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5 Netflix films to make you feel cosy in sweater season

As the year finally comes to an end and we tip-toe closer to the Holiday season, the orange autumn leaves, the smell of pumpkin spice latte and the feel of fuzzy, oversized sweaters warm our very insides. We feel giddy and cosy, and there is an overwhelming need to surround ourselves with things that make us feel good. 

Netflix has its fair share of feel-good films that range from anime films to coming-of-age dramas. Autumn is the time when we enjoy nothing more than a sappy love story or a beautiful story of friendship and more. Especially due to the sheer anxiety caused by the pandemic, films like these are essential to help us survive and sustain ourselves. 

To help you cope with sweater season, we, at Best of Netflix, have compiled five films on Netflix that will make you feel cosy in sweater season: 

5 Netflix films to make you feel cosy in sweater season

5. Notting Hill (Roger Michell, 1999)

A British bookstore owner meets and falls in love with a well-known American actress. However, physical distance and socio-economic class differences lead to various rifts and their relationship changes of seasons. 

With Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in the lead, the film is an essential feel-good film that sees plain romance blossoming between the unlikeliest pair. With heartwarming dinner scenes of them taking nightly strolls, the characters add a wonderful charm to the film and will make one smile at their sheer sappiness. 

4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Charlie Kaufman, 2004)

Two people meet on a train ride and fall in love, having a good time before it comes to an end. Amidst miscommunication, misunderstandings and an attempt to erase memories, the star-struck lovers cross paths once again. 

Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet add meaning and beauty to this brilliant piece of art with a subtle take on predestination and fate. The film is heartbreaking yet beautiful with a burst of colours and a poetic tale of love and sorrow and will surely make your chest flutter.   

3. When Harry Met Sally (Rob Reiner, 1989)

Although the film fails to bring a conclusive ending to the age-old debate of whether a man and a woman can ever be just friends, the film sees the titular main characters running into each other from time to time, exploring and deconstructing the idea of friendship and romance. 

With Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal in the lead, the film resonates with us due to its simple and sincere premise. With plenty of iconic scenes (including the fake orgasm), the film elevates a simplistic story to unbelievable heights due to the introduction of layered characters whose magical presence have the capacity to pick up your broken heart from emotional rubble and make you feel whole again.   

2. Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017) 

In this coming-of-age drama, a high school senior harbours the dreams of attending a prestigious university in a city despite being aware of her family’s financial constraints. As the film progresses, the viewers get an insight into the titular protagonist’s life as she deals with college applications, school performances and pangs of young love. 

With five Academy Award nominations, this profound film shows the complicated turbulence in the minds of adolescents and the passionate yearning in them to rebel. It also beautifully explores the relationship between a mother and a daughter and adds a nuanced charm to the film.

1. My Neighbour Totoro (Goro Miyazaki, 1988)

A fuzzy, mystic susuwatari named Totoro, a supernatural creature, becomes the guardian angel to two girls who live with their father while their ailing mother is at the hospital. They forge a beautiful bond and help each other in times of distress. 

Totoro has been the Ghibli mascot for the longest time and has garnered a cult-like following. The film sees the supernatural coexist in peace with humanity amidst a splurge of vibrance and love that make it a lush and immersive experience, taking the viewers along on a journey of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.