Autumn is just around the corner! Time to make your place cozy, light some candles, have a hot cup of tea and be ready for a long movie night while outside is raining and quite cold.
Here comes my list of autumn movies (updated from 50 to 65) that you can enjoy right now. Some of them you might already saw, some will be new.
So, let’s dive in. Wish you a pleasant time!
P.s. share more movies if you watched some related to autumn season.
1. When Harry Met Sally
This iconic romantic comedy pairs Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal as friends who slowly, over the course of many years and relationships, discover that they might just be perfect for each other.
2. Dead Poets Society
There’s something innately autumnal about going back to school—even if you’re only in class for the duration of this 1989 classic about a prep school teacher (Robin Williams) who sets out to inspire his students to shake off stuffy tradition and come into their own.
3. Scent of a Woman
A depressed and blind veteran (Al Pacino) hires a prep school kid with problems of his own to guide him through a whirlwind bucket list tour of New York City, filled with wild misadventures that will change, and possible save, both of their lives.
4. Good Will Hunting
In this autumnal tale, a janitor at Harvard is discovered to be a mathematical genius and sent to therapy with unconventional psychology professor (Robin Williams, who won an Oscar for his performance) to help him deal with his past, and the demands on his future.
5. Autumn In New York
This NYC love story stars Richard Gere as a womanising restauranteur who finds himself falling in love with a quirky young woman (Winona Ryder).
6. You’ve Got Mail
Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), the scion of a bookstore empire, writes in his anonymous emails to his virtual penpal and real life rival Kathleen Kelly. This well-known movie will allow you to get lost in some nostalgia for autumn in NYC, your favourite neighbourhood bookstore, and of course the iconic, defunct America Online email alert as enemies become friends and find love in the most unlikely places.
7. Practical Magic
This story is about sisters Sally and Gillian who have to cope with their family history of both heartbreak and witchcraft when Gillian’s abusive ex-boyfriend brings law enforcement and the supernatural to their door.
8. October Sky
Based on a true story, this inspiring story follows teen Homer Hickam (Jake Gyllenhaal) as he pursues his passion for rocket science and dreams of the stars in his repressive, coal mining hometown in the 1950s.
9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry, Ron and Hermoine return to Hogwarts just as they learn about Sirius Black and his plans to kill Harry. However, when Harry runs into him, he learns that the truth is far from reality.
10. Sweet November
Free-spirited Sara has one month—no more, no less—to change ego-centric, workaholic Nelson’s life. When it’s time to say goodbye, they both discover they don’t want to.
See the beloved Roald Dahl children’s book come to life in this movie about a gifted girl who spends her days trying to make life at school better for everyone.
12. Sleepy Hollow
Whether you’re looking to get spooked or craving the sights of the New England foliage, this popular 1999 Tim Burton movie is perfect for watching on a chilly October eve.
13. The Blind Side
Get ready for football season with this inspiring movie about a boy’s journey to find a family and a career in the NFL.
14. Little Women
Much of this classic film (1994) about the power of love and family devotion takes place in the fall and winter. Grab your sisters, a cup of tea, and cozy up on the couch together!
15. Addams Family Values
A family who really loves to wear black adds a new addition to their tight-knit family, but it might cost them more than they thought.
New girl at a Washington high school casually falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire that is forever seventeen. A lot of people have a problem with this naturally.
17. Mona Lisa Smile
Julia Roberts, as a new teacher, brings feminism and new views of art and life to Wellesley’s women’s university in the 1950s.
Max, a student at Rushmore Academy, excels at everything except academics. He meets and falls in love with a teacher, Ms Cross, but later discovers that his mentor is also in love with her.
19. Dark Shadows
Rich playboy Barnabas earns the wrath of Angelique, a witch, when he breaks her heart. She turns him into a vampire and buries him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas escapes to settle scores.
20. Far From Heaven
Todd Haynes’ melodrama might be the most autumnal movie of all time, enriching its exploration of racism, sexism, and homophobia in 1950s Connecticut with heavily saturated jewel tones.
