1952: Singin’ in the Rain


– Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

– Stacker score: 94.8

– Metascore: 99

– IMDb user rating: 8.3

– Runtime: 103 minutes

The transition from silent films to talkies makes for glorious entertainment in this 1952 musical. Despite the positive vibes, things were reportedly quite grueling behind the scenes. Not only did Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor suffer dance-related injuries, but Gene Kelly was reportedly very demanding of his peers. In fact, Reynolds once said that completing this film and surviving childbirth were the two hardest experiences of her life.