Movie musical recs from a choir nerd

As we spend more and more time inside, we could all use a pick-me-up and what’s better than some song and dance? We’ve searched popular streaming services for our favorite musicals, old and new. So sit back, relax and enjoy the shows.

Amazon Prime

  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • Funny Face
  • Funny Girl
  • Some Like It Hot

Amazon Prime to Rent (from $2.99):

  • Grease
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Mamma Mia
  • Singing in the Rain
  • On the Town (Love song to NYC with Bernstein score, amazing song and dance from Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and cast)
  • Easter Parade (score by Irving Berlin…so yes, of course, but also surprising comic timing from Judy Garland and the usual spectacular dancing from Fred Astaire)
  • The Court Jester (Danny Kaye…hilarious per below):


  • Lion King
  • Mary Poppins
  • Newsies
  • The Sound of Music


  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Princess & The Frog
  • Sweeney Todd


The Actors Fund: Stars in the House

Watch your favorite broadway and on-screen actors chat and sing. Guests include: Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Porter, Keala Settle, Audra McDonald, the cast of Glee and more! Choose from over 50 episodes, with new episodes added each day. Click here to watch:


Rogers and Hammerstein, Brandy, Whitney Houston and Whoopi Goldberg — what’s not to love? Even our mothers with their nostalgic affinity for the 1965 TV version with Lesley Ann Warren, Celeste Holm and Ginger Rogers admit this 1997 Cinderella cast dazzles. Click here to watch:

Legally Blonde

The MTV production on stage in full — you can even sign along with all the rest of the choir nerds:

The Rosie O’Donnell Show

For one night and one night only…The Rosie O’Donnell Show: Broadway’s Biggest Stars…At Home! Join Rosie and Broadway stars as they chat and sing. It’s a time investment – run time is 3 hours and 30 minutes – but a lot of fun! Click here to watch:


Also this handy reference from Playbill: Classic Movie Musicals to Watch While Quarantined is a quick and easy list of dozens of hit musicals, some mentioned above and some more obscure, along with links to ways to watch.

Please note, some of the older musicals may contain scenes that display outdated social attitudes.

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