Spectrum Editor Fall Movies List
Chloe Hawkins, Spectrum editor
Little Women (2019)
This film is set in 19th century Massachusetts and follows four sisters: Amy, played by Florence Pugh; Josephine, played by Saoirse Ronan; Beth, played by Eliza Scanlen and Meg, played by Emma Watson. The film takes audiences through their childhood and adulthood as they navigate the trials of life and love. The setting and time period provide all the pleasurable feelings of fall, while delivering a relatable story about four women and the complexity of their family.
Available on Amazon Prime Video | Rotten tomatoes 95%
ET the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
This Steven Spielberg sci-fi movie is set during the fall season and has lots of cute and festive scenes. Prominent actresses in this film include Dee Wallace and Drew Barrymore. A young child and his imaginary friend are the main characters in this film, but people quickly discover that his friend isn’t so imaginary after all.
Available on Netflix | Rotten Tomatoes 99%
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
This film is based on the third novel in a series of seven books by JK Rowling. It follows three teenagers who attend a school named Hogwarts, where they practice magic. This mystical film features many seasonal scenes following their fall semester and includes pumpkin chopping in one scene. One of my favorite fall activities is curling up under a blanket with my hot cup of tea and watching this movie and all the other Harry Potter movies.
Available on peacock | Rotten tomatoes 90%
Lady Bird (2017)
Throughout this coming-of-age film, a troubled teenager goes through the usual high school struggles like college stress, identity crisis, and conflict with her mother. This film features notable actors and actresses such as Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Timothée Chalamet, and Stephen McKinley. Personally, this film helped me a lot to discover myself. I love watching it during this season because it’s a good comfort movie to fight the stress of school.
Available on Paramount Plus | Rotten Tomatoes 99%
When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
This standout romantic comedy fills the fall aesthetic perfectly. It includes many autumn scenes, such as walks in the park filled with fallen leaves. This film follows two people: Harry Burns, played by Billy Crystal and Sally Albright, played by Meg Ryan. These friends decide to drive together across the country where they argue the question, “can men and women only be friends?” At the end of the film, this question is resolved.
Available on HBO Max | Rotten tomatoes 91%
The Twilight Saga (2008-2012)
This series is set in Forks, Washington. The region’s climate adds to the feelings of autumn as the city is mostly “under a constant blanket of rain and cloud”, according to lead character Bella Swan, played by Kristen Stewart. This series of films follows his move to this town in the middle of the school year. As clumsy as she is, she manages to make many new friends and a mysterious new love interest.
Available on Netflix | 40% Average Rotten Tomatoes