tabloid sensation, he sets up a musical catfight between the all-too-willing rivals.
Cast
Cast
Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Christine Baranski, Taye Diggs, Dominic West, Lucy Liu, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Deirdre Goodwin, Mya, Susan Misner, Ekaterina Chtchelkanova
Director
Director
Rob Marshall
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Dramas, Crime Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Musicals, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Nine on DVD Nine
Synopsis
Film director Guido Contini faces a midlife crisis and struggles to complete his latest movie while juggling relationships with several women -- including his wife, his mistress and his mother -- in this musical based on the Broadway smash.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Giuseppe Spitaleri, Elio Germano, Martina Stella
Director
Director
Rob Marshall
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent The Phantom of the Opera on DVD The Phantom of the Opera
Synopsis
This big-screen version of the legendary musical stars Gerard Butler as the disfigured, reclusive Phantom who roams beneath the Paris Opera and takes budding star Christine under his wing. But as he falls for her, she finds love with handsome Raoul.
Cast
Cast
Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, Ciarán Hinds, Simon Callow, Victor McGuire, Jennifer Ellison
Director
Director
Joel Schumacher
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Period Pieces, Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Across the Universe on DVD Across the Universe
Synopsis
In this musical mix of live action and animation featuring songs by the Beatles, Liverpool dock worker Jude falls for Lucy on an excursion to America in the 1960s. But when Lucy's brother is drafted, Jude and Lucy take a stand as anti-war activists.
Cast
Cast
Evan Rachel Wood, Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther, James Urbaniak, T.V. Carpio, Spencer Liff
Director
Director
Julie Taymor
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Classic Rock, Musicals, Period Pieces
Rent Les Misérables on DVD Les Misérables
Synopsis
The musical version of Victor Hugo's epic tale of love and sacrifice, first produced for the stage in 1985, now receives the big-screen treatment. The bloody era of the French Revolution is the backdrop to Jean Valjean's long struggle for redemption.
Cast
Cast
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne, Aaron Tveit, Samantha Barks, Colm Wilkinson, Bertie Carvel
Director
Director
Tom Hooper
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Epics, Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Musicals, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters, United Kingdom
Rent Rent on DVD Rent
Synopsis
Chris Columbus's faithful adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical set in New York's East Village boasts a slew of stars from the show's original Broadway cast, including Adam Pascal, Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel, Taye Diggs and Jesse L. Martin. Based on Puccini's opera "La boheme," the story follows a group of scrappy bohemians who face true love, broken hearts, drug addiction and AIDS -- and paying rent to high-powered oppressors.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Idina Menzel, Tracie Thoms, Taye Diggs
Director
Director
Chris Columbus
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, LGBT Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Musicals
Rent A Prairie Home Companion on DVD A Prairie Home Companion
Synopsis
From director Robert Altman comes this quirky piece of fiction based on the real-life radio program of the same name, with a wry screenplay penned by the show's host, Garrison Keillor, who also stars. Fueled by a high-powered cast that includes Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Lindsay Lohan, John C. Reilly, Tommy Lee Jones and Kevin Kline, the film takes a behind-the-scenes look at the mayhem surrounding the folksy program's final broadcast.
Cast
Cast
Woody Harrelson, Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Garrison Keillor, Tommy Lee Jones, John C. Reilly, Virginia Madsen, Lindsay Lohan, Jim Westcott, Maya Rudolph
Director
Director
Robert Altman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals
Rent Pitch Perfect on DVD Pitch Perfect
Synopsis
This music-steeped comedy draws on the world of a cappella groups to tell the story of an intense competition between three ensembles. Anna Kendrick stars in this airy look at an age-old art form that's steadily gaining modern popularity.
Cast
Cast
Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Rebel Wilson, Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, Kelley Jakle
Director
Director
Jason Moore
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Footloose on DVD Footloose
Synopsis
This musical remake of the infectious 1984 hit finds dance-lovin', big-city kid Ren MacCormack stuck in a small town where dancing is illegal. As he rebels against the town and its influential Rev. Moore, Ren falls for the pastor's lovely daughter.
Cast
Cast
Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Ziah Colon, Ray McKinnon, Miles Teller, Ser'Darius William Blain, Patrick John Flueger, Andie MacDowell, Maggie Jones
Director
Director
Craig Brewer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Dance, Musicals
Rent Joyful Noise on DVD Joyful Noise
Synopsis
Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah square off in this big-hearted comedy about a flat-broke town choir whose members dream of winning a national contest. However, the stars' struggle for leadership could scuttle the group's harmony and hopes of success.
Cast
Cast
Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Dexter Darden, Courtney B. Vance, Jesse L. Martin, Kirk Franklin, Kris Kristofferson
Director
Director
Todd Graff
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Religious Comedies & Satires, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Gospel Music
Rent Rock of Ages on DVD Rock of Ages
Synopsis
In the 1980s, Los Angeles' famed Sunset Strip is pulsing to a beat that attracts waitress Sherrie and busboy Drew, who fall in love and chase fame while working at the Bourbon Room, a club catering to rock royalty like Stacee Jaxx.
Cast
Cast
Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise
Director
Director
Adam Shankman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Hard Rock & Heavy Metal, Rock & Pop
Rent The Producers on DVD The Producers
Synopsis
A has-been Broadway producer and a neurotic accountant scheme to raise a ton of money for a production that's sure to be a flop -- a play titled "Springtime for Hitler," penned by a Nazi -- so they can then pocket the extra cash.
Cast
Cast
Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, Michael McKean, David Huddleston, Debra Monk, Andrea Martin, Jon Lovitz
Director
Director
Susan Stroman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Comedies, Musicals
Rent Moulin Rouge on DVD Moulin Rouge
Synopsis
A naïve young poet (Ewan McGregor) falls in love with a cabaret star (Nicole Kidman), and their ill-fated romance serves as a convenient peg on which to hang a dazzling array of songs, from snatches of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" to Madonna's "Like a Virgin." But the real star is director Baz Luhrmann, who came up with this infectious concoction that won two Oscars for art direction and costume design as well as six other nods.
Cast
Cast
Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, Garry McDonald, Jacek Koman, Matthew Whittet, Kerry Walker, Catherine O'Connor, Christine Anu, Natalie Mendoza, Lara Mulcahy, David Wenham, Kylie Minogue
Director
Director
Baz Luhrmann
Genres
Genres
Romance, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Musicals
Rent The Nightmare Before Christmas on DVD The Nightmare Before Christmas
Synopsis
Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning.
