The 50 Best Spring Movies for a Springtime Movie Marathon


A great way to get in the mood for Spring and welcome the vibrant season is to get inspired by a good Springtime movie! Here are 50 Spring movies to get you started!

50 spring movies

It’s that time of year – the birds are chirping, the grass is getting green, flowers are blooming and the weather is getting warmer. Winter is behind us and SPRING is here!

A great way to get in the mood for Spring and welcome the vibrant season is to get inspired by a good Springtime movie! Cuddle up with a loved one, gather with friends or go it alone. But be sure to checkout this list when you’re in the mood for Spring.

If you’re planning a family movie night, 31 of the 50 suggested movies are Rated G, PG or PG-13.

We provide a FREE Spring movie checklist for you to use as future reference.

What makes a good Springtime movie?

  • Takes place during springtime
  • Has a nature element that would inspire you to get outside
  • About a new beginning or fresh start
  • Spring break
  • Spring holidays, sports and events : Easter, Passover, Baseball, Gardening, Earth Day
  • A coming of age story that includes the essential prom event
  • Pagan / Celtic / Magic centered

Who is this list of Spring movies for?

  • Family movie night with a Spring movie
  • People needing some inspiration to get outside
  • Tweens / Teens for some spring break or prom vibes
  • Anyone looking for an excuse for a movie marathon

What information is provided about each Spring movie in this selection?

  • The movie title and release year of the movie
  • Director
  • A list of actors in the movie
  • The MPAA rating
  • Link to the movie in IMDb – For movie reviews, where to stream, ratings, trailers and lots more.
  • A movie summary

50 Movies for Spring

1. A Bug’s Life (1998)

  • Director: John Lasseter
  • Actors: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
  • Rating: G
  • A Bug’s Life on IMDb

A Bug’s Life is a Pixar film that follows a colony of ants who are oppressed by a gang of grasshoppers. Flik, a clumsy inventor ant, tries to find help from a group of warrior bugs, but ends up hiring a circus troupe instead. It’s a fun and adventurous story that features colorful characters, witty humor, and a message of courage and teamwork.

2. Silk (2007)

  • Director: François Girard
  • Actors: Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Alfred Molina, Koji Yakusho
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Rating: R
  • Silk on IMDb

Silk is a film based on the novel by Alessandro Baricco, about a French silkworm merchant who travels to Japan in the 19th century for his business. There, he becomes fascinated by a mysterious concubine of a local baron, and starts a forbidden affair. The film is a visually stunning and emotionally captivating.

3. Bull Durham (1988)

  • Director: Ron Shelton
  • Actors: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Trey Wilson
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
  • Rating: R
  • Bull Durham on IMDb

Bull Durham is a film about a minor league baseball team, the Durham Bulls, and the love triangle between Crash Davis, a veteran catcher, Nuke LaLoosh, a rookie pitcher, and Annie Savoy, a baseball groupie. It’s a humorous and heartwarming tribute to the women who broke barriers and made history in baseball.

4. A Cinderella Story (2004)

  • Director: Mark Rosman
  • Actors: Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, Regina King
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: PG
  • A Cinderella Story on IMDb

A Cinderella Story is a modern adaptation of the classic fairy tale, starring Hilary Duff as Sam, a girl who works at a diner and has an online crush on Nomad, who turns out to be Austin, the most popular guy in school. The film follows their romance as they meet at a Halloween dance and face the obstacles of Sam’s wicked stepmother and stepsisters. The film is a fun and sweet comedy that appeals to teens and tweens.

5. Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (2007)

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium is a film about a magical toy store owned by Mr. Magorium, a 243 year old eccentric who decides to leave the store to his young manager, Molly. The film is a whimsical and heartwarming story that features colorful characters and toys. Think talking toys, flying paper, and a lot of magic dust. It’s a quirky, heartwarming tale about embracing your inner child and the wonders of imagination.

6. Encanto (2021)

  • Directors: Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith
  • Actors: Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo
  • Genre: Animation, Musical, Fantasy
  • Rating: PG
  • Encanto on IMDb

Encanto is a Disney film that follows the Madrigals, a Colombian family who live in a magical house and have unique gifts, except for Mirabel, who is ordinary. When she discovers that the magic of the house is in danger, she sets out to find out why and save her family.

