QUIZ: Remember These Famous Movie Musicals?

Tons of musical plays have graced the stages of Broadway over the years. But they’ve also transitioned onto the big screen, too, with shows like “The Sound of Music,” “Grease” and “Hamilton.” Anyone who’s a true musicals fan should have no problem passing this quiz. If they know everything from “High School Musical” to “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” they’re a true musical fan!

Tons of musical plays have graced the stages of Broadway over the years. But they’ve also transitioned onto the big screen, too, with shows like “The Sound of Music,” “Grease” and “Hamilton.” Anyone who’s a true musicals fan should have no problem passing this quiz. If they know everything from “High School Musical” to “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” they’re a true musical fan!

A bad boy and a good girl fall hopelessly in love with each other.

  • Hairspray
  • Footloose
  • West Side Story
  • Grease

The 1978 film follows Sandy, a good girl, who falls in love with bad boy Danny over the summer. But when school starts, their differences threaten to tear them apart. Some hit songs include “You’re the One That I Want,” and “Summer Nights.”

The 1978 film follows Sandy, a good girl, who falls in love with bad boy Danny over the summer. But when school starts, their differences threaten to tear them apart. Some hit songs include “You’re the One That I Want,” and “Summer Nights.”

A barber wrongly accused of murder seeks revenge.

  • Something Rotten!
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Vanilla Sky

Sweeney Todd is a barber who spends 15 years in prison paying for something he didn’t do. Once he’s released, he starts taking out his customers as revenge. “No Place Like London” and “My Friends” appear on the soundtrack of this musical.

Sweeney Todd is a barber who spends 15 years in prison paying for something he didn’t do. Once he’s released, he starts taking out his customers as revenge. “No Place Like London” and “My Friends” appear on the soundtrack of this musical.

Professor Henry Higgins tries to turn a flower girl into a classy woman in this musical film.

  • The King and I
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • My Fair Lady
  • The Music Man

In the 1964 film, a phonetics professor offers Eliza Doolittle speech lessons to help her pass as a member of high-class society. But the two soon form a unique bond. “On the Street Where You Live” is one of several iconic songs in this movie musical.

In the 1964 film, a phonetics professor offers Eliza Doolittle speech lessons to help her pass as a member of high-class society. But the two soon form a unique bond. “On the Street Where You Live” is one of several iconic songs in this movie musical.

In this musical, Judy Garland sang about a magical land somewhere over the rainbow.

  • Wicked
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Into the Woods
  • Return to Oz

Judy Garland played Dorothy Gale, a Kansas girl who sung “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and later found herself in the land of Oz after a tornado hurls her house there. Other songs include “If I Only Had a Brain.”

Judy Garland played Dorothy Gale, a Kansas girl who sung “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and later found herself in the land of Oz after a tornado hurls her house there. Other songs include “If I Only Had a Brain.”

There’s plenty of drama, laughter and music for this orphan living at an rough orphanage.

  • Dorothy
  • Lassie
  • Hanna
  • Annie

In the musical film, Annie, a little girl with red hair, must escape the clutches of the wicked Miss Hannigan. Annie’s positive attitude resonates in hits like “Tomorrow” but also her struggles in “It’s a Hard Knock Life.”

In the musical film, Annie, a little girl with red hair, must escape the clutches of the wicked Miss Hannigan. Annie’s positive attitude resonates in hits like “Tomorrow” but also her struggles in “It’s a Hard Knock Life.”

Sophie invites over three guys from her mom’s past in the hope of finding a link to her own past.

  • Mamma Mia
  • Grease 2
  • Moulin Rouge
  • The Wizard of Oz

Sophie invites three of her mom’s exes to her wedding without telling anyone because she believes one of them might be her dad. Some of the hit songs in the film include “Mamma Mia,” and “Dancing Queen.”

Sophie invites three of her mom’s exes to her wedding without telling anyone because she believes one of them might be her dad. Some of the hit songs in the film include “Mamma Mia,” and “Dancing Queen.”

A witch is given custody of three war orphans who must band together to stop the enemy from invading England.

  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Grease
  • Hannah Montana

Angela Lansbury plays a woman who becomes a temporary mother to three orphans who learn she’s secretly a witch looking for a special spell that will help her change the tides of wars towards England’s favor. Some of the film’s songs include “Substitutiary Locomotion” and “Portobello Road.”

