25 best Netflix movies to watch this fall

(L to R) Marco Graf as Pepe, Daniela Demesa as Sofi, Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marina De Tavira as Sofia, Diego Cortina Autrey as Toño, Carlos Peralta Jacobson as Paco in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón.Photo by Carlos Somonte
(L to R) Marco Graf as Pepe, Daniela Demesa as Sofi, Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marina De Tavira as Sofia, Diego Cortina Autrey as Toño, Carlos Peralta Jacobson as Paco in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón.Photo by Carlos Somonte /
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Brie Larson attends “Unicorn Store” Screening and Q&A at NETFLIX on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 26: Brie Larson attends “Unicorn Store” Screening and Q&A at NETFLIX on March 26, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix) /

11. Short Term 12

Genre: Drama

Release Year: 2013

Destin Daniel Cretton writes and directs this powerful look at a group home and those who are in care positions. The immediate thing to notice about Short Term 12 is the incredible cast at the very cusp of breaking into stardom: Brie Larson, John Gallagher, Jr., Kaitlyn Dever, Rami Malek, Stephanie Beatriz and Lakeith Stanfield star in the movie, all delivering incredible performances.

But the standout is Larson, whose character Grace struggles to open up privately while at work, she is surrounded by the hopes of opening up the group home occupants so that they can awaken from their trauma or sadness.

Short Term 12 makes sure to keep the characters and their emotions at the absolute forefront, telling their stories unflinchingly and realistically. It shows that not everyone is perfect, that everyone needs help, and that it takes time for some wounds to heal.

It’s well worth checking out this fall if you’re looking for something emotional and resonating with a fantastic cast.