The 61 Best Fall Movies We Can Watch Over & Over Again

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Autumn is one of the most exciting times of the year—and not just because of pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters. While we can't resist a good fall activity, be it apple picking or pumpkin carving, nothing beats curling up with a blanket and binge-watching fall movies.

For instance, there's the stunning autumn backdrop in When Harry Met Sally and the cozy nostalgia of Matilda. Or, if you're eager to usher in spooky season, you can take a virtual trip to Salem, Massachusetts and revisit the Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus. *Cue Bette Midler's “I Put A Spell On You.”*

Fortunately, streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video offer a plethora of options to remind us of the season, from Halloween-themed mysteries to quirky Thanksgiving comedies. Keep reading for 61 of the best fall movies to add to your queue, including Harry Potter, Dead Poets Society and more.

The Best Halloween Movies of All Time

1. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

  • Starring: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Robert Macnaughton, K.C. Martel
  • Rating: 13+

A young boy befriends a lost alien, dubbed “E.T.” With the help of his siblings, he tries to keep his new companion safe from his parents (and the fall weather).

2. Good Will Hunting (1997)

  • Starring: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgård
  • Rating: R

Despite his high IQ, Will Hunting works as a janitor at MIT. At the beginning of the school year, he solves a graduate-level math problem, which leads him to Professor Gerald Lambeau.

3. About Time (2013)

  • Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson and Lindsay Duncan
  • Rating: R

When Tim turns 21, he’s surprised to learn he can time travel. Although he can’t change the past, he uses his special ability to live every day to its fullest, especially ahead of the holidays. (Disclaimer: Tissues are a must.)

4. To All The Boys I've Loved Before (2018)

  • Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart, Andrew Bachelor and Trezzo Mahoro
  • Rating: TV-14

Lara Jean has several secret crushes at school, so she writes her feelings down in a series of love letters with no intention of sending them. That is, until her younger sister does the deed for her. Basically, it’s an example of what not to do when school resumes.

5. Election (1999)

  • Starring: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell and Phil Reeves
  • Rating: R

A comical tale about a group of students who are running for student body president. Their less-than-ethical tactics will transport you right back to high school.

6. The Spectacular Now (2013)

  • Starring: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler and Brie Larson
  • Rating: R

Aimee’s future plans are put on hold when she meets Sutter, a popular party animal who becomes an unexpected love interest. How will the school year affect their relationship?

7. Casper (1995)

  • Starring: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, Ben Stein and the voice of Malachi Pearson
  • Rating: PG

Casper is a kind ghost living in a haunted mansion in Maine. His seemingly peaceful life is flipped upside down when a paranormal specialist brings his teenage daughter to the house. Ideal for families who are looking for an upbeat fall movie.

8. Parasite (2019)

  • Starring: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi, So-dam Park and Jeong-eun Lee
  • Rating: R

The Parks are unknowingly infiltrated by the Kim clan, who become employed by the wealthy family without revealing they’re related. Their chilling story will leave you with goosebumps that are totally unrelated to the fall weather.

9. The Roommate (2011)

  • Starring: Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, Cam Gigandet, Aly Michalka, Danneel Ackles and Frances Fisher
  • Rating: PG-13

This movie might make you think twice about finding a random roommate this fall, as it follows an innocent student who’s assigned a dangerous living arrangement.

10. Remember The Titans (2000)

  • Starring: Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst, Donald Faison and Craig Kirkwood
  • Rating: PG

When a Black coach is hired as the head football coach at an integrated high school, a small Virginia town is forced to adapt or let it interfere with its renowned football legacy. Back to school, here we come.

11. The Blind Side (2009)

  • Starring: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Jae Head, Lily Collins and Ray McKinnon
  • Rating: PG-13

The story of how real-life NFL player Michael Oher achieved his dreams with the help of a very type-A mother. You know, to help fill the void of Friday night football.

12. Hocus Pocus (1993)

When Max moves to Salem, Massachusetts, he’s unbothered by the town’s haunted past. As a result, he accidentally frees a coven of witches who are determined to become immortal.

13. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

  • Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix and Paul Reubens
  • Rating: PG

Meet Jack Skellington, a beloved pumpkin king who experiences culture shock when he stumbles into Christmastown.

14. St. Elmo's Fire (1985)

  • Starring: Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy
  • Rating: TV-MA

A group of recent college graduates navigate adulthood for the very first time in this fall flick. Follow their journey as they attempt to find themselves as individuals, all while leaning on each other for support.

