11 films with an incredible rainy atmosphere

Weather forecasters warn about a suitable evening for crimes, without knowing it. Long rains, rainy autumn and cloudy skies create a special mood. And such a state of mind can contribute to both philosophical reflection and romantic experiences, as well as sophisticated villainy. In our list of the best films with a rainy atmosphere, you will find a great movie where chilly weather becomes a spectacular backdrop for the most dramatic stories.

Noah (2014)

The epic blockbuster is based on the famous biblical story . The Creator, outraged by the vices of mankind, decided to exterminate the sinful human race and start history from scratch. Only one righteous man, together with his family, is given a chance for salvation. Having received a revelation about the impending global flood, the chosen one sets about building an ark in order to save his loved ones and prevent all animals from completely disappearing from the face of the earth.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:  
Noah

Genre:  
Drama, adventure, fantasy

Actors:  
Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winston, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 5.7

Age restrictions:  
12+


Captives (2013)

A foreign detective film where it rains will be a great option for thriller lovers looking for a cool movie for the evening . A six-year-old girl disappeared without a trace along with her friend. All leads lead to a strange van parked in the yard, but the police found no evidence of the owner’s guilt. The inconsolable father decides to take the investigation into his own hands and find the missing child at any cost .

Original title:  
Prisoners

Genre:  
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:  
Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:  
16+


Shutter Island (2009)

The cult detective thriller is based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. Two law enforcement officers arrived at a psychiatric hospital cut off from the world for criminals to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a female killer. A hurricane that breaks out at sea leads to a riot among the prisoners, and the heroes, in addition to professional duty, also have personal interests.

Original title:  
Shutter Island

Genre:  
Thriller, detective, drama

Actors:  
Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 8.5, IMDb – 8.1

Age restrictions:  
16+


Sin City (2005)

Stylish film, where terrible crimes are committed in rainy weather, based on the cult graphic novels by Frank Miller. The gloomy city is overwhelmed by a wave of crime . Here, the bandits imagine themselves to be omnipotent, the police are corrupt through and through, and it is not safe to go out into the streets at night. However, there are always those who are ready to challenge the unbridled mafia and even win in an unequal battle.

Original title:  
Sin City

Genre:  
Action, thriller, crime

Actors:  
Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.0

Age Limits
16+


Clayton Base (2003)

The exercises in the South American jungle turned into a real tragedy for the commandos . A group of six cadets under the command of an experienced sergeant disappeared in the wilds during the bad weather that broke out, and only two survivors were able to return to the starting point. A firefight broke out between co-workers, claiming five lives. An experienced investigator will have to understand the mysterious incident.

Original title:  
Basic

Genre:
Action, thriller, drama

Actors:  
John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen…

Country:  
Germany, USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:  
16+


Identification (2003)

A dynamic detective film about how heavy rain drove the characters into a deadly trap. American thriller about sophisticated serial murders is inspired by the famous novel “Ten Little Indians” by Agatha Christie . Ten travelers who didn’t know each other stopped at a roadside motel to escape the pouring rain. One by one, the guests begin to die at the hands of a mysterious killer. With each new corpse, panic grows and understanding grows stronger: someone deliberately collected all the victims in one place.

Original title:  
Identity

Genre:
Thriller, detective

Actors:  
John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:  
16+


Gothic (2003)

A female psychiatrist wakes up in one of the cells of a clinic for the criminally insane. Serious charges of murder were brought against the new patient, but the memory did not retain anything about the crime itself, nor about the imprisonment in the hospital. The heroine of the mystical thriller is trying to figure out what happened, facing frightening ghosts of the past and making uncertain guesses.

Original title:  
Gothika

Genre:
Horror, thriller, detective

Actors:  
Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton …

Country:  
USA, France, Canada, Spain

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 5.8

Age restrictions:  
16+


Damn Way (2002)

Atmospheric crime film about gangster showdown against the backdrop of heavy rain is based on the famous graphic novel by Max Allan Collins. A simple American teenager from the thirties of the last century is sincerely proud of his father – a wealthy successful man in a business suit. The boy accidentally finds out that his dad works for the Irish mafia, and now the gangsters intend to destroy the extra witness.

Original title:  
Road to Perdition

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:  
Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Paul Newman…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:  
18+


Downpour (1997)

Unusually high rainfall leads to flooding in the vicinity of a small American town. Despite the rain with a thunderstorm and flood, a group of collectors must deliver the money to its destination. A gang of criminals, taking advantage of the violence of the elements, is trying to commit a robbery . A brave but inexperienced security guard is forced to confront both villains and a natural disaster.

Original title:  
Hard Rain

Genre:  
Action, thriller, drama, crime

Actors:  
Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid …

Country:  
USA, UK, Denmark, France, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.0, IMDb – 5.9

Age limit:  
16+


Seven (1995)

An acclaimed, highly rated thriller filmed in a dark neo-noir style. The old experienced detective is finalizing the last week before retiring. The authorities have already found a replacement – a young and hot detective. Two cops have to work together and stop a sophisticated serial killer. The villain kills those who are guilty of committing mortal sins, and clearly wants to convey some message to the world.

Original title:
Se7en

Genre:
Thriller, drama, crime

Actors:
Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.3, IMDb – 8.6

Age restrictions:
18+


Raven (1994)

Spectacular mystical horror fascinates with an incredible gothic atmosphere. Four gangsters, on the orders of a mafia boss, brutally murdered a rock musician and his fiancee on Halloween night. However, a year later, a mysterious raven returns the soul to a dead body so that the dead hero can take revenge on the villains. The lead actor tragically died while working on the film, which became a serious test for other members of the film crew.

Original title:  
The Crow

Genre:  
Fantasy, action

Actors:  
Brandon Lee, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson…

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:  
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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