Modern Musicals are by turns funny, touching, dramatic, and decadent. While nothing can beat the classics, like The Sound of Music and Singing in the Rain, more recent musicals have the advantage of fantastic locations, stunning costumes, special effects, and modern songs, too. Believe you me, I'm not putting down the classics at all – I love those! But you have to give it up for newer musical movies, too. I've come up with a list of some of the best modern musicals in the last ten years or so. Take a look at the films I've come up with, and get ready to chime in with your own!
I love modern musicals that focus on a past era, and Chicago takes place during one of my favorites: the crazy, decadent 1920s. The plot personifies that perfectly by featuring two fabulous, lethal ladies accused of murder. They're on a quest for fame, not just for fame's sake but so they can get off of death row – still alive.