15. Halloweentown (1998)

  • Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman, Phillip Van Dyke and Emily Roeske
  • Rating: TV-PG

On her 13th birthday, Marnie learns she’s a witch. Join her as she follows her grandma to Halloweentown, a magical city where warlocks, trolls and zombies reside year-round.

16. Matilda (1996)

  • Starring: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz and Pam Ferris
  • Rating: PG

Matilda has a brilliant mind, but it goes unnoticed by her parents. Everything changes when she enrolls in a new school and uses her telekinesis powers against the evil principal, Miss Trunchbull.

17. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

  • Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith and Robbie Coltrane
  • Rating: PG

The fall movie follows Harry as he receives a letter arrives from Hogwarts on his 11th birthday. He’s summoned to the magical boarding school, where he learns the truth about his parents’ deaths.

18. October Sky (1999)

  • Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Scott Thomas and Laura Dern
  • Rating: PG

A coal miner wants his sons—Jim and Homer—to follow in his footsteps. When fall approaches, the boys consider pursuing alternate career paths, which puts a wrench in their dad’s plan.

19. Practical Magic (1998)

  • Starring: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest and Goran Visnjic
  • Rating: PG-13

Gear up for Halloween with Sally and Gillian, who have avoided magic their entire lives. However, when Gillian’s boyfriend (spoiler alert!) dies unexpectedly, they’re forced to channel their family’s dark powers for the very first time.

20. The Addams Family (1991)

  • Starring: Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christina Ricci and Dan Hedaya
  • Rating: PG

The Addams family is delighted to be reacquainted with Gomez’s missing brother, Fester…until they realize the man is a fraud. Think of it as a must-watch this fall.

21. Booksmart (2019)

  • Starring: Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis and Lisa Kudrow
  • Rating: R

In an attempt to make the most of their senior year, Amy and Molly throw their academics aside to focus on their social lives. Although the movie leads up to graduation day, it’s the perfect film to get you geared up for fall.

22. Grease (1978)

  • Starring: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Didi Conn and Jeff Conaway
  • Rating: PG

After an unforgettable summer, Sandy and Danny part ways only to reunite that fall when Sandy unknowingly enrolls in Danny’s school. *Cue “Summer Lovin’”*

23. Beetlejuice (1988)

  • Starring: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis
  • Rating: PG

A family buys a new house only to learn it’s haunted by the previous owners, who were killed in a car accident. While trying to get rid of the ghosts, they accidentally summon a spirit named Beetlejuice.

24. Frozen (2013)

  • Starring: the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad
  • Rating: PG

Queen Elsa is struggling to control her powers, which accidentally caused an infinite winter. In an attempt to save their town, her sister, Anna, teams up with a man, his playful reindeer and a snowman to make things right.

25. The Craft (1996)

  • Starring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell
  • Rating: R

In the midst of fall, Sarah transfers to a new school and befriends a coven of witches. The problem? They’re keen on taking advantage of her telekinetic powers.

26. Planes, Trains And Automobiles (1987)

  • Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins
  • Rating: R

The movie centers on a fall road trip to Chicago gone terribly wrong. It’ll definitely put any hellish holiday travel experiences into perspective. Trust us.

27. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

  • Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher
  • Rating: R

Meet Harry and Sally, a pair of quirky New Yorkers who are convinced that men and women can’t be friends—or can they?

28. Doctor Sleep (2019)

  • Starring: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran
  • Rating: R

Dan is trying to live in peace, despite his traumatic childhood. When he meets a gifted teenager named Abra, they team up to battle a cult called the True Knot.

29. Dead Poets Society (1989)

  • Starring: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke
  • Rating: PG

John Keating is a new teacher at an all-boys preparatory school. Although the facility is known for structure and tradition, he implements an unorthodox method of teaching.

30. Autumn (2009)

  • Starring: Dexter Fletcher, Dickon Tolson, Lana Kamenov
  • Rating: R

If you’re looking for a horror film, Autumn follows a group of people who survived a virus that killed millions. When the dead bodies begin to rise, the real fun begins.

31. Sweet November (2001)

  • Starring: Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Jason Isaacs
  • Rating: PG-13

After meeting at the DMV, Nelson and Sara establish an unconventional fall relationship, which is determined by a one-month trial.

32. Addams Family Values (1993)

  • Starring: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci
  • Rating: PG-13

In this Addams Family sequel, an evil nanny plots to murder Uncle Fester and take his inheritance while Wednesday and Pugsley are sent off to summer camp. From Wednesday’s brilliant Thanksgiving speech to the film’s macabre sense of humor, prepare to fall in love with the classic (and feminist icon Morticia Addams) all over again.

