Spring has finally sprung. We're hoping this season of movies will be better than the last one. As theaters slowly start to open at limited capacity, the upcoming films we've been looking forward to are finally starting to firm up their dates. Consequently, this season of spring movies is looking brighter already (go Kong)! In the meantime, we've picked out our own set of 10 spring movies that are sure to put a pep in your step.
1Bridge to Terabithia
Who knew one rope swing across the river would be the bridge between Earth and a world beyond imagination? If you're looking for a beautiful view, Terabithia is the place for you. As a result, it's one of the great spring movies.
Bridge to Terabithia
Children / 2007 / PG
The life of Jesse (Josh Hutcherson), an adolescent, changes when he befriends Leslie (AnnaSophia Robb), the class outsider. The children create an imaginary world called Terabithia, which is inhabited by all manner of magical creatures. Though difficulties fill their ordinary lives, Jesse and Leslie rule as king and queen in Terabithia. Soon one of the friends must draw on the strength of their imaginary kingdom to cope with a tragedy.
210 Things I Hate About You
The perfect comedy to get sprung for spring as it features one of Health Ledger's greatest performances along with a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt. This 1999 film is a solid mix of romance and sarcasm that will keep you wondering how everything is going to play out in the end.
10 Things I Hate About You
Comedy / 1999 / PG-13
Kat Stratford (Julia Stiles) is beautiful, smart and quite abrasive to most of her fellow teens, meaning that she doesn't attract many boys. Unfortunately for her younger sister, Bianca (Larisa Oleynik), house rules say that she can't date until Kat has a boyfriend, so strings are pulled to set the dour damsel up for a romance. Soon Kat crosses paths with handsome new arrival Patrick Verona (Heath Ledger). Will Kat let her guard down enough to fall for the effortlessly charming Patrick?
There is a spring that holds the secret to eternal life and one lucky family holds that secret near and dear to their hearts. Above all, it's a story of drama, fantasy, adventure, and love, and it's only a click away!
Children / 2002 / PG
The story of Winnie Foster (Alexis Bledel), a teenage girl on the cusp of maturity. Winnie longs for a life outside the control of her domineering mother, and when lost in the woods near her home, she happens upon Jesse Tuck (Jonathan Jackson), a boy unlike any she's ever met before. He and his family are kind and generous, and they immediately take her in as one of their own. However, the Tucks hold a powerful secret, and Winnie must decide whether to return to her life or stay with the Tucks.
4The Secret Garden
If you're looking to unlock the key to the secret garden and talk to some animals along the way, then this is your movie. To sum up, this magical tale will show you the garden where miracles are born.
The Secret Garden
Children / 1993 / G
Adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic fairy tale, "The Secret Garden." Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly) is an orphan sent to live with her uncle at his mansion that is full of secrets. She discovers a crippled cousin she never knew she had and a neglected garden she is determined to bring back to life.
This gem from 1948 is quite possibly one of Judy Garland's greatest musicals so if you're looking for a classic pick-me-up this spring, her singing and dancing in this flick should do the trick.
Comedy / 1948
In this lavish musical, Broadway star Don Hewes' (Fred Astaire) dancing partner (Ann Miller) goes solo, and Don declares that he can make a hit performer out of the next dancer he sees. This turns out to be the inexperienced Hannah (Judy Garland), who bristles as Don tries to make her into his old partner. But as he realizes that he is falling in love with Hannah, Don knows that he must let her grow into her own kind of dancer if he wants her to reach her full potential.
6You've Got Mail
This iconic rom-com from 1998 captures the AOL era of online dating and has just the right amount of spunk and love to make you laugh and cry at this unconventional, yet ultimately timeless relationship.
You've Got Mail
Romantic Comedy / 1998 / PG
Struggling boutique bookseller Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) hates Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), the owner of a corporate Foxbooks chain store that just moved in across the street. When they meet online, however, they begin an intense and anonymous Internet romance, oblivious of each other's true identity. Eventually Joe learns that the enchanting woman he's involved with is actually his business rival. He must now struggle to reconcile his real-life dislike for her with the cyber love he's come to feel.
7The Truth About Cats & Dogs
Here's a classic switcheroo comedy where a man is dating one woman on the phone and another in person, thinking they're one and the same. It's great and light-hearted sunny rom-com viewing that's the perfect way to take a mental break, and kick off the equinox.
The Truth About Cats & Dogs
Comedy / 1996 / PG-13
Abby (Janeane Garofalo) hosts a popular radio show about pets. When Brian (Ben Chaplin) calls in to ask about his quirky Great Dane, the two surprisingly hit it off. Brian pushes for a date with Abby, who is shy and a bit insecure, so she talks her ditzy neighbor Noelle (Uma Thurman) into taking her place. While the confused and oblivious Brian tries to figure out why his date is so different from the host he spoke to, Abby must work up the nerve to confess, as Noelle is also falling for Brian.
8A League of Their Own
It's another Tom Hanks classic to add to our list where he is the manager of an all-girls baseball team. His famous line, "there's no crying in baseball," is sure to have you crying from laughing.
A League of Their Own
Comedy Drama / 1992 / PG
As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell co-star as two of the sisters' teammates.
A timeless musical film that encourages kids to explore their imagination and to let their creativity loose. Also, if you're talking about "spring cleaning," Mary Poppins wrote the book on it.
Children / 1964 / G
When Jane (Karen Dotrice) and Michael (Matthew Garber), the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews). Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend, Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny's sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents (David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns).
10Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Sometimes we need a day off because maybe we're not feeling too well...but sometimes that's not the reason at all. If Ferris Bueller doesn't put you in a spring mood by the end of this adventure, we'll have to quarantine this list.
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Comedy / 1986 / PG-13
Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) has an uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day journey through the streets of Chicago. On Ferris' trail is high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch him in the act.
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