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Any attempt to rank the best musical movies is doomed to be incomplete. Song and dance have been in the Hollywood mix since the first major talkie, 1927's The Jazz Singer, and film musicals since then have covered a vast range of subjects and styles. Many have been adapted from the best Broadway shows—a process that has also happened in reverse, in film-to-musical adaptations—while others have been utterly original. To narrow the field, we’ve omitted animated movies from consideration, and we’ve surely left out some of your favorite live-action movie musicals (and ours) as well. But the 30 movies on this list are all but guaranteed to put a song in your heart.