The Best Rainy Day Movies

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List Criteria: 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.

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 Lion King is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    The Lion King Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

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    Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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    The Breakfast Club is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    The Breakfast Club Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall

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

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    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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    The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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    Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 8 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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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

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    Grease is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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    Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan

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    Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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    Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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    The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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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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    Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Good Will Hunting Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Matt Damon

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    The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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    Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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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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    The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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    Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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    Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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    Big is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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    How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 29 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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    The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    The Devil Wears Prada Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep

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    Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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    Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    Sherlock Holmes Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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    Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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    Breakfast at Tiffany's is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    Breakfast at Tiffany's Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

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    The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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    Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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    V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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    Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    Cast Away Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 43 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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    The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    The Wedding Singer Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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    Bridesmaids is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    Bridesmaids Rose Byrne, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

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    The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    The Sound of Music Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Singin' in the Rain Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

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    The Prestige is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    The Prestige Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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    Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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    Gremlins Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel

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    Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies


    Little Miss Sunshine Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

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