I'm 100% a movie lover. For me there there is nothing like lighting some candles, pouring a glass of white wine and cuddling up to a feel good movie on a cold blustery night. I'm such an ambiance person and the right movie warms my soul and inspires me creatively. How about you? I find that scary movies and Halloween movies are fun but I just don't go back to them like I do these classics. Sometimes I wish that I could push the pause button and freeze fall for a little bit longer. It's glory just blazes by too fast. These movies are my go to and with the fall and winter upon us, I hope that you enjoy them and that you find yourself inspired!
My all time favorite feel good movies: Fall edition:
The Devil Wears Prada
This very well could be Meryl Streep's BEST performance in my opinion. The fashion, the amazing Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci who I have such a crush on, Emily Blunt in full bitch mode and all the visual fall in New York yumminess is here and abundant. don't delay...run to watch this movie if you haven't yet.
You've Got Mail
Ok, I'm obsessed with this movie. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are a national treasure and I just can't get enough of the fall book store vibes and the cute Brooklyn brownstone apartment coziness. It feeds my soul. Maybe I'm weird that way but I love it! Plus it's a love story...win win!
So if you haven't heard of Nancy Meyers I'm telling you now that her movies are famous. She's famous for her set designs that have the true interior design touch. In fact the interior design world drools over her movies because they are done so beautifully. This movie takes place in Santa Barbara California...it's a Spanish revival lovers dream...and that is me. Plus Meryl Streep has a restaurant/bakery in the film and if you love cooking, you'll be equally obsessed.
Ok this one is a series but every. single. fall. I want to watch it, so it counts! It's fast, It's witty and addicting as hell. It's all the cozy small town goodness that you crave. The mother daughter relationship is good for the soul and the romance is a roller coaster that never gets old.
Father of the Bride
Steve Martin is a favorite. I used to watch Steve Martin movies with my Dad and they will always be nostalgic for me. And it's another Nancy Meyers movie! Of course the house is so classic and the warm family vibes saturate this film. Fun fact: The actress that plays as Annie Banks (the daughter) married the country singer Brad Paisley! When he was young he saw her in the movie and said " I'm gonna marry her one day" I guess she was cool with that....
Father of the Bride 2
How could I forget the sequel! Martin short is the unforgettably funny Interior Designer that designs the babies nursery and plans the wedding in the first movie. It's just as good as the first one.
The Longest Week
This film has major Woody Allen vibes. Artsy, storied and narrated in a soulful quirky style. Takes place where else but NYC. It's an acquired taste but I love it. You're gonna die when you see Beatrice's apartment....it's gorgeous!
Midnight in Paris
Ok I'm a major Owen Wilson fan and this film is set in Paris. Filled with storied famous writers and poets.
Owen Wilson gets magically transported back to the 1930's at midnight on a certain street corner in Paris. There he gets to meet all of his favorite writers and poets....you're going to walk away with an itch to read the classics.
When Harry Met Sally
Ummm it's Billy and Meg....need I say more???? This Relationship is so entertaining....
Sweet Home Alabama
And last but certainly not least, a love story filled with southern charm. Our home town girl Reese Witherspoon. Big time fashion designer goes home to little town in Alabama to settle her divorce and reunites with her distanced hubby. It's clear where she really was meant to be....
And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed my list of favorite fall movies and I'd love to hear some of your favorites in the comments below!