Top 5 Fall Movies to Watch


Camila, Ramirez

     The autumn season is here and calls for a good movie to get cozy with. The criterion for a good fall film includes warm colors, aesthetically pleasing visuals, and a good autumn soundtrack. Here are some of the top 5 fall movies to watch.


1.) Twilight (2008)

Twilight, directed by Catherine Hardwicke depicts the story originally written by Stephenie Meyer’s. The movie consists of a human girl, Bella Swan, falling in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen as she adjusts to her new life in Washington. The stunning setting of Forks, Washington creates a great background for the angsty plot of Twilight. The entire movie seems to be shot in a dark blue filter that just screams cozy. Twilight’s composition werewolves and vampires is perfect for the more mature audience during the Halloween season. There’s nothing like watching Twilight with your friends on a cozy fall night.


2.) Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)

Hocus Pocus 2, directed by Anne Fletcher is the sequel to the classic 90s original Halloween movie. The iconic Sanderson sisters return from the dead after two young girls resurrect them. The girls work hard against the 3 sisters to send them back while trying to rekindle their own friendships. A cast of new young actors mixed with the originals really brings the whole story full circle. New technology creates crazy visuals that are very much appreciated by the new audience. Any Hocus Pocus movie isn’t complete without a Sanderson sister performance and their rendition of One Way Or Another does just that. The modern twist on Hocus Pocus allows for a new generation of kids to enjoy the movie franchise. This new Halloween watch is a heartfelt movie that’s perfect to watch with the family. 


3.) Halloweentown

Halloweentown, directed by Duwayne Dunham is another 90s classic Halloween film. This story of a young witch following her grandma back to her HalloweenTown and having to fight against an evil power looming over the town. The power of family helps the characters battle the evil spirits plaguing the wholesome town. Marnie and her siblings accept their newfound powers and unite with their grandmother to save Halloweentown.The costumes of this production are otherworldly and truly depict the mystical vibe of the movie. Halloweentown is such an underrated Halloween movie that resonates with an older generation but still is enjoyed today. It’s a great movie for everyone to enjoy.


4.) Coco (2017)

Coco, directed by Adrian Molina and Lee Unkrich is one of Pixar’s greatest films. Coco, tells the story of Miguel trying to reconnect with his “famous” great-great-grandfather while also trying to bring music back to his family. Miguel gets transported to the Land of the Dead where he must find a way to return home before the night is over. Coco’s beautiful soundtrack features songs in both English and Spanish. The movie is based on the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos. Given that this holiday occurs in the fall, it’s perfect for this time of year. The bright colors and cultural visuals are enchanting. This movie is amazing to watch with the family this autumn season. 


5.) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas, directed by Henry Seliek, is the most classic fall movie. The film produced a division between viewers whether the movie was a Halloween movie or Christmas movie. The beauty of The Nightmare Before Christmas is that the film can be watched all throughout the fall season. The movie follows Jack Skeleton’s journey to try and take over Christmas. He leaves his Halloweentown behind to venture off to the unknown. The Nightmare Before Christmas has incredible visuals that are enchanting and just beautiful. The iconic soundtrack shouldn’t be underestimated, as everyone knows This is Halloween. This movie has been around for sometime and is adored by all generations. It’s an amazing film that is perfect for Halloween AND Christmas.