Film Favorites of Fall



Every year, as fall comes around, it’s a jumble of holidays, eating, and preparation for Christmas and the new year. It shifts from Halloween and trick or treating to eating Thanksgiving food to Christmas and making resolutions. With so much stuffed into a small period of time, there’s an abundance of movies perfect to keep yourself entertained in the chaos of the season. Here are eight movies quintessential for your autumn aesthetic.

Produced by Rhythm & Hues Studios, Touchwood Pacific Partners 1, Walt Disney Pictures, & Walt Disney Studios

1) Hocus Pocus (1993)

Rating: PG

Fall equals October, which equals Halloween, which means this 1993 Sanderson sisters throwback is totally in. Halloween may already have come to pass, but Hocus Pocus can keep you in the spooky mood all season.


Produced by Singer White Entertainment & Ventura Valley Films

2) Halloweentown (1998)

Rating: TV-G

The Cromwells and their supernatural friends are in for autumn. Though it is a Halloween-based movie, Marnie and company are fall-worthy from 1998 to the present and beyond.


Produced by Touchstone Pictures, Skellington Productions Inc., Tim Burton Productions, & Walt Disney Pictures

3) Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Rating: PG

Sandy Claws who? I only know of Jack Skellington. This 1993 classic can be a bit confusing. Is it Halloween? Is it Christmas? Either way, it’ll put you in a perfect mood as fall comes to an open or a close.

Produced by Amblin Entertainment & TriStar Pictures

4) Hook (1991)

Rating: PG

Based off of the legend of the forever-young Peter Pan, Hook is a movie with powerful messages about family. In this case, the Lost Boys are a family that share a bond stronger than some that share blood, and the reality of how grateful they are for their leader, Peter Pan, surfaces when he arrives back in Neverland, even though he’s all grown up. It has fit the mood for Thanksgiving since 1991.


Produced by Lee Mendelson Film Productions, Bill Melendez Productions, United Feature Syndicate (UFS), & Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates

5) A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)

Rating: TV-G

Skipping out on Charlie Brown during any season is just plain wrong. Throw together your Thanksgiving, while Snoopy and the gang throw together their own, or simply sit back and watch it get put together. The animated antics are sure to lift your Thanksgiving spirit.

Produced by Pixar Animation Studios &
Walt Disney Pictures

6) Ratatouille

Rating: G

All the fancy food that Ratatouille prepared gives off that autumn feeling. Remy makes an abundance of delicious food that could be made for your own Thanksgiving feast. On top of that, the whole movie is surrounds family and fall. Why not feast while watching a feast being made?

Produced by Revolution Studios, 1492 Pictures, & Skipping Christmas

7) Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Rating: PG

Christmas with the Kranks is a classic for closing your fall holidays. The Krank parents try to get ready for Christmas with only a few hours as they try to prepare for one of the biggest gatherings they have ever had. Overall, Christmas with the Kranks will definitely give you that warm and fuzzy feeling before Christmas, right as fall ends.

Produced by Hughes Entertainment & Twentieth Century Fox

8) Home Alone (1990)

Rating: PG

It may be fall, but Christmas is around the corner. Home Alone is a great movie to gather everyone around, and enjoy some quality time together. The movie features family gatherings, important to both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Who could reject watching Kevin McCallister’s hijinks, anyways?


Fall is full of fun film for the family. Don’t let the season slip by without watching a few. Besides, it’s never too early to start watching those Christmas classics either. These movies may be a great pick for the autumn season, but they’ll also get you ready for the most wonderful time of the year!