Fall into a Movie

by Michelle C.

Are you missing the languid heat of long summer days? Or are you like me and excited about crisp, multi-colored leaves and pumpkin spice lattes (or pumpkin bread or pumpkin pie or pumpkin curry or delicata squash, in a pinch)? There’s nothing I like better than snuggling up with a blanket, a crackling fire in the fireplace, and watching a movie while the wind blows outside. It’s not considered lazy if the weather is bad!

Movies have taught me that anything can happen in the fall: elections and football and serial killers chasing a bunch of teenagers (oh my!). Some of my favorite fall movies include:

somethingSomething Wicked This Way Comes: Based off the book by Ray Bradbury, this movie scared the pants off me as a kid. A carnival comes to a small town in Illinois and two boys witness family members and neighbors start to act in strange ways. There is a beautiful atmospheric lyricism to this movie that works well with the themes of regret and time passing.


Dead Poets Societydead: I love movies about teachers that inspire kids. English professor John Keating (played by Robin Williams) encourages his students at a conservative boarding school to think outside the box and “Make your lives extraordinary!” When I am missing Robin Williams, this is my go-to movie.


Rudyrudy: For everyone who likes an underdog story, Rudy is the perfect example of attitude overcoming physical limitations. Despite lacking the physique and talent necessary to play college football, Rudy (played by Sean Astin) has always dreamed of playing football at the University of Notre Dame. Named one of the American Film Institutes’ 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time, Rudy’s courage will stick with you for a long time.


What are some of your favorite fall movies?

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4 responses to “Fall into a Movie”

  1. Julie says:

    This is a great list of movies! “You’ve Got Mail” with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks is one of my favorite fall films. I could watch it a million more times! Everything about the setting, the story, the characters, and chemistry between the leads – somehow combines into something I want to curl up with.

  2. Julie says:

    Michelle – I got all teary watching that scene T__T So many moments that made me laugh and cry! In this case, anyone else following the spoilers link should watch it “with a box of tissues”.

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