We’re in the heart of fall. The leaves are different colors, the weather is colder, and the bathing suits have been traded in for sweatshirts. One thing that doesn’t change is the influx of movies on Netflix every month. From comedies and dramas to horrors and thrillers, Netflix always provides subscribers with thousands of options.
Below, we have curated a list of five movies that are perfect to watch this fall. Our selections include two films starring Jennifer Lawrence, a basketball drama, an excellent black comedy, and a baseball classic.
No Hard Feelings (2023)
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The best way to relieve summer is through the movies. One of the funnier summer comedies released in 2023 was No Hard Feelingswhich is now streaming on Netflix. Maddie Barker (Jennifer Lawrence), a struggling Uber driver and bartender, is on the verge of losing her childhood after failing to pay property taxes.
Desperate for money, Maddie responds to an unusual Craigslist posting where a wealthy couple wants a girl to date their 19-year-old son Percy (Andrew Barth Feldman). Andrew is a shy introvert with no social skills, so his parents want him to break out of his shell before attending Princeton in the fall. If you miss the days of studio comedies, No Hard Feelings will satisfy your craving.
Stream No Hard Feelings on Netflix.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Are you looking to watch another movie Lawrence-led movie? Pair No Hard Feelings with Silver Linings Playbookwith the latter resulting in Lawrence’s lone Oscar win. After spending time at a mental institution, Pat Solatano Jr. (Bradley Cooper) is released to live in the care of his Philadelphia Eagles-loving parents, Pat Sr. (Robert De Niro) and Dolores (Jacki Weaver).
Pat has a new lease on life as he looks for the silver linings in all situations and believes he can win back his ex-wife. Pat meets a young widow named Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) and strikes up a deal: Tiffany will deliver Pat’s letter to Nikki if he enters a dance competition as her partner. That is until Pat develops feelings for Tiffany, complicating his entire plan.
Stream Silver Linings Playbook on Netflix.
With the NBA about to tip off, revisit one of the better basketball movies of the last five years in Hustle. Avid basketball fan Adam Sandler stars as Stanley Sugerman, a longtime NBA scout for the 76ers who dreams of joining the sideline as the coach. When the owner’s son takes over, he demotes Stanley to an international scout.
On the verge of quitting, Stanley has an epiphany after watching an unknown player named Bo Cruz (NBA player Juancho Hernangómez) showcase his immeasurable talent in a pick-up basketball game in Spain. Stanley sees Bo as a golden ticket back to America, so he trains the young player and prepares him for the NBA Draft. Hustle has a lot of heart thanks to Sandler’s charm, and the film works because of Hernangómez’ surprisingly good acting.
Stream Hustle on Netflix.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
In honor of Killers of the Flower Moon’s release, continue the Martin Scorsese experience by revisiting The Wolf of Wall Streetarguably his funniest film. In his fifth collaboration with Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio shines as Jordan Belfort, a hotshot stockbroker who rises the ranks of Wall Street with his firm, Stratton Oakmont. Belfort works hard and parties harder, indulging in women, drugs, and alcohol nearly daily.
Yet, Belfort’s firm is corrupt as they illegally make money through a pump-and-dump scheme. This attracts the attention of the FBI, forcing Belfort to decide between his affluent lifestyle and following the law. I bet you can guess what he chose. The Wolf of Wall Street continues to improve with age, especially DiCaprio’s magnetic performance, which should’ve won him the Oscar.
Stream The Wolf of Wall Street on Netflix.
Field of Dreams (1989)
“If you build it, he will come.” Celebrate the MLB playoffs with one of the best baseball movies, Field of Dreams. Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is an Iowa corn farmer who receives a mysterious message while walking his field. An ominous voice says, “If you build it, he will come.” Ray then sees an image of Shoeless Joe Jackson (Ray Liotta).
Despite his financial hardships, Ray plows a section of his field and builds a baseball diamond. The field becomes a stomping ground for the ghosts of famous baseball players, who begin to play games at night. However, Ray realizes baseball is only the first step as the voice takes him on a journey of self-discovery across the country.
Stream Field of Dreams on Netflix.