Even though I don’t have 2 and a half glorious months off anymore for the summer, I still like to pretend I do by vegging out on couch and watching my fave summer movies. These movies showcase my love of nostalgia, my childhood and all things 80s.
Also, if you’re obsessed with rom-coms (romantic comedies), all but like 2 of these movies apply.
Sit back, veg out and enjoy with summer with some of my favorite movies. For more summer lovin, check out my favorite summer books!
My Favorite Summer Movies
Why I Love It: This movie reminds me of being a kid and growing up. I love the story of friendship and the great one-liner: “For-EV-ERRRRR.”
Why I Love It: What a perfectly iconic summer/high school movie. I never get tired watching it, and the music is a-mazing.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Currently on Netflix Instant Streaming
Why I Love It: It involves dancing, a young Sarah Jessica Parker with frizzy hair and romance. I’m in!
Why I Love It: I secretly love surfing. I’ve never tried it myself, but I love the idea of letting the ocean carry you along its gleaming surface. Therefore, I love all surfing movies.
Why I Love It: I think this movie speaks for itself. No one puts Baby in a corner!!
Why I Love It: I freakin love this movie: the clothes, the sayings, the music. EVERYTHING!
Now and Then
Why I Love It: Ahh, the days when Devon Sawa was in every movie, and I had a huge crush on him. I just love how this movie is about strong girlhood friendships and growing up.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Why I Love It: This movie is in my top favorites of all time – and the scene where he’s singing on the float being my fave in the movie.
Why I Love It: Although it can be somewhat cheesy, I love the easy innocence and fun of this film. Plus, it actually takes place on the beach!
Some Kind of Wonderful
Why I Love It: Another 80s gem. So much teen angst!
A Room With a View
Currently on Netflix Instant Steaming
Why I Love It: OMG GUYS – Helena Bonham Carter is in this movie!! She’s adorably pouty and a high-strung English woman. Love love love!
Why I Love It: Molly Ringwald is the queen of the brat pack in one of my fave 80s movies. I wanted red hair because of her.
13 Going on 30
Why I Love It: This movie brings out the kid in me. Jennifer Garner is cute and fun and I want to dance to Thriller TOO!
…and now all of these movies are in my Netflix queue.
What are your favorite summer movies?