Get out your coziest sweater and curl up on the couch with these autumn movies! These are 11 of the best fall movies to watch this season, on Netflix and on Amazon Prime. Cuddle up for some self-care this weekend or snuggle with the family and an XL bowl of popcorn!
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The Best Movies for Fall
(No, I haven’t skipped a season.)
And I would never skip fall. Fall is my favorite.
It’s still warm enough to go outside without approximately 15 layers on.
You can go for hikes and not melt from the heat or be eaten alive by bugs.
Sweater weather. Autumn boots.
Pumpkin spice lattes, obvs.
If you are a fall fanatic too, not only would we be best friends, but you will also LOVE these fall movies!!
Let me know YOUR favorite fall movies, and if I missed any of your faves on this best fall movies list.
Also don’t miss these 50 best family movies you’ll enjoy as much as your kids – perfect for the colder months!
Best Fall Movies to Give You the Warm & Fuzzies
Lots of these best fall movies are available on Amazon Prime. If you don’t have a subscription, you can get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime here
1. It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Oh Charlie Brown, with your bald head, and I have no clue how old you are. All the Charlie Brown movies are so lovable and this one is no exception. It’s a feel-good fall movie that’s perfect to watch with the kiddos.
2. Autumn in New York
This film has autumn written all over it. It’s about Autumn. In New York. A total tearjerker with restaurateur Richard Gere falling for terminally ill Winona Ryder. Beautiful fall scenes (and food scenes) abound.
3. Hocus Pocus
This classic Halloween film from the ‘90s stars Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker (pre-Sex and the City). This is a non-scary witch movie that is a cult classic for many who watch it every Halloween season.
4. Practical Magic
Practical Magic is another Halloween movie that didn’t do well when it first came out but later became a cult classic. I love pretty much any movie with Sandra Bullock in it, and Nicole Kidman is in it too. But this one is on the scary side, and wouldn’t be recommended for kids.
5. You’ve Got Mail
The backdrop of this Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks movie is fall in New York. Meg Ryan plays a Meg-Ryan-type character and it’s the perfect romcom fall movie.
For people missing watching organized sports, watch one of the best fall movies about football. It’s based on a real-life underdog story about Rudy Ruttinger, whose dream it is to play football for the University of Notre Dame.
7. When Harry Met Sally
Other than the famous delicatessen scene (“I’ll have what she’s having”), this fall romcom is chock full of crunchy leaves and cozy sweaters. Fall movie bliss at its finest.
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Bitty Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley are too cute in this first of the Harry Potter movies. The Sorcerer’s Stone is obviously filled with witches and wizards, and it also takes place over Halloween. The Great Hall decked out with floating pumpkins, and various other Halloweeny décor.
9. Dan in Real Life
My favorite Steve Carell work ever, even over The Office (yes I said it). And that soundtrack. Filmed in Rhode Island in the fall, this fall movie is filled with quirky characters, beautiful settings, and lots of cozy autumn clothing.
10. E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial
This adorable kids’ movie makes the best fall movies list because it is also set over Halloween. I’m looking forward to watching this one with my daughter when she’s a little older (right now we’re about at the Great Pumpkin speed).
11. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
We’ll end with another classic fall movie about the Peanuts gang to watch with your family. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is all about football, friends, and Thanksgiving.
We’ll end our best fall movies with:
Wah wah wah wah (translation: I hope you like these autumn flicks)
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