John Derringer has another list ready to go. The discussion this time revolved around our favourite season, Winter. Totally said with sarcasm.
On that list are movies that, A) Are set during winter, and B) Should be viewed in the winter. Winter film best for winter viewing. It is simply the way.
Keeping that in mind, here are the Top 6 movies that take place in winter:
The movie is about a rugby team getting stranded in the Andes Mountains after their plane crashed. The group leader, who is played by Ethan Hawke, tries to keep spirits alive, hence the title, Alive.
The movie was criticized about the fact that the actors did not meet the standard of what they were trying to portray, in that they looked too healthy for broken down, starving people.
#5. Dumb and Dumber
Dumb and Dumber is that classic, feel good, Jim Carrey movie that we all love.
The film is loaded with hilarious quotes, such as, “you had an extra pair of gloves this whole time,” “Ya, we’re in the Rockies.”
Makes it pretty fitting for the list.
Interesting enough, “there were 100’s of actors that turned down roles for this movie, including Nicholas Cage, Martin Short, Steve Martin, Rob Lowe, Gary Oldman, just to name a few.”
#4. Mystery Alaska
It is all about the love of hockey, when small town team Mystery Alaska, face off against the New York Rangers.
A movie with Alaska in the title and a movie about hockey. Very winterish.
Fun Fact: “Not one New York Ranger showed up for that movie, they all refused”
#3. Day After Tomorrow
Day After Tomorrow is about a climatologist who develops research that indicates a ‘superstorm’ will essentially break the world.
Funny enough, the movie cracks the “top 10 scientifically inaccurate movies of all time.”
Here we have another movie that has a plane crashing in the mountains.
Fun fact: The movie is in the “Guinness book of world records for the coolest aerial stunt ever performed.”
Fargo takes the number one spot for not only being an awesome winter related film, but for being one of the best films of all time, easily making it to Derringer’s Top 5 best movies. Agreeable.
Now, if they can only switch the airing of the TV show for the winter, where it rightfully belongs.