Here’s our pick of some great movie musicals to sing along to this August 2022, appearing on BBC iPlayer in the UK.
Some of the films are airing this week on BBC Two, so will be available on BBC iPlayer once they have played on the channel.
Most are classic Hollywood movies, but there is also the Broadway production of Newsies – which is coming to London this year at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre from 29 November 2022.
Also, if you fancy a classic Hollywood musical live on stage this Summer, then make sure you check out these sparkling productions of Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific at Sadler’s Wells Theatre; Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady at the London Coliseum; and Cole Porter’s Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe star in this classic Howard Hawks movie musical.
1935 screwball musical comedy starring the divine Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Cliff Richard in fine form in this 60’s classic full of fun songs.
Kiss Me Kate
MGM’s 1950’s adaptation of the classic Broadway musical, with Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller and Bob Fosse.
On iPlayer from 1 August 2022
Not very timely given it’s August, but Irving Berlin’s Easter Parade is back on iPlayer, starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford and Ann Miller.
On iPlayer from 2 August 2022
A Fifties movie version of the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical starring Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones.
On iPlayer from 3 August 2022
Newsies: The Broadway Musical
A recording of the hit 2011 Broadway Disney musical based on the movie – which is coming to London later this year.
On iPlayer from 4 August 2022
The Band Wagon
Vincente Minnelli directed Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse in this movie about an aging musical star who hopes a Broadway show will restart his career.
On iPlayer from 5 August 2022