Movies That Were Made Into Stage Musicals

In some cases there are multiple films of the same story that preceded the musical. I have cited the most popular or well-known of these.

Also, I cheat a little. Many musicals are actually not based on a film but on the same literary source as the film (e.g. most Shakespeare adaptations). I have still included these since films most certainly had some degree of influence on the musical creators.

And finally, many shows have played multiple venues (e.g. Broadway in New York City, West End in London, etc.), but I have only cited the original production in most cases. Some shows from non-English countries are cited in notes on the American or British productions. And sometimes shows had workshops…

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  • Sing Street
  • The Boy in the Dress
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • Frozen
  • Jamie: Drag Queen at 16
  • Romantics Anonymous
  • Made in Dagenham
  • Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Coraline
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • High School Musical 2
  • Waitress
  • The Band's Visit
  • The Powder & the Glory
  • Once
  • Death Note
  • High School Musical
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Mrs Henderson Presents
  • Kinky Boots
  • Debbie Does Dallas Uncovered
  • Finding Neverland
  • The Notebook
  • Mean Girls
  • Saved!
  • Big Fish
  • Elf
  • School of Rock
  • Secondhand Lions
  • Calendar Girls
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Tuck Everlasting
  • Far from Heaven
  • Spider-Man
  • Bend It Like Beckham
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • Bubble Boy
  • Legally Blonde
  • Shrek
  • Amélie
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Bring It On
  • Billy Elliot
  • Geppetto
  • High Fidelity
  • American Psycho
  • Tarzan
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Cruel Intentions
  • The Prince of Egypt
  • EverAfter
  • The Opposite of Sex
  • The Man in the Iron Mask
  • The Wedding Singer
  • Anastasia
  • Starship Troopers
  • The Full Monty
  • Hercules
  • Hands on a Hardbody: The Documentary
  • Selena
  • The Wind in the Willows
  • The First Wives Club
  • Matilda
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Spitfire Grill
  • Clueless
  • The Bridges of Madison County
  • A Little Princess
  • A Man of No Importance
  • Little Women
  • One Christmas
  • Interview with the Vampire
  • Bullets Over Broadway
  • Muriel's Wedding
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • The Lion King
  • Grumpy Old Men
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • The Remains of the Day
  • A Bronx Tale
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Dave
  • Groundhog Day
  • Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris
  • Leap of Faith
  • Aladdin
  • The Bodyguard
  • Honeymoon in Vegas
  • Sister Act
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • Newsies
  • The Addams Family
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Dogfight
  • The Commitments
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • Ghost