Five of the best movies featuring rain:
You can easily name a dozen memorable scenes in movies that include rain. A rainy, murky, cloudy and rainy atmosphere can define entire films. The Crow, 1994 created a whole aesthetic around a perpetual cycle of grey, damp despair.
Despite their harsh surroundings, these characters still have their unique energy and vibrancy. Blade Runner 1982 is set in a constantly raining, polluted environment. But there’s a powerful story about humanity’s lack of it.
Rain can also find its way into romantic comedies and films. It can be challenging to kiss in the rain, but movies such as Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Breakfast at Tiffany’s suggest it can be an unforgettable moment in your life.
There are many ways to talk about rain in movies. This discussion could be used in countless films. While I will be focusing on the movie I enjoy, I also hope that Make the Case can help me see how rain can affect the movies I watch in my way.
It’s a lot. It is not nearly as long as the country music songs set in the rain, but it is still a lot.
5. Seven Samurai (1954)
Seven Samurai has many things that I love. It is widely considered to be the most influential movie of all time. I don’t claim to know everything about the film’s themes of revenge, the value and importance of communities uniting in common causes, or the broader subject of how war transforms individuals and classes. Simply put, I love the film’s performances and attention to detail.
There’s more. The final confrontation between the essentially transformed villagers and the deeply involved Samurai who are in their technical employ against bandits that threaten to destroy everything is also a favourite. The movie’s violent, nasty climax is itself the best part. However, the film’s spectacular finale takes place under terrible gales of wind and rain.
The ground becomes mud. In the context of this incredible movie, an ugly battle is made even more horrible. Kikuchiyo, one of the brave Samurai (Toshiro Mizune), shows that he is indeed one by dying in filthy mud.
Rain creates tragedy, carnage, and victory in Seven Samurai. This is one of my favourite examples of rain in movies.
4. Identity (2003)
Identity is a dark, gritty, and stormy movie. Identity is a wild neo-noir ride that takes you from start to finish. The ending can still surprise even the most casual viewer. Identity also has one of my favourite storms ever captured on film. It’s also a great time thanks to its diverse characters and equally wide-ranging cast of actors, which throw these poor people for one loop after the other during a night full of stormy weather.
Director James Mangold ( Logan and Indiana Jones 5) features rain that can penetrate the bones. Are you one of those who has come from the freezing, oppressive rain only to regret it later? Identity is adamant about challenging expectations and comfort zones with equal enthusiasm. This story is not for everyone.
In a motel, the characters are created or consumed by various degrees of danger. The outside storm can cause death by itself. You also have to deal with the way this movie portrays the inner workings of a serial killer (the ever-wonderful Pruitt Vince).
Identity is a problem on many levels. The rain doesn’t just help with the atmosphere.
3. Blade Runner (1982)
Blade Runner is a noir that uses rain in a very similar way to the previous entry. Blade Runner, however, is set in a chaotic storm. The film’s setting is memorable, but Blade Runner takes us into an everyday buzz filled with drenched, weary dread. This film is filled with rain that never stops. It can also be toxic. It is also toxic.
Blade Runner pits a man responsible for tracking cloned humanoids called Replicants (a cranky, damp Harrison Ford) against four hazardous examples that show humanity’s destructive relationship with progress. His every obstinate unhappiness is followed by the rain. It’s as if the rain is destroying, poisoning and finally eliminating those pockets of society who refuse to go.
As anyone can tell, this world is stunning in its beauty. This world is also filled with a dark, gloomy reality that many of us may not be able to avoid. Rain is not a sign of trouble. It is a sign that the future and present are rapidly changing. This is where the extraordinary tale of humankind and machine is told. It is true that “Tears in rain” is indeed the case.
2. Withnail & I (1987).
The famously wet London has been shown in many different ways in film history. Withnail, I use rain, boredom and the constant horrors of a repressive life. They also consume buckets of alcohol to illustrate how unromantic this weather pattern can often be.
Paul McGann (a struggling actor) and Richard E. Grant (a more destructive actor) believe they have found relief in the form of an invitation into the country. It turns out that this is not the case. The rain in this film, without being too explicit about it, is just as dangerous as the locals who seem like they torment our protagonists every day.
Many stories about people who can dance and sing under these conditions. But for every story of a couple kissing in the rain, there are also stories of other hidden disasters in the atmosphere. Withnail and me is black comedy at its best, but it also tells the story of those who avoid directions.
Weather can cause a drastic change in plans sooner or later.
1. Road to Perdition (2002, 2002)
Few scenes from rainy movies are more vividly etched in my mind than those of Paul Newman’s mob boss John Rooney, which I saw in the graphic novel adaptation Road to Perdition.
This story about a mob enforcer (Tom Hanks) who flees a small mix-up at work (with his son Tyler Hoechlin currently playing another character, based on a DC Comics comic). There’s a lot to learn from the story. The scenery enhances this multi-faceted family drama. It’s often displayed under gray clouds. It is punctuated with stylistic and sometimes disturbing violence.
Road to Perdition is more than a tale of fathers and their sons. It’s also about regret, action, and consequences. Rain seems to have its own words to describe the futility of trying escape from the present and avoid the inevitable future. This is at least true for the torrent of rain that falls on Tom Hanks and Paul Newman as a result of their professional and personal history.
This is a scene that has been filmed in the most dramatic way this month. It’s an impressive scene.