10 Best Rainy Day Films
When the weather outside gets dreary, you might want to just wrap yourself up in a blanket and watch the 10 best rainy day films you can find. A rainy day film can be anything really, as long as there is precipitation outside.
- "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy. A good quality a rainy day film has is usually length, and it doesn't get much longer than the "Lord of the Rings." Each movie is epic and entertaining, and more than three hours long, so a good chunk of a day inside can be knocked off with a little Tolkien. Make it the extended editions and brace yourself for some time wasting.
- "The Last Starfighter." One of the most underrated sci-fi movies of all time, "The Last Starfighter" is just the right balance of sci-fi awesomeness and 80s camp. You can't go wrong with either of that.
- "Labyrinth." Nostalgia, thy name is "Labyrinth." Compound that with some Bowie, and you have a rainy day classic.
- "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Considered by most to be the funniest movie of all time, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" has the classic familiarity that any rainy day movie needs. Camelot, tis a very silly place.
- "Evil Dead 2." One of the greatest horror movies ever made also happens to be one of the funniest movies ever made. The second part of Sam Raimi's best trilogy also sports one of the best, and most unpredictable, endings in movie history.
- "Army of Darkness." The best ending in movie history leads into this, the over the top finale to the "Evil Dead" trilogy. This and "Evil Dead 2" back to back might be the best rainy day movie choice for anyone.
- "Spaceballs." Considered the funniest movie of all time by the people who don't think "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was, "Spaceballs" is the "Star Wars" parody that might actually be quoted more often than "Star Wars" itself. May the Schwartz be with you.
- "Star Trek." The newest "Star Trek" movie makes the list almost entirely for the first ten minutes of the film, which are among the most impressively dramatic ten minutes in any sci fi movie ever. The rest of it isn't bad either.
- "The Breakfast Club." You might not even need to own this to use it as a rainy day film, as the odds are in your favor the 80s classic will just so happen to be on at least one of the ten thousand channels most people can get now.
- "Beetlejuice." Quirky, gross, hilarious, and oddly heartwarming, "Beetlejuice" might be an overlooked treat for your movie eating eyeballs.
Posted on: Oct. 14, 2010