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21 Movies That Wouldn't Suck As Musicals

Original musicals peaked with Hamilton.

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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.

Woof.
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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

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.
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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

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

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

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

7. House Party

The soundtrack is already taken care of.
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The soundtrack is already taken care of.

8. 10 Things I Hate About You

AKA The Taming of The Shrew: The Musical.
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AKA The Taming of The Shrew: The Musical.

9. Mallrats

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

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

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.
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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

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

The song titles are already written: "Show Me The Money" "You Had Me At Hello" "The Human Head Weighs Eight Pounds"
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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

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.
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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

Hear me out: dancing bars of soap.
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Hear me out: dancing bars of soap.

17. Twilight

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

18. Half Baked

But with puppets.
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But with puppets.

19. The Babadook

Because The Babadook is a gay icon.
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Because The Babadook is a gay icon.

20. Face/Off

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

21. And, of course, Hocus Pocus.

Give the people what they want!
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Give the people what they want!

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