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10 Cozy Movies To Watch This Fall

10 Cozy Movies To Watch This Fall

By Movieguide® Staff

Fall is in the air, and there is no better time to grab a blanket and get lost in a movie. This Movieguide® curated list features cozy films to watch on a brisk day. From romantic comedies to epic adventures, these flicks will keep everyone entertained with autumn vibes. Whether it’s a breezy family favorite or a classic tale, there’s something here for all to enjoy. 

LITTLE WOMEN

Quality:
****
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
LITTLE WOMEN is based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott and centers around the March sisters (and their mother) as they deal with life during the Civil War. Each of the four sisters is determined to live life on her terms. This film offers a very strong Christian worldview with no foul language or violence. It’s a tale of sisterhood and God’s grace. There is a slight feminist bent to it, but nothing overtly political. Part drama and part romance, LITTLE WOMEN is a captivating movie for the 10+ crowd.

OVER THE MOON IN LOVE

Quality:
***
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
OVER THE MOON IN LOVE is a light-hearted Hallmark movie. It tells the story of a matchmaker, Brooklyn Moore, whose business is on the verge of failing. A magazine writer blackmails her to set her up with her childhood friend, Devin. The only problem is Devin has feelings for Brooklyn. The film contains a strong moral worldview and is a sweet romance with no questionable content. OVER THE MOON INN LOVE is the perfect film to watch while curled up in front of the fireplace.

THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
THE FANTASTIC MR. FOX is the film adaptation of the children’s book by Roald Dahl. The story is about a sly fox who falls back on his promise to his wife to stop stealing food from the local farmers. When the farmers figure out what Mr. Fox is up to, he must save his family and community from certain death. The movie has a strong moral worldview but contains mild violence and light language. Despite these issues, THE FANTASTIC MR.FOX is a fun movie with autumn vibes for kids 7 and up.

GOD'S COUNTRY SONG

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
GOD’S COUNTRY SONG is an inspiring film about a rising country singer who struggles with alcohol. His past catches up with him in the form of an old relationship and pulls him from his goal of becoming the next big country star in Nashville. When he discovers he has a young son, he learns the power of redemption through Jesus. It features a strong Christian worldview but contains light violence and adult themes. Movieguide® suggests caution for children. For the most part, GOD’S COUNTRY SONG is a rousing movie with the added bonus of being set in autumn.

YOU'VE GOT MAIL

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks costar in the classic romantic comedy YOU’VE GOT MAIL. Norah Ephron’s retelling of the Jimmy Stewart film, THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER, is a wholesome romp just right for a cozy viewing. A big box bookstore owner and an independent bookstore owner have an online flirtation, both oblivious that he’s trying to shut down her business. It has a light moral worldview that extols kindness and compassion. Movieguide® suggests caution for children due to some language and adult themes.

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
Watching the film adaptation of Jane Austen’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY feels like being wrapped in a warm hug. It follows the Dashwood ladies who are forced out of their home after the death of their patriarch. The family moves to a cottage on an uncle’s estate, and the sisters set out to find true love. The movie contains a moral Christian worldview celebrating forgiveness and grace. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY is a wholesome film about a bygone time when men were gentlemen and ladies behaved prudently.

A HARVEST HOMECOMING

Quality:
***
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
A HARVEST HOMECOMING is a charming romantic movie featured on the Great American Family Channel. The plot centers around a man who takes on a substitute teaching job in his childhood hometown while he waits to hear back on a potential work in California. He intends to be there for two weeks but meets a new kid and his mom, who inspire him to reconsider leaving. It’s a heartwarming story with a strong Christian worldview. With a focus on the importance of family, A HARVEST HOMECOMING is appropriate for all ages.

THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING is a timeless film that hits the mark. It tells the story of Frodo Baggins, a small hobbit who possesses the all-powerful One Ring to rule them all. He sets off with eight companions to destroy the Ring by throwing it into the fires of Mount Doom in Mordor, the place of its creation. The film contains a very strong moral worldview extolling perseverance, loyalty and sacrifice. Parents should know there is heavy violence and several scenes that might frighten children.

COFFEE SHOP

Quality:
****
Content:
+4 Biblical, usually Christian, worldview, with no questionable elements whatsoever.
COFFEE SHOP is a comfy movie about a coffee shop owner who has never been lucky in love. When she finds herself in the center of a love triangle, she must take a chance on love and fight to save her failing coffee shop. The film features a strong Christian worldview with Biblical elements. There is no inappropriate content except for an innocent kiss. COFFEE SHOP extolls spiritual topics like faith and wisdom in love. It’s a whimsical flick that would be fun to watch on a crisp fall day.

A WALTONS THANKSGIVING

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
A WALTONS THANKSGIVING is a gentle film about the beloved Walton family preparing to attend the Harvest Fall Festival. Set during The Great Depression in 1934, it’s an old-fashioned holiday film the entire family can enjoy. The movie contains a very strong Christian worldview focusing on faith and family. Parents should know there is light jeopardy, so Movieguide® suggests caution for young children. Otherwise, it’s a powerful story on the true meaning of giving for the 8+ crowd.

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