A spectacular battle in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers has been hailed as the best rain scene in movie history.

The brutal clash at Helms Deep in 2002's first Lord of the Rings sequel is one of the fantasy series' standout set pieces, and has come out on top of the poll by U.K DVD rental firm LoveFilm.

The ending of Blade Runner, which features Rutger Hauer's soaking wet character delivering a moving monologue, was in second place, and The Shawshank Redemption's rain-lashed climax came third.

Gene Kelly's toe-tapping dance in Singin' In the Rain twirled into fourth place, with the fearsome fight scene in The Matrix Revolutions rounding out the top five. Other notable entries include Hugh Grant and Andie Macdowell's kiss in Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Tobey Maguire's upside down smooch in Spider-Man.