Cozy November Nights: 40 Movies That Feel Like Fall

When I think of November, I think heart heavy. I think dramedies and introspective films. I want laughter and fun, and tears (of joy), warmth and nostalgia – movies that make me feel. During the cozy seasons, if you’re not snuggled up with a great book, snuggle up to one of these films, the ones that capture the essence of the season and what it feels like to me.

It was challenging to categorize the films. As you’ll see, most fit into multiple categories; “The Princess Bride” is a “timeless” classic and a “Charm for All Ages.” Still, I organized them into distinct categories/headers for neatness’s sake, but I (obviously) encourage you to check out every category.

1) Meet the Parents

Meet the Parents 2000 (Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures)

2) Dan in Real Life

3) Friends with Kids

4) It’s Complicated

5) Julie & Julia

6) Champions

7) Harry Potter Series

8) Instant Family

9) The Twilight Saga

10) Duplex

11) You’ve Got Mail

12) Son-in-Law

13) Tommy Boy

14) Dead Poets Society

15) When Harry Met Sally

Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal, 1977 “When Harry Met Sally” (Columbia Pictures)

16) If Beale Street Could Talk

17) Pride and Prejudice

18) The Lake House

19) Allied

20) Autumn In New York

Richard Gere and Winona Ryder, 2000 “Autumn in New York” (MGM Distribution Co.)

21) The Notebook

22) About Time

23) Christopher Robin

24) Matilda

Mara Wilson, 1996 “Matilda” (TriStar Pictures)

25) The Princess Bride

26) A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

27) Lord of the Rings

28) Paddington

29) Spirited Away

30) James and the Giant Peach

“James and the Giant Peach” 1996 (Walt Disney Pictures)

31) The Goonies

32) Knives Out

33) Bottoms

34) The Edge of Seventeen

35) Our Idiot Brother

36) The Meyerowitz Stories

37) Friendsgiving

38) Young Adult

39) The One I Love

40) The Banshees of Inisherin

  1. Which of these fall-inspired films fits your idea of cozy November nights the most?
  2. Are there any films you’d add to the list? What film feel like November to you?
  3. Do you have any favorite rituals or snacks that accompany your movie nights in fall/winter season?

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