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 suspenseful, dark, serious, tense, psychological and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with winter, snow, suspense, survival, danger, death, twists and turns, murder, dialogue and corpse plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
winter movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as winter: The Revenant (2015), 30 Days of Night (2007), The Frozen Ground (2013), Edge of Winter (2016), Snowpiercer (2013), Wind River (2017), Mountain Men (2014), The Shining (1980), Frozen River (2008), The Hateful Eight (2015).

List of winter movies

The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA
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: breathtaking, atmospheric, exciting, scenic, suspenseful ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, adult
Plot: survival, wilderness, revenge, vengeance, snow, bear attack, life & death, obsessive quest, lone hero, father son relationship, bravery, violent ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, georgian era
Place: los angeles, usa
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30 Days of Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, splatter, atmospheric, bloody, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, small town, winter, survival, snow, supernatural, monster, zombie, sunrise, suspense, blizzard, transformation ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century
Place: alaska, usa
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, disturbing, suspenseful, factual, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, adult
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, kidnapping, winter, murder investigation, sexual predator, drug overdose, manhunt, rape and murder, suspense, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1983
Place: alaska, usa, boston
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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, suspenseful, exciting, psychological thriller
Plot: winter, brother brother relationship, wilderness, cold weather, stranded, suspense, father son relationship, mentally unstable, divorced parents, child in peril, survival, parent child relationship ...
Place: ontario canada, canada
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Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, tense, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, train, distopia, survival, future dystopia, revolution, rebellion, social differences, winter, class struggle, society, snow ...
Time: future, near future, 2030s, year 2014, 2010s ...
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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: suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: investigation, murder, suspense, fbi, rape, murder investigation, native american reservation, winter, violence, snow, fbi agent, hunter ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: wyoming, usa
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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, captivating, light, humorous, disturbing ...
Plot: winter, mountain, snow, brother brother relationship, wedding, rescue, mountain cabin, sibling relationship, pregnancy, homecoming, lie, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: canada, british columbia
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The Shining (1980)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jack Torrance accepts a caretaker job at the Overlook Hotel, where he, along with his wife Wendy and their son Danny, must live isolated from the rest of the world for the winter. But they aren't prepared for the madness that lurks within.
Style: psychological, scary, atmospheric, disturbing, psychedelic ...
Plot: isolation, hotel, insanity, ghost, psychopath, supernatural, suspense, snow, imaginary friend, evil, winter, caretaker ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: colorado, denver colorado, usa, florida, miami ...
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Frozen River (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin ...
Style: melancholic, emotional, thought provoking, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: poverty, single parent, native american reservation, winter, snow, native americans, native american, working class, survival, christmas, courage, parenthood ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, canada, california, new york state, usa ...
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The Hateful Eight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Style: stylized, captivating, bloody, talky, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, gang, stagecoach, winter, dark humor, brutality, snow, twists and turns, criminal, revenge, old west ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: wyoming, usa
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Frozen (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, 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: suspenseful, scary, disturbing, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, suspense, snow, stranded, ski resort, frostbite, survival horror, winter, sole survivor, mountain, youth ...
Time: 21st century
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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: fairy tale, captivating, serious, atmospheric, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: winter, imaginary kingdom, friendship, curses spells and rituals, long lost daughter, snow, little girl, christmas, new year, forest, young heroes, escapades ...
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Whiteout (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The only U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, Carrie Stetko will soon leave the harsh environment behind for good – in three days, the sun will set and the Amundsen-Scott Research Station will shut down for the long winter. When a body is ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, intense, serious, harsh ...
Plot: investigation, suspense, murder, uncover truth, isolation, military base, twists and turns, plane crash, winter, corpse, serial killer, doctor ...
Time: 50s, year 1957, 21st century
Place: antarctica, south pole
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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: exciting, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: survival, foe turned friend, wilderness, winter, world war two, war, aviation, luftwaffe, air disaster, airplane shot down, isolation, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940
Place: norway, europe
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The Great Silence (1968)
Genre: Western
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mute gunslinger fights in the defense of a group of outlaws and a vengeful young widow, against a group of ruthless bounty hunters.
Style: tense, atmospheric, bleak, poignant, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: winter, snow, evil wins, small town, revenge, nude, cowboy, death, greed, gunslinger, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: italy, utah
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Groundhog Day (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A narcissistic TV weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.
