Today is March 25. It’s the second day of holy week, it’s 6 days before Easter, it’s the second week of spring —
And it’s snowing.
Because sure, why not?
I really don’t mind the snow. In general I like it and since my car has four-wheel drive (thanks Subaru!) it’s not so bad, but seriously? March?
In honor of this glorious occasion, I’d like to take the opportunity to speak about something really important: Snow day movies. Now, let me be clear about this, not films about snow (necessarily!) but film that are perfect ways to spend a snow day (or, incidentally, a sick day). Don’t judge me or send me hate mail if you don’t like my picks, but feel free to leave your favorites in the comments!
Number 5 – The Last Action Hero
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays an actor, playing an action hero. A kid crosses over from the real world to movie world. Things get real. It’s a perfectly silly box-office flop about the difference between fantasy and reality.
Number 4 – The Breakfast Club
I love John Hughes (RIP) and I’m not afraid to admit it.
Number 3 – The Sound of Music
This is one of my favorite movies, like, ever, but I usually have to wait until a snow day to not feel guilty about watching it because the film is quite…lengthy. There’s even an intermission. Singing children, Nazis, and the very attractive young Christopher Plummer make this a gem.
Number 2 – Ferris Beuller’s Day Off
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you might miss it. Plus! Gratuitous musical number. (Did you know that Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey dated for a while after this film? Truth)
Number 1 – The Princess Bride
Pirates, sword fights, and mostly dead guys. There’s nothing better than this film, especially if you’re home all day. Nothing, except maybe a MLT sandwich – mutton, lettuce, and tomato – where the mutton is sliced really thin…
So that’s my list. Leave comments with your favorite stay home movie!