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List Rules Films that are favorites to watch when bad weather makes you want to just curl up on the couch

List of the best movies to watch on a rainy day, voted on by fans. Watch the films below if you ever find yourself stuck indoors because of bad weather and need a fun way to pass time. Some of the most loved Hollywood films of all time are perfect for rainy days because they help cure boredom. Gloomy weather can even cause a bad mood, so it's important to remember to relax whether by yourself or with family and friends. Spend some quality time with a movie and watch the hours pass. Films like the ones on the list below can take viewers away to fantastical places, transport them to magical lands or back in time. If you have kids at home while rained in, pop in a movie to keep them entertained.

During a rainy afternoon, staying home alone, being lazy, and watching great movies all night is something everyone can enjoy. 

The Hollywood films on this list of best rainy day movies ever span different genres, including romantic comedy, drama, action, and sci-fi. If you feel like laughing until your tummy hurts even when it's dreary outside your window, then pick a hilarious comedy film starring the most popular actors and actresses in show business. Need a good cry? Then choose a heartfelt drama or classic romantic films from the list. Action packed films and sci-fi movies are the way to go if you simply want to escape from gloomy weather. Don't let rainy days get you down. The list below is also an open list, so after you're done voting for your favorite movie or movies to watch on a rainy day, add any that you don't see at the bottom of the page.

Who knows? Some of these rainy day movies could turn into ones that you would watch over and over again. Check out a list of the most rewatchable films of all time

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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The Lord of the Rings film tri... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Guardians of the Galaxy Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan

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Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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Up is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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Harry Potter Franchise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

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The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
The Devil Wears Prada Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep

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Shrek is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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Big is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Sherlock Holmes Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

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Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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Hook is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Hook Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

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Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

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V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Cast Away Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough