As the leaves begin to change and a crispness fills the air, it can only mean one thing! Pumpkin spice season is upon us, and Netflix has just the kind of films you can curl up to this Fall.
This cosy time of year calls for warm sweaters, apple cider, and of course, the perfect lineup of films to enjoy while curled up on the couch with a pumpkin spice latte in hand. So, we have curated five films in our ongoing essential binges series.
Whether you’re in the mood for a classic romantic comedy, a heartwarming holiday tale, a period drama, a spooky adventure, or a contemporary teen romance, this list has you covered.
Here are five essential films that are perfect for pumpkin spice season.
Five essential films to binge on Netflix this weekend:
You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Directed by Nora Ephron and starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, You’ve Got Mail is the quintessential romantic comedy for Fall. Set in the bustling metropolis of New York City during the autumn season, this film captures the magic of love blossoming amid the changing leaves and cool breezes. With its charming setting, You’ve Got Mail is a delightful choice for a cosy evening, provided you refuse to read too much into some of its dubious plot points that have not age well.
Love Actually (2003)
A beloved classic, Love Actually is a film that celebrates love in all its forms during the holiday season. This might actually be your early celebration of Christmas magic. With an ensemble cast that includes Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, and Keira Knightley, this film explores the interconnected lives of various characters as they navigate love and relationships during the festive season. From October 1st, you can catch this feel-good film on Netflix.
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Jane Austen’s timeless classic gets a beautiful adaptation in this 2005 film directed by Joe Wright. Starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, this period drama is filled with lush visuals and a story of love that transcends social class. The film’s scenes set against the backdrop of the English countryside are particularly breathtaking and evoke a sense of timeless romance.
For those looking for a slightly darker and more adventurous film to watch to start a spooky Fall, Coraline is the perfect choice. Directed by Henry Selick and based on Neil Gaiman’s novel, this stop-motion animated film tells the eerie yet enchanting story of a young girl who discovers a hidden world behind a mysterious door. The film’s atmospheric and otherworldly visuals are sure to send chills down your spine while keeping you enthralled.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
This modern teen romance film, based on Jenny Han’s best-selling novel, is a delightful addition to your weekend movie marathon. Starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, it follows the story of Lara Jean Covey, a high school junior whose secret love letters are accidentally sent out to her crushes. Set against the backdrop of a cosy suburban neighbourhood, the film is an exploration of first love, friendship, and the joys of young adulthood.