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Some snow movies while you wait for the plows to arrive

Some snow movies while you wait for the plows to arrive
Liam Neeson stars in the action thriller "The Grey." Not much of a movie, but lots of cold and snow. (Kimberley French / HANDOUT)

Now that you have survived a real blizzard, how about some snow movies as you officially go stir crazy?

Really, I'm watching one of these tonight. Don't ask me why. I think it's partially because this is a snow experience I CAN control -- as opposed to having been worried since last Wednesday about the storm that was coming.

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Anyway, if my 10 suggestions yesterday for binge TV-show viewing didn't grab you, try one of these idiosyncratic movie picks.

1.    "Misery" — Stephen King's famous story about a writer rescued by a fan during a snow storm. This is a cautionary tale about not only surviving the storm but surviving the aftermath, too.

2.   "The Sittaford Mystery" — This is an old Agatha Christie movie, updated on PBS, based on a very famous book about a murderer who comes alive when there's a snow storm.

3.    "Ethan Frome"—Liam Neeson, who's made a living out of being caught in the cold, stars in this adaptation of the Edith Wharton novel. It's a bleak winter outside, and it's even worse inside in a movie that defines downbeat. ("The Grey," also in the cold with Neeson, is upbeat compared to this one. I fear I am going to look like Neeson does in the picture accompanying this post by the time the City of Baltimore plows get to my sidestreet.)

4.    "Before and After" — Neeson again in this minor film classic, with Meryl Streep playing his physician wife. Their son has been up to no good with a girl in a car stuck in the snow.

5.    "Murder on the Orient Express"—There's been a movie-movie and a TV movie, and both are superb. It's a luxury train filled with luxury passengers stopped dead by snow on the tracks in this five-star murder mystery.

6.    Take the snow out to the country for this romantic comedy of a few years back with "The Holiday." Starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black.

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