Sometimes on holiday it's fun to have a night in and recharge after a day of exploring. A rainy day is the perfect excuse! Here's our line-up for the best films to watch while the elements go wild, many of them with famous rain scenes, rain-themed songs, storms or other extreme weather…
• I’m Singing in the Rain (Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, 1952), featuring Kelly’s iconic performance of the eponymous song.
• The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939), with Judy Garland as the Kansas girl who dreams that her house is blown away to the Land of Oz during a tornado.
• The Quiet Man (John Ford, 1952), a romantic comedy-drama starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, best known for its romantic rain scene at an abbey.
• Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Blake Edwards, 1961), a cinematic landmark with another famous kissing-in-the-rain scene, this time between Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.
• Frankenstein (James Whale, 1931), a pre-Code-era Boris Karloff horror film with a memorable monster-awakening scene set during an electrical storm.
• Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock, 1940), an American spy thriller with an assassination scene known for its many umbrellas.
Other 20th-Century Classics
• Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969), an American Western with Robert Redford and Paul Newman, celebrated for the song Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.
• Bladerunner (Ridley Scott, 1982), the neo-noir science fiction film starring Harrison Ford, with the epic ‘tears in the rain’ monologue as its final scene.
• Four Weddings and a Funeral (Mike Newell, 1994), a romantic comedy with another unforgettable kiss in the rain between Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell.
• Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson, 1987), a black comedy culminating in a Hamlet soliloquy in the rain.
• The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980), the first Star Wars sequel, with a dramatic storm scene.
• Twister (Jan de Bont, 1996), an epic disaster adventure film about a team preparing for the arrival of the most powerful storm in decades.
• Up (Pete Docter, 2009), a animated comedy-drama adventure with a memorable rain scene during which Carl finally has a change of heart about Russell.
• Beauty and the Beast (Masakazu Higuchi and Chinami Namba, 1991), a Disney animation with a rain scene during which the Beast changes into his human form.
• Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, 2009), a sci-fi comedy animation about crazy weather.
• Ice Age: The Meltdown (Carlos Saldanha, 2006), a comedy adventure animation in which The Herd has to flee a flood.
• Spider-Man (Sam Raimi, 2002), a Marvel superhero movie ending in a rain-soaked smooch between Spidey and Mary Jane (Tobey Mcguire and Kirsten Dunst).
• The Perfect Storm (Wolfgang Petersen, 2000), a disaster movie based on the true story of the Andrea Gail, a fishing vessel that was lost at sea after being caught in a famous storm 1991, starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.
• The Grey (Joe Carnahan, 2012), a survival thriller with Liam Neeson one of several oil-men stranded in Alaska and stalked by grey wolves during extreme weather.
• The Day After Tomorrow (Roland Emmerich, 2004), a sci-fi disaster film with Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal, based on the book The Coming Global Superstorm.
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