25 best snow movies ever
If dark comedy is the blood coursing through the Coen brothers’ veins, Fargo is their beating heart. Goof and gore were the sideshow to a main event of snappy Minnesotan dialogue and Oscar-worthy acting. Was the claim that it was a true story fictitious? Oh, you betcha, yah.
Ice Age (2002)
This CGI Pleistocene adventure had Pixar-level animation and a mismatched cast that made Woody and Buzz look like they’d been born in the same extrusion die. Despite a well-formed plot, the show is stolen by Scrat, the hapless squirrel whose continuous endeavour to find a glacial hiding place for his acorn repeatedly ends in comical disaster.
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Not the jolliest film on this list, this remake of John Carpenter’s prison thriller retained the original's influence of zombie horror and westerns, but added some atmospheric snow. And who wouldn’t want to watch that?
The Shining (1980)
It’s snowing. And that means you should turn down any offers of a janitorship at an isolated hotel. Why? Watch Kubrick’s horror masterpiece and wonder no more. It should also answer the question: “Where’s Johnny?”
The Thing (1982)
Deep and crisp and even, it may have been, but the Antarctic snow of this cult horror classic was far from pure. The eponymous parasitic extraterrestrial was able to assume human form. If your boss starts acting weirdly after going out in the snow, it might be best to clock off for the day.