Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix have began work on Joker: Folie à Deux, the extremely anticipated sequel to their billion-grossing Clown Prince of Crime origin film. The follow-up is reported to be a musical set in Arkham Asylum, co-starring the nice Woman Gaga as Harley Quinn. This musical shall be decidedly darker than Oklahoma! or Cats.
10 The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas (1993)
Henry Selick’s stop-motion gem The Nightmare Before Christmas is each one of many spookiest musicals ever made and one of many spookiest Christmas films ever made. Jack Skellington, the King of “Halloween City,” discovers there’s extra to life than scares when he stumbles upon “Christmas City.”
Due to regular Tim Burton collaborator Danny Elfman – who wrote the songs, composed the rating, and supplied Jack’s singing voice – The Nightmare Earlier than Christmas has an unforgettable soundtrack.
9 A Star Is Born (2018)
Bradley Cooper made his directorial debut with one more remake of A Star is Born, which justified its existence with essentially the most harrowingly practical telling of this tragic story to this point. Cooper stars alongside Woman Gaga because the fading music star who takes an aspiring younger singer underneath his wing.
Cooper’s retooling of A Star is Born leans closely into the darkish facet of Jack’s habit, restoration, and the heartbreaking destiny he in the end meets, with some lovely authentic songs alongside the way in which.
8 West Facet Story (1961)
The music of West Side Story is catchy and cheerful, however its story of gang warfare is kind of darkish. It’s a form of gangland Romeo and Juliet. The climactic sequence has an tried sexual assault, a cold-blooded homicide on the street, and a strong monologue concerning the cycle of violence.
Steven Spielberg’s remake, released last year to business failure regardless of crucial acclaim, is simply as masterfully crafted as the unique with much more dazzling cinematography.
7 Phantom Of The Paradise (1974)
One in every of Brian De Palma’s most underrated films, Phantom of the Paradise, recontextualizes the basic Phantom of the Opera story to happen within the modern-day rock music business. A deformed composer sells his soul so the girl he loves will carry out his music, then will get betrayed by an unscrupulous file producer.
With its mixture of gloomy horror visuals, showbiz satire, and catchy musical numbers (courtesy of the movie’s star, Paul Williams), Phantom of the Paradise is a very distinctive film.
6 Les Misérables (2012)
Tom Hooper’s movie adaptation of Herbert Kretzmer’s West Finish musical adaptation of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s French musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s seminal novel Les Misérables was successful with critics, audiences, and awards voters.
Set in Nineteenth-century France, Les Misérables tells the bleak story of Jean Valjean, who is distributed to jail for stealing bread and spends a long time being relentlessly hunted by a police officer for breaking his parole.
5 Cannibal! The Musical (1993)
Lengthy earlier than they created South Park, once they had been finding out on the College of Colorado at Boulder, Trey Parker and Matt Stone made their low-budget function movie debut with Cannibal! The Musical, a darkly comedic retelling of Alferd Packer’s journey from Utah to Colorado and the journey companions he ate alongside the way in which.
Parker and Stone wouldn’t good their idiosyncratic model of pitch-black comedy until South Park took off, however Cannibal! The Musical exhibits off early glimmers of their greatness.
4 Little Store Of Horrors (1986)
After Alan Menken and Howard Ashman turned Roger Corman’s black-and-white horror comedy basic Little Shop of Horrors into an off-Broadway musical of the identical title, Frank Oz introduced it again to the massive display with coloration movie and musical numbers.
Just like the Corman authentic, it facilities on a flower store worker who does the darkish bidding of a sentient carnivorous plant that feeds on human blood.
3 New York, New York (1977)
The primary field workplace bomb of Martin Scorsese’s profession – 1977’s New York, New York – made some critics uneasy with the mixture of its model (a nostalgic throwback to glitzy musicals from the Golden Age of Hollywood) and its material (a harrowing relationship drama).
Liza Minnelli and Robert De Niro star as a singer and a saxophonist whose passionate love shortly turns bitter. The downfall of their relationship is tough to observe, however Scorsese is a master of his craft.
2 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Avenue (2007)
Tim Burton’s deeply cinematic big-budget movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim’s horror musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Avenue stars Johnny Depp because the titular throat-slashing Victorian-era barber and Helena Bonham Carter because the baker who turns his victims into pies.
The director’s signature gothic visuals and Depp and Bonham Carter’s mesmerizing performances introduced the musical to life on the massive display.
1 The Rocky Horror Image Present (1975)
Richard O’Brien teamed up with director Jim Sharman to deliver his Rocky Horror stage musical to the massive display. A quintessential homage to sci-fi and horror B-movies from the ‘30s, ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s, The Rocky Horror Image Present revolves round a younger couple getting stranded at a mad scientist’s monster-infested citadel.
Within the half-century because it hit theaters, The Rocky Horror Image Present has change into one of many cornerstones of cult cinema. To this present day, followers commonly gown up as Dr. Frank N. Furter to attend midnight screenings.