16 Jan 2017

The Ten Best ‘Winter Wonderland’ Movies On Netflix

The Ten Best Winter Wonderland Movies on Netflix on vickiarcher.com


 

Winter Wonderland? Let’s Embrace it.

Cold and grey, snow and sleet are the perfect excuses to grab your favourite blanket, put on that cosy sweater and simply relax.


What better way to truly unwind than with a winter movie?


A mix of contemporary and traditional, these “winter wonderland” films are a small selection of spectaculars which promise to lift your spirits, challenge the mind and make that fall-to-winter transition a little bit more enjoyable.


Tell us your favourite wintertime warmers?



The Ten Best Winter Wonderland Movies On Netflix

Fargo

‘A pregnant police chief investigates a series of homicides across the frozen tundra. Against a sprawling Minnesota landscape, a car salesman hires two criminals to kidnap his wife. But when the scheme goes sour, and wood chippers get involved, the haphazard kidnapping plot turns deadly serious.


A frosty, fiery, must see performance.



The Holiday

‘A romantic comedy Holiday stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two women who exchange houses in order to get a new lease on life. After each suffers her fair share of romantic disappointments, each agrees to spend the Christmas holiday at the other’s home. After suffering from a minor case of culture shock, both women also end up becoming involved with a man.’


A perfect winter warmer.



 

Ice Storm

‘In the 1970s, an outwardly wholesome family begins cracking at the seams over the course of a tumultuous Thanksgiving break. Frustrated with his job, the father, Ben (Kevin Kline), seeks fulfilment by cheating on his wife, Elena (Joan Allen), with neighbourhood seductress Janey. The family’s strained relations continue to tauten until an ice storm strikes.’


Tense, gripping, and faultlessly chilling.


Spectre

‘A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation where he meets the beautiful widow (Monica Bellucci) of an infamous criminal. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.’


More icy action, guaranteed to get your pulse racing.



Charade

‘After Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) falls for the dashing Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband’s World War II cronies, who are after a quarter of a million dollars. But why does Peter keep changing his name?’


A beautifully mysterious masterpiece.

Doctor Zhivago

‘During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif), falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother’s lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman.’


Enchantingly promiscuous and effortlessly elegant.



 

Bridget Jones’ Diary

‘At the start of the New Year, 32-year-old Bridget (Renée Zellweger) decides it’s time to take control of her life — and start keeping a diary. 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.’


Heart-warming, hilarious and reminiscently relatable.



 

Little Women

‘The March sisters confront growing pains, financial shortages, family tragedies and romantic rivalries in mid-19th-century Massachusetts. Jo (Winona Ryder) struggles for independence and sometimes clashes with her beloved mother and her sisters Meg, Amy and Beth.’


Perfectly inviting and ever so inspiring.



 

Love Actually

‘The one emotion that connects us all: love. Meet David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.’


An unconventionally beautiful take on the traditional love story.


The March of the Penguins

‘Emperor penguins overcome daunting obstacles in order to return to their breeding grounds for mating season. This tells the story of one year in the life of a flock — focusing on one couple in particular — as they trek across the Antarctic on an annual journey that invokes just about every major life experience.’


An all-encompassing, emotional journey for everybody.



Cosy Up Like Cameron

go one size up for extra cosy

**hawthorne cable pom pom   //  cambridge cable turtleneck  //  cable knit turtleneck  //  babjades cable knit poncho



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8 Comments

Anita Rivera

Ohhhh, these are GOOD! My favorite being Charade, Dr. Z. and Little Women! We also just finished watching The Crown. SWOON! Next is Victoria, once that gets on PBS. There is a time and place for everything, and winter is the perfect time and home is the perfect place for a good book, surely a blanket, and a good movie.

Enjoy, Vicki!

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david terry

Oh, Vicki…….what movie to recommend for a woman who loves France AND a good snowstorm?…..How about Francis Ozon’s 2002 film “8 Women”????? To begin with, how wrong can a movie go when it stars, among others in this ensemble-cast, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Fanny Ardant (she’s wickedly sexy in a couldnt-give-a-DAMN-less way in this movie), Emmanuelle Beart, & Luidivine Sagnier (you’ll remember her from “The Swimming Pool”)????? Suffice it to say that it all takes place over a weekend at the country house of a wealthy industrialist who’s been found murdered in his bed just as the family gathers for the holiday, and a paralyzing snowstorm hits the area.. As the blurb says “Eight women are his potential murderers: his calculating wife, his neurotic sister-in-law, his sexy sister, the faithful family cook, and the sultry new maid. Ea\ch woman….has a motive……one of them is guilty. Which one is it?”. I should emphasize that the telephone lines are cut, and they’re all isolated in the house. I should also emphasize that, as Rolling stone wrote, this is “naughty fun……A pure joy!”. My impression (this is one of those movies I’ve happily shown to friends about eight times over the years) is that all of those actresses are simply/obviously having FUN while making this movie. It’s delightful in unexpected, weird ways…..but what would you expect of Ozon? Sincerely, David Terry

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Lidy@FrenchGardenHouse Antiques

Could there be anything more comforting than cozying up to a wonderful winter film? Tea, or a glass of Merlot, and just me by myself is all it takes to spend some dreamy time getting lost in a gorgeous movie story. I actually like to do a creative “project” while watching one of these movies. I have never seen Fargo, so will rectify that this week. And the others? It’s difficult to choose a favorite, but Little Women and The Holiday {just watched for the 20th time} are definitely top contenders Vicki! Stay warm!

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Heather Lindstrom

You’ve created the perfect collection of winter films, Vickie. I’m such a fan of The Holiday–it strikes the notes on just about every level — from cozy England to breezy LA. The casting is brilliant and there something haunting about the music. Just watched it recently and reminded me why I like Jude Law ;)…. Stay warm!!
xx, Heather

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Linda B

For those who have not seen Fargo, definitely watch it. The Coen brothers are brilliant at black humor. I also have to say that as a former Minneapolitan, I recognized people (who were minor characters) and places from my time there–and of course, that whole Minnesota vibe. Love this movie! And the others that I have seen as well. There are come great sounding ones that I have never watched–Charade is now at the top of my list! Also I want to see David’s recommend, 8 Women. Thanks, everyone!

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LindaH

We are currently watching The Man in the High Castle, Amazon Prime. So, so good!! Can’t watch winter movies in the winter! All I have to do is look out my window :)

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