You’ll Fall For These 8 Fall Movies That Will Get You Ready For The Fall


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Last month we ran a fall movie preview, which was a post highlighting movies that would be released this fall. This post however, while having to do with both movies and the fall, is somewhat different. It is a post about the movies, eight to be exact, that are somehow related to the seasonal qualities of fall, not the temporal ones. You know, leaves changing color, drinks getting warmer and more cinnamon-y, and pumpkin patches. They are not of the summer, or of the winter, or even of the spring. Each of the following movies are so quintessentially fall, it's pretty much the first thing you think about when you read their titles.  

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Falling Down
Taking place over the course of a blistering, smoggy day in Los Angeles, this movie will make you glad that it’s no longer 90 degrees outside. Michael Douglas stars as William Foster, a disgruntled and recently laid off engineer who is having a really bad day. All he wants is to get home in time for his daughter’s birthday party, but after his car breaks down in a traffic jam, things only get worse from there. What begins as a bleak, black comedy, descends into a scary commentary on alienation in a rapidly changing world, made all the more prescient given the “angry white male” narrative that has engulfed current U.S. politics.