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New Jersey’s Favorite Fall Movies

by Stewart Cole

You know it’s fall when the leaves start to turn, pumpkin spice aroma is added to everything, baseball playoffs and Halloween movies. But what about movies that say “fall” that aren’t horror movies?

We set out to find first, is there such a thing as “Fall Movie” and if so, what is an example. Listeners found several films that they felt represented autumn.

Here are some:

1.) Rudy- Nothing says “fall” like football, right?

2.) Good Will Hunting – Matt Damon takes direction in life from the Robin Williams set, of course, in the fall

3.) Cider House Rules – Tobey Maguire picks apples. Noof said

4.) ET – the alien goes trick or treating

5.) The Explorers – I never saw it, but the caller assured me it was set in the fall

6.) Animal House – double secret test in the fall semester

7.) Back to the Future – Marty McFly returns on November 5, 1955

8.) Remember the Titans – another football movie (and much better than Rudy, imho)

This list only scratches the surface, however. other movies recommended (that didn’t air) include “Grumpy Old Men” (which I consider a winter movie – there is ice fishing, after all), “The Trouble with Harry,” a 1955 Alfred Hitchcock movie that didn’t I’ve ever seen or heard of), ‘On Golden Pond’, -Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda in the fall and ‘Weird Science’ where two nerds create the perfect woman… I guess it takes place in the fall.

Of course, this is just a partial list, I’m sure you can think of more.

The opinions expressed in the above post are solely those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Doyle.

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