How will 'Les Miserables' compare to these classics?
7. 'The Muppet Movie'
Released between the third and fourth seasons of "The Muppet Show," 1979's "The Muppet Movie" is a 95-minute distillation of everything that makes The Muppets great. The story is pure and aspirational, charting Kermit the Frog's journey from swamp to stardom. And the songs are equally pure and magical, from "Rainbow Connection" to "I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along" to "Movin' Right Along." And they're delivered by the core Muppets, in their original vocal incarnations, without any of those pesky puppets-come-lately. And the supporting cast? Gracious! You've got Mel Brooks and Charles Durning, plus cameos by the likes of Orson Welles, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, Clors Leachman, Steve Martin and Richard Pryor. This is the original and the best, Muppet-wise.
- Daniel Fienberg