15 best musicals on Netflix that will dazzle and delight you

Really feel like breaking out in tune? Or at the very least, watching different individuals do it?

After all, music followers repeatedly flip to Netflix for live performance documentaries, like Taylor Swift’s Miss Americana, and sequence with killer soundtracks, like Bridgerton. However for those who spend a while shopping the musical style class on Netflix, you will discover the streaming service additionally has a treasure trove of Broadway-caliber musicals (“musical” outlined on this case as any story through which the music straight influences the plot and/or a serious character constantly performs music as a part of their arc) ready for you.

If that sounds good, begin up the orchestra and draw again the curtain. Listed below are 15 of the catchiest, most dazzling, all-around finest musicals Netflix streaming proper now.

15. The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Expertise

Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer in

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At a brief half-hour, The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Expertise is a snack-sized Netflix musical. Additionally it is by far the strangest. Described in our evaluation as a “Lemonade-style visible album full with spoken phrase poetry and rap tracks about Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco’s baseball careers within the late ’80s,” nearly nothing about The Lonely Island’s surprise-dropped pet mission is smart, in one of the best ways doable. There are cardboard cutouts of Kathy Eire, cameos galore, tons of weird costumes, and a soundtrack that frankly slaps. It solely takes one hear of “IHOP Parking Lot” to get the insanely catchy “shake that nasty butt” line caught in a single’s head ceaselessly, and the remainder of the songs are infinitely memorable. — Alexis Nedd, Senior Leisure Reporter

Greatest tune: “IHOP Parking Lot”
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14. Shrek the Musical

“Shrek the musical” is probably not synonymous with big-time Broadway success, however the 2008 manufacturing from Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire is a superbly affordable good time. Brian D’Arcy James’ tackle Shrek and Daniel Breaker’s on the Donkey are a great deal of enjoyable, however the very best quantity within the present belongs to Sutton Foster’s Fiona and two youthful variations of the character.

As a toddler, Fiona is imprisoned within the highest room of the tallest tower, guarded by a vicious dragon. She passes time by singing and studying tales of different fabled princesses…solely to understand that what all of them have in frequent is the countless ready. Years go by as Fiona grows into a teen and at last an grownup, making an attempt to remain optimistic whereas ready for her prince to reach any day. Foster’s model lastly snaps, destroying her story books and belting out a plea to God. Fiona at all times did know how you can strip the glamor away from princess life. — Proma Khosla, Leisure Reporter

Greatest tune: “I Know It is In the present day”
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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s function directorial debut packs a potent musical theater punch from each angle. He brings to life the selective actuality and theatrical phantasmagoria of Lease author Jonathan Larson’s life and profession, primarily based on an autobiographical present from 1992.

Miranda, whose Within the Heights was spectacularly tailored for movie by Jon M. Chu, proves as adept at shifting from stage to display as he does sucking the marrow of his medium. Andrew Garfield totally inhabits Larson, from voice to physique to towering, buzzing hair and a frenetic urgency to create — to jot down, to sing, to matter, as Larson so clearly did to legions of dreamers who adopted. — P.Okay.*

Greatest tune: “Come to Your Senses.”
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12. Les Misérables

No matter affect the mesmeric dumpster fireplace that’s Cats had in your opinion of director Tom Hooper, his 2012 movie adaptation of Les Misérables set a brand new normal for stage productions cranking as much as their utmost epic-ness for the massive display. Anne Hathaway, who obtained the Greatest Supporting Actress Oscar she deserved for her tackle Fantine, completely brings the home down along with her rendition of “I Dreamed A Dream” — and simply shy of a decade later, that makes it price watching the whole two hour and 38 minute movie over once more. Even the rambling bits with Hugh Jackman, which we promise do in truth come to an finish. Finally. — Alison Foreman, Leisure Reporter

Greatest tune: “I Dreamed A Dream”
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11. Over the Moon

A still from Netflix's animated feature "Over The Moon"

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Younger Fei Fei is enchanted by the story of the moon goddess Chang’e and the legend of her lover. Nonetheless mourning the loss of life of her mom, Fei Fei takes unkindly to her father discovering new love and decides to construct a rocket to the moon to seek out Chang’e. She finds a magical world past her imagining and should reconcile 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 sure, Over the Moon is a powerhouse lineup of Asian American appearing expertise. — P.Okay. *

