Feel like breaking out in song? Or a minimum of, watching other individuals do it?.
Naturally, music fans regularly turn to Netflix for concert documentaries, like Taylor Swifts Miss Americana, and series with killer soundtracks, like Bridgerton. If you spend some time browsing the musical genre classification on Netflix, youll find the streaming service likewise has a treasure chest of Broadway-caliber musicals (” musical” defined in this case as any story in which the music directly influences the plot and/or a major character regularly performs music as part of their arc) waiting for you..
If that sounds great, begin up the orchestra and draw back the drape. Here are 15 of the catchiest, most amazing, all-around finest musicals Netflix streaming right now.
15. The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience.
At a short 30 minutes, The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience is a snack-sized Netflix musical. It is likewise without a doubt the strangest. Explained in our review as a “Lemonade-style visual album total with spoken word poetry and rap tracks about Mark McGwire and Jose Cansecos baseball professions in the late 80s,” almost absolutely nothing about The Lonely Islands surprise-dropped family pet project makes good sense, in the very best way possible. There are cardboard cutouts of Kathy Ireland, cameos galore, lots of strange costumes, and a soundtrack that honestly slaps. It only takes one listen of “IHOP Parking Lot” to get the insanely memorable “shake that nasty butt” line stuck in ones head permanently, and the rest of the songs are definitely unforgettable.– Alexis Nedd, Senior Entertainment Reporter.
Finest tune: “IHOP Parking Lot” How to view: The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience is streaming on Netflix..
14. Shrek the Musical.
” Shrek the musical” might not be synonymous with big-time Broadway success, but the 2008 production from Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire is a perfectly sensible excellent time. Brian DArcy James take on Shrek and Daniel Breakers on the Donkey are loads of fun, but the very best number in the show comes from Sutton Fosters Fiona and 2 more youthful variations of the character.
As a child, Fiona is locked up in the highest space of the tallest tower, protected by a vicious dragon. She passes time by singing and reading stories of other legendary princesses … just to realize that what they all have in typical is the limitless waiting. Years go by as Fiona turns into a teen and finally an adult, attempting to remain optimistic while awaiting her prince to show up any day. Fosters variation lastly snaps, damaging her story books and vocalizing a plea to God. Fiona constantly did understand how to strip the allure away from princess life.– Proma Khosla, Entertainment Reporter.
Best tune: “I Know Its Today” How to enjoy: Shrek the Musical is streaming on Netflix..
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13. Les Misérables.
Anne Hathaway, who got the Best Supporting Actress Oscar she deserved for her take on Fantine, definitely brings the house down with her rendition of “I Dreamed A Dream”– and simply shy of a years later, that makes it worth enjoying the entire two hour and 38 minute film over once again.– Alison Foreman, Entertainment Reporter.
Best song: “I Dreamed A Dream” How to watch: Les Misérables is streaming on Netflix.
Glee had plenty of hits and misses during its run of 6 seasons and over 700 tunes, however the pilots cover of “Dont Stop Believin” still offers us chills in the finest way. This was Glee at its finest, the characters bonded by their distinctions and discovering strength in each other. Its one of the few times the cast performs a cappella, and hardly auto-tuned compared to much of what followed. Looking back, it wasnt so much a pledge as a vision, and we still desire to think it.– P.K.
Best song: “Dont Stop Believin” How to see: Glee is streaming on Netflix.
11. Over the Moon.
What do you get when you integrate Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, and the iconic Eurovision Song Contest? Ferrell and McAdams play a musical duo representing Iceland at Eurovision, where they deal with strong competition and even fiercer songs. It will make you proud to be from Iceland, even if you arent Icelandic.
Finest tune: “Husavik (My Hometown)” How to enjoy: Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga is streaming on Netflix.
