Want to make a film more cinematic? Just add water.

Rain plays an essential part in many a film. From setting the background to a heroic battle, or building tension in a suspenseful horror, or even creating the mood for a romantic finale; a waterlogged set is a dramatic device used to great effect throughout the history of cinema.

We’ve decided have a look through these iconic rainy scenes – with everything from upside down kisses and sinking ships, to angry poltergeists and prison escapes. So grab your umbrella and your mack; it’s about to get rather slippery in here.