7. The Love Witch (2016)

  • Director: Anna Biller
  • Actors: Samantha Robinson, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Laura Waddell, Gian Keys
  • Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
  • Rating: Unrated
  • The Love Witch on IMDb

The Love Witch is a stylish and colorful homage to 1960s horror and Technicolor films, with a feminist twist. The film follows Elaine, a modern day witch who uses spells and potions to make men fall in love with her, but with deadly consequences. As she pursues her ideal mate, she leaves a trail of hapless victims and attracts the attention of a police officer who is investigating the mysterious deaths. The Love Witch is a witty and wicked satire of gender roles and female fantasy.

8. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)

  • Director: Peter Weir
  • Actors: Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Vivean Gray, Helen Morse
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery
  • Rating: PG
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock on IMDb

Picnic at Hanging Rock is a haunting and atmospheric film based on a novel by Joan Lindsay. The film is set in 1900 and revolves around the disappearance of several schoolgirls and a teacher during a picnic at a mysterious rock formation in Australia. The film explores the effects of the vanishings on the school and the local community, as well as the mystery of what happened to them. Picnic at Hanging Rock is a masterpiece of Australian cinema and a classic of the folk horror genre.

9. The Wicker Man (1973)

  • Director: Robin Hardy
  • Actors: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland
  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • Rating: R
  • The Wicker Man on IMDb

The Wicker Man is a cult classic and one of the most influential horror films of all time. The film stars Edward Woodward as a devout Christian police officer who travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. He soon discovers that the islanders are pagans who practice a form of ancient Celtic religion and have a sinister plan for him. The Wicker Man is a shocking and disturbing film that features a memorable performance by Christopher Lee and a stunning finale.

10. Midsommar (2019)

  • Director: Ari Aster
  • Actors: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Ellora Torchia, Archie Madekwe, Will Poulter
  • Genre: Horror, Drama, Mystery
  • Rating: R
  • Midsommar on IMDb

Midsommar is a folk horror film that follows a group of American friends who travel to Sweden to attend a midsummer festival at a remote commune, only to discover that they are part of a sinister ritual involving human sacrifice. It features stunning cinematography and production design that contrast the bright and colorful scenery with the dark and disturbing events.

11. Enter the Void (2009)

  • Director: Gaspar Noé
  • Actors: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Ed Spear
  • Genre: Fantasy, Drama
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Enter the Void on IMDb

Enter the Void is a psychedelic film that depicts the life and death of a young drug dealer named Oscar, who is shot by the police in Tokyo, but continues to watch over his sister and friends in an out of body experience. The film is shot entirely from Oscar’s perspective, using first person and aerial views, and features hallucinatory visuals and sound effects that simulate his drug induced and post mortem states. The film is influenced by experimental cinema, Tibetan Buddhism, and near death experiences.

12. This Beautiful Fantastic (2016)

  • Director: Simon Aboud
  • Actors: Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Wilkinson, Andrew Scott, Jeremy Irvine, Anna Chancellor, Eileen Davies
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
  • Rating: PG
  • This Beautiful Fantastic on IMDb

This Beautiful Fantastic is a fairy tale like film that tells the story of Bella, a reclusive and obsessive compulsive librarian who dreams of writing a children’s book, and her unlikely friendship with Alfie, a grumpy and widowed neighbor who loves gardening. With the help of Alfie and Vernon, his cook, Bella learns to appreciate nature and overcome her fears, while also finding romance with Billy, an inventor who visits the library.

13. The Snow Queen (1986)

  • Director: Päivi Hartzell
  • Actors: Satu Silvo, Outi Vainionkulma, Sebastian Kaatrasalo, Tuula Nyman
  • Genre: Fantasy, Family
  • Rating: Unrated
  • The Snow Queen on IMDb

The Snow Queen is a Finnish adaptation of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The film follows the adventures of Kerttu, a brave girl who sets out to rescue her friend Kai from the clutches of the evil Snow Queen, who wants to turn his heart to ice. Along the way, she encounters various characters and challenges, as well as the power of friendship and love.

14. Emma. (2020)

  • Director: Autumn de Wilde
  • Actors: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Mia Goth, Bill Nighy
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Rating: PG
  • Emma. on IMDb

Emma. is a reimagined adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Emma, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as a young woman who meddles in the love lives of her friends. Its a delightful mix of gossip, fancy outfits, and a few unexpected twists. It’s like a period drama with a sprinkle of rom-com, where social manners and love mishaps collide.

