Stuck inside with the snow? Here are some of the best films to watch when you're snuggled inside on a snow day.
Return to Me
This movie ranks high for me for a lot of reasons. The story is written as a classic that never goes out of style, and it will have you crying and laughing at the same time. The cast includes Minnie Driver, David Duchovny, Carrol O'Connor, Robert Loggia, Bonnie Hunt (who wrote the film), and more. If your family has never seen it, it will quickly become a favorite.
Is a movie named after a Snow Day too obvious a choice? Well there's Chevy Chase and Chris Elliot, and if you can't get the kind of silliness those two can provide you're just not trying hard enough. The laughter will take your mind off of shoveling.
Laws of Attraction
No one ever seems to have heard of this movie when I mention it, but it's got the right balance of:
- A cute story
- Gorgeous scenery
- Beautiful actors
- A happy ending
If that isn't the recipe for a good snow day movie, I don't know what is. The flick stars Pierce Brosnan and Julianne Moore as lawyers who meet while representing opposing sides in divorce proceedings for a very quirky couple.
I'll admit I didn't see this until just a few years ago when my family decided to watch it during one of our marathon New Year's Eve movie nights. It was so good we've continued to talk about it ever since. It's a wonderfully written story with lines that have become a strong part of movie history.
Million Dollar Mermaid
I mentioned this film in my five reasons to have an Esther Williams movie night article last year, but it's a really good one, mostly because there is technicolor (to cheer you up after looking at nothing but white snow everywhere), there is swimming (to remind you of warmer times to come), and the best movie line ever ("Wet, you're terrific. Dry, you're just a nice girl who ought to settle down and get married.")
It's cheesy but fun, the perfect combo for a wintery snow day.