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8. Movies That Make Our Abs Hurt From Laughing So Hard
You like to laugh, we like to laugh, and while August has had its fair share of awful comedies over the years, they are not enough to overshadow the ones that still make us howl till we cry. We're still curious to see which camp '30 Minutes or Less' will fall into on August 12, but after catching a screening of 'The Change-Up' two weeks ago and laughing our heads off from beginning to end, it's nice to know that there's at least one comedy this month keeping the streak alive.

Other hilarious movies that came out in August: 'Superbad,' 'Tropic Thunder,' 'Life of Brian,' 'Beerfest,' 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby'

7. Movies That Are So Bad They're Good
If you've ever seen 'Troll 2' or 'Battlefield Earth,' you know what we're talking about. But even if you haven't, trust us, there really is nothing quite like belly-laughing at something for all the wrong reasons. Doesn't look like there are any new additions to the club coming out this month, but boy, has August given us some winners in the past.

The cream of the crop from past Augusts: 'Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo,' 'Without a Paddle,' 'Mr. Bean's Holiday,' 'Daddy Day Camp,' 'Disaster Movie'

6. Hilarious Movie Titles
'The Midnight Meat Train'
'Nanny McPhee Returns'
'Sukiyaki Western Django'
'The Chumscrubber'
'Balls of Fury'
'Bratz: The Movie'

Thanks for the laughs, August.

5. Mindless Entertainment
Sometimes all you want to do is check out and give your brain a break for two hours. No subtitles, no story, no emotion, just give us some dudes who know how to shoot stuff like crazy. That's exactly why we're counting down the days until 'Colombiana' comes out, on August 26. It remains to be seen how Zoe Saldana will wear the mantle of stone-cold killer, but the fact that action god Luc Besson is on board as a co-writer means nothing can keep us away.

Other trigger-happy favorites that have come out of August: 'The Expendables,' 'Desperado,' 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra'

4. Some of the Worst Movies Ever Made
Nothing puts things into perspective like a movie that redefines "bad," and August has given us some of the very worst of the worst.

All of these came out in August: 'Howard the Duck,' 'Super Babies: Baby Geniuses 2,' 'Gigli,' 'The Adventures of Pluto Nash,' 'Hollow Man'

3. Did We Mention Free Air Conditioning?
Just go to the theater already. The last thing you need is to be looking like Ray Winstone from 'Sexy Beast' up there.

2. Drive-Ins
Nothing screams summertime nostalgia like going to a drive-in, and if you don't act fast, you might miss your window for good. In a world where the Internet has brought movies to our fingertips and gasoline costs keep skyrocketing, drive-ins are steadily going the way of the dinosaurs, and that is a darn shame. So take our advice: Grab all your friends and pile into your car, or, better yet, grab your main squeeze and call it a date, and click here to find the nearest drive-in, because if you wait till next August, another piece of American movie-going history might be gone.

1. Free Outdoor Screenings
If you live in a major U.S. city and haven't taken advantage of an outdoor screening yet, you don't know what you're missing. It's free, the movies are great, and it's the best way to enjoy the weather after the sun goes down. Plus, you can catch up on the classics at the same time. So hit the links below to see a full list of screenings in your area along with what movies are playing:

Tell us: What are you most excited about for August?

Click here for our complete list of 31 Things We Love About August Movies.

Photos courtesy of 20th Century Fox, the Weinstein Company, DreamWorks and Magnet Entertainment.
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