Keen to curl up on the couch and binge-watch your favourite flicks?
We’ve rounded up a list of winter movies that are bound to lift your spirits:
One of our favourite feel-good films from the 90s, this had to make the list. A young Bill Murray plays poor Phil Connors who’s forced to live the same cold winter day in February over and over again.
But, when he starts celebrating his ‘immortality’, some really magical things happen. It’s sure to warm your heart!
Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack play star-crossed lovers Sara and Jonathan, who never forget the wonderful time they spent together on a cold New York night at Christmas-time.
Years later, when both of them are set to be married, they try to reunite to see if they were meant to be. It’s sweet and funny and to be enjoyed with your girlfriends on a cosy night in.
A classic at any time of the year, but it’s even more moving when there’s a chill in the air. For those who don’t know (there can’t be many), this celebrated film follows the heart-breaking story of Yuri and Lara who fall in love against the backdrop of war-torn Russia.
Ready the tissues for this one!
Bridget Jones – any of them!
The hilarious antics of dear Bridget and her search for true love are sure to cheer you up. Whether she’s sliding down a fireman’s pole, singing Madonna in prison, or getting stuck in the mud at a music festival, we can’t help loving Bridget and wanting to be her best friend.
Watch one movie, or all three, and you’re bound to forget all about the winter blues.
Think snow-capped mountains, beautiful husky sled dogs, and blue-eyed Paul Walker – plus a good amount of emotion as you feel for those poor dogs left alone in the cold.
This film is bitter-sweet on so many levels, but definitely one to watch this June.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Ben Stiller is at his best in this remarkable film about a man who runs everywhere, with his suitcase. At its heart is Walter (Stiller), who manages to be earnest and imaginative at the same time, as he journeys from the streets of New York to the docks of Greenland and the hills of the Himalayas in search of photographer Sean O’Connell (Sean Penn).
It’s beautiful – the people, the settings, the soundtrack, everything.
Eddie the Eagle
What would a winter movie night be without a bit of eye-candy? And Hugh Jackman is just the man for the job. Here, he plays worn-out ex-Olympic ski jumper Bronson Peary who’s roped in to help an English boy (Taron Egerton) who dreams of competing at the Olympics.
The unlikely pair forms a strong friendship built on falling down ski slopes and glasses of milk. It’s delightful!
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By features writer, Stephanie van der Plank