Cast
Cast
Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, Chris Sarandon, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page, Edward Ivory, Susan McBride, Debi Durst, Greg Proops, Kerry Katz, Randy Crenshaw, Sherwood Ball, Carmen Twillie
Director
Director
Henry Selick
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Animation, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Disney, Winter Holidays, Halloween, Christmas
Rent High School Musical on DVD High School Musical
Synopsis
In this family-friendly phenomenon, basketball star Troy and brainy transfer student Gabriella defy their friends' expectations by choosing the school musical over their usual pursuits. Meanwhile, romance is in the air for the unlikely couple.
Cast
Cast
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed, Chris Warren Jr., Olesya Rulin
Director
Director
Kenny Ortega
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Family Dramas, Kids' Music, Teen Romance, Teen Comedies, Teen Dramas, Ages 8-10, Disney Channel, Ages 11-12, Made-for-TV Movies, Disney
Rent Fame on DVD Fame
Synopsis
When a group of ambitious teenage dancers, musicians and actors enter a new semester at New York's prestigious High School of Performing Arts, they try to make the most out of their chance at stardom in this remake of the Oscar-winning 1980 drama.
Cast
Cast
Kay Panabaker, Walter Perez, Naturi Naughton, Asher Book, Kherington Payne, Collins Pennie, Kristy Flores, Paul McGill, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Debbie Allen, Charles S. Dutton, James Read
Director
Director
Kevin Tancharoen
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Dramas, Musicals, Ballet & Modern Dance, Pop
Rent A Mighty Wind on DVD A Mighty Wind
Synopsis
Satirist in extremis Christopher Guest aims his mockumentary lens at 1960s folk musicians -- specifically, the earnest Folksmen (portrayed by erstwhile Spinal Tappers Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer), the too-perky New Main Street Singers and former lovebirds Mitch & Mickey. As the three acts prepare to reunite for a tribute concert, music and emotions run high. This Grammy winner is a parody in the tradition of Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman.
Cast
Cast
Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, John Michael Higgins, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Michael Hitchcock, Parker Posey, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Fred Willard, Jennifer Coolidge, Jim Piddock, Paul Dooley, Larry Miller
Director
Director
Christopher Guest
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Mockumentaries, Spoofs and Satire, Showbiz Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, American Folk & Bluegrass, Country & Western/Folk
Rent Songcatcher on DVD Songcatcher
Synopsis
During a visit to her sister in Appalachia, a gifted musicologist stumbles upon a musical treasure trove of dozens of Scots-Irish ballads that have been preserved for generations by the local populace and are unknown to the outside world.
Cast
Cast
Janet McTeer, Aidan Quinn, Emmy Rossum, Pat Carroll, Jane Adams, Greg Cook, Stephanie Roth, David Patrick Kelly, E. Katherine Kerr
Director
Director
Maggie Greenwald
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Musicals
Rent Jersey Boys on DVD Jersey Boys
Synopsis
Adapted from the hit Broadway musical, this nostalgic look at the Four Seasons and their bumpy offstage lives stretches across four decades. Each of the musical act's four original members presents a different set of memories from their shared past.
Cast
Cast
John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Johnny Cannizzaro, Renée Marino, Mike Doyle, Christopher Walken, Joey Russo, Donnie Kehr, Erica Piccininni, Freya Tingley, Jeremy Luke
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals
Rent Beauty and the Beast on DVD Beauty and the Beast
Synopsis
In this modern-day Disney animated classic set in 18th-century France, young Belle yearns to escape her ordinary existence -- and her village's boorish suitors -- until she becomes imprisoned in the mansion of a hideous, coldhearted beast. Can Belle help the monster revive the man within?
Cast
Cast
Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury, Bradley Pierce, Rex Everhart, Jesse Corti, Jo Anne Worley
Director
Director
Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Animation, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Kids' Music, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals, Blockbusters, Disney
Rent Inside Llewyn Davis on DVD Inside Llewyn Davis
Synopsis
The Coen Brothers helm this chronicle of struggling musician Llewyn Davis, set during the height of the folk era in the early 1960s. The drama follows Davis through a week of creative highs and lows amid a bleak New York winter.
Cast
Cast
Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake, F. Murray Abraham, Ethan Phillips, Robin Bartlett, Max Casella, Jerry Grayson
Director
Director
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Genres
Genres
Drama, 20th Century Period Pieces, American Folk & Bluegrass, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Country & Western/Folk, Period Pieces
Rent Grease on DVD Grease
Synopsis
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star in this hit musical comedy that chronicles the romantic entanglements of a group of high school seniors, starting with a summer fling between greaser Danny and good girl Sandy.
Cast
Cast
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Barry Pearl, Michael Tucci, Kelly Ward, Didi Conn, Dinah Manoff, Eve Arden, Frankie Avalon, Joan Blondell, Sid Caesar, Lorenzo Lamas
Director
Director
Randal Kleiser
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic Comedies, Teen Comedies, Musicals, Blockbusters
Rent Hedwig and the Angry Inch on DVD Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Synopsis
After a botched sex-change operation, East German glam rocker Hansel (John Cameron Mitchell) becomes Hedwig and travels across the United States with a stage show, following her ex-boyfriend (and former band mate) and telling her life story. Hedwig's offbeat show slays audiences -- but in diners not clubs. Mitchell also wrote and directed the comedy, which won at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards.
Cast
Cast
John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Pitt, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski, Rob Campbell, Andrea Martin, Alberta Watson, Maurice Dean Wint, Michael Aronov
Director
Director
John Cameron Mitchell
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Cult Comedies, Indie Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Musicals, Rock & Pop
Rent High School Musical 3: Senior Year on DVD High School Musical 3: Senior Year
Synopsis
Seniors Troy and Gabriella are having a hard time with the fact that they'll soon be leaving high school behind. But it's nothing a little song and dance won't fix, so they stage a musical expressing their hopes and fears about the future.
Cast
Cast
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Olesya Rulin, Chris Warren Jr., Ryne Sanborn, Kaycee Stroh
Director
Director
Kenny Ortega
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Kids' Music, Family Comedies, Family Dramas, Teen Comedies, Teen Romance, Teen Dramas, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Disney
Rent Pitch Perfect 2 on DVD Pitch Perfect 2
Synopsis
Hoping to be the first American group ever to win a prestigious international a cappella competition, the Barden Bellas return in this song-filled sequel and come up against a rival group of European singers who are also determined to win.
