What to Watch This Spring
A comprehensive list of all the best ways to celebrate the season
Written by Grace Booze
Each month in spring has many different celebrations. Here is a streaming watch list for all the festivities and why they are a great representation.
“Chernobyl” - HBO Max
This mini-series shows what kind of devastation a nuclear power plant explosion can cause on the environment.
Autism Acceptance Month:
“Please Stand By” - YouTube, Amazon Prime, Redbox, Vudu, FuboTV
This film follows a young woman trying to get her Star Trek script published.
Stress Awareness Month:
“Encanto” - Disney+
Mirabel juggles the stress of her family and identity in this family-friendly movie.
Alcohol Awareness Month
“Everything Must Go”- Tubi, Pluto, YouTube, The Roku Channel, Vudu, Amazon Prime
Will Ferrell plays a struggling alcoholic dealing with sobriety in this dramedy.
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month:
“Always Be My Maybe” - Netflix
This rom-com features many famous Asian-Americans and centers around a friends-to-lovers trope.
“Hawaiian: The Legend of Eddie Aikau” - Disney+
This 30 For 30 documentary follows Hawaii’s beloved pro-surfer Eddie Aikau.
Mental Health Awareness Month:
“Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” - Apple TV
This documentary follows Selena Gomez learning about her depression, anxiety, and mental health.
Jewish American Heritage Month:
“School Ties” - Paramount+
This film features a Jewish boy who faces discrimination as he attends a Catholic boarding school.
National Clean Air Month:
“The Lorax” - Amazon Prime
This family-friendly watch shows the importance of clean air.
“The Birdcage” - Showtime
Two gay parents have to hide their relationship when their conservative in-laws come to visit.
“The Notebook” - HBO Max
A husband struggles to remind his wife of their love as she battles Alzheimer's.
“Blue Bayou” - HBO Max
A man adopted from Korea is faced with the possibility of being deported even though he has only lived in America.
Men's Health Awareness Month:
“50/50” - Hulu, Amazon Prime
This film follows a young man battling cancer.
Gun Violence Awareness Month:
“Bowling For Columbine” - Pluto, Tubi, The Roku Channel
This documentary follows up with the Columbine high school students immediately after the school shooting.
“Crip Camp” - Netflix
This documentary, produced by the Obama family, follows a summer camp built for disabled children.
National Bison Month:
“Dances with Wolves” HBO Max
A Civil War soldier is stationed in the wild west where he befriends a Native tribe.
“Straws” - Tubi
This documentary explains how damaging microplastics can be to the environment.
National Minority Mental Health Awareness:
“All The Bright Places” - Netflix
This rom-com follows two teens struggling with their emotional pasts.
“A Good Year” - Stars
This film follows a man who inherits his uncle’s estate in France only for a long-lost cousin to show up, claiming it’s her property.