Musicals are a very special genre. It is necessary to have actors who know how to sing, but also a whole scenario adapted to the songs and that the texts of these follow the thread of the story. But the result, when it is successful, makes the film directly into the history of cinema.
La La Land
The most striking film of recent years, without a doubt the musical La La Land! With Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the film was a box-office hit. Two artists with divergent careers have in common their love story. But it's hard to combine love and work, which poses many dilemmas. With many songs throughout the film, La La Land is the most recent example of a musical.
Gaga : Five Foot two
This film is quite divisive, some finding it excellent, others mediocre. The film follows the artist's journey and explains how she went from being a struggling singer to becoming a world star. The film sticks to reality and is therefore not at all in the same genre as another recent film, the one with Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born. The latter is indeed a fiction and does not provide any answers about the singer.
The Dirt is a biopic about the band Mötley Crue. Who doesn't know them? It is one of the most famous bands in the history of rock, just like the Stones. Their history is just as sulphurous. The film comes back on their biggest success in a free adaptation of the band's history. Even if it causes some anachronisms. We appreciate however the performance of Machine Gun Kelly who takes again the not easy role of Tommy Lee.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
We sometimes forget it, but Sweeney Todd is a musical. In the purest style of Tim Burton, but a musical all the same. The opportunity to see Johnny Depp, another Hollywood star in a role that is not obvious and that requires a lot of work. The dark and twisted side of the film is well compensated by the different songs, which offers an exquisite atmosphere...
Alvin and the Chipmunks
In the style of both musicals and comedies, the Alvin and the Chipmunks movies are a must-see for kids. Funny and easy to understand, the movies are affordable for the youngest. And an opportunity for parents to dive back into classic songs. Of course, chipmunks have a slightly distorted voice and don't really sing the same as humans. But for kids, there's nothing more fun!
Eurovision: the Story of Fire Saga
We would be told that the film started from a delirium that we would believe it. With Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams in the main roles, we are almost there. Clearly, it is a comedy. It's about an Icelandic band that dreams of winning the Eurovision with an ultra kitsch title. It is the film to have a good laugh and listen to music. Because, in addition, we know that Eurovision is able to bring out totally unexpected groups.
It's the story of an ordinary girl from the country who leaves Iowa to go to Los Angeles. In her sights, her dream; to become a famous star thanks to her unparalleled voice. She arrives on the stage of a cabaret, hence the title of the film. The whole thing is carried out in a hellish rhythm, with Cher and Christina Aguilera!
The story plunges us into the world of a capella singing. In other words, without instruments. To spice up the story, there is necessarily a competition, in a university in this case. And several groups of girls will compete with each other to reach the highest step of the podium.
Happy New Year
Fan of Bollywood? Then this movie is for you. It's a bit like Ocean's Eleven, but with an Indian twist. In other words, with a lot of music, dancing and therefore nothing to do with a heist. However, the protagonists try to steal diamonds that will be presented at a dance contest in Dubai.
Work it is a Netflix original film that is in the same vein as the Sexy Dance and other Step Up of the 2000s. In a nutshell, a gifted but awkward high school girl wants to make dancing and music her career. To do this, she first has to get into a university. Then, she will have to convince that she is capable of taking up the challenge. What she will try to do by transforming a group of losers into dance stars.