Style: feel good, philosophical, romantic, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, kids, chick flick, teens, family outing
Plot: time loop, existentialism, small town, time travel, time warp, life philosophy, groundhog day, love, redemption, repeated event, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, pittsburgh
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Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful, dark, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, snow, dark humor, kidnapping, police, murder, ransom, greed, suspense, gangsters, crime gone awry, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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Winter Brothers (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Iceland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A brother odyssey set in a workers' environment during a cold winter. We follow two brothers - their routines, habits and rituals - and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: winter, brother brother relationship, mine, family relations, workplace situations, life is a bitch, relationships, rivals, life, brother, brothers, sibling rivalry ...
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: fantasy world, witch, magic, good versus evil, legends and myths, talking animals, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, magical, winter, heroes, children ...
Time: 1940s, future, year 1940, 20th century
Place: london, england
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Red Riding Hood (2011)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Valerie is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry another man – who is wealthy. Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter plan to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older ...
Style: fairy tale, gothic, dark fantasy, suspenseful, gothic horror ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, adult
Plot: werewolf, supernatural, dangerous attraction, legends and myths, animal attack, fall in love, love and romance, village life, curse, supernatural romance, vampire human love, magic ...
Time: middle ages
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The Lodge (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two siblings spend the night alone with their new stepmother. Stuck in a remote mountain cabin, the trio are terrorised by a supernatural force.
Style: scary, disturbing, suspenseful, slasher, psychological ...
Plot: stepmother, suicide, winter, suspense, murder, cult leader, mass suicide, snow, religious cult, brother sister relationship, destiny, life is a bitch ...
Time: year 2019
Place: massachusetts
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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, psychological, tense, enigmatic
Plot: wilderness, survival, stolen gold, treasure, treasure hunt, ex convict, hitchhiking, winter, buried treasure, suspense, snow, husband wife relationship ...
Place: canada
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Storm of the Century (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 257 min.
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Story: A very powerful blizzard hits the fictional small town of Little Tall Island off the coast of Maine. All access off the island is blocked, and no one is able to leave the island until the storm is over. While trying to deal with the storm, tragedy ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: demon, supernatural, snow, blizzard, storm, winter, suicide, island, murder, small town, village, stranger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: maine, usa
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Whisper (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Convicted felon Max Truemont (played by Josh Holloway) is hired to execute a kidnapping of the son of one of the richest women in the state. Along with his fiancée Roxanne (played by Sarah Wayne Callies), Max joins two other strangers who were also ...
Style: scary, serious, bleak, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: evil child, kidnapping, winter, mind control, murder, hostage, isolation, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, confined, partners in crime, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century
Place: maine, new england, usa
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No Exit (2022)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stranded at a rest stop in the mountains during a blizzard, a recovering addict discovers a kidnapped child hidden in a car belonging to one of the people inside the building which sets her on a terrifying struggle to identify who among them is the ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, slasher, dark
Plot: snow, winter, suspense, isolation, kidnapping, trapped, escape, snowstorm, threat, trap, runaway, kidnapped child ...
Place: sacramento california
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The Frozen (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a harrowing snowmobile accident, a young couple is stranded in the woods and must survive while waiting for help to arrive. Events take a turn for the worse after the disappearance of Emma's boyfriend, leaving her on her own not only to ...
Style: slasher, psychological, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: wilderness, snow, suspense, lost in the woods, stranded, stalking, winter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fear, isolation, hiding, accident ...
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I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, visually appealing, surreal ...
Plot: dementia, suicide, high school, snow, suspense, winter, farm, school, relationships, estrangement, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
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Trapped (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, France, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, scenic, enigmatic, bleak, dark ...
Plot: murder investigation, police, murder, small town, police officer, coastal town, investigation, ex wife, voodoo, winter, police investigation, supernatural ...
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, funny, light, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, preschoolers, girls' night ...
Plot: christmas, father son relationship, holiday, christmas spirit, santa claus, winter, north pole, goofy hero, elf, christmas eve, toys, adoption ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, canada, empire state building manhattan new york city, usa, south pole ...
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Ravenous (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Western
Country: UK, Czech Republic, Mexico, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale ...
Style: disturbing, scary, tense, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: cannibalism, cannibal, winter, snow, survival, death, camp, twists and turns, isolation, military, fort, suspense ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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