Rank These Musicals In Order From Best to Worst, Now!


Musicals are a huge part of American culture, and it's fair to say we derive a great deal of our entertainment from them. Musicals are often recreated into films in later years, only magnifying their popularity and love among fans.

When combining songs, acting, dancing and spoken dialogue the perfect musical concoction is formed. Fan favorites range from those that have been around for decades, to more recent productions. Either way, musicals have a firm hold on America's heart.

Do you have any favorite musicals? We certainly do! We've compiled a list of some of our favorite gripping musicals from the past century. Go ahead and take a look, be sure to rank your favorites!

Gypsy (1959)


Gypsy is based on the 1957 memoirs of the famous Burlesque star, Gypsy Rose Lee and her ambiguous stage mother.

My Fair Lady (1964)

My Fair Lady via Warner Bros. Pictures

Phonetics professor Henry Higgins takes it upon himself to transform Eliza Doolittle's speech abilities from a Cockney working-class girl to that of a cultured member of high society.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street via Warner Bros. Pictures

This musical thriller follows a London barber, Sweeney Todd who seeks revenge on Evil Judge Turpin for sending him away for a crime he did not commit.

Fiddler On The Roof (1971)

Godspeed Musicals

Set in the Ukranian ghetto village of Anatevka, this musical centers around Tevye, a father of five daughters and his attempts to maintain his Jewish culture as outside influences play a prominent role in their lives.

Guys And Dolls (1955)

via Paul Coltas

This musical is based on two short stories by Damon Runyon, "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure".

Oklahoma! (1955)

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This famous musical is based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs.

Cabaret (1966)

Globe Productions

Cabaret is set in Berlin during the post-World War I economic depression when Hitler's totalitarian regime and the Nazi Party are rising.

West Side Story (1961)

West Side Story via MGM

This musical follows a modern day Romeo and Juliet who are involved in New York Street gangs.

The Music Man

via Meg Williams

The Music Man is a funny, romantic, touching musical for the entire family.


via Joan Marcus

This exciting musical is based on a 1926 play about criminals and their escapades in prison.