We at the Clog have started preparing for the moment when summer officially ends. When we are sitting in our classrooms staring outside at grey skies, the summer blues may be too strong to fight off without a little help. That’s why we have created this list of quintessential summer movies to marathon our way back into the summer. This list features a lot of oldies that will heighten our nostalgia for summers gone by and help transport us back to simpler times, when the summers were hot and oddly full of dancing and singing.
“The Sandlot” (1993)
New friendships and sandlot baseball games abound in this classic story of friendship and sports.
“Weekend at Bernie’s” (1989)
The summer shenanigans don’t have to end when you’ve graduated from college, as these two salesmen find out when they are invited to a party at their boss’s house.
“Stand by Me” (1986)
Nothing forges a bond of friendship better than the search for a dead body. The plot of this movie may be eerie, but the feelings of loyalty and friendship definitely outweigh the creepiness.
Like many recent college graduates, a man finds himself with no direction in life, so he takes a job at a local amusement park.
Singing, dancing and young love start in the summer and continue on into the school year as two high schoolers who totally don’t look like high schoolers find themselves through each other.
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986)
This movie taught us that sometimes it’s OK to take a mini summer vacation in the middle of the school year. Ferris was the original proponent of self-care.