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The Best Gene Kelly Movies  

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List of the best Gene Kelly movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Gene Kelly's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Gene Kelly movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Gene Kelly movies will be at the top of the list. Gene Kelly has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Gene Kelly movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Gene Kelly films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Gene Kelly role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Gene Kelly performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features films like The Devil Makes Three and Xanadu.

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Gene Kelly, Tommy Rall, Tamara Toumanova
Invitation to the Dance is a 1956 anthology film consisting of three distinct stories, all starring and directed by Gene Kelly. The film is unusual in that it has no spoken dialogue, with the ...more
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Paul Newman, Shirley MacLaine, Dick Van Dyke
What a Way to Go! is a 1964 American black comedy directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Gene Kelly, Bob Cummings and Dick Van
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Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Cliff Richard
Xanadu is a 1980 American romantic musical fantasy film written by Richard Christian Danus and Marc Reid Rubel and directed by Robert Greenwald. The title is a reference to the nightclub in the ...more
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Gene Kelly, Marie McDonald, Spring Byington
Living in a Big Way is an American musical comedy film starring Gene Kelly and Marie McDonald as a couple who marry during World War II after only knowing each other a short time.
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Marilyn Monroe, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly
Let's Make Love is a 1960 musical comedy film made by 20th Century Fox in DeLuxe Color and CinemaScope. It was directed by George Cukor and produced by Jerry Wald from a screenplay by Norman ...more
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Gene Kelly, Leslie Phillips, Patrick Macnee
Les Girls, also known as Cole Porter's Les Girls, is a 1957 musical comedy film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by George Cukor, produced by Sol C. Siegel with Saul Chaplin as ...more
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Gene Kelly, José Ferrer, Cyd Charisse
Deep in My Heart is a 1954 MGM biographical musical film about the life of operetta composer Sigmund Romberg, who wrote the music for The Student Prince, The Desert Song, and The New Moon, among ...more
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The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell is a 1982 Comedy Documentary film written by Joseph Adamson and Robert B. Weide and directed by Richard Patterson.
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Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Red Skelton
DuBarry Was a Lady is a 1943 American musical comedy film, starring Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, and Gene Kelly. It is based on the 1939 stage musical of the same name. Shot in Technicolor, the ...more
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Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Peter Lawford
Pilot #5 is a 1943 propaganda war film starring Franchot Tone, Marsha Hunt, Gene Kelly and Van Johnson. It was directed by George Sidney. Told in flashback, Pilot #5 marked Gene Kelly's dramatic ...more
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Janet Leigh, Gary Cooper, Gene Kelly
It's a Big Country is a 1951 anthology film directed by 6 directors: Clarence Brown, John Sturges, Richard Thorpe, Charles Vidor, Don Weis, and William A. Wellman.
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Gene Kelly, Leslie Nielsen, Lauren Hutton
Viva Knievel! is a 1977 action film starring Evel Knievel, Gene Kelly, and Lauren Hutton.
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Gene Kelly, Liv Ullmann, Nancy Walker
Forty Carats is a 1973 American film directed by Milton Katselas, based on the play of the same name by Jay Presson Allen. The screenplay was written by Leonard Gershe and directed by Milton ...more
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The Happy Road Gene Kelly, Michael Redgrave, Brigitte Fossey
The Happy Road is a 1957 French-American comedy film starring Gene Kelly, Barbara Laage, Michael Redgrave and Bobby Clark. Its plot involves two students who escape from their Swiss private ...more
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Gene Kelly, Sid James, Bernard Lee
Seagulls Over Sorrento, released as Crest of the Wave in the United States, is a 1954 British drama film made by the Boulting Brothers based on the play of the same name by Hugh Hastings. The ...more