5 Non-Halloween Movies That Deliver The Perfect Fall Vibe

5 Non-Halloween Movies That Deliver The Perfect Fall Vibe
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The main holiday of the season may not be here yet, but there are plenty of other movies that are perfect for the fall.

Summer is over, and what better way to welcome fall than sitting at home with a cup of hot tea while watching a movie that fits the occasion?

So here are five great movies that perfectly capture the spirit of autumn.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Directed by Wes Anderson, this charming stop-motion animated comedy, based on the Roald Dahl novel of the same name, follows the misadventures of the titular Mr. Fox, voiced by George Clooney, and his family and friends.

After narrowly escaping a fox trap with his wife, he vows to stop raiding farms, but old habits die hard.

The cozy visuals and heartfelt story evoke the fall atmosphere, making it a perfect choice.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Peter Jackson's entire trilogy is great to enjoy in the fall (or any season, really), but the first movie has that special autumn feel to it.

Beginning in the warm and lush Shire, the story soon takes our heroes to Rivendell, covered in fallen golden leaves, and from there to the cold and dark depths of Moria, reminding us of how summer turns into fall and then winter.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Much like The Lord of the Rings, the entire Harry Potter movie series is great any time of year, but The Prisoner of Azkaban is perhaps the most autumnal of them all.

The third film in the series takes place mostly in the fall and winter, and the gloomy atmosphere fits the season perfectly.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Speaking of gloomy, if you want to watch something even darker, this 1999 gothic horror starring Johnny Depp is a great pick.

After several murders occur in the village of Sleepy Hollow, Constable Ichabod Crane ventures there to solve the mystery.

However, the young lawman soon realizes that he may be onto something much more sinister than he could have imagined.

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams, this inspiring drama follows an English teacher at an all-male boarding school who wins the love and respect of his students through his unorthodox methods.

Set in Vermont in the fall, the film perfectly captures the spirit of the season.