Ever since writing my own list about Marni Nixon and geeking out in the comments of @Lindi's tribute to her yesterday, I've had musicals on the brain. And after a lot of thought, I think I've managed to finally put together a list of my favorites. (There's a version of this list for animated films sitting in my drafts.)
  1. 42nd Street (1933)
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  2. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
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  3. Top Hat (1935)
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  4. Swing Time (1936)
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  5. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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  6. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
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  7. Holiday Inn (1942)
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  8. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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  9. State Fair (1945)
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  10. Easter Parade (1948)
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  11. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
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  12. On the Town (1949)
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  13. An American in Paris (1951)
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  14. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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  15. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
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  16. The Band Wagon (1953)
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  17. Calamity Jane (1953)
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  18. Kiss Me Kate (1953)
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  19. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
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  20. A Star Is Born (1954)
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  21. White Christmas (1954)
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  22. Carmen Jones (1954)
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  23. Oklahoma! (1955)
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  24. Guys and Dolls (1955)
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  25. Carousel (1956)
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  26. The King and I (1956)
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  27. High Society (1956)
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    A musical retelling of 1940's The Philadelphia Story.
  28. Funny Face (1957)
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  29. The Pajama Game (1957)
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  30. Pal Joey (1957)
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  31. Jailhouse Rock (1957)
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  32. South Pacific (1958)
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  33. Gigi (1958)
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  34. Damn Yankees (1958)
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  35. West Side Story (1961)
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  36. The Music Man (1962)
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  37. Gypsy (1962)
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  38. Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
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  39. Viva Las Vegas (1964)
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  40. Mary Poppins (1964)
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  41. My Fair Lady (1964)
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  42. The Sound of Music (1965)
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  43. Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
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  44. Funny Girl (1968)
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  45. Oliver! (1968)
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  46. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
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  47. Cabaret (1972)
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  48. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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  49. Grease (1978)
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  50. Fame (1980)
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  51. The Blues Brothers (1980)
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  52. Victor/Victoria (1982)
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  53. Grease 2 (1982)
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  54. Annie (1982)
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  55. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
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  56. Evita (1996)
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    Confession: I don't know if my love from this one is because of the movie itself or my relief that I wasn't having to watch Fiddler on the Roof for the 456th time in my middle school Music Appreciation class.
  57. Moulin Rogue! (2001)
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  58. Chicago (2002)
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  59. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
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  60. Walk the Line (2005)
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  61. Once (2007)
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  62. Hairspray (2007)
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  63. The Last Five Years (2014)
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