films by setting: falling for fall
By Nadia Dalimonte
In love with fall and its simple pleasures. The chill breeze and crisp changing leaves. Pumpkin carving, apple picking, and warm cider. Curled up on a cozy night watching a movie. Certain movies become autumnal love letters just for you, making you fall deeply for the season even more. It could be a sweeping romance, or a moody adventure…an emotional drama, comforting comedy or animated feature. Any genre applies.
What makes a crisp fall day the best time to press play on certain movies? The answers are totally subjective! Nostalgia is one. Fall is a time of change - the leaves are falling, and new beginnings are on the horizon. The emotional response to change can often be nostalgic, and some movies just have that wistful affection. Hello, the ending of E.T.! How about when Jesse and Celine lock eyes in the bookstore in Before Sunset? Or when Meryl Streep has her hand on that car door in The Bridges of Madison County? Stories have the power to conjure up different emotions that resonate seasonally. What movie do you feel most drawn to during this time of year?
Here are some of our cinematic fall favourites! Not all selections are set during the fall, nor do all have stories with a fun, cozy subject matter. But all share a unique quality, best felt when the weather cools and flannel outfits are in full force.
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