Hello, honeybees, and welcome to the latest edition of Binge-Worthy Buzz, our weekly series where we recommend a list of new things to watch to all of you movies and TV shows lovers, like us. This week, inspired by the release of Dear Evan Hansen, we’re doing a movie musicals edition. We love musicals, but we know not everyone can just show up in NYC or London to watch one, so here’s a list of movies we can all go back to when we feel like singing through our feelings.
Dear Evan Hansen
In a couple of days, “you will be found” watching the movie version of one of Broadway’s most popular musicals of the last few years: Dear Evan Hansen. Following an anxious protagonist who gets caught up in his own web of lies, the movie received praise from early viewers and we can’t wait to watch it on September 24th.
“You can’t stop the beat!” No, really, you seriously can’t stop the beat with this movie. The soundtrack is amazing, the cast does a great job and the story is fantastic. So many people forget that musicals often discuss serious topics, and Hairspray is a great way to introduce your friends to the wonderful world of musicals.
This right here is a freaking classic. There’s no way to make a list of iconic movie musicals without talking about Mamma Mia. A whole story moved along by ABBA songs, set in an actual paradise-like Greek island, it can’t get much better than that, right? And also Meryl Streep in the lead role is just an absolute joy to watch. You may also like to watch Mamma Mia 2: Here We Go Again if you want to see more of young Donna (beautifully portrayed by Lily James) and more ABBA in your binge-watching session.
In The Heights
When the lights go down, we’ll blast this soundtrack on our radios for sure! The biggest celebration of Latin American culture on-stage got a movie version this year and we’ve been obsessed with it since its release. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s genius shines through in this whole story inspired by the neighborhood he grew up in.
The Sound of Music
The hills are alive with the sound of music and so are we every time we watch this movie. The 1965 classic starring Julie Andrews deserves a place on everyone’s watch list. A young novice who takes the job of caring for the seven children of a naval captain sounds weird at first, but it’s one of the best musicals out there and the kind of movie we should all watch at least once.
We’re closing the list with another Julie Andrews movie because this dame is just that iconic. On top of playing a clumsy novice-turned-governess, Julie also shone as the magical babysitter Mary Poppins. Her tricks and songs get the Banks children from acting out to get their parents’ attention to actually having an awesome family relationship. And there are some pretty awesome shots mixing live-action and animation. And, as always, Julie Andrews’ lovely voice too.
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