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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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1,014 446
Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
dee123 added Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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

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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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1,072 584
The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
wiabux added The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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799 284
Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
CauêIseuCapozziPaiano added Jurassic Park Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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1,234 549
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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1,490 911
The Lord of the Rings film tri... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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827 434
Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
aldous_42 added Guardians of the Galaxy Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan

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1,416 671
Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
The Princess Bride Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

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1,235 667
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

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936 536
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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990 681
Grease is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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817 337
Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 15 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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879 352
Up is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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668 221
The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
goonygugu added The Goonies Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin

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702 141
Harry Potter Franchise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies

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855 499
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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735 355
Clueless is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
dee123 added Clueless Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd

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840 439
Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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593 284
Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Edward Scissorhands Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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749 346
Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 23 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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863 445
The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
wiabux added The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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623 278
Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Mbbk6214 added Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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715 447
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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871 484
Despicable Me is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
ChangesDownClub added Despicable Me Russell Brand, Steve Carell, Julie Andrews

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337 127
Shrek is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
RobLein added Shrek Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

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601 399
Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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750 403
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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643 337
How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
SlashLover added How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant

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579 347
Big is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

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441 185
Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
dee123 added Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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337 175
Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
dee123 added Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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488 329
Monty Python and the Holy Grai... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
clash1977 added Monty Python and the Holy Grail John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle

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651 405
Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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553 298
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
The Avengers Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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266 90
Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 38 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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355 209
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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404 290
Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
clash1977 added Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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399 216
Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
dee123 added Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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251 92
Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough

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559 345
Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Sherlock Holmes Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of... is listed (or ranked) 44 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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321 234
Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
dee123 added Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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309 220
Hook is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
AnnaLandron added Hook Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Robin Williams

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306 137
The Chronicles of Narnia: The ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
TobuscusHolmes added The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

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729 488
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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236 97
Harry Potter and the Chamber o... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, John Cleese

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487 311
Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rainy Day Movies
Cast Away Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth