40 of the Best Fall Movies on Netflix Right Now, from ‘Happiness for Beginners’ to ‘Hubie Halloween’

Pumpkin spice recipes, cozy cashmere sweaters and Instagram-worthy Thanksgiving plates are just a few things that make fall one of the most special seasons of the year. But you know what makes it even more special? Curling up on the couch with your favorite fall snacks and watching the best fall movies on Netflix.

Perhaps you want to ring in the Halloween season a bit early with spooky movies like The School for Good and Evil and Hubie Halloween. Or maybe you prefer watch Victoria Justice fall for a stunning Aussie against autumn backdrops in A Perfect Pairing. Either way, we compiled a list of the 40 best movies to make the selection process a bit easier. 

55 Best Fall Movies We Can Watch Over & Over Again

1. Falling Inn Love (2019)

  • Who’s in it: Christina Milian, Adam Demos, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman
  • Rating: TV-PG

Following a devastating breakup with her ex, Gabriela Diaz enters a contest to win a gorgeous Inn located in New Zealand. When she wins and flies to The Bellbird Valley Farm to claim her prize, however, she learns that her new inn could use a makeover. Gabriela enlists the help of the town’s only renovation expert, Jake, who starts to develop feelings for the newcomer.  

2. A Perfect Pairing (2022)

  • Who’s in it: Victoria Justice, Adam, Demos Luca, Asta Sarde
  • Rating: TV-14

Lola Alvarez, an ambitious wine expert, ventures to Australia for a business opportunity and falls head over heels for her reluctant guide, Max, in the process. The stunning landscapes will make you want to take the next flight to the land down under. And fans of Victorious will be happy to know that Lola is practically a grown-up version of Tori Vega.

3. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

  • Who’s in it: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart
  • Rating: TV-14

Lara Jean isn’t the confrontational type—especially when it comes to her crushes. When her sister accidentally mails Lara’s secret letters to all the boys she likes, she finds herself in an extremely awkward situation. To dissuade a former crush from pursuing her, she pretends to date another former crush, Peter. But things don’t go according to plan…

4. Senior Year (2022)

  • Who’s in it: Rebel Wilson, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Mary Holland, Justin Hartley
  • Rating: R

High school senior Stephanie Conway wants only one thing: to be crowned prom queen. But that dream goes out the window when she gets injured during a cheer performance and lands in a coma. Twenty years later, Stephanie awakes from her coma and insists on finishing her senior year but climbing up the social ladder proves to be more challenging than she thought. 

5. The Lost Husband (2020)

  • Who’s in it: Leslie Bibb, Josh Duhamel, Nora Dunn, Isiah Whitlock Jr.
  • Rating: PG-13

This heartfelt story follows Libby, a widowed mom who relocates with her children to her aunt’s goat farm in Texas after her husband suddenly dies in an accident. As they get settled in, Libby takes a liking to country life—and her aunt’s kind-hearted farm manager, James.

6. The Weekend Away (2022)

  • Who’s in it: Leighton Meester, Christina Wolfe, Ziad Bakri, Luke Norris
  • Rating: TV-14

Beth decides to have a weekend getaway with her best friend, Kate, in Croatia. When Kate mysteriously goes missing after a night of clubbing, Beth is determined to figure out what happened. Except each new clue reveals that Kate has a few secrets of her own.

7. Hustle (2022)

  • Who’s in it: Adam Sandler, Queen Latifah, Ben Foster, Robert Duvall
  • Rating: R

Sandler shows his dramatic chops as an NBA scout who sets his eyes on a promising player in Spain and decides to train him. Senior Editor Greta Heggeness said in her review, “Hustle is a must-watch for anyone who’s looking for an inspirational—yet entertaining—film. The movie offers a delicate balance of comedy and storytelling, making it an enjoyable option for the entire family.”

8. The Adam Project (2022)

  • Who’s in it: Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner
  • Rating: PG-13

In this family-friendly sci-fi comedy, Reynolds channels his inner Marty McFly as a time-traveling fighter pilot who lands in the year 2022. Upon his arrival, he teams up with his 12-year-old self and embarks on a mission to save the future. (Psst, you can read our full review here.)

9. The Royal Treatment (2022)

  • Who’s in it: Laura Marano, Mena Massoud, Chelsie Preston-Crayford
  • Rating: TV-PG

Izzy, a New York based hairdresser, gets a once in a lifetime opportunity when she's invited to work at a royal wedding. However, there's just one problem—the undeniable chemistry between Izzy and the groom. Will the prince choose his duties or follow his heart?

10. Along for the Ride (2022)

  • Who’s in it: Emma Pasarow, Belmont Cameli, Kate Bosworth, Laura Kariuki
  • Rating: TV-14

It's Auden's final summer before college, and all she wants to do is have fun and reinvent herself. Enter Eli, the mysterious but charming BMXer who's more than happy to grant Auden's wish.

11. Yes Day (2021)

  • Who’s in it: Jennifer Garner, Édgar Ramírez, Jenna Ortega
  • Rating: PG

After constantly telling their three kids "no," Allison and Carlos decide to treat them to a Yes Day, meaning 24 hours of non-stop fun and the kids making all the rules. What could possibly go wrong?

12. Legends of the Fall (1994)  

  • Who’s in it: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond
  • Rating: R

Set in the early 20th-century in Montana, this Western follows a father, Col. William Ludlow, and his three sons as they live together in the wilderness. Unfortunately, one of his boys gets killed in World War I. And when the two surviving brothers return, they both fall for their late brother’s fiancé, which leads to a bitter rivalry.

13. Hubie Halloween (2020)

  • Who’s in it: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta
  • Rating: PG-13

Hubie Dubois is devoted to keeping everyone in his hometown, Salem, safe during the Halloween season. But this year is different…because there’s a real criminal on the loose, and he’s targeting residents. This star-studded flick will appeal to anyone who loves Sandler’s comedy films.

14. 1922 (2017)

  • Who’s in it: Thomas Jane, Neal McDonough, Molly Parker
  • Rating: TV-MA

A farmer enlists the help of his son to murder his wife for financial gain. But right after the deed is done, they’re both plagued by dark, supernatural events. 

15. Happiness for Beginners (2023) 

  • Who’s in it: Ellie Kemper, Luke Grimes, Nico Santos
  • Rating: TV-14

After going through a tough divorce, Helen signs up for an Appalachian Trail survivalist course to get a fresh start on life. But to her surprise, she winds up getting a second chance at love.

16. Tick, Tick...BOOM! (2021)

  • Who’s in it: Andrew Garfield, Robin de Jesús, Alexandra Shipp, Joshua Henry
  • Rating: PG-13

From Lin-Manuel Miranda comes this moving biographical musical, which revolves around a theater composer named Jonathan Larson. Mere days before he's set to debut his passion project, he feels anxiety and an overwhelming amount of pressure to be successful before he turns 30. With the time ticking away, can he pull it off?

17. Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018)

  • Who’s in it: Shannon Purser, Kristine Froseth, RJ Cyler, Noah Centineo
  • Rating: PG-13

Meet Sierra, the overachiever and misfit that other high schoolers deem unpopular and unattractive. When she starts to get random texts from one of the most popular guys in school, she learns that he thinks he’s texting someone else. But that doesn’t stop her from going along with this deception and eventually falling for him.

18. All the Bright Places (2020)

  • Who’s in it: Elle Fanning, Justice Smith, Alexandra Shipp, Kelli O'Hara
  • Rating: TV-MA

Violet and Theodore's personalities couldn't be more different. But both have been grappling with a dark and complicated past, and when they finally meet, they end up changing each other's lives.

19. Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between (2022) 

  • Who’s in it: Jordan Fisher, Talia Ryder, Ayo Edebiri, Nico Hiraga
  • Rating: TV-14

High school sweethearts Claire and Aidan make a pact to break up before college, so for their final moments together, they relive several memories from their relationship. However, revisiting these places cause them to question whether breaking up is really the best idea.

20. Purple Hearts (2022) 

  • Who’s in it: Sofia Carson, Nicholas Galitzine, Chosen Jacobs
  • Rating: TV-14

Cassie, an up-and-coming singer, agrees to marry her polar opposite, Luke, for the sole purpose of getting military benefits. But their fake relationship starts to turn into something real when a major tragedy occurs.

21. Enola Holmes (2020)

  • Who’s in it: Millie Bobby Brown, Sam Claflin, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter
  • Rating: PG-13

Enola heads to London to track down her missing mother, but along the way, she gets caught up in a mystery that involves a runaway Lord. What starts out as a simple investigation turns into a wild adventure that leads to discovering a major conspiracy.

22. The Curse of Bridge Hollow (2022)

  • Who’s in it: Marlon Wayans, Priah Ferguson, Kelly Rowland, John Michael Higgins
  • Rating: TV-14

When Sydney accidentally releases an evil ancient spirit on Halloween, she teams up with her dad to save their small New England town. As you can expect with practically every Marlon Wayans movie, there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.

23. The Dig (2021)

  • Who’s in it: Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James, Johnny Flynn
  • Rating: PG-13

Set during World War II, The Dig revolves around a British landowner named Edith, who hires an archaeologist to dig up large burial mounds on her property. Eventually, he makes a shocking discovery during the dig.

24. The Half of It (2020)

  • Who’s in it: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Enrique Murciano, Wolfgang Novogratz
  • Rating: PG-13

To make some fast cash, Ellie Chu agrees to help a popular jock by writing a love letter for him to give to his crush. To her surprise, they eventually become close friends, but things get a bit complicated when she also starts to develop feelings for his crush.

25. Little Big Women (2020)

  • Who’s in it: Chen Shu-fang, Hsieh Ying-xuan, Vivian Hsu, Sun Ke-fang
  • Rating: TV-14

A restaurant owner and her three successful daughters must deal with the sudden death of her estranged husband in this poignant Taiwanese drama, which deals with themes of loss, family and finding closure. (You might want to keep some tissues closeby.)

26. Out of My League (2020) 

  • Who’s in it: Giuseppe Maggio, Ludovica Francesconi, Jozef Gjura
  • Rating: TV-MA

Marta is living with a terminal illness, but she’s not letting it rule her life. In fact, she’s on a very important mission: to find an attractive guy who will fall for her and take her virginity. With the help of two friends, she embarks on an exciting new adventure to find her match.

27. Tall Girl (2019)

  • Who’s in it: Ava Michelle, Luke Eisner, Griffin Gluck, Anjelika Washington, Sabrina Carpenter
  • Rating: TV-PG

Jodi isn’t thrilled about being the tallest girl in school. That is, until she meets and falls for a foreign exchange student who’s even taller than she is. Unfortunately, she isn’t the only one who has eyes for the charming new guy.

28. The Woman in the Window (2021)

  • Who’s in it: Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Anthony Mackie, Fred Hechinger
  • Rating: R

Think of it as another version of The Girl on the Train or A Simple Favor—only this time, with Amy Adams. The psychological thriller follows Anna, an agoraphobic psychologist who spies on her neighbors and witnesses a crime. ...Or did she?

29. The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

  • Who’s in it: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, Anna Baryshnikov, Rosa Salazar
  • Rating: R

Gyllenhaal stars as Lisa Spinelli, a kindergarten teacher who takes a young student under her wing after learning he has a talent for poetry writing. However, her desire to nurture his talent turns into a dangerous obsession.

