By Andrew Pryor
It’s that time of year when snow changes to rain and budding connections can turn into blooming romances. But if April showers are putting a damper on your potential outdoor plans, simply dust off the DVD player, pop some popcorn and curl up on the couch with that special someone. Here are 10 suggestions of all movie types to get you started:
1. Singin’ In The Rain: This gallivanting Gene Kelly musical is guaranteed to lift your spirits and put you in the mood for dancing and romancing. Feel free to let loose and do what the title says – just don’t forget your umbrella.
2. The Shawshank Redemption: This 1994 prison drama is an epic tale of ingenuity, determination, friendship and especially, hope – all things a successful relationship needs.
3. Spiderman: You know exactly why this 2002 superhero flick is on this list, and if you don’t, you’re missing out. Try doing some upside-down kissing of your own – it’s harder than it looks.
4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s: Long before Spidey and Mary Jane’s romantic rain scene, Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard had one of their own. It captured the hearts of millions of moviegoers in the early sixties and might just capture yours.
5. Sleepless in Seattle: It may be cold and wet for most of the year in Seattle, but this tale of fated love will bring warmth into your home no matter where you live.
6. The Day After Tomorrow: If you or your significant other are the type of people that hate the rain, this apocalyptic thriller is for you. Scenes of CGI-devastation will make you both thankful it’s only a rainstorm outside and not a new Ice Age.
7. The Birds: Close your eyes while watching this Hitchcock creep-fest and the raindrops hitting the roof might begin to sound like flapping wings. Good for couples that love to cling together during the scary parts.
8. Remember the Titans: This inspirational gridiron drama not only shows how people of any background or race can come together, but it also features “Fire and Rain” by James Taylor and “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall” by Leon Russell, two of the best tunes ever penned about precipitation.
9. Rain Man: So there’s not a lot of actual rain in the movie, but this Oscar-winning comedy-drama starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman can teach you and your partner about how differences between two people can bring them closer together.
10. BloodRayne: Last on this list for a good reason, German director Uwe Boll’s anemic vampire-video game disasterpiece is only recommended for couples that can appreciate how much fun bonding over a truly bad movie can be.
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