It has been a rainy week, with the wind and rain battering my windows every night keeping me awake. And with today being Valentine’s Day, I thought I would put together some of my favourite romantic movie scenes, that also happen in the rain.
The Notebook (2004) – Based on one of many Nicholas Sparks books, this film has many romantic scenes, one of which happens to be a passionate kiss between the two leads Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams) as it is pouring down with rain.
Spiderman (2002) – The first Spiderman film, starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst has a touching moment when Spidey has just saved Mary-Jane’s life and she rewards him with an upside down kiss, in the rain.
Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – It even has rain in the title! This classic musical from the Golden era of Hollywood has one of it’s most iconic scenes occur during a downpour. Romantic leads Don (Gene Kelly) and Kathy (Debbie Reynolds) have just sealed their new love with a kiss, and Don proceeds to celebrate by dancing down the street.
The Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) – Not exactly a romantic movie, but it has one special moment, amidst the battle that rages on in torrential rain and a maelstrom. On and off lovers Will (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) finally tie the knot whilst fighting the bad guys.
Four Weddings and A Funeral (1994) – This much loved romantic comedy, starring Hugh Grant and Andie MacDowell has the central couple finally get together whilst standing in the rain – typically British. They are so much in love, she even stops noticing the rain.
Pride and Prejudice (2005) – All of the other films I have mentioned are moments where the couple have got together, but in this water drenched scene when we see Mr Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) propose for the first time to Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley -again!) she turns him down. Yet I find this scene very romantic and full of tension as raw emotions are laid down and true feelings shown.