20 of the Sweetest Spring-Time Romance Movies

March 19, 2020 6 Comments

Spring has sprung! Or that’s what a cursory glance at the calendar tells us. Because of this new season when the landscape around us awakens and everything becomes new again, I’m celebrating by rounding up a few of the romance movies set in the spring-time. (Sort of.)

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Some of these might not be spring-y in the strictest sense, but they seem like good titles to include even if only because their affect is cheery. I’ve tried to find a selection that has a little something for us all, from swoon-y romance to romantic comedies, and maybe a few that are lighter on the romance. Also, I must point out, I included a lot of oldie films… not sure why, but here’s hoping they’re good. Point being, no matter what you’re looking for, hopefully you might see something new or be reminded of an old favorite.

20 of the Sweetest Spring-Time Romance Movies

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1: Bride Wars

This one leads up to that coveted perfect month for weddings (June), but since summer doesn’t officially start until late June, this one seems to fit. Plus, while it is silly, it’s one of those happy-go-lucky moviedsthat is overflowing with charm; and it’s a lovely (albeit sometimes out of hand) portrait of friendship. Find on Amazon Video

PG for some innuendo, and maybe minor profanity

2: Easter Parade

Despite the fact that I do thoroughly enjoy Irving Berlin’s White Christmas each season, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this spring-time romance with Judy Garland. Still, given that it somehow revolves around an Easter parade, I feel like I should someday give it a watch – it may just be a cheery delight! Find on Amazon Video

3: Easter Under Wraps

Ordinarily I don’t use Hallmark originals in lists like this just because, independent of this type of content, I talk about Hallmark romances so much. But with this title, and the promotional material, I simply could not resist. Find on Amazon Video

4: Emma (1996)

This one seems like a solid choice to add to our spring watchlist queue. I don’t know the season, but in my searching (not of other lists, but just general title searches), this one popped up, and I was like, yes! Love a good Austen adaptation. Find on Amazon Video

PG for minor innuendo

PS: the 2020 adaptation of EMMA is coming to demand Friday (the 20), so you should be able to also find this one on Amazon Video or other “on demand” services.

5: Dare to be Wild

Given its theme centers on gardens and flowers, I thought this story an appropriate add. It’s more bittersweet when it comes to the romance, but Tom Hughes plays the leading guy, and this one is based on the real life of Mary Reynolds. Find on Amazon Video or check Netflix

PG for minor suggestive implications

6: Fever Pitch

I mean it’s got the always adorable Drew Barrymore, and is a rom-com that also features baseball, so… it just seemed right. The story follows a woman who falls for a man obsessed with the Red Sox. Find on Amazon Video  

PG-13 suggestive content (including sexual content) and some profanity

7: Home by Spring

With a title like this, and a sweet story (girl comes home and reunites with old beau), I simply could not resist using yet another Hallmark romance. Find on Amazon or check if it’s on Demand

8: Hope Springs (2003)

Knowing nothing about this one, but I’m pretty sure my mom saw it years ago. Still, it has Colin Firth and has a variation of ‘spring’ in its title, so… maybe it’s a good fit? Find on Amazon Video

PG-13 for sexual content and language according to the MPAA

9: The Importance of Being Earnest

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This one just has that “palette” of spring time. It’s pretty to look at, features an all-star cast (including Austen adaptation pros like Colin Firth and Frances O’Conner), and best of all, it’s hilarious. Find on Amazon Video

PG for some innuendo, and minor nudity  

10: It Happens Every Spring

Randomly ran across this one, another that centers on baseball, and with its title plus 1949 release date, I simply had to include it. Find on Amazon Video

11: Jane Eyre

This is one that we, in all likelihood, universally know. I don’t know if this is partially set during the spring season, but I remember one scene in the most recent one that’s very springlike, and in a more than that, from the imagery side of this story, it’s like winter (darkness) waking to spring (light, happiness). Find the 2011 adaptation on Amazon Video