Young Fei is enchanted by the story of the moon goddess Chang e and the legend of her enthusiast. Still grieving the death of her mom, Fei takes unkindly to her dad finding brand-new love and chooses to construct a rocket to the moon to find Chang e. She discovers a wonderful world beyond her thinking of and must fix up the fantasy of the moon with the life that awaits her on Earth. Cathy Ang, Phillipa Soo, Ken Jeong, John Cho, Ruthie Ann Miles, Margaret Cho, and Sandra Oh star, so yes, Over the Moon is a powerhouse lineup of Asian American acting skill.– P.K. *.
Finest tune: “Ultraluminary” How to see: Over the Moon is streaming on Netflix..
9. The Prom.
Prepare to dance through The Prom, a bubbly event of inclusion and being yourself. The Prom features an all-star cast consisting of Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, and Andrew Rannells, who play washed-up Broadway actors in need of an image increase. When Emma, a lesbian trainee in Indiana, desires to bring her girlfriend to senior prom, the bigoted PTA threatens to cancel the occasion entirely. The Broadway performers see this as a possibility to capture some favorable promotion and go to Indiana to help Emma out. The Prom has trouble keeping its balance at times, frequently focusing too much on the Broadway stars and inadequate on Emmas journey. Its musical numbers, varying from emotional ballads like “Unruly Heart” to high energy set pieces like “Love Thy Neighbor,” are enjoyable and full of heart.– B.E.
Best song: “Unruly Heart” How to watch: The Prom is streaming on Netflix..
8. Been So Long.
Adjusted from the musical of the same name, Been So Long offers a dreamy take a look at a chance encounter between 2 individuals in desperate requirement of a break from truth. With electric interactions in between stars Michaela Coel and Arinzé Kene, this poppy love will have you from the minute the first words are sung– and will not let go up until the really last verse..
Bee So Long blends deeply efficient yet downplayed performances and an excessive escapist atmosphere to quickly transport viewers outside their living rooms. Fans of Coeles parts in Chewing Gum and I May Destroy You will definitely be struck by the actors steadfast capability to embody power and vulnerability, which she does so once again in this real concealed gem.– A.F. *.
Finest tune: “Primus Humanus” How to see: Been So Long is streaming on Netfix.
7. The Princess and the Frog.
The Princess and the Frog came at the tail end of Disneys typically animated princess movies and stands out as a stunning and fitting bookend of the era. Princess Tiana is a hardworking, no-nonsense heroine who needs a push to enable a little magic into her life, making her one of the franchises more modern-day and relatable heroes. Despite the fact that she spends the majority of the movie as a frog, her journey through the bayou of Louisiana to achieve her dreams (and incidentally find love with the good-looking Prince Naveen) is a fascinating story with some of Disneys jazziest standards. After all, they could not set a movie in New Orleans without having some big musical numbers to do the city justice.– A.N.
Best tune: “Dig A Little Deeper” How to view: The Princess and the Frog is streaming on Netflix.
6. The Get Down.
Baz Lurhmanns elegant mind gave the world Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, that unusual Great Gatsby adjustment, and Netflixs The Get Down. Happening in the south Bronx in the late 70s, right at the cusp of disco and the rise of hip hop, The Get Down follows a group of young guys who find the matchless sound of a mysterious DJ and become The Get Down Brothers, a fictional rap group that nonetheless communicates with real-life legends like Grandmaster Flash. Its hectic modifying and artistic imaginings of the Bronx are reminiscent of Lurhmanns other work but remain unique, and its music is some of the very best in any Netflix initial offering.– A.N.
Best song: “Get Down Brothers vs. Notorious 3” How to enjoy: The Get Down is streaming on Netflix..
5. Fiddler on the Roof.
Do I even have to discuss why Fiddler made this list? I mean, cmon: “Tradiiiitiiiion, tradition!”.
Director Norman Jewisons film adaption of the hit 1964 Broadway play has become, for numerous, the story of Tevye (played once again by Chaim Topol, who came from the function on stage) and his children informed in its truest kind. Unfaltering commitment to the source product and competent cinematography by Oswald Morris, who also dealt with the 1952 Moulin Rouge, make this an outright must for any musical fan. At the very least, youll love the songs … because everybody enjoys the songs.– A.F.
