It’s that time of year when everyone looks to a rodent to predict the weather: Groundhog Day. Before Punxsutawney Phil makes his annual appearance in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to reveal if we’ll have an early spring or longer winter, fans of the Feb. 2 date will likely want to celebrate by watching the 1993 comedy of the same name.

In “Groundhog Day,” Bill Murray stars as a jaded weatherman who is tasked with covering the East Coast event. After being stranded in the small town due to a snow storm, he awakes the following morning only to discover he’s forced to relive the same day over and over, making him reexamine his life choices.

Before the holiday rolls around, fans of Murray’s will be happy to know they can catch the movie on several platforms.

Phil Connors (Bill Murray) relives the same day again and again in 1993’s “Groundhog Day.” Photo: Sony Pictures Entertainment


While it has been 23 years since its theatrical debut, dozens of theaters are currently showing the movie. Check local showtimes on MovieFone to see if “Groundhog Day” is playing at a theater near you.


Luckily for those not wanting to purchase the movie, the film will air 10 times on Groundhog Day. AMC will air the movie back-to-back eight times starting Feb. Youwin 2. The first showing kicks off at 9 a.m. EST on Thursday with the final showing beginning at 2:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Feb. 3.

REELZ will also get in on the groundhog fun. The network will be showing the movie twice on Thursday, once at 8 p.m. and again at 10:30 p.m. EST.


You don’t have to leave your favorite video-watching site to watch the Murray movie. YouTube and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has the film available for rent or purchase on its Movies channel with prices starting at $2.99.


There are several other ways to rent or purchase “Groundhog Day.” The movie is available on Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, VUDU, Fandango Now, Google Play and iTunes. Rental prices start at $2.99. Purchase costs range from $9.99-$14.


“Groundhog Day” isn’t one of the thousands of movies streaming on Netflix but the film is available to request. Netflix DVD subscribers have the option to a physical copy of the movie mailed to their house.

Which “Groundhog Day” movie scene is your favorite? Sound off in the comments section below!

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