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10 Best Fall Movies To Boost Your Mood

Aug. 09. 2021

It’s that time of year again – shorter days, crisper air, and changing leaves. Nature is calling for a change, and it is exactly what we will be doing. At least for the movies that we are going to watch. Here are the best movies for you to stream this fall. 

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

A film directed by Rob Reiner tells the story of Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) and their relationship coming from college graduates who disagree about the feasibility of friendship between genders to soulmates. In this movie, several great scenes are set during the fall, in particular the scene where Harry and Sally are discussing recurring sex dreams in New York and the hilarious football game where Harry attempts to talk about his divorce from Jess (Bruno Kirby) during the storm.

Knives Out (2019)

Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is brought in to investigate the death of novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer). Every member of Blanc’s family is a suspect, so it’s up to her to solve this murder case. Perhaps it’s the sweaters, the leaves on the ground, or a general feeling of chill that make Rian Johnson’s 2019 whodunit, Knives Out, such an enjoyable viewing experience each autumn. This is one of the best movies on Amazon, no matter what draws you to the story.

Dead Poets Society (1989)

John Keating (Robin Williams), an unconventional yet influential English teacher at Welton Academy preparatory school, comes into the lives of his students at the start of the fall 1959 semester, forever changing how they view themselves and the world around them. Dead Poets Society, Peter Weir’s Academy Award-winning coming-of-age drama, shows John Keating giving his students the knowledge and confidence to fall from their branches just like the wind shakes leaves. Just as the seasons change in the early days of autumn, the teenage boys undergo a profound change in their lives.

Rudy (1993)

Rudy Ruettiger (Sean Astin) makes up for his lack of size with his drive and positive attitude as he attempts to join the famed Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team as a walk-on. Rudy, David Anspaugh’s 1993 classic, remains one of the greatest sports films of all time due to the story of an underdog going against the grain to make his dream a reality, no matter what it takes. With the fall football season in full swing, there is no better time to watch this timeless classic.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Foxy Fox (George Clooney) becomes tired of his predictable life and decides to return to his old ways after being a gentle fox who has a wife, son, and a weekly newspaper column. The wise-cracking fox, his family (voiced by Meryl Streep and Jason Schwartzman), and friends suddenly find themselves in a race for survival when they become targets of three local farmers. This 2009 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox looks like a fall movie with its warm colors and visuals of fruit and grain harvests.

Remember The Titans (2000)

During the 1971 school year, T.C. Williams High School becomes integrated, forcing football players from different backgrounds to become teammates. The players’ triumphs on the field pale in comparison to the ground they break off under Herman Boone (Denzel Washington). Besides being one of the greatest high school football movies, Remember the Titans remains one of the greatest sports movies overall. With the movie taking place primarily during the Titans’ 1971 football season, it’s hard not to consider this movie as one of the best fall movie options.

The Cider House Rules (1999)

Dr. Wilbur Larch (Tobey Maguire) looks after Homer Wells at a Maine orphanage. Homer flees when Wilbur tells him that he wants him to take over the orphanage and take care of those in need. He becomes friends with Candy Kendall (Charlize Theron), the girlfriend of World War II pilot Wally Worthington (Paul Rudd). The Cider House Rules, Lasse Hallström’s coming-of-age drama from 1999, proves that New England in the fall truly is special.

Little Women (2019)

Jo March (Saoirse Ronan) begins writing about the bond she shares with her three sisters and their life in Massachusetts. Taking inspiration from their lives and all that has happened to them, Jo hopes to capture the magic of sisterhood. Although Greta Gerwig’s 2019 adaptation of Little Women makes some slight deviations from Louisa May Alcott’s novel, the core of this timeless story remains the same. Despite Little Women’s sweeping narrative featuring all four seasons, when watching it one can’t help but think of fall.

Planes, Trains, And Automobiles (1987)

Steve Martin’s Neal Page (Steve Martin) wants to be at home for Thanksgiving, but fate has other ideas. In this heartwarming road trip movie, Neal is trapped with Del Griffith (John Candy), who becomes his companion when his travel plans are thrown out the window. John Hughes’ Planes, Trains, and Automobiles is one of the best Thanksgiving movies ever made. Featuring many side-splitting moments and a strong closing act, this beloved classic tells a strong story about family and friendship.

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Despite his hard exterior, Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is an incredibly intelligent man. Following Will’s run-in with the law, professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard) takes him under his wing and introduces him to therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams). Good Will Hunting, written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, has a vibe that screams autumn. Conversations in Boston Common, stories about the Red Sox World Series, and watching the Patriots on Sunday afternoons all come to mind.

For Love Of The Game (1999)

In the middle of throwing a perfect game, Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) can’t help thinking about Jane Aubrey (Kelly Preston) in between each New York Yankee batter. In For Love of the Game, Sam Raimi tells the story of a couple who, despite all odds, end up being an integral part of one another’s lives. There are many scenes in the movie that takes place in different seasons, but they are all linked by that fateful day in the fall in New York.

10 Best Fall Movies To Boost Your Mood

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