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Friday, December 17, 2010

My Favorite Snow/Ice related films

Got this suggestion from a reader and it seemed appropriate for this time of year. I'm living on the west coast now, but I grew up in the midwest and I do miss the snow sometimes during the winter. There was just something so communal about having freezing cold weather and snow outside. The weather outside WAS frightful and it really made you wanna stay indoors and watch a movie or two. So in the spirit of that idea, here are my favorite ice/snow related films.

1. THE THING(1982; John Carpenter)
2. THE SHINING(1980; Stanley Kubrick)

3. MCCABE & MRS. MILLER(1971; Robert Altman)
4. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE(1946; Frank Capra)
5. THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER(1940; Ernst Lubitsch)
6. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK(1980; Irvin Kershner)

7. WHERE EAGLES DARE(1968; Brian G. Hutton)

8. HORROR EXPRESS(1972; Eugenio Martin)
9. THE INVISIBLE MAN(1933; James Whale)

10. CEILING ZERO(1936; Howard Hawks)

13. THE EIGER SANCTION(1975; Clint Eastwood)
14. GROUNDHOG DAY(1993; Harold Ramis)

15. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO(1965; David Lean)


17. THE LOVES OF A BLONDE(1965; Milos Forman)
18. A SIMPLE PLAN(1998; Sam Raimi)

19. FARGO(1996; Joel Coen)
20. THE ICE STORM(1997; Ang Lee)
21. TIME OUT(2001; Laurent Cantet)
22. THE ICE HARVEST(2005; Harold Ramis)
23. THE GOLD RUSH(1925; Charles Chaplin)
24. CLIFFHANGER(1993; Renny Harlin)
25. BLACK CHRISTMAS(1974; Bob Clark)
26. FROZEN RIVER(2008; Courtney Hunt)
27. THE CRAWLING EYE(1958; Quentin Lawrence)
28. K2(1991; Franc Roddam)

29. DREAMCATCHER(2003; Lawrence Kasdan)

30. VERTICAL LIMIT(2000; Martin Campbell)

31. ALIVE(1993; Frank Marshall)

32. DEAD SNOW(2009; Tommy Wirkola)
33. ICE CASTLES(1978; Donald Wrye)
34. DIE HARD 2(1990; Renny Harlin)
35. FROZEN(2010; Adam Green)
36. D-TOX(2002; Jim Gillespie)


David B. said...

Needs more Cliffhanger and Jeremiah Johnson

SteveQ said...

Brillian! I'd add W.C. Field's "The Dentist."

Karl Brezdin said...

Good list idea, great execution. A lot of those films would be on my list as well, with one notable addition. The White Heaven in Hell installment of the Lone Wolf and Cub series has some awesomely bloody action taking place on a snowy Japanese mountain and is worth a look. Not the best film in the series, but it's a sentimental favorite perfect for winter-time viewing.

Rupert Pupkin said...

DAVID-CLIFFHANGER made my list, love the film. JEREMIAH JOHNSON I've not seen in a long while. Would certainly be worth the revisit. I saw it's in a set with MCCABE, THE WILD BUNCH and THE TRAIN ROBBERS. May be worth picking up. I do like Sydney Pollack's films from that period.

STEVE-Great call! Any chance I have to get some W.C. Fields love out there I'll take! IT'S A GIFT is one of my top 2 or 3 favorite comedies of all time.

KARL-Very cool rec! I've not seen that Lone Wolf and Cub film! Will be checking it out!

Unknown said...

Great list! I would also throw in the opening bits of 12 MONKEYS which features some very evocative snow-covered scenes as Bruce Willis wanders through a deserted Philadelphia!

Unknown said...

Thanks for doing this list. Many flicks I have not seen, including FROZEN.

Unknown said...

Also, RUNAWAY TRAIN would make my list.

Rupert Pupkin said...

RUNAWAY TRAIN! good call, I need to watch that again now, just heard it mentioned again on The Gentlemen's Guide to Midnite Cinema...