Warning: this list does not make apology to rape, abuse and to sexual violence, but I created as a warning to people sensitive on the subject and that can feel bad to see it on the screen. A lot of people already passed through abusive and violent situations, that's my tip about movies with scenes and subjects related to this abominable act to prevent some possible uncomfortableness.
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The 100 best French Films as chosen by The Times(UK), chosen in groups of ten films: Modern Classics, Modern Cults, Dramas, Romances, Thrillers, Comedies, Nouvelle Vague, Landmarks, Shorts, and Icons.
From the coming of sound to the 1960s, the musical was central to Hollywood production. Exhibiting – often in spectacular fashion – the remarkable resources of the Hollywood studios, musicals came to epitomise the very idea of 'light entertainment'. Films like Top Hat and 42nd Street, Meet Me in St. Louis and On the Town, Singin' in the Rain and Oklahoma!, West Side Story and The Sound of Music were hugely popular, yet were commonly regarded by cultural commentators as trivial and escapist. It was the 1970s before serious study of the Hollywood musical began to change critical attitudes and foster an interest in musical films produced in other cultures. Hollywood musicals have become less common, but the genre persists and both academic interest in and fond nostalgia for the musical shows no signs of abating.
100 Film Musicals provides a stimulating overview of the genre's development, its major themes and the critical debates it has provoked. While centred on the dominant Hollywood tradition, 100 Film Musicals includes films from countries that often tried to emulate the Hollywood style, like Britain and Germany, as well as from very different cultures like India, Egypt and Japan. Jim Hillier and Douglas Pye also discuss post-1960s films from many different sources which adapt and reflect on the conventions of the genre, including recent examples such as Moulin Rouge! and High School Musical, demonstrating that the genre is still very much alive.
Bring out your best jazz hands, because we’ve got a list that’s all-singing, all-dancing, and mostly fun (thanks Les Mis)! Every expression of the musical movie is present in this cavalcade of the 100 best-reviewed: the classics (Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris), the mostly moderns (La La Land, Hairspray), the MGMs (Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris), the Astaire & Rogers (Top Hat, Swing Time), intimate indies (Once, Dancer in the Dark), and stuff for the kids (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). We kept this countdown to live-action musicals, so nothing animated except for the partially so, like Mary Poppins. And though we included the grand Judy Garland version of A Star Is Born, we kept the new one off because, well, Lady Gaga told us to. Even she doesn’t think it’s a musical. Other than that, if the film was Fresh with some light feet and golden voices whose songs are key drivers of the plot, it was up for inclusion. After that, we ranked them all by Adjusted Tomatometer.
So with Mary Poppins Return hitting theaters, we’re bringing in the big showstopper: the 100 Best Musical Movies of All Time!