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 suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic and captivating films and TV shows about / with winter, snow, survival, danger, chase, murder, corpse, family, father son relationship and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure 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), Mountain Men (2014), Journey to the Christmas Star (2012), Wind River (2017), Till Death (2021), Ice Quake (2010), Edge of Winter (2016).

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, semi serious, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: winter, magic, family relations, family, parent child relationship, selfishness, mother daughter relationship, jealousy, wizards and magicians, love and romance, youth, stepmother stepdaughter relationship ...
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, serious, factual, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, psychopath, crimes, sexual predator, winter, drug overdose, rapist, rape and murder, manhunt, rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, 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, isolation, sole survivor, ski resort, frostbite, stranded, survival horror, mountain, youth, death, skiing, animal attack ...
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, sincere
Plot: winter, witch, village, night, blacksmith, love, russian empire, demon, countryside, destiny, society, pride ...
Time: 18th century
Place: ukraine, russia, st. petersburg russia
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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, light, humorous, disturbing, captivating
Plot: snow, winter, mountain, wedding, survival, wilderness, sibling relationship, family, brother brother relationship, mountain cabin, lie, rescue ...
Place: british columbia, canada
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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, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: winter, adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, curses spells and rituals, young heroes, escapades, long lost daughter, king, evil witch, forest, family ...
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Wind River (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, UK, France
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, forest, violence, rape, murder investigation, fbi, mountain, fbi agent, snow, female fbi agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, usa
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Till Death (2021)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After a romantic evening at their secluded lake house, a woman wakes up handcuffed to her dead husband. Trapped and isolated in the dead of winter, she must fight off hired killers to escape her late spouse's twisted plan.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: trapped, hitman, winter, infidelity, revenge plot, survival, murder, dead husband, survival horror, death of husband, female protagonist, corpse ...
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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: earthquake, forces of nature, avalanche, winter, save the world, survival, heroes, daring rescue, race against time, family in danger, geologist, disaster ...
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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, psychological thriller
Plot: winter, child in peril, cold weather, stranded, parent child relationship, survival, brother brother relationship, divorced parents, mentally unstable, father son relationship, wilderness, weekend ...
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: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, enigmatic
Plot: wilderness, stolen gold, survival, winter, treasure, treasure hunt, ex convict, hitchhiking, husband wife relationship, motel, corrupt cop, buried treasure ...
Place: canada
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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: held captive, winter, isolation, single parent, oedipus complex, murder, missing child, doctor, psychologist, introspection, family problems, stepmother stepson relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
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Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, allegory, suspenseful, futuristic, rough ...
Plot: post apocalypse, future dystopia, revolution, rebellion, survival, social differences, train, distopia, class struggle, resistance, society, vestiges of humanity ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2014, 2030s ...
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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, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: road accident, winter, guilt, couples, hopes, starting over, couple relations, human nature, on the run, husband wife relationship, terminal illness, adultery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, norway, europe
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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, breathtaking, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, bear attack, obsessive quest, old west, violent, hunter, violence, native american, snow ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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Break (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The company of three guys and two girls makes their way to the old funicular to have an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration at the top of the mountain. A fun adventure turns into a nightmare when the funicular stops over the abyss. Coldness, ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, tense
Plot: mountain, winter, new year's eve, survival, disaster, new year, trapped, trap, mountain climbing, abyss, deathtrap, struggle for survival ...
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Secret of the Wings (2012)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, India, UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Tinkerbell wanders into the forbidden Winter woods and meets Periwinkle. Together they learn the secret of their wings and try to unite the warm fairies and the winter fairies to help Pixie Hollow.
Style: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, captivating, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: fairy, magic, imaginary kingdom, adventure, forest, friendship, winter, magical, secret, friends, family, escapades ...
Time: 2010s
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Stick Man (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 27 min.
Story: Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three, and he's heading on an epic adventure across the seasons. Will he get back to his family in time for Christmas?
Style: sincere, captivating, entertaining
Audience: family outing
Plot: christmas, nature, winter, santa claus, dog, house, lost in the woods, adventure, magic, forest, forces of nature, anthropomorphism ...
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Winter in Vail (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Chelsea inherits a house in Vail. She meets Owen and gets a much needed break. Together, they put on Strudelfest to highlight the charm of Old Vail.
Style: romantic, realistic, touching, humorous, light
Plot: winter, home renovation, love, male female relationship, holiday, inheritance, couple relations, romance, awkwardness, snow, mountain village, telescope ...
Place: colorado, los angeles
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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, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: first love, mother, winter, love letter, secret, love interest, female female relationship, teenager, women, sexuality, lgbt, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: japan, hokkaido, korea
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Treasure State (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this family-friendly adventure, two teens must put their rivalry aside and join forces to stop notorious bandits and survive the brutal wilderness known as the Treasure State.
Style: entertaining, disturbing, captivating
Audience: family outing
Plot: family feud, winter, air disaster, plane crash, treasure, snow, chase, escapades, adventure, teenager, treasure hunt, rivalry
Place: montana
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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: serious, sincere, touching, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: society, unemployment, winter, love affair, working class, leaving home, realism, survival, life is a bitch, human nature, family life, 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, semi serious, humorous, christian film
Plot: small town, winter, christmas, lawyer, holiday, workplace, love and romance, family relations, battles, boss and employee, small town life, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska
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Avalanche (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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, realistic, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: avalanche, disaster, rescue, ski, ski resort, snow, survival, winter, forces of nature, save the day, daring rescue, adventure ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo
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Breaking Surface (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway, Belgium
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two Swedish/Norwegian half sisters go on a winter diving trip in Northern Norway, when they get trapped after a rockslide.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense
Plot: ocean, sister sister relationship, scuba diving, winter, diving, survival, friendship, rescue, trap, christmas, dog, rescue from drowning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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Coming to America (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ...
Style: humorous, funny, witty, feel good, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: comedy of errors, fish out of water, prince, hidden identity, looking for love, fall in love, heir to the throne, culture clash, romance, social differences, winter, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: africa, new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, america ...
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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, tense, suspenseful, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, asthma, survival, small town, sunrise, snow, fear, isolation, winter, sheriff, attic, vampire vs vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa
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Blood Runs Cold (2011)
Genre: Horror
Country: Sweden
Duration: 77 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: slasher, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, woman in danger, winter, isolation, strong violent content, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, confined, crimes, backwoods, sex scene ...
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: neo noir, scenic, atmospheric, bleak, enigmatic
Plot: murder investigation, small town, winter, murder, police, ex wife, coastal town, police officer, storm, crimes, extramarital affair, woman on top ...
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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, not serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, holiday, christmas spirit, santa claus, father son relationship, goofy hero, elf, toys, fish out of water, corporate world, north pole, orphan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, south pole
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