28 Cottagecore Aesthetic Movies

Searching for Cottagecore movies to watch? Here are some of my favourite cosy and whimsical recommendations.

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

‘When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.’

Tuck Everlasting (2002)

‘Teenager Winnie Foster is growing up in a small rural town in 1914 with her loving but overprotective parents, but Winnie longs for a life of greater freedom and adventure.

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

“A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.”

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

“14-year-old Arrietty and the rest of the Clock family live in peaceful anonymity as they make their own home from items “borrowed” from the house’s human inhabitants. However, life changes for the Clocks when a human boy discovers Arrietty.”

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

“Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.”

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

“A childless couple bury a box in their backyard, containing all of their wishes for an infant. Soon, a child is born, though Timothy Green is not all that he appears.”

Wolfwalkers (2020)

“In a time of superstition and magic, when wolves are seen as demonic and nature an evil to be tamed, a young apprentice hunter comes to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last pack. But when she saves a wild native girl, their friendship leads her to discover the world of the Wolfwalkers and transform her into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.”

Emma (2020)

“In 1800s England, a well-meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends.”

Matilda (1996)

“An extraordinarily intelligent young girl from a cruel and uncaring family discovers she possesses telekinetic powers and is sent off to a school headed by a tyrannical principal.”

Winnie The Pooh (2011)

“During an ordinary day in Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie the Pooh sets out to find some honey. Misinterpreting a note from Christopher Robin, Owl convinces Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, and Eeyore that their young friend has been captured by a creature named “Backson” and they set out to rescue him.”

Practical Magic (1998)

“Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian’s vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet growing suspicious, the girls struggle to resurrect Angelov – and unwittingly inject his corpse with an evil spirit that threatens to end their family line.”

Peter Rabbit (2018)

“Peter Rabbit’s feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.”

Little Women (2019)

“Four sisters come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.”

Miss Potter (2006)

“The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children’s book, ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit’, and her struggle for love, happiness and success.”

Tom’s Midnight Garden (1999)

“When Tom Long’s brother Peter gets measles, Tom is sent to stay with his Uncle Alan and Aunt Gwen in a flat with no garden and an elderly and reclusive landlady, Mrs Bartholomew, living upstairs. Because he may be infectious he is not allowed out to play, and feels lonely. Without exercise, he is less sleepy at night and when he hears the communal grandfather clock strangely strike 13, he investigates and finds the small backyard is now a large sunlit garden. Here he meets another lonely child called Hatty, who seems to be the only one who can see him. And each night when Tom visits, Hatty is a different age, chronologically out of sequence.”

Anne of Green Gables (1985)

“At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they’re mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne’s a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla’s pragmatic ways, and it’s only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne.”

The Princess Bride (1987)

“In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can’t stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.”

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

“Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.”

The Secret Garden (1993)

“A young British girl born and reared in India loses her neglectful parents in an earthquake. She is returned to England to live at her uncle’s castle. Her uncle is very distant due to the loss of his wife ten years before. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden that has been locked and neglected. Aided by one of the servants’ boys, she begins restoring the garden, and eventually discovers some other secrets of the manor.”

FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

“Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story”

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

“When a sprite named Crysta shrinks a human boy, Zak, down to her size, he vows to help the magical fairy folk stop a greedy logging company from destroying their home: the pristine rainforest known as FernGully. Zak and his new friends fight to defend FernGully from lumberjacks — and the vengeful spirit they accidentally unleash after chopping down a magic tree.”

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

“A teenager finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures intent on destroying them.”

Into The Woods (2014)

“In a woods filled with magic and fairy tale characters, a baker and his wife set out to end the curse put on them by their neighbour, a spiteful witch.”

Charlotte’s Web (2006)

“Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.”

The Last Keepers (2013)

“This romantic fantasy movie is about two people who are the last survivors of an ancient line of goddess worshipers, who sell art at a shop. When their teenage daughter Rhea falls in love with a poetically inclined boy, she begins to develop magical powers of her own throwing everything into chaos.”

A Room With A View (1985)

“When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy’s life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?”

Wuthering Heights (2011)

“Yorkshire moorlands, northern England, in the late 18th century. Young Heathcliff, rescued from the streets of Liverpool by Mr. Earnshaw, the owner of Wuthering Heights, an isolated farm, develops over the years an insane passion for Cathy, his foster sister, a sick obsession destined to end tragically.”

Jane Eyre (2011)

“After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meets the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr Rochester’s terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?”


What films would you add to this list? Have you seen any of these films?

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