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The Top 7 Films to Watch This Fall Season (By Genre)

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

One of my favorite things to do in the colder seasons is to stay indoors with a warm cup of tea and watch a good movie! Here are seven of my favorite movies to watch this time of the year with your friends or alone! 

Romance/Drama/Sci-Fi: Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind (2004)

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Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind definitely made me feel some type of way after I finished it. The story follows Clementine and Joel after they break off their  relationship. Joel finds out Clementine has gone through a medical procedure to get her memories of the relationship erased. Frustrated by the idea that he’s still in love with someone who doesn’t recognize him. He desperately undergoes the same procedure only to realize he does not want to forget her. This was a loopy, uniquely romantic film and I recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it yet!

Rom-Com: 13 Going On 30 (2004)

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13 going on 30 will have you in tears and laughing at the same time! Jenna Rinks is a typical 13 year old girl, who desperately wants to fast-forward junior high and grow up. On her 13th birthday, she wishes to be “thirty, flirty, and thriving,” and when she wakes up the next morning, she is! It’s a lighthearted film starring Jennifer Garner all about adulthood (& childhood). 

Rom-Com: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

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Benjamin Barry, advertising executive, makes a bet with his company that he can make any woman fall in love with him, and Andie Anderson, writer for “Composure” magazine, is assigned to write an article “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” The two later meet in a bar. Ben tries her best to move her, while Andie tries her best to drive him away!

Rom-Com: Corpse Bride (2005)

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Some Tim Burton/gothic romance for Halloween! Victor Van Dort finds himself in an arranged marriage with Victoria Everglot. While practicing his vows, he accidentally places the wedding ring on a finger of a dead corpse. Soon after, Victor finds himself in the land of the dead and now has a corpse as his bride!

Thriller: Parasite (2019)

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Although this is a Korean film, it’s gotten so many positive views! It’s a black comedy thriller, all about class discrimination and greed. You can watch it now in select theaters.

More thrillers: The Shining (1980)

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I’ve watched this movie more than 5 times and it still gives me the creeps (so it’s perfect for Halloween)! The movie follows the Torrence family, who head to an isolated hotel where an evil presence heavily influences Jack, the father of the family. 

Family: Halloweentown (1998)

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Does anyone else remember sitting at home and watching this on Disney Channel? This movie is all about the Piper family learning they come from a family of witches, as they go on an adventure to Halloweentown.

I love all these films so much! They’re all different, so watch whatever movie depending on your mood — they’re all great either way! 

Ashley is currently a sophomore studying Communicative Sciences and Disorders at NYU. Her interests include playing chess, volunteering, making embarrassing Spotify playlists (and later making them private), and watching TV shows (anything from The Get Down to Criminal Minds to Boys Over Flowers). She hopes to pursue a career in the future as a rehabilitation therapist after getting her Master's.
Carly Mantay is currently studying Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU.