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The Best TV & Movies for Fall

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

With Halloween officially behind us, the thick of fall is upon us in St Andrews! This recent, seemingly never-ending gloomy weather we’ve been having makes me want to curl up inside with tea, a sweet treat, and watch a comforting show or movie. For full fall effect, I’ve rounded up some of my personal favourite TV and movie picks, alongside some of my friends’, to remind you of some great classics or give you new recommendations and inspiration for the season. Happy watching!


Gilmore Girls

This show to me screams fall. Particularly in the first couple seasons, the imaginary town of Stars Hollow has the best small-town vibes with loveable characters and is perfectly uncomplicated. My favourite episode has to be A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving from season three–when Lorelai and Rory overcommit to four different Thanksgiving gatherings. If you celebrate American Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect episode to bring us into late November! Also throughout the early seasons, bonus points must be given for the study motivation which Rory Gilmore gives!

Pretty Little Liars

Even though Halloween is over, Pretty Little Liars is a great show for the fall season–combining the perfect mix of horror and comforting 2010s nostalgia. Teen drama is at an all time peak in this show–murders, revenge, you name it. 

Haunting of Hill House

While I confess to never having seen this show personally, this horror drama miniseries on Netflix has great reviews. Based on a 1959 novel of the same name, it will leave you with chills. It’s a less famous option on this list, so if you’re looking for something new, give it a try!

Stranger Things

A Netflix classic, Stranger Things definitely has major fall energy, particularly with the first two to three seasons. It’s just the right amount of spooky with great characters and storylines–there’s a good reason for why you will rarely find someone that says they have never seen it.


Good Will Hunting

An all-time classic, Good Will Hunting is a great film. Hollywood stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s breakout film leaves you feeling good and satisfied with loveable characters and a bittersweet ending. This is another one on the list that has an academic setting and is full of autumnal shots. 

Twilight Series

This series’ rainy and gloomy aesthetic make it great for a fall viewing, even if the actual quality of this series is up for debate. Rainy Forks, Washington feels like a different world and the goofy, slightly notorious one-liners in the series are iconic. This is one of those childhood/teen classics that just never gets old. 

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

A timeless narrative, this movie might be one of my all-time favourites. It’s comforting yet still so entertaining that I never seem to get bored of rewatching it. The rainy English weather definitely speaks to fall (shout out to the rainy Darcy confession scene!) and the movie is just all-around so good and dreamy. 

Little Women (2019)

This movie has similar period drama vibes to Pride & Prejudice, although Little Women I believe technically has more actual fall scenery. It has a great cast and is great for a girls’ viewing. It’s even better if someone can recite the Laurie-Jo confession monologue!

Harry Potter Series

Would it even be a fall-themed list if Harry Potter wasn’t on it? A personal favourite of mine is the Goblet of Fire, but the Philosopher’s Stone or Order of the Phoenix are close behind. This series hardly needs an explanation or convincing, so I’ll spare you the extra words, but the academia aesthetics and childhood nostalgia it brings are just the best. 


Definitely more on the Halloween side of Fall, Coraline is regardless a great fall watch. It’ll transport you to a different world–captivating and a bit creepy at the same time. The stop-motion animated format is unique and also a nice switch up from your more traditional movie format. 

This list is definitely not exhaustive, there’s so much great entertainment that fits in with fall, but these were just a few personal favourites. I hope you found something in this list that you were interested in–now go take some time to relax alone in your bed or around the couch with your friends!

Sofia Podini

St. Andrews '27

Hi! I am Sofia Podini and am currently a first-year student at the University of St Andrews studying international relations and modern history. I’m originally from Washington, D.C., but also have family in Italy. Outside of academics, I love fashion, film, reading, travel, and concerts!