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From “Swing Time" to "In the Heights" and everywhere in between, these films represent the height and the incredible range of the genre.

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    Singin' in the Rain

    1952, in 36 top lists Check
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    All That Jazz

    1979, in 18 top lists Check
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    Sholay

    1975 — a.k.a. Embers, in 14 top lists Check
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    Dancer in the Dark

    2000, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Band Wagon

    1953, in 14 top lists Check
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    Les parapluies de Cherbourg

    1964 — a.k.a. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, in 17 top lists Check
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    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
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    Nashville

    1975, in 20 top lists Check
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    Cabaret

    1972, in 23 top lists Check
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    West Side Story

    1961, in 21 top lists Check
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    A Star Is Born

    1954, in 14 top lists Check
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    Phantom of the Paradise

    1974, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Lion King

    1994, in 24 top lists Check
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    Swing Time

    1936, in 13 top lists Check
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    Mary Poppins

    1964, in 15 top lists Check
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    Purple Rain

    1984, in 3 top lists Check
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    Love Me Tonight

    1932, in 11 top lists Check
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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    2001, in 9 top lists Check
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    The Sound of Music

    1965, in 22 top lists Check
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    Moulin Rouge!

    2001, in 16 top lists Check
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    A Hard Day's Night

    1964, in 18 top lists Check
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    Inside Llewyn Davis

    2013, in 8 top lists Check
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    Mughal-E-Azam

    1960 — a.k.a. The Emperor of the Mughals, in 7 top lists Check
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    42nd Street

    1933, in 12 top lists Check
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    Beyoncé: Lemonade

    2016, in 0 top lists Check
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    Golden Eighties

    1986, in 1 top list Check
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    Tokyo Tribe

    2014, in 1 top list Check
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    Kiss Me Kate

    1953, in 2 top lists Check
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    Stormy Weather

    1943, in 4 top lists Check
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    Once

    2007, in 3 top lists Check
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    On an Island with You

    1948, in 0 top lists Check
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    A Star Is Born

    2018, in 6 top lists
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    Les demoiselles de Rochefort

    1967 — a.k.a. The Young Girls of Rochefort, in 11 top lists Check
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    Cabin in the Sky

    1943, in 3 top lists Check
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    Hoshikuzu kyôdai no densetsu

    1985 — a.k.a. The Legend of the Stardust Brothers, in 0 top lists Check
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    Las cosas del querer

    1989 — a.k.a. The Things of Love, in 0 top lists Check
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    New York, New York

    1977, in 5 top lists Check
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    It's Always Fair Weather

    1955, in 3 top lists Check
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    In the Heights

    2021, in 0 top lists
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    Funny Face

    1957, in 6 top lists Check
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    Fiddler on the Roof

    1971, in 8 top lists Check
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    Dreamgirls

    2006, in 2 top lists Check
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    Beauty and the Beast

    1991, in 19 top lists Check
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    Peau d'âne

    1970 — a.k.a. Donkey Skin, in 3 top lists Check
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    Pyaasa

    1957, in 9 top lists Check
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    Meet Me in St. Louis

    1944, in 14 top lists Check
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    Words and Music

    1948, in 0 top lists Check
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    Blinded by the Light

    2019, in 0 top lists
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    Une femme est une femme

    1961 — a.k.a. A Woman Is a Woman, in 3 top lists Check
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    God Help the Girl

    2014, in 0 top lists Check
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