10 best kissing in the rain scenes on screen
Take a handsome guy and a gorgeous girl, set them somewhere visually stunning and get yourself an emotional soundtrack – you’ve got the perfect kiss setting. WAIT! One more crucial element ensures your place on “best kiss” lists for life: the mysterious, romantic rain.
1. Four Weddings and a Funeral
Hugh Grant (Charles) and Andie MacDowell (Carrie) break everyone’s hearts in this emotional reunion between our star-crossed lovers. Charles’ stuttering speech is on point; his British charm sweeps Carrie off her feet, causing her to utter the famous words, “Is it still raining? I hadn’t noticed”.
2. Garden State
Zach Braff’s cult classic film has its fair share of odd moments but this is one of it’s most touching. Andrew (Braff) and Sam (Natalie Portman) enjoy a therapeutic scream into the abyss before enjoying a (probably) therapeutic kiss. All to the smooth sound of Simon and Garfunkel.
The iconic upside-down kiss. Need I say more?
4. The OC recreate the Spider-Man kiss
Seth is wrong when he thinks he’s lost Summer forever, and she comes back to prove it in this touching homage.
5. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
The lack of dialogue absolutely makes this beautiful scene in the closing moments of the classic Audrey Hepburn film. With Moon River playing in the background (and most importantly, the cat safe and sound) we can indulge in this passionate moment.
6. The Notebook
Potentially one of the most quoted moments in all of cheesy chick flick history, Noah reveals to Allie that he “wrote [her] 365 letters, he wrote [her] everyday for a year”. The kiss that follows eternally seals Ryan Gosling as the ultimate man and this moment as the ultimate scene-stealing kiss.
7. The Vampire Diaries
After Damon dies and Elena asks to be brainwashed to forget she ever loved him and then Damon comes back to life (keep up!), Damon tries to convince Elena to remember she loved him – prompting this heartbreaking flashback of their first kiss.
8. One Tree Hill
In the angsty teen series that features many epic declarations of love, this is a good’un.
9. How I Met Your Mother
In what has to be a first for kissing in the rain scenes, Ted actually summons the rain himself in order to go full-on romantic to win Robin’s heart.
In “The One Where Ross Finds Out” we finally get to see our sitcom Romeo and Juliet get together after a season and a half of will they/won’t they. Yes, so they may not actually be in the rain for the kiss but it sure as hell is still romantic.