Cast
Cast
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Hailee Steinfeld, Elizabeth Banks, Katey Sagal, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine
Director
Director
Elizabeth Banks
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic Comedies
Rent High School Musical 2 on DVD High School Musical 2
Synopsis
School's out, and Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez have landed summer gigs at an exclusive country club. But what they don't know is that scheming debutante Sharpay Evans arranged the job offers -- all in an effort to steal Troy away from Gabriella.
Cast
Cast
Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Bart Johnson, Alyson Reed, Chris Warren Jr., Jessica Tuck, Robert Curtis Brown, Mark L. Taylor
Director
Director
Kenny Ortega
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Family Dramas, Kids' Music, Teen Romance, Teen Comedies, Teen Dramas, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Made-for-TV Movies, Disney
Rent The Rocky Horror Picture Show on DVD The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Synopsis
This notorious horror parody and cult hit -- a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock 'n' roll, among other things -- tracks the exploits of naïve couple Brad and Janet after they stumble upon the lair of transvestite Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Cast
Cast
Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Meat Loaf, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Charles Gray, Jeremy Newson, Hilary Labow
Director
Director
Jim Sharman
Genres
Genres
Classics, Cult Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Spoofs and Satire, LGBT Comedies, Musicals, Late Night Comedies, Blockbusters
Rent The Blues Brothers on DVD The Blues Brothers
Synopsis
John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd lay waste to Chicago as the title characters, a pair of two-bit crooks on a quest to save the Catholic orphanage where they were raised by reuniting their former band for a charity gig.
Cast
Cast
John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Steve Cropper, Donald Dunn, John Candy, Carrie Fisher, Henry Gibson, Steven Spielberg
Director
Director
John Landis
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Action Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Cult Comedies, Saturday Night Live, Blockbusters
Rent Footloose on DVD Footloose
Synopsis
This special edition of the movie that shot Kevin Bacon to the stratosphere of fame features the actor playing Ren McCormack, a decidedly urban teen who's transplanted to a small Midwestern town where dancing is outlawed. Recruiting his best pal, the quiet Willard (Chris Penn), and his girlfriend (Lori Singer), a clergyman's daughter, Ren starts a revolution by moving to the beat. Includes commentaries, footage from the musical and more.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer, John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Chris Penn, Sarah Jessica Parker, John Laughlin, Elizabeth Gorcey, Frances Lee McCain, Jim Youngs
Director
Director
Herbert Ross
Genres
Genres
Drama, Social Issue Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic Dramas, Teen Dramas, Teen Romance, Musicals, Blockbusters
Rent Pink Floyd: The Wall on DVD Pink Floyd: The Wall
Synopsis
Inspired by the album of the same name, director Alan Parker's revolutionary rock opera traces the troubled past of Pink (Bob Geldof), a depressed rock star at the end of his rope. With the wall as a metaphor for self-inflicted isolation, Pink is lost in despair, feeling trapped and desperately searching for a way out. The Wall's stylized blend of drama, music and Gerald Scarfe's brilliant animation earned the film instant cult status.
Cast
Cast
Bob Geldof, Pink Floyd
Director
Director
Alan Parker
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop, Musicals
Rent South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut on DVD South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
Synopsis
The potty-mouthed kids of "South Park" move to the big screen for this animated musical comedy with a loose plot involving Satan, Saddam Hussein and the corruption of American youth by their Canadian neighbors.
Cast
Cast
Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Issac Hayes, Mary Kay Bergman, Jesse Howell, Anthony Cross-Thomas, Franchesca Clifford, Bruce Howell, Deb Adair, Jennifer Howell, George Clooney, Brent Spiner, Minnie Driver, Dave Foley, Eric Idle
Director
Director
Trey Parker
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Animation for Grown-ups, Spoofs and Satire, Late Night Comedies, Political Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent The Fighting Temptations on DVD The Fighting Temptations
Synopsis
New York City advertising executive Darrin Fox is summoned back to his Georgia hometown to collect a large inheritance after his wealthy aunt dies. But there's one catch: he has to form a successful gospel choir before he can receive the money.
Cast
Cast
Cuba Gooding Jr., Beyoncé Knowles, Mike Epps, Faith Evans, Steve Harvey, Wendell Pierce, LaTanya Richardson, Dave Sheridan, Angie Stone, Rue McClanahan, Melba Moore, Shirley Caesar
Director
Director
Jonathan Lynn
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Gospel Music, Musicals
Rent Newsies on DVD Newsies
Synopsis
It's 1899, and the ragtag orphans who deliver the news to New York City stage a protest when publisher Joseph Pulitzer raises the price they must shell out for their supply of papers. Can they unite the oppressed and fight the powers that be? Inspired by a local trolley workers' strike, newsie Jack Kelly (Christian Bale) sets out to organize the boys into a union, with David Jacobs (David Moscow) as the outfit's brains and Jack as its spokesman.
Cast
Cast
Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret, David Moscow, Luke Edwards, Max Casella, Gabriel Damon, Marty Belafsky, Arvie Lowe Jr.
Director
Director
Kenny Ortega
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Dramas, Musicals, Disney, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Period Pieces, Ages 11-12, Ages 8-10
Rent Hairspray on DVD Hairspray
Synopsis
Ample teen Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) wants nothing more than to be on the hip local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" -- and when her dream comes true, her lively moves and bubbly personality meet with unexpected popularity. But after witnessing firsthand the terrible state of race relations in 1960s Baltimore, Turnblad becomes an outspoken advocate for desegregation. John Waters's comedy inspired the Broadway musical of the same name.
Cast
Cast
Ricki Lake, Divine, Sonny Bono, Deborah Harry, Ruth Brown, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Michael St. Gerard, Leslie Ann Powers, Clayton Prince, Jerry Stiller, Mink Stole, Ric Ocasek, Shawn Thompson
Director
Director
John Waters
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Cult Comedies, Rock & Roll Oldies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Teen Comedies, Musicals, Must-See Musicals
Rent Idlewild on DVD Idlewild
Synopsis
Percival, an introverted piano player, and Rooster, the star performer and manager of a Southern speakeasy -- who's as outgoing as Percival is shy -- struggle to keep alive their dream of making it big against long odds during the Prohibition era.
Cast
Cast
OutKast, André Benjamin, Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams, Cicely Tyson, Macy Gray, Ben Vereen, Patti LaBelle, Ving Rhames
Director
Director
Bryan Barber
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Crime Dramas, Mobster, Musicals, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Soul Men on DVD Soul Men
Synopsis
Two decades ago, Louis and Floyd went their separate ways when their band broke up. But when their group's former front man dies, the two feuding singers agree to put aside their differences for a tribute concert at the Apollo Theater.
