So finally its that time of year again that we all wait for. The days are getting shorter and the mornings are colder. This brings out the craving for some good Hollywood movies in these cold winter nights.
To quote Game of Thrones ‘Winter is here’. With the year drawing to a close, it seems like a perfect time to pick out the best films to watch during long winter nights. However, we are not specifically talking about Christmas films here. We are talking about the best films to watch when you really want to appreciate being warm and comfortable in your home.
This list meets a variety of genres. It includes chilly comedies covered with snow, classics eternally frozen in time, feel good animated films and cold-biting thrillers.
1- Fargo (1996)
Directed by the Coen brothers, Fargo is a multifaceted film. It tells the story of a small-town police chief (Frances McDormand). She investigates the abduction of a woman in Minnesota.
Fargo is a perfect thriller. The Coen’s specificity of language and place make Minnesota seem like both an utterly familiar slice of Middle America.
2- Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Set in the lands of fictional Republic of Zubrowka, this academy award nominated film was directed by Wes Anderson. It follows the adventures of M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous hotel in Budapest, Hungary.
This film feels like a perfect winter holiday without having to leave your home. It’s witty and dark but it also has a colorful atmosphere. Moreover, it also has authentic and unique characters and cartoonish moments.
3- Snowpiercer (2013)
Directed by academy award winner Bong Joon-ho, Snowpiercer is a social allegory. It tells the story of a the planet that has been rendered uninhabitable by a global climate disaster. It leaves the last vestiges of humanity to cut through the endless tundra for eternity.
Snowpiercer reflects an interconnected world where all humans all trapped in the same space together. They are heading at full speed to the oblivion as the natural world coldly rejects their presence.
4- The Revenant (2015)
Based on Michael Punke’s 2002 novel of the same name, Alejandro G. Inarritu’s directorial film describes frontiersman Hugh Glass’s experiences in 1823. The Revenant is a visceral exploration of endurance in an inhospitable land.
It was a special film for Leonardo DiCaprio as it finally earned the actor his Oscar. Few films will make you appreciate home comforts as much as this one. There’s also a notable cameo from a grouchy bear.
5- Winter’s Bone (2010)
Being an adaptation of the 2006 novel of the same name by Daniel Woodrell, Winter’s Bone tells the story of Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence). She does what she can to manage the household and take care of her two younger siblings.
Dolly is later by the police that their father put their home up for bond and has disappeared. Ree sets out on a dangerous in a chilly winter season to find him. She challenges her outlaw kin’s code of silence and risks her life to learn her father’s fate. Director Debra Granik approaches the film’s grim material with genuine humanity and curiosity.
6- Frozen (2013)
Produced and released by Walt Disney Animation Studios, Frozen tells the story of a fearless princess. She sets off on a journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal reindeer and a snowman.
The princess wants to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped their kingdom in eternal winter. Frozen is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s 1844 fairy tale by the name of “The Snow Queen”. It is co-directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck.
Now that you have the film picked, simply dim the lights, dial up the heating and curl up from the comfort of your couch.
We are sure that you will certainly enjoy these amazing films!
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