Get your popcorn and drinks ready, it’s September! Which means there’s some perfect movies from the 1950’s all the way to the 1990’s ideal for relaxing into fall and the chilly weather it brings.
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1. Rear window- 1954 Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, Rear Window , is a mildly creepy thriller with more than enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. Starring a photographer with broken leg who gets involved in something deeper than he ever expected to be. I enjoy watching this movie when I am in a mood for tension and caution. Being only rated PG it is great for ages 10 and up.
2. My Fair Lady- 1964 My Fair Lady, starring Audrey Hepburn, is a musical classic based in London about a phonetics professor who decides to take in a young flower seller on the streets. The movie tells the story of a growing friendship and the ups and downs that come with it. This movie is great for an entertaining light hearted way to spend an afternoon or evening. Rated G it is appropriate for most audiences.
3. Jaws- 1975 Jaws is a suspenseful thriller that centers around the fear of something that we cannot control, in this case, a shark. Famous for its repetitive music score, this one is sure to keep you on dry land. This movie is perfect for the fall because most people won't want to swim for at least a week after this one, and lucky for them the majority of people will not be flocking to the beaches. Jaws, is rated PG but it does have some adult themes.
4. Dirty Dancing- 1987 Dirty Dancing is a romantic coming of age film that will make you feel right at home in the indulgent summer resort. With a thriving faculty nightlife and an abundance of dancing, Dirty Dancing is timeless. Set in the Catskill mountains, parts of it are actually filmed in our backyard, in lake Lure. This movie is great to just get lost in and relate to the experience of the characters. Rated PG-13 it is suitable for most young teens and above, however, it does have adult themes within the plot.
5. Edward Scissorhands- 1990 Starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder this fantasy drama is a bittersweet tale of an outsider and the love that his arrival brings. This unconventional movie brings warmth to the coldest of hearts. With the surprise of the community, against what may be expected, the family open hearts. This movie is ideal for a cozy fall evening. Rated PG-13 it is appropriate for most teens and above.