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List of Gene Kelly Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
14
2
Singin' in the Rain
G
14
2

Considered as the ‘greatest musical,’ the film depicts silent era’s popular on-screen pair Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont who are perceived as real-life couple by many, including Lina. When their movie is transformed into a musical, Don sails through beautifully, while Lina’s shrill voice is secretly dubbed by Kathy Selden whom Don is dating. What happens when Lina finds out the truth? 

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Don Lockwood
Director:
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Debbie Reynolds, Lana Turner, Rita Moreno, Donald O'Connor, Jean Hagen
2. Inherit the Wind (1960)
13
2
Inherit the Wind
13
2

The film is based on the true facts of ‘Scopes Monkey Trial’ of 1925. Bertram Cates, a Tennessee science teacher is arrested for violating Butler Act by teaching Darwin’s theory of Evolution. The case attracts the attention of entire nation when the two formidable lawyers fight the case: the atheist lawyer Henry Drummond defends Cates, while evangelist and former presidential candidate Matthew Brady is the prosecutor. 

As:
Cast
Role:
E. K. Hornbeck
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
3. The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
13
2
The Young Girls of Rochefort
G
13
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jacques Demy
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
George Chakiris, Catherine Deneuve, Agnès Varda, Danielle Darrieux, Françoise Dorléac
4. On the Town (1949)
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2
On the Town
13
2

Gabey, Chip and Ozzie are three sailors who are on a 24-hour leave in New York City, and they decide to make every second count. However, things get complicated when all three of them fall in love with three different women.

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Gabey
Director:
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Frank Sinatra, Judy Holliday, Bea Benaderet, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin
5. Gigot (1962)
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2
Gigot
12
2

A simple minded mute janitor - Gigot - lives alone in his dingy home and earns meagre income. For his neighbours and everyone else around, he is the laughingstock. However, one rainy day he comes across a woman and her daughter and brings them back to his home. Soon, he forms an adorable bond with the little girl and does everything to make her happy.

As:
Director
Director:
Gene Kelly
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jackie Gleason, Gabrielle Dorziat, Katherine Kath, Jean Lefebvre, Jacques Marin
6. America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music (1976)
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2
America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Dwight Hemion
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Diahann Carroll, Lena Horne, Vic Damone, Sammy Davis Jr.
7. An American in Paris (1951)
13
2
An American in Paris
TV-PG
13
2

Considered as one of the best musicals by the American Film Institute, An American in Paris is an Oscar-winning film, which tells the story of Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American artist living in Paris, who meets an influential heiress who is attracted to him. However, he is attracted to another young French girl, and now he must make a choice.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Jerry Mulligan
Genres:
Drama, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Nina Foch, Georges Guétary
8. That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)
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3
That's Entertainment, Part II
G
12
3
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Himself - Co-Host / Narrator
Director:
Gene Kelly
Genres:
Family, Documentary, Musical
Star Cast:
Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby,
10. Anchors Aweigh (1945)
12
2
Anchors Aweigh
TV-G
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph Brady
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical, Fantasy, War
Star Cast:
Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, José Iturbi, Dean Stockwell
12. Summer Stock (1950)
12
2
Summer Stock
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe D. Ross
Director:
Charles Walters
Genres:
Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Judy Garland, Marjorie Main, Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken
13. For Me and My Gal (1942)
12
2
For Me and My Gal
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Palmer
Director:
Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Romance, Musical, War
Star Cast:
Judy Garland, Keenan Wynn, George Murphy, Ben Blue, Mártha Eggerth
14. It's Always Fair Weather (1955)
12
2
It's Always Fair Weather
12
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Ted Riley
Director:
Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Thurl Ravenscroft, Dan Dailey, June Foray, Cyd Charisse
15. The Pirate (1948)
12
2
The Pirate
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Serafin
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Judy Garland, Reginald Owen, Gladys Cooper, Walter Slezak
17. Brigadoon (1954)
11
2
Brigadoon
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tommy Albright
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
George Chakiris, Barry Jones, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Elaine Stewart
18. Cover Girl (1944)
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2
Cover Girl
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny McGuire
Director:
Charles Vidor
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Rita Hayworth, Shelley Winters, Phil Silvers, Lee Bowman
19. The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
11
2
The Cheyenne Social Club
PG
11
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Gene Kelly
Genres:
Romance, Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones, Sue Ane Langdon, Elaine Devry
20. Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
12
2
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
12
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Eddie O'Brien
Director:
Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Betty Garrett, Edward Arnold
22. Christmas Holiday (1944)
11
2
Christmas Holiday
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Manette
Director:
Robert Siodmak
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Deanna Durbin, Gladys George, Richard Whorf, Dean Harens
23. Les Girls (1957)
11
2
Les Girls
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Barry Nichols
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Mitzi Gaynor, Jacques Bergerac, Kay Kendall, Taina Elg
24. The Cross of Lorraine (1943)
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2
The Cross of Lorraine
11
2

When defeated by the Nazis in WWII, surrendered troop of Frenchmen find themselves in military prison instead of being sent back home. As they endure difficult conditions, Paul and others like him resist, willing to take beatings, while some like Duval cooperate with Nazi jailors to obtain better conditions. Paul helps his troop-mates to escape, who then join the French Resistance.

