Winter movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant winter movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with winter, snow, survival, danger, father son relationship, wilderness, death, chase, forest and corpse plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
winter movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as winter: Frosty (1965), The Frozen Ground (2013), Frozen (2010), A Night Before Christmas (1961), Wind River (2017), Ice Quake (2010), Edge of Winter (2016), Numb (2015), Snowpiercer (2013), Mountain Men (2014).

List of winter movies

Frosty (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A fairy tale about a conceited young man and a young woman with a tyrannical step-mother, who must overcome magical trials in order to be together.
Style: fairy tale, feel good, atmospheric, humorous, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: winter, magic, family relations, family, parent child relationship, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, selfishness, soviet, mother daughter relationship, jealousy, wizards and magicians, show tunes ...
Place: russia
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, psychopath, winter, crimes, escape, kidnapping, manhunt, rapist, pimp, hunting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
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Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three skiers are stranded on a chairlift and forced to make life-or-death choices that prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, ski resort, sole survivor, isolation, danger, mountain, youth, skiing, friends, frostbite, death, plot twist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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A Night Before Christmas (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Funny story about how on Christmas Eve in the Ukrainian village of beguiled the devil and how mighty Vakula managed to overcome evil spirits, and to take his bride to the king's slippers. A screen adaptation of Nikolai Gogol "The Night ...
Style: romantic, sincere, touching, sentimental
Plot: winter, village, witch, blacksmith, night, love, demon, proposal, couple relations, pride and honor, wooing, pride ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, russia, saint petersburg, st. petersburg russia
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Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, bleak, sentimental
Plot: investigation, murder, native american reservation, violence, murder investigation, forest, rape, fbi, snow, mountain, finding a dead body, fbi agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, united states, usa
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Ice Quake (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As the permafrost melts in Alaska, underground rivers of volatile liquid methane form which sets off a series of devastating earthquakes. Forced apart by this violent occurrence, one family must find each other during the holidays and work to stop ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forces of nature, avalanche, winter, earthquake, save the world, survival, danger, race against time, heroes, daring rescue, deadly, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
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Edge of Winter (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When two brothers are stranded by a brutal winter storm with an unpredictable father they barely know, the boys begin to suspect their supposed protector may be their biggest threat.
Style: psychological thriller, suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: winter, cold weather, stranded, parent child relationship, survival, father son relationship, divorced parents, child in peril, male bonding, mentally unstable, brother brother relationship, male friendship ...
Place: ontario canada, canada
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Numb (2015)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Husband and wife, Will and Dawn, are in financial crisis after learning the job Will was counting on to salvage their financial future has disappeared in the midst of a market collapse. They set out to drive home on the winter highway back to their ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, enigmatic
Plot: wilderness, stolen gold, winter, treasure, treasure hunt, ex convict, survival, husband wife relationship, hitchhiking, corrupt cop, motel, gold ...
Place: canada
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Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, futuristic, allegory, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, rebellion, revolution, post apocalypse, survival, social differences, train, resistance, society, snow, distopia, chaos ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2030s, year 2014, near future ...
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Mountain Men (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mountain Men is a comedy/drama that follows two estranged brothers, Toph and Cooper, as they journey to a remote family cabin in the mountains to evict a squatter. Buried resentment and bruised egos soon derail the plan and when the smoke clears ...
Style: exciting, humorous, light, captivating, disturbing
Plot: snow, winter, mountain, survival, wedding, wilderness, family, sibling relationship, brother brother relationship, injury, pregnancy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: canada, british columbia
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Journey to the Christmas Star (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Norway
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 13 year old kind-hearted Sonja arrives at a tiny village together with a company of bandits. But there is a curse on the village. A long time ago, the King’s only daughter Goldhair disappeared while searching for the Christmas Star. The Queen died ...
Style: captivating, fairy tale, serious, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, teens
Plot: adventure, winter, imaginary kingdom, friendship, curses spells and rituals, king, young heroes, imaginary, escapades, long lost daughter, evil witch, danger ...
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The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, native american, bear attack, lone hero, snow, violence, obsessive quest, hunter, adventure, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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Moonlit Winter (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The arrival of an intimate letter prompts a young woman to bring her mother on vacation to a small Japanese town, where someone special resides.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: first love, mother, winter, love letter, love interest, secret, female female relationship, teenager, sexuality, women, lgbt, divorced parents ...
Place: japan, korea, hokkaido
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It's Winter (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The struggle to survive, for a generation, torn between wanting to leave its country, yet bound by blood to home.
