Snowed in today? You're not alone, but as long as you have power (and if you're reading this, I'm going to assume you do) there's a wealth of entertainment available to make you feel like you're still basking in the summer sun. Here are a handful of movies you can find on iTunes to give you that warm feeling again.

The Beach

A young Leonardo DiCaprio travels to a secret island that is home to a reclusive, beach-dwelling community. Palm trees, crystal clear water and a bit of murder to spice things up.


A team of scientists and engineers are on a mission to revive the dying sun. Earth is freezing -- which might seem a bit familiar if you look out your window -- and a giant atomic bomb is the only way to kickstart our star and save our planet.


A classic from the early '90s, Backdraft should have a place in your movie collection no matter what, and on a day when the snow is piling up outside your door, a gritty firefighting drama will definitely make you sweat.

Cast Away

Tom Hanks isn't particularly happy about being stranded on a deserted isle in this survival flick, but something tells me a lot of folks would trade their chilly apartments for a tropical abode today without much hesitation. Also, Wilson!


The exotic planet of Pandora is so beautiful in James Cameron's epic sci-fi hit Avatar that viewers have actually experienced post-viewing depression after the ride was over. But if you're already pretending like the ice-covered world outside doesn't exist, you may as well make Pandora your temporary escape.

This article was originally published on Tuaw.