Friday Favorites- 5 Summer Movies

Nothing says summer time like a Blockbuster movie!  I mean, flip flops, beach balls and margaritas say summer too, but hopping in the pick up truck and hitting the drive in on a hot summer night is just quintessential summer.

You won’t find my top 5 summer movies at the drive in anymore, but you CAN find them on Bluray, DVD, Netflix or even (insert gasp) VHS!!

So pop some popcorn, pour a glass of lemonade or iced tea, and get ready to be entertained!

1. What About Bob
I know I’m in the minority here, but I LOVE this movie!  It’s my go-to “get me in the mood for summer” comedy.  If you’re looking for something deep and meaningful, this isn’t the movie for you.  But if you’re looking for something light with lots of laughs, check it out!  Warning:  You will absolutely want to visit Lake Winnipesaukee, NH after seeing this movie!

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2.  Vacation
Raise your hand if you wish there was a real Wally World you could go to this summer! This movie cracks me up every time (and I have seen this no less than 100 times).  If you’ve never seen this movie, you MUST.   Everyone needs a little Clark Griswold and cousin Eddie in their life!

3.  Stand By Me
Such a good movie that makes me feel all the feels.  And with the childhood versions of River Phoenix, Will Wheaton, Cory Feldman and Jerry O’Connell, how can you go wrong?!
Confession:  I had a crush on Cory Feldman back in the day.  I would just like to thank Tiger Beat magazine for all the great pin-ups you provided me with.  Even though my mom was really mad at all the tack holes I put in my wall, I was in heaven with my 365 degree view of Cory.

4.  Field of Dreams
Even if you don’t like baseball, you need to watch this movie.  The message is so much bigger than baseball.  It’s about love, family, and following your dreams.  “If you build it, he will come!”

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5.  Independence Day
Because sometimes your summer needs a little Will Smith, hostile aliens, and the potential annihilation of the human race!

 

Honorable Mention:
The Burbs- Tom Hanks and creep neighbors.  Need I say more?
Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants–   Man, I really wanted to be Lena!
Dirty Dancing– Because, DUH!!

 

What are your all-time favorite summer movies??

 

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12 Replies to “Friday Favorites- 5 Summer Movies”

  1. I’m going to have to think about what my favorite would be but I so agree with Independence Day and Field of Dream (although I can’t watch it anymore because I always cry). A great question to think about and a good question to ask others.

  2. This is such a fun post! I’m ashamed to admit that even though I’ve lived in Iowa my entire life (& have heard that quote a thousand times) I’ve never seen Field of Dreams. Perhaps I need to change that soon! Growing up my family had the tradition of watching National Lampoon’s Vacation every summer on the night before our family vacation. Such nostalgia! I don’t think I’ve seen What About Bob since I saw it in the dollar theater as a kid! You’ve added some things to my need-to-watch (or watch again) list, friend! 😉

  3. Nothing like a sweet summer flick! Stand By Me is one of my boy’s all time favs! Happy weekend pretty lady!

  4. I love all the movies here. I have to say though my all time favorite go to movies are The Breakfast Club, Grease, Hairspray, Cry Baby, and The Outsiders. 🙂
    Michelle/ Life of an Imperfect Mom

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