Angela Lansbury plays a woman who becomes a temporary mother to three orphans who learn she’s secretly a witch looking for a special spell that will help her change the tides of wars towards England’s favor. Some of the film’s songs include “Substitutiary Locomotion” and “Portobello Road.”

This Muppet musical adventure sees some of our most beloved characters going on the ultimate adventure to find treasure.

  • Kermit Takes Manhattan
  • Long John Kermit
  • Muppet Treasure Island
  • Kermit and Miss Piggy’s Pirate Adventure

In the musical film, Kermit, Long John Silver and an orphan named Jim set a course for the high seas using a treasure map as their guide to find a pirate’s loot. Some of the film’s songs include “Sailing for Adventure” and “Cabin Fever.”

In the musical film, Kermit, Long John Silver and an orphan named Jim set a course for the high seas using a treasure map as their guide to find a pirate’s loot. Some of the film’s songs include “Sailing for Adventure” and “Cabin Fever.”

An employee at a flower shop names a plant after the girl he likes.

  • Something Rotten!
  • Pleasantville
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Little Shop of Horrors!

In the film, Seymour names a creepy looking plant Audrey II after a girl he has a serious crush on. But things get really weird after the plant starts craving flesh. Particularly, human flesh.

In the film, Seymour names a creepy looking plant Audrey II after a girl he has a serious crush on. But things get really weird after the plant starts craving flesh. Particularly, human flesh.

A writer and a cabaret performer fall hopelessly in love in 19th century Paris.

  • In the Heights
  • Moulin Rouge
  • The King and I
  • Hairspray

The film revolves around a writer and a cabaret actress and their secret relationship in Paris, France. Some of the musical numbers featured include “One Day I’ll Fly Away” and “Like a Virgin.”

The film revolves around a writer and a cabaret actress and their secret relationship in Paris, France. Some of the musical numbers featured include “One Day I’ll Fly Away” and “Like a Virgin.”

A witch who was robbed of her beauty prevents a baker and his wife from starting a family.

  • Into the Woods
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Wicked
  • Cinderella

The baker and his wife are forced to look for the ingredients that will make the witch beautiful again. Along the way, they meet other fairytale characters like Rapunzel and Cinderella in this epic movie inspired by a Broadway musical.

The baker and his wife are forced to look for the ingredients that will make the witch beautiful again. Along the way, they meet other fairytale characters like Rapunzel and Cinderella in this epic movie inspired by a Broadway musical.

Gene Wilder played a giddy candy inventor who wasn’t a fan of parents in general.

  • Hairspray
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  • Funny Face
  • The Greatest Snowman

In the original 1971 film, Willy Wonka gives a group of kids the chance to win candy for life. But fans of the films will most likely remember Wilder’s performance of the song “Pure Imagination.”

In the original 1971 film, Willy Wonka gives a group of kids the chance to win candy for life. But fans of the films will most likely remember Wilder’s performance of the song “Pure Imagination.”

A college student joins her school's acapella group.

  • Mrs. Winterbourne
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Dancing Queens
  • Sister Act

Beca joined an all-girl group of acapella singers in order to battle against an all-male acapella group during a competition. “The Cup Song” of this musical film is a favorite among fans.

Beca joined an all-girl group of acapella singers in order to battle against an all-male acapella group during a competition. “The Cup Song” of this musical film is a favorite among fans.

A Disney princess finds herself magically transported to New York City.

  • The Rocky Horror Show
  • Enchanted
  • New York Minute
  • A Princess in New York

Princess Giselle finds herself in the real world falling in love with a lawyer, who is later confronted by the prince Giselle was destined to fall in love with. And as one might expect, there are tons of songs like the “Happy Working Song” and “True Love’s Kiss.”

Princess Giselle finds herself in the real world falling in love with a lawyer, who is later confronted by the prince Giselle was destined to fall in love with. And as one might expect, there are tons of songs like the “Happy Working Song” and “True Love’s Kiss.”

Elphaba went by another name by the time Dorothy arrived in Oz, but she wasn’t always so mean.

  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Land of Oz
  • Into the Woods
  • Wicked

The 2021 film will be based on the novel and Broadway musical of the same name, and audiences will get to learn about Elphaba, a woman who became a wicked sorceress only after a series of unfortunate events led her down a dark path.