As:
Cast
Role:
Victor
Director:
Tay Garnett
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Hume Cronyn, Peter Lorre, Joseph Calleia, Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Whorf
25. Deep in My Heart (1954)
11
2
Deep in My Heart
11
2

Deep in my Heart is a musical biopic which revolves around the life of Sigmund Romberg, who is known for bringing serious music to Broadway.

As:
Cast
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Biography, Musical
Star Cast:
Merle Oberon, Walter Pidgeon, José Ferrer, Helen Traubel
27. Words and Music (1948)
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2
Words and Music
11
2

The fictionalized retelling of the creative partnership of legends, lyricist Lorenz Hart and composer Richard Rodgers, narrates their struggles to find success. It also provides a view to Larry’s personal demons, his death, and the heartbroken Dick regretting the loss of his friend when success eventually comes knocking.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Gene Kelly
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Comedy, Biography, Musical
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Janet Leigh, Lena Horne, Judy Garland, Perry Como, June Allyson
29. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
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2
Du Barry Was a Lady
11
2

Coatroom attendant, Louis Blore, adores the nightclub's star singer, May Daly, who is in love with poor dancer Alec Howe but wants to marry an arrogant patron for money. When Louis wins a huge sum in sweepstakes, he immediately wants to marry May, but after having a spiked drink, slips into a dream that changes his perspective.

As:
Cast
Role:
Alec Howe / Black Arrow
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
30. Thousands Cheer (1943)
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2
Thousands Cheer
11
2

Private Eddie Marsh has recently joined the army but possesses an entertainer’s spirit. On his way to arranging a grand show for his fellow soldiers, he falls in love with Colonel Bill Jones’ daughter Kathryn. Now he must put on the greatest show to impress the Colonel and get his blessings. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Pvt. Eddie Marsh
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy, Drama
31. Black Hand (1950)
11
2
Black Hand
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Giovanni E. 'Johnny' Columbo
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Film-Noir, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
J. Carrol Naish, Marc Lawrence, Teresa Celli, Frank Puglia
32. 40 Carats (1973)
11
2
40 Carats
PG
11
2

Ann Stanley is on a vacation in Greece with her family, when her car breaks down, and a young man Peter arrives on a motorbike who persuades her to accept a ride. They soon become better acquainted. Back home in the US, Ann is shocked to see that Peter has arrived at her home, hoping to resume their romance. However, Ann is embarrassed because of their huge age difference.

As:
Cast
Role:
Billy Boylan
Director:
Milton Katselas
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Liv Ullmann, Binnie Barnes, Edward Albert, Deborah Raffin
33. Living in a Big Way (1947)
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2
Living in a Big Way
10
2

Leo marries Margaud after a brief romance before he is sent to fight in a war. When he returns, he is surprised to see that not only is his bride different from what she led him to believe, but she also wants a divorce fast.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Leo Gogarty
Director:
Gregory La Cava
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shelley Winters, Charles Winninger, Spring Byington, Marie McDonald
34. Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
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2
Marjorie Morningstar
10
2

Marjorie Morgenstern, a conservative Jewish girl decides to join the acting profession after falling in love with Catskills entertainer Noel Airman. They begin a relationship and he renames her Marjorie Morningstar, even though Airman’s writer, playwright Wally Wronkin is romantically interested in Marjorie and is more suitable for her. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Noel Airman
Director:
Irving Rapper
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Natalie Wood, Edd Byrnes, Carolyn Jones, Martin Milner, Claire Trevor, Everett Sloane
35. The Devil Makes Three (1952)
9
2
The Devil Makes Three
9
2

Captain Jeff meets the only surviving daughter of a family that saved him many years ago. She works as a nightclub hostess and despises Americans. Regardless, they begin dating, but soon it seems that she is part of an underground Nazi group.

As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Jeff Eliot
Director:
Andrew Marton
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Pier Angeli, Richard Rober, Richard Egan, Claus Clausen
36. Pilot #5 (1943)
9
2
Pilot #5
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Vito S. Alessandro
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Romance, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Franchot Tone, Alan Baxter, Marsha Hunt, Van Johnson
37. It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (1951)
9
2
It's a Big Country: An American Anthology
9
2

Told in eight episodes, the film covers different facets of American culture and spirit. It all begins with a professor being asked by a fellow passenger during a train journey if he loves America, to which he responds by counter-asking, “Which America”. The simple question leads to the unfolding of diverse layers of American ethos.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Don Weis, William A. Wellman, Clarence Brown, John Sturges, Charles Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
38. The Tunnel of Love (1958)
10
2
The Tunnel of Love
10
2

Augie and Isolde Poole turn in an application to an adoption agency, after failing to have a baby. Unfortunately, misunderstandings alienate Estelle Novick, a representative of the agency and later a drugged Augie starts believing he has impregnated Estelle. Augie must prove his innocence and save his marriage. 

As:
Director
Director:
Gene Kelly
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Doris Day, Richard Widmark, Gig Young, Gia Scala, Elisabeth Fraser
39. The Happy Road (1957)
10
2
The Happy Road
10
2

The Happy Road is a comedy film which revolves around two students, Danny, an American boy and Janine, a French girl, who study at a Swiss boarding school. They soon fall for each other, and decide to run away from the school. Meanwhile, the boy’s father and the girl’s mother join forces to search for them, but in the process, they fall for one another.    

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Mike Andrews
Director:
Gene Kelly
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Redgrave, Barbara Laage, Bobby Clark, Brigitte Fossey
40. Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)
9
2
Love Is Better Than Ever
9
2

A small-town-girl Anastacia falls for a smart theater agent Jud Parker. Although he reciprocates her feelings, he doesn’t like her well enough to give up his bachelor life. However, Anastacia decides to set up a trap for him.

As:
Cast
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Elinor Donahue, Josephine Hutchinson, Ann Doran
41. Crest of the Wave (1954)
8
2
Crest of the Wave
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. 'Brad' Bradville (USN)
Director:
Roy Boulting, John Boulting
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Bernard Lee, Sidney James, John Justin, Jeff Richards
42. Xanadu (1980)
8
2
Xanadu
PG
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny McGuire
Director:
Robert Greenwald
Genres:
Musical, Fantasy, Romance
Star Cast:
Olivia Newton-John, Joe Mantegna, James Sloyan, Michael Beck
43. Viva Knievel! (1977)
5
1
Viva Knievel!
PG
5
1

Viva Knievel!, In which American stunt performer Evel Knievel appears as himself is a fictional story. Opening with Knievel sneaking into an orphanage to deliver presents, the plot kicks up when he is offered a huge sum to perform in Mexico. He accepts the offer unaware that drug lords have planned to murder him and then use his corpse to transport drugs into US. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Will Atkins
Director:
Gordon Douglas
Genres:
Crime, Adventure, Action, Biography
Star Cast:
Lauren Hutton, Leslie Nielsen, Red Buttons, Evel Knievel
44. That's Dancing! (1985)
10
2
That's Dancing!
G
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Jack Haley Jr.
Genres:
Documentary, Musical
Star Cast:
Liza Minnelli, Ray Bolger, Sammy Davis Jr., Mikhail Baryshnikov
45. Combat Fatigue Irritability (1945)
9
2
Combat Fatigue Irritability
9
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Seaman Bob Lucas
Director:
Gene Kelly
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Harlan Warde, Jocelyn Brando, Lauren Gilbert

TV Movie(s)

1. American in Paris (1964)
11
2
American in Paris
11
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Gene Kelly
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Marcel Dalio, Van Johnson, Jan Sterling, Judi Meredith
2. Gene Kelly in New York, New York (1966)
8
2
Gene Kelly in New York, New York
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Charles S. Dubin
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Woody Allen, Gower Champion, Tommy Steele, Damita Jo Freeman

Animation(s)

Jack and the Beanstalk (1967)
Jack and the Beanstalk
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Jeremy Keen, Proprietor (Peddler)
Director:
Gene Kelly
Genres:
Animation, Fantasy, Musical, Family
Star Cast:
Ted Cassidy, Don Messick, Bobby Riha, Marian McKnight
Invitation to the Dance (1956)
Invitation to the Dance
Plot:

Invitation to the Dance is a musical anthology film which tells us three different stories, told in an unusual way, no words and only dance.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
The Clown in 'Circus' / The Marine in 'Ring Around the Rosy' / Sinbad in 'Sinbad the Sailor'
Director:
Gene Kelly
Genres:
Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Star Cast:
Tamara Toumanova, Igor Youskevitch, Claire Sombert, Diana Adams
The Magic Lamp (1956)
The Magic Lamp
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Sinbad (voice)
Director:
Gene Kelly
Genres:
Short, Animation
Star Cast:
David Kasday

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