The top 20 fall movies to celebrate the season
Sweater up, people, as it's almost time for autumn, when cable knits, pumpkin lattes, and festive gourds abound. But as excellent as these items are, we believe the best way to reach a russet state of mind is by pressing "play" on a fall-set film. Autumn tropes abound in our favorite cozy classics — sweaters, artfully-scattered orange leaves, East Coast academic settings, Matt Damon. There's really just one trope we're not on board with: death. Man, screenwriters just love a funeral in the fall — as if the parallel between dying leaves and dying characters is some kind of new idea. Could someone please tell Autumn in New York and Stepmom that axing the leads sours our pumpkin spice?
But don't worry, the movies on this list keep maudlin to a minimum, celebrating the season the way it deserves. So light the fire, grab something pumpkiny and break out that knitting project you abandoned when the A/C clicked on — it's time to dig into this feast of the fall-iest fall movies ever.