The 2021 film will be based on the novel and Broadway musical of the same name, and audiences will get to learn about Elphaba, a woman who became a wicked sorceress only after a series of unfortunate events led her down a dark path.

Half his face is covered by a mask and he spends a lot of time at an opera house.

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • A Star is Born
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Rent

The film is based on a disfigured man who wears a partial mask and hides in the Paris Opera House. But he quickly falls for a woman with musical skills. Some of the songs in this film musical include “The Music of the Night” and “Think of Me.”

The film is based on a disfigured man who wears a partial mask and hides in the Paris Opera House. But he quickly falls for a woman with musical skills. Some of the songs in this film musical include “The Music of the Night” and “Think of Me.”

A little girl overcomes a terrible illness but then is forced to live with evil relatives.

  • The Color Purple
  • The Others
  • Show Boat
  • The Secret Garden

Mary Lennox barely survives cholera, but loses her entire family to the disease (or so she assumes). This forces her to go live with uncle who’s as mean as a snake in this 1993 film.

Mary Lennox barely survives cholera, but loses her entire family to the disease (or so she assumes). This forces her to go live with uncle who’s as mean as a snake in this 1993 film.

This film uses rap and hip-hop to tell the tale of an American founding father.

  • Hamilton
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Assassins
  • 1776

The film is simply the play captured live on Broadway and it is about Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers. The musical tells the story about his life before, throughout, and during the aftermath of the American Revolution and it received eleven Tony awards.

The film is simply the play captured live on Broadway and it is about Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers. The musical tells the story about his life before, throughout, and during the aftermath of the American Revolution and it received eleven Tony awards.

A thief tries to put his life of crime behind him, but a former prison guard is still pursuing him like a criminal.

  • Superman vs. Batman
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Les Misérables
  • The Shawshank Redemption

After serving time in prison, Jean Valjean starts a new life and becomes a town mayor. But Javert, who was a prison guard, is still pursuing him and harassing him as if Valjean were still a criminal in this musical film.

After serving time in prison, Jean Valjean starts a new life and becomes a town mayor. But Javert, who was a prison guard, is still pursuing him and harassing him as if Valjean were still a criminal in this musical film.

Two lovers share a special bond and also a connection to other things that threaten to tear them apart.

  • In the Heights
  • Guys and Dolls
  • West Side Story
  • Hairspray

The 1961 film took place in New York City in the 1950s and followed Tony and Maria who fell hopelessly in love in spite of the fact that they each have ties to rival gangs.

The 1961 film took place in New York City in the 1950s and followed Tony and Maria who fell hopelessly in love in spite of the fact that they each have ties to rival gangs.

Based on the animated film, this live action musical follows a provincial Belle who falls in love with a guy who’s really hairy.

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Alien vs. Predator
  • Wolverine
  • Harriet the Spy

The live performance follows Emma Watson as Belle who falls in love with a cursed Beast who must experience true love’s kiss before he and those in his kingdom remain cursed forever. Fans of the animated film will recognize songs like “Belle” and “Be Our Guest.”

The live performance follows Emma Watson as Belle who falls in love with a cursed Beast who must experience true love’s kiss before he and those in his kingdom remain cursed forever. Fans of the animated film will recognize songs like “Belle” and “Be Our Guest.”

A woman on the run is forced to blend in at a convent.

  • The Fugitive
  • Buffy the Musical
  • Sister Act
  • Annie

Whoopi Goldberg plays Dolores, a lounge singer who witnesses a murder and must go into hiding as a nun to avoid her lover who is hunting her down. In the process, she teaches the nuns at the convent how to sing and she gives classic songs like “I Will Follow Him” a holy makeover.

Whoopi Goldberg plays Dolores, a lounge singer who witnesses a murder and must go into hiding as a nun to avoid her lover who is hunting her down. In the process, she teaches the nuns at the convent how to sing and she gives classic songs like “I Will Follow Him” a holy makeover.

Young artists living in New York struggle to pay their bills.

  • Ghost
  • Avenue Q
  • Rent
  • In the Heights

The 2005 film is set in the 1990s and follows a group of talented people struggling to pay their rent. Some of the popular songs in the film include “Today 4 U” and “Life Support.”

