Where does West Side Story rank in the pantheon of movie musicals for you?
::snaps fingers:: Listen up Jets and Sharks, West Side Story is on HBO Max and Disney+ today!
Steven Spielberg's stunning, Oscar-nominated 2021 adaptation of the beloved musical is available to stream, which is great news for those of us who actually caught it on the big screen and loved it. (Of all the Best Picture noms, The Power of the Dog and West Side Story are far and away my favorites.)
Ansel Elgort aside (he's actively terrible in it, while his cast mates are incredible), this is a glorious take on the Bernstein/Sondheim classic and will introduce a whole new generation to this timeless Shakespearean tale.
I was curious, where does West Side Story rank in the pantheon of movie musicals for you? Here's my top 10, in order:
- The Sound of Music
- Singin' in the Rain
- Moulin Rouge!
- The Music Man
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- West Side Story
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show