The Best Autumn Comfort Watches To Stream On Netflix Right Now

September has arrived: here’s what you should be watching, from comforting classics to new-season dramas…

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by Shana Lynch |

September has officially arrived — temperatures are about to plummet; the evenings are starting to draw in; and the leaves have begun to change. You know what that means? It’s the perfect season to indulge in a little comfort viewing. We need the films and TV shows that are the on-screen equivalent to a huge duvet and a cosy candle.

Luckily for us, Netflix doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the best autumn viewing material. From the shows that always make us think of orange leaves and pumpkin spice (Gilmore Girls, we are looking at you) to the comforting romcoms we re-watch every year (hello, Notting Hill…), the streaming platform is stock full of the not-so-guilty hibernation-friendly pleasures we’ll be watching all season long.

From new programmes that will leave you wanting to keep the lights on to cheesy, feel-good films, here’s the best comfort viewing on Netflix this autumn…

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If all the best bits of autumn were distilled into one TV show, that TV show would be Gilmore Girls — and not only because Stars Hollow is the quintessential New England small town during the fall season, with orange leaves and pumpkins galore. Sing it with me now: where you lead…

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Starring Sandra Oh, The Chair follows the new chairwoman of the English department at a small, liberal arts university as she comes to terms with her new position.

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Autumn is the season of lavish period dramas, and you don't get more lavish than The Crown, Netflix's most expensive original drama to date.

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William (Hugh Grant), a British bookseller, falls in love with Anna (Julia Roberts), an A-list American actress. Need we say more?

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Ratched, Ryan Murphy's drama starring Sarah Paulson, follows a young nurse at a mental institution in California as she becomes jaded and bitter before fully turning against her patients.

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Emily in Paris follows a girl from the American Midwest as she is hired at a marketing firm in Paris. Catch up on series 1 now, as filming for series 2 has already started.

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Enola Holmes sees Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown in the titular role as she uses her sleuthing skills to try to find her missing mother, while outsmarting her older brother, Sherlock.

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This is peak comfort viewing (think Queer Eye meets Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. Organising gurus Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin help to edit, categorise and contain the homes of celebrities (Reese Witherspoon, Neil Patrick Harris and Khloe Kardashian, to name a few) and normal people alike. Warning: watching may inspire you to start a bit of, err, autumn cleaning.

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A darker adaptation of the noughties classic, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina follows young witch Sabrina Spellman as she attempts to reconcile her dual nature — half witch, half mortal — while also battling the other evil forces in her life, from the devil himself to high school bullies.

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Autumn is full of back-to-school vibes and this coming of age film starring Hailee Steinfeld as high school student Nadine who already feels like somewhat of a loner...and then her best friend starts dating her older brother...will have you feeling nostalgic for your own school days.

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Seeking a fresh start after a tragedy, a nurse practitioner moves from LA to a remote town in Northern California and is surprised by who – and what – she finds. Heart-warming, and the amazing location makes it the perfect autumn watch.

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For when you need a bit of feel-good nostalgic viewing, Matilda is your best bet. From the kitchen scene to Miss Honey's incredible dresses, this film has it all.

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Friends on the TV, an autumn candle lit, bundled up in a comfy sweater... can you think of a better way to spend an autumn weekend?

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Netflix's film, based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, stars Lily James as a young newlywed who arrives at her husband's (Armie Hammer) family estate on the English coast and finds herself in the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca.

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For those looking for something a little scarier this autumn, based on the Stephen King novel, 1922 tells the story of a farmer conspiring to kill his wife for financial gain — and convinces his teenage son to participate, too.

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Sandra Bullock stars at Leigh Anne, whose family adopts Michael, a homeless teenager, and helps him overcome his learning difficulties and achieve excellence in American football. Warning: you will cry.

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Halloween is just around the corner, after all.

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Fed up with being single on the holidays, two strangers agree to be each other's platonic plus-ones to every holiday party – from Halloween to Christmas – that year. It's a rom-com, though, so obviously things don't go to plan...

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