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5 Great Spring Movies (For When It’s Too Cold To Go Outside)

5 Great Spring Movies (For When It’s Too Cold To Go Outside)

Even though spring officially began on March 20, I know many parts of the country are still covered in snow and ice, and the temperatures are anything but spring like. While it might seem that sitting inside watching movies is a very anti-spring thing to do, if you canít get out and enjoy the sunshine (because there isnít any), do the next best thing: live vicariously through the magic of film.

For those who canít enjoy the sun and fresh air of the new season, these movie suggestions are for you:

Enchanted April (1992). Beautifully filmed in Portofino Italy, the film, set in 1920, tells the story of four English women who decide to leave the rain and clouds behind them, and head to the sunny Italian countryside for a holiday, where they rent a secluded castle. The four women are not friends to begin with, but their friendships develop as they share the castle and the beauty of the countryside.

The Sure Thing (1985). This film is directed by one of my favorites, Rob Reiner, and it stars one of my favorite actors, a very young John Cusack. While it†isnít a spring break movie (it’s actually a winter break movie), I include it because Cusack†goes to sunny California which is spring-like year round. †The romantic comedy tells the story of a college guy who heads out on a road trip to see his buddy and to meet a girl that his friend assures him is a “sure thing.” It becomes the road trip from hell when he winds up traveling with a female classmate, played by Daphne Zuniga, who doesn’t like him at all, but, of course, they wind up falling for each other, a perfect spring fever ending.

Bull Durham (1988). Yes, I have included this on some of my other must-see movie lists. But it is my favorite baseball movie. And, with spring comes baseball. As I have written before, I never get tired of watching it; it’s romantic, it’s smart and sexy, and itís funny. Kevin Costner plays catcher “Crash” Davis for a minor-league team that never seems to improve. He’s asked to “coach” young and not-so-bright pitcher Calvin “Nuke” La Noosh (played by Tim Robbins). They both become smitten with team groupie Susan Sarandon who chooses one player a year to “coach.”

It Happens Every Spring (1949). This is another comedic baseball movie with a completely implausible plot, BUT the baseball scenes are believable, and they make it really feel like a spring film. Ray Milland plays a chemistry professor, who is inspired by a baseball that crashes through his lab window, breaking all of his glassware, and† ruining the formulas that were in them. He then discovers a formula for a baseball repelled by wood meaning that it canít be hit. Realizing the magic heís created, he heads off to St. Louis to pitch in the big leagues, becoming an ace pitcher and leading the team to the World Series.

Where the Boys Are (1960). While I am not a spring break movie fan, this is the one that started them all and is now considered a classic. It tells the story of four college girls who head to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for spring break in search of love and adventure. Considered racy for its time, the film dealt with adolescent sexuality and the changing attitudes of the youth in the early 1960s. The consequences of their actions are told in dramatic fashion.

Are there films that make you “feel” like spring? That help you celebrate the season? Please share them in the comments section.

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Judi Gerber

Judi Gerber is a University of California Master Gardener with a certificate in Horticultural Therapy. She writes about sustainable farming, local foods, and organic gardening for multiple magazines. Her book Farming in Torrance and the South Bay was released in September 2008.

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3:26AM PDT on Sep 9, 2014

Thank you

5:53AM PDT on Apr 1, 2014

I like spring, but for my favorite season is fall and winter.
Thanks for sharing these titles, I can't wait to watch at least two of them.

10:06PM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

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12:57PM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

Thanks

10:52AM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

Thank you.

6:36AM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

Spring is in our heart

3:39AM PDT on Mar 26, 2014

ty

6:18PM PDT on Mar 25, 2014

Cool, thanks.

4:58PM PDT on Mar 25, 2014

Enchanted April, yeah :)

2:23PM PDT on Mar 25, 2014

When Spring comes, I don't want to be inside watching a movie. However, when the weather is bad I read a book.

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