I don’t know about y’all, but we’re always looking for Winter movies to watch that give us that winter vibe. No, we aren’t talking about Christmas movies. Yes, we love them, but they’re a bit much when they’re on TV just days after Halloween. We’ve put together 16 movies that you can watch all winter long and not lose your mind!
Four siblings play a game of hide and seek and wind up entering a magical land. Once there, they discover a world inhabited by beasts, dwarfs, and giants and find themselves in a battle to defeat a witch.
This has to be one of my favorite book series and I’m glad they did a really good job of portraying them into the silver screen.
Things go terribly awry when small-time Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard hires two thugs to kidnap his wife. Once people start dying, the very chipper and very pregnant Police Chief Marge Gunderson takes the case. Is she up for this challenge? You betcha.
Fargo is a classic movie (that is now a TV series!) that you can’t miss!
A climatologist tries to alert the US government on the dangerous long term effects of global warming, not realizing that those changes are going to happen in weeks, not in years, as originally predicted.
Jake Gyllenhal’s role in this movie has to be one of my favorite performances that he’s done.
I can watch this winter movie over and over again without losing my mind.
Winter’s Bone is a chilling look into one of America’s poorest communities. We see how lawless these areas can be realistically. Winter’s Bone will keep your attention and keep you in suspense throughout its short run time.
I’ve never actually seen this movie, but looking it up, it’s definitely on my list!!
Jack Torrance becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer’s block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy, and his son, Danny, who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack’s writing goes nowhere and Danny’s visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel’s dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.
Ahh The Shining… this is one of my favorite Stephen King novels and the movie rendition is just as good!
Four Jamaican bobsledders dream of competing in the Winter Olympics, despite never having seen snow. With the help of a disgraced former champion desperate to redeem himself, the Jamaicans set out to become worthy of Olympic selection, and go all out for glory.
When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna’s sister, Snow Queen Elsa, and break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman, harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter’s cold grip.
I used to love Frozen (and I still kind of do…), but when your niece has it on repeat for days at a time? You can’t exactly Let it Go. However, this holiday season, you’ll be able to see Frozen 2 and hopefully get a reprieve from the first installment.
The Addams Family (1991)
When a man claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams, arrives at the Addams’ home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester’s life.
Stick with me on this one. The opening scene contains Christmas carolers and thus makes it a winter movie for me (honestly I’m just obsessed with The Addams Family and will make up any excuse to watch it…however…there is a Christmas episode in the original tv series. It’s season 2 episode 15, and it’s included with amazon prime!!)
Harry Potter is a series of movies based off fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The movies chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
I think each Harry Potter has a winter scene and who doesn’t need another excuse to watch Harry Potter?
The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.
The Nightmare Before Christmas is a classic holiday movie. You can watch it over and over from Halloween to Christmas!
Lonely transit worker Lucy Eleanor Moderatz pulls her longtime crush, Peter, from the path of an oncoming train. At the hospital, doctors report that he’s in a coma, and a misplaced comment from Lucy causes Peter’s family to assume that she is his fiancée. When Lucy doesn’t correct them, they take her into their home and confidence. Things get even more complicated when she finds herself falling for Peter’s sheepish brother, Jack
Confession time…I’ve never seen this movie (shields eyes)
At the start of the New Year, 32-year-old Bridget decides it’s time to take control of her life — and start keeping a diary. Now, the most provocative, erotic and hysterical book on her bedside table is the one she’s writing. With a taste for adventure, and an opinion on every subject – from exercise to men to food to sex and everything in between – she’s turning the page on a whole new life.
I honestly can’t watch this movie without dying of secondhand embarrassment…
Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David, the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer, Sarah, a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry, a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.
#unpopularopinion I don’t like this movie. I know it’s one of the great winter movies, but I just don’t like it….
Everett Stone wants to bring his girlfriend, Meredith Morton, to meet his bohemian Connecticut family at Christmas. Straitlaced Meredith, feeling she needs backup, asks her sister Julie to come along. Hoping to win the approval of her boyfriend‘s parents Sybil and Kelly and the rest of the family, instead Meredith succeeds only in highlighting her uptight personality and making Everett doubt his intentions.
Dumped and depressed, English rose Iris agrees to swap homes with similarly unlucky in love Californian Amanda for a much-needed break. Iris finds herself in a palatial Hollywood mansion while Amanda navigates the lanes of a picture-perfect English village. Soon enough, both lovelorn ladies bump into local lads perfect for a romantic pick-me-up.
THIS IS MY HANDS DOWN FAVORITE WINTER MOVIES MOVIE…
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