20 Best Spring Movies to Watch in April

Check out our brand new Spring Movies Checklist for movies to watch in April! 

We love April. It’s Ty’s birthday month, we get to celebrate April Fool’s Day and pull little pranks on each other, watch funny movies and get fully into the Spring vibes! There are a lot of great movies to watch to fit these themes, so we’ve put together a list of the best family friendly Spring movies to watch in April so you can get into the April vibes as well! 

From hilarious comedies to heartwarming adventures, this checklist has it all. So, grab your snacks, get comfy, and let’s dive into your new favorite movies to watch in April!

April Fools Comedy Classics

Kick off the month right with these awesome April Fools Day comedy spring movies to watch in April!

The Parent Trap

Double trouble ensues when long-lost twins switch places in a scheme to reunite their divorced parents. Their ploy leads to hilarious antics and heartwarming revelations.

20 Best Spring Movies to Watch in April  - The Parent Trap

Shrek

Shrek, a grumpy ogre, and his new ‘friend’ Donkey embark on a quest to rescue a princess. He discovers the true meaning of friendship and love along the way, and pokes fun at a bunch of fairy tale tropes while he’s at it!

The Princess Bride

This timeless tale of love and adventure follows a young couple’s quest to be reunited in a world of sword fights, giants, and witty banter.

The Goonies

In this classic ‘80s adventure, a group of misfit kids sets off on a wild treasure hunt, encountering booby traps, villains, and plenty of laughs.

20 Best Movies to Watch in April  - The Goonies

Despicable Me

A supervillain adopts three adorable orphan girls for a devious plan, but discovers that he loves being a father to them along the way and ends up doing an unexpectedly heroic thing.

Toy Story

After his owner receives a new cool action figure, Woody is scared that he’ll be replaced and comes up with a plan to get rid of the new toy. Things do not go as planned, and they learn valuable lessons about friendship and loyalty in the process.

Earth Day Specials

If you’re in for a little nature, these Earth Day Specials are the perfect movies to watch in April for you!

The Bee Movie

A bee ventures beyond the hive and after learning about how humans are exploiting bees for their honey, decides to sue the human race.

20 Best Movies to Watch in April  - The Bee Movie

Free Willy

A troubled boy forms a bond with Willy, a captive orca, and risks everything to set Willy free from the humans who are planning to kill him.

Happy Feet

A tap-dancing penguin lacks the singing voice of his species and is exiled from his community. Follow his journey of self-discovery and dance along!

Wall-E

In a post-apocalyptic future, Wall-E is all alone trying to clean up the earth. When a new robot arrives, he falls in love and they work together to save the planet.

FernGully: The Last Rainforest

When a curious fairy encounters a human logging crew, she embarks on a mission to save the rainforest that she lives in from destruction with the help of a human boy.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Based on the beloved children’s book, this movie follows Ted as he tries to impress the girl he’s in love with by finding a real tree. His actions help the land around their town recover and flourish once again.

April Showers

Springtime means lots of rain. So what do you do during April showers? Check out these movies to watch in April!

Singin’ in the Rain

Set in the golden age of Hollywood, this musical comedy follows a silent film star as he navigates the transition to “talkies”. If you’ve never seen this classic, now’s the time!

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

After a young inventor creates a machine that turns water into food to help the townspeople who can’t afford food, things turn chaotic very quickly.

Jurassic Park

After a power failure at a theme park filled with cloned dinosaurs, a team of scientists and adventurers must do everything to get out alive.

Harry Potter

After Harry Potter finds out that he’s a wizard, his whole life is turned upside down. Join him as he navigates his new magical school and the dark forces that want him dead.

Jumanji

A magical board game brings jungle creatures to life, leading to wild adventures and thrilling escapades for a group of unsuspecting players.

Springtime Adventures

Spring is here! This list of Spring movies to watch in April will surely get you in the Spring mood! 

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Wayne, a scientist, invents a shrinking machine, and accidentally shrinks his kids and their friends without realizing. Getting them back, and back to normal, turns out to be quite the challenge!

Up

Widower Carl is determined to fulfill his late wife’s dream of exploring South America. An unexpected visitor accidentally hitchhikes along on his flying house and they end up on an amazing adventure.

The Croods

During prehistoric times, the Crood family embarks on a dangerous journey to find a new place to settle. They meet a modern boy on the way and are fascinated by his innovative nature. 

Bambi

The ultimate spring movie, Bambi follows a young deer as he explores and navigates the trials and tribulations of the forest, and prepares to fulfill his destiny of becoming the prince of the forest.

Paddington Bear

A polite and adventurous bear from Peru finds a new home in London. Paddington charms everyone he meets with his good manners and penchant for mischief in this heartwarming Spring story.

Epic

Mary Katherine, a teenage girl, is magically transported into a hidden forest realm. She joins forces with a band of whimsical creatures to save their world from dark forces in a fight between good and evil.


Grab Your Own April & Spring Movies Checklist! 

Want to keep track of which of these awesome movies you’ve already seen? Our brand new checklist with the 20 best movies to watch in April will help you do just that!

It features all the movies we just talked about, so head over to the checklist here, mark off any you’ve seen, and put the rest on your watchlist! 



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