If we’re not out and about in the rain, we like to store away the trusty umbrellas and tuck in for a good movie. Being big umbrella lovers we love films that feature our favorite stylish accessory. We’re sharing our top movie choices that feature fashionable (and functional!) umbrellas.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
Of course a movie featuring an adorable shop girl who has her own umbrella store would be a go-to film for a rainy day. The story of this quaint little umbrella shop girl and her boyfriend the mechanic. Watching their sweet relationship unfold before finding out he will have to enlist in the army, leaving his girlfriend behind with a tough decision to make in his absence. This film is said to have launched Catherine Deneuve’s career and we can totally see why. The colors throughout the movie make it one of our most favorite foreign films! The clip below features one of our favorite love songs, but it also features all the trendy umbrellas & bicycles walking through the quiet french streets (oh-la-la!).
One of the greatest musicals with some of today’s most memorable songs. Everyone’s favorite practical and a wee bit quirky nanny is famous for flying off under her sturdy full sized black umbrella as she bids the Banks family a silent farewell. The umbrella and parasol theme is quite present throughout the entire film. Nanny Poppins trades in her trusty black umbrella with its less than comfortable bird handle after her arrival for a dainty compact white parasol when she & Bert take the Banks kids on an adventure. Nanny Poppins is even seen dancing with that small lace parasol when she & Bert (Dick VanDyke) do one of the most memorable songs from any childhood “Supercalifragilisticexpialidoscious”. A personal favorite is “Step In Time” performed by Bert & his fellow chimney sweeps – with you guessed it, chimney sweeps that resemble large black umbrellas!
Speaking of musicals featuring umbrellas – did you know TRAY6 umbrellas featured in a musical that’s a bit more recent. Our full size grass green umbrellas made a cameo appearance in the newer hit classic, High School Musical 3.
High School Musical 3.
This peppy conclusion to the HSM series features the gang’s senior year with just the same amount of high-energy dance numbers that are sure to dance away any rainy day blues you may have. Did you know our Grass Green Umbrellas make a cameo appearance in one of the musical numbers? Try and sneak a peek next time you watch it!
Made famous by the one and only Gene Kelly – this catchy chorus is often the first song that pops into our head when storm clouds come through (or sometimes in the shower in the morning!). “Singing In The Rain” was from the screenplay by the same name and starts with Gene Kelly shooing his driver away so he can do…well, what else, sing in the rain! He tucks his large black umbrella over his shoulder and belts out a song that encouraged most of us to enroll in tap-dancing classes.
From the King himself – this rainy day ballad made plenty of gals wish for a rainy day just to hear Elvis sing. “All I Needed Was The Rain” was made famous in the movie “Stay Away Joe”. Elvis croons out in the rain without an umbrella in sight and gets soaked along with his K9 pals. We bet he wishes he had one or two trusty umbrellas laying around by the end of filming this scene.
By no means was this her first chart-topping hit, but Rihanna became a house-hold name after her summer smash hit “Umbrella” hit radios. The song’s catchy chorus had everyone saying umbrella-ella-ella for months following. Anytime someone asks about songs with umbrellas – this is usually the song that comes to mind. We love her use of a sturdy big black umbrella as a dance prop in her music video (which also featured Jay-Z!).
Other Rainy Day Songs We Love:
Boyz II Men “Can You Stand The Rain”
XTC “1,000 Umbrellas”
10,000 Maniacs “Rainy Day”
Dog’s Eye View “Umbrella” (From the 90′s hit movie Can’t Hardly Wait)
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