The Battle of Helm’s Deep in Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers has been named the “best rain scene in movie history,” according to a recent poll by the UK DVD rental firm LOVEFiLM.
“With rainy April upon us once again, we thought it only fitting to look at how directors have used rain in our favourite films,” said Helen Cowley, editor of LOVEFiLM.
Over 2,000 people voted on the poll with 26% of the votes going to the Battle of Helm’s Deep.
Coming in at second place was the ending of Blade Runner (which received 18% of the votes), followed by The Shawshank Redemption’s climax in third(15%), Gene Kelly’s dance number in Singin’ in the Rain in fourth (14%), and the fight scene in Matrix Revolutions coming in at number five (8%).
Other notable entries included the Vietnam scene from Forrest Gump, the rowing boat scene from The Notebook, the final scene in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the upside-down kiss scene from Spider-Man, and the kiss scene in Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Cowley added that, “Whether it’s a trickle or a storm; providing a backdrop to an epic battle or a brief romantic encounter, rain scenes add something to our films that is far more enjoyable than getting caught without an umbrella in real life.”