The Best Seasonal Movies to Watch in the New Year

Unsurprisingly, many of these films have romantic and coming-of-age aspects with the seasons mirroring the changes and evolutions the characters go through.  

These are eleven of the best seasonal movies to start the year off with right. Some minor plot points are discussed, so spoiler warning. 

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

An effervescent and colorful musical from director Stanley Donen, this film spans a year (from spring to spring) and shows just how much our lives can change in that time period. 

Bridget Jones' Diary (2001)

What's lovely is that while spring will so often represent renewal and rebirth, for Bridget Jones it's during the winter when snow is falling that she is reborn with a new diary in hand and love in her life. 

The Secret Garden (1993)

Based on the children's novel by Frances Hodgeson Burnett, the best adaptation of this story is an evocative, ethereal and poignant story of overcoming the impossible, family, and renewal of spirit. 

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

A film that has become iconic in so many ways, The Devil Wears Prada is light, breezy, and filled with incredible performances and fine messages about finding the balance between changes for the better, but remaining true to yourself. 

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