6. Moulin Rouge!

Movie: Moulin Rouge! Release Date: June 1, 2001 Director: Baz Luhrmann Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh. Tag Lines: “No Laws. No Limits. One Rule. Never Fall In Love.” “This Story Is About Truth.” “This Story Is About Beauty.” “This Story Is About Freedom.” “Above All Things This Story Is…

9. West Side Story

Movie: West Side Story Release Date: October 18, 1961 Director: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins. Starring: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn. Tag Lines: “Watch this shot now. Hey. Shoot, man. Go. Hey, yeah.” “Unlike other classics, West Side Story grows younger!” “The Screen Achieves One of the Great Entertainments in the…

19. The Lion King

Movie: The Lion King Release Date: June 15, 1994 Director: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff. Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Moira Kelly, Niketa Calami, Ernie Sabella, Nathan Lane, Robert Guillaume, Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings, Madge Sinclair. Tag Lines: “The greatest adventure of all is finding our…

20. Evita

Movie: Evita Release Date: December 25, 1996 Director: Alan Parker Starring: Madonna, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Jimmy Nail. Tag Lines: “The Most Anticipated Motion Picture Event of The Year.” Relevance: I was born and raised in a small city in Northeastern Pennsylvania. If you are familiar with the sitcom “The Office,” then you know the…

26. Fame

Movie: Fame Release Date: May 16, 1980 Director: Alan Parker Starring: Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean, Antonio Franceschi, Boyd Gaines, Albert Hague, Tresa Hughes, Steve Inwood, Paul McCrane, Anne Meara, Joanna Merlin, Barry Miller, Jim Moody, Gene Anthony Ray, Maureen Teefy. Tag Lines: “If they’ve really got what it takes, it’s going…

28. Aladdin

Movie: Aladdin Release Date: November 25, 1992 Director: John Musker, Ron Clements. Starring: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Frank Welker, Gilbert Gottfried, Douglas Seale. Tag Lines: “It is not what is outside, but what is inside that counts.” “A diamond in the rough.” “Imagine if you had three wishes, three hopes, three…

51. Chicago

Movie: Chicago Release Date: December 27, 2002 Director: Rob Marshall Starring: Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C, Reilly, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Colm Feore, Christine Beranski. Tag Lines: “With the right song and dance, you can get away with murder.” “In a city where everyone loves a legend, there’s only room…

54. Grease 2

Movie: Grease 2 Release Date: June 11, 1982 Director: Patricia Birch Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, Adrian Zmed, Lorna Luft, Didi Conn, Eve Arden, Sid Caesar, Dody Goodman, Tab Hunter, Connie Stevens. Tag Lines: “Grease is still the word!” “The Music and Feeling go on Forever.” Relevance: As already reported on this blog, in the…

56. Purple Rain

Movie: Purple Rain Release Date: July 27, 1984 Director: Albert Magnoli Starring: Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Morris Day, Olga Karlatos, Clarence Williams III. Tag Lines: “This is what it sounds like when doves cry.” Relevance: Sometime in early 1983, I saw a video on MTV for a song called “1999.” I was instantly hooked. Soon after…

60. Xanadu

Movie: Xanadu Release Date: August 8, 1980 Director: Robert Greenwald Starring: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck. Tag Lines: “The Music, The Film, A Place Where Dreams Come True.” “In Xanadu a golden goddess did decree…Welcome to your own musical fantasy.” “A Fantasy, A Musical, A Place Where Dreams Come True.” “Where time stops and…