Rainy Day Movies (Penny Rader)

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Our topic this month is What's your favorite rainy day movie? I haven't been able to narrow it down to just one, so I figured I'd choose a few based on what my mood might be on any given rainy day.

When I need to laugh I watch:

  • Sandra Bullock:  Among my favorites are While You Were Sleeping and the Miss Congeniality movies.  I'd like to add The Heat to my video library because I laughed myself silly when I saw it.  
  • Meg Ryan: French Kiss (with Kevin Kline) and Kate & Leopold (with Hugh Jackman)
  • Drew Barrymore: Wedding Singer (with Adam Sandler) and Music & Lyrics (with Hugh Grant).

If I need to laugh and cry:

  • PS I Love You (Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler)
  • Hope Floats (Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick, Jr)
  • Stepmom (Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon)
  • Steel Magnolias (Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton) switches from laughter to tears and back to laughter so swiftly I can barely catch my breath.

And if I just need to be swept away by the power of love in a historical background:

  • Titanic (Kate Winslet, Leonardo diCaprio)
  • Last of the Mohicans (Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeline Stowe)
  • Beauty & the Beast (Disney)


How about you? What are you go-to movies for a rainy day?


D'Ann said...

A really old western called Will Penny. Love that one.

Penny Rader said...

I haven't heard of Will Penny. Will have to check it out. Thanks, D'Ann.

Louise Lyndon said...

Great post, Penny.

My go to movies are:

The Hangover (1)
Ice Age
The Ugly Truth
Hope Floats

Ilona Fridl said...

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is one of my favorites. That or Casablanca. Fun Post!

Penny Rader said...

Thanks, Louise! I just watched Hope Floats yesterday, though it was more of a sick day than a rainy day. I've seen a couple on your list and will have to check out the rest. My dh really likes one of the Ice Age characters - the one always chasing the nut.

Penny Rader said...

Ilona, I'm embarrassed to admit that I've never watched Casablanca. Sounds almost sacrilegious, doesn't it? I shall have to remedy that. I attended an advanced plotting workshop several years ago at an RWA National conference that used Casablanca to explain the plotting method. I was still a newbie writer (though I still struggle with plotting), so most of it went right over my head. [Whoooosh!] I wonder if I'd understood more of it I'd seen the movie first?