There are many reasons why autumn is a great time to be happy. However, it is important to get back to basics with the telebox. This is precisely what this time of the year was meant for.
On those cold fall nights when you don’t feel like dressing up, a good watch list is essential. But if you aren’t quite ready to go all out with hot water bottles and Hocus Pocus yet, these seasonal gems will get you started. These timeless classics are accompanied by leafy scenes, and heart-warming animations. Grab a hot toddy, and snuggle in with these cozy flicks for the future. Bye, bye social life, hello hibernation station!
1. Waitress (2007)
This is the best pie film we’ve seen since American Pie. However, this pie is without the penis. Jenna Hunterson is a waitress and a pie-baking genius who works at a small Southern town diner. With the support of her friends, she is able to overcome the traumas caused by her unwanted pregnancy and find the strength and confidence to begin anew.
2. Practical Magic (1998)
Based on the Alice Hoffman novel of the same title, Sandra Bullock stars alongside Nicole Kidman in this pro-witch cult favorite about a family made up of witches who navigate love, life, and. Midnight margarita magic.
Sally (Sandra Bullock), who lights a candle with each breath, is a master of hard magic and feministism. What more could you want?
3. New York Autumn (2000)
A fall rom-com, clue’s in its name. Starring Richard Gere and Winona Ridger. He plays a 48-year old playboy who falls in love with a woman half his age and is a fancy-schmancy restaurant owner. Insider’s tip: You will get something in your eye that only ice cream can fix. Manhattan is the main character.
4. Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Julia Roberts plays the role of a liberating Art History teacher at Wellesley College. This period film is set in 1950s New England. She sets out empower her students and instills them with the courage to challenge the roles that society has made for them.
Amazing costumes, back to school vibes, and New England in its best fall attire.
5. Paddington (2014)
This charming film is the stuff of Seville Orange dreams. Grab your jar of marmalade! This warm-hearted comedy follows the misadventures and adventures of a young Wellington boot-wearing, red bucket-hat-wearing bear living in big city.
Feel-good, prime hibernation viewing. It will be followed quickly by the “elite” second movie.
6. Fantastic Mr Fox (2009)
The adaptation of Roald Dahl’s children’s book is a delightful and lovable movie for all ages. George Clooney voices Mr Fox. He promises to stop wild chicken-stealing when he is a father, but when he sees the farm fields across the field, he cannot resist his animal instincts. The game of cat and mouse, fox and farmer ensues! Truly, chef’s kiss entertainment is for a rainy October day.
Wes Anderson was the first to see the color palette. We need to say more. Pure animated JOY.
7. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
Melanie Carmichael, a successful New York fashion designer, returns to Alabama to sign the divorce papers. However, after seeing her ex-husband, she begins to feel for him again…
For cuffing season, a story about a childhood sweetheart. Groundbreaking.
8. Hocus Pocus (1993)
October isn’t complete without the Sanderson sisters and their creepy Come Little Children soundtrack. Max, a young boy with a curiosity, moves to Salem along his family. He lights the black flame candle, and three famous witches, Winnie and Sarah, are brought back from the dead. Make Halloween cozy!
9. You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Tom Hanks tells us, “Don’t cry shopgirl. Don’t cry.” Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan), an independent bookstore owner, begins an anonymous internet romance with Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), owner and chief executive of Fox Books. Joe eventually discovers Shopgirl’s real identity and must make a decision about their blossoming romance. These online lovers and offline enemies will they be able to overcome their differences? You will want to crawl in a heap of leaves. Thank you, Nora Ephron. We are grateful.
10. Dead Poets Society (1989)
John Keating plays the role of John Keating, the feel-good Robin Williams. He shakes up the lesson plans at private schools and inspires his students to achieve their dreams through contemporary poetry teachings in this coming-of age gem.
11. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
This movie doesn’t need any introduction. We will forever hold a special place for the first time we see an eleven-year old boy wizard, as he heads off to Hogwarts. Enjoy a glass of pumpkin juice while listening to John Williams’ magic soundtrack. He is a magician of the highest order. Halloween in the Great Hall, duh.
12. Coco (2019)
Miguel, a Mexican 12-year-old boy, dreams of being a musician like Ernesto de la Cruz. Miguel, desperate to prove his talent finds himself transported to the Land of the Dead to reconcile with his family and learn all about his musical roots. The all-singing, all-dancing skeletons.
13. Good Will Hunting (1997)
The psychological drama centers on Will Hunting (Matt Damon), who is a caretaker at a Boston college and secret math genius. Professor Gerald Lambeau, a therapist who has helped many students, discovers that Will Hunting can solve difficult math problems. This bromance will make your bottom lip go jelly. Leaves and tears for days. Chief, your move.
14. Cruella (2021)
Emma Stone portrays Estella, an aspiring designer who was first known as Estella in the live-action punk prequel to Cruella de Vil, a dog-napping villain. Estella, orphaned and penniless, runs wild in London with her sidekicks Horace and Jasper. They meet the owner of House of Baroness, an iconic couture company, which Emma Thompson expertly portrays. The fashion showdown is underway. Beautiful scenes of London. All the Fall fashion inspiration. Place the garbage dress immediately in the V&A museum
15. Enola Holmes (2020)
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things actress, stars as the main character in this Netflix Original movie directed by women about Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister. She is searching for her missing mom when she meets her brother, but then she becomes embroiled in another mystery with the young Viscount Tewkesbury. It is a glorious adventure through 19th-century England. It’s the perfect movie for when it’s cold outside because of its captivating cinematography.