Cast
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, Sharon Leal, Adam Herschman, Sean Hayes, Affion Crockett, Fatso-Fasano, Jackie Long, Mike Epps, John Legend
Director
Director
Malcolm D. Lee
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Showbiz Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, African-American Comedies, Musicals
Rent Annie: Special Anniversary Edition on DVD Annie: Special Anniversary Edition
Synopsis
Based on the Depression-era comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," this adaptation of the smash Broadway musical follows America's favorite urchin as she captures Daddy Warbucks's heart with her optimism -- and dodges the treacherous orphanage matron.
Cast
Cast
Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters, Aileen Quinn, Geoffrey Holder, Roger Minami, Toni Ann Gisondi, Rosanne Sorrentino
Director
Director
John Huston
Genres
Genres
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Rent Annie on DVD Annie
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Adapting the blockbuster Broadway musical for the big screen, this heartwarming tale charts the sad childhood of spirited little orphan Annie. But after tycoon Benjamin Stacks rescues her, Annie's life is transformed in ways she never imagined.
Cast
Cast
Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Jamie Foxx, Bobby Cannavale, Quvenzhané Wallis
Director
Director
Will Gluck
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Contemporary Movie Musicals
Rent Dancer in the Dark on DVD Dancer in the Dark
Synopsis
Nearly blind Selma (Björk), a Czech immigrant who dwells in a mental world of fantastical song and dance, performs a haunting act of deliverance when a neighbor (David Morse) steals the money she'd been saving for her young son's vision-saving operation. Vladica Kostic, Catherine Deneuve, Stellan Skarsgard and Cara Seymour co-star in director Lars von Trier's gut-wrenchingly emotional film set in 1960s Washington state.
Cast
Cast
Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare, Joel Grey, Cara Seymour, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier, Zeljko Ivanek, Stellan Skarsgård, Vladica Kostic
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Director
Lars von Trier
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Rent Little Shop of Horrors on DVD Little Shop of Horrors
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Plant yourself in front of the tube and veg out with Frank Oz's horticultural horror flick. Gawky Seymour Krelborn looking for a way to save his job in a ramshackle, skid row flower shop, purchases a curious exotic plant hoping it will make business bloom. And it does. There's just one problem: The little creeper possesses a rapacious appetite for fresh human plasma and it's mushrooming out of control!
Cast
Cast
Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, Tichina Arnold, Michelle Weeks, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Levi Stubbs, James Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest, Bill Murray
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Director
Frank Oz
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Genres
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Rent Fantasia 2000 on DVD Fantasia 2000
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Blending lively music and brilliant animation, this remake of the original Fantasia breathes new life into Disney's masterpiece. The Sorcerer's Apprentice reappears, and seven new shorts debut in this updated production.
Cast
Cast
Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones, Penn Jillette, Teller, James Levine, Angela Lansbury, Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck
Director
Director
James Algar, Gaetan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Hendel Butoy, Francis Glebas, Eric Goldberg, Don Hahn, Pixote Hunt
Genres
Genres
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Rent Evita on DVD Evita
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It's easy to see Adolf Hitler's long shadow hanging over this true story about power and fame. In 1930s Argentina, small-town girl Evita (Madonna) enters show business, becomes a star and ends up married to President Juan Perón (Jonathan Pryce). Her position as the nation's most beloved woman makes her a martyr upon her death. The enigmatic Ché (Antonio Banderas) narrates the story.
Cast
Cast
Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail, Victoria Sus, Julian Littman, Olga Merediz, Laura Pallas, Julia Worsley, María Luján Hidalgo, Servando Villamil, Andrea Corr, Peter Polycarpou, Gary Brooker, Maite Yerro, Billie Piper
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Director
Alan Parker
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Genres
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Rent Repo! The Genetic Opera on DVD Repo! The Genetic Opera
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In the near future, a biotech company saves mankind with synthetic replacements for failed organs. But those who default on their new liver or heart are subject to repossession. Shilo (Alexa Vega) navigates this dystopia while searching for a cure for her rare illness. Her odyssey is set to a number of catchy songs in this tongue-in-cheek opera. Paris Hilton, Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head and Sarah Brightman round out the deliciously diverse cast.
Cast
Cast
Alexa PenaVega, Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton, Bill Moseley, Dean Armstrong, Nivek Ogre, Sarah Powers
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Director
Darren Lynn Bousman
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Genres
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Rent Fame on DVD Fame
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Competition is fierce at New York City's High School for the Performing Arts. The kids who attend it have big dreams and the talent to make them come true. This Academy Award-winning, Montgomery, Doris, Raul.
Cast
Cast
Irene Cara, Eddie Barth, Lee Curreri, Paul McCrane, Laura Dean, Gene Anthony Ray, Antonia Franceschi, Boyd Gaines, Anne Meara, Albert Hague, Teresa Hughes, Steve Inwood, Barry Miller, Jim Moody, Debbie Allen, Richard Belzer, Isaac Mizrahi, Meg Tilly
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Director
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Genres
Drama, Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Romance & Cigarettes on DVD Romance & Cigarettes
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Adulterer Nick must face the fallout of his affair with foul-mouthed Tula when his stolid wife and daughters Constance, Baby and Rosebud wise up. But when they can't find the right words to express their anger, everyone breaks into song.
Cast
Cast
James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi, Bobby Cannavale, Mandy Moore, Mary-Louise Parker, Aida Turturro, Christopher Walken, Kumar Pallana, Eddie Izzard
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Director
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Genres
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Rent Popeye on DVD Popeye
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During a storm that wrecks his ship, super-strong sailor Popeye washes ashore and winds up rooming at the Oyl household, where he meets Olive. Before he can win her heart, he must first contend with her fiancé, Bluto.
Cast
Cast
Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith, Richard Libertini, Donald Moffat, Macintyre Dixon, Roberta Maxwell, Donovan Scott, Allan F. Nicholls, Wesley Ivan Hurt, Bill Irwin, Robert Fortier, Linda Hunt, Wayne Robson, Dennis Franz
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Director
Robert Altman
Genres
Genres
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Rent Camp on DVD Camp
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Camp Ovation is a performing arts summer camp where talented kids come to spread their wings. Among them are Vlad (Daniel Letterle), a "bona fide straight boy"; Ellen (Joanna Chilcoat), a megastar with huge insecurities; and Michael (Robin de Jesus), who's struggling with his sexual identity. Their director, Bert Hanlon (Don Dixon), is a washed-up has-been -- but the kids have at least as much to teach him as he has to teach them.
