Where The Wild Things Are (2009)
This imaginative story is an adaptation of the 1963 children’s book of the same name in which a young boy escapes to the land of the ‘Wild Things’ after feeling misunderstood at home and at school, but never seems to be able to fill the a void within him.
This may be based on a children’s book, but this film will suit viewers of any age. It has a certain depth of nostalgia to it, making you reminisce on days spent running about in the forest with your imaginary friends.
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
One of Studio Ghibli’s finest films, Kiki’s Delivery Service is another one that is perfect for October and Halloween.
It’s a film about witches – good witches!
This very sweet and playful story encourages you to believe in yourself and have the confidence to follow your aspirations, so grab your broomsticks and find yourself a black cat!
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
A film featuring some of the very finest work of Robin Williams’ career, Dead Poets Society is well known for its warm colours (deep reds and oranges) and its memorable quotes.
Remember… “no matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.”
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Even if you haven’t seen this film, it’s possible that you’ve seen countless stills of Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal walking through New York’s Central Park covered in Autumn leaves.
This is a classic and timeless romantic comedy that will remind you of walks on chilly Autumn days, romances that never prospered and those that did. In this season of beautiful decay, take a step back and set your eyes on a movie that transcends its genre as much as it defies it: When Harry Met Sally.