Khoollect watch: 9 films to usher in spring

Whether you’re in the Northern Hemisphere saying ‘good riddance’ to a long, frosty winter and welcoming in the warmth of spring, or on the southern side of the world longing for some relief from the heat as autumn rolls in, these are the films to refresh and revive. They’re feel-good, filled with greenery and set to inspire.

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

A film full of heart, Little Miss Sunshine features a refreshingly dysfunctional family that takes a trip full of turns.

The Tree of Life (2011)

Starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn, The Tree of Life depicts the memories of a middle-aged man who grew up in 1950’s Texas.

It’s Complicated (2009)

A woman entering a new season of life finds renewed energy in two unexpected romances. And, when it’s an all-star cast led by Meryl Streep, you know you can’t go wrong.

Waking Ned Devine (1998)

Set in the rolling green hills of Ireland, Waking Ned Devine demonstrates what happens when an elderly lotto winner dies of shock and his local townsfolk try to claim his prize. A charming classic, this one never fails to move its viewers.

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Starring Sally Hawkins, this award-winning British indie film follows the life of North-London school teacher Poppy, who’s approach to life is often misunderstood by those around her. Her peppy attitude is a great lesson for all.

Blue Hawaii (1961)

Elvis, the beach, easy-listening music and a tropical setting. This 1960s classic is breath of fresh air for those dreaming of springtime evenings by the sea.

The Secret Garden (1993)

Based on the well-loved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this 1990s film tells the story of a girl in some seriously harsh circumstances who is comforted by her discovery of a secret garden. With Maggie Smith on board, and a super cool garden to explore, it’s a no-brainer.

Romancing the Stone (1984)

Those seeking a spot of greenery to usher in spring can enjoy a journey through the jungle with this 1980s romance. You’ll also find plenty of familiar faces and action to boot.

Some like it Hot (1959)

Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon form an unlikely yet dynamic trio in this film. For all its music, heat, fun 1950s fashion and husky tones, this film’s suitable for any time of year.

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