Cast
Cast
Don Dixon, Anna Kendrick, Daniel Letterle, Joanna Chilcoat, Robin de Jesus, Steven Cutts, Vince Rimoldi, Kahiry Bess, Chris Spain, Sasha Allen, Alana Allen, Egle Petraityte, Dequina Moore, Stephen DiMenna, Tiffany Taylor, Stephen Sondheim
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Director
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Genres
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Rent The Wiz on DVD The Wiz
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Motown's Oscar-nominated take on L. Frank Baum's ageless tale stars Diana Ross as Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy, who exits a family gathering to search for her lost pooch, Toto, gets caught in a blizzard and is transported to the magical land of Oz.
Cast
Cast
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Director
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Genres
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Rent A Chorus Line on DVD A Chorus Line
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Based on the smash hit Broadway musical with a score by Marvin Hamlisch and starring Michael Douglas, A Chorus Line tells the story of a group of young dancers auditioning for a part in a new show. It includes such song hits as "What I Did for Love," "Dance 10, Looks 3" and "At the Ballet." The stage version won many Tony Awards and even a Pulitzer Prize.
Cast
Cast
Michael Douglas, Alyson Reed, Terrence Mann, Sharon Brown, Vicki Frederick, Cameron English, Yamil Borges, Gregg Burge, Audrey Landers, Pam Klinger, Blane Savage, Michael Blevins
Director
Director
Richard Attenborough
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Helmed by director John Waters, this kitschy comedy set in 1950s Baltimore stars Johnny Depp as Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker, a street hood who falls for a goody-two-shoes girl. The unlikely romance sparks a battle between rival factions.
Cast
Cast
Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell, Polly Bergen, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, Kim McGuire, Darren E. Burrows, Stephen Mailer, Mink Stole, Troy Donahue, Joey Heatherton, Patricia Hearst, Willem Dafoe
Director
Director
John Waters
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Genres
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Rent Camp Rock on DVD Camp Rock
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Despite Mitchie's (Demi Lovato) beautiful voice and musical aspirations, the only way she can attend the pricey rock camp she wants to go to is to help in the kitchen -- a fact she goes to great lengths to hide. But when celebrity camp counselor Shane Gray (Joe Jonas of the teen pop band the Jonas Brothers) overhears her singing without ever seeing her face, he makes it his mission to find the girl whose voice has captured his heart.
Cast
Cast
Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Nick Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Meaghan Jette Martin, Alyson Stoner, Maria Canals-Barrera, Julie Brown, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, Daniel Fathers, Roshon Fegan, Jordan Francis, Jasmine Richards
Director
Director
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Rent Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on DVD Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
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When he's not busy breaking the law or trying to get close to his secret crush, Penny, supervillain wannabe Dr. Horrible boasts about his exploits via his Internet video blog and dreams of defeating his nemesis, Captain Hammer.
Cast
Cast
Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Simon Helberg
Director
Director
Joss Whedon
Genres
Genres
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On his way to join the Army during the Vietnam War, quiet and conservative Claude (John Savage) travels from Oklahoma to New York City, where he befriends a group of fun Central Park hippies and falls in love with a beautiful society girl named Sheila (Beverly D'Angelo). Directed by Milos Forman, this Broadway musical turned motion picture features the beautiful choreography of Twyla Tharp and hit songs such as "Aquarius."
Cast
Cast
Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, John Savage, Cheryl Barnes, Don Dacus, Ronnie Dyson, Annie Golden, Melba Moore, Dorsey Wright, Charlotte Rae
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Director
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Rent All That Jazz on DVD All That Jazz
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Bob Fosse's Oscar-winning autobiographical film celebrates the raunchy underbelly of show business. Successful director-choreographer Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider) is at the top of the Broadway heap. But he stands powerless as his world slowly collapses around him. His obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of Dexedrine keep him going. Soon, it's clear Gideon will have to make a choice -- his art or his life.
Cast
Cast
Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Ann Reinking, Leland Palmer, Cliff Gorman, Ben Vereen, Erzsebet Foldi, Michael Tolan, Max Wright, William LeMassena, Irene Kane, Anthony Holland, John Lithgow
Director
Director
Bob Fosse
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Biographies, Musicals, Blockbusters
Rent Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor ... on DVD Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor ...
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The Biblical story of Joseph is set to music in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's production. When Jacob's (Richard Attenborough) favorite son Joseph (Donny Osmond) is sold into slavery by his envious siblings, Joseph ends up in jail but soon starts to interpret the Pharaoh's (Robert Torti) dreams. Catapulted by his newfound fame, Joseph becomes an Egyptian power player. Lloyd Webber's music offers something for everyone, from calypso to Elvis.
Cast
Cast
Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough, Joan Collins, Robert Torti, Christopher Biggins, Alex Jennings, Ian McNeice
Director
Director
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Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent Purple Rain on DVD Purple Rain
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In his semi-autobiographical film debut, Prince plays a hip Minneapolis club musician known as The Kid who struggles with a tumultuous home life and his own smoldering anger. He takes refuge in his music and in a budding relationship with a beautiful young singer, Apollonia (Apollonia). Winner of both an Academy Award and a Grammy for Best Original Musical Score, Purple Rain also stars Clarence Williams III and Morris Day.
Cast
Cast
Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III, Jerome Benton, Billy Sparks, Jill Jones, Charles Huntsberry
Director
Director
Albert Magnoli
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals, Blockbusters
Rent Honeydripper on DVD Honeydripper
Synopsis
Danny Glover stars as Pine Top Purvis, owner of an Alabama juke joint whose glory days are gone and debts are piling up. To save his club, Purvis hires R&B sensation Guitar Sam. But when Sam doesn't show, desperate times call for desperate measures. Now, the only cure for Pine Top's blues is to bust a local guitar-playing vagabond out of jail and have him masquerade as Guitar Sam long enough to fill the club and collect the cash.
Cast
Cast
Danny Glover, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Yaya DaCosta, Charles S. Dutton, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Stacy Keach, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Davenia McFadden, Daryl Edwards, Sean Patrick Thomas
Director
Director
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Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, African-American Dramas, Indie Dramas, Blues, Musicals, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Xanadu on DVD Xanadu
Synopsis
Concerned about angst-ridden artist Sonny, Zeus dispatches winsome muse Kira to Earth to inspire the painter. Kira hooks Sonny up with a musician Kira buoyed decades earlier, and the trio revamps a vacant building into a disco roller rink.
