Looking to escape the heat this summer? When it’s just too warm to play outside, watching a movie at home or at the theater can be a cool break. Here, we’re rounding up our favorite summer movies—from classics to new releases—that will keep the whole family entertained.
Summer Movie Classics for Kids
The Sandlot (1993)
Nothing says summer like baseball. Set in the summer of 1962, The Sandlot is a hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age story that kids and parents alike can enjoy.
Finding Nemo (2003)
It’s hard to believe we were first introduced to our favorite underwater friends over fifteen years ago, and something tells us the next generation of kids will love Nemo and Dory for many more to come.
New Summer Flicks for Kids
The Lion King – in theaters on July 19th
The highly anticipated adaptation features an epic cast and outstanding soundtrack. Beyoncé is the voice of Nala; need we say more?
Dora and the Lost City of Gold – in theaters on August 2nd
Dora is off on her next adventure! Not your average high schoolers, Dora and her friends must solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold while trying to save her parents in this live-action film.
Summer Movie Classics for Adults
Dirty Dancing (1987)
“Nobody puts Baby”—or this movie—“in a corner.” Starring Jennifer Grey as Frances “Baby” Houseman and Patrick Swayze as dance instructor Johnny Castle, Dirty Dancing is the summer fling tale for the ages.
The Notebook (2004)
Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks, poor lumber mill worker Noah Calhoun and wealthy seventeen year-old Allie Hamilton aren’t meant to fall in love, but in the end, nothing can keep them apart.
New Summer Flicks for Adults
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood – in theaters on July 26th
Quentin Tarantino’s fans rejoice! The filmmaker’s newest project tells the story of a faded television actor and his stunt double (played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt) striving to achieve fame and success during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
The Kitchen – in theaters on August 9th
Set in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s, Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, and Tiffany Haddish star as the wives of New York gangsters in this crime comedy based off a comic book series.
Whether you’re staying home for family movie night or going out to the theater on a date, these summer flicks are the perfect way to beat the heat. So grab some popcorn, and enjoy the show!
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