2017 Musical Movies
- -Genre: Fantasy, Musical, Romance
The latest live-action remake of a classic Disney fairy tale, this one telling the story of a monstrous prince and young woman who fall in love.
- -Genre: Comedy, Musical
After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.
This is the third and final installment of the Pitch Perfect trilogy, which started in 2012. The original film was a modest hit, earning $65 million domestically while earning mostly positive reviews. While critics felt some of the plot beats were rather formulaic, they did enjoy the performances of the cast and music. Because the first movie was such a success, a sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, was released in 2015. Though the critical reception was more lukewarm than its predecessor, the followup proved to be a much bigger commercial hit, raking in $184.2 million in the United States.
It is unknown if there will be future installments in the franchise, but considering the tagline is “Last Call Pitches,” it seems the plan is to end the main story here.
Want to know more about Pitch Perfect 3?
- -Genre: Musical
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
The Greatest Showman has long been a passion project for star Hugh Jackman, who was first announced to play Barnum back in 2009. Director Michael Gracey was hired for the job in 2011, but the film did not pick up any forward momentum until much later, as principal photography began in November 2016 with stars like Zac Efron, Zendaya, and Michelle Williams also cast. Jackman believed studios were hesitant to green light a new musical, fearful that it would not connect with audiences. It’s possible the overwhelming success of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, which earned 14 Oscar nominations and grossed $151.1 million domestically, influenced Fox to forge ahead. Coincidentally, the lyricists of La La Land also wrote the songs for this film.
Want to know more about The Greatest Showman?