Originally Posted by mailiang
Cool down? Any warm movies to snuggle up to? It's freezing out here!
My first thought was Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
(the movie, 1961). In it the Van Allen Radiation Belts catch fire and start cooking the earth. (Netflix: streaming
Second thought: The Day the Earth Caught Fire
(1962; Netflix: DVD
). In this B movie, Russia test fires a nuclear device at the north pole, and at the same moment the United States test explodes a nuclear device at the south pole, and the whole orbit of the earth is changed to bring the earth closer to the sun.
Third thought: The Towering Inferno
(1974; Netflix: Blu-ray
). The electricians had cut corners with the architect's drawings and used a smaller gauge of wire, which starts an electric fire that spreads into the rest of the skyscraper.
Fourth thought: The Flight of the Phoenix
(1965; Netflix: DVD no longer available
, but you might be able to catch it on RetroPlex this coming Friday early morning). A plane crash lands in the Sahara Desert. The pilot, with some doubts and fighting the harsh desert sun, struggles to rebuild the plane as a single-engine plane so they can fly to civilization. There is also a 2004 movie of the same title and same themes (Netflix: Blu-ray & DVD
) but I had never watched it.
(1984; Netflix: DVD
) stars a child who has an incendiary personality: she starts fires with just her thoughts. Of course "the government" wants to take her away from her father and train her to be a weapon.
(1954; Netflix: streaming
) takes place in a top secret underground lab in a desert. A variety of experiments are taking place, but there has been an unusual increase in deadly accidents so an agent is sent in to investigate them. One of the deaths involves the helioscope concentrating the sun's rays onto a researcher and frying that researcher. (Gog and Magog are the names of the two robots in the movie.)
Another movie taking place in the desert in America is It Came From Outer Space
(1951; Netflix: DVD
). An alien (as in extraterrestrial) spacecraft lands in the Arizona desert, and the extraterrestrials start assuming the identities of the townspeople to secure supplies they need for repairing their craft. There is something a bit unsettling when one of the assumed identities stares directly at the desert sun, without blinking.
(2008; Netflix: streaming
, Blu-ray & DVD
) is a romantic drama. A firefighter is a local hero for putting out fires, but the fire of his own marriage needs rekindling.
Another firefighter movie is Backdraft
(1991; Netflix: DVD
). There are sure a lot of fires, leading to a suspicion of an arsonist.
If you like a fire in the fireplace, the living room, and the whole house, there is such a scene in Fletch Lives
. Or a transition to a blazing hot sun in a Star Wars spoof there is Spaceballs
. And James Bond in a crematorium goes to Diamonds Are Forever
. These three are on disc from Netflix, but not streaming from Netflix.
But for streaming are three episodes of Fireplace For Your Home
(2010; Netflix: streaming
). There's an episode of just a cracking fire, and an episode of fire with music.