Best tune: “Tradition” How to enjoy: Fiddler on the Roof is streaming on Netflix..
4. The Muppets.
Gary (Jason Segel) and his muppet sibling Walter (Peter Linz) are both longtime geeks for The Muppet Show who miss their old TELEVISION friends. When the 2 discover throughout a tour of the rundown and unused Muppet Studios that a wicked cash male named Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) is going to buy the old Muppet Theatre, they understand they have to act.
Starts an impressive “getting the band back together” journey that discovers the siblings tracking down scattered Muppets, all while Garys extremely patient and understanding wife, Mary (Amy Adams), significantly has a hard time with her other halfs disinvestment in their relationship. This is a 2010s Muppet movie developed in the mold of the Jim Henson Company classics. Its terrific.– Adam Rosenberg, Senior Entertainment Reporter *.
Finest tune: “Man or Muppet” How to watch: The Muppets is streaming on Netflix..
3. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
If Ma Raineys Black Bottom cant quite get away the rhythms of the phase (its based on a play by August Wilson), its more than vibrant adequate to hold its own as a motion picture. Set throughout an eventful recording session in 1927 Chicago, the movie is at when a full-throated homage to the “Mother of the Blues,” a dynamic celebration of Black culture and its place in history, and a sharp expedition of racial characteristics then and now– not to mention a stunning showcase for its cast, consisting of Viola Davis as the imposing legend of the title and Chadwick Boseman in his thrilling, heartbreaking final performance.– Angie Han, Deputy Entertainment Editor *.
Best song: “Deep Moaning Blues” How to see: Ma Raineys Black Bottom is streaming on Netflix..
Glee had plenty of hits and misses throughout its run of 6 seasons and over 700 songs, however the pilots cover of “Dont Stop Believin” still offers us chills in the finest method.– P.K.
Best finestTune “Dont Stop Believin” How to watchView Glee is streaming on Netflix.
At the extremely least, youll love the songs … because everyone loves the tunes.
Ferrell and McAdams play a musical duo representing Iceland at Eurovision, where they deal with strong competitors and even fiercer tunes.– A.N.
Best finest: “Dig A Little Deeper” How to watch: The Princess and the Frog is streaming on Netflix.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is a precious and timeless Bollywood film soundtrack, but “Yeh Ladka Hai Allah” hardly ever gets its due. This is the unusual Bollywood number that has everything and puts it on full display screen while Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) participates in Anjalis (Kajol) finest friends wedding. Like “Bole Chudiyan” in the same motion picture, its a boisterous group number rooted in cultural celebration, and like “Suraj Hua Maddham” a mere 10 minutes previously, it basks in the legendary chemistry of Khan and Kajol, who move seamlessly from sweet flirtation to playful competition to full on eye-fucking (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai gazebo scene, here is your required shout out). The tune is diegetic as part of the wedding festivities, but with simply enough of a dream component for our characters to check out unspoken emotions and break into choreographed dances they definitely never ever rehearsed.– P.K.
Best tune: “Yeh Ladki Hai Allah” How to watch: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is streaming on Netflix..
All 4 seasons of Rachel Blooms magical, emotional musical extravaganza are on Netflix, so if you didnt initially capture the CW charmer throughout its 2015-2019 run, youre in for a real reward. The program follows a lady after she moves throughout the country to get her high school partner back– but obviously, its actually a lot more nuanced than that. Smartly dealing with mental disorder, love, the patriarchy, and the lies we tell ourselves, the dark funny will consistently make you laugh (in some cases joyfully, often more so out of identifiable previously owned cringe). Fair caution: The original songs (over 150!) about modern dating scaries will get stuck in your head, and you will sing along. — Entertainment Editor, Erin Strecker.
Best tune: “You Stupid Bitch” (But there are oh-so-many competitors!) How to view: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is streaming on Netflix..
Asterisks (*) suggest the entry originates from a previous Mashable list.