Summer may be a time for huge blockbuster action flicks, but as the kids settle back into school, autumn is a time for more peaceful reflection. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, some fresh-baked cookies, your favorite warm blanket, and curl up with one of these films that take place in the fall. You’ll be glad you did!
Dead Poet’s Society – Robin Williams as an inspiring teacher in a prep school. One of his best roles.
Rudy – Sean Astin in a true story about a boy who wanted to play football for Notre Dame.
On Golden Pond – Henry Fonda’s Oscar-winning role as a family tries to come back together before it’s too late.
Hannah and her Sisters – Woody Allen directs this film about a family, beginning and ending with Thanksgiving.
The Big Chill – A group of old friends gather together for the funeral of one of their own, accompanied by a fabulous soundtrack.
Sweet November – a sweet little love story starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron.
The Trouble with Harry – Alfred Hitchcock’s frightful comedy about a body that won’t stay buried.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – a John Hughes comedy starring Steve Martin as a man trying to make it home for Thanksgiving, when the world seems out to get him.
Far From Heaven – Connecticut in the fall of 1957, and the prejudices that existed.