Fall is my favourite season, primarily for one reason- Sunday afternoons on the couch, veg-ing out and watching movies! The movies I'm about to lists are ones that I think will perfectly accent a lazy Sunday this season.

Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Joe Wright director // starring Keira Knightley & Matthew Mcfayden

This adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel is truly one of the most serene films I have ever watched. The cinematography is exquisite and the score is one of my favourites ever. The story follows a young Elizabeth Bennet (Knightley) and her sisters and their romantic exploits, and chiefly Lizzy's encounters with the infamous Mr. Darcy (Mcfayden). The thing I love most about this movie though, is the tension built up throughout the whole film. It's romance is the subtle and unspoken and just what you need for a grey day!

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Testament of Youth (2014)

James Kent director // starring Alicia Vikander, Kit Harrington & Taron Egerton

Testament of Youth begins just as Vera (Vikander) is accepted to Oxford University months before the onset of World War I, and follows her journey throughout the Great War as she leaves university to work at the Front as a nurse. The story also follows her brother, her sweetheart and friend as they fight in the War as nothing more than boys. Perhaps the most gut-wrenching fact of the movie is that it is all true, as Testament of Youth is based on the autobiography of Vera Britton of the same name. This one's definitely a tear-jerker but no doubt, another of my favourite movies of all time.

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(500) Days of Summer

Marc Webb director // starring Zooey Deschanel & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

This movie might be the ultimate indie rom-com. Summer (Deschanel) and Tom (Gordon-Levitt) meet at work, and the story follows the 500 days following the day they meet non-chronologically. Summer is the commitment-phobic vintage it-girl, and Tom is a tortured would-be architect who writes greeting cards and looks for 'the one' in everyone he meets. To make the film even better than it already was, it has a killer soundtrack with tracks from Hall & Oates, Doves, Regina Spektor and The Smiths.

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An Officer and A Gentleman (1982)

Taylor Hackford director // starring Richard Gere & Debra Winger

It's not old it's classic. I watched this for the first time a few weeks ago and oh my days I am in love. It follows Gere and Winger's characters fall in love while Gere is training to be a naval officer. It also features that iconic 'being swept off your feet by a man in his whites' scene, AND a Where We Belong is the love theme to it. I feel I need to say no more.

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Casablanca (1942)

Michael Curtiz director // starring Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman

If ever there was an iconic film, this is it! Two lovers (Bogart & Bergman) are torn apart when the Nazis finally invade Paris, and both find themselves reunited after a bitter breakup in Casablanca- a Moroccan haven for European refugees. There is romance, action and some of the most memorable lines in all of movie history.

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Honourable Mentions

Love Actually (2003) // Martine McCutcheon & Hugh Grant
The Edge of Love (2008) // Keira Knightly & Sienna Miller
Atonement (2007) // Keira Knightly & James McAvoy
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) // Carey Mulligan & Matthias Schoenarts
The Light Between Oceans (2016) // Alicia Vikander & Michael Fassbender
The Art of Getting By (2011) // Emma Roberts & Freddie Highmore
The Two Night Stand (2014) // Miles Teller & Analeigh Tipton