The Greatest Show on Screen
Immerse yourself in the emotional, life-enhancing pleasures of the musical
Musical200787 minsDirector: John Carney
The unique, charming musical about the whirlwind romance between an Irish street musician and a Czech immigrant; winner of an Oscar® and a major prize at Sundance Film Festival.
Comedy2005106 minsDirector: John Turturro
James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet star in this tough and untamed musical from cult actor John Turturro.
Musical2011101 minsDirector: Wendy Jo Carlton
An indie comedy lesbian romance about falling in love with your best friend. With songs!
Drama2011106 minsDirector: Sheldon Larry
Sheldon Larry’s audacious, raunchy and big-hearted voguing musical, set in downtown LA.
Comedy2003105 minsDirector: Keith Gordon
Robert Downey Jr. is at his caustic best in this acerbic adaptation of Dennis Potter's classic serial about a writer tormented by dark visions from his own novels.
Action and Adventure2014116 minsDirector: Sion Sono
Sion Sono's unique brand of subversive cinema explodes onscreen once again with this ingenious hybrid of Yakuza gang action and hip-hop musical.
Comedy1951103 minsDirector: Gene Kelly
Hollywood’s troubled transition from silent to talking pictures at the end of the 1920s provided the inspiration for this greatest of movie musicals.
Musical1950109 minsDirector: Charles Walters
Gene Kelly and Judy Garland star in the charming musical about a theatre troupe that take over a barn for rehearsals.
Musical1944110 minsDirector: Vincente Minnelli
Many of MGM's leading talents assemble for the most spectacular of the Broadway revues.
Biopic1946135 minsDirector: Richard Whorf
Busby Berkeley and Vincente Minnelli are among creative team behind this fictionalised biopic of Broadway composer Jerome Kern, which includes several songs from Show Boat.
Musical199877 minsDirector: Julian Henriques
Neeta and her crew rise to dancehall fame in North West London's Caribbean community, in the first Black British musical.
Musical2004107 minsDirector: Gurinder Chadha
Gurinder Chadha’s Bollywood retelling of Austen’s classic romance is an all-round joy, adding colour and song to Austen’s evergreen wit.
Drama1981108 minsDirector: Herbert Ross
Steve Martin boldly takes centre stage in the acclaimed film adaptation of Dennis Potter's ground-breaking TV serial.
Musical193398 minsDirector: Mervyn Leroy
This Depression-era story about four showgirls is an extraordinary mix of Busby Berkeley dance numbers, politics and pre-Code sex.
Musical200192 minsDirector: John Cameron Mitchell
The trailblazing cult musical about a transgender punk from East Germany who reinvents herself as a rock diva.
Musical1980134 minsDirector: Alan Parker
Alan Parker’s gritty take on the tough and competitive training within a New York performing arts school reveals all the vulnerability and attitude it takes to rise to the top.
Animation & Artists Moving Image199981 mins
In the outrageous spinoff from the animated series, Cartman and co. inadvertently instigate a war between the US and Canada.
Comedy198694 minsDirector: Frank Oz
Frank Oz's vivid adaptation of the cult sci-fi musical, with Rick Moranis as a flower-shop assistant battling a 'Mean Green Mother from Outer Space'.
Great songs and great legs in this all-male revue make for an evocative early talkie.
Feast your eyes on a bewildering barrage of forgotten British variety turns in this strange low-budget novelty short from 1945.
Comedy193968 mins Location: Highbury
This morale-boosting variety extravaganza – filled with radio personality Carroll Levis' discoveries - is like a wartime Britain's Got Talent.
See silly slapstick, music, mayhem and a daffy dance-off between a carrot and an onion in this lively colour film advertising Co-op stores.
Early sound film of a popular stage puppet show that reveals the unpleasant stereotypes of its age.
"Don't be cruel to a vegetabuel": delightful pair of music hall numbers from the eccentric writer of Jollity Farm.
Fun-filled singalong savings ad with a dangerously catchy theme tune.
1950s song and dance revue set in a colourful world of boarding houses and coffee bars
Musical193851 mins Location: Bangor
Will new open-air microphone technology give Richard Hayward the chance to silence his critics? Watch as Cushendun and Bangor steal the show.
Musical performers Henry Hall and his Orchestra hog the limelight in this promotional film, ostensibly for Ascot gas water heaters.
Short revue film starring female performers Renara, Irene Cutter and Shirley Lenner, plus Harry Parry and his Band.
Pianists Charlie Kunz and Mark Hambourg tickle the ivories for our entertainment in this jolly musical short.