When it’s snowing outside, I like movies that take me to far away places, keep me in suspense or allow me to enjoy the idea of snow. Here’s a list of ten favorite movies that are perfect when the flakes are falling.
Warren Miller’s Steeper and Deeper (1992) As a freshman in college I saw my first Warren Miller movie. Ski season has never been more anticipated. Seeing the dare devils on the big screen makes you reach for your parka and ski pass and run for the biggest mountain you can find.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) The Hoth System. If snow could look this cool at my house, I’d cut a tunnel and live in a snow cave too. Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher attempt to defend the Rebel base from evil Lord Vader in the second installment of the classic Star Wars trilogy.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Who doesn’t want to test sled lubricant from Clark Griswald? Enjoy this holiday favorite starring Chevy Chase, racing over the river and through the woods on his lightning-fast sled.
Home Alone (1990) In another slippery wintertime encounter, Macauley Culkin as Kevin McCallister, defends his home from thieves by icing over his back porch in this Christmas favorite.
Frosty the Snowman (TV 1969) Don’t like the dangers of being in the snow? Try making a snowman with your family and then enjoy this television classic. You’ll be singing the tune for hours.
Saints and Soldiers (2003) I’m not usually a fan of war movies, but this one had some beautiful scenes in the snow without all the extra violence typical of a war movie. Also, the characters were not necessarily good or bad, just humans that you could care about.
Agatha Christies’ Ten Little Indians (1965) Does being snowed in cause you fear? Try this book-turned-murder-mystery movie, set in the Austrian Alps in winter. One of the ten characters is a murderer who knows how to “work” the crowd.
The Holiday (2006) This romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black, let’s you escape the loneliness and experience the holidays in the house of another.
Treasure Island (1950) If snow is not your thing, then sail away to the tropics by watching this Disney pirate movie. Every cliché you think of about pirates probably originated in this movie. Made before Johnny Depp was even born.
Source: Movie links taken from www.imdb.com