30. Nightbooks (2021)

  • Who’s in it: Winslow Fegley, Lidya Jewett, Krysten Ritter
  • Rating: PG

In an effort to fit in at school, Alex decides to abandon his biggest passion: making up scary stories. But his life takes a dark turn when an evil witch kidnaps him and forces him to tell a new scary story every night in order to stay alive. 

31. Awake (2021) 

  • Who’s in it: Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barry Pepper
  • Rating: TV-MA

Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez is Jill, a former soldier and single mom who must protect her family when a mysterious solar flare cuts off all electricity and leads to widespread insomnia. But when Jill discovers that her daughter could be the cure to saving the world, she’s forced to make an extremely difficult choice.

32. In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)

  • Who’s in it: Boyd Holbrook, Cleopatra Coleman, Michael C. Hall
  • Rating: TV-MA

A detective named Thomas Lockhart develops a dangerous obsession with a serial killer when she resurfaces and starts a new killing spree. To make matters even more complicated, her crimes are impossible to understand. Can he get to the bottom of the case without risking his own life?

33. The Giver (2014)

  • Who’s in it: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård
  • Rating: PG-13

Based on Lois Lowry's YA novel of the same name, The Giver follows a young boy named Jonas, who lives in a society where all emotions and free will have been taken away from the community. When he meets the Giver, the sole keeper of the community's history, he learns that this world has been hiding a dark secret and decides to escape.

34. Dovlatov (2018)

  • Who’s in it: Milan Marić, Danila Kozlovsky, Helena Sujecka
  • Rating: PG-13

Inspired by the life of Soviet journalist Sergei Dovlatov, this underrated biopic details his personal and professional life as he struggles to get his work published in 1970s Leningrad. Watching this bookish movie is almost as good as curling up with a good novel.

35. Always Be My Maybe (2019)

  • Who’s in it: Ali Wong, Randall Park, James Saito, Michelle Buteau
  • Rating: PG-13

Sasha is living the dream, thanks to her fabulous career and seriously handsome fiancé. But she gets the ultimate curveball when her husband-to-be gets cold feet. After returning to San Francisco, she reconnects with her childhood friend and old fling, Marcus, which turns out to be more complicated that she anticipated.

36. Amateur (2018)

  • Who’s in it: Michael Rainey Jr., Tekola Cornetet, Walter Anaruk
  • Rating: PG-13

Curious to learn more about the world of basketball? You need to see this sports drama, which revolves around a talented 14-year-old basketball player who struggles to balance school and his personal life after joining an elite prep school for their athletic program.

37. Bird Box (2018)

  • Who’s in it: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Danielle Macdonald, Rosa Salazar
  • Rating: R

Set in a post-apocalyptic world where mysterious entities cause people to become suicidal, Bird Box follows Malorie as she tries to lead two young children through the woods and find sanctuary. The only hiccup? They have to make the entire trip blindfolded.

38. The School for Good and Evil (2022)

  • Who’s in it: Sofia Wylie, Sophia Anne Caruso, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, Michelle Yeoh
  • Rating: PG-13

A modern fairy tale that features powerful depictions of women? Um, yes, please. The fantasy follows best friends Agatha and Sophie as they get sent to the School for Good and Evil. The only problem? They're convinced they've been placed on the wrong sides.

39. Fear Street: 1994 (2021)

  • Who’s in it: Kiana Madeira, Olivia Scott Welch, Benjamin Flores Jr., Julia Rehwald
  • Rating: R

Inspired by R. L. Stine's famous book series, the film follows a teen named Deena and her friends as they face off against an evil force that's been killing people in their town. (Word of advice, don't watch this one alone.)

40. There's Someone Inside Your House (2021)

  • Who’s in it: Sydney Park, Théodore Pellerin, Asjha Cooper, Jesse LaTourette
  • Rating: TV-MA

Based on Stephanie Perkins's novel, the slasher film follows Makani Young, a Hawaiian transfer student who gets involved in a string of horrifying murders in her new town of Osborne, Nebraska.

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