Top 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 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 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 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, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Elizabeth Banks, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Ben Platt, Kelley Jakle, Ester Dean, Shelley Regner
Director
Director
Jason Moore
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Musicals, Contemporary Movie 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, Patrick John Flueger, Andie MacDowell, Maggie Jones, Ser'Darius Blain
Director
Director
Craig Brewer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Dance, Musicals
Rent Mary Poppins on DVD Mary Poppins
Synopsis
Julie Andrews made her screen debut and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the "practically perfect" nanny who revolutionizes the prim and proper Banks family in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Disney classic.
Cast
Cast
Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Reta Shaw, Karen Doctrice, Matthew Garber, Elsa Lanchester, Arthur Treacher, Reginald Owen, Ed Wynn
Director
Director
Robert Stevenson
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Classics, Family Comedies, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Kids' Music, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Book Characters, Disney, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10
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 The Sound of Music on DVD The Sound of Music
Synopsis
In Rodgers and Hammerstein's greatest collaboration, a feisty postulant named Maria (Julie Andrews) is sent to care for the unruly, motherless Von Trapp children. She soon tames them -- and finds herself falling for their stern father (Christopher Plummer). Oscar-winning director Robert Wise used stunning Austrian locations to transform the popular stage musical into a cinema classic in which the hills truly seemed to come alive.
Cast
Cast
Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, Charmian Carr, Nicholas Hammond, Heather Menzies-Urich, Duane Chase, Angela Cartwright, Debbie Turner, Kym Karath
Director
Director
Robert Wise
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Family Classics, Romance Classics, Classic Dramas, Musicals, Show Tunes
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 Wizard of Oz on DVD The Wizard of Oz
Synopsis
There's no place like home for young Dorothy (Judy Garland), who's been swept away from her farm in Kansas to a wonderland of munchkins, flying monkeys and different-colored horses. She must follow the Yellow Brick Road to the all-knowing Wizard of Oz to find her way home. Along the way, she meets the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger), the Tin Man (Jack Haley) and the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), who help her fend off the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton).
Cast
Cast
Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke, Margaret Hamilton, Charley Grapewin, Clara Blandick
Director
Director
Victor Fleming
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Family Classics, Family Adventures, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Book Characters, Musicals, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
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 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 Singin' in the Rain on DVD Singin' in the Rain
Synopsis
Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor combine their talents in one of the greatest big-screen musicals ever made, a two-time Oscar nominee that includes the songs "Good Morning," "Make 'Em Laugh" and the iconic title tune. When Hollywood attempts the transition from silent films to talkies, a matinee idol (Kelly) hopes to make the cut. But he's hampered by a silent-movie queen (Jean Hagen) with a voice like fingernails on a blackboard.
Cast
Cast
Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Douglas Fowley, Rita Moreno
Director
Director
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Romance Classics, Musicals
Rent My Fair Lady: Special Edition on DVD My Fair Lady: Special Edition
Synopsis
In this classic cinematic version of the Broadway smash, Audrey Hepburn is at her most radiant as Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl transformed into a poised duchess by Professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison, reprising his Broadway role). The restored and remastered special edition includes an audio commentary with crew members and Doolittle's singing voice, Marni Nixon. The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfred Hyde-White, Gladys Cooper, Jeremy Brett, Theodore Bikel, Mona Washbourne, Isobel Elsom, John Holland, Alan Napier, Marni Nixon
Director
Director
George Cukor
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Show Tunes, Musicals, Must-See Musicals
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 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 Fiddler on the Roof on DVD Fiddler on the Roof
Synopsis
Director Norman Jewison chronicles the trials of Jewish peasant Tevye, the humble father of three strong-willed daughters and husband to oft-objecting wife Golde in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Cast
Cast
Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picon, Paul Mann, Rosalind Harris, Michele Marsh, Neva Small, Paul Michael Glaser, Ray Lovelock
Director
Director
Norman Jewison
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Judaica, Musicals, Period Pieces
Rent West Side Story on DVD West Side Story
Synopsis
Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, this classic musical set among the tenements of New York City finds star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony caught in the midst of a turf war between rival street gangs.
Cast
Cast
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente
Director
Director
Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Tearjerkers, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent The Producers on DVD The Producers
Synopsis
Rapacious but lovable producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) hasn't had a hit in years when, quite by accident, he and his meek, neurotic accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), come up with a plot to oversell shares in a surefire flop musical and make off with the profits. The catch is that their cash cow, "Springtime for Hitler," is the worst show ever written. Mel Brooks directs this comic gem that inspired the Broadway musical of the same name.
Cast
Cast
Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars, Lee Meredith, Christopher Hewett, Andréas Voutsinas, Estelle Winwood, Renée Taylor, William Hickey, David Patch
Director
Director
Mel Brooks
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Showbiz Comedies, Musicals
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 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, Elizabeth Banks, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Ben Platt, Hailee Steinfeld, Katey Sagal, Kelley Jakle, Ester Dean, Shelley Regner
Director
Director
Elizabeth Banks
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Romantic Comedies, Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals
Rent La La Land on DVD La La Land
Synopsis
While pursuing showbiz fame, jazz pianist Sebastian falls for aspiring actress Mia, and the two embark on an intense love affair. But as their separate paths of ambition force them to make tough choices, their relationship starts to fray.
Cast
Cast
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Meagen Fay, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Tom Everett, Josh Pence
Director
Director
Damien Chazelle
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Musicals, Showbiz Dramas, Romantic Dramas
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 Funny Face on DVD Funny Face
Synopsis
Fred Astaire's inimitable dancing feet come full circle in George and Ira Gershwin's airy 1957 musical gambol about high-fashion photography in Paris, co-starring a luminous Audrey Hepburn as a newly discovered fashion model.
Cast
Cast
Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng, Dovima, Suzy Parker, Sunny Hartnett, Jean Del Val, Virginia Gibson, Sue England, Ruta Lee, Alex Gerry, Iphigenie Castiglioni
Director
Director
Stanley Donen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on DVD Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Synopsis
Dick Van Dyke stars as quirky inventor Caractacus Potts, whose magical flying car transports his family and lovely lady friend to Vulgaria, a kingdom strangely devoid of children, ruled by the evil Baron Bomburst.
Cast
Cast
Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Gert Fröbe, Anna Quayle, Benny Hill, James Robertson Justice, Robert Helpmann, Heather Ripley, Adrian Hall, Barbara Windsor, Davy Kaye, Alexander Dore, Bernard Spear, Stanley Unwin
Director
Director
Ken Hughes
Genres
Genres
Classics, Family Classics, Family Comedies, Family Adventures, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Classic Movie Musicals, Book Characters, Musicals, Ages 11-12, Ages 8-10, Ages 5-7, United Kingdom
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 The Music Man on DVD The Music Man
Synopsis
It doesn't get any better than this slice of Midwestern Americana: Charming con man Harold Hill (Robert Preston) wants to steal River City citizens' money with a "boys' band" scam, but finds it hard to skip town when lovely librarian Marian Paroo (Shirley Jones) steals his heart. Composer Meredith Willson's valentine to his own hometown packs great songs and wonderful performances from, among others, Buddy Hackett and a young Ron Howard.
Cast
Cast
Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett, Hermoine Gingold, Pert Kelton, Ron Howard, Paul Ford, Mary Wickes, Harry Hickox, Charles Lane, Elaine Joyce
Director
Director
Morton DaCosta
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Musicals, Must-See Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals
Rent Pocahontas on DVD Pocahontas
Synopsis
History comes to life in Disney's animated tale about love and adventure in the New World. A young American Indian girl tries to follow her heart and protect her tribe when settlers arrive and threaten the land she loves.
Cast
Cast
Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, John Kassir, Russell Means, Christian Bale, Linda Hunt, Danny Mann, Billy Connolly, Frank Welker, Gordon Tootoosis
Director
Director
Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Animation, Family Adventures, Blockbusters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12, Disney, Musicals
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 The King and I on DVD The King and I
Synopsis
This musical masterpiece tells the true story of Englishwoman Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as a teacher to the royal court in the 1860s and finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Yul Brynner). Brynner's Academy Award-winning performance and the unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score, including the songs "Hello, Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance?" and "Getting to Know You," give this film its enduring charm.
