1. My Fair Lady (1964)
I mentioned in the intro that one of these musicals can be found on Netflix, and this is it. My Fair Lady is my dad’s favorite film, which is why I might have a soft spot for it, but it’s a genuinely great movie, and better yet, a genuinely great musical, which is why I’m putting it at the top of this list. It’s the story of a flower girl (played by Audrey Hepburn) who meets a stuffy linguist (played by Rex Harrison), and the love they form as she learns how to speak “proper” English.
The music in this one can’t be beat. I especially love “With a Little Bit of Luck,” sung by Stanley Holloway, who played Hepburn’s character’s deadbeat dad. It was directed by George Cukor, and while Audrey Hepburn wasn’t even nominated (Shucks!), Rex Harrison was, and he won Best Actor at the 37th Academy Awards in 1965. Out of all the musicals on this list, My Fair Lady is probably the only one I could watch over and over again.