From Harry Potter to The Shawshank Redemption, these films are sure to keep you entertained on a rainy day.
Being forced to cancel plans due to inclement weather is the worst. As soon as a person wakes up to a foggy and wet mess outside, their spirits are immediately drained and they wish they could just stay in bed. Even while time constraints limit our options, there are a slew of films that could make the day go a little more smoothly.
Rainy and stormy days can be a good thing, because they provide the perfect setting for a number of movies. Rainy day blues can be alleviated by viewing a movie with a favorite snack in hand, whether or not the actors on screen are also experiencing rainy conditions.
1. Frankenstein (1931)
The sound of booming thunder, the flashes of lightning, and the steady drenching of rain fill the air. Frankenstein, a 1931 horror classic, is a wonderful fit for these settings. The Universal Monster craze of the 1930s and ’50s was sparked by the Boris Karloff vehicle. The black and white chiller is perfectly complemented by a storm raging outside. In the midst of a thunderstorm, a mythical creature comes to life thanks to the flickering lights in the movie. A horrific experiment could be taking place right next door as we’re watching the storm on screen.
2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Even though Stephen King’s short novel was the inspiration for the film, The Shawshank Redemption is a long cry from the gory horror he is known for. It’s no wonder that the movie about a guy unfairly condemned is one of the best-received films in history. Drama, comedy, and suspense are all present in the film. Perfect for keeping people entertained while it’s raining outside.
As an added bonus, the film boasts one of the most memorable rain scenes in cinematic history. To imagine that Andy slipped out of captivity in the wet outside makes the movie even more enjoyable to watch at any time.
3. Jurassic Park (1993)
When the weather is bad and you’re looking for a little adventure and tension, few better options thanJurassic Park exist. Since its premiere in 1993, Jurassic Park has enthralled audiences of all ages and continues to do so now. While a storm is an important part of the story, anyone who have ever seen wet weather will be able to relate to the protagonists’ intentions being foiled because of that storm. There’s nothing worse than looking out the window and seeing rain, but at least viewers don’t have to worry about T-Rexs as well.
4. Harry Potter Franchise (2001-2011)
In the event of a rainy day, below are some films that may not help. Although there are many dark and gloomy episodes in the Harry Potter series, it is the ray of optimism that shines through them that makes them ideal for a rainy day.
Even though the characters go through a lot of hardships, it’s how they face and conquer those hardships that makes their triumph all the sweeter. While the film’s darker sections benefit greatly from the real-world rain, hopeful tones allow the audience imagine happier days ahead.
5. The Princess Bride (1987)
Seeing the rain may bring back memories for some people of a simpler time in their lives when they were children. The Princess Bride is a beloved classic among moviegoers. Even if you weren’t a kid when the movie came out, it may bring back memories of the fairy tales you heard as a kid. At its foundation, the plot is a love story, but it’s also an action movie in every sense of the word. Moviegoers can be transported to a time when they were young and carefree, or they can imagine themselves on an adventure with the characters far from the storm.
6. Titanic (1997)
A rainy day is a great way to put someone in a downbeat attitude. As a starting point, James Cameron’s Titanic would be an excellent choice. It’s a great movie to watch on a rainy day because of its tragic love story. Despite the film’s harrowing conclusion, audiences have been captivated by the film’s romantic story for more than two decades.
The rain and the closing shot of two reunited lovers will both contribute to the emotional roller coaster at the climax of the film.
Titanic is a great movie to watch in any weather, but watching it in the rain might enhance the experience.
7. Cast Away (2000)
Cast Away is an emotional rollercoaster ride that will have you rooting for the hero the entire time. Tom Hanks is generally a force to be reckoned with, but here he has to do most of the work on his own. As the rain falls, many people will imagine about different possibilities. They could be stranded on an island, which is why this movie works so well. If you’re in the middle of a rainstorm, the movie’s storm sequences will keep you hooked even deeper into the story! For anyone who are feeling hopeless, this movie is a wonderful reminder of what the human spirit is capable of.
8. Mary Poppins (1964)
Mary Poppins is a wonderful opportunity to relive the carefree days of youth, in the same way that The Princess Bride does. One of the best films from Disney’s Golden Age, this one still holds up admirably. In the rain, the dark, almost gothic backgrounds of the rooftop scenes and songs like “Feed the Birds” fit nicely together.
The atmosphere created by this film, along with the peculiar atmosphere created by a rainy day, results in a cinematic experience that is nearly impossible to define. I can think of nothing better than seeing Mary Poppins in a downpour.
9. Spirited Away (2001)
If anyone has the chance to see Spirited Away, they should do it without hesitation. In addition to being one of the best animated films ever made, Hayao Miyazaki’s magnum opus is a legitimate candidate for the title of greatest film ever made. It’s a heartfelt film from beginning to end, with the proper amount of darkness, whimsy, and fun. When it’s raining, it’s a great time to watch the movie. In this film, the sound of rain on the roof and the distant sound of thunder complement each other perfectly. It’s almost as though the combination of these things creates a dreamy state in the observer. While wet weather is ideal, the greatest time to see the film is in any weather.
10. Casablanca (1942)
On a rainy day, cozy up with a blanket and watch one of the greatest films of all time.
One of the most famous love tales of all time is the one told in the film Casablanca. The rain provides the perfect soundtrack to this heartbreaking love story between two people who were separated by circumstance. Viewers will experience a wide range of emotions as a result of seeing the film. In this scene, Rick is reading Ilsa’s letter while waiting for a train, and the rain outside nicely complements the scene. The picture has earned its position alongside classics like Citizen Kane or The Godfather and will be a great addition to any cinema schedule.