Greatest tune: “Ultraluminary”
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10. The Promenade

Prepare to bounce by The Promenade, a bubbly celebration of inclusion and being your self. The Promenade options an all-star solid together with Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, and Andrew Rannells, who play washed-up Broadway actors in want of a picture enhance. When Emma, a lesbian scholar in Indiana, desires to convey her girlfriend to promenade, the bigoted PTA threatens to cancel the occasion all collectively. The Broadway performers see this as an opportunity to nab some optimistic publicity and go to Indiana to assist Emma out. The Promenade has hassle conserving its steadiness at occasions, usually focusing an excessive amount of on the Broadway stars and never sufficient on Emma’s journey. Nevertheless, its musical numbers, starting from emotional ballads like “Unruly Coronary heart” to excessive power set items like “Love Thy Neighbor,” are enjoyable and stuffed with coronary heart. — Belen Edwards, Leisure Reporter

Greatest tune: “Unruly Coronary heart”

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9. Eurovision Tune Contest: The Story of Fireplace Saga

Will Ferrell as Lars Erickssong, Rachel McAdams as Sigrit Ericksdottir in

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What do you get once you mix Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, and the enduring Eurovision Tune Contest? A enjoyable film stuffed with absolute bangers. Ferrell and McAdams play a musical duo representing Iceland at Eurovision, the place they face fierce competitors and even fiercer songs. Put together to have “Lion of Love” and “Jaja Ding Dong” caught in your head for all eternity, preserve your eyes peeled for previous Eurovision contestants through the “Tune-a-long,” and be sure to have some tissues prepared for the present stopping “Husavik.” It can make you proud to be from Iceland, even for those who aren’t Icelandic. — B.E.

Greatest tune: “Husavik (My Hometown)”
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8. Been So Lengthy

Tailored from the musical of the identical title, Been So Lengthy provides a dreamy take a look at an opportunity encounter between two individuals in determined want of a break from actuality. With electrical interactions between stars Michaela Coel and Arinzé Kene, this poppy romance may have you from the second the primary phrases are sung — and will not let go till the final verse.

Bee So Lengthy blends deeply efficient but understated performances and an over-the-top escapist environment to immediately transport viewers exterior their dwelling rooms. Followers of Coele’s elements in in Chewing Gum and I Could Destroy You will definitely be struck by the actor’s unwavering skill to embody energy and vulnerability, which she does so once more on this true hidden gem. — A.F. *

Greatest tune: “Primus Humanus”
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7. My Honest Woman

Wilfrid Hyde-White and Audrey Hepburn in a scene from the movie:

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Audrey Hepburn performed no scarcity of iconic roles, however certainly one of her finest identified is as cockney flower woman Eliza Doolittle in My Honest Woman. When conceited linguist Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) laments the “degradation” of the English language with accents like Eliza’s, he makes a wager that he can educate her to talk like a correct English woman and move her off as comparable to an upcoming ball.

Because the trainer and pupil come to know one another, their classes develop into greater than academic, resulting in a sweeping musical romance. My Honest Woman options iconic songs like “Would not It Be Loverly,” “On The Avenue The place You Dwell,” and “The Rain in Spain.” —A.N.*

Greatest tune: “On the Avenue The place You Dwell”
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Baz Lurhmann’s luxurious thoughts gave the world Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, that bizarre Nice Gatsby adaptation, and Netflix’s The Get Down. Going down within the south Bronx within the late ’70s, proper on the cusp of disco and the rise of hip hop, The Get Down follows a bunch of younger males who uncover the incomparable sound of a mysterious DJ and develop into The Get Down Brothers, a fictional rap group that nonetheless interacts with real-life legends like Grandmaster Flash. Its fast-paced modifying and creative imaginings of the Bronx are harking back to Lurhmann’s different work however stay distinctive, and its music is a number of the finest in any Netflix unique providing. — A.N.

Greatest tune: “Get Down Brothers vs. Infamous 3”
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5. Jingle Jangle

Justin Cornwell as Young Jeronicus Jangle in

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Shut up and embrace the magic of Christmas with Jingle Jangle, a pleasant unique musical about household, toys, and inheritable mechanical ingenuity.

