Some movies can only be watched at a certain time every year. It just doesn't feel right to watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation in April, does it? It's usually because the film captures that season so accurately that it would be a waste to watch it otherwise, especially for a season as wonderful as summer.
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The following is a list of movies that can only be viewed during June-August. No buts about it! They're just what you need to get right into the summer zone.
The Sandlot. This movie perfectly captures what it's like to be a sweaty, restless kid in the summer (I mean, I didn't grow up as a boy in the 1960s, so I give the benefit of the doubt in that regard).
Dazed and Confused. This movie takes place over one day and night that happens to be the most glorious 24 hours of any kid's life—the last day of school.
Heavyweights. The ultimate, classic camp movie (sorry, Meatballs) was written by Judd Apatow circa 1995. The man has given us so much!
Don't Tell Mom the Baby-Sitter's Dead. Do you see a pattern of early-mid 1990s movies centered around kids on this list? This twisted movie showcases an adolescent Christina Applegate trying to make that money after her family's baby-sitter dies and leaves her and her siblings all alone.