Fun movies for Seattle winter days

Last Updated on November 3, 2023 by Estrella

2 children watching television
This blog was originally published on June 18, 2015, and has been updated on November 3, 2023.  Seattle can have many overcast days in the Fall and winter time.  Maybe you don’t feel like going out, but still want some entertainment.  In case you are looking for some light-hearted movies, here are some fun movies for Seattle winter days to warm your heart…

The Holiday
The Intern
The American President
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Dating the Delaneys
Larry Crowne
The Irresistible Blueberry Farm
Book Club 1
Book Club 2
Under the Tuscan Sun

These are just a few.  If you find other light-hearted movies you’d like to recommend, please email me at

And if you are also working to improve your English, watching movies is a great way to enhance your pronunciation, inflection, and accent.

One way to do this is to find a scene you like, and imitate the pronunciation and inflection.  Watch where the voice goes up, and where the voice goes down.  Observe which syllable is stressed within a word, and also within a sentence.

If the actors are speaking too fast, and you missed what they say, here is what you can do.  Do a Google search “movie script (movie name)”  or “movie transcript (movie name)” and you will see the exact words spoken by the actors.

If you find other ways to use movies to improve your English, please drop me a line at

Hope you enjoy these movies! If you find this article helpful, here is another one on adjusting to another culture smoothly.

Estrella Chan coaches immigrants and international professionals in English fluency, interview skills, and public speaking.    To schedule a session with her, please email

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