5 Must-See Movie Musicals

April showers bring May flowers, right?

We’re nominating April as the month for movie musicals. Should you find yourself stuck indoors for a few hours—or even a weekend—we’ve got a few great suggestions to while away the time.

Singin’ in the Rain
1952, starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds
103 minutes, Rated G

April—rain—movie musicals. Of course we’re going to have this on the list! A Hollywood love story and one of Kelly’s signature roles—perfect for a rainy afternoon.

Damn Yankees
1958, starring Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon and Ray Walston
111 minutes

Just about every Cubs fan can relate, right? If a pact with the Devil would get us a championship …

All That Jazz
1979, starring Jessica Lange and Roy Scheider
123 minutes, Rated R

A little on the campy side, but we all know at least one person who sang “On Broadway” for their middle school musical.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
1975, starring Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry
100 minutes, Rated R

If you’re feeling at all nostalgic for your college days, here’s the movie musical sure to bring back a few memories—see how many lines you can remember while you sing along.

Chicago
2002, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere
113 minutes, rater PG-13

An Oscar winner should never be overlooked, and this movie adaptation of a Broadway favorite is well-deserving of that award. And, who knew Richard Gere could sing?