Ah, the world of music! Who hasn’t ever felt mesmerized by a song that pervades the story of a movie, taking us to a parallel universe where emotions are expressed in tunes and dances? Music is one of the richest and most engaging art forms in cinema, blending acting, music and choreography in a masterful manner. They have the power to make us laugh, cry and in many cases hum for days.
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For those who are new to this intense beat or want to delve deeper, here is a list of five must-see musicals. So prepare the popcorn, snuggle up on the couch, and let yourself be swayed by these sing-along tales:
“La La Land: The Singing Seasons” – Available on Netflix and Prime Video
A tribute to the dreamers, this film directed by Damien Chazelle won hearts and won six Oscars. Following the journey of a musician and an actress in search of their dreams in Los Angeles, the critic praises: “A vibrant and emotionally rich musical journey!”.
“Chicago” – Available on: Netflix
Winner of six Oscars, including Best Picture, “Chicago” takes us back to the Jazz Age with intrigue, scandal and catchy musical numbers. The review comments: “A masterpiece that revives the glamor of Hollywood of olden times.”
“Sad” – Available on Prime Video
Based on the Victor Hugo classic, this musical is a roller coaster of emotions. It received several awards, and critics highlighted Anne Hathaway’s performance as: “a deep interpretation that captures the essence of tragedy and hope”.
“Mama Mia!” – Available on Netflix and Prime Video
A great and energetic musical based on ABBA songs. The film was praised for its feel-good feel and, as critics say, “It’s impossible not to get up and dance!”
“the Phantom of the Opera” – Available on: HBO Go
An elaborate adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, the work is a visual and acoustic spectacle. It was celebrated for its loyalty to the original piece, and critics commented: “A gothic and romantic musical experience that will resonate for a long time to come.”
What are you waiting for? Let yourself be drawn to the world of music and immerse yourself in stories where emotions know no boundaries and are expressed through music, singing and dancing.