25 best snow movies ever
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
OK, OK, so it wasn’t really snow – just the shavings from one of Johnny Depp’s scissor-handed ice sculptures, but this recurring motif from Tim Burton’s strange suburban tale is also the most memorable.
Joseph Vilsmaier’s retelling of the Battle of Stalingrad is bleak and tense. A million men died on and off screen, many freezing in the inclement Russian weather. So not exactly the celluloid equivalent of a cup of hot chocolate, then.
Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
Want to know what it’s really like to live in a winter wonderland? Like Antarctica? Werner Herzog’s documentary about the people who do live at the South Pole should answer all your questions.
Dead Snow (2009)
Norwegian Nazi zombies. That’s all you really need to know. That and the usual gubbins about how much more effective blood looks on snow.
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Although 1988’s Die Hard had also been set during a wintry Christmas and was arguably the better film, it had neither a snowmobile chase, nor a massive explosion on an icy runway. Later films in the franchise did away with the snowy theme.