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Top 10 movies for a rainy day

BY AMJAD IBRAHIM (@Charles_Cain77), MATTHEW TRIPLEY (@mt3385) and MICHAEL TAOUK (@miketaouk)

It’s a rainy day outside. You’re sick of the weather and bored with your reading material. Why not throw a movie on to kill the time?

When it comes to choosing a flick that corresponds with the weather, some come to mind more immediately than others. So here is a film guide to 10 of the top movies that tie in with a rainy day.

10. THE CROW – action and thrills in Los Angeles. Not a lot of rain, but the storm complements the action on a night of good and evil. Recommended viewing.

The late Brandon Lee, star of The Crow.
The late Brandon Lee stars as Eric Draven in The Crow.
  1. SE7EN – an outrageous mix of action, horror and thriller. Suspenseful, with plenty of scares – set in a city that is forever cursed by the presence of rain.
Brad Pitt in the harrowing final moments of Se7en.
Brad Pitt in the harrowing final moments of Se7en.
  1. JURASSIC PARK – another action adventure for dinosaur lovers and action fans alike. Again, not a lot of rainy scenes – but some of the more memorable scenes take place in the rain.
No-one in this car, dino ... Jurassic Park.
We prefer Brad Pitt. A big, scary, wet, angry dino in Jurassic Park.
  1. THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW – an action adventure, with plenty of water crisis and carnage. Highly recommended for fans of Waterworld.
Emmy Rossum stranded in flood water in The Day After Tomorrow. (NYC looking a bit like Sydney the day before yesterday.)
Taxi! Emmy Rossum stranded in flood water in The Day After Tomorrow.
  1. WATERWORLD – set in a post-apocalyptic setting after the events of global warming, where humans cannot live on land and must survive on the water. Plenty of action as the characters endure harsh storms on the ocean.
Dennis Hopper and Kevin Costner in Waterworld.
Dennis Hopper and Kevin Costner in Waterworld.
  1. BLADE RUNNER – one of the best science-fiction films ever made, and almost entirely set in the rain over the course of one night. Plenty of wet scenes and action.
It's always raining in Blade Runner's futuristic LA.
It’s always raining in Blade Runner’s futuristic LA.
  1. DAREDEVIL – a blind hero who relies on the sense of sound. He overcomes the dangers that struck his city by using the droplets of rain to echo the actions of criminals and put a stop to them.
Daredevil in the rain.
Ssshh! Daredevil’s listening to the rain.
  1. SIN CITY – an action thriller in the vein of Quentin Tarantino films. Plenty of rain and wet scenes through the black-and-white, the film predominantly contains such scenes.
Will it ever stop? Rainy Sin City.
Will it ever stop? Rainy Sin City.
  1. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – one of the classical musicals from 1952. As the title suggests, the movie is entirely set in the rain. A must-see for lovers of classical musicals.
Wet? Gene Kelly doesn't mind. He's singing in the rain.
Wet? Gene Kelly doesn’t mind. He’s singing in the rain.

And the number one film on our list is…

 

  1. THE PERFECT STORM – a must-see action drama set entirely on the water. Everybody dies in the end, but the plot and action are pretty awesome.
Sorry about the spoiler. The crew of the Andrea Gail in happier times.
Sorry about the spoiler. The crew of the Andrea Gail in happier times.

 

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