Top Musicals of the 1980's

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1. Alice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 187 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Alice is in Looking Glass land, where she meets many Looking Glass creatures and attempts to avoid the Jabberwocky, a monster that appears due to her being afraid.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Natalie Gregory, Sheila Allen, Sharee Gregory, Red Buttons

Votes: 2,506

10/10

2. Hansel and Gretel (1987)

Not Rated | 84 min | Family, Musical, Fantasy

7.0
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Based on the fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel are abandoned after the feminism strike in the village and where Hansel and Gretel are later trapped in the deceptively ... See full summary »

Director: Len Talan | Stars: David Warner, Hugh Pollard, Nicola Stapleton, Emily Richard

Votes: 802

10/10

3. Snoopy: The Musical (1988 TV Short)

50 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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The animated adaption of the second stage musical based on the "Peanuts" comics strip, focusing on Snoopy.

Director: Sam Jaimes | Stars: Tiffany Billings, Kristie Baker, Cam Clarke, Sean Collins

Votes: 212

10/10

4. Labyrinth (1986)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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50 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Votes: 105,185 | Gross: $12.73M

10/10

5. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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64 Metascore

Kermit and his friends go to New York City to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 16,681 | Gross: $25.53M

10/10

6. Babes in Toyland (1986 TV Movie)

G | 140 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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A young girl wakes up in the realm of Toyland, where she teams up with her family and friends to overthrow the evil villain named, Barnaby.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Richard Mulligan, Eileen Brennan, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 2,393

10/10

7. Felix the Cat: The Movie (1988)

G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.0
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In another dimension, the villainous scientist Duke of Zill, with the help of his mechanical, geometric army, takes over the Land of Oriana, prompting Felix the Cat to save its princess and restore order once again.

Director: Tibor Hernádi | Stars: Chris Phillips, Maureen O'Connell, Peter Newman, Alice Playten

Votes: 1,163

10/10

8. Snow White (1987)

PG | 85 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

6.8
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Dame Diana Rigg (TV's "The Avengers"), Billy Barty ("Willow") and Sarah Patterson ("The Company of Wolves") as Snow White star in this feature-length, live-action, musical version of the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.

Director: Michael Berz | Stars: Diana Rigg, Billy Barty, Sarah Patterson, Nicola Stapleton

Votes: 561

10/10

9. Rumpelstiltskin (1987)

G | 84 min | Fantasy, Family, Musical

5.5
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A musical version of the classic story about a miller's daughter who recieves help from a mischievous dwarf, then ends up over her head. Now, she and a mute servant girl may be the only ... See full summary »

Director: David Irving | Stars: Amy Irving, Billy Barty, Clive Revill, Priscilla Pointer

Votes: 453 | Gross: $0.36M

10/10

10. Red Riding Hood (1988)

Unrated | 81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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The faithful little girl must brave the forest and the big, bad wolf to bring her grandmother a basket of goodies in this musical version of the classic fairytale.

Director: Adam Brooks | Stars: Amelia Shankley, Isabella Rossellini, Craig T. Nelson, Rocco Sisto

Votes: 293

10/10

11. The Emperor's New Clothes (1987)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

4.5
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In Europe several several centuries ago, a group of prisoners about to be executed are freed as part of the celebration of the upcoming marriage of the emperor's daughter, Princess Gilda, ... See full summary »

Director: David Irving | Stars: Sid Caesar, Clive Revill, Robert Morse, Lysette Anthony

Votes: 148

10/10

12. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Alice in Wonderland (1983)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.0
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From the elaborate Broadway revival of the 1932 Eva Le Gallienne/Florida Friebus production comes a whimsical retelling of the Lewis Carroll classic.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Eve Arden, Kaye Ballard, Kate Burton, Richard Burton

Votes: 111

9/10

13. The Little Mermaid (1989)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes

Votes: 193,696 | Gross: $111.54M

8/10

14. Sleeping Beauty (1987)

G | 90 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

6.0
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Feature-length, live-action musical version of the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault.

Director: David Irving | Stars: Tahnee Welch, Kenny Baker, Morgan Fairchild, David Holliday

Votes: 356

8/10

15. The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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The Chipmunks compete with the Chipettes in a round the world race.

Director: Janice Karman | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Dody Goodman, Susan Tyrrell

Votes: 4,482 | Gross: $6.80M

8/10

16. Babar: The Movie (1989)

G | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.3
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In his spectacular film debut, young Babar, King of the Elephants, must save his homeland from certain destruction by Rataxes and his band of invading rhinos.

Director: Alan Bunce | Stars: Gordon Pinsent, Gavin Magrath, Elizabeth Hanna, Lisa Jai

Votes: 749 | Gross: $1.31M

8/10

17. Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.9
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Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate... See full summary »

Directors: Wayne Orr, Paul Reubens | Stars: Kevin Carlson, Laurence Fishburne, Aaron Fletcher, Ric Heitzman

Votes: 941

8/10

18. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.9
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81 Metascore

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Levi Stubbs

Votes: 54,507 | Gross: $38.75M

6 or 7/10