Musicals That Hit A Happy Note

List of musicals that will make you happy—nothing too sad or gloomy—just pure joy hence why favorites like Oklahoma and Carousel are missing, because they do indeed become dark. Several of these are more films with musical numbers than full-fledged musicals. Please excuse the indulgence. You won't regret it.

  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • A Damsel in Distress
  • A Date with Judy
  • Anchors Aweigh
  • Animal Crackers
  • Annie
  • At the Circus
  • Babes in Arms
  • Babes on Broadway
  • Blue Skies
  • Born to Dance
  • Broadway Melody of 1936
  • Broadway Melody of 1938
  • Broadway Melody of 1940
  • By the Light of the Silvery Moon
  • Cairo
  • Can't Help Singing
  • Carefree
  • Cover Girl
  • Diamond Horseshoe
  • Down Argentine Way
  • Down to Earth
  • Duck Soup
  • Easter Parade
  • Finian's Rainbow
  • Footlight Parade
  • Gigi
  • Girl Crazy
  • Give Me a Sailor
  • Going My Way
  • Good News
  • Grounds for Marriage
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Here Comes the Groom
  • High Society
  • Higher and Higher
  • His Butler's Sister
  • Holiday Inn
  • Holiday in Mexico
  • Honolulu
  • Horse Feathers
  • If I Had My Way
  • In the Good Old Summertime
  • It Happened in Brooklyn
  • It Started with Eve
  • It's a Great Feeling
  • Joy of Living
  • Lady Be Good
  • Little Miss Broadway
  • Little Nellie Kelly
  • Love Affair
  • Love Me Tonight
  • Luxury Liner
  • Mad About Music
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Maytime
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Monkey Business
  • Monte Carlo
  • Moon Over Miami
  • My Fair Lady
  • Naughty Marietta
  • Never Say Die
  • New Moon
  • Nice Girl?
  • On Moonlight Bay
  • On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
  • On the Town
  • One Hour with You
  • One Hundred Men and a Girl
  • One in a Million
  • Pennies from Heaven
  • Presenting Lily Mars
  • Rhythm on the River
  • Road to Bali
  • Road to Morocco
  • Road to Rio
  • Road to Singapore
  • Road to Utopia
  • Road to Zanzibar
  • Roberta
  • Romance on the High Seas
  • Room Service
  • Rose Marie
  • Seven Sweethearts
  • Slightly French
  • Springtime in the Rockies
  • State Fair
  • Step Lively
  • Stowaway
  • Strike Up the Band
  • Summer Stock
  • Sun Valley Serenade
  • Sweethearts
  • Swing Time
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game
  • That Certain Age
  • That Midnight Kiss
  • That Night in Rio
  • The Big Broadcast of 1936