Today I thought I’d share a few of my favourite films to watch around this time of year. Autumn is my favourite season, when the mornings are bright and crisp. Sometimes, all you want to do is curl up on the sofa on a Sunday afternoon and watch a great film. These are my top 5. I think I’ll have to do another one of these posts for Halloween!
When Harry Met Sally.
Set in New York, think of autumn leaves falling in the city. The film is spread over years, and looks at the love story between Harry and Sally. It feels very autumnal! I love looking at the clothes they wear too, as this was set in the 80’s I believe. Both of the characters in this are brilliant – and Sally’s hair is amazing! You watch the journey of how two sort-of friends from college stay in each other’s lives over the years.
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Askaban.
To be honest, you could watch any of the Harry Potter films and feel autumnal. The castle scenery as the term goes on, and the magic feels like Halloween anyway. The feasts always feel cosy! I’ve picked Prisoner of Askaban, mainly because of all the pumpkins in the fields near Hagrid’s house. There is 8 films to choose from though, so take your pick! I went through a stage a few years ago where this was always the Harry Potter film I’d pick to watch.
Fly Away Home.
This is such a lovely film. It is shot so beautifully. The story is about goslings who think a young girl is their mother, so they need to be led across the world to be shown how to migrate by the girl and hr father. The weather is crisp and autumnal all the way through this film. It is the perfect one to watch if you just need to slow down and relax.
To Kill A Mockingbird.
I had to include a black and white film. To Kill A Mockingbird is such a famous story, told by a child, documenting her summer/autumn with a much deeper story line intertwined, about racism and judgement. Another slow film but with such a great plot that makes you think. This is the ideal film to watch on a Sunday afternoon with a cosy blanket.
Such an underrated film! I love to watch this by the time autumn rolls around again. It is all about 3 children, who need to be looked after by their uncle for a week. Another 80’s film set at this time of year, it stars John Candy, who was such a brilliant actor! A lovely cosy film to watch that will make you laugh.
What are your favourite films to watch at autumn?