Five Films To Get You Into The Mood For Spring
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Five Films To Get You Into The Mood For Spring

Molly Raby February 26, 2023

Spring mood films are, in many ways, the best – a promise of better things to come and brighter skies on the horizon.

We are almost out of the dark nights and short days, which means spring is almost upon us. One of the best (and most fun) ways to get into the spring vibe is by watching some of our favourite feel-good films of the season. Here are some of the classics that you may have forgotten about.

A League Of Their Own (1992)

This amazing film is a dramatization of the real life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). With legendary performances from Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell, Tom Hanks and even pop sensation Madonna playing Mae.

The A League Of Their Own franchise rebooted in 2022 as an Amazon Prime series which received widespread praise. The show followed the same general premise as the movie. However, it added the stories of black baseball players and further explores the LGBTQ+ community.

The Sound Of Music (1965)

The Sound Of Music is the perfect spring mood film. Watching Maria and the seven harmonious Von Trapp children frolic over the German mountains is everything you ever need.

If you have somehow never seen this classic film, it needs to be fast-tracked to the top of your list. The vast array of songs, a romantic love story and young Julie Andrews, what more can you ask for? The location of this film truly breath-taking and encourages you to explore the nature around you more.

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High School Musical 2 (2007)

Of course, all of the High School Musical films are great spring and summer films. But the second instalment sees the group head over to Lava Springs, Sharpay’s family’s country club. The vast green golf courses, mountains off in the distance, and the sun beaming down are all perfect for getting us in the spring mood.

There are also some classic tunes in this film. From Sharpays iconic Fabulous, to the *spoiler* heart-breaking power ballad between OTP Troy and Gabriella, I Gotta Go My Own Way, this film has all the feels. You can check it out on Disney+ now.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

This Shakespeare-inspired film was arguably the best film to come from the ‘90s, apart from Pulp Fiction, The Mask, Notting Hill… wait.

But truly, seeing our favourite actors walk the same halls, get into trouble, and fall in love all within an hour or so, what else do you need from a film? It is worth re-watching this just for that Heath Ledger scene. You know what we mean.

Booksmart (2019)

Booksmart came from nowhere and absolutely blasted through everything we knew about teen flicks and rom-coms to become the best film of 2019.

Best friends Amy and Molly ignored the social side of high school in the hopes of getting into the best universities and they succeeded, yay! But all the party people also got into those schools too. So, now, the girls are spending their last night as high school students trying to cram all the fun they missed into one night.

There are a range of vibes from party to best friend sleepover to awkward first love, which is everything we want from a movie like this.

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Molly Raby is a freelance journalist who works closely with GRV Media and Freshered. After completing her BA (Hons) in English Language and Creative Writing at Salford University 2022, she began her journey into the world of journalism and copywriting. In addition to writing for Freshered, Molly also wrote for The Gold and Green Crowd, interviewing jockeys, horse trainers and others within racing industry. Molly has a passion for film and TV as well as a keen interest in sports.