Best Films For Fall Feels


Courtesy of Monkey Business Images/Getty Images. Movies to watch this fall.

Sofia Siqueira, Lifestyles Editor

Fall is upon us…Leaves are turning brown, the air is growing crisp, and what better way to capture the season than to cozy up with a big blanket and watch a good movie? From comedies to dramas, the TV industry is blessed with an assortment of films that are sure to wash your blues away and get you into the autumn spirit. Here are twelve cinematic masterpieces to watch this fall!

Harry and Sally, 1989
Harry and Sally seamlessly weaves romance and wit into a story about two friends who spend years questioning the possibility of becoming something more. In a memorable scene from this movie, Harry and Sally make their way through the park surrounded by a striking landscape of orange and red hues that will bring out your inner fall enthusiast.

Hocus Pocus, 1993
This classic has dominated the TV screen for almost three decades of Halloween. Trying to impress a girl, teenager Max Dennison makes the fatal mistake of awakening a 300-year-old coven of evil witches, the Sanderson sisters. With humorous scenes and great characters, this movie is sure to put a spell on you!

Coraline, 2009
Nothing says “spooky” quite like Coraline’s button eyes. In this horror-style fantasy tale, a young girl finds a portal in her house that transports her to an alternate reality. Along the way, she unravels staggering secrets about the origins of her ancient home.

Corpse Bride, 2005
This list wouldn’t be complete without a Tim Burton movie, now would it? Whimsical and dark, the Corpse Bride follows a bashful groom named Victor who mistakenly marries a deceased woman by practicing his vows in the wrong place at the wrong time. He must now find a way to return to his breathing fiancée before it’s too late.

The Royal Tenenbaums, 2001
Wes Anderson is known for his carefully curated cinematography, and The Royal Tenenbaums is no exception. This one-of-a-kind film focuses on three eccentric siblings, a financial prodigy, a brilliant playwright, and a tennis aficionado, whose glory days have been eclipsed by two decades of failure and family issues.

The Craft, 1996
Sarah Bailey transfers from the Bay Area to a ritzy Catholic school in LA, and finds herself among a group of outcast girls who practice witchcraft. At first, the young witches harness their powers to solve personal problems, but soon enough, they enter a world of dark magic with no return.

Little Women, 2019
Greta Gerwig’s 2019 film may be the most recent adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, but it surely is the most timeless so far. With a stellar cast that include faces such as Meryl Streep and Florence Pugh, intertwined with complex themes of womanhood, this rendition of the March sisters’ tale is a must-watch!

Harry Potter Movies, 2001-2011
Truthfully, Harry Potter is great year round, but there’s something about butterbeer and Hogwarts’s back-to-school atmosphere that makes these films particularly inviting during fall. In this narrative, an 11-year-old boy has his world turned completely upside down upon discovering that he is a wizard…And the rest is eight movies-worth-of unimaginable adventures and wondrous magic.

Knives Out, 2019
The 2019 blockbuster Knives Out chronicles the murder mystery of renowned novelist Harlan Thrombrey. The patriarch’s death raises suspicion in the wildly flawed Thrombey family, and it’s now up to detective Benoit Blanc to piece things together. Every bit of this film screams autumn, from Chris Evans’s iconic knit sweater to a Gothic mansion surrounded by foliage. In this masterful whodunnit, director Rian Johnson delivers a string of plot-twists that are sure to get you on the edge of your seat.

Before Sunrise, 1995
In this tender romance, two strangers meet in a train on their way to Vienna, and decide to spend the day together. They try to make the most of their short lived hours by having meaningful, eye opening conversations about life and the world around them.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, 1982
When it comes to feel-good movies, E.T. definitely hits the mark. Spielberg has a penchant for legendary tales, and E.T. is one of his greatest works. A young boy comes across an extraterrestrial creature, and the two form an unconventional, yet loving friendship.

Dead Poets Society, 1989
Robin Williams stars as a passionate literature teacher who uses a nonconformist modus operandi to teach his students about the true meaning of life. The picturesque Vermont setting is the cherry on top of the film’s incredible story about growing up and free thinking.