PG-13 for some thematic elements, including adult themes of adultery

12: Peter Rabbit

Best of 2018 at the Box Office

I mean, I gushed about this one (a lot) way back when, and I couldn’t not include it. It’s animated (with people) yes, but who doesn’t love the mischief of Beatrix Potter’s lovable little rabbit and his gang? Sometimes these kind of movies is where it’s at. Find on Amazon Video

13: Prom

Ok, yes this one might be an agsty teen rom-com, but I have to confess I find it so darn cute. Plus, it’s Disney, so we know it’ll be cheerful, right? Find on Amazon Video


14: (To All the Boys) P.S. I Still Love You

Really either one of these films (either To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before or this one) fits this list, maybe not in season, but just in its attitude. Plus, this one does involve preparation for a “garden party” so… I mean, it’s mean to be. Find on Netflix

TV-14 for sexual content involving teenagers (talk of having sex, etc.)

15: The Secret Garden

This one is definitely not so heavy on the romance, but it’s a sweet tale based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and in the 1980s version, we have a cameo by Colin Firth which adds to the romantic appeal.

16: Singin’ in the Rain

I mean aside from this being a classic, how could I not include this one on such a list? It’s all about singing in the rain, and we all know April showers bring those may flowers. Find on Amazon Video

17: Spring in Park Lane

Described as a “high society romance” that is a form of “escapism,” this is another 1940s film is a kind of social divide love story in the tradition of modern stories like Lady Sybil and Branson, although here I suspect, there’s a happier end.

18: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Oh, look! It’s another romantic-comedy that features baseball, and another with Gene Kelly. What can I say, I found a lot of oldies in my preparation for this list. This one is about two pro players who discover they (naturally!) have a talent for show business. Find on Amazon Video

19: This Beautiful Fantastic

Jessica Brown-Findlay (of Downton Abbey fame) stars in this quirky, but really pretty contemporary that feels almost like a fairytale. Find on Amazon Video

20: Tulips in Spring

Another Hallmark original I couldn’t resist adding to this list. Visually it’s the most ideal film to enjoy during this season because of the lovely fields of tulips we get to see. Find on Amazon

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BONUS! 8 Novels that Suggest Perfect “Spring” Reading

  • 1: Spring’s Storm by Lyn Cote | I read the first three books in this Northern Intrigue series years before Lyn published about three more novels to this series. Haven’t read this one, but those I did read are a contemporary romance type story. Amazon | Goodreads
  • 2: Well Met by Jen DeLuca | This one is actually on my own Spring TBR, and for some reason, it just “feels” spring-ish. Whether or not it is, remains to be seen. Amazon | Goodreads
  • 3: Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo | It’s just darn cute, and in my book, anything that fun is sure to mirror the re-new that is the spring season. Amazon | Goodreads
  • 4: Spring’s Gentle Promise by Janette Oke | going way back into my reader archives… again. Amazon | Goodreads
  • 5: When Comes the Spring by Janette Oke | Read this one years ago, don’t remember if its set during the spring, but the title suggests it to be true. Amazon | Goodreads
  • 6: Sweet on You by Becky Wade | The cover is so darn spring-y that I had to include this one. Plus, it’s a Becky Wade novel, so… it’s charming. Amazon | Goodreads
  • 7: The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West \ Really anything by this author applies because her books are too cute. This one is about a girl who convinces a boy to play her fake boyfriend after she’s dumped on prom night. Amazon | Goodreads
  • 8: The English Garden series by Lori Wick | Again, don’t know the seasons of these novels, but the series title does have ‘garden’ in it, so… Amazon | Goodreads

What about you: have you seen any of these? Do you like any of them? Do you want to watch any of them? Which romances would YOU recommend as prime romance movies set in the spring season? Have you seen any of these old classic cinema films? Comment all of your thoughts below.

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20 of the Sweetest Spring-Time Romance Movies. Sharing some spring romance movies (and a few books!) you might enjoy. Text © Rissi JC

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