Cold Mountain

Drama | English | 154 minutes


Ada Monroe, the daughter of  Reverend Monroe in rural Cold Mountain, North Carolina, sets her eyes on W.P. Inman at a summer cocktail gathering. Before they can know each other, the Civil War breaks out and Inman is off to fight for the Confederacy. Ada promises to wait for him. Meanwhile, Reverend Monroe dies broke leaving Ada a farm that needs a lot of work. Ada, pampered all her life, knows nothing about farming and milking cows.   Fortunately, a neighbor sends Ruby, a young, energetic woman to help Ada. The two manage to keep the farm afloat. After a ferocious Civil War battle, Inman deserts and heads to Cold Mountain to see Ada.  When Inman reunites with Ada, they have to deal with the evil Captain Teague,  leader of the Home Guard, who covets Ada’s farm. There are gunfights with Teague and his thugs and Inman is mortally wounded. Ada finds and comforts Inman as he dies in her arms. Later it’s revealed that Ada and Inman’s love produced a daughter and Ruby married and had two children. 

Jude Law (W.P. Inman) / Nicole Kidman (Ada Monroe) / Renée Zellweger (Ruby Thewes) / Donald Sutherland (Reverend Monroe) / Ray Winstone (Captain Teague)
Why Stream This Film?

The brutal Civil War leads to a  difficult romance between a damaged war survivor and  a destitute woman trying to hang on to her farm with the help of a  straight-shooting, energetic woman. Cold Mountain is a film of rare beauty.   

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 70%
  • Metacritic Score: 73
  • Academy Awards: Winner, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Renée Zellweger)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Renée Zellweger); Nominated, Best Motion Picture- Drama; Best Performance by an Actor (Jude Law); Best Director (Anthony Minghella); Best Screenplay (Anthony Minghella)
  • BAFTA Awards: Winner, Best Supporting Actress (Renée Zellweger)
  • New York Film Critics: Listed, Top Ten Films of the Year
It never occurred to me that Charles Frazier’s magnificent novel might also make a magnificent movie. But from the opening sequel, Anthony Minghella’s film takes on a life of its own.
Neil Norman

London Evening Standard

COLD MOUNTAIN’S sober good taste is enlivened by large doses of intelligence and humor and even a touch of authentic cinematic grandeur. Mr. Minghella, working with the matchlessly resourceful editor, Walter Murch, has tightened Mr. Frazier’s novel while preserving its epic capaciousness. The result is a mountain of honest, nourishing corn, a lavish evocation of simplicity that, for all its showy sophistication, has an appealing emotional directness.
A.O. Scott

The New York Times



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