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13 Fun Movies, Classic & New, That Are Getting Us Through The Last Weeks Of Winter

Until the weather shapes up, lose yourself in these fun movies.

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Winter is...still going. Spring is coming, but until then, at least we have movies to escape into. Here are some of the movies that are getting us through these last few weeks of winter.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Sure you've seen it a zillion times, but spending a couple of hours — via your TV screen — at the Turtle Bay resort on Hawaii's North Shore with Kristin Bell, Paul Rudd (or is it Kunu?), and Jason Segal is a sure-fire cure for the winter blues.


RRR is making headlines for being unlike anything most of us have seen on the big screen before: An action-packed “anti-colonial fable and buddy drama.” The trailer alone had me convinced that RRR is a sure fire cure for the winter blahs.
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Everything, Everywhere, All At Once

If you haven't seen it yet, now is the time. It's really cold and dark by 6 p.m., truly what else are you doing? It's fun, it's fast, it's smart and it's so gripping you'll forget (for two glorious hours) you've still got more than a month of winter to get through.

Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery 2 is coming in March, so why not rewatch this fun, silly Jennifer Aniston delight, which is predictable in all the right ways. Filmed in Italy, it's as close to a luxe European vacation as you can get on a random weeknight.
The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent

If you, like all humans right now, are on a Pedro Pascal streak, this super fun, action-packed movie is for you. It also stars Sharon Horgan, which is always a good thing.

Ibiza: Love Drunk

Easy and breezy — and definitely not for the kids — this movie is ideal for a date night in. The plot is silly but it works, and Gillian Jacobs is her delightful, super-funny self. Dust off your going out top, pop some popcorn and hop along for the ride.

You People

You People, which came out earlier this year, isn’t perfect. But it’ll make you laugh, it’s got Lauren London, Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and it’s streaming on Netflix.
Groundhog Day

Although Groundhog Day has come and gone (let's not talk about what Phil predicted, OK?) this movie is worth a rewatch anytime you need a boost. A snow storm and a slushy puddle both play pivotal roles in this sweet rom-com that makes winter seem cozy and pleasant.

The Parent Trap

For once, a remake as solid as the OG. Here we have total winter escapism on many levels — plush Nancy Meyers interiors, the (imagined) sunny heat of summer camp, massive yachts, and so on. Family movie night gold.

Wine Country

Most of us can't go on vacation all winter long, so when your vacay budget runs dry, vacation-via-movies has to suffice. Wine Country is hilarious, fun, and warm in every way. Sure to cure what ails you, at least for tonight.

George of the Jungle

Much of this goofy, family-friendly movie was shot on Maui and Kauai, and you can almost feel the trade winds on your skin. Bonus: I have never seen my 5-year-old laugh as hard as he did during the movie's slapstick moments.
Ticket To Paradise

Ignore the CGI dolphins and lose yourself in the locations — filming took place on a number of unbelievably beautiful islands in the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia. Even if the plot is thin at best, it's still George Clooney and Julia Roberts in paradise.

Sleepless in Seattle

Somehow, this classic Nora Ephron movie — arguably the best rom-com of all time — turns 30 this year. Set in the dull, liminal weeks between Christmas and Valentine's Day, it is a perennially perfect, feel-good winter watch.

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