Cast
Cast
Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck, James Sloyan, Dimitra Arliss, Katie Hanley, Renn Woods
Director
Director
Robert Greenwald
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent A Star Is Born on DVD A Star Is Born
Synopsis
This Academy Award-winning remake of a heartbreaking 1954 musical features Barbra Streisand in the role immortalized by Judy Garland. Esther Hoffman (Streisand) is on the brink of stardom, thanks to her monumental singing talent and her nurturing mentor, John Norman Howard (Kris Kristofferson), a veteran rocker who's also her lover. Unfortunately, his once-bright luster is on the wane, and her rise bristles against his impending decline.
Cast
Cast
Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Oliver Clark, Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Marta Heflin, M.G. Kelly, Sally Kirkland, Joanne Linville
Director
Director
Frank Pierson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals, Blockbusters
Rent I'll Be There on DVD I'll Be There
Synopsis
In this British comedy, a pop star has-been (Craig Ferguson) discovers he has a teenage daughter -- the fruit of a long-forgotten weekend tryst -- living in Wales and latches on to fatherhood as a way to pull his life together. The plot thickens when he finally meets the girl (played by Charlotte Church, a famous singer in real life) and realizes she's inherited his musical genes and is poised for fame herself.
Cast
Cast
Craig Ferguson, Charlotte Church, Jemma Redgrave, Joss Ackland, Ralph Brown, Ian McNeice, Imelda Staunton, Anthony Head, Stephen Noonan, Joseph Alessi, Ravi Aujla, Marion Bailey, Dominic Cooper, Poppy Elliott, Danny Webb
Director
Director
Craig Ferguson
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, United Kingdom
Rent The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas on DVD The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Synopsis
A sheriff and a whorehouse madam team up to battle publicity-seeking politicians and the Moral Majority to protect their town's most popular business, the "Chicken Ranch," a notorious Texas whorehouse, from the threat of closure.
Cast
Cast
Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning, Jim Nabors, Robert Mandan, Lois Nettleton, Theresa Merritt, Noah Beery Jr., Barry Corbin, Ken Magee, Mary Jo Catlett, Mary Louise Wilson
Director
Director
Colin Higgins
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic Comedies, Musicals, Blockbusters
Rent Josie and the Pussycats on DVD Josie and the Pussycats
Synopsis
They're three small-time girls with big-time dreams. The comic-book rockers go live-action in this music-business parody. Josie (Rachael Leigh Cook) and her pussycats, Melody (Tara Reid) and Valerie (Rosario Dawson), think they've hit it big when they get a call from record-company executive Alan Cumming. But their claws come out when they discover they're shills in a plot to feed teens subliminal messages!
Cast
Cast
Rachael Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Gabriel Mann, Paulo Costanzo, Missi Pyle, Alan Cumming, Parker Posey, Carson Daly, Donald Faison, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Kenneth Edmonds, Eugene Levy
Director
Director
Harry Elfont, Deborah Kaplan
Genres
Genres
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Rent The Saddest Music in the World on DVD The Saddest Music in the World
Synopsis
<b></b>During the Great Depression, beer baroness Lady Port-Huntley (Isabella Rossellini) offers a $25,000 prize to the composer who can write the saddest music in the world. Musicians from around the globe travel to Winnipeg to vie for the cash, including a failed Broadway producer, a cellist just returned from postwar Serbia and a bereaved father wracked with guilt over the accidental amputation of the legs of his one true love.
Cast
Cast
Mark McKinney, Isabella Rossellini, Maria de Medeiros, David Fox, Ross McMillan, Louis Negin, Darcy Fehr, Claude Dorge, Talia Pura, Jeff Sutton, Graeme Valentin
Director
Director
Guy Maddin
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, 20th Century Period Pieces, Experimental, Period Pieces
Rent Cinderella on DVD Cinderella
Synopsis
In Disney's Emmy-winning update of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic fairy tale, Cinderella (Brandy) believes in the impossible, and not even a wicked stepmother and stepsisters can keep her from her prince. Whitney Houston as the fairy godmother heads an all-star cast that includes Paolo Montalban, Bernadette Peters, Whoopi Goldberg and Jason Alexander. Three additional Richard Rodgers songs not included in the original score add to the magic.
Cast
Cast
Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, Victor Garber, Veanne Cox, Natalie Desselle, Paolo Montalban
Director
Director
Robert Iscove
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Made-for-TV Movies, Musicals, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, ABC
Rent The Singing Detective on DVD The Singing Detective
Synopsis
Out of boredom, a bedridden novelist reworks (in his mind) the story of his first book, putting himself in the role of the title character, the Singing Detective. He concocts a fantasy world in which he's in hot pursuit of Nazis in the 1940s.
Cast
Cast
Robert Downey Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Northam, Katie Holmes, Adrien Brody, Jon Polito, Carla Gugino, Saul Rubinek, Alfre Woodard
Director
Director
Keith Gordon
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Mystery
Rent Masked & Anonymous on DVD Masked & Anonymous
Synopsis
Amid a decaying society in the future, troubadour Jack Fate (Bob Dylan) is busted out of prison by his former manager (John Goodman) so he can perform one last concert that may rekindle his career -- and perhaps bring together his divided country, which is torn by civil war. Supported by a star-studded ensemble cast, this contemplative drama features performances of several Dylan tunes, including "Down in the Flood," "Cold Irons Bound" and more.
Cast
Cast
Bob Dylan, John Goodman, Jessica Lange, Luke Wilson, Jeff Bridges, Penélope Cruz, Reggie Lee, Laura Harring, Angela Bassett, Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Mickey Rourke, Giovanni Ribisi, Ed Harris, Chris Penn, Val Kilmer, Cheech Marin
Director
Director
Larry Charles
Genres
Genres
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Rent Bugsy Malone on DVD Bugsy Malone
Synopsis
With a cast of child actors -- including Scott Baio as the titular Bugsy Malone and Jodie Foster as a speakeasy songbird -- director Alan Parker's audacious musical sends up Prohibition-era mobster flicks. Young wiseguy Bugsy finds himself drawn into a turf war when a rival gang unleashes its newest weapon, the splurge gun -- which fires whipped cream instead of bullets. Paul Williams snagged an Oscar nomination for the film's score.
