By: Sophie Koutsoftas | September 27, 2021
As fall approaches, the weather cools down, and there is a chill in the air. There is no better time than to curl up under a blanket with a hot mug of your favorite fall drink and watch these autumnal movies. From a mythical, magical world of wizards to Halloween films to a fall-season romance, we’ve got you covered.
If you are looking for some feel-good movies that capture the fall spirit, try these:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:
Harry Potter discovers that he is a wizard and is enrolled in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and uncovers magic that he never knew was possible. The autumnal vibes of the Harry Potter series, with butterbeer, the Quidditch games, and the red and gold colors of Gryffindor matches the mood of the season. Immerse yourself in the magical world of Hogwarts this fall.
Fantastic Mr. Fox:
The Wes Anderson adaptation of the Roald Dahl book, “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” is bathed in warm orange and yellow colors, staple shades for the fall. The movie follows a family of foxes as they steal food from the greedy men trying to hunt them. All of the colors in this movie will make you want to curl up with your own Bean’s apple cider and enjoy.
Coraline discovers another world through a magical door in her living room, but the fantasy comes at a price. The stop motion animation of this classic children's film brings nostalgia. The coziness of the animation balanced with the uneasiness of the story, as well as the presence of black cats and the spooky pumpkins, all create an atmosphere perfect for watching during fall.
If you are looking for some spooky movies this fall, try these:
A 1996 cult classic featuring a group of teenage girls who become witches and get into mischief. Witches, cults, and magic, three staples of the spooky season.
An artist unknowingly uncovers the truth behind the legend of Candyman that haunts him and causes violence in the town of Cabrini. This chilling horror film will leave you thoroughly creeped out and in the mood for a scary start to the season.
A Nightmare on Elm Street:
1984, slasher film, a classic horror movie about four teenagers being hunted and killed in their dreams. The movie takes place during the fall season and is a good movie to catch closer to Halloween.
Directed by comedian Jordan Peele, this thriller follows Chris as he goes to meet his girlfriend, Rose, and her family for the first time. The best way to get in the spooky and scary vibe this fall is to watch this psychological thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat!
If you are looking for movies to get you in the Halloween spirit, try these:
Two boys discover the house across the street is alive and kidnapping children. Determined to investigate and impress a girl, they try to uncover the truth before the house goes after trick-or-treaters.
The Corpse Bride:
Victor and Victoria's wedding ceremony comes to a pause when Victor is hit on the head with a branch leading him to the land of the dead and the bride, Emily, who wants to marry him. The dark aesthetic of the movie and the uneasiness of Victor as he is surrounded by corpses classifies this as a fall movie to watch.
In Salem, Massachusetts, Max, his sister Dani, and their friend Allison accidentally free a coven of three evil witches who must be stopped before they become immortal. Not only is the movie a classic, but it can be an inspiration for a magical Halloween costume for a group of three.
Addams Family Values:
What more could you want to get you in the mood this season! Follow the electric Addams family as they navigate the world around them and get inspired for a cool Halloween costume.
If you are looking for a romantic fall night-in, try these movies:
When Harry Met Sally:
A love story between two friends who try to stay platonic without sex and romantic feelings getting in the way. A beautiful fall palette to this movie. There is an iconic scene where Sally and Harry talk about sex dreams while walking through the park and all of the trees are orange and yellow, with a quintessential autumn moment.
The iconic meeting between Bella and Edward, and the introduction to the supernatural world in Forks, Washington—the supernatural aspects of this movie bring out the magic of this movie. But the lighting and muted colors of Forks, Washington, are reminiscent of a dreary fall season.
A human with scissors for hands is left unfinished when his scientist dies, leading him to be taken in by a suburban saleswoman and eventually falling in love with her daughter. While this movie takes place mostly in a pastel suburb, the star-crossed lovers aspect of it makes it a great movie to curl with a loved one and watch during the season.