Watching films doesn’t usually spring to mind when you think of things to do in Summer. But there are so many summery films that are great to watch this time of year, and these are our top 10!
1. One Day
This is probably our favourite film to watch in the summer. If you can get past Anne Hathaway’s northern accent, it’s a really cool film. It’s set over 23 years on the anniversary of the day they met (15th July) from 1988-2011. The music is amazing, the fashion is amazing and the storyline will leave you in tears!
2. Bend It Like Beckham
Such a great film! So good on so many levels. If you havn’t seen it before, stop what you’re doing and watch it! The music is such a blast from the past (2002 to be exact) and it’s a proper British comedy. Don’t be fooled, you don’t have to like football to love this film. It’s set over the summer holidays, and sees main character Jess sneak behind her strict parent’s back to play the sport she loves instead of finding a husband and focussing on Uni.
3. The World Of Peter Rabbit and Friends
Ok, not for everyone. But if you were brought up reading Beatrix Potter and watched these as a child, you’ll love to re-watch it. It brings back so many childhood memories, and with the exception of Tailor Of Gloucester, each story is like a little burst of summer nostalgia.
4. Finding Nemo
The ultimate Disney summer film! What’s not to love about some turtles, the Great Barrier Reef and Darla!? And what with Finding Dory about to hit cinemas, what better time to watch it?
5. The Notebook
This was stereotypically one of the first films we watched together when we were 15, and there’s a reason it’s so stereotypical! It’s so romantic, and a real tearjerker! The first part of the film is set over the summer holidays before Allie is off to college, when she falls in love with Noah (and Hayley fell in love with Ryan Gosling)!
6. Pirates Of The Caribbean
The Caribbean, rum, beautiful people.
7. The Wackness
The music in this film is sooo good! Think B.I.G, Fresh Prince and a little Bump N' Grind! The film is set over June to August 1994 and follows Luke along on his summer job…selling weed out of an ice cream cart in the middle of New York City!
8. The Graduate
The main character in the Graduate has just finished University and has moved home, and spends the summer trying to figure out what he’s going to do with his life (we’ve all been there! Well…some of us!) It was made in 1967, and the cinematography was quite forward thinking for it’s time. David likes the soundtrack and thinks it really accompanies the film well, however I (Hayley) can’t stand the soundtrack! But that doesn’t stop me liking the film!
9. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
We’ve both always loved Beavis and Butt-Head since we were younger, even before we met each other. When we realised we both loved this film we were so excited! It’s such a quotable film! It’s hard to explain the story line because it’s so weird. All we’ll say is there is a big ‘trip’ to Vegas!
10. 500 Days Of Summer
Sort of false advertising here, because Summer is a person in this film, not a season. But we think it’s still a great film to watch this time of year! Probably because it’s set in LA where everyone’s lovely and tanned and it’s basically summer all year anyway! Again, the soundtrack is so good, and it reminds us of Uni. We’ve actually featured 2 songs from the film on our summer playlist!
What summer themed films do you recommend?