Are you looking for some perfect films for rainy days? Then, we’ve got you covered. Ranging from horror to romantic comedies, these films will satisfy your gloomy, rainy afternoon.
1. The Crow (1994)
The Crow is based on the 1989 limited comic book series of the same name by James O’Barr. It’s a Supernatural superhero movie following the lives of musician Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancée, who are brutally murdered on the night before his wedding.
On their death anniversary, Eric rises from the grave in the shape of a crow. He then tracks down the thugs responsible for murdering them. He comes face to face with Eric, the head gangster, Top Dollar (Michael Wincott), to complete his morbid task.
2. Identity (2003)
Identity is a mystery thriller inspired by Agatha Christie’s 1939 whodunit, And Then There Were None. It follows the story of ten strangers stranded in a motel during a storm.
In the meantime, a serial killer (Pruitt Taylor Vince), under the care of psychiatrist Doctor Mallick (Alfred Molina), awaits execution for killing a group of motel guests. The stranded guests realize that they are being killed one by one. Ed Dakota (John Cusack) takes it into his hands to catch the killer.
3. Shutter Island (2010)
Shutter Island is a psychological thriller film based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his partner (Mark Ruffalo) visit Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like asylum for the criminally insane, to investigate the disappearance of Rachel Solano, a woman accused of killing her three children.
She seems to have vanished from her room. Teddy experiences nightmares regarding his dead wife and his experiences as a U.S. Army soldier. He has to confront all his fears if he wants to leave the asylum alive.
4. Memento (2000)
From acclaimed director Chris Nolan, this neo-noir psychological thriller is based on the short story Memento Mori by his brother Jonathan Nolan. Leonard (Guy Pearce) is a former insurance investigator who is tracking down the man responsible for his wife’s assault and murder.
He also suffers from a rare, untreatable form of memory loss, anterograde amnesia, and is unable to restore recent memories or incidents due to an attack on him. But he can still recall details of his life before that attack. To remember the people he has killed for this purpose, he takes Polaroids of the dead body for remembrance.
5. Blade Runner (1982)
It’s a Science Fiction film set in a dystopian future (2019 Los Angeles) where the world is populated by synthetic humans or replicants. They were created by Tyrell Corporation to work that humans couldn’t or didn’t want to do.
Deckard (Harrison Ford) and ex-Replicant Hunter are forced to continue their job by his Boss (M. Emmet Walsh). His primary mission was to eliminate four escaped Replicants from the colonies. In order to continue the hunt, he goes to the Tyrell Corporation, where he meets a Replicant girl, Rachel (Sean Young), and falls for her.
6. The Hunted (2003)
The Hunted is a suspense thriller. It’s about a tracker, Bonham (Tommy Lee Jones), who teams up with FBI agent Abby Durrell (Connie Nielsen) to hunt down a trained assassin, Hallam (Benicio del Toro), who was also his student.
Hallam views Bonham as a father figure. No matter how hard they try to capture him, he remains one step ahead. They meet in a final showdown, with Bonham taking over Hallam.
7. The Ice Storm (1997)
It’s a drama film based on Rick Moody’s 1994 novel of the same name. Set in an affluent Connecticut suburb in the 1970s, two families, the Hoods and the Carvers, meet for a Thanksgiving weekend; Ben Hood (Kevin Kline) is frustrated by his job and is cheating on his wife, Elena (Joan Allen), with Janey (Sigourney Weaver).
Their teenage daughter, Wendy (Christina Ricci), has an affair with Janey’s son Mikey (Elijah Wood). Both of these dysfunctional families have strained relations and are unaware of each other’s personal lives when an ice storm hits, making them realize the importance of their relationships.
8. The Batman (2022)
The Batman is an American superhero film based on the D.C. Comics character Batman. It stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman. Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and Colin Farrell also star.
A savage killer leaves behind cryptic clues, making Batman enter the underworld of Gotham City. As he’s getting close to the killer’s plans, he must also bring justice to eradicate corruption, which has been rampant in the city.
9. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
The Place Beyond the Pines” is a powerful crime thriller starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and Eva Mendes. It’s a story about the ripple effects of one man’s actions on the lives of others. In upstate New York, (Ryan Gosling) a motorcycle stunt rider, a cop (Bradley Cooper), and later, their sons (Dane DeHaan Emory Cohen) must deal with the consequences of their actions.
10. Twilight (2008)
Twilight is a romantic fantasy film based on the book of the same name by Stephanie Meyers. It’s written in first-person format by a high-school student, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart). She is a misfit, always trying to lurk in the shadows.
Her life takes a 360-degree turn when she moves from Arizona to Forks, Washington State, and meets Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a handsome and mysterious classmate. Edward is a vegetarian vampire (he does not drink human blood). She falls head over heels with this immortal man without knowing his deepest and darkest secrets.
11. Secret Window (2004)
Secret Window is an American psychological thriller film starring Johnny Depp and John Turturro. It’s based on the novella Secret Window, Secret Garden by Stephen King.
Mort Rainey (Johnny Depp) is a writer who has relocated to his remote cabin in upstate New York during the process of an ugly divorce from his wife (Maria Bello). His seclusion is interrupted by John Shooter (John Turturro), a farmer, who claims that Rainey has plagiarized his work. , Rainey ignores all the accusations, but Shooter becomes vicious in his mission for vengeance.
12. The Ring (2002)
The Ring is an American psychological supernatural horror film based on Koji Suzuki’s 1991 novel of the same name. The plot focuses on a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), who gets her hand on a cursed videotape as per an urban legend.
Whoever watches the tape dies a week later. Rachel doubts the story until four teenagers all die mysteriously one week after watching a videotape. Rachel tracks down the video for investigation and watches it. She now has seven days to uncover the mystery.
13. Suspiria (2018)
Suspiria is a supernatural horror film inspired by Dario Argento’s 1977 Italian film of the same name. American dancer Susie Bannion (Dakota Johnson) arrives in Berlin in 1970 to audition for the world-renowned Helena Markos Dance Co. in an academy run by a witches’ coven.
She’s offered the lead role of a dancer who spills the beans about the female directors accusing them of witchcraft. Even though the film has a haunting atmosphere, it’s quite famous for its vibrant colors.
14. Prisoners (2013)
Prisoners is a thriller film following the abduction of two young girls in Pennsylvania. Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) deals work with a parent’s worst nightmare: child abduction. He found an old R.V. that had been parked on their street as a lead.
The driver (Paul Dano) is arrested by the head of the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal). They have to let go of their only suspect when they have a lack of evidence. Dover (the girl’s father) decides to take matters into his own hands, speculating that his daughter’s life is in danger.
15. Hard Rain (1998)
This movie is a disaster-heist action thriller film. When torrential downpours result in flooding, the small town of Huntingburg is forced to evacuate. The local sheriff (Randy Quaid) and town residents are all familiar with the process of evacuation and all the looting and theft that comes with it. However, they are unaware of a big heist of $3 million being planned during its transportation from the local banks.
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