Cast
Cast
Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, Rex Thompson
Director
Director
Walter Lang
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Musicals, Show Tunes, Must-See 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 Cabaret on DVD Cabaret
Synopsis
A British scribe (Michael York) and his comrades -- including a flamboyant American nightclub entertainer named Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) -- chronicle the debauchery and turbulence of prewar Berlin in director Bob Fosse's big-screen adaptation of a musical classic. Existing in a morally ambiguous void, the characters doggedly maintain their facades as the world outside the cabaret gears for war.
Cast
Cast
Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey, Fritz Wepper, Marisa Berenson, Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel, Helen Vita, Sigrid von Richthofen, Gerd Vespermann
Director
Director
Bob Fosse
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Dramas, Musicals, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent An American in Paris on DVD An American in Paris
Synopsis
Once a struggling painter, opportunistic American artist Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) now lives in the City of Light, enjoying the patronage of a well-heeled, amorous American gallery owner (Nina Foch) -- and swiftly falling for a willowy French street urchin (Leslie Caron). Trouble is, the object of Mulligan's affection also happens to be engaged to a famous French singer (Georges Guétary). This tour de force movie musical nabbed seven Oscars.
Cast
Cast
Leslie Caron, Nina Foch, Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary
Director
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Must-See Musicals, Musicals
Rent Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on DVD Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Synopsis
Set on a ranch in the Oregon Territory, this rousing musical tells the story of Adam (Howard Keel) and his six unruly brothers. Adam marries Milly (Jane Powell), who's appalled by the motley crew and takes it upon herself to tame them. Longing to become husbands like their brother, the boys go into town and kidnap six lovely women for themselves. Not without chaos and uproar, the boys and their wives eventually find happiness.
Cast
Cast
Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall, Jane Powell, Marc Platt, Howard Petrie, Matt Mattox, Julie Newmar, Jacques d'Amboise, Nancy Kilgas, Betty Carr, Virginia Gibson, Ian Wolfe
Director
Director
Stanley Donen
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Must-See Musicals, 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 A Hard Day's Night: Collector's Series on DVD A Hard Day's Night: Collector's Series
Synopsis
The Beatles's first movie -- a groundbreaking comedy often considered director Richard Lester's best film -- chronicles a "typical" day in their lives, filled with frenzied fans, crazy relatives and a soundtrack of familiar songs. The film defined the Beatles' impish appeal, and John, Paul, George and Ringo are surprisingly assured on-screen. Songs include "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her" and "I Should Have Known Better."
Cast
Cast
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Wilfrid Brambell, Norman Rossington, John Junkin, Victor Spinetti, Anna Quayle, Deryck Guyler, Richard Vernon
Director
Director
Richard Lester
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Showbiz Comedies, Musicals, Rock & Pop, Pop, United Kingdom, Must-See Musicals
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 Holiday Inn on DVD Holiday Inn
Synopsis
Bing Crosby croons to the tune of the Oscar-winning "White Christmas" in Irving Berlin's love triangle romantic comedy. Tired of the bright lights of showbiz, Jim Hardy (Crosby) retires to the countryside to become a farmer. He converts the farm into the Holiday Inn, open only on holidays, then competes against his pal (Fred Astaire) for a singer-dancer's (Marjorie Reynolds) affection.
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Walter Abel, Louise Beavers, Irving Bacon, James Bell, Marek Windheim, Shelby Bacon
Director
Director
Mark Sandrich
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Musicals, Christmas, Easter, Winter Holidays
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
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Kids' Music, Musicals, Ages 11-12, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10
Rent Gigi on DVD Gigi
Synopsis
Leslie Caron stars as Gigi, an avant-garde French waif being groomed as the <i>fille de joie</i> of affluent and handsome Gaston (Louis Jourdan). Soon Gigi metamorphoses into a stunning beauty, and the head-over-heels Gaston asks for her hand. But Gigi's courtesan grandmother is aghast: No one in the family has ever considered something as plebeian as matrimony! This 1958 gem won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director (Vincente Minnelli).
