The Grey: No, not the movie. The weather. What are the best movies for grey days?

I’ve just posted the question on Facebook: What are the most colorful movies you can think of? 

Seriously… it’s a grey and dreary downpour of a day here in Seattle. Help all of us in the Pacific Northwest fight this oppression.

Here are some good suggestions I’ve seen among the responses so far:

  • Moulin Rouge (Yes, that was my first thought as well.)
  • Hero
  • Avatar
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Ju Dou
  • The Fall
  • Finding Nemo
  • Monsoon Wedding
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Young Girls of Rochefort
  • Amelie
  • Up
  • Punch-drunk Love
  • Dick Tracy
  • The Red Shoes
  • The Secret of Kells
  • The Life Aquatic
  • Facebook
About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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