It’s finally cold! That means we can start watching winter movies. Haha PSYCH I’ve been watching them for months now. I’m a big supporter of movies, if you couldn’t tell, and I have a good couple of suggestions for films to watch during the wintertime.
This isn’t your typical Christmas movie post, but these are just some movies that work particularly well when watched during the winter months. Beware: I like weirdly dark and occasionally depressing movies more than happy ones, so I’m sorry if this post is a little dreary. Who doesn’t love to wallow in the winter??? Just me. Ok. Well here goes nothing.
10) DONNIE DARKO
Nothing better than a weird cult thriller to start off the list. If you’re looking for a sci-fi flick that borders on horror and comedy, try Donnie Darko. I did a post about it (here) so check that out for a more in depth review. The film also features cameos by Patrick Swayze, Seth Rogen, and Drew Barrymore. Also Jake Gyllenhaal, soooo.
9) BLUE VALENTINE
A weird relationship gets even weirder in this anti-romance. It’s the classic tale of a couple who has fallen out of love. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star in this one, and they are both great. This film is a little more low key, but the cinematography is beautiful. Read my review (here).
8) ALL GOOD THINGS
Again, starring Ryan Gosling (I’m really sorry but he just takes on great roles), this movie is the story of a man with a troubled past who is trying to lead a normal life, and failing miserably. Featuring the gorgeous Kirsten Dunst and the always unsettling Frank Langella, this thriller will keep you guessing until the very end. Read my review (here).
7) DAYDREAM NATION
Starring the super beautiful and amazing Kat Dennings, Daydream Nation is the story of a city girl who has moved to the suburbs. Long story short she gets caught up in a love triangle between a likeable boy named Thurston and her hot teacher. It’s a goodun. Again, I wrote about this one too (here). I swear I’m not doing this on purpose.
6) NEW YORK I LOVE YOU
This is a great holiday film. Just the right mix of cynicism, romance, and the big apple. It’s a vignette film, so there are multiple stories happening, each directed by a different person. It’s a really cool movie. It features big names like Natalie Portman, James Caan, Bradley Cooper, Anton Yelchin, Ethan Hawke, Shia LaBeouf, and a bunch of others. As per usual, review (here).
5) THE CIDER HOUSE RULES
Based off of the bestselling novel, The Cider House Rules tells the story of Homer, an young man raised in a New England orphanage. Starring Tobey Maguire, Michael Caine, Charlize Theron, Erykah Badu, and Paul Rudd, the film recounts Homer (Maguire) and his journey out of the orphanage and into the real world. I haven’t reviewed this yet, but let me know if you’d like me to. It’s so great.
4) SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Silver Linings Playbook is the story of an emotionally unstable man who hasn’t gotten over his ex. Starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, this unconventional romance is one to take note of. I absolutely hated the ending of this movie originally, but I’ve grown to appreciate it, and (as always), J-Law is a stunner. Read my review (here).
3) LOVE ACTUALLY
We all know that I could talk about this movie for days, so I’ll spare you. Another vignette film, this movie follows a bunch of cool Brits throughout their lives during the weeks leading up to Christmas. I cry because Colin Firth. And Hugh Grant. And Emma Thompson. And Martin Freeman. And Alan Rickman. Stop me now. A lengthy review (here).
This movie is one of my all time favorites. I love how beautiful this movie is. It really takes you right into 1930s Paris, and tbh who doesn’t want to be there. It’s the charming story of a boy who lives in the walls of a train station trying to uncover the mystery of his father’s work. It stars Jude Law, Chloe Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, and Asa Butterfield. So beautiful. Review (here).
1) LOST IN TRANSLATION
I’ve saved the best for last. This is my favorite movie to watch during the winter. It’s a classic. Starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, it’s the story of a man who’s lost his way and a woman in an unsatisfying relationship who find solace in each other’s company. It’s a low key film but it packs a punch. Directed by my girl Sofia Coppola, its dark and beautiful as usual. I did a review of it (here), surprise surprise.
Let me know if you check any of these out. I didn’t mean it to be a giant self-promotion, but as it turns out, I review movies that I really like, haha.