I live in Ireland, therefore, I am unfortunately not blessed with the great weather the rest of the world seems to be experiencing lately. Today was a grey gloomy day, what happened our summer?!
But, not to complain that just makes today a perfect film and duvet day and boy did I take full advantage.
So, here's my top 10 rainy day films.
1. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower. This is one of my favourite books of ALL time. So much so I even have one of my favourite quotes from the novel tattooed on my foot. (I got it at 18 I was that in love with the book.) It stands the test of time as 6 years later it's still one of my all time favourites and I've easily seen this film 30+ times. No word of a lie. I've also rewatched it in the last 24 hrs. <3
2. The Diary Of A Teenage Girl. I watched this recently and it was one of those late night scrolls through Netflix to see if there was anything that caught my eye. This was my pick for the night and I loved it. It's a naive look at love through a teenage girls eyes as she loses her virginity for the first time with a twist. I love these kinds of films. Something that's not your usual and predictable love story. It also has great eye candy in alexander skarsgård.
3. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. If you're into anything with a slightly nerdy feel to it this ones for you. I love how it's so like my favourite graphic novels and is such a fun film. Whenever I watch it I feel like it's over in the blink of an eye. It's kind of got to the point where I know this film word for word which is slightly worrying but also a testament to how much I love this one.
4. The Longest Ride. I'm not into most romantic films but this one gets me every time. This is another film I've watched numerous times and I love it. I love how the two love stories are paralleled and the ending of this film makes me so happy. It's not predictable at all! Also, Scott Eastwood is so gorgeous in this. I guarantee you'll want yourself a cowboy by the end of this film.
5. Donnie Darko. This film's really interesting. I love it but me and my friends have all taken different things from it and part of the fun of this film is reading up on all the theories online. It's a brilliant film and really makes you think. I also relate to Donnie, a lot. This film also has an amazing cast!
6. The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I love lazy days with my friends watching this and singing along. This is a cult classic and I've yet to meet someone who's watched it and not liked it. It's weird, wonderful and fun.
7. Pretty In Pink. I'm a HUGE fan of all the John Hughes/Brat-pack films. They're some of my all time favourites. Pretty in Pink is a great film and I absolutely love the 80's fashion in this. The cast is great and has some of my favourite scenes ever. (Duckie dancing through the record shop in particular.) It's a story of teenage romance and status in school/life. Something most people can relate to. It's a great lazy day pick.
8. Romeo and Juliet. This film is one of the coolest adaptations of the play I've seen. I love how it's set in a more contemporary era but the language used is straight from Shakespeare's play. Also, a young Leonardo DiCaprio never hurt anyone. *Swoon*
9. Whiplash. Anyone who likes music, has ever played an instrument or had a music lesson will love this. It's an amazing thriller with an ending I definitely did not expect. It's intense and had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through and kept me so intrigued. This film I cannot recommend any higher to anyone.
10. Big Hero 6. In comparison to the rest of the films this one mightn't necessarily fit but I just adore this movie. When it came out I went to see it and fell in love with Baymax. This film deals with loss and motivation and it's just all round a great film to watch even if it is probably aimed at a younger age group. I just love it (and baymax) so much!!
That's my list! Hopefully this helped narrow down the times spent aimlessly scrolling through Netflix before you pick something to watch and maybe gave you some inspiration! (Seriously though, I could have doubled the amount of time I spent watching stuff on Netflix if I didn't scroll for HOURS.)