Next time you head to the movies, see how many times water plays a key role in the mood. Rain can be used as a sign of trouble (see Batman v. Superman) or as a joyous occasion (see below). The beach, lake, river or pool can all play key plot roles, as well. So here’s a look at our five favorite movie scenes involving water.
The scene where Mikey has his dramatic speech about being Goonies will make you cry. Not long after that, you being to laugh because he runs out of inspiring things to say. So, like any kid, he comes up with multiple variations of the phrase “It’s our time down here.” That scene inspired too many children to climb inside of a well in hopes that it leads to buried treasure, and for that we give it a thumbs up.
Singing in the Rain (1952)
You didn’t think we’d leave this one out, did you? One of the most memorable scenes in any movie ever is when Gene Kelly dances in the rain. The scene begins when he’s dropping a lady off at her doorstep and she kisses him goodbye. Kelly then begins dancing in the rain, stomping in puddles and singing about how happy he is. Not to mention the incredible tap routine he does on the slippery sidewalk. This scene is – in more ways than one – unforgettable.
Essentially any scene in this movie is memorable when it comes to water scenes. The opening scene when the skinny-dipping girl gets chomped left everyone’s emotional state in shambles. Let’s not forget when the little boy, with the unusually old-looking mother, gets eaten, and all that remained was his yellow pool floaty with his blood washing over it. *Shudders*
Everybody knows what scene I’m talking about in this one. When Spiderman saves MJ – the girl he loves in real life – and she totally plants one on him UPSIDE DOWN, in the rain, without even seeing his face! This all seems romantic in movies, but trust me…kissing strangers never works out well in reality.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
This scene most accurately reflects the lengths one will go to for freedom. In the famous escape scene, Andy Dufresne uses a rock to bust a sewage line during a thunderstorm in order to break free. He crawls through 500 yards of sewage until he finally reaches a drop off. The first thing he does is tear off his prison uniform and yells for joy at his newfound freedom.
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