20 Movies For Days When It’s Too Cold To Go Outside

Steaming hot chocolates, comfy sweaters, roast dinners.

There’s a lot to love about the rainy months of the year – except, maybe, going outside. So as the temperature plummets and the sky goes grey, lean into the better parts of winter with a cozy night in – complete, of course, with a movie or two.

From snow-kissed rom-coms to thrillers that will chill you to the bone, we’ve rounded up a collection of films on Fetch to keep you entertained when the cold weather hits.

Embrace the Cold

Knives Out (2019)

It’s Daniel Craig, but not as you know him. Our super-spy swaps shaken martinis for Cluedo-style sleuthing after Harlan Thrombey, a wealthy mystery novelist, dies in suspicious circumstances after his 85th birthday party. A wonderfully shot whodunnit (with some equally excellent winter sweaters).

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Little Women (2019)

The March sisters – inseparable despite their differences – grow up in Massachusetts during and after the American Civil War. There are highs, there are lows, and there are numerous heart-warming snowy scenes that will leave you wanting to don a bonnet and scarf.

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While You Were Sleeping (1995)

A young Sandra Bullock plays Lucy – a down-on-her-luck transit officer in chilly Chicago who pulls her longtime crush, Peter, out from the path of an oncoming train. At the hospital, with Peter in a coma, his family assume Lucy is his fiancée… even though she’s never actually spoken to him. Comedic chaos ensues.

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I, Tonya (2017)

Olympic figure skating, Oregon accents, and one big question: what went down between Tonya Harding and her rival Nancy Kerrigan in the months before the 1994 Winter Olympics? An award-winning take on one of the biggest sporting scandals of the 90s.

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Harry Potter Series (2001 – 2011)

There’s no marathon like a magical movie marathon. Sip on a frothy butterbeer as you follow the boy-who-lived through seven eventful school years and many charming snow-capped scenes that’ll make you yearn for a Hogwarts acceptance letter, regardless of your age.  

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Add to the Chill

The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Stranded on a mountain after a tragic plane crash, two strangers – a journalist (Kate Winslet) and surgeon (Idris Elba) – must work together to survive the perilous, snow-covered terrain of Utah’s High Uintas Wilderness. Thrilling, terrifying, enthralling.

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Snowpiercer (2013)

A sci-fi film unlike any other you’ve seen. After a second ice age, all human survivors have retreated from the frozen planet to reside within an enormous train, divided into strict classes. Directed by Bong Joon-ho, the brilliant mind behind the 2019 tour-de-force Parasite.

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The Hateful Eight (2015)

A blood-splattered murder mystery set in the winter of 19th Century Wyoming. As with any of Tarantino’s masterpieces, prepare for exuberant violence, a superb score, and Samuel. L. Jackson. Not one for the whole family to enjoy, but an entertaining night in for the over-18s.

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The Grey (2011)

Liam Neeson is in top form in this frosty survivalist epic. He stars as Ottway, a sharpshooter hired by an Alaskan oil refinery to keep away wolves and bears, who becomes a victim of a storm that sends his plane crashing into the unforgiving wilderness.

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Force Majeure (2014)

A black comedy that follows a middle-class Swedish family vacationing in the French Alps who are confronted with a potentially catastrophic avalanche. While the event leaves them physically unscathed, the selfish actions of the father have a huge psychological impact on all involved.

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Warming Family-favourites

Beauty & The Beast (2017)

Catchy songs. A nostalgic tale. A beautiful (yet slightly terrifying) provincial winter castle. What’s not to love? It’s also Emma Watson’s third appearance on this list so we’ll just go ahead and crown her Queen of Winter Flicks.

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Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (2005)

When it feels like the cold is lasting forever, spare a poor thought for the citizens of Narnia who, under the rule of the White Witch, really were trapped in 365 days of winter (but sadly never Christmas). Join Peter, Edmund, Susan, and Lucy as they journey through the wardrobe for one epic adventure.

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Abominable (2019)

After discovering an adorable yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on a quest to reunite the magical creature with his family. On their trip to the highest point on earth, they must outsmart the evil Burnish, a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti.

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Cool Runnings (1993)

In 1988, a sprinter is just about to give up on his sporting dream when an idea hits him: a Jamaican bobsled team. They train under the sunny skies of the Caribbean before competing at the Calgary Winter Olympics, much to the astonishment of competitors (and themselves). Based on a true story.

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Ice Age (2002)

Nothing says winter like an actual Ice Age. The film universe now consists of five movies, but the original holds a special place in our heart as it was our first introduction to three sub-zero heroes: Manny the Wooly Mammoth, Sid the (talkative) sloth, and Diego the Sabre Tooth Tiger.

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Thaw out

Palm Springs (2020)

Wedding guest Nyles (Andy Samberg) is stuck in a time loop. Of course, there are worse places to experience a day over-and-over again than a desert resort, but it does get lonely. So, when fellow party guest Sarah (Cristin Milioti) gets stuck too after they kiss one night, the world’s most bizarre love story begins.

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Call Me By Your Name (2017)

It’s 1983 in Northern Italy and Elio, a 17-year-old teenager, develops feelings for Oliver, his father’s archeology assistant for the summer. A melancholic and powerful portrait of first love that introduced the world to the talent of Timothée Chalamet.

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Mamma Mia! (2008)

ABBAs greatest hits. A wedding on a picturesque, flower-filled Greek island. The unraveling of a hilarious, twenty-year love triangle with Meryl Streep, Pierce Bronson, Colin Firth, and Stellan Skarsgård. Do we really need to go on?

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In The Heights (2021)

The big-screen adaption of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sun-splashed musical. A store owner in Washington Heights, New York dreams of returning to his parents’ Dominican Republic homeland. But community – and love – are hard to walk away from.

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Dirty Dancing (1987)

A film that needs no introduction but – for the sake of this blog post – we’ll give it a shot. In the summer of 1963, Frances “Baby” Houseman is vacationing with her wealthy family in the Catskills when she starts to fall for her dance instructor.

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