From Andrew Garfield’s ‘tick, tick…Boom!’ to Hugh Jackman’s ‘Les Misérables’, Celebrate World Theatre Day With These Netflix Titles

Published 03/27/2022, 2:43 AM EDT

Humans have used theatres as a platform to tell stories since the beginning of civilization. This art form has evolved and grown over time. But it is considered to be the tree from which many other art forms, including filmmaking, have sprouted. And World Theatre Day is celebrated to commemorate the importance of this art form.

And when celebrating such an important medium of communication, how could Netflix not have films for us. So here is a curated list of movies to celebrate World Theatre Day.

Netflix Films to watch on World Theatre Day


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Miss Saigon

This coming of age musical is the magnum opus pg of its actors like Eva Noblezada and Rachelle Ann Go. If you want to stay in and just enjoy the night with your partner, the musical’s music and incredible visuals will help you do so.

tick, tick…Boom!

What does it take to be a great artist to make something that truly resonates with people? Well, these are the themes of tick, tick…Boom! And if we are talking about musicals and theatre, how can we not talk about Lin-Manuel Miranda’s already in line to win an Oscar movie.

The film is an autobiographical story about Jonathan Larson who is constantly juggling his life choices while trying to make it as a composer. The movie is a compelling story about exploring creativity and a must-watch for all those who aspire to be great.


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If you aren’t in the mood for live-action musicals. Don’t worry we have got just the film for you. Vivo is yet another entry of Lin-Manuel Miranda to the list. The animated musical will surely lift up your spirits no matter how blue you are feeling. Miranda being his amazing self lends his voice to all the songs making sure you sing along every single time.

Glee (2009)

Glee, one of the most popular TV series in recent decades, is now available to watch in its entirety, complete with its insane back library of musical covers. Who’s up for a binge-watching marathon?

Les Misérables

This musical, directed by Tom Hooper, is an epic historical period musical based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 French book. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen lead an ensemble cast in the picture.

Apart from a breathtaking score and ingenious technique of Hopper of making the cast sing live. The exceptional acting by the cast is sure to transcend you to the historical setting of the musical.

The Prom


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The movie is about down-on-their-luck Broadway stars, who unite behind a kid who wants to attend prom with her girlfriend, causing a stir in a tiny Indiana town. The movie is perfect for a night you want to leave all the tiredness behind and just relax. And of course, with the likes of Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman signing it is just a watch you can’t miss.

All of these amazing musicals and theatrical pieces are currently streaming on Netflix.


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So let us know if you liked our recommendation and watched one or two.




Baheen Qadri

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Baheen Qadri is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. Currently, he is pursuing BA in Mass comm Hons from SCMC Pune. He loves binge-watching films and TV series on Netflix.