Lockdown Recommendations: Movie Musicals

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Lockdown Recommendations: Movie Musicals Graphic

I assume that, by now, most of you are starting to catch a slight case of cabin fever. As someone who is chronically-ill, I am well aware that staying in the house all of the time is difficult - even without the stresses of a global pandemic and the government forcing you to do so. 
So, in this time of great uncertainty, I urge you to follow my lead and turn to things that never fail to make you smile: movie musicals. This list is compiled of six ├╝ber-amazing, non-animated (because, of course, that will be a separate list) movies with not a depressing theme in sight (sorry, Moulin Rouge, etc).
Well, apart from Danny being a dick but that's par for the course.


Rocky Horror Picture Show
Rocky Horror Picture Show
 I remember the first time I ever saw Rocky Horror. I was confused, and amazed, and slightly horrified, and it changed my little world forever. It is a musical that, since its release, has continued to push boundaries, horrify older relatives (my grandma hates it) and usher young little queers like myself into a community. For me, it is home: wonderful, if not a little weird, and always there when I need it.


Mamma Mia
Mamma Mia
 In a cast that, like Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey, pulls from the best of British cinema, this movie has so many eggs that they can't even fit inside of a basket. While the singing is questionable in places, it only adds to the karaoke nature of the film and if, you can hear Pierce Brosnan over your own warbled melodies, you're doing it wrong anyway.


Burlesque
Burlesque
With Cher and Christina at the helm, you couldn't write a better power-duo. Burlesque hits every one of its notes: the acting, the singing, the dancing, Christina's hair. And, even though it wasn't appreciated much by audiences at the time of its release, much like burlesque itself, the movie is experiencing a much-deserved resurgence.


Cry Baby
Cry-Baby
Let me introduce you all to the craziest, most nonsensical musical of all time. In it, rebel-delinquent Depp falls for a good girl on the right side of the tracks and then the plot just spirals from there. The movie makes no sense and the film-makers were probably on drugs when they wrote it, but (and perhaps because, of that) it is the perfect ride to lose your mind to.


Enchanted
Enchanted
 Disney Princess comes to the real world and discovers that, even despite first impressions, it is not without its own kind of magic. In times like these, it is a perfect reminder that people are good (despite all of those stories on the news) and that happily-ever-after are always in our grasp. And, that Patrick Dempsey remains really, really hot.


Grease
Grease
I hate Danny, okay, but that doesn't mean that one of my favourite movies of all time isn't Grease. I mean, whose isn't? This movie is a classic for a reason and you know that, even on a really bad day, its endless number of bops and hits will bring some light.

No comments :

Post a comment