7 Best Films in the Snow

Cold and chills surround these movies that have a main plot dealing with snow and winter in general. If you like movies that make you feel the surroundings, then these are the movies you should be watching. Although they might be best watched when its 100 degrees outside, curling up on the couch with a warm blanket in the winter can add a bit of atmosphere to them that you might not have thought of before.

1. Fargo (1996): If you are looking for a place that has lots of snow, then look no further than Fargo. This fantastic movie has Academy acclaim as one of the best movies in 1996, and if you have ever seen it, you can understand why. Taking a plot that should be traumatic and sad and spinning it into a realm of black comedy that makes you laugh and realize life is best when it’s lived, Fargo could be one of the best movies of all time.

2. Cool Runnings (1993): Inspired on the true story of the Jamaican Bobsledding team, Cool Runnings takes a group of unusual Jamaicans and throws them into one of the coldest places on earth; Canada for the Winter Olympics. Watching the changes that these guys go through helps you understand that if you want something bad enough you will have to take the annoyances and bad aspects and work around them. Full of laughs and heartwarming appeal, Cool Runnings should not be missed.

3. Smilla’s Sense of Snow (1997): Set in Copenhagen, this wintery and snowy thriller takes a woman and throws her into the twists and turns of a conspiracy she could never have imagined. This is one of those movies that you really have to pay attention to as there are no sub-plots, but over all you will enjoy watching this film. Definitely one that you should see if you have ever wondered what winter in Denmark might be like.

4. John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982): One of the all-time best horror/sci-fi movies ever created, The Thing takes place in a scientific research facility in the Antarctic. When the scientists uncover a shape shifting alien and starts to wreak havoc in the facility, you get the sense of cold that must be felt outside. This is one movie that you should see if you are into the horror genre and John Carpenter is one of the best for this type of movie. Nothing is colder than the Antarctic, unless you count the soulless creature that takes the shape of the people it kills as its hunting you down.

5. The Day After Tomorrow (2004): If you wonder what it would be like to survive in a sudden ice age, this is the movie for you. When the climate goes awry and blankets the northern hemisphere with sub-arctic temperatures, it’s up to a small team of people to try and survive while finding out what happened. This takes winter to a whole new level and gives you the bone chilling cold that an ice age could bring, even with all the technology we currently possess.

6. Whiteout (2009): Set in the Antarctic, this thriller sees a U.S. Marshal (played by Kate Beckinsale) trying to thwart a serial killer before the sun sets for six months. While this may seem like another FBI drama cliché movie, there is a real sense of urgency that is felt by the fact that there is only three days, and a massive Whiteout (blinding wind and snow storm) taking place. If you want to know what coldness feels like, this is the movie you should see. Winter in the Antarctic is not something to be taken lightly and this movie uses that to add a bit of drama to what would otherwise be another movie in a long line of movies.

7. The Shining – 1980: By far one of the most deranged and spooky movies ever put to film, The Shinning is quite possibly one of the best ever Stephen King novels ever transferred from print to the silver screen. Taking place in a remote hotel in Colorado during the winter, it tells the tale of the just hired grounds keeper and writer and his family as they battle the ghosts of the Hotel and surrounding land.

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