7 Movies to Take Your Mind Off the Winter Weather

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A man crosses a street during a winter storm in New York | JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

With powerful winter storms still affecting the northeastern United States, 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. Thankfully, there are plenty of “hot” films available for movie fans looking for a little warm weather escapism.  Here are seven movies that will warm up your TV screen and help you forget the cold weather.

1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

 Peter O'Toole in Lawrence of Arabia | Columbia Pictures

Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia | Columbia Pictures

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% “Fresh” rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a 93% audience approval rating.

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