Best Movies about summer to watch this summer

The dog days of summer have hit us hard and fast here in Palm Springs. We are getting to that point in summer where the only portion of the pool you would like to be in is the portion covered in shade, its hot. If you have never experienced a summer in the desert, it really is an experience like nothing else.

In these extreme heat days sometimes all I want to do is lay on the couch and watch one of my favorite movies with a diet coke in hand. The only thing better than that is going to a movie theatre where the Air Conditioning is up all the way and you don’t have to worry about the Air Conditioning bill. Side Note: Worrying about the price of our electricity bill makes me feel very old.

This list is all of my favorite summer movies made in my lifetime. Hopefully this list will take you back to a very specific memory of watching movies with your best friends during summer break, I know it does for me.

Wet Hot American Summer

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Wet Hot American Summer

Maybe its all my years as a summer camp caunselor in New England but this hilarious movie feels so real. If you have ever spent a summer at a summer camp and want to know what is going on with the counselors this is a great place to start. Netflix also released a prequel series but I think the movie is the real star worth watching.

Where to watch: Netflix

Summer Catch

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Summer Catch

Um, hello Freddie Prinze Jr and Jessica Biel my two absolute favorites from the late 90’s early 2000’s. Who doesn’t a love story about two teenagers from opposite sides of the tracks?

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Now and Then

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Now and Then

This coming of age film about four friends and the stories that made them into the women they are today. I love how this movie cuts back anf forth to give great perspective on each characters evolution. My favorite scene will always be Teeny explaining how she stuffed her bra with pudding.

Where to watch: Netflix

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants

Is the story of a pair of jeans that fits each girl in the friend group realistic? Absolutely not. But this cute movie about four friends all experiencing the trials of being a teenage girl is absolutely worth a watch. This may be a controversial statement but I think I enjoy the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 just as much as the first one.

Where to watch: amazon prime video

American Pie 2

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American Pie 2

Technically this is the only American Pie all about summer, but the whole triology has lots of summer vibes. This comedy is about the first summer back from college and how these rowdy boys have “matured”. This movie is best accompanied by lots of miller lites.

Where to watch: Netflix

Sandlot

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The Sandlot

This cult classic came out 25 years ago and is more popular than ever. This movie makes every person feel nostalgic for their childhood even if its a childhood you did not have. I need to watch this movie with my nephew, hes the perfect age to fall in love with this movie.

Where to watch: HBO Now

Independence Day

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Independence Day

Honestly Will Smith as an action hero never gets old to me, like ever at all. What says summer american blockbuster more than action movie based around America’s Independence starring the Fresh Prince. It sounds silly but it really is a must watch.

Where to watch: Starz

The Parent Trap

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Parent Trap

Seriously, what happened to that sweet little Lindsay Lohan who had a horrible english accent but was so cute no one seemed to mind. I love the original Parent Trap with Hayley Mills but as far as remakes go its not half bad.

Where to watch: Prime Video

Fast & Furious

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Fast & Furious

I have a very unhealthy obsession with the entire Fast & Furious series but the first one will always be my favorite because the storyline in the movie actually seems realistic. Next time you watch Fast and Furious pay close attention to how Vin Diesel drinks a corona, that in no way seems realistic

Where to watch: Netflix

Blue Crush

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Blue Crush

This movie always makes me wish I was sitting on the beach in Hawaii with my best girl friends. Yes there are some romantic aspects but the real theme of the movie is how strong friendships are. DId I want to become a bad ass surfer after this movie? duh!!

Where to watch: Netflix

Which is your absolute favorite summer movie? I am sure I could easily add 500 great summer movies to this list.

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