I don’t know about you, but I’m itching for it to be fall again. I’m longing to say goodbye to the humidity and hello to yellow leaves and crisp air. If you’re not quite in the fall mood yet, here are five movies you should watch. Keep in mind, these aren’t Halloween-themed recommendations! That’s for a future, much-anticipated article.
- Little Women (2019)
When I think fall, I think comfort. Is there anything more wholesome and comforting than the March family? Though Little Women spans years, some of the film’s most pivotal scenes occur in the fall, including a heart-wrenching (yet, ultimately, wise) decision Jo makes about her relationship with Laurie. Curl up with a blanket, drink some hot cider and fall in love with the March family all over again.
- You’ve Got Mail
This classic rom-com is set during the fall in New York City. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks star opposite each other, and their romance is both frustrating and endearing. A perfect fall film to watch if you’re looking for something to both lift your spirits and make you yearn for an NYC trip.
- The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
As I’m writing this article, I’m watching the Fellowship of the Ring. Let me just say, so many trees and orange leaves. I would die happy living in the shire. Despite many different color gradings and settings throughout the film, there’s definitely a cozy, comforting atmosphere in the first hour of the film that reminds me of autumn.
- Turkey Drop
I stumbled upon Turkey Drop when I was watching a ship-edit of the two protagonists, Lucy and Dean. Inspired by the “turkey drop,” in which couples break up around Thanksgiving upon seeing each other after a college semester away, the Freeform original film is a cutesy fall-filled movie that will take your mind off hard times during its short one hour, 24 minute run time.
- Edge of Seventeen
Not only do I correlate fall with comfort, I also think of school! As we get into the rhythm of college once again, transport yourself to the cringe-inducing high school experience. Edge of Seventeen is such an underrated movie, and it evokes the same laughs, awkwardness and warmth as films like Booksmart, Eighth Grade and Superbad.
Grab your blanket, turn on your TV and snuggle in for these movies! By the end, you’ll surely be in a fall mood.