33. It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

  • Starring: Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Kathy Steinberg
  • Rating: TV-G

The Peanuts gang are excited to celebrate Halloween. Meanwhile, Charlie gets invited to his first party and Linus eagerly awaits the arrival of The Great Pumpkin. It’s a charming, family-friendly classic that’s bound to bring out your inner child.

34. You’ve Got Mail (1998)

  • Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Dave Chappelle
  • Rating: PG

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star as two rivals who have no idea that their anonymous online romance is actually with each other. The feel-good rom-com includes two memorable Thanksgiving scenes and is sure to give you a dose of nostalgia (remember when “You’ve got mail” notifications were a thing?).

35. Clue (1985)

  • Starring: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd
  • Rating: PG-13

Clue is what you get when you mix a star-studded cast with slapstick humor, quotable one-liners and the most fascinating murder mystery. Considering the nostalgia factor and how Clue influenced so many Halloween costumes, it would feel irresponsible to not add this cult classic.

36. The Good Witch (1999)

  • Starring: Catherine Bell, Chris Potter, Catherine Disher, Peter MacNeill
  • Rating: ALL

When a mysterious newcomer named Cassie Nightingale moves into an abandoned home in a small town, she opens up a unique shop and uses her abilities to change the lives of her new neighbors. The magical movie not only spawned six sequels, but also inspired a successful series that's now in its seventh season.

37. Autumn in New York (2000)

  • Starring: Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, Anthony LaPaglia
  • Rating: PG-13

Will Keane, a restaurateur and ladies' man, strikes up an unlikely romance with a free-spirited young woman who's very ill. If you're looking for a poignant love story to give you all the feels, this is your best bet.

38. October Kiss (2017)

  • Starring: Ashley Williams, Sam Jaeger
  • Rated: ALL

A young woman’s fear of commitment prevents her from pursuing any serious relationships, but when she gets hired as a nanny by an attractive single dad, she falls hard for her charming boss. The chemistry between the leads and the heartwarming storyline will have you grinning like a kid on Christmas morning.

39. Soul Food (1997)

  • Starring: Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Michael Beach
  • Rating: R

Soul Food centers on a family whose lives are turned upside down when the matriarch, who has always held the family together through Sunday dinners, suddenly falls ill and passes away. The awkward family dinners and heated arguments will give you all the Thanksgiving vibes, making you laugh one moment and get emotional the next.

40. Harvest Love (2019)

  • Starring: Jen Lilley, Ryan Paevey
  • Rated: 7+

From the extensive library of Hallmark comes this feel-good drama, set against the backdrop of a gorgeous pear orchard. When a single surgeon visits her family’s farm to take a break from her busy life, she meets and falls in love with the farm’s manager. Naturally, a swoon-worthy romance ensues.

41. Knives Out (2019)

  • Starring: Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Rated: PG-13

When Harlan Thrombey, a wealthy crime novelist, is found dead at his own party, everyone in his dysfunctional family becomes a suspect. We included this one for Chris Evans’s famous sweater.

42. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

  • Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Josh Lucas
  • Rating: PG-13

New York fashion designer Melanie thinks she has it all now that she just got engaged. However, before she can say “I do” she must return to her hometown to get divorced from her childhood best friend.

43. Silver Linings Playbook (2013)

  • Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
  • Rating: R

After spending four years in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his mother and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. He quickly makes a new, and also damaged friend. Most of this film takes place and revolves around the fall football season.

44. Coco (2017)

  • Who’s in it? Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
  • Rating: PG

Miguel, a 12-year-old aspiring musician, embarks on a magical adventure after he accidentally travels to the Land of the Dead. But along the way, he unearths a major family secret.

45. The Wiz (1978)

  • Who’s in it? Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell
  • Rating: 13+

Who can resist a modernized version of the Wizard of Oz, featuring the King of Pop? In this remake, Ross stars as a Harlem schoolteacher named Dorothy, who gets swept away to the Land of Oz while trying to save her dog.

46. Sweet Autumn (2020)

  • Who’s in it? Nikki Deloach, Andrew W. Walker, Daina Leitold
  • Rating: TV-G

An entrepreneur named Maggie is surprised to learn that her late aunt has left her maple farm to both her and a maple supplier. When she returns home to get to the bottom of her aunt's final wishes, she starts bonding with the charming supplier. Is it predictable? Sure, but this cozy romance will have you grinning by the time the credits roll.

47. Falling For Vermont (2017)

  • Who’s in it? Julie Gonzalo, Benjamin Ayres
  • Rating: NR

When Angela, a famous writer, gets into a car accident and loses her memory, she is put under the care of Jeff, a kind doctor in Vermont. She immediately hits it off with Jeff and takes a liking to his charming small town, prompting her to reevaluate her life and priorities.

