To compensate, I started to think about my favorite movies that took place in the summer, and I found this interesting list on Ranker.com. It contains a variety of great movies about summer, with a few glaring favorites missing from the list. There are also a few on the list that don’t deserve to be there, but that’s for another post for another time.
Here’s what’s missing:
A Walk on the Moon – The story of a young mother (Diane Lane) who’s world is turned upside down as she begins an affair with a clothing salesman (Viggo Mortensen) when the family vacations at a holiday camp during the summer of 1969, the same summer as the moon walk.
Indian Summer – Friends unite for a weeklong reunion at a summer camp that is about to close. The all-star cast includes Alan Arkin, Diane Lane, Bill Paxton and more, and the story is reminiscent of The Big Chill.
What About Bob – A psychologist loses his mind (Richard Dreyfuss) when his most dependent patient (Bill Murray) follows him and his family on vacation.
The Way Way Back – A shy teen goes to the beach for the summer with his mother (Toni Collette), her new boyfriend (Steve Carell) and his daughter. He has a tough time fitting in until he gets a job at a water park and makes friends with the manager (Sam Rockwell).