Spring is just around the corner and for most of March, my content will revolve around the theme of making your home (and life) feel like spring. I cannot take credit for this idea, as I’ve taken inspiration from various creators.
For today’s post, I thought I would focus on movies that I like to watch this time of year. It’s still a little too cold for being outside too long – but soon! Spring is just around the corner.
The Secret Garden (1993)
This movie is one of my favorites from the era. It’s a classic movie about an orphan that moves in with her estranged uncle and his son who is disabled and wheelchair bound.
Mary has lived in Africa all her life with her parents and the move to the dreary castle in the countryside is a bit traumatizing for her. When she discovers a secret hidden garden, everything changes and this is where the movie magic begins.
Don’t confuse this with the remake with Colin Firth – nothing holds the magic that this movie has.
Mary Poppins (1964)
Who doesn’t love this Disney classic musical about a British nanny with super powers? Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke are a hard duo to beat in this 1964 film set in London.
Julie Andrews plays a nanny who is hired for a family with two curious children. She takes the children on whimsical adventures, singing songs like Spoonful of Sugar and who doesn’t love Supercalifragilous that are classics now.
“When you’re with Mary Poppins, suddenly you’re in places you never dreamed of!”
The Sound of Music is harder for me to watch now but if you’re a Julie Andrews fan, then it’s obvious to recommend that one too.
Field of Dreams (1989)
If you’re a Kevin Costner or Yellowstone fan, then you must check out this classic movie. It’s one of my favorites with an all-star cast that hit the theatres at the end of the greatest era for movies.
Costner starred in his fair share of baseball related movies but this one really just is one of the best. Starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, James Earl Jones and many more big names – the story is about a farmer who receives a message from “God” to built a baseball diamond on his property. And once he does, the magic really happens.
I’m getting goosebumps just watching the trailer, and I think I need to watch this film today.
“When you believe the impossible, the incredible comes true.”
Big Fish (2003)
This delightful and quirky movie stars the late Albert Finney (Annie), and Ewan MacGregor and follows the life of Edward Bloom – a man larger than life in personality and appetites.
His son, William doesn’t believe his father’s tales and stories and asks his father to tell him the truth. I can’t tell you more than that as it would give the ending away, but guaranteed, it will make you tear up!
The tales and scenery throughout this magical movie will make it feel like spring is in the air.
A lot of blogs recommend watching Bambi as there are some beautiful scenes of spring rain and flowers blooming. But honestly, this movie makes me a little sad to watch at times. It is a timeless classic and the music is worth it.
If there is one thing Disney is good at – it’s pulling the heartstrings.
“If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say nothing at all.”
The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends (tv series)
This short film is right up there with Secret Garden and takes me back to a simpler time in life. It is based on the books by Beatrix Potter – books that we read in our family home and that I grew up with.
You can watch the first episode here:
Silly Symphony – Spring
And who can forget this classic short film by Disney – The Goddess of Spring – Silly Symphony from 1934. Sharing just because it’s a classic.
What movies do you watch that make you get in the spring mood? I love movies and indie films, so stay tuned for more recommendations as I get back into watching some of my favorites from my childhood.
Maybe it’s nostalgia, but I love this list!