Musicals have been there in Hollywood for a long time, but rarely have they become so widely popular as La La Land. Damien Chazelle has taken inspiration from many classic Hollywood musicals for his film and he has succeeded in making a movie that's reminiscent of the old times and modern at the same time. For many people, La La Land was an introduction to musicals. If you're one of those who were bitten by the musical bug and are craving more musicals to watch but have no idea where to begin, we're here to help you discover your new favorites.
You should watch: Singin' In the Rain (1952)
La La Land could easily be the spiritual successor of Singin' in the Rain. There are endless references to the classic Hollywood musical about Hollywood in La La Land, and if you're a fan of the star-studded life, there's nothing else that's better.
You should watch: An American in Paris (1951)
If 'Dreamers' was your favorite song from La La Land and you loved Mia and Sebastian for pursuing acting and musical careers, this musical is for you. An American in Paris has a painter, a pianist and a singer – all trying to fulfill their dreams of pursuing their various arts in Paris. Not only is it lovely to watch, it had also scored six Oscar wins.
You should watch: The Band Wagon (1953)
If Mia's bright outfits were one of your favorite parts of La La Land, this musical is a must-watch. It tells the story of an aging musical star hoping for a show that will restart his career. It was even nominated for Best Costume Design for Oscars.
You should watch: West Side Story (1961)
An updated version of Shakespeare's iconic Romeo and Juliet taking place in New York City, West Side Story remains an iconic musical to this day. If you're looking for a musical featuring the love story for the ages, you don't have to look further than the classic West Side Story.
You should watch: Grease (1978)
While all the musicals on the list have wonderful music, if you're looking for some songs to replace 'City of Stars' and 'Another Day of Sun' in your head, Grease is what you should watch next. There are both slow and fast songs that will be stuck in your head.
Which one are you planning to see first? Let us know in the comments below.