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These Are the Best Movies to Watch to Get You in the Mood for Summer


The sun is shining, school's letting out, and there's a distinct smell of sunscreen in the air. That can only mean one thing. Summer is here! But if you're one of those adults who has a dumb job where you don't get summers off, it can be too easy to completely miss that indescribable transition to the magic of summer days.

Luckily, there are a bunch of classic movies that will put you in the mood for the season. These movies are chock-full of sunny days, beach-y vibes, and unforgettable summer camp memories. You'll want to throw on a swimsuit and lay out in the sun, or eat soft-serve on the boardwalk, spread out a picnic blanket, watch some fireworks, and eat hot dogs. These are the movies that make you remember what it's like to be kid in the summer, worry-free, suntanned, and ready for adventure. 

1. 'Wet Hot American Summer' (2001)

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Wet Hot American Summer is the quintessential sleepaway camp movie. It's absurdist and raucous and perfect in every way possible. You don't have to be a camp kid to appreciate the tropes and stereotypes it parodies. Not to mention, the David Wain flick is a notch in the crazy careers of people like Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, and Amy Poehler.