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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

8 Summer Movies to Watch this Fourth of July

For the first time in a long time, I don't have plans for the Fourth of July weekend. And...it's refreshing. I figure I'll take myself on a little roadtrip one day but on the actual day I'm going to have a movie marathon with all my favorite foods and watch all of my favorite summer movies. What is a summer movie? Something set in summer that puts you in the mood to dive into a pool, go to summer camp and make s'mores. Speaking of s'mores...make my casserole this weekend! What is your favorite summer movie?

1. The Parent Trap

Where to watch: Disney+
When I say this is one of my all-time favorite films, I'm not lying. It is such a feel-good with the most incredible soundtrack. I was desperate to go to this summer camp as a kid (even though sleep aways are not for me). Fencing? Peanut-butter Oreos? Lake swims? Sign me up!

2. National Lampoon's Vacation

Where to watch: HBO Max
Nothing screams summer like an ill-fated summer roadtrip to an amusement park! I'm not an amusement park girlie...unless it's to enjoy the insane food options but the Griswold family makes me laugh like nothing else.

3. Something's Gotta Give

Where to watch: Netflix
If you're firmly in your coastal grandma era (check out my playlist), this is the bible of that vibe. You'll want to stroll the beach with Diane Keaton in a cream sweater and drink rose on your porch. It's just so beautiful.

4. Jaws

Where to watch: Peacock
This is the movie that inspired this list! I love the subtle humor of it all. While it doesn't make me want to go to the beach, it does make me want to pop popcorn and settle in sans-phone to watch.

5. Dirty Dancing

Where to watch: ABC
Another summer camp I was dying to go to! The activities look so fun! Do I find some of the characters incredibly annoying? Yes. Do I find Patrick Swayze attractive? No. Does it ruin the movie? Absolutely not!

6. Caddyshack

Where to watch: HBO Max
So inappropriate and yet so funny. I am pretty anti-golf, I think all golf courses should be turned into parks, but this makes me want to be a member of a country club. I want to wear preppy clothes and stroll the green with an Arnold Palmer in hand.

7. Moonrise Kingdom

Where to watch: HBO Max
I want to live in this world. It's so aesthetically pleasing. All the story lines are so fun and each time I watch it I pick up on something new.

8. Mamma Mia

Where to watch: Peacock
I mean...it is what it is.

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