The cosiest movie night essentials*

I feel so sad LoveFilm is going, it has come to be an essential part of my enchanted movie nights. The kind where you have pumpkin sage candles burning, ice cream on hand and your duvet with you, all ready to slip in

to a new adventure.  That feeling of ultimate excitement when you find your next movie in the post! There’s something about autumn that compels me to look beyond my usual historical documentary or Jessica Jones and curl up watching the most chilling film imaginable well, almost with a blackberry bear biscuit or two.

Thankfully Cinema Paradiso are carrying on right from where LoveFilm left off, with a very similar DVD rental service: just choose the deal that suits you (whether you want to take one, two or three out at a time), choose your films, wait for them to arrive, watch them and then send them back again. I’ve put together some enchanting evening essentials, to give you some ideas for your next treat night, plus some of my favourite movies and recommendations, so many of which are exclusively found on Cinema Paradiso!

Cinema Paradiso, the new alternative to LoveFilm

1. Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Cinema Paradiso – I’d love to watch this, I have wanted to see this film for so long! Bonus that it stars the beautiful Gemma Arterton, and is based on the 1892 novel by Thomas Hardy. 

2. Rosemary Quince candle, TK Maxx – Rosemary is a beautiful herb to use in your cooking and around the home in autumn time and especially around Halloween. It has traditionally been used as a symbol of protection and also means remembrance. I’m loving autumn candles from Tk Maxx at the moment, they have so many!

3. The Awakening, Cinema Paradiso – This is one of my favourite horror films, I adore the setting and Rebecca Hall is such a great actress. It’s an atmospheric and powerful film, similar to another favourite, The Others. There are some really chilling moments and every time I watch I still have to look away haha. 

4. Colour Block knit socks, Accessorize – These look so cosy and toasty and I love the colour block design. They remind me of neopolitan ice cream, so cute and matching the pastels in my wardrobe.

5. Snow White, Cinema Paradiso – I’ve probably mentioned this before but this is my favourite Snow White film, it’s such a beautiful take on the Brothers’ Grimm tale. Kristen Kreuk is the perfect Snow White and it’s such a magical movie, it instantly transports you to a different land. I could watch this over and over. 

6. Lights Out, Cinema Paradiso – This film had me gripped til the end, there’s hardly a moment when you’re not hiding behind the sofa. It’s such a great concept and seriously creepy, a must watch for the spooky season! 

7. Chocolate Marshmallows, Hotel Chocolat – These look amazing. I have a weakness for marshmallows and these are chocolate covered. I’m pretty sure buying these would be dangerous, I’d finish them far too quickly!

8. Victoria series, Cinema Paradiso – Wahhh I can watch Victoria! I managed to miss the entirety of the second season (so far? Is it still going on?) due to not having any TV channels because of moving. This is my favourite autumn series, it’s so aesthetically pleasing and I end up watching every episode about twice, to take everything in haha. I also like the idea of renting out a series as they last me a lot longer than a film.

9. Goth Fairy, Lush – The Lush Halloween releases are perfect for autumn evenings. I really want to try this cute little fairy massage bar, it looks and sounds so dreamy and the little pumpkin bubble bars are adorable.

10. Wuthering Heights, Cinema Paradiso – I felt so happy when I saw they had this edition. There are so many different versions of Wuthering Heights but this one is my favourite, I just love the characters. Based on Bronte’s novel, I hadn’t been able to find it anywhere, plus it has Tom Hardy with long hair *breathes*.

11. Audrey gloves, Cream – These gloves exude total forest girl vibes. Not that you’d be wearing gloves watching a film unless they were these of course. Just imagine coming in from the cold, hoarding firewood, wearing these babies and putting them by the fireside to dry. They look so cosy and warm.

12. Jelly face masks, Lush – I’m longing to give these a try and prepared to risk my skin doing it! I’ve heard so many good things, especially about Bunny Moon for sensitive skin, I’m eager to try a few out.

Just the thought of getting home and having my movies to watch makes me so happy haha. And with a free trial available, free delivery and the chance to keep each disk as long as you wish, you have the perfect excuse to see Moana, Wonder Woman, Annabelle: the Creation, Guardians of the Galaxy, LalaLand or any film you accidentally missed at the cinema. Definitely worth a bookmark. Let me know your movie night essentials! ♡



  1. Unknown
    September 24, 2017 / 9:07 am

    Oh, all these essentials are just PERFECT! Guess, I'll have to have a cosy movie night soon haha! Loved the post! xx

    • elizabeth
      September 28, 2017 / 7:23 pm

      Wow thanks so much Reet, so kind! So glad you liked it! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  2. Elle
    September 24, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    that snow white version was one of my loves as a child haha. Those socks look so cozy perfect for the winter!

    • elizabeth
      September 28, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      Ahhh same, I remember the VHS case got so mucky and torn because I watched it so much xD thanks so much Eloise! β™‘

  3. MakeErinOver
    September 24, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    I love a cosy night in! I have done it all weekend pretty much! Been so lovely! πŸ™‚

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • elizabeth
      September 28, 2017 / 7:25 pm

      That sounds amazing, thanks so much Erin! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  4. Sara Fleming
    September 24, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    I really enjoyed Lights Out too, it was a good un'!

    Sara – Flemingo

    • elizabeth
      September 28, 2017 / 7:25 pm

      Ahhh I need to watch again, thanks so much Sara! β™‘

  5. Julia
    September 24, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Film rentals just made me think of when I was little, I didn't know this was still a thing! It can be really useful when you want to see a film but you're not sure about buying the DVD straight away. Wuthering Heights is sooo heartbreaking though, I've only watched it once and it made me really sad haha!

    Julia x

  6. Unknown
    September 24, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Perfect things for a cozy night at home! Definitely checking some of those movies xx

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner | Instagram

  7. Toks
    September 24, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Perfect for a night on the sofa with a blanket. Thanks for your visit and comment.

  8. Primp Street
    September 24, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    Victoria is my Sunday night viewing!

  9. Malefica
    September 24, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Amazing post, so lovely items!

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  10. UpYourVlog
    September 25, 2017 / 11:52 am

    Great post! This is all I will be doing during my evenings in till the New Year πŸ˜€ not evening joking.

  11. Lauren
    September 25, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing, I love Victoria, it's such a fab show!

    Lauren x Huggled

  12. Richard Butler Creagh
    September 26, 2017 / 3:55 am

    I don't know 'bout you but Wuthering Heights is still my favourite!

  13. Danielle Alexa
    September 27, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    These are the things I need on a movie night!
    I love lighting some candles and getting cosy for the evening!

    Danielle xx

  14. Merkitty
    September 28, 2017 / 7:24 am

    I had no idea Love Film was going! I enjoy streaming from Netflix and Amazon prime currently. I was wondering about that film "Lights Out" – I may have to give it a watch.
    Love your blog! Following you on Bloglovin' now β™₯

  15. Unknown
    September 28, 2017 / 11:01 am

    I love a cosy night in! Need to get my paws on the Lush Halloween collection ASAP.

  16. Kay
    September 28, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    I love cosy nights in with a movie! πŸ™‚ I think that it's cool that DVD rental places still exist online actually, with all the online streaming services like Netflix etc. you'd think that DVD's would be come a little redundant, but I actually like owning them myself! Lovely suggestions too, hun. xoxo


  17. Olivia Poncelet
    September 28, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Love your selection πŸ˜‰ cosy nights.. this is why I love the winter season so much!
    Have a good evening!
    Olivia <3

  18. Unknown
    September 29, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    Your blog is so beautiful Elizabeth! Enjoy Victoria – I've been loving the second season πŸ™‚ Rx

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