Autumnal Bliss

Top Movies to Add to Your Watchlist this Autumn

As the leaves begin to change colors and the air grows crisp, it’s the perfect time to cozy up with a good movie. Autumn is known for its beauty and the perfect atmosphere for enjoying captivating films. Whether you’re a fan of heartwarming dramas, spooky thrillers, or thought-provoking documentaries, there’s something for everyone on our list of the best movies to add to your Reelay watchlist this autumn. Grab your favorite blanket, a warm beverage, and prepare to be entertained, enlightened, and entranced by the following cinematic gems.

  1. Dune (2021):
    • Director: Denis Villeneuve
    • Release Date: October 22, 2021
    This highly-anticipated adaptation of Frank Herbert’s iconic sci-fi novel is set to be a cinematic masterpiece. With breathtaking visuals and a star-studded cast, including Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, “Dune” promises to transport you to a distant desert world, making it a must-see for science fiction enthusiasts.
  2. The French Dispatch (2021):
    • Director: Wes Anderson
    • Release Date: October 22, 2021
    Wes Anderson’s signature quirky storytelling and visually stunning cinematography return in “The French Dispatch.” With a cast featuring the likes of Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, and Saoirse Ronan, this anthology film is a whimsical journey through the lives of the writers, editors, and illustrators of a fictional French newspaper.
  3. Halloween Kills (2021):
    • Director: David Gordon Green
    • Release Date: October 15, 2021
    For those who enjoy spine-tingling horror, “Halloween Kills” continues the saga of Michael Myers. This sequel promises to be a thrilling and chilling addition to the iconic slasher series, making it the perfect choice for a spooky movie night.
  4. No Time to Die (2021):
    • Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
    • Release Date: October 8, 2021
    James Bond is back, and this time it’s Daniel Craig’s final outing as the famous British spy. “No Time to Die” combines action, suspense, and a dash of nostalgia for long-time Bond fans, making it a great choice for an action-packed autumn evening.
  5. The Power of the Dog (2021):
    • Director: Jane Campion
    • Release Date: November 17, 2021 (Limited)
    Jane Campion’s latest offering is a slow-burning psychological drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst. Set in the American West, this film explores complex relationships and deep-seated secrets, making it an excellent choice for those who appreciate character-driven storytelling.
  6. Belfast (2021):
    • Director: Kenneth Branagh
    • Release Date: November 12, 2021 (Limited)
    “Belfast” is a heartfelt semi-autobiographical drama set in the tumultuous backdrop of the 1960s in Northern Ireland. Kenneth Branagh’s coming-of-age tale is a love letter to his hometown, offering a poignant and nostalgic look at family, resilience, and community.
  7. The Velvet Queen (2023):
    • Director: Tom Hooper
    • Release Date: October 20, 2023
    Tom Hooper, the director behind “The King’s Speech” and “Les Misérables,” returns with “The Velvet Queen.” Starring Carey Mulligan, this historical drama tells the captivating story of Empress Matilda in medieval England, filled with political intrigue, power struggles, and a strong female lead.
  8. The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021):
    • Director: Joel Coen
    • Release Date: December 25, 2021 (Limited)
    Joel Coen’s adaptation of the Shakespearean classic is a visually stunning and intense take on the timeless tragedy. With Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in the lead roles, it’s a film that promises to captivate both Shakespeare enthusiasts and film aficionados.

This autumn promises a diverse selection of movies to keep you entertained, from epic science fiction to intimate character dramas. Whether you prefer the thrill of a horror flick or the charm of a Wes Anderson film, there’s something for every cinephile to look forward to this season. So, grab your popcorn, settle in, and get ready to be swept away by the magic of cinema as you dive into these fantastic films on your watchlist.