We’re into October now and summer seems like a distant memory. Leaves are scattered on the ground, there is a chill in the air. What better time to curl up on the sofa with a blanket, a cuppa and a good autumnal movie? Here are our top ten picks:
10) Mean Girls (2004)
Let’s start with a teen movie classic- back to school and new student Cady is a complete stranger to Autumn in an American high school. Team up a crush on her dreamy math classmate, a clique of frenemies and one hilarious halloween costume mishap and we have a perfect Autumn chick flick.
9) The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009)
Another chick flick, but this time a lot more heart wrenching. The Time Traveler’s Wife is a tragic love story set against a back drop of many autumns, the season of transition the perfect metaphor for this star-crossed story.
8) Beetle Juice (1988)
October is the month of Halloween, and here is the first spooky film of our list! Beetle Juice has all the makings of a classic family Halloween film, without anything that will make you lose any sleep.
7) Juno (2007)
Fallen leaves, winter coats and ever present orange features in this autumnal pick. Juno is quick witted indie comedy at its finest. Ellen Page plays pregnant teen Juno in this heart warming coming of age tale.
6) St Elmo’s Fire (1985)
The Ultimate 80s coming of age film sees the main players of the Brat Pack starring as recent college graduates with no idea what they wanted from the future. St Elmo’s Fire will make you feel every emotion possible, and has the feel good factor of an 80s classic.
5) Marley and Me (2008)
Marley and Me encompasses all four seasons, but autumn is undoubtably the most memorable. Who can ever forget the gorgeous golden light, the crispy orange leaves in the garden of the farm house in that final scene… just one tip- don’t watch without a packet of tissues.. or two…
4) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Steven Spielberg’s ET is a film for all the family, and is filled with autumnal goodness. When ET dresses up as a ghost and goes trick or treating for Halloween, I mean, you can’t get much better than that surely? If you haven’t seen this one yet- you haven’t got any more excuses!
3) Hocus Pocus (1993)
Another Halloween classic here- Hocus Pocus has a much anticipated sequel rumoured to be being confirmed soon, and what more could you want on an autumn night other than a coven of evil witches played by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker?
2) When Harry Met Sally (1989)
You don’t need to look further than the movie poster to see why When Harry Met Sally is an Autumnal classic. The age old question of whether men and women can be friends is asked and asked again in this Nora Ephron penned rom com, set against the orange and yellow tones of autumn.
1) Back To The Future
Super producer Steven Spielberg strikes again takes the top spot with the first of the Back to The Future trilogy, directed by Robert Zemeckis. We meet on October 26, 1985, but due to unforseen circumstances Doc’s time travelling DeLorean transports Marty to November 5, 1955, and our adventure begins. Arguably one of the greatest films of all time, Back to The Future is the perfect film for your autumn movie night.