The 2005 film is set in the 1990s and follows a group of talented people struggling to pay their rent. Some of the popular songs in the film include “Today 4 U” and “Life Support.”

A jazz musician and aspiring actress fall hopelessly in love while searching for their big breaks.

  • La La Land
  • Hair
  • Titanic
  • Show Boat

In this musical romantic film, Sebastian and Mia are both pursuing artistic venues, but their eventual success threatens to end their love forever. Some of the soundtrack hits from this film includes “City of Stars” and “Someone in the Crowd.”

In this musical romantic film, Sebastian and Mia are both pursuing artistic venues, but their eventual success threatens to end their love forever. Some of the soundtrack hits from this film includes “City of Stars” and “Someone in the Crowd.”

A nun becomes a governess to children during WWII.

  • The Sound of Music
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The King and I
  • Mary Poppins

The musical film is set during the time of the Nazi era and focuses on a governess who watches over the Von Trapp children. Some of the songs that have become staples include “Do-Re-Mi," “The Lonely Goatherd,” and “So Long, Farewell.”

The musical film is set during the time of the Nazi era and focuses on a governess who watches over the Von Trapp children. Some of the songs that have become staples include “Do-Re-Mi," “The Lonely Goatherd,” and “So Long, Farewell.”

This musical centers around a British schoolteacher who is hired by a King to modernize his country.

  • A Star is Born
  • The King and I
  • Over the Moon
  • Pitch Perfect

“The King and I” was written by the iconic musical duo Rodgers and Hammerstein. It was based on the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, who was the governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the 1860s.

“The King and I” was written by the iconic musical duo Rodgers and Hammerstein. It was based on the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, who was the governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the 1860s.

This 1955 movie starred Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra as gamblers in New York City.

  • On the Town
  • Pal Joey
  • His Girl Friday
  • Guys and Dolls

“Guys and Dolls” was based on the 1950 Broadway musical of the same name, which was partially based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown,” a short story written in 1933.

“Guys and Dolls” was based on the 1950 Broadway musical of the same name, which was partially based on “The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown,” a short story written in 1933.

This iconic movie musical starred Gene Kelly, who sang its title number in the rain, even though he had a fever of 101 during filming.

  • The Pirate
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • For Me and My Gal
  • Les Girls

Some people believe that the iconic “Singin’ in the Rain” scene was shot in one take, but that wasn’t the case. The film was shot over a couple of days while Kelly was sick with a fever that at one point reached 103 degrees.

Some people believe that the iconic “Singin’ in the Rain” scene was shot in one take, but that wasn’t the case. The film was shot over a couple of days while Kelly was sick with a fever that at one point reached 103 degrees.

This Barbra Streisand musical won three Oscars in 1969.

  • Funny Girl
  • The Way We Were
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Yentl

“Hello, Dolly!” won the Academy Awards for Best Art Direction, Best Score of a Musical and Best Sound, and it was nominated for four other awards, including Best Picture.

“Hello, Dolly!” won the Academy Awards for Best Art Direction, Best Score of a Musical and Best Sound, and it was nominated for four other awards, including Best Picture.

This musical about an orphan who escapes a workhouse is based on a Charles Dickens novel.

  • Newsies
  • Annie Get Your Gun
  • Oklahoma
  • Oliver!

“Oliver!” was based on the Dickens novel “Oliver Twist,” which was written in 1838. The musical includes songs such as “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” and “As Long as He Needs Me.”

“Oliver!” was based on the Dickens novel “Oliver Twist,” which was written in 1838. The musical includes songs such as “Food, Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” and “As Long as He Needs Me.”

The film adaptation of this musical featured a young Christian Bale as a newspaper delivery boy.

  • West Side Story
  • Bye Bye Birdie
  • Newsies
  • The Music Man

Contrary to popular belief, the film “Newsies” actually came before the stage show. It features songs written by Disney legend Alan Menken, including “Santa Fe” and “King of New York.”

Contrary to popular belief, the film “Newsies” actually came before the stage show. It features songs written by Disney legend Alan Menken, including “Santa Fe” and “King of New York.”

This movie musical gave Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens their break-through roles.

  • High School Musical
  • The Descendants
  • Camp Rock
  • Freaky Friday

“High School Musical” was such a big success that it spawned two sequels, including the theatrically released “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.” The movie featured songs such as “Breaking Free” and “What I’ve Been Looking For.”