15. A Tale of Springtime (1990)

  • Director: Éric Rohmer
  • Actors: Anne Teyssèdre, Hugues Quester, Florence Darel, Eloïse Bennett
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Rating: PG
  • A Tale of Springtime on IMDb

A Tale of Springtime is the first film of Éric Rohmer’s Tales of the Four Seasons series, which also includes A Tale of Winter, A Summer’s Tale, and Autumn Tale. We follow Jeanne, a philosophy teacher with a knack for analyzing life’s complexities. She befriends a musician’s daughter, Natacha, who’s dealing with her own set of romantic entanglements. Cue the quirky encounters, philosophical discussions, and the beautiful backdrop of spring in Paris. It’s like a bouquet of emotions, with a touch of romance and a pinch of existential musings.

16. Little Forest (2018)

  • Director: Yim Soon-rye
  • Actors: Kim Tae-ri, Ryu Jun-yeol, Moon So-ri, Jin Ki-joo
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Little Forest on IMDb

Little Forest is a Korean adaptation of a manga series by Daisuke Igarashi, about a young woman who returns to her rural hometown after failing to become a teacher in Seoul. She reconnects with nature and her childhood friends, and learns to cook simple but delicious meals using local ingredients.

17. Enchanted April (1991)

  • Director: Mike Newell
  • Actors: Alfred Molina, Joan Plowright, Miranda Richardson, Polly Walker
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Rating: PG
  • Enchanted April on IMDb

Enchanted April is a British film based on a novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, about four dissatisfied women in 1920s England who rent a villa in Italy for a month. There, they experience the beauty and charm of the Mediterranean, and find new joy and meaning in their lives.

18. The Virgin Spring (1960)

  • Director: Ingmar Bergman
  • Actors: Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitta Pettersson
  • Genre: Horror, Drama, Mystery
  • Rating: R
  • The Virgin Spring on IMDb

The Virgin Spring is a Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman, based on a medieval ballad. It tells the story of a devout Christian father who avenges the rape and murder of his daughter by three herdsmen, who unknowingly seek shelter at his farm. The film is a harrowing and powerful tale of faith, revenge, and savagery, and won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It also inspired the 1972 horror film The Last House on the Left.

19. Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo (2004)

  • Director: Elliot M. Bour and Saul Andrew Blinkoff
  • Actors: Jimmy Bennett, Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Peter Cullen, Ken Sansom, Kath Soucie
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
  • Rating: G
  • Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo on IMDb

Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo is an animated film based on the characters from A. A. Milne’s books. The film is a loose adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with Rabbit playing the role of Scrooge. When Rabbit cancels Easter and declares it Spring Cleaning Day, his friends try to cheer him up by reminding him of the joys of the holiday.

20. Babe (1995)

  • Director: Chris Noonan
  • Actors: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes, Danny Mann, Hugo Weaving
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Rating: G
  • Babe on IMDb

Babe tells the story of Babe, a piglet who is adopted by a sheepdog and learns to herd sheep with the help of Farmer Hoggett. This films got heart, humor, and a farm full of quirky characters. From the wise old sheepdog to the duck who thinks he’s a rooster, it’s a charming tale of breaking stereotypes and finding your true calling. Babe won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for six others, including Best Picture.

21. Spring Breakers (2012)

  • Director: Harmony Korine
  • Actors: James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine, Gucci Mane
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Rating: R
  • Spring Breakers on IMDb

Spring Breakers four college girls who rob a restaurant to fund their spring break trip to Florida. They meet a drug dealer named Alien who introduces them to a world of crime and violence. The film is a satire of the American dream and the youth culture, and features a star studded cast of former Disney stars and a rapper.

22. Floating Weeds (1959)

  • Director: Yasujirō Ozu
  • Actors: Nakamura Ganjirō II, Machiko Kyō, Haruko Sugimura, Chishū Ryū
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Floating Weeds on IMDb

Floating Weeds is a classic Japanese cinema experience. A traveling troupe of actors rolls into a seaside town, where the troupe’s leader reconnects with an old flame and discovers he has a son. It beautifully explores human relationships, the passage of time, and the complexities of love. It’s not your typical fast paced drama, but rather a thoughtful meditation on life’s ebbs and flows.

23. Late Spring (1949)

  • Director: Yasujirō Ozu
  • Actors: Chishū Ryū, Setsuko Hara, Yumeji Tsukioka, Haruko Sugimura
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Late Spring on IMDb

Late Spring is the first film of Ozu’s “Noriko trilogy”, which also includes Early Summer (1951) and Tokyo Story (1953). The film tells the story of Noriko, a 27 year old unmarried woman who lives with her widowed father, a professor. She is pressured by her family and friends to get married, but she is reluctant to leave her father alone. The film is a touching and realistic portrayal of the postwar Japanese society and the changing roles of women.

