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Get in the Autumn Spirit with These Must-Watch Movies and TV Shows

The Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream This Cozy Season
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Ah, Autumn. The calm and cosy season before the cold truly hits. Think scented candles, warm hues and comfy clothes. 

Whilst Australia may not get all the pumpkin-spiced-latte fall vibes, it doesn’t mean we can’t pretend. And the easiest way? By watching a perfect autumn-inspired movie or series. 

Watch Below: “When Harry met Sally” trailer

So what are the criteria for the perfect autumn flick? Think sweaters, autumnal tones, falling leaves and an all-around New-England vibe. Unlike our American counterparts, our recommendations don’t see Halloween as a pre-requisite. 

So, get the loungewear out, light a scented candle and enjoy a hot chocolate or two as we settle into the best shows and films to watch this Autumn.  

Gilmore Girls
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Gilmore Girls 

You can’t have a list of Autumn recommendations without Gilmore Girls. Stars Hollow is the ultimate cozy location and the familiarity we have with all the characters means we can re-watch our favourite episodes again and again. 

Stream it now on Netflix.

Virgin Rivers
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Virgin River

Filmed in British Columbia, Canada but set in Northern California, Virgin Rivers’ serene setting is the perfect addition to your Autumn watch list. Following a nurse practitioner moving to the small town, Virgin River has all the cozy qualities of a Hallmark movie – just without the festive theme.

Stream it now on Netflix.

When Harry Met Sally
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When Harry Met Sally

To be fair, any Nora Ephron movie could be on this list, but When Harry Met Sally’s incredible depiction of New York City in the fall will always be one of a kind. Also Billy Crystal’s sweater gives this flick some extra Autumn points. 

Stream it now on Prime Video.

Practical Magic
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Practical Magic

I know we said no Halloween movies – but just hear us out. This isn’t really a Halloween movie – more like Halloween adjacent. Sure it has witchy vibes, but it also has small-town vibes, beautiful costumes and that east-coast coziness. 

Stream it now on Stan.

Fantastic Mr Fox.
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Fantastic Mr Fox.

The whole colour theme of this film is incredibly autumn-esqe, with hues of orange, yellow and brown. On top of that, add the smooth voice of George Clooney and a magical soundtrack, this Wes Anderson movie is another one to add to your Autumn list.

Stream it now on Disney+.

Good Will Hunting
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Good Will Hunting

New England location? Check. Sweaters? Check. Stellar all-star cast? Check. What else can we say, this is the perfect 90s film to get you into the fall mood. 

Stream it now on Binge or Prime Video

Julie and Julia
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Julie and Julia

There’s just something about cooking movies that’s so inviting, and Julie and Julia’s emphasis on good food, plus the delightful addition of Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci make this movie a comforting re-watch. 

Stream it now on Foxtel Go

Little Women
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Little Women 

Is this a fall or Christmas movie? It could be argued either way, however, we firmly feel like Little Women needs to be on the list. No matter which version you choose, any rendition of Little Women is a comforting re-watch. You can laugh with the sisters, cry with the sisters, enjoy the New England setting with the sisters, all while getting your classic fix of 1800’s life. 

Stream it now on Binge.

Dead Poet Society
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Dead Poets Society

Similar to Good Will Hunting, this movie hits all the prerequisites of some dark-academia vibes, east coast setting and an all-star cast. What’s not to love?

Stream in now on Disney+.

Knives Out
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Knives Out

Chris Evans in a sweater, a New England/old school mansion setting and some serious cosy-mystery vibes? The perfect trio for an Autumn movie recommendation. 

Stream it now on Binge.

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