“Dance and Sing Get Up and Do Your Thing” – AFI’s Top 5 Musicals

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It seems every time someone asks the question “What’s your favorite? (fill in the blank) that’s what happens to me…BLANK.  So, I decided to prep for the next occasion.  Here’s the American Film Institute’s list of the Top 5 Musicals of All time!  West Side Story and Cabaret have already made the list on my Songbird Oscar Winners post.  I think I got this!

Can you name yours?  Let’s share.

2 WEST SIDE STORY 1961 United Artists
4 SOUND OF MUSIC, THE 1965 Twentieth Century-Fox
5 CABARET 1972 Allied Artists


Some of my favorite quotes from the films!

Singing in the rain poster

Lina:  [with a voice to peel paint]  And I cayn’t stand’im.    Holy crap! This line makes the movie for me!!




West Side Poster


Bernardo:  ” I’d like to go back to San Juan.”

Anita:  “I know a boat you can get on!”


Ha!  You do you, cause I’m gonna do me!



Wizard of Oz

Cowardly Lion:  ” Alright  I’ll go in there for Dorothy. Wicked Witch or no Wicked Witch, guards or no guards, I’ll tear them apart. I may not come out alive, but I’m going in there. There’s only one thing I want you fellows to do.”

Tin WoodsmanScarecrow:  “What’s that?”

Cowardly Lion:  “Talk me out of it!”


Oh Lion – you just gotta love him!




Sound of Music


Maria:  “When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.”


Without a doubt!  Amen!



Cabaret poster


Sally:  ” I’m going to be a great film star! That is, if booze and sex don’t get me first.”


Quote is dead on.  What’s up Ms Liza?





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