The snow and ice has thawed, temperatures are warming up, and you find yourself occasionally humming the popular Beatles song "Here Comes the Sun" - yes, spring is in the air. And while spring is unquestionably a thrilling time of year for many people, you can really kick the winter blues out for the year by taking in some movies that are synonymous with spring, and perhaps even the summer season ahead. With that being said, here's a look at 10 movies to be sure to watch to get you into the spring season spirit.
10 Great Springtime Movies
- Moneyball: In reality, any baseball movie will do, but we happen to like Moneyball for its Oscar-nominated performances and unique twist on baseball. And while baseball players are the so-called "boys of summer," Moneyball takes viewers through the whole season, from spring training on into the playoffs.
- The Secret Garden: This film based on the novel of the same name has some of the most beautiful springtime scenery in it - a perfect choice to pop in to remember all of the beauty that spring brings.
- Big Fish: Tim Burton's fantasy drama is packed full of beautiful scenery and movie sets, none perhaps more perfect for spring than when a young Edward Bloom runs off into a field of yellow daisy flowers with his future wife.
- Eat, Pray, Love: While this movie might be more synonymous with summer than it is spring, the "starting fresh" theme is more than fitting for this time of the year.
- Emma: This film is set in the spring and features some stunning scenery of the English countryside. Though it's a bit of a "chick flick," the imagery is about as springtime as you can get.
- Spring in Park Lane: File this 1948 spring-themed film as an "oldie but goodie." Set in a post-war period, the film is a tale about social hierarchy - and how it plays into love.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off: What's more spring than a movie about cutting school on one of the first nice days of the year? That's the basis behind Ferris Bueller's Day Off, when Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane concoct an elaborate plan to skip school in John Hughes' 1986 classic.
- It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown: Easter is synonymous with spring, so why not pop in a fun film for the whole family? That's what you get with Charlie Brown.
- Bambi: Another one for the whole family, this cartoon is majestically set in spring. Just don't forget to bring the tissues.
- Spring Breakdown: The little-known comedy starring Amy Phoeler is a bit of a hidden gem. Check it out for what ensues when three middle-aged women spring break with college co-eds.
Yes, spring is in the air. So when you're enjoying the aforementioned springtime movies to get further into the seasonal spirit, why not take your movie viewing experience outdoors via an inflatable movie screen, or a projector screen? It's a unique way to enjoy some old favorites - and all in the friendly weather confines of spring.