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Keeping cold (Part 2)Posted Monday, July 16, 2012, at 1:21 PM
Top Eleven best movies to watch when it's 100 degrees or more in your house
If you missed part one, catch up here.
11. The Grey
RIMYC: Everyone in this movie is cold all the time. The oil rig is cold, the plane is cold, the bar is cold, the tundra is cold and the forest is cold.
10. 8 Below
RIMYC: It's a movie about a dog sled driver (and his dogs) in which the main character (and his dogs) gets trapped in the Antarctic winter.
9. The Edge
RIMYC: Some guys take a hunting trip to frigid Alaska, where they walk around in the cold, sloshing through rivers and trying to avoid being eaten by bears.
8. Mystery, Alaska
RIMYC: A "world famous" pond hockey team battles NHL greats during the Alaskan winter.
7. Let the Right One In
RIMYC: Snow and cold are an ever-present character in this movie about a small Swedish girl who befriends a small Swedish vampire boy.
6. Happy Feet 2
RIMYC: This movie probably isn't as good as the original, but there are fewer scenes with Adelie penguins who inexplicably have Mexican accents, which makes it better in my book.
5. Usual Suspects
RIMYC: Keyser Soze is so cool.
4. Apollo 13
RIMYC: That ice-encrusted hull of the frozen spaceship floats through vacuous outer space as three astronauts shiver inside without anyway to create heat. Later they splash into the refreshing ocean waters.
3. The Shining
RIMYC: Jack Nicholson 'n' friends are stuck in a remote hotel all winter because the roads leading to it are snowed over. It is too cold to go outside for more than a few minutes.
2. The Empire Strikes Back
RIMYC: The entire first act is set on The Ice Planet Hoth. In one scene things are so cold Han is forced to shove Luke into the belly of his tauntaun to keep him from dying. Later in the film Han is frozen solid in a brick of space metal.
1. March of the Penguins
RIMYC: Penguins spend three months huddled together in a massive pile, without moving, because it's the only way to combat the subzero temperatures. If an egg touches the ground for even a second, the chick will die. In the summer the penguins swim in frosty waters, dodging icebergs.
Inherent flaw: None. This is the perfect movie for making yourself cold. Unless you're now turned off by Morgan Freeman. Which I'm not.
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