Summer Movie Classics

Summer is a perfect time to put together a collection of classic movies that are  a must see for any summer.   Here are some recommendations of movies that must be watched and if you can think of any others be free to comment or recommend a movie that I don’t mention on this post.  These ten movies are based in summer and some are old and some are more recent.

Summer Rental     Four Stars

John Candy as Jack Chester is a over worked and over stressed air traffic controller needing a break.  What better than a summer trip to sunny Florida for the family?  However when the Floridians are not so welcome and these Chicagoans are tested to the limit, they have no choice but to do what they know best.  Fight for their own respect and dignity but not without a few sun burns, broken limbs and help with a pair of oversize shorts they just might be asked to come back next year.

Summer School      Three Stars

Before Mark Harmon was chasing criminals in the hit TV series NCIS he had to teach summer school in the 1980s.  Not just ordinary summer school but students that were not only bad students but a bunch of misfits.  Can Mr Schoop, who is more ready for his own summer vacation, teach these kids not only standard English 101 but also a few life lessons on the way.  Just watch out for Chainsaw he might try to kill someone.

Nerds in Paradise     Two Stars

NERDS!!! Yes they are back and this time invading the beaches of Florida.  Booger wants to get laid but must learn some valuable lessons and the rest of the gang have to once again fight for their own respect as the Alpha Beta representatives are not willing to share the beach with these Nerds! However never underestimate this group as they are out to show all of Florida that they mean business, even if it means rediscovering a tank and storming the beaches of Florida.

“Jaws”       Five Stars

“Smile you son of a bitch!” One of my favorite movie lines of all time and hands down the best summer movie ever!  How can you beat this Summer movie classic?  From start to finish no movie is better and I dare to challenge anyone who says otherwise?

“Vacation”  Five Stars

A summer trip across the country to Wally World.  The Griswolds will be known always as the family that will always remind you to fly to your favorite family destination.  Don’t ever drive thousands of miles, it’s just better to save the sanity and take a plane.

“Independence Day”   Three Stars

Bad acting but great effects.  Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum an unlikely duo while Jeff Pullman as President, really?  Anyways the film worked and was huge at the box office and I think I saw it three times when it came out.  Movies of today try to capture the lure that this movie gives out.

“Caddyshack”    Five Stars

Most people that visit this blog already know I love this movie, but in the Summer time it is just a lil bit better.  What is your favorite line or expression ever?  If you have not seen this movie then you are placing shame upon yourself.   Don’t blow it buddy, go get your Tie on,  bring out the Journey and just dance.  Beware of the gopher and the golfers and also keep your Snickers bar away from the pool.  If you do watch then everyone gets laid and Carl will be happy that you just stopped in for some cannon balling and not just at his shed.  Just beware of those Nieces that come visit the course that are not out to just play golf and Ms Green we are watching.  Then and only then you just might be the next youngest Master’s Champion.

“500 Days of Summer”  Four Star

This is not a love story more like what love does to people.

“Little Miss Sunshine”  Five Stars

This movie  will make you laugh and cry all in the same scene.  Plus this song is great along with getting down with “SuperFreak.”  My favorite character is Alan Arkin and favorite quote. “A real loser is someone who’s so afraid of winning he doesn’t even try.”

“Dazed and Confused”   Four Stars

“Alright, alright, alright” the movie that made people want to live back in the 70s.  Except for the fact of being an incoming Freshman at this High School

Enjoy your Summer I know I will.

Show me the way to go home.

“Adventureland”    Four Stars

You know I almost forgot one of my favorite summer movies “Adventuteland.”  How can I forget this great movie?  My favorite characters are the owners of the park played by Bill Hader and Kristen Wig.


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