SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (1952)
Just in the off-chance that people consider dismissing it as light and trivial Hollywood fare, it's important to note that it not only contains great musical numbers but it's a great film about filmmaking. After all, it gained its status as the most beloved of all musicals for a reason. Kelly is marvelous to watch and the sheer euphoria that leaps off the screen is gold. (It's the only musical to consistently appear on Sight and Sound's top ten greatest films list.) It remains my favorite musical from the Golden Age."
Director: Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly