20 Cozy movies to watch on chilling winter nights

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As the chill in the air gets stronger and the dependable woolen socks keep our cold feet toasty warm, one tends to like the warmth of home more. But staying inside can also get boring, and the best way to spend chilling winter nights is to watch cozy movies.

From the fantastical and snowy world of Narnia to the cozy romance of Sleepless in Seattle, the list comprises movies that made everyone fall in love with winter.

So, grab your cup of hot chocolate, Don your fuzzy warm socks, and sneak under the comforter to entertain yourself with movies from the list of 20 cozy movies to watch on chilling winter nights.

The Holiday

Starring: Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black

Stream on: Amazon Prime Video

THE HOLIDAY [2006] - Official Trailer (HD)

Two women, heartbroken and looking for an escape, find each other on the site where one can register their house for a vacation stay. They decide to exchange the homestay for the week of Christmas until New Year. Crossing countries, they each find friends and love in the place they stay, changing their lives for the better.

The Book Thief

Starring: Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson

Stream on: Hulu

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Liesel is adopted by a German couple during the time of World War. Wanting to ease her parents’ burden, she helps her strict adopted mother out with delivering laundry, but when she comes across a wealthy household that has a room full of books, she gets fascinated and starts stealing books to read and then keeping them back to their place.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Starring: Kiera Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Misty Copeland

Stream on: Disney +

Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - Final Trailer

Visually pleasing, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms tells the story of Clara, whose late mother left her a Christmas present in the form of an egg-shaped box that is impossible to open. On Christmas Eve, at a party, she is led by a string to a key which is then stolen, and she meets a nutcracker soldier who guides her on her exciting and thrilling adventure to the four realms where there are fairies.

Sleepless in Seattle

Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger

Stream on: Hulu
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993) – Official Extended Preview (HD)

Sam is a recently widowed architect who is still grieving his wife’s death after a year. Thinking of restarting his life with his 8-year-old son, they shift to Seattle. Worried for his father, Jonah, Sam’s son, suggests he should go on the radio and talk about his loss, and maybe he’ll find the one. Giving into his son’s demand, Sam goes on the radio, which gets a rave response from women all over who sympathize with his story. Among them is Annie, a reporter who realizes that something is missing until she listens to Sam and decides to meet him on Valentine’s Day.

Little Women

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Timothee Chalamate, Emma Watson

Stream on: Amazon Prime Video

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Jo and her three sisters live with their mother while their father is off to fight in an ongoing war. Although they have low incomes, the girls are full of warmth as they help their poor neighbors by sharing food and playing around, reenacting plays about adventure and fantasy. As they grow up, Jo is the most ambitious one and has a talent for writing, Amy is a painter, and Keg March, the eldest sister, is gentle and supportive of them all.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Starring: Georgie Henley, Anna Popplewell, William Moseley

Stream on: Disney +

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Trailer | Movieclips Classic Trailers

While playing hide and seek with her three siblings, Lucy finds a strange room that is empty except for a large cupboard in it. She quickly opens it to hide between the woolly coats but instead finds herself stepping on crunchy snow and liked by forest leaves. Transferred into the magical world of Narnia, where animals walk and speak, Lucy is immediately fascinated as she finds a friend called Mr. Tumnus.

Pride & Prejudice

Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Carey Mulligan

Stream on: Netflix

pride and prejudice

Elizabeth Bennett has five sisters, and her mother’s harping about finding a rich groom for every one of them exasperates her. At a party, she meets the newly moved-to-town Mr. Darcy, who is unfriendly, distant, and, worst of all, doesn’t dance. But when Elizabeth’s sister Jane develops good feelings for Darcy’s friend, Mr. Bingley, she starts to get to know him more.

Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Stone, Rupert Grint

Stream on: Amazon Prime Video

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Official Trailer - Daniel Radcliffe Movie HD

Harry Potter, an orphan, finds out that he’s a wizard, and a friendly half-giant whisks him away to the magical world of Hogwarts. Making new friends, enjoying thrilling rivalry, and studying strange but interesting magical subjects, Harry is having the best time of his life while being unaware that an old enemy of his is rising to power.

Love Actually

Starring: Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth

Stream on: Netflix

LOVE ACTUALLY | Official 20th Anniversary Trailer | STUDIOCANAL

Love is romantic. Love is difficult. Love is complicated. Love Actually is a tale of 8 couples from around London who are somehow related to each other. The film explores different types of couples and their relationship with each other which has their own ups and downs, sweet and sour.


Starring: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad

Stream on: Disney +


Two sisters, Anna and Elsa, have been estranged from each other for years, and not for the lack of trying on Anna’s part. But on Elsa’s crowning ceremony day, a secret she had been hiding from her sister and the people of the town is exposed, horrifying everyone and making her escape to the mountains. Now, Anna is determined to bring her sister back as she is the rightful heir to the throne.


Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

Stream on: Amazon Prime Video


It is an LGBT period drama about two women who meet each other by fate and develop feelings in their continuous engagement. While Carol is going through a troublesome divorce, Therese is also strangely dissatisfied with her relationship with her boyfriend. Carol, a fashionable woman, charms Therese, a department store worker, when she enters her shop looking for a doll to buy. Carol later invites Therese for dinner after she helps return her gloves she accidentally forgot at the shop.

Bridget Jones’s Diary

Starring: Renee Zelleweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

Stream on: Paramount +

BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY (2001) | Official Trailer | 4K Restoration

Bridget works for a publishing company and spends her time fantasizing about her good-looking boss. At her parents’ party for New Year, she meets Mark Darcy, a family friend who calls her a spinster and drunkard. Raging but determined to change her life around, Bridget starts to keep a diary and starts her official pursuit of love.

Winter’s Tale

Starring: Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, Jessica Brown Findlay

Stream on: Amazon Prime Video

Winter's Tale - Official Trailer 2 [HD]

Peter grew up a thief, unaware of his origins in a gang of gangsters run by a demon disguised as a human who had taken the name of Pearly Soames. When he reaches 20, Peter wants to get out of the gang, which sours his relationship with Pearly, who makes him a target. Escaping, Peter is saved by a white horse who is supposed to be his guardian and who encourages him to steal from a mansion. At the mansion, he meets a sick girl, Beverly, and he changes his mind about robbing her.

You’ve Got Mail

Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear

Stream on: Amazon Prime Video

You've Got Mail (1998) Official Trailer - Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan Movie HD

Joe and Kathleen live in the same neighborhood of the Upper West Side of Manhattan City and pass by each other in the streets often. They are strangers to each other but they are friends on AOL. They started exchanging emails after meeting in a chatroom and knew almost nothing about each other. But Joe soon finds out her identity when she shares that she hates the Fox chain stores of Bookshop, which he is the owner of.

Ice Age

Starring: John Leguizamo, Chris Wedge, Ray Romano

Stream on: Disney +

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In the prehistoric era of the ice age, a mammoth, a saber-toothed cat, a ground slot, and lastly, a saber-toothed squirrel come together to form a team and send a lost human baby they found back to his tribe safely as entrusted to them by his dying mother. They fight off rhinos, rivers made of lava, and many more misadventures along the way.


Starring: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Jena Malone

Stream on: Apple TV+

Official Trailer: Stepmom (1998)

Jackie hates the presence of Isabel, a young, talented woman who got engaged to her ex-husband. She tries to protect her children and doesn’t let them get close, creating animosity in the family. But when she is diagnosed with cancer, she realizes she has to teach Isabel how to be a mother to her kids if she wants them to grow up in a healthy family.

About Time

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Domnhall Gleeson, Margot Robbie

Stream on: Amazon Prime Video

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On his 21st birthday, Tim’s father reveals their family secret and a gift that has been passed down to the men of the family, which is the ability to time travel. His father gives him only a warning: not to use his powers for fame or money. Deciding to use his powers of love, Tim tries to pursue Mary, change his sister’s troubled life, and help his playwright friend give his play a successful execution.


Starring: Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane

Stream on: Disney +


Rose feels suffocated by her controlling mother and her rich fiance, who doesn’t interest her at all. Aboard the majestic ship of Titanic, she meets a poor, playful artist, Jack, who lets her breathe and let out her frustrations from her shackled life.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst

Stream on: Amazon Prime Video

Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind

Joel is heartbroken to find out that his ex-girlfriend has removed him from her memories, so on impulse, he decides to do the same. But as he has to remember every memory in detail before they can erase it, he becomes unwilling to forget the girl he loves so much.

Last Christmas

Starring: Henry Golding, Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson

Stream on: Amazon Prime Video

last christmas

Kate, a hard-on-luck young woman, shifts from one friend to another for her staying arrangement. She works as an elf for a Christmas store run by a Chinese woman who is really enthusiastic about the holiday. One day, she meets a mysterious man outside the store who seems to always find her when she is having a tough time, and gradually, she falls for him.