John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John made movie musical history in this hit film set in a 1950s high school. The main story is very Romeo and Juliet—Danny and Sandy come from different worlds so how can their love last? He’s part of the greaser gang the T-Birds who flirt with the Pink Ladies, run by Stockard Channing as Rizzo. But Sandy is too pure to fit in, as the number “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” makes clear. Famous crooner Ricki Avalon shows up for nostalgia’s sake to sing “Beauty School Dropout.” Other iconic numbers include “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightin’,” and the catchy finale number by the two stars: “You’re the One that I Want.”
This epic musical won the Best Picture Oscar and includes grand dance numbers set on London’s busy streets and featuring hundreds of extras in songs like “Who Will Buy?” In “Food, Glorious Food,” we meet the orphan Oliver and follow his dismal adventures as a pickpocket on the journey to find his true family. First, he’s befriended by the Artful Dodger and his gang of street urchins who perform numbers like “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two” and “Consider Yourself.” Shani Willis shines as the kind Nancy, trapped by poverty and in love with the bad guy Bill Sikes (Oliver Reed), who she laments in the ballad “As Long As He Needs Me.” Speaking of “Food, Glorious Food,” here are our all-time favorite cooking movies.