It is that time of year. Summer is on the horizon and we all get that feeling of the fever. The summertime fever. On top of having that warm endless feeling, we also have our favorite movies. We all have that one movie we love to watch over and over. Then we have the movies that we had been finally getting around to see after procrastinating for so long. Now is the time to list the movies you can re-watch over and over or the movies that you have finally yet to watch. Ready or not here we go.
Making money while working at a Country Club. Sounds like the summer we can all relate to or remember. This hilarious classic shows life at a country on both sides. Employers and Members. Crazy members, flirtatious family members, unstable employers, and the gopher that won’t quite. This movie will have you laughing so hard, you won’t know what to think
Summer fun or summer of death. This Steven Spielberg classic is for sure on the list for summer flicks. Group of men trying to take down a killer shark, what could go wrong? You may need a bigger boat after all for this film.
Dazed and Confused (1993)
It’s the last day of school in 1976 and what is there to do? Absolutely nothing or absolutely party! Randall “Pink” Floyd doesn’t know what he wants to do with this except enjoying time with his friends. This cult classic launched the career of many of Hollywood’s A-List. For those wanting to regain that summer youth, this is pretty much the film that defines that.
The Sandlot (1993)
Being the new kid is tough. Especially in a neighborhood that is all about baseball. Scott Smalls is learning a whole lot being the new guy on the block in the Valley of 1962. He’s getting into trouble as well as finding trouble while getting the hang of playing baseball. This films shows the memories of childhood fun while growing up and moving forward.
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
August 1981 and it’s the last day of camp. This film revolves a camp staff making the most of their last day together before summer ends. Aliens and camp outings. First loves and last confessions. Crazy mishap and common camp shenanigan’s. An endless list of rising actors took part in this film and it is one to remember. Not to mention an incredible soundtrack during hilarious moments.
Camp is always fun right? Even as a fat camp. For Camp Hope, it turns into a living hell in this hilarious flick. Gerald Garner and his friends try their best to survive under psychotic fitness instructor Tony Perkis. But they won’t give up without a fight and cheating on their diets.
A League of their Own (1992)
One of the greatest baseball films and it just happens to revolve around women. Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna star in this classic revolving an all women’s baseball team in the 1940s. This film definitely has that summer feeling especially when it comes to baseball.
Now and Then (1995)
The summer of 1970 changes for a group of friends. Some grow up and learn to face the realities of life. Others accept what seems to be true is actually false. In all these girls learn who is truly there for them and to be there for one another in this coming of age film.
My Girl (1991)
A mortician father who doesn’t pay attention. A dead mother. A grandmother battling Alzheimer’s. This is normal for Vada Sultenfuss. During the summer of 1972, she experiences lot of changes in her life. She see’s her father finally dating and herself finally hitting puberty while conquering the summer. As well as getting in mishap with her best friend Thomas J. In the end, Vada learn that not everything in life is always bad.
Summer lovin having a blast. That is the case for Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsen during summer vacation! The two love birds have the summer of their lives until school starts. The once inseparable couple face pressure from their peers and deciding how much their love is worth to each other.
Grown Ups (2010)
Friends can come and go from your lives. Even your best friends. This Adam Sandler’s flick shows five best friends coming together for a funeral and reconnecting with one another. Once all together, the friends take a look at their lives and realize that they are all missing something. This flick has both comedic and heartwarming moments we can all relate to.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Baby thought her summer would be boring and typical. Instead it ends up becoming the time of her life. During her family vacation in the Catskills, Baby falls in love for the first time with dance instructor Johnny Castle. She not only learns to dance and grow, in the end she ends up having the time of her life.
Camp Nowhere (1994)
Summer camp that is fake. Seems like a great idea. Teenager Mud Himmel comes up with an idea with his friends to create a fake summer camp. This is to escape being sent to computer camp by his parents. Pretty soon their fake camp turns into the real deal in this funny film.
The Notebook (2004)
Star-crossed lovers Noah and Allie have a summer of love and being inseparable. Until Allie’s parents disapprove of her relationship with Noah and take her back home. Soon Noah writes to Allie in an attempt to win her back but with no luck. Years later, Allie is engaged and reconnects with Noah questioning who is right for her in this tear jerker.
National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
Family vacations are usually unforgettable. For the Griswold’s, this is one trip that is trying to be forgettable. This film has it all. Crazy family reunions, bad directions, unfortunate events and a lot of mishap all rolled into one. The holiday road is pretty much the holiday to hell in this film.
The Man in the Moon (1991)
First love. It’s both the greatest and hardest in a young person’s life. For Dani, it is something very unexpected when she falls for her next door neighbor Court. Soon Court falls for Dani’s sister Maureen leading to a rivalry between sisters. This film marks the debut of Reese Witherspoon and is one needed for a box of tissues.
Stand By Me (1986)
An adventure is always needed especially with a group of boys. Four friends set on a journey to discover a body. Along the way they face danger and confrontation as well as dealing with inner pain. This cult classic is both memorable as well as moving in this summer flick.
Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
Phyliss Nefler has the perfect taste, perfect style, perfect outfits. Yet she doesn’t appear to be the perfect wife. To show her husband she can change, Phyliss takes on her daughter’s wilderness girls troop as their leader. Soon, Phyliss not only grows and learns but so does her daughter and her troop in this cute classic.
The Parent Trap (1998)
This popular remake is huge fan favorite. Twins Annie and Hallie learn they are related at summer camp and immediately switch places. Annie heads to California to be with Dad and Hallie heads to England to be with Mom. Both girls are in a race against time to reunite mom and dad before dad remarries to Ms. Wrong.
Now that I have listed my list of summer flicks, I hope you all can enjoy them. Summer is a long time and what better way to enjoy them is with these seasonal favorites of mine. Pop the popcorn and pour your favorite drink, these films will definitely have you entertained all summer long.