Films made into Broadway musicals

A popular movie being turned into a Broadway musical has happened now and then in the past, but in the past 10-15 years, in our current culture of "branding!!!", the practice has become all too common, with mixed results to say the least. And there are so many more coming down the pike.

Some of these selections may surprise you. And a select few have become so popular the musical version was made into it's own film, having the project come full circle.

Here is a list of the movies that inspired the musical treatment. Please note: This list will not include, say, Jekyl and Hyde or The Addams Family - musicals based on source material that has also been…

  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • 42nd Street
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • Woman of the Year
  • The Red Shoes
  • All About Eve
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • White Christmas
  • Smiles of a Summer Night
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Apartment
  • The Little Shop of Horrors
  • Whistle Down the Wind
  • 8½
  • Mary Poppins
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • The Producers
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Carrie
  • Rocky
  • The Goodbye Girl
  • Saturday Night Fever
  • Nine to Five
  • Urban Cowboy
  • Xanadu
  • My Favorite Year
  • A Christmas Story
  • Flashdance
  • Footloose
  • The Color Purple
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Big
  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Hairspray
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Cry-Baby
  • Ghost
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Aladdin
  • Leap of Faith
  • Newsies
  • Sister Act
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • Bullets Over Broadway
  • The Lion King
  • The Bridges of Madison County
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
  • Matilda
  • The Full Monty
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Tarzan
  • Billy Elliot
  • Bring It On
  • High Fidelity
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Legally Blonde
  • Shrek
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Big Fish
  • Elf
  • Kinky Boots
  • Once
  • Waitress
  • A Bronx Tale
  • Groundhog Day
  • Anastasia
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • An American in Paris
  • Lili
  • Passion of Love