“High School Musical” was such a big success that it spawned two sequels, including the theatrically released “High School Musical 3: Senior Year.” The movie featured songs such as “Breaking Free” and “What I’ve Been Looking For.”

This 1942 musical starred James Cagney as George M. Cohan, an actor, playwright and composer.

  • Cover Girl
  • Babes on Broadway
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Blue Skies

“Yankee Doodle Dandy” was a major hit at the box office and the film won three Academy Awards and was nominated for five others. The musical features the songs “Give My Regards To Broadway” and “The Yankee Doodle Boy.”

“Yankee Doodle Dandy” was a major hit at the box office and the film won three Academy Awards and was nominated for five others. The musical features the songs “Give My Regards To Broadway” and “The Yankee Doodle Boy.”

This musical is about a teenage girl who purses a career as a dancer by dancing on a local TV show.

  • Hair
  • Hairspray
  • Grease
  • Dance Flick

The musical “Hairspray” was based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name and features musical numbers such as “Good Morning Baltimore,” “Ladies’ Choice” and “Welcome to the 60’s.”

The musical “Hairspray” was based on the 1988 John Waters film of the same name and features musical numbers such as “Good Morning Baltimore,” “Ladies’ Choice” and “Welcome to the 60’s.”

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Liza Minnelli starred in this musical about life in Berlin in the 1930s.

  • All That Jazz
  • Cabaret
  • New York, New York
  • Chicago

“Cabaret” was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, who won the Oscar for Best Director for his work on the film. The musical features songs such as “Maybe This Time” and “Cabaret.”

“Cabaret” was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, who won the Oscar for Best Director for his work on the film. The musical features songs such as “Maybe This Time” and “Cabaret.”

This movie was the last film Grace Kelly made before she became the Princess of Monaco.

  • High Society
  • The Swan
  • High Noon
  • To Catch a Thief

Although the movie was filmed before Grace Kelly’s wedding, it premiered three months after she married Prince Rainier III, making her the Princess of Monaco. Some songs featured in the film are “High Society Calypso” and “You’re Sensational.”

Although the movie was filmed before Grace Kelly’s wedding, it premiered three months after she married Prince Rainier III, making her the Princess of Monaco. Some songs featured in the film are “High Society Calypso” and “You’re Sensational.”

This musical comedy centers around a World War II veteran who tries to start a career as a painter.

  • That’s Entertainment
  • Les Girls
  • Xanadu
  • An American in Paris

“An American in Paris” was based a composition of the same name, written by George Gershwin. Songs from the film include “I Got Rhythm,” “Love Is Here to Stay” and “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise.”

“An American in Paris” was based a composition of the same name, written by George Gershwin. Songs from the film include “I Got Rhythm,” “Love Is Here to Stay” and “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise.”

This crime comedy musical documents scandal and corruption in a city during the Jazz Age of the 1920s.

  • Manhattan
  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Los Angeles

The film adaptation of this musical featured Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones as a housewife and a vaudeville actress who await trial together. Some songs on its soundtrack include “All That Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango.”

The film adaptation of this musical featured Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones as a housewife and a vaudeville actress who await trial together. Some songs on its soundtrack include “All That Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango.”

This film features Julie Andrews as a magically nanny in Edwardian London.

  • My Fair Lady
  • Mary Poppins
  • Camelot
  • Cinderella

The music from Mary Poppins was written by the duo the Sherman Brothers, who also wrote the song “It’s a Small World After All.” Some of the songs on the movie’s soundtrack include “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” and “Feed the Birds.”

The music from Mary Poppins was written by the duo the Sherman Brothers, who also wrote the song “It’s a Small World After All.” Some of the songs on the movie’s soundtrack include “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” and “Feed the Birds.”

This musical chronicles the lives of a family leading up to the World’s Fair in 1904.

  • Easter Parade
  • Summer Holiday
  • Till the Clouds Roll By
  • Meet Me in St. Louis

The film “Meet Me in St. Louis” was directed by Vincente Minnelli, who later married lead actress Judy Garland. Songs from this film include “The Trolley Song,” “The Boy Next Door” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

The film “Meet Me in St. Louis” was directed by Vincente Minnelli, who later married lead actress Judy Garland. Songs from this film include “The Trolley Song,” “The Boy Next Door” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

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