Rustling leaves. Crisp breezes. Sweater weather. Fall is coming and you know that means cozying up for Movie Nights.

We’ve put together a list of fall holidays and moments that deserve a movie. Check out our recommendations — let us know if you have any favorites, too! Oh, and because we’ve recently partnered with DoorDash, we’ve got food pairing suggestions for you. Remember, when you order from DoorDash you get three FREE Redbox one-night movie rentals* and three $0 food delivery fees**.

National Hot Dog Day (September 10)

Gotta watch: “The Sandlot” — this story about a scrappy kids’ baseball team will make you laugh, tear up and cheer from your couch.

Gotta eat: Hot dogs, naturally. Try one that’s Chicago style: mustard, onion, relish, tomatoes, pickles, sport peppers — absolutely NO ketchup!

Rosh Hashanah (September 29-October 1)

Gotta watch: “The Jazz Singer” — check out the 1927 version, the first film with sound, about a young man who finds a way to merge professional ambition with Jewish tradition.

Gotta eat: Do the traditional dinner your way. Gefilte fish, chicken soup, challah, sweet brisket…

Quick weekend road trip

Gotta watch: “Little Miss Sunshine” — a dysfunctional family travels from New Mexico to California in a van to get their daughter, Olive, to a beauty pageant on time.

Gotta eat: Ice cream. Just like young Olive, it’s okay to binge (and even add a scoop on top of your waffle).

Good Samaritan Day (October 13)

Gotta watch: “Pay it Forward” — the ultimate movie about good juju shows the cumulative effect of people doing favors for each other.

Gotta eat: Salad. Yep, be good to your body and good health will follow.

First time the weather dips below 60 degrees

Gotta watch: “Ice Age” — you’re cold now, but ask yourself: How does the wooly mammoth feel?

Gotta eat: In the spirit of warming everyone up, it’s hot soup all around.

Halloween (October 31)

Gotta watch: “Beetlejuice” — Tim Burton’s supernatural comedy-horror brings the dead and alive together in dizzying ways.

Gotta eat: Candybars. In the movie, Beetlejuice tries to attract a fly with a Zagnut candybar.

Thanksgiving (November 28)

Gotta watch: “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” — You can feel the laughs coming and the claustrophobia sink in as you watch the story of a man struggling to travel home for the holiday with a sloppy shower curtain ring salesman

Gotta eat: We’ll give you a clue … starts with a “T.”

First day you start holiday shopping

Gotta watch: “Elf” — just like Will Ferrell’s elf that works at Macy’s you’ll be clamoring to make all the kids in your life deliriously happy.

Gotta eat: Spaghetti. A big heap of it. Maple syrup on top optional. (Wink.)


Got a fall movie fave? Let us know what it is in the comments!

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