A big fun colorful 1950s musical that actually, for once, bothers to have characters and arcs and things, and also Fred Astaire dance-fights a bunch of guys.
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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951)
A well-produced musical extravaganza starring Gene Kelly, with the music of George Gershwin, it still left me surprisingly cold.
THE BROADWAY MELODY (1929)
The first of our forgotten best picture winners was such an early sound movie that it is hard to watch, even if it is considered one of the very first movie musicals.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965)
You know almost every song, but wow is this not actually a good movie. This is probably Christopher Plummer’s most famous role, but he also hated it.
SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)
This all-timer of a movie musical is completely bonkers, but still impresses through sheer strength of will (and dancing)