I’m still struggling to accept that it’s fall. Living in SoCal means I sometimes get seasonally confused because it’s never actually cold, but there are pumpkins popping up everywhere, so.. Whenever I think of fall, I think of those lazy indulgent weekend days I decide to stay in, wear cozy sweaters, and pile on the blankets for a good ol fashioned movie marathon. The universe is practically inviting you to kick it with Netflix, and that’s just what I’m gonna do. So without further ado, here are the five movies on my fall marathon list…
(Note: A great movie marathon is all about the perfect mix of old school classics and newer movies you missed while they were in the theater. So start with one or two of the movies you can practically quote by now, and then add in one award season nom and one indie darling, and you’re golden.)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: The 1986 classic about skipping out on school for a day of spontaneous adventures is definitely worth an annual viewing. What better way to celebrate the new school year? “Bueller…? Bueller…? Bueller?”
Fight Club: David Fincher’s dark and philosophical cult film that I re-watch in equal parts for the insights into contemporary psyche and the physical manifestation of godliness that is Brad Pitt.
Royal Tenebaums: Wes Anderson. Enough said. But we’re still going to say more because we can write Mr. Anderson a thousand love letters easy. Between Anderson’s color palette and Margot’s wardrobe, this might be our perfect fall film.
Silver Linings Playbook: An emotional, funny, moving story of two people with some serious issues, figuring out life and themselves and love. It doesn’t necessarily break romantic comedy conventions, but certainly expands the possibilities of the genre. Plus Jennifer Lawrence reigns queen.
Before Midnight: If you’re like me, indie darlings Before Sunset and Before Sunrise are films that quite simply changed you. So the release of Before Midnight is more exciting than my birthday, Halloween, and Coachella all put together. Yeah.
I’ll bring the popcorn,