This movie will have you reaching for your mittens. When a simple small town man arranges a kidnapping and things spiral out of control, it’s up to the chief of police to stop him. There is plenty of snow and winter action to keep your brain from melting in the heat. If you haven’t seen this film yet, do yourself a favor and see it. Possibly one of the Coen Brothers’ best works.
Imagine a hot summer day on New York’s busy streets when suddenly, the sun ceases to shine and a new ice age dawns. With temperatures well over 100 degrees in many places, an ice age may be just what the doctor ordered. Watch as the US literally freezes over and the people are forced south of the border. You’ll be feeling frosty in no time at all.
Another classic, this one by John Carpenter. Watch the original or the remake, both are swell but my preference is for the remake. A few lone scientists stranded at a snowy northern base are forced to deal with a being that is not of this world. Battling an alien force, the wintery elements, and each other; this one is a non-stop thrill ride through a wintery wonderland of horror.
My intent was to avoid holiday-themed movies on this list but I felt obliged to include this one. It doesn’t get any better than Nicholas Cage and John Lovitz, throw Dana Carvey into the mix and you’re really in for a treat! Three ex-cons travel to a quiet little town to plan a bank robbery but fate is against them as they get snowed in and forced to stay there due to a sudden blizzard. Anyone watching this is bound to think some cold thoughts.
Rob had an excellent write-up recently on this Kubrick classic. What better way to think cool thoughts than to see a family literally trapped in an old hotel covered in snow during a blizzard? This is a great movie in its own right but put yourself in the mindset of Jack and you’ll be feeling chills in no time!
Nobody does it like Bill Murray, he’s just a barrel of laughs. But what if he was forced to relive the same day every day? And what if that day took place in a snowy February? You’ll be reaching for your hot cocoa in no time as you soak up the icy climate on one particular Groundhog Day.
Possibly Kathy Bates’ best work. A star-struck fan finds her dream come true when a well-known author crashes near her home. Her dream quickly becomes his nightmare as she holds him as her prisoner using the winter storm as an excuse. This movie might send chills down your spine for two reasons as you watch the drama unfold under the backdrop of a frosty winter up north.