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Often described as "a Regency romance in space," A Civil Campaign stars Lois McMaster Bujold's memorable hero Miles Vorkosigan (and his clone brother Mark) as they scheme for the hearts of the women they love (and try to keep Mark's nonromantic scheme to engineer food-producing bugs from getting out of control).
Celtic Woman Songs From The Heart 2010 320
A 100-year-old painting is at the center of this emotionally gripping story, set partially in France during World War I and partially in the present day. Widowed Liv Halston treasures the portrait of an unknown young woman, a gift from her husband before his sudden death. And then she falls for Paul McCafferty, who just happens to be tracking down a painting that meets that description, appropriated by the Germans during the war.
Taking its inspiration from the story of P. T. Barnum's creation of the circus and the lives of its star attractions, The Greatest Showman is truly a work of art. The songs are catchy earworms, enough to look past the many artistic licenses they take with Barnum's history. Try not to cry when Keala Settle sings "This Is Me," I dare you.
A coming-of-age tale of a boy who forms a band to impress a girl...and then the band ends up being really, really good. It features remakes of classic songs from Sing Street, Hall & Oates, The Cure, and Duran Duran, as well as some gloriously OTT '80s fashion. What's not to love?
This love it or hate it musical from director Baz Luhrmann reimagines popular songs from modern artists like Elton John and The Police, but centers the story in early 19th century bohemian Paris. The most beautiful courtesan at the Moulin Rouge dancehall (played by Nicole Kidman) and a poor writer (Ewan McGregor) fall in love but have to keep their romance a secret or risk shutting down the cabaret.
A man and a woman tell the story of their marriage through two different timelines, with the husband's songs starting at the beginning and the wife's starting at their separation and going backwards. This musical is more heart-wrenching than the lighter options, but Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan's excellent performances will make you both laugh and sob.
This movie is part homage, part parody. Giselle (Amy Adams) is a Disney Princess who is ejected from the animated land of Andalasia into the live-action world of New York City, and, let us tell you, shenanigans ensue. Adams has some unexpectedly great singing chops, and James Marsden is a true joy as a narcissistic, self-absorbed prince vying for Giselle's heart. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz's soundtrack is the best part.
Even if you were a theater kid growing up, a Disney animated film was probably your first movie musical, with the fun and heartfelt songs inspiring you to sing along. The House of Mouse's latest smash hit, about a young woman coming of age in a magical (opens in new tab) family (opens in new tab) in Colombia, reminds all of us that the love of these films goes far beyond childhood, and a great song can make you cheer or sob at any age (and even chart on Billboard!!).
It's a tale as old as time. And one that never gets old. Although there's been many reiterations of this story, nothing quite lands as well as the original. Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast film took home two Academy Awards for Best Original Song (for the song "Beauty and the Beast") and Best Original Score thanks to the genius composer, Alan Menken. With its spot-on songs and heartrending story, this Disney classic is worth a rewatch at any age.