Amélie is one of the kindest films ever made, each frame bursting with mischief and lust for life. Hyper-saturated reds, yellows, and greens evoke an autumn afternoon, and Audrey Tautou’s performance.
22. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Brad Pitt is front and center in this one-of-a-kind romantic drama. The acclaimed actor stars as Benjamin Button, a man who mysteriously ages in reverse.
This might be the year you introduce your kids to Casper the friendly ghost, or just revisit the movie on your own. While a paranormal expert is on the hunt for scary ghosts in a haunted house, his daughter is shocked to find a new friend.
24. About Time
To us, fall movies are better viewed with cozy blankets and a hot cup of cocoa. The best complement to those accoutrements is a romantic movie, like Rachel McAdams’s time-traveling film About Time.
25. The Age of Adaline
Adaline Bowman has miraculously remained a youthful 29 years of age for nearly eight decades, never allowing herself to get close to anyone lest they discover her secret. However, a chance encounter with a charismatic philanthropist reawakens Adaline’s long-suppressed passion for life and romance.
26. The Lake House
Love blooms when Kate, a doctor, exchanges letters with Alex, an architect who is fed up with his life. Unknown to them, they lead lives two years apart.
27. Pride & Prejudice
Mrs. Bennet insists that her daughters find rich husbands and settle down. When a wealthy bachelor starts living near them, Mrs. Bennet’s happiness knows no bounds.
2020 movie. Following the antics of a young woman, Emma Woodhouse, who lives in Georgian- and Regency-era England and occupies herself with matchmaking – in sometimes misguided, often meddlesome fashion- in the lives of her friends and family.
A modern day fairy tale whereby a young girl from a mysterious, wealthy family must find true love in order to break a special curse, called the Wilhern spell, which she inherits from her family.
Isabel gets engaged to Luke, a divorcee, and tries her best to keep his children happy. Luke’s ex-wife, Jackie, loathes Isabel. However, things change when Jackie’s life is unexpectedly being changed.
31. Last Night
The story revolves around Michael who goes on a business trip with his attractive colleague and spends a night with her. Meanwhile, Joanna, his wife, encounters a former lover.
32. Legends of the Fall
Colonel Ludlow decides to move to Montana’s country-side and raise his three children. His life changes when he learns that all his children have fallen in love with the same girl.
33. The Devil Wears Prada
Andy, a young graduate aspiring to be a journalist, comes to New York and becomes an assistant to one of the city’s biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.
34. August Rush
Lyla and Louis, a singer and a musician, fall in love, but are soon compelled to separate. Lyla is forced to give up her newborn but unknown to her, he grows up to become a musical genius.
Born with facial differences that, Auggie Pullman becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
36. The Notebook
Duke reads the story of Allie and Noah, two lovers who were separated by fate, to Ms Hamilton, an old woman who suffers from dementia, on a daily basis out of his notebook.
37. The Bridges of Madison County
Francesca’s typical married life takes a positive turn when she decides to help new-in-town Robert to discover Iowa. Her short-term romance with him helps her jot down an unforgettable anecdote.
38. Big Fish
Will Bloom returns home to care for his dying father, who had a penchant for telling unbelievable stories. After he passes away, Will tries to find out if his tales were really true.
39. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
While a strange dark force terrorises New York City, British magizoologist Newt Scamander enlists a non-magical Jacob’s help to round up some escaped magical creatures.
40. Easy Virtue
Mrs. Whittaker is eagerly waiting for her son John’s arrival but when he gets Lolita, an American widow home, things get nasty. Soon the game of manipulation starts affecting the whole family.
41. The Dressmaker
Accused of murder when she was a child, a dressmaker (Kate Winslet) returns to her small Australian town to seek revenge on the locals who did her wrong.
42. The Theory of Everything
Stephen Hawking, an excellent astrophysics student working on his research, learns that he suffers from motor neurone disease and has around two years to live.
43. Hannah and Her Sisters
Siblings Hannah, Lee and Holly come together for a Thanksgiving Day party. Things take a turn when Hannah discovers that her husband is secretly having an affair with her Lee.
44. St. Elmo’s Fire
Seven close but self-centred friends in Georgetown struggle to deal with the transition from adolescence to adulthood and realise that life is not as easy as expected.
