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    Posted on Oct 24, 2017

    21 Movies That Wouldn't Suck As Musicals

    Original musicals peaked with Hamilton.

    A popular trend in modern theater is turning beloved films into stage musicals.

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    Sometimes it works...

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    ....sometimes it doesn't.

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    Woof.

    Either way, it doesn't look like they're stopping anytime soon....

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    ...so we're here to offer some suggestions.

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    1. The Princess Diaries

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    This movie has everything a successful musical needs: Royalty, teen drama, Julie Andrews (she could reprise her role, you don't know), and Disney money.

    2. Coming to America

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    It would be hard to find someone as good as Eddie Murphy, but isn't that the challenge with all movies-turned-musicals?

    3. Troop Beverly Hills

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    Jenny Lewis should obviously write the music.

    4. The Parent Trap

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    The 1998 version, because the parents in the original should not have been allowed in the same room together. Also, Disney money.

    5. The Big Lebowski

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    There's already a badass musical scene.

    6. Harold and Maude

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    The theme of the movie is ~literally~ "If you want to sing out, sing out."

    7. House Party

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    The soundtrack is already taken care of.

    8. 10 Things I Hate About You

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    AKA The Taming of The Shrew: The Musical.

    9. Mallrats

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    It's goofy and over-the-top, just like musicals. Song idea: "An Ode To The Kid On The Escalator."

    10. Edward Scissorhands

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    Who wouldn't want to see these costumes and sets IRL? Monsters, that's who.

    11. My Best Friend's Wedding

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    This would have been a ~much~ better idea than the Pretty Woman musical. 1. It already has musical numbers. 2. Like most musicals, it's about a wedding. 3. No one wants to see a Pretty Woman musical.

    12. Cast Away

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    Only two actors, à la The Last Five Years, but one is in a volleyball costume the entire time.

    13. Jerry Maguire

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    The song titles are already written:

    "Show Me The Money"

    "You Had Me At Hello"

    "The Human Head Weighs Eight Pounds"

    14. What Lies Beneath

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    It may seem like a weird choice, but there is potential for some sweet Tango numbers. Fun fact: The movie was written by Clark Gregg, who would hopefully love this idea.

    15. Home Alone

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    We just need some new Christmas songs, tbh.

    16. Fight Club

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    Hear me out: dancing bars of soap.

    17. Twilight

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    Don't pretend you don't want to see singing, sparkling vampires.

    18. Half Baked

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    But with puppets.

    19. The Babadook

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    Because The Babadook is a gay icon.

    20. Face/Off

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    This is a terrible idea... that I want to see happen immediately.

    21. And, of course, Hocus Pocus.

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    Give the people what they want!

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