There are, of course, numerous methods to escape the heat, such going swimming, eating a lot of ice cream, or hiding out in places with air conditioning. However, there are times when you need to take a mental break from the heat in addition to a physical one, and there is no better way to do this than to watch some winter-themed films that evoke the memories of those long-gone frigid months. They provide calming, heartwarming narratives in addition to taking place in frigid environments. The chilly movies listed below will help you relax and cool off.
1. Anastasia (1997)
Director(s)- Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
Anastasia, the adored granddaughter of Czar Nicholas II, and her grandmother, the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna, fled Russia in 1916 when Rasputin, the evil monk, cast a deadly spell upon the family of Romanov, but they later parted ways. Nearly ten years later, Dimitri and Vladimir and his crew of cunning con artists from St. Petersburg come across Anya, an orphan who is eighteen, and decide to train her to pose as the Empress’s legitimate granddaughter in the hopes of earning a satisfactory reward. But until he carries out his fevered curse, the malevolent spirit of the damned magician won’t sleep.
2. The Cutting Edge (1992)
Director- Paul Michael Glaser
In the 1988 Winter Olympics, Doug Dorsey played hockey for the US team. after a brutal match with West Germany. Kate Moseley, a figure skater, then trips while doing her routine. Both of them struggled mightily to make it to the Olympics, and now their hopes have been abruptly dashed. Prior to Dorsey being recruited by Kate’s coach, the feisty but brilliant figure skater Kate had a number of partners. They finally become ready for the nationals and the Olympics with the tough training of 15 hours of skating every day. As they strive to win Olympic gold, a romance develops, and their final performance might make or destroy them.
3. Frozen (2013)
Director(s)- Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Princess Elsa of Arendelle and her younger sister, Anna, who were formerly great friends, are becoming increasingly estranged from one another as a result of an unintentional error. In an effort to control her growing gift—or curse—Elsa, the strong conjurer of snow and ice, has isolated herself from the kingdom. However, clashing emotions and repressed sentiments pose a threat to the enchanted land, which could result in an endless winter. Now, Anna must work fearlessly with a group of unusual allies to save the day, including the kind but clumsy Sámi ice-harvester Kristoff, his dependable reindeer companion Sven, and the jovial animated snowman Olaf.
4. March of the Penguins (2005)
Director- Luc Jacquet
Emperor penguins have a unique history and reproductive cycle compared to other species. It combines romance, drama, bravery, and adventure in the most remote and hostile part of the world—the heart of Antarctica. Men didn’t realise that nature has been perpetuating this peculiar predicament for millennia until the early 20th century. This astonishing tale is told in The Emperor’s March, which describes the fearless trek that Emperor penguins do each winter.
5. Miracle (2004)
Director- Gavin O’Connor
Herb Brooks, a former college hockey coach, takes a distinctive and abrasive approach to the rink when he is appointed to lead the 1980 U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team. After putting together a group of brash college all-stars, who are humiliated in the first game, Brooks unites his team to face the Soviet team, who is heavily favoured. The American team becomes a metaphor for American patriotism during the Cold War as it attempts to overcome impossibly high odds and win the gold medal.
6. A Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Director- Wes Anderson
The Grand Budapest hotel is one of the best chilly movies will cool you off. Previously, the Grand Budapest hotel was located in the former Republic of Zubrowka, in the distant regions of Eastern Europe. The hotel’s elderly proprietor, Mr. Zero Moustafa, told the writer stories about the establishment’s history during a stay he had there during the off-season many years prior. The young author learns about the Grand Budapest’s original concierge, M. Gustave, as well as how the man came to own the hotel. When one of their frequent visitors passes away, Young Zero, who was working as the lobby boy at the time, joins Gustave for the will reading. She leaves Gustave a priceless painting, but when the woman’s son contests the will, Gustave and Moustafa take the picture, starting a chain of events that resulted in Moustafa’s current situation.
7. Ice Age (2002)
Director- Chris Wedge
20,000 BC. An endless caravan of extinct creatures is travelling south as the prehistoric globe is on the verge of entering the Ice Age, and a tribe of humans leaves its camp to join them. An innocent baby, however, finds himself defenceless after an unexpected onslaught by a ravenous group of sabre-toothed tigers. After this sad incident, Sid, the sloth, and cunning Diego, the tiger, set off on a perilous expedition to find the baby’s parents with Manny, the giant hairy mammoth. But more serious risk is present than they realise.
8. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (2005)
Director- Andrew Adamson
During World War II, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy are sent from London to a strange professor’s home. Until Lucy finds a wardrobe that opens to a fantastic place called Narnia, where animals can speak and everyone is ruled by the wise and kind lion Aslan, they find life at the house to be incredibly boring. At first, the others don’t believe her, but soon after, after seeing into the wardrobe, they all realise something is wrong in Narnia. Jadis, the wicked White Witch, keeps the kingdom in a state of constant winter and turns anyone who disobeys her into stone. In an effort to defeat Jadis, the kids team up with Aslan and his animal allies.