What to watch
    14 May 2021

    Celeste Jacobs

    5 must-see musical movies

     Stream these iconic musicals from the comfort of your home.

    Last week we celebrated International Dance Day on 29 April. The annual event honours the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, the 18th-century creator of modern ballet. Tutus aside, dance is not only one of the oldest forms of human expression, it can also be a fun way to boost your mood and get some exercise.

    And you don’t have to wait for a special day to enjoy yourself – these iconic musicals are a must-see for anyone who loves dancing and singing along to the classics.

    1. The Prom

    Watch it on: Netflix
    Starring: Meryl Streep, James Corden and Nicole Kidman
    Perfectly suited for: Anyone who wants to feel inspired to be themselves, in all of their glory, regardless of where they find themselves in the world. Also an ideal choice if you love Meryl – essentially, very few people on the planet wouldn’t enjoy this!

    1. A Star is Born 

    Watch it on: Showmax
    Starring: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
    Best enjoyed: On a long weekend or when you’ve booked the following day off. Without any spoilers, let’s just say that any hopeful romantic who watches this will need time to rest and reflect after seeing this rock-‘n-roll-meets-contemporary-country-music emotional rollercoaster ride.

    1. Rocketman 

    Watch it on: Showmax
    Starring: Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell
    Best enjoyed: If you’re an Elton John fan or into pop music history. Not all of his iconic songs are on the soundtrack, but it won’t stop this musical biopic from getting you hopping and bopping to the Crocodile Rock.

    1. Glee 

    Watch it on: Netflix
    Starring: Naya Rivera and Lea Michele
    Best enjoyed: Regardless of whether or not high school felt like a musical to you. This six-season show navigates teenage drama with a musical twist, paying homage to iconic songs that continue to shape pop culture as we know it.

    1. Grease 

    Watch it on: Netflix
    Starring: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

    Best enjoyed: Even if you weren’t born to hand jive or ever stranded at the drive-in and branded a fool. Put a comb in your back pocket and grab your leather jacket or an A-line skirt and bowling shoes as we head back to the ’50s (via the late ’70s) for some summer loving at Rydell High.

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    Celeste Jacobs