The fall is a season that, whilst being beautiful and picturesque, doesn’t always have a lot of media that is immediately associated with it. There are tonnes of movies that instantly evoke summer, and of course, an entire library worth of Christmas themed films, but what about the time in between? Here are 25 movies that will get you in the mood for fall!
Table of contents:
- you’ve got mail
- practical magic
- the village
- love story
- silver linings playbook
- garden state
- fantastic mr. fox
- hocus pocus
- when harry met sally
- dan in real life
- edward scissorhands
- fly away home
- remember the titans
- the nightmare before christmas
- mystic pizza
- planes, trains, and automobiles
- young frankenstein
- sleepy hollow
- the blind side
- the craft
- the others
- it's the great pumpkin, charlie brown
1 You’ve Got Mail
When I think about falling leaves and seasonal comfort, for some reason my mind always goes to this wonderful rom-com starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks!
2 Practical Magic
The best part of fall is Halloween, y’all! Practical Magic isn’t necessarily October based, but it is delightfully witchy and stars some of your faves.
3 The Village
If you want a good scare but also enjoy some autumnal beauty on the screen, then The Village is the one for you.
4 Love Story
Reason it reminds us of fall: College, fall semester at Harvard, and plaid skirts.
5 Silver Linings Playbook
This Oscar-winning flick has all the traditional fall elements. Halloween, back to school chat, and football!
This right here is a stone cold holiday classic. If it’s not already a Halloween tradition for you, it’s about to become one!
In terms of characters that embody the whimsical, sort of desperate nature of the the fall, you can’t get much more ‘fally’ than Max Fischer in Rushmore!
8 Garden State
This is a cosy indie flick that screams the fall, starring Zach Braff and Natalie Portman who is amazing any time of the year!
9 Fantastic Mr. Fox
The entire palette for Wes Anderson’s whimsical animated adventure just screams autumn. Go see for yourself!
10 Hocus Pocus
In my opinion, probably the greatest Halloween themed film of all time! What more do you need than Bette Midler playing the coolest witch ever!
11 When Harry Met Sally
Why is this an autumn movies? The walks under fall leaves in Central Park and Meg Ryan's blazers and hats, of course.
12 Dan in Real Life
This is a really cosy autumnal movie set in Rhode Island in the fall. It will provide you with all the seasonal cuteness you need.
There is something about the colour scheme and the sweaters that makes Stepmom a real fall movie, even to the colour of Susan Sarandon’s hair!
14 Edward Scissorhands
Back to the creepy side of the season, Edward Scissorhands is arguably Tim Burton’s best movie ever.
15 Fly Away Home
Ducks flying south for winter, the beauty of the autumnal wilderness.
16 Remember the Titans
If football is what makes you dream of autumn, then you will feel right at home watching the tearjerker Remember The Titans!
17 The Nightmare before Christmas
Tim Burton strikes again! Watch this and you can have the age-old debate of is it a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie?
18 Mystic Pizza
Another appearance for Julia Roberts on the list. This is one of her earliest movies, definitely one to enjoy on an autumn evening.
19 Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
The classic fall themes of Thanksgiving, coats, and holiday travel.
20 Young Frankenstein
Some more supernatural fun, not only is that a great movie for around Halloween, but it might just end up being one of your new all-time faves.
21 Sleepy Hollow
Johnny Depp is at his best in creepy movies, and they don’t come much creepier than Sleep Hollow!
22 The Blind Side
Another football-themed movie that will have the entire household in tears by the end of events!
23 The Craft
An amazing teen movie about high school witches that will have you wishing you could cast a spell or two!
24 The Others
The Others is a perfect pick for a PG-13 movie that is still scary enough to get everyone in the mood for Halloween.
25 It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Who doesn't want to be reminded of how much we loved fall when we we're a kid? Settle in for a movie marathon by watching this followed by A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!
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