TBL’s Winter Cozies: What to Watch This Winter

Illustration by Diane Kim

Lola Heymann

Staff Writer

Now that the colder season is upon us, the most important question is, of course: what should we watch, listen to, and overall consume as we cozy up inside? The Bottom Line has got you with a list of movies and TV shows to help bring you warmth and company.

  1. Dead Poets Society (1989)

The ultimate dark academia classic, this film is about an English teacher who inspires his students to follow their passions and break free from the constraints of their conservative upbringing. Brilliant characters and a very emotional and tragic ending.

  1. The Princess Bride (1988)

One of my favorite films of all time. As a classic modern fairytale, it fits the fall and winter fairytale vibe perfectly. “The Princess Bride” has absolutely everything a movie needs: adventure, humor, true love, and a good deal of drama and iconic dialogue. It is a comfort film that never gets boring.

  1. The Devil’s Advocate (1997)

An underrated gem, this movie is a sort of Faustian myth story set in late ’90s New York City with a stellar cast and interesting plot. This is definitely NOT a cozy or comforting film, though; while it is also not a horror film, it does have some truly creepy moments and is a very exciting watch. Trigger warning for basically everything, though.

  1. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

“When Harry Met Sally” is one of the best and most realistic rom-coms there is, with great characters and witty dialogue. The actors have brilliant chemistry and I love the ’80s setting it has. It takes place mostly during fall and winter (definitely with some outfit inspiration to get from it, too) so it’s a very cozy and comforting film to watch during this season.

  1. Little Women (1994)

The ’90s adaption of the classic book by Louisa May Alcott is totally worth the watch and the best adaption in my opinion. Its set design is super cozy and Winona Ryder as Jo is a joy to watch. We all wish our winters looked like the ones that the March sisters experienced in the movie. 

  1. The Proposal (2009)

Another one of the funniest romcoms out there. The movie takes place in Alaska and its scenery is so perfect for cold days. The leads have wonderful chemistry, the side characters are endearing (especially the late Betty White as Andrew’s grandmother) and many scenes are just absolutely hilarious.

  1. Misery (1990)

A brilliant adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, this movie is an intense psychological thriller. When novelist Paul Sheldon gets into a car accident during a snowstorm, he is taken in by the reclusive Annie Wilkes, who claims to be his biggest fan. However, he quickly realizes that he is trapped. It’s a thriller, so some scenes are graphic, but what’s a better way to get warm than to be filled with fear?

Bonus: Gilmore Girls

My favorite show! The ultimate comfort show and a classic for the colder seasons. If you’ve never watched it, what are you doing? The perfect mix of comedy and drama, I never get tired of the jokes, adventures, and heartaches of Lorelai and Rory.