Jan 26 2012

7 Great Movies That Take Place in Freezing Weather

Published by at 8:00 am under Lists,Movies

The Shining


This horror classic based on the best-selling Stephen King novel takes place in the picturesque mountains of Colorado, which would make for an ideal locale for vacationing skiers, but the infamous Overlook Hotel can’t operate during the winter months because the snow-covered roads thwart access to the resort. And let’s just assume you guys know the rest.

Alive


This true story about a Uruguayan rugby team who survived a plane crash in the Andes is a heart-rending account of the human will to survive, including infamous scenes involving cannibalism. But it’s also a movie about freezing to death, which is preferable to being char-broiled.

The Empire Strikes Back


The first third of this beloved sequel takes place on the Ice Planet Hoth. Downsides: rampaging snow monsters, spy droids, giant woolly kangaroos that “smell bad on the outside.” Upsides: there are no heatwaves on Hoth.





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15 responses so far

15 Responses to “7 Great Movies That Take Place in Freezing Weather”

  1. lookaon 26 Jan 2012 at 9:19 am

    umm…. the thing?

  2. BenMacon 26 Jan 2012 at 12:53 pm

    YAA! The Thing!!

  3. Kaeyneon 26 Jan 2012 at 12:56 pm

    No “Groundhog Day”? xD

  4. Uncoolaidmanon 26 Jan 2012 at 2:00 pm

    May I repeat.. The Thing?

  5. Joshon 26 Jan 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Insomnia should be on here, too. Though the coldness isn’t really touched upon

  6. Tyon 26 Jan 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Regardless of the quality of the film. “Whiteout” must certainly qualify.

  7. deafponyon 26 Jan 2012 at 8:01 pm

    The Way Back? Can’t get much colder than Siberia , at least for the first third of it

  8. sAFETYon 27 Jan 2012 at 12:38 pm

    How the hell does this list not include “The Sweet Hereafter”?

  9. pattieon 27 Jan 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Winter’s Bone, Girl with a Dragon Tattoo (Swedish)

  10. Mariaon 27 Jan 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Home Alone!

  11. Nick Howeson 27 Jan 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Ahemm….Stephen King’s Dreamcacther.

  12. ganungon 29 Jan 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Out Cold
    Dead Snow

  13. Auguriaon 01 Feb 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Snow Walker definitely qualifies here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337721/

  14. Kevon 02 May 2012 at 12:11 am

    The Thing… cold was an integral part of the story.

  15. Jack Baxteron 14 Oct 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Huh, I always thought that picture from The Shining was a picture of Jim Carrey.

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