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Top 12 Musicals On Netflix Right Now (2016)

Update: Now The Top 13

The wonderful world of Netflix never lets a theatre nerd down. With dozens of genres to scroll through and days of binge-able movies to stream, we’ve learned to rely on our favorite streaming service during those rainy nights on the couch. But netflix isn’t just for binge watching Friends, Stranger Things, and Gilmore Girls. Believe it or not there is a whole bevy of brilliant musicals stored in the caverns of Netflix too! Next time you need a touch of Broadway magic but can’t imagine getting out of your pjs – Check out these 12 musicals now streaming on Netflix:

1. The Last Five Years

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Broadway heartthrob Jeremy Jordan meets Hollywood A-lister Anna Kendrick in this film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s romantically raw musical. Scandal. Heartache. Goosebump-inducing harmonies. An ex-stripper roommate who owns a snake…it’s all here.

2. Hello, Dolly!

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There’s no better way to spend your next night in than basking in the glory of Babs. Barbra Streisand flaunts some serious fashion choices and her award-winning vocal chops in this classic musical.

3. Rent

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There are approximately 525,600 reasons to watch Rent. You only need one: It’s streamable on Netflix, so why not?

4. Grease

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Make the best of these last summer nights by watching John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in their prime. It’s truly one of a kind (like dip da-dip da-dip doo-wop da doo-bee doo…or whatever).

5. Grease Live

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With broadcast-for-television musicals receiving plenty of mixed reviews, Grease Live seems to do it right. Instead of filming on a stage, this primetime special has a whole TV lot that they’ve transformed into the world of Rydell High. Plus, it stars a host of theatre vets.


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6.  Across the Universe

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Travel back to a time of peace, love and war in this unique story woven together with Beatles hits. It’s the perfect pick after a hard day’s night.

7. Daddy Long Legs

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This 1950’s classic stars Fred Astaire. Can song and dance get any better?

8. Sweeney Todd

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The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is already ultra creepy. Put Sondheim’s music with Director Tim Burton’s bizarre, melancholy style and you get a movie that’s worth the watch (if you like meat pies, of course).

9. Carousel

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What’s the use of wonderin’ if you should or shouldn’t watch this timeless tale? It’s a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical full of tragedy, heart and beautiful ballads.

10. White Christmas

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This seasonal classic gives you a warm, toasty feeling no matter the time of year.

11. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

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There’s plenty of song, dance and laughs to go around. Add this one to your list!

12. There’s No Business Like Show Business

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Continue the Marilyn Monroe-athon by streaming this iconic movie. We promise you’ll stop humming “There’s No Business Like Show Business” eventually…

13. Shrek The Musical

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This beloved ogre tale is now transformed into a full-fledged stage production starring Sutton Foster and Brian d’Arcy James. A rare win for those of us wanting more stage musicals on Netflix, here’s your chance to see the Broadway adaptation from the comforts of your home.

Have one to add to the list? Leave a comment below…

Written by Kailey Hansen

Kailey received her B.A. in English, studied Shakespeare in London and interned at an opera house.

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  1. You should make one for animated musicals! Netflix has a ton and some are so good and not well known (for instance jack and the cuckoo clock heart!) while you don’t see the acting a lot they’ve got GREAT songs to listen to and sing for auditions!

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