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1. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member, 349 posts) 10 Nov '06 13:58

Hey there! I need some help compiling a list of movies that take place in extremely cold conditions, practically Antarctic weather. Movies that make you shiver, race for a blanket, and cry for your mother. :)

Any ideas?

2. Posted by Isadora (Moderator, 13924 posts) 10 Nov '06 14:19

May not be the arctic - but...

Fargo - Brainard Minnesota is pretty cold and there's lots and lots of snow in the movie

The Big White - Robin Williams in a small serious movie - again - lots of snow

Grumpy Old Men & Grumpier Old Men - Another Minnesota movie - more snow

And if you want more... Check here for some ideas:
Green Cine - Movies for Snow Lovers

[ Edit: Edited at Nov 10, 2006 2:19 PM by Isadora ]

3. Posted by Peter (Admin, 5465 posts) 10 Nov '06 16:37

I saw the old movie "Ice Station Zebra" not too long ago. There's some pretty cold scenes in there, including some very icy waters..

Other than that.. how about "March of the Penguins"?

4. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member, 1824 posts) 10 Nov '06 19:45

The film:

Atanarjuat (Fast Runner in Inuit)

5. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member, 349 posts) 10 Nov '06 22:06

Thanks, guys!

In case you're wondering *why*, especially as most of us, myself included, are thinking of migrating south right about now, my aunt and I have gotten much closer over the past couple of months following the illness and subsequent death of her husband. She was always hot to begin with, but her high blood pressure and diabetes have gotten a little out of control from all the stress, so her doc has had to increase her medicine, but one of the side effects is that it makes her even hotter. All the time! We're supposed to see a bit of snow tonight, and the woman has her windows open. She has yet to turn the heat on in her home this season.

Since I can't ice down her floors and create an indoor winter palace for her without running the risk of permanent disinheritment, I thought it might be kind of a fun inside joke to give her a collection of winter-inspired movies as one of her Christmas gifts this year. Plus, it gives us more good stuff for our movie nights.

6. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru, 2026 posts) 11 Nov '06 00:07

Touching the Void. Not exactly relaxing viewing though.

7. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru, 1696 posts) 11 Nov '06 02:09

Dr Zhivago.

8. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member, 1732 posts) 11 Nov '06 02:45

The day after tomorrowI saw it a few weeks ago and I was freezing!!! I have to warn you though, it's not a good movie...

9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru, 7274 posts) 12 Nov '06 05:58

Alive. That movie makes you shiver for a whole bunch of reasons.

10. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru, 1696 posts) 12 Nov '06 11:26

I have no idea what its called, maybe someone knows, but I remember a film with a very young Matt Leblanc, and he and his father get seperated from his two sisters in Alaska or somewhere and they have to shelter in a hut with hardly any food, meanwhile the sisters have to shelter under a boat. Eventually they get rescued, but not before Matt has to chop his fathers toes off because of frostbite, and you hear them go "clunk", into a basin. Nice.