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5 Winter Movies to Watch on a Cold Night

Are the temperatures where you are plummeting too? On a cold night, there’s nothing like snuggling on the couch with a warm blanket and a bowl of buttery popcorn. It’s such a cozy feeling!

Since it is winter time, here are five movies that are perfect to watch solo, with your family or friends, or on a date night.


Disney returned to their musical roots with this hit. It’s one of the best new animations the company has put out in years, so it needs some viewing time this season. Loosely based on The Snow Queen, you’ll enjoy the plot along with the songs.

Of course, there’s the very real danger of getting some songs stuck in your head. I’ve been humming Let It Go for the past couple of days. But it’s a fair price to pay for seeing a great Disney film once again!

Groundhog Day

Weatherman Phil Collins (Bill Murray) hates his assignment to cover the groundhog. He manages to get through the broadcast, but then finds himself stuck in a time loop. When he awakes the next morning, it’s once again Groundhog Day. Everyone around him is doing the exact same thing they did the first time around, going about life as usual. He’s the only one who realizes the day is being repeated.

No matter what he tries, he can’t move onto February 3rd. Is he doomed to relive a single day forever, or is there anything he can do to move forward?

The Day After Tomorrow

Paleoclimatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid) has been predicting a second ice age, but no one believes him. Until it’s too late! The melting of polar ice lowers the ocean temperatures, triggering the beginning of a global cooling. As temperatures plummet, the population begins heading south to where it’s warmer.

But, Hall’s son Sam is stuck in New York with friends. In a daring rescue attempt, Jack heads north to find his son, fighting the freeze all the way.

The frigid temperatures in this film will suddenly make you feel nice and toasty!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis’ popular book comes to life in an unforgettable way. While the film doesn’t exactly follow the beloved book, the four Pevensie children still find their way into the magical world of Narnia when Lucy goes through the back of a wardrobe. The old piece of furniture is in the house they’re staying in after their evacuation from London during WWII, and leads the way to all sorts of adventure.

The snow-covered Narnia was cast into never-ending winter by the White Witch. But, the four children work with the mighty lion Aslan to try and save Narnia.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins

If you’ve ever read the book with the same title, the movie’s plot may confuse you. You won’t find a poor painter who loves the arctic anywhere in the movie. Instead you’ll discover a new backstory for Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey). In the film, he’s a divorced business man who has trouble connecting with his children and balancing life with work.

Until his father sends him a penguin. And he accidentally orders more when he tries to return the arctic bird. His children love the penguins and they begin spending time together.

To make his apartment more habitable for the penguins, Mr. Popper must keep the temperature low and make it like winter.

But, he can’t keep up with his work demands with his new responsibilities, and Mr. Popper must take a hard look at his priorities.

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