Films for a cosy evening at home

Fall is the time to make yourself a glass or pitcher (no one’s judging here!) of hot toddy and nestle with a cozy blanket for company. It is also a wonderful time to revisit old films or set the mood for Halloween, depending on your appetite for horror. Whether you’re looking for family entertainers or a rom-com with your special someone, we have you covered with our list below:

Autumn in New York
This fairly obscure film starring Winona Ryder and Richard Gere has everything to get you in the mood for fall: New York in autumn, red and gold foliage and poetry in the park. This one is tailor made for a romantic evening at home, cups of hot cocoa and a blanket to share.

Silver Linings Playbook
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper’s undeniable chemistry is not the only reason to love this one. Root for the underdog and relive family drama in this sweet tale bringing together two social misfits in a heartwarmingly funny film.

St. Elmo’s Fire
A coming of age film with a group of friends on the verge of leaving college for the scary world outside, St. Elmo’s Fire has all the makings of a family entertainer. Drama, romance and the camaraderie shared by the stellar cast makes this a must watch for 80s nostalgia.

Fantastic Mr. Fox
The stop-motion animated film, starring Hollywood’s ‘A list’ including Meryl Streep, Bill Murray and George Clooney, is based on a Roald Dahl children’s book. A cunning fox leads a troupe of animals and outsmarts local farmers in a tale that is not to be missed! The warm colours and folk inspired music adds to the fall atmospherics.

Hocus Pocus
“The bewitching hour's about to begiiiiinn!" With Halloween just around the corner, many of us crave the good old scare of a coven of witches with their spells and curses. This one is for the old soul who delights in Bette Midler’s histrionics and an overdose of 90s style.

The Village
A blind female protagonist racing against the clock, facing unknown creatures to save the man she loves? Sign us up! A backdrop of fall foliage is employed brilliantly, becoming an intrinsic part of this eerie M. Night Shyamalan plot.

Little Women
One for a slumber party with the girls, Little Women is a classic that we keep returning to. Cry and laugh with Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy as they battle poverty and misogyny with grace and humour. The crackling fires and moody winter scapes make this a wonderful choice for fall viewing.

Keira Knightley, the queen of period pieces, stars as Colette, playing the titular role of a writer who must fight for visibility when her work is credited to her husband. Follow the journey of Nobel Prize–nominated author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette in this biopic set in the late 19th century.

What are you waiting for? Put the popcorn on and gather around your television!

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