45. The Cider House Rules
A kind-hearted young man, reared in an orphanage and schooled to be a doctor there, decides to exit the orphanage to experience the world outside.
46. Mistress America
Tracy Fishko, a naive college freshman, finds her life turning upside down when she starts living with her mischievous future stepsister.
47. A Beautiful Mind
John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematical genius, finds his life changing for the worse after he accepts an assignment from William Parcher.
Veronica is part of the most popular clique at her high school, but she disapproves of the other girls’ cruel behaviour. When Veronica and her new boyfriend confront clique leader and accidentally poison her, they make it appear a suicide. Soon Veronica realises that her boyfriend is intentionally killing students she does not like.
Tracy runs unopposed for her high school election. However, the school’s civics teacher has different plans, so he tells the varsity’s popular football player to run for president and chaos follows.
50. Gilmore Girls
I think these series are the most autumn related must-watch during cold season. The story is about Lorelai Gilmore, an independent young woman, who shares a close bond with her wilful daughter, Rory. However, her relationship with her own mother is strained.
Michael Dorsey, who is a brilliant but unemployed actor, disguises himself as a woman named Dorsey for a drama. His life reaches a hilarious climax when he falls in love with his co-star, Julie.
When the deceased couple Adam and Barbara are unsuccessful in scaring away a family that has moved into their old house, they seek the help of bio-exorcist Betelgeuse.
53. Edward Scissorhands
Edward, a synthetic man with scissor hands, is taken in by Peg, a kindly Avon lady, after the passing of his inventor. Things take a turn for the worse when he is blamed for a crime he did not commit.
54. Hotel Transylvania
Count Dracula runs a high-end resort for monsters and is overprotective of his daughter, Mavis. When a human named Johnny enters the hotel, Dracula tries to prevent Mavis from falling for him.
55. Downton Abbey
The series, set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey between 1912 and 1926, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants in the post-Edwardian era—the great events of the time having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy. Cold English weather, tea times, rough emotions – perfect mix for your autumn gloomy days.
56. Hocus Pocus
Three witches resurrect after 300 years to exact revenge and begin a reign of terror after Max, a young boy who moves to Salem with his family, lights a cursed Candle of Black Flame. Playing Sarah Jessica Parker.
57. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
An alien is left behind on Earth and is saved by young Elliot who decides to keep him hidden. While the task force hunts for it, Elliot and his siblings form an emotional bond with their new friend.
58. School Ties
A boy goes to an elite prep school in the 1950’s and hides his religion, as he is a Jew and has to keep this a secret from his friends for fear of being rejected.
59. Knives Out
The circumstances surrounding the death of crime novelist Harlan Thrombey are mysterious, but there’s one thing that renowned Detective Benoit Blanc knows for sure – everyone in the wildly dysfunctional Thrombey family is a suspect. Now, Blanc must sift through a web of lies and red herrings to uncover the truth.
60. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Again, hi Harry Potter’s fans (I guess we all love Harry). However, in case you don’t know him… so here is the story. Harry Potter, an eleven-year-old orphan, discovers that he is a wizard and is invited to study at Hogwarts. Even as he escapes a dreary life and enters a world of magic, he finds magical troubles full of secrets awaiting him.
61. The Intouchables
An unusual friendship develops when Driss, a street smart immigrant, is hired to take care of Philippe, a quadriplegic French nobleman.
62. The Good Witch
When a mysterious newcomer named Cassie Nightingale moves into an abandoned home in a small town, she opens up a unique shop and uses her abilities to change the lives of her new neighbors.
63. Runaway Bride
A big-city reporter falls in love with a small-town handywoman who has made a habit out of fleeing from the altar every time she decides to tie the knot.
64. Gosford Park
Sir William McCordle and his family plan a shooting party over a weekend. Their family secrets, lies and deceptions come tumbling out when Sir William gets murdered.
65. The French Dispatch
Wes Anderson brings his typical exacting style to this story about love, war, and newspapers, printed, of course, in black-and-white, just like the news itself. The plot: a love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in “The French Dispatch”.
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