10 Best Movies with a Lot of Rain

Rain brings something mysterious and attractive with itself, especially in movies and it gives them a somewhat gloomy and dark tone. It is mostly connected to dramas, mysteries, and thrillers which become even more enjoyable with these downpours that often hide the most secretive things. We have enjoyed numerous interesting movies throughout the years where it plays a very important role and this is the list of the 10 best movies with a lot of rain.

Seven (1995)

Seven revolves around two detectives, a veteran, and a rookie who are faced with the most horrifying case they have encountered and might encounter in the future. They are in search of a serial killer who uses seven deadly sins as a motive for his monstrous actions. Extremely dark and depressing, without even a ray of sunshine or a glimpse of hope, this thriller will really give you discomfort and won’t stop shocking you until its very end.

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There doesn’t exist a list of psychological thrillers without this masterpiece on it. A movie that you will never forget, one that we still quote, and very well deserved mention as one the must-see not only from its genre. It is absolutely remarkable in its sickness and complexity.

Identity (2003)

One of the most disturbing thriller movies takes place in a shady motel where a group of people takes shelter on a stormy night in which rain is constantly pouring down. They are an ex-policeman and now a driver Ed and his client Caroline who was once a famous actress, adolescent Timmy with his mother Alice and stepfather George, prostitute Paris, newlyweds Ginny and Lou, and Police Officer Rhodes.

None of them can leave the motel because the roads are all washed-out and soon one by one murdered. The game of cat and mouse begins. And at the same time, we follow the story of a convict Malcolm Rivers who is facing his death sentence but due to some new evidence, there is talk about whether the verdict should be overturned.

Jurassic Park (1993)

One of the most famous and beloved movies about dinosaurs is undoubtedly a masterpiece Jurassic Park directed by Steven Spielberg, one for the whole family. It is a story about an island full of living dinosaurs, created by a mogul who wanted to take advantage of great advancements in scientific technology.

He has invited four individuals and two children to join him and enjoy Jurassic Park but never imagined that they will have to deal with dinosaurs roaming around and trying to attack them, with critical security systems being shut down and a park employee determined to steal dinosaur embryos. The fact that the rain is falling almost all the time will make everything even harder. 

Road to Perdition

This neo-noir period crime drama movie, Road to Perdition, is set in 1931 during the Great Depression. This time period is very well described in Peaky Blinders and therefore a good connection to this excellent movie. Directed by Sam Mendes, with some of the best Hollywood actors such as Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, and Jude Law. 

Once again a story about Irish gangsters, but as always, a story about family and their ways of dealing with each other. These two motives are so often intertwined that we cannot separate big, loud families from the shady businesses some of their elders get themselves into.

Open Range (2003)

Open Range is a brilliant western drama directed by Kevin Costner brings us a stellar cast led by Robert Duvall as Boss Spearman and Kevin Costner as Charley Waite who are taking their cattle across the prairies of the American West. Together with Diego Luna and Abraham Benrubi they build a friendship based on a code of honor necessary in these circumstances.

Their journey becomes interrupted by the corrupt Sheriff Poole and rancher Denton Baxter who are in charge of that territory and rule it mercilessly and violently. Boss and Waite will be forced to defend the freedom of the lifestyle they have gotten themselves accustomed to and things will become even more complicated when Waite meets and falls in love with the beautiful Sue Barlow. 

Blade Runner (1982)

One of the movies where rain scenes have become one of the most iconic ever is this interesting sci-fi action drama, Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott about a blade runner who must terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and return to Earth to find their creator.

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These replicants who look and act like humans were created to aid society but soon they became illegal on Earth and were pursued by blade runners with a mission to terminate them if they ever decided to return there. We are following Rick Deckard, a retired blade runner who is asked to find these known replicants led by the dangerous Roy Batty.

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

This brilliant mystery crime-drama with Alec Baldwin, Jack Lemmon, and Al Pacino in leading roles tells the real story behind the world of sales. It shows how employees deal with the constant pressure in this line of work with all its ups and downs and highs and lows.

We follow days in a real estate agency where and witness what kind of moves workers have to do, what impacts their success, and in what way they are responsible for the things that happen at the office and if it affects them in any way.

Rashomon (1950)

Rashomon is a movie where rain almost never stops and it gives it this mentioned tone of mystery and gloominess. It is one of Kurosawa’s masterpieces, a crime drama mystery about a priest, a woodcutter, and another man who is trying to find shelter from a rainstorm and finally find it in a former gatehouse called Rashomon.

They begin to tell the story of a murdered samurai whose body was found by the woodcutter. All men tell a similarly structured story but ultimately contradict each other and all reveal different motives for the actual killing. The discoveries at Rashomon and the actions following them will show the true nature of all three men.

The Crow (1994)

The Crow is a horror masterpiece and one of the classics with the late Brendan Lee is a brilliant crime drama about the guitarist Eric Draven who gets brutally killed, together with his fiancee. One year after this gruesome act, he is brought back to life by a crow who is now guiding him through the land of the living and in search of his killers.

They are the knife thrower Tin-Tin, the drug addict Funboy, the car lover T-Bird, and the unsophisticated Skank. Eric will begin his revenge and soon all of them will lose their lives. But their leader, the cunning and dangerous crime lord Top-Dollar, learns who is behind the murders and finds out about the legend of the crow and the secret to his invincibility.

The Perfect Storm (2000)

This drama-thriller takes place on October 1991 and tells the story of a serious catastrophe that resulted after a bad weather combination in the North Atlantic which formed a killer storm. It is the story of a sword-fishing boat called Andrea Gail which was caught in the storm.

We are getting to know the main characters and their stories and destinies through their enormous effort to make it alive, learning about their families and friends and background. It is a true-life drama that shows what the life of a fisherman looks like and all its difficulties and sacrifices. 

  • Tamara is a big movie, music and book fan since always and writes a blog about all these things. Loves psychological thrillers, noir movies and mysteries of all kind. Enjoys discussing and talking about movies and tv series.