Cast
Cast
Scott Baio, Jodie Foster, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi, Martin Lev, Paul J. Murphy, Sheridan Russell, Albin Humpty Jenkins, Paul Chirelstein, Andrew Paul, Davidson Knight
Director
Director
Alan Parker
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Kids' Music, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent New York, New York on DVD New York, New York
Synopsis
In post-World War II New York City, aspiring saxophonist Jimmy Doyle (Robert De Niro) takes an orchestra gig to be with up-and-coming chanteuse Francine (Liza Minnelli). They wed soon thereafter, but the stress of two artists struggling to succeed spells romantic disaster. Mary Kay Place and Lionel Stander co-star in director Martin Scorsese's sparkling homage to the Big Band era, which features one of the most recognizable theme songs of all time.
Cast
Cast
Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, Lionel Stander, Barry Primus, Mary Kay Place, Georgie Auld, George Memmoli, Dick Miller, Murray Moston, Clarence Clemons, Dimitri Logothetis
Director
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, 20th Century Period Pieces, Musicals, Period Pieces
Rent Grease 2 on DVD Grease 2
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Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Stephanie Zinone, the leader of Rydell High's sexy and sassy Pink Ladies who catches the eye of Michael Carrington (Maxwell Caulfield), the nerdy new kid on the block fresh from England. The only way Michael will ever be the object of Stephanie's affection is if he shapes up and become as cool as the T-Birds, the male counterpart to the Pink Ladies. Let the transformation begin!
Cast
Cast
Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy, Alison Price, Pamela Adlon, Adrian Zmed, Peter Frechette, Christopher McDonald, Leif Green, Didi Conn, Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, Dody Goodman, Tab Hunter, Dick Patterson, Connie Stevens, Eddie Deezen
Director
Director
Patricia Birch
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Romantic Comedies, Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals
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Synopsis
Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's story, this Oscar-winning musical stars Barbra Streisand as Yentl, the bookish daughter of a Talmud teacher who instructs her even though it's forbidden to teach the sacred text to girls. Determined to continue her schooling after her father dies, Yentl disguises herself as a boy to gain entry to a yeshiva. There, she meets the brilliant Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), who only has eyes for Hadass (Amy Irving).
Cast
Cast
Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff, Steven Hill, Allan Corduner, Ruth Goring, David De Keyser, Bernard Spear, Doreen Mantle, Lynda Baron, Jack Lynn
Director
Director
Barbra Streisand
Genres
Genres
Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Romantic Dramas, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Judaica, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films
Rent Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical on DVD Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical
Synopsis
Innocent, small-town Jimmy (Christian Campbell) discovers the dangers of marijuana in this campy musical remake of the 1930s cult classic. Lured by the wily Jack (Steven Weber) into a den of iniquity presided over by fallen dame Mae (Ana Gasteyer), Jimmy soon forgets about his beloved Mary Lane (Kristen Bell). Will he succumb to the madness? Alan Cumming, John Kassir, Amy Spanger and Neve Cambpell co-star in director Andy Fickman's satire.
Cast
Cast
Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming, Ana Gasteyer, John Kassir, Amy Spanger, Robert Torti, Steven Weber, Kevin McNulty
Director
Director
Andy Fickman
Genres
Genres
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Rent Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same on DVD Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same
Synopsis
The pioneers of hard rock take the stage -- and blow your mind. Led Zeppelin storm Madison Square Garden in this collection of footage taken from their legendary performances at the New York venue in 1973. Adding to the musical power and drama are hallucinatory fantasy sequences meant to illustrate each band member's mental state. Songs performed in this swirl of sound and vision include "Black Dog," "Stairway to Heaven" and "Whole Lotta Love."
Cast
Cast
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin
Director
Director
Joe Massot, Peter Clifton
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Classic Rock, Rock & Pop, Must-See Concerts
Rent Once Upon a Mattress on DVD Once Upon a Mattress
Synopsis
When she advertises for a princess to marry her romantically challenged son, Queen Aggravain never expects to get an applicant like Princess "Fred," a girl who swears she's shy -- and is clearly anything but.
Cast
Cast
Carol Burnett, Tracey Ullman, Denis O'Hare, Zooey Deschanel, Matthew Morrison, Michael Boatman, Tom Smothers, Edward Hibbert, Michelle Harrison, Tara Wilson
Director
Director
Kathleen Marshall
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Made-for-TV Movies, Musicals
Rent Bound for Glory on DVD Bound for Glory
Synopsis
Frustrated sign painter Woodie Guthrie (David Carradine) leaves his family in Depression-era Texas and heads to California. Work is scarce and hope is even harder to find. But a socially conscious radio performer (Ronny Cox) helps Guthrie bring his music to the masses and inspire generations of Americans. Based on the folk singer's autobiography, the film earned Academy Awards for its lush cinematography and faithful score.
Cast
Cast
David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, Elizabeth Macey, Robert Ginty
Director
Director
Hal Ashby
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Showbiz Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, 20th Century Period Pieces, American Folk & Bluegrass, Country & Western/Folk, Period Pieces
Rent Honkytonk Man on DVD Honkytonk Man
Synopsis
Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this musical drama about a country singer who must exorcise his demons before he can find true success. Irresponsible Red Stovall changes his approach to life when he's invited to audition at the Grand Ole Opry. On his way there, Red encounters his teenage nephew, Whit (Clint's son Kyle Eastwood), whose mother has urged him to accompany Red to ensure he gets to the Opry safely.
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Cast
Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, John McIntire, Alexa Kenin, Verna Bloom, Matt Clark, Barry Corbin, Jerry Hardin, Joe Regalbuto
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
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Rent Cannibal! The Musical on DVD Cannibal! The Musical
Synopsis
Featuring riotous tunes, crass humor and sight gags galore, this hilarious genre bender set in 1873 chronicles the tale of Alferd Packer (Trey Parker of "South Park" fame) -- the only American ever found guilty of cannibalism. With Packer at the helm, a party of gold prospectors gets stranded in the midst of a savage Rocky Mountain winter, and next thing you know, ribs and liver are on the menu. "South Park" co-creator Matt Stone also stars.
Cast
Cast
Trey Parker, Toddy Walters, Jason McHugh, Matt Stone, Dian Bachar
Director
Director
Trey Parker
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Cult Comedies, Musicals
Rent The Five Heartbeats on DVD The Five Heartbeats
Synopsis
Rhythm-and-blues artists such as the Temptations and Sam Cooke served as the inspiration for filmmaker Robert Townsend's ambitious movie about five urban friends who climb the stairway to stardom. On their journey to the zenith of the 1960s music scene, the group overcomes rigged talent contests, double-dealing record company bigwigs, racial barriers, substance abuse, isolation and internecine squabbles -- only to find emptiness at the top.
