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10 rainy day movies that will warm your heart

10 rainy day movies that will warm your heart

There can be nothing better than curling up on the couch and becoming immersed in a fantasy world. Here we look at some of the classic movies that will warm your heart on a rainy day. 

1. Gone with the Wind

Set in the deep south during the American civil war, this 1939 classic is a much-loved favourite. Pop the corn, pull up a comfy chair and prepare to be mesmerised for four hours as Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) battle it out in the name of love.

2. On Golden Pond

Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn star in this 1981 award-winning drama about two elderly grandparents who unexpectedly have their teenage grandson stay with them for the summer holidays

3. Terms of Endearment

When widow Aurora Greenway finds herself alone after her daughter marries and moves interstate, she reluctantly takes up with her new neighbour, a womanising drinker who thinks he's God's gift.

4. The Notebook

The story of Allie and Noah is a tale of young love, painful loss, dedication and promises. A modern day classic romance, this is a perfect movie to snuggle-down with on any lazy afternoon.

5. Babe

When Farmer Hoggett wins a piglet, Christmas dinner springs to mind. But the relationship between pig and farmer takes a turn that has Mrs Hoggett and and the local community questioning his sanity. A delightful family classic that was filmed in New South Wales.

6. Forrest Gump

This film chronicles the life of Forrest Gump, a lovely, slow-witted man who seems to be at the centre of many influential moments in history. His phrase, “life is like a box of chocolates” became a catchphrase in the nineties.

7. When Harry Met Sally

When Harry and Sally where at college, they didn’t get along. Then after years of not seeing each other they suddenly meet again and become close friends...and more. An hilarious romantic comedy!

8. As Good As It Gets

The lives of a grumpy bachelor; a single-mother and a battered artist mesh to form caring friendships and a reluctant romance.

9. Little Miss Sunshine

The Hoover family set off on a road trip so seven-year-old dance queen wannabe, Olivia can compete in a prestigious competition. It's a riotous ride.

10. The Miracle Worker

This is the true story of Helen Keller, who becomes blind, deaf and mute after contracting an illness as a toddler. When her parents seek help, teacher Annie Sullivan is brought into their lives. Her patience, love and dedication changes everything.     

These 10 great movies will have you forgetting about the rain in no time! What's your favourite? Leave a comment below. 

Written by Jennifer Morris. Republished with permission of Wyza.

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