ABC presents Best In Film 3/22, includes Best Movie Musical category

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ABC presents Best In Film 3/22, includes Best Movie Musical category

The list of films -- from comedies to action flicks to musicals and more -- was compiled from well-known "best-of" surveys and awards lists. The final 10 films in each category were selected by an elite panel of film industry experts, including dozens of well-known actors, producers, directors and critics, which we then put to you in a popular vote.

The results will be revealed during a special two-hour ABC News broadcast, hosted by Tom Bergeron and Cynthia McFadden, on March 22 at 9 p.m. ET. Until then, you may watch clips from the films. Stay tuned for more information on the broadcast. We promise you will see the movies like you've never seen them before.

BEST MOVIE MUSICAL Nominees
Top (L-R): An American in Paris (1951), Cabaret (1972), Chicago (2002), Grease (197ABC presents Best In Film 3/22, includes Best Movie Musical category, My Fair Lady (1964)

Bottom (L-R): The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Singin' in the Rain (1942), The Sound of Music (1965), West Side Story (1961), The Wizard of Oz (1931)

What would you rank these 10 movie musicals, 1 being the best?
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Yawn. 1st will be Wizard of Oz, 2nd Sound of Music, 3rd Grease and so on. This list never changes no matter who compiles it.
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That's what I was figuring because it is compiled from other sources and voted on by the public. However, the only one I admit to not having seen is "An American in Paris".
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I must confess that I don't "get" An American in Paris. It's got some lovely moments, but I don't think it should really be considered one of the best movie musicals of all time.
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Also, Wizard of Oz was 1939, not 1931. They were still trying to perfect sound in 1931.
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1. The Wizard of Oz (But...The Sound of Music could steal it)
2. The Sound of Music
3. Singin in the Rain
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1. The Sound of Music
2. West Side Story
3. Chicago
4. The Wizard of Oz
5. Cabaret
6. Singin' in the Rain
7. Grease
8. My Fair Lady
9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show
10. An American in Paris (which shouldn't be on this list)
^ I'm replacing this with Funny Girl, but that's just my personal preference.
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TOP 5 (as announced on the special)

1. The Sound of Music
2. Grease
3. The Wizard of Oz
4. Singin' in the Rain
5. West Side Story
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Cant believe Wizard of Oz is third. I personally think Singing in the Rain shouldve gotten the top spot. I'm obviously biased, as it is my favorite movie, but not only is there great singing and dancing, but its hilarious, even after all these years. It is such a great all-around movie. I love all of the movies in the top 5, but Wizard of Oz and Singing in the Rain are, IMO, unquestionably better than Grease. but to each their own :)
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Yayyyy for The Sound of Music!!!
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"Wizard of Oz" should have been second. "My Fair Lady" should have been in the top 5 instead of "Grease." Yeah for "The Sound of Music" getting 1st place!
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I don't agree with their top ten at all and, for the most part their top 5.
I would have thrown in Gigi and maybe even Oliver.
While Rocky Horrror is fun, it's by no means one of the best musicals ever. I feel the same way about Grease and An American in Paris (parts of which bore me to death).
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In the animated film category we had two films which became long running Broadway musicals:

1. The Lion King
2. Toy Story
3. Beauty and the Beast
4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
5. Fantasia
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As far as I am concerned, "Singin' in the Rain" is the best movie musical ever.

So how exactly were the top movies determined? Was this some sort of People's Choice Award version of the AFI best film lists?

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When "Beauty and the Beast" landed in number 3 my sister was shocked.
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I definitely would not have put Grease at #2. I like it, but don't love it.

And Beauty and the Beast is superior to The Lion King, in my opinion. The soundtrack was better, and the animation is just more visually stunning.
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