Cozy Fall Movies for the Family

Looking to usher in pumpkin spice season with a family movie night? These autumn-set flicks are favorites for the whole family. Whether you're looking for chills and thrills, a triumphant football drama, a breezy romance, or a Thanksgiving treat, these films are sure to bring some warmth to those chilly fall nights. Don't forget the blankets and hot cocoa! Looking for more great picks? Check out our other lists Scary (But Not TOO Scary!) Halloween Movies and Feel-Good Family Movies.

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It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Movie Poster Image
Halloween isn't complete without this classic.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Over the Moon Movie Poster Image
Dreamy, China-set musical fairy tale has positive lessons.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Coco Movie Poster Image
Stunningly animated, poignant tribute to family and culture.
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(Release Year: 2017)
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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Movie Poster Image
Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.
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(Release Year: 1982)
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Fantastic Mr. Fox Movie Poster Image
Offbeat family adventure may charm adults more than kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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Halloweentown Movie Poster Image
Tween brew: Witchy fun, a pinch of fright.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Movie Poster Image
First Potter movie is a magical ride but also intense.
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(Release Year: 2001)
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The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Poster Image
Tim Burton magic with just a touch of scariness.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Casper Movie Poster Image
Haunted house tale not as mild as the cartoons.
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(Release Year: 1995)
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The Princess Bride Movie Poster Image
Witty, winsome fairy tale for the whole family.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Soul Movie Poster Image
Amazing animation, serious themes in existential dramedy.
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(Release Year: 2021)
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Twitches Movie Poster Image
Twin Sister Sisters' magic made for tweens.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Matilda Movie Poster Image
Offbeat dark fantasy gem is intense, sometimes scary.
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(Release Year: 1996)
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Movie Poster Image
Biopic captures Rogers' generous spirit, empathy, kindness.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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The Goonies Movie Poster Image
Classic '80s adventure has lots of swearing, some scares.
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(Release Year: 1985)
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Hocus Pocus Movie Poster Image
Rollicking Halloween fun for tweens and up.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Little Women (2019) Movie Poster Image
Poignant, beautifully made take on beloved sisterhood tale.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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October Sky Movie Poster Image
Inspiring tale for older tweens and up.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Remember the Titans Movie Poster Image
Inspiring football drama brings history to life.
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(Release Year: 2000)
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You've Got Mail Movie Poster Image
Predictable-but-sweet romantic comedy.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Ghostbusters Movie Poster Image
Paranormal '80s classic has some scares, innuendo.
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(Release Year: 1984)
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Rudy Movie Poster Image
Inspiring sports film about a real-life underdog.
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(Release Year: 1993)
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Enola Holmes Movie Poster Image
Entertaining period mystery has feminist messages, violence.
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(Release Year: 2020)
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Murder on the Orient Express (1974) Movie Poster Image
Wonderfully glamorous, classic whodunit still entertains.
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(Release Year: 1974)
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Charlie's Angels (2019) Movie Poster Image
Super fun reboot mixes female empowerment, lots of violence.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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Dead Poets Society Movie Poster Image
Inspiring, intense story of a teacher and his students.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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Knives Out Movie Poster Image
Expert, effortlessly entertaining all-star mystery-comedy.
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(Release Year: 2019)
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before Movie Poster Image
Book-based teen romcom has some language, racy talk.
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(Release Year: 2018)
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Mystic Pizza Movie Poster Image
Charming coming-of-age film infused with romance.
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(Release Year: 1988)
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Good Will Hunting Movie Poster Image
Moving story of brilliant, troubled youth for older teens.
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(Release Year: 1999)
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Mona Lisa Smile Movie Poster Image
Glossy entertainment value but far from art.
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(Release Year: 2003)
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Movie Poster Image
Funny comedy about a holiday travel nightmare has profanity.
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(Release Year: 1987)
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Rushmore Movie Poster Image
Quirky '90s comedy has profanity, sex, underage drinking.
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(Release Year: 1998)
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Soul Food Movie Poster Image
'90s family drama has language and sex.
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(Release Year: 1997)
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When Harry Met Sally Movie Poster Image
Wit- and charm-filled romantic-comedy classic.
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(Release Year: 1989)
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