Best Hygge Movies to Watch for Fall and Thanksgiving
It’s no longer Halloween, but not quite Christmastime… So what to watch??
Finding quality movies about fall or Thanksgiving isn’t easy; there really are only a handful. In case you’re like me and not quite ready to start the Christmas movies, here’s a list of what you can watch that either take place in fall or just feel cozy to me.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles – This movie screams Thanksgiving. Get ready for a good laugh!
Anne of Green Gables – I grew up on Anne of Green Gables. I love these movies so much. Such a sweet story and it feels like fall throughout the movie.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman – This is one of my favorite movies ever. Every woman needs to watch it!
Mildred Pierce – Joan Crawford shines in this movie, absolutely my favorite of her films.
Baby Boom – I grew up watching this movie and it’s so good. You absolutely get the fall feels with this one… And winter too.
Grumpy Old Men – This one just reminds me of my Mawmaw. She laughed so hard watching it.
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner – Not fall at all, but the dinner and complicated family dynamics are so appropriate for Thanksgiving.
Curly Sue – I haven’t seen this movie sine I was a little girl, but I remember loving it so much.
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving – This one is a must. We watch The Great Pumpkin, so you know we’ll be watching Thanksgiving too.
Arsenic and Old Lace – Matt loves this movie, it’s a must watch for us every Halloween. I added it to this list because we haven’t gotten to watch it yet this year.
Ever After – This retelling of Cinderella is so good. Personally, I think this is Drew Barrymore’s best performance.
Pride and Prejudice – If you need a reason to watch this movie, we can’t be friends. Love it so so SO much.
Notting Hill – One of my favorite rom com’s ever. I had a huge crush on Hugh Grant because of this movie,
Sarah, Plain and Tall – I just realized this evening that Matt has never seen this which makes me so sad! I have to correct that ASAP.
The Other Sister – This movie just makes my heart happy. If you haven’t seen it, you need to.
Miracle on 34th Street – the original version ONLY. I’m not a fan of the 90’s remake at all. I added it to the list because it’s very much about the lead up to Christmas.
Little Women – This is on my Christmas movie list too. It’s sorta like Anne of Green Gables in that you can watch it any season, but it especially feels like a cozy fall or winter film to me.
Mermaids – My mom is a big Cher fan, so this is another one I grew up watching. I haven’t seen it in years, but I have a feeling I’d love it even more.
Casablanca – I hope that everyone reading this post has seen this film at leas once. It’s iconic for so many reasons and I’ll watch it over and over again.
The Blind Side – I’ve only ever seen this once, but I added it to the list because of the football theme. Rudy, Varsity Blues and so many others should also be included into this category.
Houseguest – I LOL for real every time I watch this. Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin are two of my favorite actors, so them together in one movie about kills me.
Ratatouille – I’m not sure why, but this movie feels very fall to me.
All the Right Moves – One of Tom Cruise’s earliest pieces of work and it’s a great one. I love watching his story unfold in small town USA.
Singin’ in the Rain – Not a fall movie, I just love it. The music makes me so happy.
When Harry Met Sally – Absolutely a fall themed movie. I don’t know that I’ve ever watched it all in one sitting, but I’ve seen every part, most a bunch of times.
Fly Away Home – This is one I remember fondly from my childhood and a great movie to watch with the family.
Now, Voyager – One of my favorite Bette Davis films. If you haven’t seen it, PLEASE do so immediately.
About Last Night – This one is very steamy but I loved it. It’s a young Demi Moore and Rob Lowe and their chemistry is intense.
To Kill A Mockingbird – My favorite classic piece of literature, which I think every single person needs to read and watch. Such an eye-opening story.
Sweet Home Alabama – Recently I rewatched this and gosh, I love it. It feels like an end of summer, early fall flick.
Bridges of Madison County – I haven’t seen this one in a long time, but I remember it feeling like autumn throughout the story.
Fried Green Tomatoes – I grew up watching this movie and just recently read the book (finally). This is such a great movie.
You’ve Got Mail – This one just has all the Autumn vibes. Plus, who doesn’t love Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks?!