The Greatest Show on Screen
Immerse yourself in the emotional, life-enhancing pleasures of the musical
Musical200787 minsDirector: John Carney
The unique, charming musical about the whirlwind romance between an Irish street musician and a Czech immigrant; winner of an Oscar® and a major prize at Sundance Film Festival.
Comedy2005106 minsDirector: John Turturro
James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet star in this tough and untamed musical from cult actor John Turturro.
Musical2011101 minsDirector: Wendy Jo Carlton
An indie comedy lesbian romance about falling in love with your best friend. With songs!
Drama2011106 minsDirector: Sheldon Larry
Sheldon Larry’s audacious, raunchy and big-hearted voguing musical, set in downtown LA.
Comedy2003105 minsDirector: Keith Gordon
Robert Downey Jr. is at his caustic best in this acerbic adaptation of Dennis Potter's classic serial about a writer tormented by dark visions from his own novels.
Comedy2004114 minsDirector: Tsai Ming-liang
Ming-Liang Tsai's outrageous blend of sex, comedy, musical and drama is a daring, controversial and hilarious smorgasbord from one of Taiwan's most acclaimed directors.
Musical1944113 minsDirector: Vincente Minnelli
Vincente Minnelli’s hymn to family, home and community is a musical miracle with Judy Garland as its beating heart.
Comedy1951103 minsDirector: Gene Kelly
Hollywood’s troubled transition from silent to talking pictures at the end of the 1920s provided the inspiration for this greatest of movie musicals.
Musical1953110 minsDirector: George Sidney
Howard Keel and Kathryn Grayson brush up on their Shakespeare.
Musical1950109 minsDirector: Charles Walters
Gene Kelly and Judy Garland star in the charming musical about a theatre troupe that take over a barn for rehearsals.
Musical1944110 minsDirector: Vincente Minnelli
Many of MGM's leading talents assemble for the most spectacular of the Broadway revues.
Musical199877 minsDirector: Julian Henriques
Neeta and her crew rise to dancehall fame in North West London's Caribbean community, in the first Black British musical.
Musical193389 minsDirector: Lloyd Bacon
The great backstage musical features Busby Berkeley’s thrilling and groundbreaking choreography.
Fantasy1939102 minsDirector: Victor Fleming
Venture down the yellow brick road once again with this sumptuous magical fantasy.
Period drama1936114 minsDirector: James Whale
By far the best film version of Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern’s landmark stage show.
Drama1981108 minsDirector: Herbert Ross
Steve Martin boldly takes centre stage in the acclaimed film adaptation of Dennis Potter's ground-breaking TV serial.
Musical200192 minsDirector: John Cameron Mitchell
The trailblazing cult musical about a transgender punk from East Germany who reinvents herself as a rock diva.
Comedy198694 minsDirector: Frank Oz
Frank Oz's vivid adaptation of the cult sci-fi musical, with Rick Moranis as a flower-shop assistant battling a 'Mean Green Mother from Outer Space'.
Great songs and great legs in this all-male revue make for an evocative early talkie.
Feast your eyes on a bewildering barrage of forgotten British variety turns in this strange low-budget novelty short from 1945.
Comedy193968 mins Location: Highbury
This morale-boosting variety extravaganza – filled with radio personality Carroll Levis' discoveries - is like a wartime Britain's Got Talent.
See silly slapstick, music, mayhem and a daffy dance-off between a carrot and an onion in this lively colour film advertising Co-op stores.
Early sound film of a popular stage puppet show that reveals the unpleasant stereotypes of its age.
"Don't be cruel to a vegetabuel": delightful pair of music hall numbers from the eccentric writer of Jollity Farm.