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I was going to write an article about summer movies but am going to do a quick list instead:

 

FAMILY

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

Rango

The Sandlot

A Bug’s Life

Toy Story

Ron’s Gone Wrong

Raiders of the Lost Ark

The Muppet Movie

Luca (wasn’t great, but happy and sunshiney enough)

COMEDY (family-friendly … depending on family)

Three Amigos

The Money Pit

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

The Great Outdoors

Summer Rental

American Graffiti

The Princess Bride

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Napoleon Dynamite

COMEDY

Dazed and Confused

Porky’s

Wet Hot American Summer

HORROR

The Hitcher (1986)

Eden Lake

The Ruins (2008)

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) (and 2003 version – why not?)

ADVENTURE / SUSPENCE

Duel

Kong: Skull Island

Jaws

Mad Max

Breakdown

Mad Max: Fury Road

Funny Games (1997 or 2007 –  both movies have problems and “fun”)

Falling Down (which I no longer care for but throw on in the background)

DRAMA

Hell or High Water (some action)

Stand by Me

The Talented Mr. Ripley

A Streetcar Named Desire

Fried Green Tomatoes

Body Heat

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret

CLASSIC

The General (Buster Keaton)

Good Morning (1959)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

12 Angry Men

 

… that’s enough

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