24. Spring (2014)

  • Directors: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
  • Actors: Lou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker
  • Genre: Horror, Romance
  • Rating: R
  • Spring on IMDb

Spring is a unique and original film that combines horror and romance in an unconventional way. The film follows Evan, a young American man who travels to Italy after his mother’s death and falls in love with Louise, a beautiful and mysterious woman who harbors a dark secret. The film is a blend of genres, with elements of fantasy, science fiction, and body horror, and a captivating chemistry between the leads.

25. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

  • Director: Rob Marshall
  • Actors: Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Memoirs of a Geisha on IMDb

Memoirs of a Geisha is a film adaptation of the bestselling novel by Arthur Golden It tells the story of Nitta Sayuri, a young girl who is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto, Japan, in the 1930s. She undergoes a rigorous training to become a geisha, a highly skilled entertainer and companion for wealthy men. She faces many challenges and rivals, as well as the impact of World War II on her life and profession. The film is a visually stunning and emotionally captivating saga of love, loyalty, and betrayal.

26. The Secret Garden (1993)

  • Director: Agnieszka Holland
  • Actors: Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott, Maggie Smith
  • Genre: Family, Fantasy, Drama
  • Rating: G
  • The Secret Garden on IMDb

The Secret Garden follows the adventures of Mary Lennox, a spoiled and lonely orphan who is sent to live with her uncle in a gloomy mansion in England. There, she discovers a hidden garden that has been locked for years, and befriends her sickly cousin Colin and a local boy named Dickon. Together, they explore the magic and beauty of the garden, and learn to heal their wounds and grow as individuals.

27. Tuck Everlasting (2002)

  • Director: Jay Russell
  • Actors: Alexis Bledel, Jonathan Jackson, Sissy Spacek, William Hurt
  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Drama
  • Rating: PG
  • Tuck Everlasting on IMDb

Tuck Everlasting explores the question of immortality. Winnie Foster, a young girl who runs away from her stifling family, meets Jesse Tuck, a boy who belongs to a family of immortals who drank from a magic spring. Winnie falls in love with Jesse and learns the secrets and consequences of living forever. She must also face the danger of a mysterious man who wants to exploit the spring and the Tucks.

28. A League of Their Own (1992)

  • Director: Penny Marshall
  • Actors: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
  • Rating: PG
  • A League of Their Own on IMDb

A League of Their Own is a film based on the true story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, which was formed during World War II when most men were being drafted. It follows the Rockford Peaches, one of the teams in the league, and their manager Jimmy Dugan, a former star player who has become a cynical alcoholic. The film is a humorous and heartwarming tribute to the women who broke barriers and made history in baseball.

29. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

  • Director: Gábor Csupó
  • Actors: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Zooey Deschanel, Robert Patrick
  • Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Bridge to Terabithia on IMDb

Bridge to Terabithia is a film adaptation of the novel by Katherine Paterson, which was inspired by a real life tragedy. The film tells the story of Jesse Aarons, a lonely boy who loves to draw, and Leslie Burke, a new girl who loves to write. They become friends and create a fantasy world called Terabithia in the woods, where they have adventures and face their fears.

30. Never Been Kissed (1999)

  • Director: Raja Gosnell
  • Actors: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Never Been Kissed on IMDb

Josie Geller, a 25 year old copy editor, has never had a real relationship. She gets a chance to be a reporter when she goes undercover as a high school student for a story. She relives her awkward teenage years and falls in love with her English teacher, Sam Coulson. She also becomes popular with the help of her brother Rob, who enrolls as a student to help her. The film is a funny, sweet and endearing romantic comedy.

31. Peter Rabbit (2018)

  • Director: Will Gluck
  • Actors: James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Peter Rabbit on IMDb

Peter Rabbit is a film based on the beloved character created by Beatrix Potter, who lives in the English countryside with his three sisters and his cousin. He loves to raid the vegetable garden of Mr. McGregor, a grumpy farmer who tries to catch him. When Mr. McGregor dies, his great nephew inherits the property and clashes with Peter and his friends. The film is a fun and modern adaptation of the classic stories, with a mix of live action and CGI animation.