Cast
Cast
Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold, Eva Gabor, Jacques Bergerac, Isabel Jeans, John Abbott, Edwin Jerome, Corinne Marchand
Director
Director
Vincente Minnelli, Charles Walters
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Dancer in the Dark on DVD Dancer in the Dark
Synopsis
Nearly blind Selma (Bj&#246;rk), 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
Director
Director
Lars von Trier
Genres
Genres
Drama, Indie Dramas, Tearjerkers, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals, Crime Dramas
Rent Little Shop of Horrors on DVD Little Shop of Horrors
Synopsis
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
Director
Director
Frank Oz
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Spoofs and Satire, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Must-See Musicals, Musicals, Show Tunes
Rent Fantasia 2000 on DVD Fantasia 2000
Synopsis
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
Children & Family, Family Animation, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Classical Music, Musicals, Disney, Ages 8-10, Ages 5-7, Ages 11-12
Rent Evita on DVD Evita
Synopsis
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 Per&#243;n (Jonathan Pryce). Her position as the nation's most beloved woman makes her a martyr upon her death. The enigmatic Ch&#233; (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
Director
Director
Alan Parker
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Political Dramas, Romantic Dramas, Musicals
Rent Oliver! on DVD Oliver!
Synopsis
Director Carol Reed's lively musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's classic tale stars Mark Lester as the titular orphan who escapes the workhouse and is taken under the wing of wily pickpocket Fagin (Ron Moody).
Cast
Cast
Oliver Reed, Mark Lester, Ron Moody, Harry Secombe, Shani Wallis, Jack Wild
Director
Director
Carol Reed
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Family Classics, Must-See Musicals, Musicals, Dramas Based on the Book, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent High Society on DVD High Society
Synopsis
In this Cole Porter reworking of The Philadelphia Story, a jazz musician tries to win back his socialite ex-wife -- who's engaged to a respectable but bland gentleman -- while two gossip-rag reporters gum up the works.
Cast
Cast
Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm, John Lund, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer, Louis Armstrong, Margalo Gillmore, Lydia Reed
Director
Director
Charles Walters
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Repo! The Genetic Opera on DVD Repo! The Genetic Opera
Synopsis
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
Director
Director
Darren Lynn Bousman
Genres
Genres
Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Sci-Fi Horror, Musicals
Rent Guys and Dolls on DVD Guys and Dolls
Synopsis
A singing Marlon Brando stars as Sky Masterson opposite Frank Sinatra in this musical take on Damon Runyon's Manhattan short stories. One of the richest scores to spring from Broadway to Hollywood includes such classic songs as "Luck Be a Lady."
Cast
Cast
Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine, Robert Keith
Director
Director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Fame on DVD Fame
Synopsis
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
Director
Director
Alan Parker
Genres
Genres
Drama, Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Dramas
Rent Romance & Cigarettes on DVD Romance & Cigarettes
Synopsis
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
Director
Director
John Turturro
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Dark Humor & Black Comedies, Musicals
Rent Thoroughly Modern Millie on DVD Thoroughly Modern Millie
Synopsis
Julie Andrews (hot off her triumph in The Sound of Music) stars as Millie Dillmount -- a small-town girl who comes to New York during the "roaring twenties" in search of a secretarial job and an unattached boss. Before you can say "23 skidoo," Millie befriends fellow single girl Mary Tyler Moore and comes across a white slavery plot run by a hysterically funny Beatrice Lillie. Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen contributed to the tuneful score.
Cast
Cast
Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing, John Gavin, Beatrice Lillie, Jack Soo, Pat Morita, Philip Ahn, Anthony Dexter, Cavada Humphrey
Director
Director
George Roy Hill
Genres
Genres
Classics, Romantic Comedies, Screwball, Spoofs and Satire, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Popeye on DVD Popeye
Synopsis
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
Director
Director
Robert Altman
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Cult Comedies, Family Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Adventures, Musicals, Blockbusters, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Camp on DVD Camp
Synopsis
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
Director
Director
Todd Graff
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Indie Comedies, Musicals, LGBT Comedies
Rent The Wiz on DVD The Wiz
Synopsis
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
Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt, Thelma Carpenter, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, Stanley Greene
Director
Director
Sidney Lumet
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Adventures, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Family Comedies, Kids' Music, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals, Blockbusters, Ages 8-10, Ages 11-12
Rent Jesus Christ Superstar on DVD Jesus Christ Superstar
Synopsis
The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice Broadway collaboration gets the Hollywood treatment from director Norman Jewison with a format inspired by Shakespeare's "Henry V." In this version, a traveling troupe performs the rock opera in the Israeli desert. Texas rocker Ted Neeley stars as Jesus with Carl Anderson as Judas. Webber, Andre Prev&#237;n and Herb Spencer shared an Oscar nomination for Best Score Adaptation.
