11 Summer Movies You Can Watch Anytime of the Year
'Tis the season of the blockbuster. Summer has brought us so many movie memorable hits, but the great thing is you can watch them all year 'round. Even though the hotter months are approaching, here are 11 unforgettable summer films you'll likely want to view whenever they're on.
'Independence Day' (1996)
The sci-fi action-fest had a perfectly timed July 3rd release in 1996, but it doesn't have to be the heat of the summer to watch Will Smith punch an alien in the face.
"Jaws" hit theaters on June 20, 1975, giving the world a decades-long case of selachophobia (that's fear of sharks, for all you non-psych majors).
'Jurassic Park' (1993)
Spielberg's dino spectacular holds up as one of the most exciting action movies of the '90s. Or ever. I still have nightmares about amber fossils of all things, but it's cool. Totally worth it.
'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' (2005)
It's adapted from a YA novel and it's about magical denim that bonds a group of high school pals forever. That might sound silly, but we dare you not to cry and want to call your bestie while watching the movie.
Although exciting, the emotions surrounding the last day of senior year and what lies ahead are complex, deep, and downright daunting. That's where Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, and Seth Rogen come in to add raunchy jokes and make the experience funny and awkward.
'The Lion King' (1994)
Yup, Hollywood is making a star-studded live-action remake of this classic -- but no matter how great Beyonce is, or how visually stunning the whole thing looks, we'll always have a special place in our hearts for this animated masterpiece.
'Back to the Future' (1985)
Time travel. A wacky inventor. Rock and roll. A now-iconic puffy red vest. The fact that Marty and Doc are friends is kind of weird once you really think about it, but who cares? This movie has it all.
'The Dark Knight' (2008)
The second installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy transcends the comic book genre, earning the respect of not only superhero fans but also fussy movie lovers. With a complicated and menacing villain like Ledger's Joker, it's hard not to be mesmerized.
If you want to feel like a kid again, "Ghostbusters" never fails. Released in June of 1984, the supernatural hit is one of the best comedies of the past 40 years. And now we're craving for Twinkies all of a sudden.
'Men in Black' (1997)
Best space defender buddy comedy of all time? Will Smith does alien movies right.
It can be argued that almost hat every line in this movie is funny. Even the name of Lillian's (Maya Rudolph) wedding dress designer -- Lady St. Petsois JuJu -- is perfectly hilarious.