Pushed from behind by the rains that never end, we decided today to do a top ten of the most memorable rain scenes from movies. I pulled out of the equation those science fiction movies that announce the end of the world, apocalypse and a new ice age, which invariably have scenes of rain, and we left with a number of films of which we want to remember.
10. The Truman Show
Jim Carrey has proven to be very good as a dramatic actor and the role in the movie made in 1998, nominated for three Oscars, The Truman Show, gave him the possibility to combine the comedy with drama. The final scene, when Truman must overcome his fear of water, and the reality-show producers start the condition effects and rain, is one of the most memorable films I’ve seen.
Although I took of the equation the science fiction films, we could not get out and the romantic movies. Spider-Man is one of the best movies ever filmed, but the first kiss scene between Peter (Tobey Maguire) and Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) is at least exciting, which in time became one scene of the film-badge.
08. The Notebook
Continuing the series of love movies, I came to statement scene of Allie (Rachel McAdams) and Noah (Ryan Gosling). A special moment, which is preceded by a boat on the lake, stopped by an unannounced rain. The lovers of romance will become nostalgic and we put this movie on 8th place, a movie released in 2004 and directed by Nick Cassavetes.
2005′s screening film version of Jane Austen novel with Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfaiden managed to be nominated at four Oscars. The scene from the rain, we must recognize that, although was well thought by the author, but was beautifully made by Joe Wright’s directorial eye, the dyslexic British who cast Keira Knightley in Atonement.
Hero is the only foreign film that I’ve included in the top. Was not overlooked at Hollywood, being nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2003. The battle scene in the rain from the beginning of the movie is, in our view, the best scene from Zhang Yimou’s production, director which for 18 years is on the official jury at the International Berlin Film.
I said no to SF’s, but I didn’t say no for fantasy genre. Here we met The Lord of the Rings, a sort of Mecca for fantasy genre, all the movies that fit in this category getting to be reported sooner or later the film version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel. The scene is part of the last part of the trilogy. We battle in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, which takes place on a rain scene.
Detour is the oldest movie that I put it on the top. If you not known it, was made in 1945 by Edgar G. Ulmer, starring in the main roles on Tom Neal and Ann Savage. The time of the film coincided with the end of the Second World War, and the technique used to portraying the rain scene is far from the effects that we see it today on the big screen.
The film in whose distribution we find on Tom Hanks and Paul Newman brings to the stage a moment well made by the director Sam Mendes. We are talking about a mass slaughter taking place in the rain for which we have added this movie on 3rd place from this top.
I had a lot of thought to introduce the famous movie of Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep on 2nd place, and this because we initially I wanted to put it on the first place. As in most movies directed by Eastwood, the rain plays an important role in a drama. Perhaps the famous actor and director known the massive climatic impact that it has on the viewer. The scene from the end of the 1995 romantic drama, when Meryl Streep’s character decides to save her marriage. The moment happens without words, the eyes and facial expression are sufficient to mark one of the best scenes in the rain that we’ve seen in movies.
Now you realize why was hard to give up for The Bridges of Madison County. This is the largest production that has rain in the title and in developing action, marking the completion of important scenes of genre from the movies. You can not condemn us because we got on the first place on Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) who makes an incredible dance in the rain. Don had to say goodbye to Kathy Seldon (Debbie Reynolds) and, of happiness, begins to sing and dance, in the rain!