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What Are Some Famous Movies About Ice Other Than Frozen?

Updated on June 17, 2015
What are some famous movies that involve ice?
What are some famous movies that involve ice?

Who would have ever thought that frozen water would play such a critical part in the making of so many popular movies.


Whether it be in the form of snow, icebergs or ice cubes, if it is ice you are after, this extensive list of movies, covering a variety of genres, including adventure, thriller, action, comedy, family and even animation, will leave you entertained for hours.

Here are some famous movies about ice.

Disney's Frozen

There has arguably never been an animation more popular around the world than Frozen. Not only do children and adults sing the theme songs still to this day with such passion, but it's captured an audience of all ages and continues to.

Genre: Animation/Adventure/Family

  • The Snowman (1982): An animated adventure. A young English boy who makes a snowman on Christmas Eve and it come to life and takes him on an adventure.
  • The Polar Express (2004): Incredible graphics. On Christmas Eve, a boy who does not believe in Santa, boards a magical train and heads to the North Pole.
  • Ice Age (2002): Set during the Ice Age. The adventures of a sabertooth tiger, a sloth, and a wooly mammoth to locate a lost human baby.
  • Pebble and the Penguin (1995): The story of a penguin named Hubie.
  • Happy Feet (2006): Award winning animation of Emperor Penguins who find their soul mates through singing. A penguin is born who cannot sing however he can tap dance.
  • Happy Feet Two (2011): Sequel.
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (1998): Rudolph is born with a red nose and is bullied as a youngster. The story of his advertures and courage.

Vertical Limit Movie

Genre: Action/Adventure

  • Vertical Limit (2000): A climber’s adventure to rescue his sister on top of K2, one of the world's biggest snow-covered mountains Pakistan.
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969): A Classical James Bond Movie set in the Swiss Alps.
  • For Your Eyes Only (1981): James Bond. Starring Roger Moore. A hunt for a lost British encryption device.
  • Eight Below (2006): Two Antarctic explorers are forced to leave their sled dogs behind in order to survive brute force winds.

The Grey - Movie

Genre: Action/Drama/Thriller

  • The Heroes of Telemark (1965): Based on a true story of a Norwegian resistance group trying to stop German troops from producing an atomic bomb component during World War 2.
  • Ice Station Zebra (1968): Adventures to the North Pole to rescue the crew off Drift Ice Station Zebra, a weather station located at the top of the world. Dangerous twists and turns.
  • The Grey (2011): Set in Alaska. After a plane crashes, six oil workers are on a mission to survive but a pack of wolves haunts them.

Genre: Adventure/Family/Comedy

  • Cool Runnings (1993): This is based on the true story. The First Jamacian bobsled team's attempt to make it to the Winter olympics.
  • Snow Dogs (2002): A Miami dentist inherits some sled dogs. He needs to learn the trade or lose his team of dogs to a mountain man.

Happy Feet Trailer

Genre: Comedy

  • Home Alone (1990): The first of a series of Home Alone movies. An 8 year old boy is left home alone whilst his family flies to France for Christmas. His adventures whilst he defends his home against some comical burglars.
  • Blades of Glory (2007): Two rival Olympic ice skaters banned from competition and stripped of their gold medals, found a loophole to allow them to qualify as a pairs team.
  • Elf (2003): A man raised as an elf in the North Pole is sent to find his true identity.

Genre: Horror/Thriller

  • 30 Days of Night (2007): An Alaskan town experiences darkness for a month and then is attacked by a gang of bloodthirsty vampires.
  • The Thing (2011): Based in Antarctica on a research site. Discovery of an alien craft.

Genre: Documentary

  • March of the Penguins (2005): The annual journey of Emperor Penguins to their traditional breeding ground.

Genre: Drama

  • Titanic (1997): Based on a true story of the sinking of the Titanic and a love story between a 17 year old aristocrat and a poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
  • Ice Castles (2010): A young girl dreams of becoming a champion figure skater is forced to leave her family behind.
  • Ice Princess (2005): Nothing can stop Casey from realizing her dream to be a champion figure skater.
  • Miracle on Ice (1981): Based on a true story. The U.S. Olympic hockey team's story of how it beat the Soviets in the 1980 Winter Olympics.
  • The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006): Jackie Dorsey grows up dreaming of winning her own Olympic gold but after a career threatening injury, her ambition may come to an end.

Ice is definitely a popular means of setting the scene, or creating action and drama. Let's not forget about the movie 9 1/2 Weeks. It wasn't about ice directly, but the most memorable scene in the movie involved one lucky ice cube.

Know of any more? Share your favourite ice-related movies with is below.


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    • BernietheMovieGuy profile image

      Bernie Ment 4 years ago from Syracuse, NY

      I like this list. So many good titles to pick from. Thank you for compiling them in one place. Voted Up.