Cast
Cast
Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon, Harry Lennix, Tico Wells, Diahann Carroll, Harold Nicholas
Director
Director
Robert Townsend
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, African-American Dramas, Musicals
Rent Sparkle on DVD Sparkle
Synopsis
When three singing sisters from Harlem hit the big time, they end up losing one another in this musical melodrama set in the 1950s. While the oldest sister (Lonette McKee) falls victim to drugs and a gangster lover, the youngest (Irene Cara) becomes a superstar -- though not before overcoming all sorts of obstacles. Curtis Mayfield provides a great set of songs, and McKee sings them with style and power in this Supremes-inspired story.
Cast
Cast
Mary Alice, Dorian Harewood, Lonette McKee, Paul Lambert, Irene Cara, Beatrice Winde, Tony King
Director
Director
Sam O'Steen
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Dramas, African-American Dramas, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces, Musicals
Rent The Other Side of the Bed on DVD The Other Side of the Bed
Synopsis
In Madrid, two young couples (Ernesto Alterio and Paz Vega, Guillermo Toledo and Natalia Verbeke) are on a quest to find endless happiness together -- if only each of them could decide who it is they want to end up with. As they trade lovers over and over again, they find none of the bliss they were searching for, and a palpable erotic friction begins to grow between them.
Cast
Cast
Ernesto Alterio, Paz Vega, Guillermo Toledo, Natalia Verbeke, Alberto San Juan, Maria Esteve, Ramón Barea, Nathalie Poza, Secun de la Rosa, Carol Salvador
Director
Director
Emilio Martinez Lazaro
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Indie Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Foreign Romance, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign Musicals, Spanish Language, Spain
Rent Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure on DVD Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure
Synopsis
When a talent scout gives her the green light to go on to bigger and better things in New York City, Sharpay Evans expects an easy bop to the top on Broadway. But the city's charms are clouded by a scheming singer who will do anything to get ahead.
Cast
Cast
Ashley Tisdale, Austin Butler, Cameron Goodman, Alec Mapa, Jack Plotnick, Robert Curtis Brown, Jessica Tuck, Pat Mastroianni, Bradley Steven Perry, Lauren Collins
Director
Director
Michael Lembeck
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Kids' Music, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Disney
Rent Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on DVD Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Synopsis
The Beatles's album comes to life populated with 1970s pop stars. Mean Mr. Mustard menaces the happy hamlet of Heartland until pop wunderkind Billy Shears resurrects the villain's musical nemeses, the titular band, bringing mirth back to the town.
Cast
Cast
Peter Frampton, Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Frankie Howerd, Paul Nicholas, Donald Pleasence, Sandy Farina, Dianne Steinberg, Steve Martin, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Billy Preston, Max Showalter, The Bee Gees
Director
Director
Michael Schultz
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Moonlight Serenade on DVD Moonlight Serenade
Synopsis
After semiprofessional piano player Nate Holden (Alec Newman) discovers that the lovely coat check girl at a nearby jazz club (Amy Adams) has the voice of an angel, he soon finds himself in a musical partnership with the aspiring chanteuse. As the pair's melodic collaboration at the nightclub deepens, their professional relationship takes a turn toward the personal. This musical from director Giancarlo Tallarico co-stars Moon Bloodgood.
Cast
Cast
Amy Adams, Alec Newman, JB Blanc, Moon Bloodgood, Scott G. Anderson, Justin Carroll, Scott Cohen, Michael Cavanaugh, Joey DeFrancesco, Jeremy Glazer, Felix J. Boyle, Khani Cole, Kenneth Colom, Nikki Davis
Director
Director
Giancarlo Tallarico
Genres
Genres
Romance, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Were the World Mine on DVD Were the World Mine
Synopsis
When his drama teacher casts him as Puck in his school's upcoming production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Timothy turns in an inspired performance, whipping up a fittingly Shakespearean love potion with the power to turn people gay.
Cast
Cast
Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams, Jill Larson, Ricky Goldman, Nathaniel David Becker, Christian Stolte, David Darlow, Parker Croft
Director
Director
Tom Gustafson
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Romantic LGBT, LGBT Comedies, Musicals
Rent The Cotton Club on DVD The Cotton Club
Synopsis
Richard Gere plays his own cornet solos in Francis Ford Coppola's story of a jazz musician at the titular 1930s legendary nightclub. When Dixie Dwyer (Gere) saves the life of mobster Dutch Schultz (James Remar), he finds he must fight for his own life when he falls for the psychotic gangster's moll. Coppola and his Godfather co-writers Mario Puzo and William Kennedy combine musical performances with a classic mobster story.
Cast
Cast
Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee, Bob Hoskins, James Remar, Nicolas Cage, Allen Garfield, Fred Gwynne, Gwen Verdon, Lisa Jane Persky
Director
Director
Francis Ford Coppola
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Crime Dramas, Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent The Music Man on DVD The Music Man
Synopsis
Matthew Broderick takes a turn as the world's most charismatic con man, Professor Harold Hill, as he uses his "musical expertise" to form a community band in this filmed Broadway revival of Meredith Willson's classic show "The Music Man." Join the citizens of River City in this wonderful slice of Americana as they joyously perform such hummable tunes as "Ya Got Trouble," "Marian the Librarian," "76 Trombones" and "Till There Was You."
Cast
Cast
Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber, Debra Monk, Molly Shannon, David Aaron Baker, Cameron Monaghan, Clyde Alves, Cameron Adams, Patrick McKenna, Megan Moniz, Richard Fitzpatrick
Director
Director
Jeff Bleckner
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals, Made-for-TV Movies, ABC
Rent Mama, I Want to Sing! on DVD Mama, I Want to Sing!
Synopsis
Talented young singer Amara (portrayed by Grammy winner Ciara) is torn between her newfound desire to perform secular music and her love for her family and the religious music she grew up with. After her preacher father dies, Amara gives up singing -- and when she's finally able to overcome her grief and remember his advice to follow her dream, her mother (Lynn Whitfield) disapproves of her career choice. Patti LaBelle and Billy Zane co-star.
Cast
Cast
Ciara, Patti LaBelle, Ben Vereen, Billy Zane, Ne-Yo, Lynn Whitfield, Hill Harper, Ralph E. Tresvant, Shonda Farr, Juanita Bynum
Director
Director
Charles Randolph-Wright
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals
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