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When it’s time to embrace the cozy autumn season, binge-watching movies with your family and friends while sharing a few laughs, smiles and maybe screams seems like a fulfilling idea.

Here is a wide mix of movies you can watch (or re-watch) this fall.

Coco

Watching an animated Disney movie like “Coco” is a great way to kick-start your fall movie roundup. It’s suitable for all age groups, bringing with it a feeling of togetherness.

“Coco” commemorates the Mexican festival, Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead. This was also celebrated by the UH Council for Cultural Activities on October 26. The movie follows the adventure of a young boy, Miguel to find his great-great-grandfather in the Land of Dead.

The vibrancy, message, music and portrayal of Mexican culture are what make this movie so fun and heartwarming to watch during this time of the year.

Hubie Halloween

“Hubie Halloween” is a lighthearted and absurd comedy-horror movie that celebrates the spirit of Halloween.

The movie stars Adam Sandler, who plays Hubie, in the town of Salem, Massachusetts. When Halloween arrives, strange and spooky events start to happen in the town. Hubie then becomes the unlikely hero who must save Salem from real supernatural threats.

“Hubie Halloween” is the kind of movie to watch on a sleepover with your friends, taking in all the adventurous and autumn-related themes.

A Haunting in Venice

If the fall season is “spooky” and “mysterious” to you, you may consider watching “A Haunting in Venice,” a book-to-movie adaptation by the queen of mysteries herself, Agatha Christie.

The renowned detective, Hercule Poirot played by Kenneth Branagh, is back in this film after playing detective in “Murder on the Orient Express” and “Death on the Nile,” both of which were also book-to-movie adaptations.

This time, he’s set to find out the murderer at the seance he attends at a haunted palazzo after one of the guests is strangely killed.

What makes “A Haunting in Venice” perfect for the autumn is along with its mysterious nature, it has an element of horror, which can be appealing at this time of the year.

You’ve Got Mail

A cozy feeling in fall calls for a cozy and classic rom-com. “You’ve Got Mail” stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and is the perfect rom-com for the autumn season.

The story revolves around two rival booksellers who aren’t so fond of each other in real life, but secretly develop an online romance through e-mailing, oblivious of each other’s identity.

Set in New York, “You’ve Got Mail” captures the true essence of Thanksgiving, Christmas and the season of fall with many prominent scenes taking place during these festivities. The busy streets of the city are also home to trees with changing leaf colors which are generously shown throughout the movie.

This movie can be enjoyed in your autumn pajamas along with a pumpkin-spiced latte as you watch two enemies falling in love.

Sweet Autumn

If you want to watch an underrated movie, “Sweet Autumn” might be right up your alley if you are in the mood to watch something sweet (no pun intended!). 

The movie is about a girl named Maggie, who returns to her small hometown after her Aunt Dee passes away. Upon arrival, she is surprised to learn that Aunt Dee split her candy shop between Maggie and a maple farmer, Dex.

Following the letters Dee left, Maggie and Dex try to discover the reason behind Dee’s decision, all during the Sweet Autumn festival. As the two embark on the journey, they form a bond and find love over the course of the season.

As the name suggests, the movie is set during the fall and portrays the warm vibes associated with the season. It is ideal for all small-town romance lovers. 

May this autumn season bring with it fun moments, fun gatherings and of course… fun movies. Hopefully, you’ve found some films to add to your watch list this spooktacular season.

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