10 movies to watch this winter

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Take a trip through our top 10 winter movies and check out the video playlist for trailers.

  1. “Elf” (2003) – Hilarious and heartwarming, Will Ferrell gives the audience a reason to smile as he plays an “elf” from the North Pole in search of his father living in New York City.

  1. “Fargo” (1996) –  Masked behind the homey Minnesota accents lies a kidnapping and murder plot, played out by Frances McDormand and Steve Buscemi. This Oscar-winning Coen brothers tale is sure to have you on the edge of your seat.

  1. “Edward Scissorhands” (1990) – Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder tell an unconventional love story. With a cup of hot cocoa, this flick will make your winter day.

  1. “A Christmas Story” (1983) – Undoubtedly one of the funniest holiday films, it focuses on a young boy, played by Peter Billingsley, dealing with family and growing up in the midst of the Christmas rush.

  1. “Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014) – The newest Wes Anderson movie is, as expected, visually stunning and stars Ralph Fiennes, with many cameos from various famed actors and actresses. Surrounded by snow, the setting makes you feel as if you were out in the white powder yourself.

  1. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965) – Fun for the whole family, this Christmas standard, written by the creator Charles M. Shulz, shows the Peanuts gang learning the true meaning of Christmas.

  1. “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971) – Gene Wilder provides a quirky and imaginative film based on the Roald Dahl classic.

  1. “The Shining” (1980) – Enjoy a chilling and suspenseful representation of a man’s sanity, starring Jack Nicholson and set in isolated Timberline Lodge.

  1. “Love Actually” (2003) – A holiday essential as it paints the love stories of eight different couples in the month before Christmas. The large cast features such names as Alan Rickman and Keira Knightley.

  1. “Frozen” (2013) – Fun, fluffy, and fabulous – three words to describe Disney’s Oscar-winning movie about two sisters, voiced by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, who go through hardships to understand the roots of love and family.