The 50 Greatest Movies Ever Made

Ranking half a century of the finest films in cinematic history

33. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

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The phrase ‘they just don’t make em’ like they used to’ directly applies to Singin’ in the Rain, which is one of the defining movies of a legendary bygone era of Hollywood. If it isn’t the greatest musical ever made, then it’s top three at the very least, backed by iconic musical interludes and some precision engineered dance choreography.

Gene Kelly was never better than he was as the all-singing, all-dancing Don Lockwood, and people across the world will forever remember his signature contributions to a stone-cold classic.