Cast
Cast
Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen, Bob Bingham, Larry Marshall, Josh Mostel, Kurt Yaghjian, Paul Thomas, Robert LuPone
Director
Director
Norman Jewison
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Into the Woods on DVD Into the Woods
Synopsis
Stephen Sondheim's Tony-winning musical proves that fairy tales don't end at "happily ever after." An assortment of well-known characters head into the woods for a variety of reasons, but they soon discover a common enemy.
Cast
Cast
Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg, Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Barbara Bryne, Merle Louise
Director
Director
James Lapine
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Stage Musicals, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent Hello, Dolly! on DVD Hello, Dolly!
Synopsis
Composer Jerry Herman's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical was adapted for the big screen in an outsize production featuring Barbra Streisand as matchmaker Dolly Levi, a role originated on stage by a much-older Carol Channing. When wealthy merchant Horace Vandergelder (Walter Matthau) hires Dolly to find a mate for him, she decides to win him over for herself. Songs include "Before the Parade Passes By" and the glorious title tune.
Cast
Cast
Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Marianne McAndrew, Danny Lockin, E.J. Peaker, Joyce Ames, Tommy Tune, Louis Armstrong, Scatman Crothers, Eddie Quillan, Michael Kidd, Jerry Herman
Director
Director
Gene Kelly
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics, Musicals, Music & Musicals
Rent A Chorus Line on DVD A Chorus Line
Synopsis
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
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Showbiz Dramas, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent Bye Bye Birdie on DVD Bye Bye Birdie
Synopsis
When teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie (Jesse Pearson) gets drafted, his songwriter (Dick Van Dyke) organizes a nationwide contest in which one lucky girl will give Birdie a farewell smooch. Ann-Margret plays the anointed teen, and her Midwestern town goes gaga when Birdie shows up. Janet Leigh and Maureen Stapleton co-star in this cheery slice of 1960s camp based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name.
Cast
Cast
Janet Leigh, Dick Van Dyke, Ann-Margret, Maureen Stapleton, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Paul Lynde, Ed Sullivan, Elaine Joyce
Director
Director
George Sidney
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Cry-Baby on DVD Cry-Baby
Synopsis
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
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Cult Comedies, Indie Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals
Rent Swing Time on DVD Swing Time
Synopsis
In this classic musical, Fred Astaire plays Lucky, a gambler who misses his wedding to a young socialite and must come up with $25,000 for another chance with her. But after meeting lovely dance instructor Penny (Ginger Rogers), he forgets about his old flame. Often cited as the best of the 10 Astaire and Rogers movies, <i>Time Magazine</i> named it one of its All-Time 100 Movies. Songs include "The Way You Look Tonight."
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick, Eric Blore, Betty Furness, Georges Metaxa
Director
Director
George Stevens
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Show Tunes, Classic Comedies, Romance Classics
Rent Camp Rock on DVD Camp Rock
Synopsis
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
Matthew Diamond
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Comedies, Kids' Music, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Musicals, Made-for-TV Movies, Ages 8-10, Disney Channel, Ages 11-12, Disney
Rent Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog on DVD Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
Synopsis
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
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Cult Comedies, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Comic Books and Superheroes, Musicals
Rent Doctor Dolittle on DVD Doctor Dolittle
Synopsis
Fed up with human patients, the dogged Doctor Dolittle switches specialties -- and species. After learning to speak hundreds of animal languages, he takes to the high seas as a world-famous veterinarian in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail.
