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April Showers Bring Rainy Movie Scenes…

posted by Douglas Howe

singingintherain.jpgWell here we are in the midst of “April showers” which I hope will soon give way to “May flowers,” as well as a whole lotta sun!
But while it’s wet, it’s also a good time to curl up with someone you love (or like!) and watch a movie with a great rainy scene or two. Here’s my list of the “Top Five Most Inspiring Rainy Scenes” from movies over the years.
“Singin’ in the Rain”: Is there a more natural, authentic and honest sole scene of sheer joy than when Gene Kelly dances and leaps from pole to pole, singing a tune that will stay with you for days? That was a different kind of pole dancing in a different generation, and it was wonderful!


“The Shawshank Redemption”: When Andy survives the sewer and makes it to the river, is there ever a scene that embodies freedom and justice more than his arms raised and face focused towards heaven and the new life ahead of him?
“Blade Runner”: Ok, admittedly, this is a change of pace here, but the rain plus the darkness just adds so much to the futuristic tone of the flick, and the apparent end of “it never rains in California” helps to transport us into a future that looks as futuristic today as it did back in the ’82 when Ridley made it.
“Say Anything”: When John Cusack makes the post-break-up call from the pay phone against the rainy backdrop, the whole movie seems to come together as the rained on guy seeks to change his destiny. Who of us can’t relate?
“Glengarry Glen Ross”: Yes, it’s certainly not romantic. In fact, it’s the opposite. “Glengarry” is about the grittiest dialogue I’ve ever seen in the movie, unbelievably realistic in its portrayal of desperate guys in a desperate business. The rain only seemed to heighten the depth of the mood while also raising the intensity bar on the frustration levels such that even our audience wanted to jump up and yell at somebody!
There are, of course, many others. “Casablanca,” “Matrix Revolutions,” “Road to Perdition,” “Se7en” and “The Truman Show” all come to mind. The much awaited rain in “The Bridge on the River Kwai” is powerful.” I’m sure there are love scenes in chick flicks that I never saw.
What’s your favorite? Feel free to share your own favorites below.
Gene Kelly at LocateTV.com



  • http://www.elizamagazine.com/ Summer

    My favorite rain scene is at the end of Breakfast at Tiffany’s: iconic, beautiful and emotional.

  • Your Name

    I don’t know any movies pertaining to rain but if ever i was given
    a chance to give a movie rain title,i think i would entitle
    the movie as” Rain Tears”,that would be a nice fit for any given
    situation of certain cryings once in their lives.I’ll do my crying
    in the rain,that’s a nice background music for mourners.Rain in
    our lives never stop coming,but let us not forget,in time,that rain
    goes off too,sooo,raindrops keeps falling in our head,that’s another
    music background,the title i have suggested is just perfect for all
    occasions of rain in our lives,just cry the tears while the rain
    event of our lives are pouring,that is natural,that is healing too!
    After the crying in the rain,the weather forcast of our lives would
    be sunshine again,then next time it rains you know how to deal with
    it,you cannot stop the rain bec.that’s nature,but for people who
    draw their strenght from God in everything they do,they know how to
    deal with every raindropss,and they will never forget their umbrella
    next time the rain visits them.

  • dena

    The scene where Allie (Rachel McAdams) and Noah (Ryan Gosling) kiss in the rain in “The Notebook” just melts my heart.

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