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From a Movie Enthusiast’s Perspective: 5 Movies for That “Cozy Autumn Vibe”


It is that time of the year again… Multi-colored trees, a chilly breeze, the crusty sound when you step on the fallen leaves, fixing your yarn scarf that you picked to match your academia outfit, hot coffees in ceramic mugs, hand-knitted little mittens, soothing playlists consisting of your favorite songs with an aesthetic cover photo, cozy blankets, cinnamon rolls, minty herbal teas, and of course that perfect movie to watch in a rainy afternoon.

Sometimes it is really hard to find what to watch. But no worries, this post has your back! Here’s a thorough film compilation based on my favorites:

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1. Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society, starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, and Ethan Hawke, is one of the classical movies that everyone should watch. From its fall, dark academia aesthetic to its messages about life, Dead Poets Society will instantly become one of your favourite movies.

“Carpe Diem” being the most famous quote from the movie, Robin Williams’s character as a teacher is one of the most inspirational characters in cinematic history.

In a highly competitive preparatory high school, a new English teacher arrives and tries to instill the thought of freedom in his students. “Carpe Diem” being the most famous quote from the movie, Robin Williams’s character the English teacher Mr. Keating is one of the most inspirational characters in cinematic history by encouraging his students to live against the expectations set upon them.

Even though this movie is highly educational about the choices in life, the pathway is a bit heartbreaking as the scenes evolve. However, it sometimes is the most effective way to stay permanent, in my opinion.

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2. The Chorus

The second movie is originally a French movie that is called “Les Choristes”. Therefore I recommend you watch it in its original language, French, with subtitles.

The movie is about a boarding school for troubled boys during the Second World War era. A retired music teacher starts a job as a normal class teacher in this school and later on finds out that the so-called “troubled” children shouldn’t be left out. He builds a choir with all of the kids in his class and gives them a chance to actually find themselves. This truly remarkable movie reveals that none of the children should be overlooked and no decision could be made upon a child’s life based on the environment they grew up in.

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3. Scent of a Woman

Scent of a Woman is one of my most recently watched movies and I was absolutely amazed by Al Pacino’s performance.

Al Pacino is in the role of a blind retired Colonel and his co-star is Chris O’Donnell who is in the role of a hard-working poor high school student. Chris’s character, Charlie, finds a weekend job on Thanksgiving in order to save money for a plane ticket to his home. Charlie is a very successful student at school and is on scholarship, however, sees an unpleasant joke in its preparatory phase against the school president. Later on, because only he and one of the rich kids, George, are seen at the scene they both are under inquiry. Charlie is undecided whether he should give up on his morals and snitch the boys who did it for a bribe given by the president or he should maintain his principles even though he will be the one getting hurt. At this point, he meets the grumpy Colonel because of his weekend job. He is responsible for looking after him while his niece and her family are off to Thanksgiving. With all the ups and downs of the relationship between Charlie and the Colonel, Scent of a Woman opposes the idea of accepted despair as it suggests that there is always hope.

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4. Never Let Me Go

From the novel with the same name “Never Let Me Go” is one of the most heartbreaking dystopian sci-fi stories ever written. Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield), and Ruth (Keira Knightley) are three friends who go to the same boarding school, Hailsham in a world where human cloning occurs to prolong the lives of ordinary citizens. Kathy, Tommy, Ruth, and their friends are cloned and raised for organ transplants to other people. However, this heartbreaking tale explores the identity and desires of each distinct individual.


5. Little Women

Louisa May Alcott’s classical novel Little Women’s 2019 adaptation for the cinema is the last one on our list.

Little Women explores the behaviors and thought changes in the March sisters as they grow up. Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Amy (Florence Pugh), Meg (Emma Watson), and Beth (Eliza Scanlen) have distinct but complementary traits that, as a whole, reflect all women in society.

This remarkable story brought to life with an outstanding cast, portrays the women and the status they deserve in society.

In a nutshell, all of the movies listed above have important life lessons and messages to give to the audience with a familiar atmosphere and events in order to make people comfortable while watching the movies. They all fit the cozy autumn vibe with their color palettes and the emotions they evoke. I hope you enjoy watching the movies and hope to see you again in a different post!

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