I don’t know how many times the past couple of weeks I have tried (and failed) to write a blog post. Everyday I opened up the page, typed a few lines and then deleted it all. I’m sure we’ve all been there before…
After a few coffees and a bunch of brainstorms, I’ve settled on writing a post about my favourite autumnal films (as I seem to be watching a lot of them recently). If you’ve read any of my previous posts then I’m sure you’ll know that autumn is my favourite time of year! I think it’s absolutely perfect for cosying up and reading books. However, it’s also a great time of year for watching films and, naturally, there are some amazing autumnal films out there.
**I am not a fan of scary Halloween films so you won’t be seeing much of that in this post. I definitely have too vivid an imagination…**
So without further ado…
#1 Hocus Pocus (1993)
A classic that has to be on everyone’s favourite autumn-themed films. It’s just perfect and brings so much nostalgia. Though it may not be a masterpiece of cinema, I love anything and everything to do with Salem and the witch trials.
#2 Coraline (2009)
I haven’t read the book by Neil Gaiman yet, however I think the film is amazing. The imagery of the film is beautiful to watch and just screams autumn to me. It’s so dark and mysterious. The perfect Halloween movie.
#3 Edward Scissorhands (1990)
I can never decide if this is more Christmas-themed or Halloween-themed; I tend to watch it at both times of year. I am a big fan of Tim Burton’s and I honestly think that Edward Scissorhands is one of his best.
#4 Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
I recently saw this film at an outdoor cinema in the summer and I loved it! Despite being released in 1935, the film is timeless and I have always loved any story based on/connected to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
#5 You’ve Got Mail (1998)
I’m not sure if this film specifically counts as autumnal as it takes place throughout the end of the year. Maybe it’s more of a Christmas film, but I love to watch it around this time of year. In this film, Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) owns a bookstore (a dream!) and the setting of New York works perfectly in autumn and winter.
#6 Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
The colour palette of this film is autumn in a nutshell. All the reds, oranges, browns and burnt shades make me feel so cosy when I watch the film. Add that to the fact that it’s based on one of my favourite Roald Dahl novels and you’ve got a winner!
#7 Halloweentown (1998)
Another Disney Channel classic! It’s definitely not high-budget but the costumes are great, the storyline is exciting and it’s full of adventure. It’s a childhood favouriet of mine so it’s always sure to make me crack a smile every year.
#8 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Again, another film where I’m not sure if it’s really autumnal or Christmas-themed. I love it all the same and could watch it all-year round if I’m being honest. I think it’s the perfect movie to watch around November time; it’s still spooky and haunting, but also gets you excited for Christmas at the same time (is it ok to be mentioning Christmas so much in October haha?)
Thank you for reading! What’s your favourite autumnal/Halloween film? Is there anything you would recommend me to watch this year?