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It’s no secret that fall makes everything cozier. During the few weeks between Halloween and Thanksgiving, there is no better time to cozy up with a warm beverage and a great film. As the autumn air turns chilly, here are some classic fall films to watch before we switch over to holiday movies.

1: When Harry Met Sally

YEAR: 1989

WHY: New York City in the fall. Central Park’s peak foliage. Also, one of the best and most original rom-coms out there!

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2: Dead Poets Society

YEAR: 1989

WHY: Back-to-school season. Prep school. Classic New England setting.

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3: St. Elmo’s Fire

YEAR: 1985

WHY: A group of college friends reunite in the fall. Features car rides with falling leaves, family dinners, and some *stylin* (and cozy) knitwear.

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4: Good Will Hunting

YEAR: 1997

WHY: College campuses and back to school season (again!), some 10/10 foliage, and, you know, the general ~vibe~.

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5: You’ve Got Mail

YEAR: 1998

WHY: I think this quote can shed some light on  the question: “Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” – Joe Fox

Image Credit: https://www.amazon.com/Youve-Got-Mail-Tom-Hanks/dp/6305368171

6: Practical Magic

YEAR: 1998

WHY: While it’s a little more catered towards the Halloween season, a quaint town with witches is something I can get behind in November.

 

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7: Love Story

YEAR: 1970

WHY: First of all, the clothing! The plaid skirts! The sweaters! It’s also a personal favorite, and I highly highly recommend.

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8: Rushmore

YEAR: 1998

WHY: Wes Anderson goes back to school. Also, the soundtrack is excellent autumnal music… if that’s even a thing?!

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9: The Family Stone

YEAR: 2005

WHY: This is what I like to call a transitional holiday movie—it’s not too “Christmas-y” to only watch in December. There is something very nostalgic and comforting about the film that makes it a fan favorite.

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10: BONUS !!: Gilmore Girls

YEAR: 2000-2007

WHY: I know it’s not technically a movie, but I still rewatch Gilmore Girls every fall. It’s one of those shows that just feels right to watch from the months of September to December.

Image Credit: https://www.amazon.com/Gilmore-Girls-Season-Lauren-Graham/dp/B0001CCXZW

 

First-year at Brown University. Studying history and political science.
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