10 Best Musical Movies

Who doesn’t love musicals? They’re one of the most fun genres to watch, and there are so many great ones that it’s hard to pick the best. But today we at BFS tried to do just that, as we talk about the 10 best musical movies.

  1. West Side Story

This is a musical about modern Romeo and Juliet with so many amazing musical numbers. A tragic story, but a visual masterpiece that is an amazing example of a Broadway musical translated into a movie.

2. The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is the most classic musical there is. Starring the beautiful Julie Andrews this is undoubtedly a timeless work of art with so many classic songs like “My Favorite Things” and “So Long, Farewell”.

3. Chicago

This movie stars some bad ass ladies, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger, has so many unforgettable numbers it is almost impossible to pick your favorite song, and showcases some truly dazzling costume design. This movie is so good it even won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 2003.

4. Gigi

With a beautiful romance and that Old Hollywood charm, this musical is hard not to love. Not only did this movie win the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1959, but it also broke the record at the time for most Oscar wins by taking home 9 awards that night.

5. La La Land

La La Land is the newest one on the list, yet the magic it brings to the screen makes it feel like a classic. Between the amazing music, stunning cinematography, and all of those nods to Old Hollywood, La La Land is one of the most beautiful musicals to date.

6. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This movie is the original cult classic. It has one of the biggest cultural influences of any of the movies on this list. And between the rocking music, the iconic costumes, and the entrancing story, this is the kind of movie that still has people dressing up and throwing stuff at the screen to this day.

7. An American in Paris

An American in Paris is one of those Old Hollywood classics that you just gotta love. It stars the Hollywood legend himself, Gene Kelly, and won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1952.

8. Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain is a timeless romantic comedy set in Old Hollywood. It brought us so many iconic scenes, including the titular song and rain sequence of “Singin’ in the Rain”. Its undeniable charm is what keeps us loving it over 60 years after it came out.

9. Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! is one of those musicals that you just can’t help but dance to. With a star studded cast and its beautiful Greek scenery, this is one of those fun filled movies that you can watch over and over again. It also has a sequel coming out this year, and I don’t know about you, but we at BFS are counting down the days until that comes out!

10. The Wizard of Oz

Considered one of the greatest films ever made, The Wizard of OZ is a large part of movie history. It also features so many classic songs like “Over the Rainbow” and has one of those unforgettable stories that everyone knows about.

 

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Top 5 Most Underrated Comedies

We all have our favorite comedies and our own sense of humor. Many would include the classics such as The Big Lebowski,

Caddyshack, and even an Adam Sandler film in their top 10. But, some just don’t get the recognition they deserve.

Today, we list our top 5 choices for the funniest, most underrated comedies.

Blades of Glory

First same sex figure skating couple, played by Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, adorned in fire and ice inspired costumes? Not to mention the gross incestuous skating couple (played by married couple Amy Poehler and Will Arnett). How come no one is still talking about this gem?

The DUFF

Although this movie may seem cringy at first glance with the acronym of the designated ugly fat friend and its interesting use of modern technology, it is surprisingly really funny and heartwarming. It is definitely a little ridiculous, but underlying that is a message about self acceptance and a lot of laughs.

How to Be Single

Possibly the greatest chick flick in recent years, starring Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson, hardly gets any attention. Not only does Pitch Perfect star Wilson steal the show as usual, but Fifty Shades’ leading lady Johnson proves that she can be the lead in a comedy too. It’s sweet, carefree, and makes your stomach hurt (in a good way).

Girls Trip

A knockout. Best comedy of 2017. Rough Night tried, but couldn’t live up to its greatness. It was the world’s introduction to showstopping comedian Tiffany Haddish and a revival of Queen Latifah’s career. This was the perfect film for women in comedy and put the trash mockeries (Rough Night) aside.

The Night Before

This is honestly one of the funniest movies Seth Rogen has ever made and no one seems to talk about it or even know it exists. It follows three best friends, played by Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and Anthony Mackie, on their wild quest to attend the best party in New York City on Christmas Eve. This movie is both touching and hilarious and a must see for any fans of Seth Rogen.

Let’s Rank Marvel: 10 of the Best Movies in the MCU

In lieu of Avengers: Infinity War being released, we at BFS wanted to add our part to the Marvel craze. Today, we are ranking the top 10 best Marvel movies.

If you are easily enraged by opinions of Marvel or are against some of their movies, then please continue reading.

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  1. Thor

Meeting Thor for the first time was magical. Although the first Thor didn’t quite meet the satisfaction levels as Ragnarok, it was still a decent introduction to Thor and his hammer.

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  1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

With the introduction of Steve Rogers/Captain America comes his former best friend turned enemy, Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. This movie is filled with conspiracies and we love conspiracies at BFS. Also, The Winter Soldier proves to have one of the craziest storylines of any of the Avengers combined.

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  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Quill and his group of unforgettable friends are back for yet another comedic mission to fight. This time, we get the pleasure of meeting baby Groot, which I don’t know about you but I love baby Groot and everything he does. This time we are also blessed with beautiful visual effects that actually ended up being nominated at the Oscars this year. If that doesn’t convince you enough to see your favorite team in action for the second time, I don’t know what will.

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  1. Thor: Ragnarok

In the third film in the Thor franchise, Thor teams up with the Hulk and a Valkyrie to save his home planet of Asgard. What makes this one so good is its use of incredibly unique characters and incredibly unique places to convey probably the most unique story that Thor has yet been a part of. Also, one of the most bada** villains, too.

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     7. Captain America: Civil War

What can we say about this film other than Team Iron Man and Team Captain America. Although they are all considered to be good guys, these two battle it out as other notable superheroes join their sides. Check it out if you’ve ever wanted to see a duel between Black Panther and the Winter Soldier.

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  1. Black Panther

Considering it’s broken records this year, it would be wrong to not include this in our list. Fans, like us, absolutely adore and rave over this movie’s emotional storyline, incredible CGI, and lovely characters. And let’s be honest, T’Challa/Black Panther’s sister Shuri is who we really go to this movie for. I mean, who doesn’t love a highly intelligent, tech savvy princess.

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  1. Guardians of the Galaxy

To say that this movie was great is an understatement. It’s so much more and continues to give as each movie releases. Imagine mixing 70’s and 80’s nostalgia with Star Wars. This would give you Guardians and it’s quirky, macho protagonist Quill.

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  1. The Avengers

When this movie was released, it had been the most anticipated movie that entire year. Everyone – adults and kids alike – were obsessed with the idea of all their favorite superheroes in the same team fighting the same villains. And, quite frankly, it lived up to the hype. This was before Steve Rogers and Tony Stark started having beef, so everyone was happy and excited to be a part of the most powerful group of people on the planet.

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  1. The Avengers: Infinity War

All that we’ll say (until our review tomorrow) is that this movie will leave you speechless and, honestly, hurt.

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  1. Iron Man

The one that started it all. Captain America who? Tony Stark didn’t need superhuman powers to be Iron Man. He used his brain (and money) to build a nearly indestructible suit and a life force after being captured. He’s the ‘better’ Batman and the actual leader of the Avengers.

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  1. Captain America: The First Avenger

It was an incredibly difficult feat to decide how to introduce the ultimate leader of the Avengers with as much power and American courage as possible. On top of that, they had to tell the story through the very much real eyes of War, specifically the war on HYDRA. Seeing the creation of the Super Soldier through such a vintage light was absolutely amazing that even Marvel knew that they successfully conveyed not only the beginnings of Steve Rogers story, but also the beginnings of the Avengers.