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As the weather shifts from fall to summer, nothing is more delightful than cozying up to a good movie with your friends or yourself. The amount of fall movies and TV shows grows by the year and the market is extremely saturated making it difficult to find the right one. Here are a few of my personal favorite fall movies that you may have heard of and may not have.

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

This is my favorite Wes Anderson movie and one of the best fall movies to get you in the mood for the colder weather. The cast is extremely funny and the characters are great for a Halloween costume. It follows the lives of Mr. Fox and his family as they suffer the consequences of his actions and desires. Despite this, it’s very lighthearted. Last year my partner and I went as Ash and Kristofferson. If you haven’t watched it I highly suggest it! This is available on Hulu, Max, and Amazon Prime.

Pan’s Labyrinth

This is a film by Guillermo del Toro, the first one of his that I ever watched. Unlike, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, this movie is very mature and scary! Not very scary but just enough to give you the spooks while not committing to full-on horror/thriller. It follows a young girl named Ofelia who is drawn into a magical world that acts as a form of escapism. I would advise that if you don’t do well with any sort of gore that you watch with caution as Guillermo del Toro’s films are infamous for this. I suggest this film because although I watched it young, it remains one of my most beloved seasonal watches. You can find it on Amazon Prime Video!


Another horror movie that isn’t very overwhelming but just enough to give you the spooks. This follows a man looking to rescue his sister from a religious cult on an isolated island. A perfect gothic horror film with all the suspense you could ever need! It’s unfortunately only on Netflix; if you can watch it I highly suggest pairing it with the show Midnight Mass, as it is in the same genre.

Wendall Wild

From the director of Coraline comes this stunning, amazing story following Kat, an edgy and moody young girl looking for parents and a home. It’s extremely funny and somehow flew under the radar for most people as it came out in 2022 and the mainstream barely picked up on it. The movie is only on Netflix, and if you are able to watch it, do it!

Crimson Peak

Another amazing Guillermo del Toro film with a gothic horror feel that will be sure to shock you. This movie is beautiful and also a lot if you aren’t into more mature Halloween movies. But it has creepy ghosts and a scary house, a classic combination you can’t beat! It’s on Netflix at the moment and a few other streaming services, some of which you may have to rent. All of Guillermo del Toro’s films are amazing and perfect for the fall season, so if you like these two suggestions then I implore you to check more of them out. Except for the Shape of Water; only watch if you are brave.

Have a wonderful fall and get to movie watching!

Isabella Carrillo is a Junior English major at Texas A&M University and an aspiring writer and English professor in queer and leftist literature. They joined HERs Campus at TAMU in Spring 2023 and are looking forward to making connections with members and readers. In their free time, they work out in various ways, such as yoga, running, swimming, and rock climbing. Other hobbies include reading and writing. When they are not focused on writing they can be found engrossed in their passions; worker's rights, bodily autonomy for all, LGBTQIA+ health care, and climate action.