The Best Movies With Snowstorms

The best movies with snowstorms are the ones that feature epic blizzards and terrifying ice storms. These films also include some of the best winter movies, as well as some of the greatest Christmas movies. Some of these films have been remade, but they're still great in their own right.

What are the best movies with snowstorms? Vote up your favorites below! Some good examples from this list include The Thing, which is a remake of John Carpenter's classic film about an alien creature that terrorizes a group scientists in Antarctica; The Shining, which is based on Stephen King's novel about a family who stays at an isolated hotel during a terrible winter storm; and A Christmas Story, which is one of the funniest holiday-themed comedies ever made. Other good titles on this list include Frozen and Whiteout.

Which films will you vote to the top spot on the list?


  • Fargo
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    "Fargo" is a reality-based crime drama set in Minnesota in 1987. Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) is a car salesman in Minneapolis who has gotten himself into debt and is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi), (Peter Stormare) to kidnap his own wife. Jerry will collect the ransom from her wealthy father (Harve Presnell), paying the thugs a small portion and keeping the rest to satisfy his debts. The scheme collapses when the thugs shoot a state trooper.
    • Actors: Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Peter Stormare, Harve Presnell
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Joel Coen

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  • While racing toward the town of Red Rock in post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunter John "The Hangman" Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive prisoner (Jennifer Jason Leigh) encounter another bounty hunter (Samuel L. Jackson) and a man who claims to be a sheriff. Hoping to find shelter from a blizzard, the group travels to a stagecoach stopover located on a mountain pass. Greeted there by four strangers, the eight travelers soon learn that they may not make it to their destination after all.
    • Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

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  • The Thing
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    In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.
    • Actors: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, Richard Dysart, Richard Masur
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: John Carpenter

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    While exploring the uncharted wilderness in 1823, frontiersman Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) sustains life-threatening injuries from a brutal bear attack. When a member (Tom Hardy) of his hunting team kills his young son (Forrest Goodluck) and leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back to civilization. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, the legendary fur trapper treks through the snowy terrain to track down the man who betrayed him.
    • Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, Forrest Goodluck
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu

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  • Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.
    • Actors: Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Ian Petrella, Scotty Schwartz
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Bob Clark

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  • White Christmas
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    Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that's sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!
    • Actors: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Michael Curtiz

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