Manila hasn’t felt rain like this for a long time. Yes, we’re used to rain but for some reason this one feels different. For those of you lucky enough to still have your internet connection running smoothly, I wanted to share something that might lighten up everyones mood. Here’s 10 awesome movies scenes with rain, or at least, somewhat involves rain. Enjoy! Watch rain on the screen, but stay dry in real life people!
DISCLAIMER: A lot of spoilers. For some weird reason, people really like to end their movies with rain!
Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – Starting with the ultimate rainy day classic. I mean, how on Earth can we not include the biggest and great movie musical of all time, especially with a title song like that? By this point of the movie (around half way through) movie star Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) has finally found a way to save his suffering film “The Duelling Cavalier”. With inspiration rushing within him, and of course, after a kiss from his lovely leading lady (Debbie Reynolds), Don decides to dance around the streets of Hollywood in one of the most immortal and iconic scenes in movie history. Not to mention, one of the greatest songs of all time, too.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) – The Audrey Hepburn classic that every girl feels “they have a connection with” ends romantically in the rain. Holly (Hepburn), has decided to push through with her plans to go to South America and continue her gold digging schemes. To her surprise, her neighbour and on-and-off-again-fling-toy Paul (George Peppard) throws reality right at her face. With “Moon River” hauntingly playing in the background as Holly desperately looks for her pet “Cat” (symbolically saying that she’s ready to stay and commit), we’ve got a scene flooded with romance.
Say Anything… (1989) – John Cusak has been rained on in so many movies, this one is always considered to be the audience favourite. Unfortunately, I can’t find the entire scene on Youtube, but at least this clip includes the famous line: “I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen”. Cusak’s character has just been dumped by the beautiful dork played by Ione Skye, in his teen agony, Cusak decides to call his sister (also his real life sibling, Joan Cusak) to emote to her through a pay phone in the pouring rain. This never made any sense to me since they lived in the same house, but oh well…the scene was great.
Jurassic Park (1993) – Despite the crazy innovation and improvement in visual effects, it seems like this scene in “Jurassic Park” still holds up very well. It starts with the children, stupidly attracting a giant T-Rex because of their flashlight. When the T-Rex starts to attack their car (to obviously massacre them all up), scene magic was made. And hey, it’s here because it’s raining pretty hard. The scene is probably my favourite in the whole series, it’s entertaining and everything is perfectly put in place.
Little Women (1994) – Another movie ending with unnecessary rain, but it makes it oh so charming. If you know me well then you know that Winona Ryder is one of my favourite actresses. Next to “Heathers” (1988), this is arguably her best performance to date. This time, she leads the ensemble in bringing the powerful novel “Little Women” come to life on screen back in 1994. Playing aspiring female writer Jo March, the scene is the finale, where she learns that her novel (stories of how she and her sisters grew up) is finally being published, with the help of her friend and love interest, the wise Dr. Fredrich Bhaer (Gabriel Byrne).
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – To really appreciate this scene, you’ve got to see the entire movie. Since it is one of my favourite movies of all time, I suggest you skip watching this one so that the element of surprise will hit you when you watch it for the first time. If you like spoilers, then read on. Andy (Tim Robbins) has been in Shawshank prison for decades and decades. When he finally finds a way to escape, Andy’s struggle and fight for freedom is surely felt when he finally feels the drops of rain on his naked skin.
Pleasantville (1998) – Siblings David (Tobey) and Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) are unexpectedly sucked into a 1950s television show called “Pleasantville” to teach them a lesson about life. When David and Jennifer start shaking the town with their Generation X ideas, the town spins in sweet disarray when they finally break out of their comfort zones and perfect ideals. The scene where it “rains” for the first time the absolutely idealistic town of Pleasantville, is one of the biggest turning points of the movie. Just watch it, you won’t regret it because the scene isn’t only amazingly written but it’s also visually stunning.
Spider-Man (2002) – This is probably the biggest movie scene featuring a kiss in the rain that I support the most. Yes, it’s cheesy. Yes, it’s campy. But come on! It’s an instant classic! Not to mention, Kirsten Dunst’s hoo-has (sorry, I’ll end my hormonal talk here). Really though, back in 2002 when it was released, this scene was talked about more then the actual plot of the movie. Mary Jane (Dunst) is conveniently harassed by a group of goons, right after she says goodbye to Peter Parker AKA Spider-Man (Maguire). To her surprise, Spidey saves the day. In an attempt to rock teenage boys socks and touch the heart of every girl who wants a super hero boyfriend, we get this scene. And admittedly, it’s still is a wonderful scene. Much better then anything Andrew Garfield or Emma Stone is in, that’s for sure.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) – Jim Carey and Kate Winslet star in the dreamy romantic drama directed by the visionary that is Michel Gondry. This scene perfectly sits in the place with the rest of the dream-like movie that instantly became one of my favs when I first saw it a couple of years ago. Carey’s character Joel, is trying to forget his ex-girlfriend Clementine (Winslet). To do this, he hires a memory erasing doctor to do just that. But as he relives their entire romance in his sleep, he suddenly decides that he’s not ready to let her go, and must now hide her in different memories in his head to try and save some of his special moments with his eccentric lover.
Pride and Prejudice (2005) – The classic Jane Austin tale features an amazing powerhouse performance by the dynamic leads played by Keira Knightly and Matthew Macfadyen. Here, we find Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy in the rain, as Elizabeth discovers all the wrong doings Mr. Darcy has done against her beloved family. Here, we see Elizabeth freak out (well, in an old English-kind-of-way of course), not knowing that Darcy’s “wrong doings” have hidden agendas and that she’s created most of these situations because of her prejudices against the rich.