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10 Movies You Need to Watch (or Re-Watch) This Fall

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Brown chapter.

This fall, make it a point to indulge in the warmth and nostalgia of these 10 cinematic treasures. Each film offers a unique experience, whether it’s the charm of classic romantic comedies, the magic of fantasy worlds, or the inspiration of coming-of-age stories. Grab your favorite seasonal beverage, snuggle up, and let these movies transport you to a world of cinematic wonder. Autumn has never looked so good on the big screen!

‘When harry met sally’

If there’s one film that embodies the essence of autumn, it’s When Harry Met Sally. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal deliver unforgettable performances as they navigate the complexities of friendship and love over the years. The backdrop of New York City in the fall sets the stage for this timeless romantic comedy.

‘a rainy day in new york’

Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York is a charming tale of love and adventure set against the backdrop of a rainy Manhattan. It’s a delightful, rainy-day movie that captures the city’s essence and the serendipitous magic of fall.

‘about time’

About Time is a heartwarming blend of romance and time travel, starring Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams. This film will remind you that every moment is precious, making it the perfect autumn choice when the world seems to slow down.

‘dead poets society’

Robin Williams delivers a mesmerizing performance as an English teacher who inspires his students to seize the day in Dead Poets Society. The film’s backdrop of an elite New England boarding school in the fall is the stuff of autumn dreams.

‘fantastic mr. fox’

Wes Anderson’s stop-motion masterpiece, Fantastic Mr. Fox, is a whimsical adventure for both young and old. This charming tale of a clever fox and his daring heists is set against the rustic backdrop of the autumn countryside, making it an ideal choice for the season.

any harry potter movie

With the magic of Hogwarts and the enchanting world of wizards, the Harry Potter series is an autumn essential. Take your pick from any of the eight films and prepare to be transported to a world of wonder, adventure, and unforgettable friendships.


For those who prefer a darker twist to their autumn evenings, Coraline is a visually stunning and eerie animated film. Directed by Henry Selick, this story of a young girl’s discovery of a secret world behind a hidden door is a perfect choice for a cozy, atmospheric night.

‘the devil wears prada’

In The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway dazzle in this stylish comedy-drama set in the cutthroat world of high fashion. The film’s glamorous New York City backdrop and the sartorial splendor make it an ideal choice for a chic fall evening.


Pixar’s Coco is a vibrant, heartfelt celebration of Mexican culture and family bonds. This animated gem takes you on a magical journey through the Land of the Dead, and it’s the perfect movie to watch as autumn brings thoughts of remembrance and family.

‘notting hill’

Starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, Notting Hill is a classic romantic comedy set in the charming neighborhood of, you guessed it, Notting Hill. The film captures the spirit of fall in London, offering a love story that’s as sweet as a pumpkin spice latte.

Cecilia Sarantopoulos is the chapter leader and editor-in-chief of Her Campus at Brown University. She oversees the chapter's published content, social media presence, and brand deals. Beyond Her Campus, Cecilia is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature (focusing on English & French) and Theatre Arts. Her written work on culture and style has been featured in prestigious publications, such as Marie Claire Greece and Huffington Post Greece. Cecilia is also a classically trained ballerina and a published poet. In her free time, she stays updated with media trends and the current digital landscape, with a soft spot for all things Disney. Enjoying a warm cup of tea, engaging in water sports, and watching a classic rom-com round out her list of beloved pastimes.