Style: atmospheric, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: society, unemployment, winter, love affair, working class, realism, leaving home, survival, human nature, family life, life is a bitch, marriage crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
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Christmas with a Capital C (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: An attorney returns to his small home town in Alaska and quickly rocks the boat by getting an injunction against the nativity display tradition and attacking Christmas.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, christian film
Plot: small town, winter, holiday, christmas, lawyer, family relations, battles, boss and employee, small town life, workplace, love and romance, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska
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Mercy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Norway, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A German couple, Niels and Maria, and their teenage son Markus move to the Norwegian coastal town of Hammerfest, hoping for a new beginning in the land of endless twilight. Instead they find themselves drifting further apart. Niels submerges himself ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: guilt, road accident, couples, winter, hopes, starting over, on the run, couple relations, human nature, terminal illness, husband wife relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, norway
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Shut In (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France, USA, India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A widowed child psychologist lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. When caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, tense, psychotronic
Plot: isolation, single parent, oedipus complex, missing child, murder, psychologist, doctor, winter, held captive, family problems, introspection, nightmare ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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30 Days of Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: This is the story of an isolated Alaskan town that is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bloody, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, asthma, survival, snow, small town, isolation, fear, gory, sunrise, winter, profanity, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The vacationers at a winter wonderland struggle to survive after an avalanche of snow crashes into their ski resort. Their holiday then turns into a game of survival.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: avalanche, rescue, catastrophe, ski resort, snowmobile, snow, survival, danger, winter, daring rescue, save the day, forces of nature ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
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Blood Runs Cold (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Winona, a successful artist looking to get away from her stressful life. Her manager rents her a house in her home town where she runs in to an old boyfriend. They go back to the house, only to find out it is not as empty as they assumed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, danger, psychopath, serial killer, woman in danger, deadly, winter, isolation, gory, strong violent content, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Trapped (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: As a ferry carrying 300 passengers from Denmark pulls into an Icelandic town’s small port, heavy snow begins to fall. The ferry can’t leave until the storm passes and the main road into town is impassable. A mutilated and dismembered body washes ...
Style: scenic, atmospheric, bleak, enigmatic
Plot: murder investigation, neo noir, small town, winter, murder, police, ex wife, coastal town, danger, police officer, storm, crimes ...
Place: iceland
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Elf (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sentimental, touching, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, christmas movie, holiday, christmas spirit, elf, santa claus, goofy hero, father son relationship, fish out of water, corporate world, orphan, north pole ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, south pole, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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6 Below (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An adrenaline seeking snowboarder gets lost in a massive winter storm in the back country of the High Sierras where he is pushed to the limits of human endurance and forced to battle his own personal demons as he fights for survival....
Style: disturbing, suspense, based on true events, suspenseful, rough
Plot: snow, survival, wilderness, snowboarding, snowboard, drug addiction, rescue attempt, hockey player, winter, lost, hockey, police officer ...
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The Snowman (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, China, Sweden, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.
Style: serious, surprise ending, melancholic, suspense
Plot: serial killer, missing woman, snowman, snow, police investigation, murder, clue, police detective, missing person, drunkenness, blood, suicide by drowning ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, year 1989, 2000s, year 2006 ...
Place: norway, oslo norway
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Into the White (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Sweden, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Into the White is an anti-war movie. High above the harsh Norwegian wilderness, English and German pilots shoot each other to the ground after a violent chance encounter. Isolated, they must fight to survive the brutal winter. Though war has made ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, foe turned friend, air disaster, wilderness, world war two, isolation, danger, confined, war, winter, introspection, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe
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The Winter Guest (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: It's winter in a small Scottish village near the sea, and multiple lives intersect in a day. Frances (Emma Thompson) has just lost her husband to an early death, so her mother, Elspeth (Phyllida Law), travels to Frances' house to reconnect ...
Style: talky, bleak, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: winter, mother daughter relationship, parents and children, small town life, introspection, human nature, small town, starting over, dealing with death, profanity, supportive parent, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe, australia
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When the Weather Is Fine (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After a series of unfortunate events, Mok Hae-won quits her job in Seoul and goes back to Bookhyun Village, in Gangwon Province, where she briefly lived when she was in high school. There, she meets again her former classmate and neighbor, Im ...
Style: dorama, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: bookstore, province, poetry, winter, village, aunt niece relationship, love and romance, reunion, bullying, mockery, runaway, mother daughter relationship ...
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Spindl (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Czech Republic
Story: When on the mountains, so to Špindl. In the snowy Špindlerův Mlýn the sisters Eliška, Katka and Magda go to the women's ride in the full-length winter comedy Špindl. They plan to enjoy relaxation, fun and perhaps a bit of love adventure. ...
Style: romantic, romanticism
Plot: mountain, snow, winter, husband wife relationship, cheating wife, fake identity, midlife crisis, neighbor, employer employee relationship, older woman younger man relationship, painting, airplane ...
Place: prague czech republic, prague
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Snowtime! (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: To amuse themselves during the winter school break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. Luke and Sophie, both 11 years old, become the leaders of the opposing sides. Sophie and her cohort defend an elaborate snow ...
Style: captivating, feel good, humorous, light
Audience: kids
Plot: snowball fight, snow, small town, winter, dog, war game, children, school, tragedy, friendship, couples, ice ...
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Midnight Sun (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Italy, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In northern Canada, a young boy sets a goal for himself to to reunite an abandoned polar bear cub with its mother. Goran Visnjic joins the cast as Muktuk, a half Inuit and half Canadian, who knows the terrain where the polar bears live and who ...
Style: sincere, light, captivating, touching
Plot: polar bear, human animal relationship, animal rescue, winter, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, adventure, hopes, friendship, escapades, love, adaptation ...
Place: canada
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