These movies are perfect for fall

Sydney Thomas-Arnold, Feature Editor

Fall is here! Here’s a watchlist for the season, with shows and movies ranging from nostalgic Halloween classics to essential comforting fall flicks.

  • Hocus Pocus- 1993

Hocus Pocus remains a timeless Halloween movie as it comes to charm screens each year. The story follows a group of kids who accidentally raise three chaotic witches from the dead, and continues along as they try to get rid of the witches and save the town. A sequel continuing the story of this classic has just recently been released; catch Hocus Pocus 1 & 2 streaming on Disney+.

  • Gilmore Girls- 2000-2007

Bringing in the 2000s fall atmosphere is the hit TV show Gilmore Girls. The show revolves around a fun mother-daughter duo and their daily lives. With most of it taking place in the fall season, it’s a perfect show if you’re looking for a witty, seasonal, casual watch. All seven seasons of Gilmore Girls can be streamed through Netflix.

  • Coraline- 2009

If you’re looking for more of a whimsical-creepy movie, Coraline is a perfect spooky watch for you. This dark, stop-motion animated film takes a different take on the usual childlike Halloween movies. It follows a young girl, Coraline Jones, as she travels to a mysterious mirror dimension. Coraline can be watched on Apple TV and Amazon Prime.

  • The Haunted Mansion- 2003

This overlooked Halloween classic, starring Eddie Murphy, is fun for everyone.  Full of upbeat, haunted mystery, this movie follows a family who has recently moved into a haunted house and goes along as they unravel the story behind the hauntings. The Haunted Mansion can be found for streaming on Disney+.

  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch- 1996-2003

Another show that brings aspects of both Fall and Halloween is Sabrina the Teenage Witch. This supernatural sitcom centers on teen Sabrina Spellman as she learns how to balance witchery within the realm of being a teenager. Sabrina the Teenage Witch can be watched on Hulu. A recent, more adult remake of this classic called The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, is also a great watch and can be found on Netflix.

  • Dead Poets Society- 1989

A brilliant movie adaptation of the novel, Dead Poets Society is an endearing yet heavy film. Featuring actors like Robin Williams and a young Ethan Hawke, the observational story follows a group of friends at a boys’ private school and their professor, who encourages them and incites a group bond through literature. With calming autumnal and winter notes throughout the movie, Dead Poets Society remains a classic fall film through the ages. This movie can be watched on Apple TV.