1. Its a Wonderful Life 4.75 stars – We just got to view this movie for the first time on Christmas this year and WOW! what an incredibly moving film. It’s a Wonderful Life may be the most powerful film/documentary I have ever seen and could truly change ones life. It follows George Bailey’s life, played by the legendary James Stewart, and through masterful storytelling by director Frank Capra, hits an emotional note we have yet to see from a movie when an angel trying to earn his wings shows George what people’s lives would be like if he had never existed. The thought is inevitable for anyone watching this movie, what is the impact that we are leaving on this world?
2. Dumb & Dumber – We know it is a little bit of a stretch, but speaking of stretch, that classic scene where Harry gets his tongue stuck to the pole on the snow lift. The whole second half of the movie is in Aspen, which is synonymous with Skiing, which is synonymous with snow, and this movie is our childhood so it makes the cut!
3. Ice Age – Classic, hilarious, and short, maybe the most efficient movie to watch on a snow day because you can watch it quick then head on out to a day full of frost bite.
4. Christmas movies: Elf/Christmas Vacation/ Home Alone – All these are hilarious movies that are just fun to watch.
5. Defiance – 4.25 stars – A movie starring Daniel Craig before he became a huge star and James Bond. Defiance tells the story of a group of Jews hiding and fighting in a forest in Nazi occupied Eastern Europe. This film is tense and well-acted.
Honorable Mentions: Fargo, Frozen, Cool Runnings.
Movies with some snow in them in 2015:
Child 44- Movie starring Tom Hardy in Russia, and there is always snow in Russia. This movie follows Hardy’s character attempts to solve a string of child murders.
Everest – The draw for Everest is the stellar cast which is lead by Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Keira Knightley and Josh Brolin.