20 Best Movies To Watch In Autumn

Heathers (1988)

Winona Ryder Heathers Funeral

This 80s cult classic may not be for everyone, but it is certainly one to watch around Halloween.

The film stars Winona Ryder, who can instantly be recognised as a Halloween icon after starring in films such as Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice and the Netflix Original series ‘Stranger Things’, and is a classic teen high school movie with a murderous twist. What could be better?

The dark undertones of Heathers make for great Halloween-time watching and provide a catharsis for those of you who may feel like murdering your school mates or work friends in these dark and gloomy months.

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (1993)

DiCaprio and Johnny Depp

This coming-of-age drama starring Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio is an enlightening family drama that’ll have you crying as much as you’re smiling.

The Autumnal setting and warm tones mirror the loving yet complex story of two brothers as they learn to take care of one another, with each offering a beautiful backdrop to the beautifully filmed small town setting.

Finding Neverland (2004)

Johnny Depp Finding Neverland

Most of us know the story of “Peter Pan”, but what of the author J.M.Barrie? Finding Neverland stars Kate Winslet and Johnny Depp in a tale a dramatic yet whimsical tale about the origins of the world’s favourite ‘Lost Boy’.

The scenes of old London streets give this film a lovely British feel, while the story always manages to hit that nostalgia button with Pan references any fan is bound to lap up.

Rushmore (1998)

Wes Anderson Rushmore Movie

Rushmore Review

The third (and final) Wes Anderson film on this list is arguably the most Autumnal of the lot… Rushmore.

With an Autumnal backdrop, this Wes Anderson movie focuses on the life of an ambitious teenager (Max) and his attempts to ‘woo’ one of his school teachers. The colours in this movie vary from navy and blue to deep reds and burnt oranges, highlighting the ‘school in Autumn’ tones in a way now very familiar to Anderson’s work.

This is a great comedy starring such huge talents as Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, making for a humorous watch filled with innocence and joy.

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