Cast
Cast
Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley, Richard Attenborough, Peter Bull, Muriel Landers, William Dix, Geoffrey Holder, Portia Nelson, Norma Varden
Director
Director
Richard Fleischer
Genres
Genres
Children & Family, Family Classics, Family Comedies, Classic Movie Musicals, Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Kids' Music, Animal Tales, Musicals, Book Characters, Ages 5-7, Ages 8-10
Rent Yankee Doodle Dandy on DVD Yankee Doodle Dandy
Synopsis
James Cagney won the Best Actor Oscar for his lively portrayal of "Mr. Broadway," George M. Cohan, in this lavish screen biography that highlights Cagney in some of his finest song-and-dance routines. Cohan, a playwright, entertainer, composer and patriot, made his mark on the vaudeville stage and penned countless memorable tunes, including "Over There," "It's a Grand Old Flag," "Give My Regards to Broadway" and the film's rousing title number.
Cast
Cast
James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Eddie Foy Jr., Walter Huston, Richard Whorf, Irene Manning, George Tobias, Rosemary DeCamp, Jeanne Cagney
Director
Director
Michael Curtiz
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, Biographies, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent The Unsinkable Molly Brown on DVD The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Synopsis
After surviving a flood as an infant 16 years ago, the buoyant Molly Brown (Debbie Reynolds) sets out to find her way in life. She assures a saloon owner she can sing and play piano in his joint and before long becomes the bride of up-and-comer Johnny Brown (Harve Presnell). After throwing a disastrous mixer for Denver society folks and a few overseas dignitaries, Molly flees to Europe -- only to return on the ill-fated <i>Titanic</i>.
Cast
Cast
Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley, Jack Kruschen, Hermione Baddeley, Vassili Lambrinos, Fred Essler, Harvey Lembeck
Director
Director
Charles Walters
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Musicals
Rent Paint Your Wagon on DVD Paint Your Wagon
Synopsis
In this adaptation of the 1951 musical of the same name, California prospectors Ben Rumson (Lee Marvin) and Sylvester "Pardner" Newell (Clint Eastwood) try to tame their gold fever by sharing Ben's wife (Jean Seberg), and kidnap a stagecoach full of working girls on their way to a new town. To help the rest of the male-dominated town keep their hands off his property, Ben sets up a brothel. As business booms, so does the competition for gold.
Cast
Cast
Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell, Ray Walston, Tom Ligon, Alan Dexter, William O'Connell, Ben Baker, Alan Baxter, Paula Trueman, Robert Easton, Geoffrey Norman, H.B. Haggerty, Terry Jenkins, Karl Bruck, John Mitchum, Sue Casey
Director
Director
Joshua Logan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Westerns, Classic Movie Musicals, Classic Comedies, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Musicals
Rent Top Hat on DVD Top Hat
Synopsis
This joyous Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musical features an Irving Berlin score and the classic duet "Cheek to Cheek." Astaire stars as Jerry Travers, a singer-dancer who auditions some new moves for producer Horace Hardwick at his hotel. The beautiful Dale Tremont (Rogers) is staying downstairs and the wackiness begins when she mistakes Jerry for Horace in this romantic comedy that received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.
Cast
Cast
Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Eric Blore, Helen Broderick, Lucille Ball, Leonard Mudie, Donald Meek, Florence Roberts, Edgar Norton
Director
Director
Mark Sandrich
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Classic Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Must-See Musicals, Musicals
Rent Cats on DVD Cats
Synopsis
Elaine Paige -- the original London Grizabella -- leads an all-star cast culled from the London, Broadway and Amsterdam productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash-hit musical, captured on film by director David Mallet. Featuring the beloved songs "Memory," "The Jellicle Ball," "Mr. Mistoffelees" and many more, the program stars John Mills, Ken Page and Rosemarie Ford and includes a behind-the-scenes "making of" feature.
Cast
Cast
Elaine Paige, John Mills, Ken Page, Rosemarie Ford
Director
Director
David Mallet
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Musicals, Contemporary Stage Musicals, United Kingdom, Show Tunes
Rent All That Jazz on DVD All That Jazz
Synopsis
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, John Lithgow, Anthony Holland
Director
Director
Bob Fosse
Genres
Genres
Drama, Showbiz Dramas, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Biographies, Musicals, Blockbusters, The Criterion Collection
Rent Hair on DVD Hair
Synopsis
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
Director
Director
Milos Forman
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, 20th Century Period Pieces, Musicals, Must-See Musicals, Show Tunes, Period Pieces
Rent Brigadoon on DVD Brigadoon
Synopsis
Gene Kelly stumbles across the enchanted town of Brigadoon, which appears from the Scottish mists only one day each century in this film version of the Lerner and Lowe musical. In the course of this magical day, Kelly falls for Cyd Charisse and must decide whether to leave the real world behind and take up permanent residence in Brigadoon. Brimming with lovely Lerner and Lowe songs, Brigadoon features Kelly's usual explosive dance numbers.
