10 Summer Movie Classics

These tales of growing up, hanging out, and falling in love remind us just how much can happen in a few hot months.

1. Dirty Dancing (1987)

It was the summer of '63 - before Kennedy was shot, before the Beatles invaded, and when Baby and Johnny had the time of their lives.

2. Grease (1978)
Drift into those sweet summer nights and watch the roles that made John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John cultural icons.

3.Stand by Me (1986)
Four childhood buddies embark on one last adventure together and ask the eternal question: If Mickey's a mouse and Pluto's a dog, then what's Goofy?

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4.Vacation (1983)

The Griswold family's cross-country summer vacation turns into a hilarious adventure of mishaps.

5. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

Kevin Kline, Christian Bale, and Michelle Pfeiffer are just some of the all-star cast that helps bring this magical Shakespearian classic to life.

6. Roman Holiday (1953)

The chance meeting of a princess and a reporter makes a trip to Rome a holiday to remember in this Academy Award-winning romance.

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7. The Sandlot (1993)

This story of neighborhood boys and the summer of baseball that bonds them together is a heartwarming classic.

8. The Parent Trap (1961,1998)
No matter which version you prefer, there's no denying that parents never stand a chance when twins play Cupid.

9. Now and Then (1995)

They made a summer pact. Twenty years later, the girls reunite to make good on their promise.

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10. Jaws (1975)
This classic tale of a beach town terrorized by a shark will make you think twice about jumping into the water.

What's your favorite summer flick? Share with us in the comments!

- By Stephanie M. Kim

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