Top Musicals of the 1980'sby hiddenagenda1 | created - 23 Apr 2012 | updated - 23 Apr 2012 | Public
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1. Alice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 187 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
2. Hansel and Gretel (1987)
Not Rated | 84 min | Family, Musical, Fantasy
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 »
3. Snoopy: The Musical (1988 TV Short)
50 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
The animated adaption of the second stage musical based on the "Peanuts" comics strip, focusing on Snoopy.
4. Labyrinth (1986)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 105,185 | Gross: $12.73M
5. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
G | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 16,681 | Gross: $25.53M
6. Babes in Toyland (1986 TV Movie)
G | 140 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
7. Felix the Cat: The Movie (1988)
G | 82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
8. Snow White (1987)
PG | 85 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
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.
9. Rumpelstiltskin (1987)
G | 84 min | Fantasy, Family, Musical
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 »
Votes: 453 | Gross: $0.36M
10. Red Riding Hood (1988)
Unrated | 81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
11. The Emperor's New Clothes (1987)
G | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Musical
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 »
Great Performances (1971– )
Alice in Wonderland
Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Music
From the elaborate Broadway revival of the 1932 Eva Le Gallienne/Florida Friebus production comes a whimsical retelling of the Lewis Carroll classic.
13. The Little Mermaid (1989)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.
Votes: 193,696 | Gross: $111.54M
14. Sleeping Beauty (1987)
G | 90 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
Feature-length, live-action musical version of the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault.
15. The Chipmunk Adventure (1987)
G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Chipmunks compete with the Chipettes in a round the world race.
Votes: 4,482 | Gross: $6.80M
16. Babar: The Movie (1989)
G | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 749 | Gross: $1.31M
17. Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Family, Musical
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 »
18. Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Musical
A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.
Votes: 54,507 | Gross: $38.75M
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