With powerful winter storms still affecting parts of the Eastern U.S., many people are eager for warmer weather to return. Although nothing can be done to hasten the arrival of spring, you can always vicariously experience warmer weather through the magic of film. However, with movies like Frozen and Winter’s Tale currently playing in theaters, it appears that Hollywood is not offering many good options for moviegoers looking for warm weather escapism.
Thankfully, there are plenty of “hot” films that are already available on DVD or through online video streaming. Here are seven movies that will warm your TV screen and help you forget the cold weather.
1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
David Lean’s critically-acclaimed epic adventure film set in Arabia provides plenty of blistering desert footage for viewers trying to forget the cold weather. This classic film is based on the real-life historical figure of T. E. Lawrence, who helped organize the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire.
Besides offering viewers plenty of sun-drenched landscapes, Lawrence of Arabia also features a cast filled with legendary actors, including Peter O’Toole as Lawrence, Alec Guinness as Prince Feisal, Anthony Quinn as Auda Abu Tayi, and Omar Sharif as Sherif Ali. Lawrence of Arabia won seven Academy Awards soon after it was released and it is widely cited as one of the most influential films in the history of cinema. The film currently holds a 98 percent “Fresh” rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a 93 percent audience approval rating.