It’s not looking like a white Christmas below the Mason-Dixon Line, so I’m craving snow movies. Here is our time-tested list of excellent snow movies—a batch for every possible taste. Links are to Amazon, where these can all be rented. Netflix streaming noted when available.
Dr. Zhivago. Epic doomed Russian revolution romantic snow.
The Shining. Stanley Kubrick superscary snow. (On Netflix streaming, too.)
Fargo. Creepy Coen Brothers snow.
March of the Penguins. Morgan Freeman-narrated snow.
Encounters at the End of the World. Documentary snow. Always challenging filmmaker Werner Herzog goes to Antarctica to meet the people who are willing to live on the edge. (On Netflix streaming, too.)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Suspenseful Daniel Craig Swedish snow.
Finally, the best snow movie of all time:
Groundhog Day. Bill Murray living the same day over and over, trying to win over Andie MacDowell.
Would love to hear more snow movie ideas—this is a deep, snowy category.