15 Best Movies That Take Place In Rain Storms

POSTED BY Ali Raza, UPDATED ON February 8th, 2024
15 Best Movies That Take Place In Rain Storms

There’s nothing better to enjoy a rainy season than watching a film and cozying up on your bed or couch. But, what’s even better is watching a film that has rain in it too. That’s why we’re talking about the 15 best movies that take place in rain storms or during the rainy season. So, let’s get started.


15. Inside the Rain (2019)

Inside the Rain (2019)

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Inside the Rain is a comedy-drama but a lot of it takes place during rain. It may not be the film’s primary focus, but it creates the environment rain lovers might want. But it’s a fun and catchy story that you should look forward to.

It begins when Ben Glass is expelled from college. Soon, he enlists the help of a moonlighting pornographic actress to prove his innocence. However, everything gets in his way, including his mental health and his parents.


14. Identity (2003)

Identity 2003 rain

Identity is the story of ten strangers who become acquainted with each other in a remote and desolate motel. But soon, the killings begin as someone is picking them apart one after the other. And guess what? It all takes place during a rainstorm.

The film is average in terms of ratings by both users and critics. But it will keep you entertained for a whole 90 minutes. Moreover, the heavy rain scenes are captured quite well throughout the movie, which makes it a must-watch for rain lovers.  


13. Road To Perdition (2002)

Road To Perdition 2002

Road to Perdition is one of the best films featuring Tom Hanks. Playing an assassin for Chicago Mafia in the 1930s, Hanks’ character Sullivan goes on the run after his son witnesses a murder — and he sees Sullivan’s boss do it.

But, saving his child, he goes against the empire he was working for as the chase during heavy rains ensues. Soon, he’ll come face to face with his former colleagues and defend his son at all costs. And the rain setting during the film will excite you while all of that happens.


12. Ghost Ship (2002)

Ghost Ship (2002)

Ghost Ship is one of the films that has gotten better with time. It may not have been a box office draw or an Oscar-season talk of town after its release, but it’s surely one of the most entertaining films that take place on a ship.

The film’s story is about a salvage crew coming across a ship that went missing in 1962. Soon they find out something is wrong as a lot of unexplainable things begin to happen. And all of that happens while the clouds burst over their heads.


11. Knock Knock (2015)

Knock Knock 2015

Knock Knock is one of the few movies by Keanu Reeves that dig into the horror genre. The film wasn’t expected to be a major draw, but it has accumulated quite a following since its release in 2015.

Reeves plays Evan in the film, a dedicated father and husband. When he’s on the weekend by himself, a nasty rainstorm hits, and things go upside down in the city. During that, two girls knock on his door to be allowed in to spend the night. While Evan (Reeves) does it out of the kindness of his heart, things soon go south when the girls’ real intentions come to light.


10. Adrift (2018)

Adrift 2018

Adrift is a partially true story based on Hurricane Raymond in 1983. The film’s plot is about two people stuck in the Pacific Ocean. Their troubles began when their sailboat was hit by a hurricane and drifted them away further from land.

Soon, Tami (Shailene Woodley) wakes up and finds the boat almost ruined but afloat, while Richard Sharp (Claflin) is badly injured. The storm causes her to bring out her inner storm as she goes on a difficult and trying journey to save herself and the man she loves.


9. Prisoners (2013)

Prisoners (2013) rain scene

Prisoners is another great film that takes place during the rainy season. There are a lot of scenes where it’s simply drizzling or raining hard. Meanwhile, the dark and gloomy weather compliments the story’s dark turns equally well.

It begins when Keller Dover’s (Hugh Jackman) daughter disappears with her friend. Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) is put on the case and begins to heat up as Dover is so close to his daughter — yet so far. All amid the damp and dark weather of Conyers, Pennsylvania.


8. Hard Rain (1998)

Hard Rain (1998)

You know there’ll be lots of rain when a film is titled Hard Rain. Tom (Christian Slater) is tasked with transporting 3 million dollars with his uncle, an armored truck driver. Soon, they are ambushed by a gang and their charismatic leader Jim (Morgan Freeman).

But, the plans of both sides are being hindered by rain as the storm gets intense. Soon, the town’s dam is overflooded and forced to open the spillway as waves and flooding take over the city. Overall, it’s a great film showing continuous rain’s devastating effect.


7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a film famous for many reasons. However, it’s also famous for setting a great post-apocalyptic atmosphere, and one of the reasons behind that is its incredible rainy and stormy scenes.

Aside from that, the film’s story is incredible too. As the leader of the chimpanzees, Caesar (Andy Serkis) tries to mark his territory but allows trade and friendship with humans. Soon, vindictive and revengeful chimps start a war with the humans — resulting in catastrophe.


6. The Hurricane Heist (2018)

The Hurricane Heist (2018)

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The Hurricane Heist is one of the most unique heist films. The film begins when there’s a prediction of a destructive storm, as a gang of robbers plans to rob a bank under the cover of the storm. However, Will, a meteorologist, joins forces with his brother Breeze. Soon, things take a turn for the worse as the storm intensifies.

But, the two brothers and treasury agent Corbyn fight the good fight while trying to stop the robbers from stealing $600 million. All this while a category 5 storm hits the city.


5. Twister (1996)

Twister (1996)

Twister is a one-of-a-kind storm-chaser film, and you can guess that it has a lot to do with rain and storms. The film largely focuses on the twisters, but the rain and stormy weather are ever-present throughout the film.

It’s the story of Jo Harding (Helen Hunt), who is a meteorologist dealing with a rocky relationship with her husband. However, right before separation, they try to develop a weather alert system, which puts them directly in the way of violent tornadoes. 


4. Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park is one of the all-time great films and a movie that doesn’t need any introduction. This film took home 3 Oscars, and they were for Best Sound, Sound Effects Editing, and Visual Effects. That’s because it has some of the most incredible visuals in films like these.

The film begins with a bit of rainy weather when a group of workers are trying to transfer a caged velociraptor. Then, throughout the first half, we’re told that there’s a rainstorm approaching. And when it does, the film fires on all cylinders too.


3. All is Lost (2013)

All is Lost 2013

All Is Lost is one of the greatest films ever made in the survival genre. The film begins when a man wakes up on his damaged yacht during a deep voyage into the middle of the ocean. He finds that a lot of his equipment is broken.

So, he sails into the unknown, and his resourceful personality tries to make the most of the situation. However, soon he runs into a storm — a quite violent one. Using a sextant and a map, the man continues to sail out of the storm.


2. Godzilla (1998)

Godzilla 1998

Godzilla is a film that’s largely remembered for its visual effects, set designs, and action sequences. While this is one of the films that has grown on people over time, the one thing people always liked about it was the ambiance and rainy weather in the film.

While the film focuses on the monster and how he came to be, it’s set in motion by the dark and damp weather throughout. There’s barely a minute in this movie when there’s not a slight drizzle — making it a perfect watch for a rainy day.


1. The Perfect Storm (2000)

The Perfect Storm (2000)

The Perfect Storm might be one of the movies on this list that don’t need any introduction. It’s based on the true story of the commercial fishing vessel called Andrea Gail — which was lost at sea during 1991’s perfect storm.

The film was a direct depiction of the book of the same name, which describes the violent events of the storm that wiped out the boat and its six-man crew. And almost the entire film has rained in some capacity as the perfect storm rages against the main characters.


Honorable Mentions

  • The Last House on the Left (2009)
  • Death and the Maiden (1994)
  • Take Shelter (2011)

What are the best movies that take place in rain storms in your opinion? Let us know in the comments!

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