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Best Movies for Autumn and the Fall Season

The top 15 movies for the Autumn Season. Movies that take place in the Fall, when the leaves change and the weather gets cool.
The leaves are changing, and there's a chill in the air. Autumn has arrived too fast. The Fall season is a dreary time of year, so you need a few movies to pick up your spirits. Get together with friends or family, and arrange a movie night to boost your mood. Popcorn is mandatory.
These are the top 15 movies for Autumn:

1 - The October Man (1947) great Fall thriller about a man who finds a newly acquainted girl murdered. He has no alibi, and he has suffered a head injury.

2 - Halloween (1978) John Carpenter's classic movie is an obvious Fall festival film. Ok, maybe not for the whole family, but it's a great horror film for late at night when the kids are tucked in bed.

3 - Harold and Maude (1971) fantastic dark comedy that takes place in the Fall, both literally and metaphorically. A high school kid falls in love with an elderly woman who teaches him about life.


4 - Planes, Tranes and Automobiles (1987) Here's one for the whole family. Steve Martin and John Candy try to get home for Thanksgiving with their families. Good comedy!

5 - Back to School (1986) Rodney Dangerfield comedy about a rich man who goes back to college to inspire his son. Very funny and sarcastic, a must-see comedy that starts in the Fall.

6 - October Sky (1999) Jake Gyllenhaal plays a rocket enthusiast inspired by the Sputnik launch.

7 - Election (1999) Fall season is time to think about elections, and this comedy pokes fun at the US election process.

8 - Pieces of April (2003) Here April is a girl's name, not a month, and she invites her estranged family to her slum apartment for Thanksgiving dinner.

9 - First Monday in October (1981) Walter Mathau stars in this comedy about the first woman on the Supreme Court.

10 - The Winds of Autumn (1976) well-directed western.

11 - Killer Eye: Halloween Haunt (2011) Comedy about 5 college girls at an autumn slumber party. An alien eye crashes their party and wreaks havoc. Full Moon entertainment has hit rock bottom, but it's a fun flick.

12 - Dead Leaves (2004) Japanese sci-fi action movie about 2 strangers who wake up on Earth with no recollection of how they got there, but it's obvious they're not human.

13 - Legends of the Fall (1994) Remember this one, this Brad Pitt and really long hair?

14 - Autumn (2009) fairly haphazard post-apocalyptic movie based on the David Moody novel, but if you're a fan of the genre, it deserves a viewing.

15 - Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) based on the Ray Bradbury novel. In the Fall season, a circus comes to town and brings a new evil with it. It's horror, but it's rated G and appropriate for the family to watch together.


Fall is the time for snuggling up with a good DVD. There's enough Autumn in there for a good seasonal movie double-feature.

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