32. The Prom (2020)

  • Director: Ryan Murphy
  • Actors: Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Keegan-Michael Key
  • Genre: Musical, Comedy, Drama
  • Rating: PG-13
  • The Prom on IMDb

The Prom is a film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, which follows a group of washed up theater stars who decide to help a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom. They travel to a small town in Indiana, where they face resistance from the conservative PTA and the media. The film is a colorful and uplifting celebration of love, acceptance, and diversity, with catchy songs and dance numbers.

33. Palm Springs (2020)

  • Director: Max Barbakow
  • Actors: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Peter Gallagher
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
  • Rating: R
  • Palm Springs on IMDb

Palm Springs is a film that puts a twist on the time loop genre, as it follows two strangers who meet at a wedding in Palm Springs and get stuck in a loop where they relive the same day over and over again. They decide to make the most of their situation and have fun, but also develop feelings for each other.

34. Big Fish (2003)

  • Director: Tim Burton
  • Actors: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter
  • Genre: Fantasy, Drama
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Big Fish on IMDb

Big Fish is about a son who tries to unravel the truth behind his dying father’s fantastical stories. It’s a whimsical and emotional journey through his father’s life, as he encounters various characters and adventures in his quest for love and meaning. The film is directed by Tim Burton, known for his distinctive visual style and themes of imagination and identity.

35. Tangled (2010)

  • Directors: Nathan Greno and Byron Howard
  • Actors: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Donna Murphy
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Tangled on IMDb

Tangled is a Disney film based on the fairy tale Rapunzel, about a princess who escapes from a tower and travels with a thief to the floating lights. The film features Mandy Moore as Rapunzel, Zachary Levi as Flynn Rider, and Donna Murphy as Mother Gothel. The film is a fun and modern adaptation of the classic stories, with a mix of live action and CGI animation.

36. Sixteen Candles (1984)

  • Director: John Hughes
  • Actors: Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling, Anthony Michael Hall
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: PG
  • Sixteen Candles on IMDb

Sixteen Candles is a film written and directed by John Hughes, who was the master of iconic teen movies in the 1980s. The film stars Molly Ringwald as Samantha, a girl who has a crush on the most popular boy in school, and Anthony Michael Hall as Ted, a geek who has a crush on her. The film follows Samantha’s 16th birthday, which is forgotten by her family and overshadowed by her sister’s wedding. The film is a humorous and heartwarming portrayal of teenage life and love.

37. The Sandlot (1993)

  • Director: David Mickey Evans
  • Actors: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna, Chauncey Leopardi, James Earl Jones
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • The Sandlot on IMDb

The Sandlot is a classic film about a young baseball prodigy and his friends in the summer of 1962. It follows their adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleepovers, the lifeguard at the pool, the rival Little League team, and the legendary ball eating dog.

38. Mother’s Day (2016)

  • Director: Garry Marshall
  • Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Shay Mitchell
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Mother’s Day on IMDb

Mother’s Day is a film that follows the lives of different mothers and their relationships with their families and friends. The film features an ensemble cast of stars and intertwines various stories of love, loss, and laughter.

39. 27 Dresses (2008)

  • Director: Anne Fletcher
  • Actors: Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, Judy Greer
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: PG-13
  • 27 Dresses on IMDb

27 Dresses stars Katherine Heigl as Jane, a woman who has been a bridesmaid 27 times and is secretly in love with her boss. She meets Kevin, a cynical writer who finds her attractive and decides to write an article about her. Meanwhile, her sister Tess falls in love with her boss and asks Jane to plan their wedding.

40. Enchanted (2007)

  • Director: Kevin Lima
  • Actors: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Timothy Spall, Idina Menzel, Susan Sarandon
  • Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Enchanted on IMDb

Enchanted is a film that follows Giselle, a young woman from a fairy tale world who is sent to New York City by an evil queen. There, she meets and falls in love with a lawyer named Robert, while being pursued by her prince and the queen’s henchman. The film is a homage and a parody of Disney’s animated classics, with references to past and future works.

41. She’s All That (1999)

  • Director: Robert Iscove
  • Actors: Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: PG-13
  • She’s All That on IMDb

She’s All That follows Zack, a popular high school student who bets his friend that he can turn Laney, an unattractive and unpopular girl, into the prom queen. However, he develops feelings for her and realizes that she is more than what she seems. The film is one of the most popular teen films of the late 1990s and features a cameo by Usher as the school DJ.

42. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

  • Director: Sofia Coppola
  • Actors: Kirsten Dunst, James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Josh Hartnett, A.J. Cook
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Rating: R
  • The Virgin Suicides on IMDb

The Virgin Suicides is a film based on the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, which is narrated by a group of boys who are obsessed with the five Lisbon sisters, who commit suicide within a year. The film explores the mystery and tragedy of the sisters’ lives, as well as the impact of their deaths on the boys and the suburban community.

43. Strawberry Mansion (2021)

  • Directors: Albert Birney and Kentucker Audley
  • Actors: Penny Fuller, Kentucker Audley, Grace Glowicki, Reed Birney, Linas Phillips
  • Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Strawberry Mansion on IMDb

Strawberry Mansion is a film that follows James Preble, a government agent who audits people’s dreams and taxes them. He visits the home of Arabella Isadora, an elderly artist who has a vast collection of VHS tapes containing her dreams. He becomes fascinated by her and her dreams, and discovers a secret plot involving the government and advertisers. The film is a whimsical and original story that blends sci-fi, adventure, and romance, with a retro aesthetic and a soundtrack by Dan Deacon.

44. Slaughter High (1986)

  • Directors: George Dugdale, Mark Ezra, and Peter Litten
  • Actors: Caroline Munro, Simon Scuddamore, Carmine Iannaconne, Donna Yeager, Sally Cross
  • Genre: Horror, Thriller
  • Rating: R
  • Slaughter High on IMDb

Slaughter High is a film about a group of former high school students who are invited to a reunion at their old school, where they tormented a nerdy classmate named Marty. They soon realize that it is a trap set by Marty, who survived a prank gone wrong that left him disfigured, and is now seeking revenge. The film is a typical slasher film of the 1980s, with gory deaths, cheesy dialogue, and a twist ending.

45. Booksmart (2019)

  • Director: Olivia Wilde
  • Actors: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: R
  • Booksmart on IMDb

Booksmart is a film about Amy and Molly, two best friends and academic achievers who realize on the eve of their high school graduation that they missed out on a lot of fun. They decide to go to a party and have the best night of their lives, while also dealing with their crushes, friendships, and future plans.

46. Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

  • Director: Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz
  • Actors: Zack Gottsagen, Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Peanut Butter Falcon on IMDb

Peanut Butter Falcon is about a young man with Down syndrome, Zak, who dreams of becoming a professional wrestler. When he escapes from his care facility, he teams up with a scrappy, on-the-run fisherman, played by Shia LaBeouf. Together, they embark on an epic journey down the rivers of the Deep South. It’s like a buddy road trip with a sprinkle of sweetness and a dash of humor. Along the way, they encounter some colorful characters, and their friendship blossoms into something truly special.

47. The Spectacular Now (2013)

  • Director: James Ponsoldt
  • Actors: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Rating: R
  • The Spectacular Now on IMDb

The Spectacular Now is a film based on the novel by Tim Tharp, about Sutter, a charismatic high school senior who lives in the present and drinks a lot. He meets Aimee, a shy and smart girl who has a crush on him. He decides to help her come out of her shell, but soon realizes that he might be the one who needs help.

48. Lady Bird (2017)

  • Director: Greta Gerwig
  • Actors: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Rating: R
  • Lady Bird on IMDb

Lady Bird is about a quirky, outspoken high school senior named Christine, who insists on being called Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan), that navigates the turbulent waters of adolescence in Sacramento, California. It’s like a love letter to teenage angst, parental relationships, and the search for identity. Lady Bird dreams of escaping her seemingly mundane hometown and strict Catholic school, all while dealing with the highs and lows of friendships and first love.

49. Bee Movie (2007)

  • Director: Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner
  • Actors: Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Rating: PG
  • Bee Movie on IMDb

In “Bee Movie,” Barry B. Benson, a bee who has recently graduated from college, decides to explore the world outside the hive. In a chance encounter, he befriends a florist named Vanessa, breaking bee rules by talking to humans. When he discovers that humans have been stealing honey for centuries, he takes legal action, leading to unforeseen consequences.

50. Hop (2011)

  • Director: Tim Hill
  • Actors: Russell Brand, James Marsden, Kaley Cuoco
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
  • Rating: PG
  • Hop on IMDb

In “Hop,” E.B., the teenage son of the Easter Bunny, wants to pursue his dreams of becoming a drummer instead of inheriting his father’s role. On the eve of taking over the Easter Bunny duties, E.B. runs away to Hollywood, where he encounters Fred O’Hare, an out of work slacker. Together, they embark on an adventure that could affect Easter forever.

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