48. Under The Autumn Moon (2018)

  • Who’s in it? Lindy Booth, Wes Brown
  • Rating: 7+

A hard-working executive is determined to convince her boss to purchase a ranch for company retreats. But when she pays the ranch a visit, she learns the owner is refusing to sell—unless she can preserve the place’s history. To make matters even more complicated, her boss drops by with some ideas of his own. Can she find a way to appease her boss without letting down the owner?

49. Pumpkin Pie Wars (2016)

  • Who’s in it? Julie Gonzalo, Eric Aragon
  • Rating: NR

Over a decade ago, star bakers Faye and Lydia became rivals after participating in a Pumpkin Pie contest. And now, their children, Casey and Sam, are set to go head-to-head in the same contest. Except in this case, they start to fall for each other

50. Hubie Halloween (2020)

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

Hubie Dubois has one goal: to keep everyone in his hometown of Salem safe during the Halloween season. But this year will prove to be quite different from the rest…because there’s a real criminal on the loose, and he’s targeting residents.

51. The Lake House (2006)

  • Who’s in it: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dylan Walsh, Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • Rating: PG

Bullock and Reeves star as two strangers from different time periods who start to communicate through letters left in the mailbox of a lake house. Over the course of two years, they continue to correspond and fall head over heels for each other, but will they meet face to face?

52. Friendsgiving (2020)

  • Who’s in it: Malin Åkerman, Kat Dennings, Aisha Tyler, Chelsea Peretti, Jane Seymour, Wanda Sykes
  • Rating: R

What starts as a quiet Thanksgiving dinner between two BFFs turns into utter chaos when a horde of uninvited guests crash their event. It's silly, raunchy and sure to make you laugh.

53. Destination Wedding (2018)

  • Who’s in it: Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves
  • Rating: R

Frank and Lindsay meet for the first time while traveling to a destination wedding and they can't stop bickering. But as they spend more time together, they come to realize that they’re actually falling for one another. 

54. Little Women (2019)

  • Who’s in it: Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern
  • Rating: PG

Arguably one of the best adaptations of the classic novel, Greta Gerwig offers a modern take on the story of four determined sisters who take charge of their own lives in 19th-century Massachusetts.

55. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

  • Who’s in it: Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, John Ericson
  • Rating: G

Set during the Blitz in 1940, Miss Eglantine Price, a young woman who learns witchcraft, enlists the help of three children as she sets out to defeat the Nazis with her newfound powers. Fans of Mary Poppins will definitely enjoy this musical.

56. A Perfect Pairing (2022)

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

Lola Alvarez, a wine-company executive, walks away from her job to follow her dream of starting her own wine business. But to make this a reality, she travels to a small town in Australia to win over a major client—and it turns out to be way more than she signed up for.

57. School Ties (1992)

  • Who’s in it: Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Chris O'Donnell, Randall Batinkoff, Ben Affleck
  • Rating: PG-13

Fraser is David Greene, a Jewish high school student who gets a full athletic scholarship to an elite prep school. When he learns that his new friends hold antisemitic views, he decides to hide his religion in an attempt to fit in.

58. Rudy (1993)

  • Who’s in it: Ned Beatty, Jason Miller, Robert Prosky, Charles S. Dutton
  • Rating: PG-13

Inspired by the real-life story of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, the film follows a boy who has big dreams of playing football at the University of Notre Dame, despite his lack of skills and facing multiple rejections. Add this to your list if you're a stickler for heartwarming family dramas.

59. Falling for You (2018)

  • Who’s in it: Peter DeLuise, Taylor Cole, Tyler Hynes
  • Rating: G

Lacey is determined to save her radio station, so she enlists the help of a handsome bachelor and plans a fundraising bakeoff. However, when he drops the ball, she's forced to turn to a visiting businessman who lives on his computer.

60. Autumn Dreams (2015)

  • Who’s in it? Jill Wagner, Colin Egglesfield
  • Rating: NR

After spontaneously rushing to the altar to say, “I do,” a young couple decides to get their marriage annulled. Fifteen years later, after getting engaged to different people, they realize that their annulment was never finalized. Naturally, they reunite to legitimize the divorce, but there’s just one problem: their undeniable chemistry.

61. The Edge of Seventeen (2016)

  • Who’s in it: Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick
  • Rating: R

We love a good coming-of-age film that tackles themes like mental health and family dynamics. The movie follows 17-year-old Nadine, who struggles to navigate the ups and downs of high school when her best friend starts dating her older brother.


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