Top 10: Best Musicals That Still Need A Film Adaptation

The movie musical goes in and out of fashion, but sooner or later it always comes back swinging. From the Depression-era Busby Berkeley films to the Rodgers and Hammerstein spectacles of the late 1950s and early 1960s to the modern Disney animated movies, there’s never a shortage of song and dance.

In fact, filmmakers have gone to stage musicals for inspiration so many times, a lot of the greats have already been made into movies, often several times over. Still, there are plenty of productions, especially ones from the past ten or twenty years, that are aching for a film adaptation.

10“Avenue Q”

9“The People in the Picture”

8“The Book of Mormon”


6“Once On This Island”

5“Dear Evan Hansen”

4“Next to Normal”

3“Spring Awakening”