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
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
‘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.
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