10 movies for a cocooning evening
Here are 10 suggestions of movies to see again and again during those long, cold winter nights. For a cocooning atmosphere, these movies are sure to be appreciated alone, in pairs or with family.
Set in the 1950s, a bourgeois family is preparing to celebrate Christmas when the master of the house is found stabbed in the back. The eight women close to the corpse find themselves behind closed doors, each suspected of the murder. In this isolated villa buried under the snow, little by little, unsuspecting secrets are revealed with heavy consequences... A thriller worthy of the greatest film noirs that keeps you on the edge of your seat and can be enjoyed snuggled up next to a fireplace.
To forget their heartaches, British, Iris (Kate Winslet), in love with a (soon-to-be) married man, and American, Amanda (Cameron Diaz), who has just left her philandering boyfriend, swap houses a few days before the holiday season.
When Harry met Sally
Can friendship exist between men and women? Harry and Sally meet at different times in their lives. In the beginning, their relationship is rather conflictual. Then comes friendship and then finally, love.
Bridget Jones' Diary
Unbeknownst to many, Bridget Jones' Diary is inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) falls for her boss, the very sexy Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), while often crossing paths with Mark Darcy (played by the irresistible Colin Firth), an arrogant lawyer who never stops ridiculing her. A romantic comedy that is both funny and touching that has become a classic.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
In 2001, Harry Potter, the famous little wizard born from the imagination of J.K. Rowling, whose novels have been a success since 1997, is played by British actor Daniel Radcliffe. Harry Potter at the Philosopher's Stoneis the first of what is now an epic movie saga.
The Four Daughters of Doctor March
In 1994, Gillian Armstrong adapted to the screen the great novel by Louisa May Alcott, published in 1869. This successful family epic tells the story of a Massachusetts family struggling in the Civil War. Winona Ryderplays the main character of Jo, an aspiring writer. Also starring in the movie are Susan Sarandon, Kirsten Dunst and Christian Bale.
Dead Poets Society
Fall is synonymous with back to school, and this movie will make you want to be in Professor Keating's class. You will soon find yourself chanting "O Captain, My Captain!" while learning about the day-to-day antics of this group of students and their inspiring professor. Expect a bout of nostalgia and a desire to revisit your school days!
Planes, trains & automobiles
A duo that, despite the years, can still bring a smile to your face! Neal's flight is cancelled on his way home for Thanksgiving. It's the beginning of a road trip with a chatty Del to get back to Chicago in time for the holidays. Just don't expect a relaxing trip...
The fabulous destiny of Amelie Poulin
Beautiful, amazing, refreshing, funny, magical; these adjectives describe this movie directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. While released in 2001, it still makes us dream today. It is also the movie that made the excellent lead actress, Audrey Tautou, world-famous.
Little Miss Sunshine
It's the story of The Hoovers. Seven-year-old Olive dreams of being a beauty queen. When she is invited to compete for the highly selective title of "Little Miss Sunshine" in California, the whole family decides to get behind her. Off they go, crammed into their rusty Volkswagen wagon.