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With the air finally cooling down and the breeze starting to pick up, it’s prime movie time. There’s something about older films that have a cozy feel, perfect for autumn. I’ve always wondered what it’d be like to live a day in the ’80s, and these movies will make it feel like you do.

1. Ferris Bueller’s Day off

Starting off strong with my all-time favorite: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. A 1986 comedy film based in Chicago, Illinois, this movie takes you through a day in the life of the main character, Ferris Bueller. Ferris is finishing his senior year of high school and decides to play hooky with his best friend and girlfriend. This light-hearted film inspires those who watch to live in the moment and be grateful for the stage of life you’re currently in.

2. When Harry Met Sally

I just watched this recently and I haven’t stopped recommending it to my friends. This 1989 film takes place in New York City during peak autumn, sparking all the fall feels. The bond between Harry and Sally follows the enemies-to-lovers trope, with a few decades in between. This heart-wrenching love story has a happy ending that will make you want to watch it all over again.

3. The Breakfast Club

A 1980s classic portraying the life of teenagers spending a Saturday in detention. The 1985 film has one teen from every high school clique, all forced to bond over the only thing they have in common: detention. Molly Ringwald, my favorite character, and the friends she makes learn that their stereotypes don’t have to keep them apart.

4. Back to the Future

The nostalgia that comes with this movie is unmatched, and you’ll wish you lived in a simpler time like this. In the 1985 film, the main character Marty travels back in time to when his mother was a teenager. Through numerous attempts, ultimately he controls the fate of his family when he goes “back to the future.” So many quotes come from this movie, it’s definitely a must-watch, and it makes a great Halloween costume (my best friend and I were actually Marty and Doc for Halloween a few years ago).

5. Planes, Trains & Automobiles

In case you were wondering, Thanksgiving movies do exist. The 1987 movie takes you on a journey of Neal Page’s trip from New York City to Chicago in time to see his family for Thanksgiving. Neal has a strange encounter with an unlikely friend, and together they make it home in time for the holidays. And If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait for Christmas movies. If you find yourself craving a holiday movie but it feels too soon, put on Planes, Trains & Automobiles, and you won’t regret it.

Hannah is a Business Administration major, with a marketing concentration. She loves staying active, baking, and Gilmore Girls.