Forrest Whittaker stars as Jeronicus Jangle, a previously genius toymaker who thinks he’s misplaced every thing. However his daughter Jessica (literal Disney princess Anika Noni Rose) and granddaughter Journey (newcomer Madalen Mills) come again into his life to reignite the spark that makes their household particular. Ricky Martin, Phylicia Rashad, and Keegan Michael Key additionally star in unforgettable roles that play collectively to make Jingle Jangle an immediate vacation basic. — A.N. *

Greatest Tune: “Miles and Miles”
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4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is a basic and beloved Bollywood film soundtrack, however “Yeh Ladka Hai Allah” hardly ever will get its due. That is the uncommon Bollywood quantity that has all of it and places it on full show whereas Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) attends Anjali’s (Kajol) finest good friend’s marriage ceremony. Like “Bole Chudiyan” in the identical film, it is a boisterous group quantity rooted in cultural celebration, and like “Suraj Hua Maddham” a mere 10 minutes earlier, it basks within the legendary chemistry of Khan and Kajol, who transfer seamlessly from candy flirtation to playful rivalry to full on eye-fucking (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai gazebo scene, right here is your compulsory shout out).

The tune is diegetic as a part of the marriage festivities, however with simply sufficient of a fantasy ingredient for our characters to discover unstated feelings and break into choreographed dances they undoubtedly by no means rehearsed. — P.Okay.

Greatest tune: “Yeh Ladki Hai Allah”

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3. Vivo

GABI (voiced by Ynairaly Simo) and VIVO (voiced by Lin-Manuel Miranda) in

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Vivo makes such candy, stunning music on Netflix.

The animated function from writers Quiara Alegría Hudes and Kirk DeMicco, who additionally directs, tells the story of the eponymous kinkajou. The furry little singing-and-dancing cutie pie named Vivo units out on a journey from Havana to Miami, hoping to meet the dying want of his finest good friend and musical companion, Andrés. Alongside the best way he finds assist from an unlikely supply: Gabi, the music-loving (however rhythmically dense) niece to Andrés who additionally occurs to be a sweet-natured agent of chaos.

Their emotional journey is propelled most of all by tune. That is the place Vivo‘s true superpower lies. Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote all of them, and he infuses every with crackling power because the voice of Vivo. Alongside Gabi actor Ynairaly Simo, the 2 embark on a deeply shifting journey that is all however assured to go away you in joyous, heartfelt tears. — Adam Rosenberg, Senior Leisure Reporter

Greatest Tune: “My Personal Drum.”
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2. Ma Rainey’s Black Backside

Chadwick Boseman as Levee in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom."

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If Ma Rainey’s Black Backside can’t fairly escape the rhythms of the stage (it’s primarily based on a play by August Wilson), it is greater than dynamic sufficient to carry its personal as a film. Set throughout an eventful recording session in 1927 Chicago, the movie is without delay a full-throated tribute to the “Mom of the Blues,” a full of life celebration of Black tradition and its place in historical past, and a pointy exploration of racial dynamics then and now — to not point out a surprising showcase for its solid, together with Viola Davis because the towering legend of the title and Chadwick Boseman in his thrilling, heartbreaking remaining efficiency. — Angie Han, Deputy Leisure Editor *

Greatest tune: “Deep Moaning Blues”
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1. Loopy Ex-Girlfriend

All 4 seasons of Rachel Bloom’s magical, emotional musical extravaganza are on Netflix, so for those who did not initially catch the CW charmer throughout its 2015-2019 run, you are in for an actual deal with. The present follows a lady after she strikes throughout the nation to get her highschool boyfriend again however after all, it is truly much more nuanced than that. Neatly tackling psychological sickness, love, the patriarchy, and the lies we inform ourselves, the darkish comedy will constantly make you snicker (generally joyfully, generally extra so out of recognizable secondhand cringe). Honest warning: The unique songs (over 150!) about fashionable relationship horrors will get caught in your head, and also you will sing alongside. — Erin Strecker, Leisure Editor

Greatest tune: “You Silly Bitch” (However there are oh-so-many contenders!)
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Asterisks (*) point out the entry comes from a earlier Mashable checklist.