What TV shows and movies you should be streaming this fall

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot in terms of the production of new movies and TV shows to be watching this fall.

Today is the first day of fall, so obviously many of you are wanting to watch movies where you can get comfy while in a blanket, cozy slippers, pajamas/lounge clothing and drink warm beverages (coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider, etc).

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Here are some TV shows and movies we recommend watching this fall. Note that there will be 10 pieces of content for each category.


  • “Family Guy”: Like the show or not, it’s funny and there will be new episodes of the series this fall on FOX. The whole series is available to stream on Hulu and season 19 of the show will premiere at 10:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 27, on FOX. It will premiere on Hulu the day after it airs on FOX.


  • “The Big Bang Theory”: This is a classic CBS TV series that will get you and the whole family laughing with its nerdy references and jokes, not to mention that the series has 12 seasons available to stream on HBO Max.


  • “Last Man Standing”: One thing that is good about this TV series is that it has plenty of good storylines and ones that are relatable to average Americans. While the show has been known to be controversial because of Tim Allen’s political views, the series does showcase both sides of the political spectrum. It matches its seasons of the year in a way so that the characters truly do sometimes look like they are trying to match the fall weather outside when the show premieres each year. All eight seasons are available to stream on Hulu.


  • “The Mandalorian”: Season two of this new TV series will premiere on Disney+ on Friday, October 30. The first season of the show can be watched on Disney+ in the meantime.


  • “The Simpsons”: Speaking of new episodes, “The Simpsons” are back once again and their season 32 premiere will air at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 27, on FOX. It will premiere on Hulu the day after. Seasons 1-30 are on Disney+ and season 31 is on Hulu at this time.


  • “Seinfeld”: The show about nothing could be a good way to relax after a hard day’s work. All nine seasons can be streamed on Hulu.


  • “George Lopez”: Every millennial knows this was the show to watch on [email protected] at 2 a.m. back in the day, and now nothing changes except that everyone can watch it whenever they want when using the premium version of Peacock.


  • “How I Met Your Mother”: This series has quite an interesting storyline and is a love story told in reverse. In addition to that, some of the camera angles from the TV series have some great fall shots of New York City. All nine seasons are on Hulu.
Fall scenery in the old CBS TV series “How I Met Your Mother”
  • “Community”: For those of you who are students, this could be the perfect show to watch for this time of the year. The entire series can be streamed on Netflix.


  • “Downton Abbey”: Again, another classic show that has plenty of shots that are taken during the fall. It is available to stream on Peacock.



  • “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”: This is a great coming-of-age movie and is like a good glass of scotch; it just gets better with age. It goes through all four seasons of the year in the movie too. It can be streamed on Netflix.


  • “Stuck in Love”: Again, this is another movie that goes through all four seasons of the year. It has a great scene with snow in the background. While some of you may not like the snow, it can at least make those who like it excited for the weather to come. Also, if you’re a writer or aspiring writer, you just need to watch this movie. It is available to stream for free with ads on Peacock, The Roku Channel, Vudu, Tubi and Crackle.


  • “The Breakfast Club”: Those of you who are in high school or college will like this film, as it is an American classic about students trapped in detention. The movie can be streamed at this time on Starz.


  • “Like Sunday, Like Rain”: This is an indie film and has an interesting plot to it. It is currently available on Prime Video. Maybe it would be a good one to watch for a rainy Sunday in the fall?


  • “Good Will Hunting”: The scenery from the autumn in this movie is one of the best I have personally ever seen. It’s a classic for both Robin Williams and Matt Damon, and has some excellent music from Elliott Smith in it as well. It’s on Showtime and for free with ads on Tubi.


  • “The Social Network”: For those that are looking to start that business or side-hustle, not only will this movie give you the inspiration to do so, but has an excellent storyline and dialogue, and also shows a college campus when the fall semester starts. It is available to stream on Netflix.


  • “Frozen 2”: The fall background in this popular Disney film is arguably one of the best ones that has ever been animated. The movie is available to stream on Disney+.

  • “When Harry Met Sally”: Again, the fall shots and atmosphere are still some of the best out there. It can be streamed on CBS All Access.


  • 2020 Hallmark Channel Fall Harvest TV movies: If you like those sweet, cheesy Hallmark Channel movies, then you’re in for a treat. One has already aired this year but there are still four more new movies to go. To see the schedule for the Fall Harvest movies, click here. The cheapest way to stream Hallmark Channel live and have access to its on-demand is through Frndly TV starting at $5.99 a month and $20 a month through Philo.


  • “Dead Poets Society”: “Oh captain, my captain!” Need I say more for this American classic? The only bad part is there is currently no streaming service that has it, but it is available to rent through iTunes for just $2.99.

All of the streaming services mentioned here are available to stream on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Apple TV and Mac.

Did we miss any good ones? Let us know on Twitter at @appleosophy.


David Becker
Author: David Becker

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