Cast
Cast
Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Van Johnson, Elaine Stewart, Barry Jones, Albert Sharpe, Jimmy Thompson, Tudor Owen, Dodie Heath
Director
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor ... on DVD Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor ...
Synopsis
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
David Mallet
Genres
Genres
Music & Musicals, Contemporary Movie Musicals, Show Tunes, Musicals
Rent Camelot on DVD Camelot
Synopsis
In this adaptation of the popular Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical, England's King Arthur (Richard Harris) forms the legendary Knights of the Round Table and marries the fair Guenevere (Vanessa Redgrave). But a plot cooked up by Arthur's illegitimate son Mordred (David Hemmings) to gain control of the throne by pushing together the queen and the much-loved Sir Lancelot (Franco Nero) threatens to topple Arthur's regime.
Cast
Cast
Richard Harris, David Hemmings, Lionel Jeffries, Franco Nero, Vanessa Redgrave, Laurence Naismith
Director
Director
Joshua Logan
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Romance Classics, Musicals
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Synopsis
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 The Glenn Miller Story on DVD The Glenn Miller Story
Synopsis
One of the most profitable biopics ever filmed, The Glenn Miller Story traces Miller's rise from pit-orchestra trombone player to leader of the most successful big band of his era -- the early 1940s. Girl-next-door June Allyson plays Miller's wife, Helen, who learns the value of patience while Glenn searches relentlessly for "the sound" that will put him on top. Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa pop up in cameos.
Cast
Cast
James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake, George Tobias, Barton MacLane, Irving Bacon, James Bell, Gene Krupa, Marion Ross, Louis Armstrong
Director
Director
Anthony Mann
Genres
Genres
Classics, Biographies, Classic Dramas, Showbiz Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Swing & Big Band
Rent 1776 on DVD 1776
Synopsis
Peter Stone's Pultizer Prize-winning musical (starring much of the original Broadway cast) about the internecine congressional squabbling that led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence makes a glorious transition to the big screen. William Daniels is John Adams, Ken Howard is a statuesque Thomas Jefferson, and Howard Da Silva is hilarious as wit-cracker Ben Franklin. A very funny -- and poignant -- history lesson with a great score.
Cast
Cast
William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden, Roy Poole, William Hansen, Blythe Danner, John Myhers, John Holland
Director
Director
Peter H. Hunt
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Movie Musicals, Musicals, Classic Comedies, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
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
John Sayles
Genres
Genres
Drama, Contemporary Movie Musicals, African-American Dramas, Indie Dramas, Blues, Musicals, Period Pieces, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Yellow Submarine on DVD Yellow Submarine
Synopsis
The Fab Four's first and only animated feature -- a psychadelic must-see for Beatles fans -- finds the boys trying to save Pepperland from the scourge of the Blue Meanies amid a sea of puns, non sequiturs and surrealistic flights of fancy.
Cast
Cast
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison
Director
Director
George Dunning, Dick Emery
Genres
Genres
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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 Naked Boys Singing! on DVD Naked Boys Singing!
Synopsis
As the title suggests, naked boys do sing (and dance) in this campy big-screen adaptation of one of the longest-running and most lascivious off-Broadway musical revues ever produced, spotlighting songs such as "The Bliss of a Bris."
Cast
Cast
Kevin Alexander Stea, Joe Souza, Jason Currie, Phong Truong, Anthony Manough, Andrew Blake Ames, Vincent Zamora, Jaymes Hodges, Joseph Keane, Salvatore Vassallo
Director
Director
Robert Schrock, Troy Christian
Genres
Genres
LGBT, Contemporary Stage Musicals, LGBT Comedies, Theatrical Performances, Musicals, Theater Arts, Gay
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