My Top 5 Fall Movie Picks

Now that it is officially fall, I thought why not talk about movies? Movies are my go-to if I am bored or want to relax. And every fall I have some favorites that I rewatch.


First up is Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox. Ever since its release in 2009, it has been a staple when describing Anderson’s films. Mr. Fox, a writer (and former bird stealer), sets out to do one last big job: steal birds from Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, three big-name farmers. Things escalate into a wild goose chase to hunt down Foxy and his family. It boasts a star-studded cast of George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, and some other familiar voices. So grab your favorite snack and join Fantastic Mr. Fox and his family on a wild ride of bandit hat-wearing mischief! 


Next up is Practical Magic, a film about the Owens sisters, Sally and Gillian, and their peculiar abilities. The two sisters grew up with their witchy aunts and are now adults: Sally, a mother who wants to forget about her witchy ways, and Gillian, the spirited, red-headed opposite to her sister. But when Gillian finds herself in trouble after her ex-boyfriend mysteriously dies, the pair have to help each other. Soon the two are under suspicion from law enforcement which adds to the intensity of it all! The movie is a beautiful tale on the importance of family and staying true to who you are, even if that’s a witch!


The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is my next pick. This film presents the heartwarming tale about the life of Benjamin Button, a man who ages backwards through time. He meets all kinds of people in his travels and eventually finds his one true love, Daisy, the person who keeps him going forward in his peculiar life. This film is a favorite for me because of its honest portrayal of life. Some might hear this and think it’s boring, but it is such a brilliant movie. The New Orleans accents will warm you up on a chilly fall day, and the emotion will add the finishing touches. 


Next on my list is another fox: Robin Hood (but the animated 1976 version). Robin Hood, the hero of Nottingham, steals from the rich and gives back to his merry men of thieves. He sets out to undermine the whiny Prince John, who sits on the throne while King Richard fights the crusades. This film has been a family favorite my entire life. This movie was a huge part of my childhood; it reminds me of being young again when I rewatch it. So give it a shot. Maybe by the end, you’ll be singing “The Phony King of England” with Robin and his gang. 


And my last recommendation is Pride and Prejudice (2005). The film is about the spirited Bennet family, who must secure good marriages for their five daughters. Every woman can find herself in one of the Bennet sisters, as the original author provided a diverse array of characters. The beauty of the film itself is breathtaking, from the greenery to the architecture of the English homes. Join Elizabeth Bennet as she finds out how complicated love can be when one is too prideful and too prejudiced (because every woman needs to be scorned in love at least once). 


Well, that’s my top five list folks. I hope you read about one that piqued your interest! Happy watching and have a wonderful fall season.