The 12 Best Movies to Watch on a Snow Day

It’s winter. It’s cold. We’re miserable. But there are ways to enjoy blustery, snowy days without having to bundle up like you’re about to climb Everest. You can cozy up with one of these wintry flicks and be reminded of the chilly season without actually having to deal with the cold. Sounds like the better option to us!

1. Frozen


If you’re not sick of hearing “Let It Go” by now, this is the perfect Disney movie to watch with a mug of hot cocoa filled to the brim with marshmallows. Plus it’ll make you want to build a snowman.

2. Fargo

Winter in Minnesota with a side of murder. A classic.

3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and Wardrobe

Tilda Swinton plays the White Witch who puts the world of Narnia into an eternal winter. She’s all icy and fabulous.

4. Happy Feet


This movie will make you feel so warm and fuzzy you’ll forget all about the fact that it’s basically a frozen tundra outside your window.

5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Cold weather got you feeling on edge? Watch this dark thriller set during a grey, gloomy Swedish winter.

6. Snowpiercer

An attempt to counteract global warming backfires, plunging Earth into another ice age. Cool plot, even cooler Tilda Swinton (again).

7. Winter’s Bone


If you haven’t seen this chilling indie gem, now’s the time. Jennifer Lawrence nabbed her first Oscar nomination for it.

8. The Day After Tomorrow

Total mindless disaster movie, but you’ll take comfort in the fact that the weather could be a lot worse. Bonus: Jake Gyllenhaal.

9. Lars and the Real Girl


This quirky love story always makes us think of Ryan Gosling in warm sweaters and winter boots.

10. The Empire Strikes Back

Everyone remembers the icy planet Hoth, right? Give this a rewatch in preparation for the new Stars Wars movie which comes out later this year.

11. Ice Age


Winter weather makes us want to migrate south, too. 

12. The Grey

Liam Neeson and wolves. In the snow. Let’s do this.

What snowy, wintry movies do YOU like to watch? Tell us on Twitter by following the links below! And stay warm!