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The Best Rainy Day Movies

Updated February 23, 2021 160.7k votes 17.3k voters 1.2m views246 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movies to watch during a rainy day.

For many, rainy days are no fun - but it doesn't have to be that way. A great way to spend such days is watching movies, and some are perfect for rainy days where you're doing basically nothing. So, if it's pouring outside and you find yourself bored, try watching the films below. 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 cozy 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 film from the list. Action-packed films and sci-fi movies are the way to go if you simply want to escape from gloomy weather. Got cabin fever? Then maybe a claustrophobic thriller is the way to go.

Don't let rainy days get you down. There are definitely a lot more things to watch when bored on this list. So after you're done voting for your favorite movies to watch on a rainy day, get ready to add a new movie to your watch list. Who knows? Some of these rainy day movies could turn into ones that you would watch over and over again for movie night. Check out a list of the most rewatchable films of all time, which include some great movies to watch when you're bored. Or, if you need more of a time investment, these shows are a great watch on a rainy day.

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    Harry Potter Franchise

    Danielle Radcliffe, Rupert Grint

    Released2001 - 2011

    Directed byChris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, David Yates

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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field


    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Jurassic Park Franchise

    Richard Attenborough, Sam Neill

    Released1993 - Present

    Directed bySteven Spielberg, Joe Johnston, Colin Trevorrow, J.A. Bayona

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    Back to the Future Franchise

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985 - 1990

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Indiana Jones Franchise

    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery

    Released1981 - Present

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers

    Released2001 - Present

    Directed byAndrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson

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    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans


    Directed byJon Favreau, Joss Whedon, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Ryan Coogler

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    Star Wars Franchise

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released1977 - Present

    Directed byGeorge Lucas, JJ Abrams, Rian Johnson, Irvin Kershner, Richard Marquand

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    Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom

    Released2003 - Present

    Directed byGore Verbinski, Rob Marshall

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    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe


    Directed byAndrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

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    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin


    Directed byRichard Donner

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    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey


    Directed byEmile Ardolino

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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth


    Directed byFrank Darabont

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    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick


    Directed byJohn Hughes

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    Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson


    Directed byMel Stuart

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    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright


    Directed byRob Reiner

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    Elijah Wood, Ian McKellan

    Released2001 - 2003

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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    Will Poulter, Tilda Swinton

    Released2005 - Present

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons


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