The Top 100 Inspirational Movies: 20 - 11
15 - Singin' in the Rain
In the 1940s and '50s, Gene Kelly danced onto the silver screen in such big hits as Anchors Aweigh and An American in Paris, but we were all swept off our feet in the 1952 Oscar-nominated film Singin' in the Rain. Kelly plays Don Lockwood, an arrogant silent film actor in the 1920s who is forced to humble himself when talking pictures become all the rage. He stars opposite the spunky and beautiful Debbie Reynolds who plays a dancer with the hidden talent of an amazing singing voice. Singin' in the Rain is about adjusting to change and letting your voice be heard. It's one of the best movie musicals and holds the unforgettable scene of Gene Kelly singing the title song while swinging an umbrella and dancing through puddles of rain water.