This summer, there are a number of movies you’ve got to see. There is something relaxing about spending a hot afternoon lazing in the air-conditioning darkness and taking the time to watch a movie that you haven’t seen in a long time; or, even better, working your way through a list of classics you haven’t seen yet.
Whether you are muching on popcorn at the movie theatre or from the microwave, there are a number of must-see movies this summer that will have you at the edge of your seat, or weeping in the aisles.
1. The new Disney-Pixar flicks
You might be carting your kids to a matinee, or you might just be ready to enjoy the good-hearted humor that accompanies Disney-Pixar. No matter the reason, there are two absolutely precious new movies from these animators that are sure to leave you satisfied.
Check out Monster’s University for a good laugh that hearkens back to college years (or for college kids, a good joke with your floormates), and some heartwarming stories of friendship and perserverance. Despicable Me 2 is also a great movie for the kids: just as adorable as the first movie, this one has more minions, which always means more fun.
2. Movies for date night and beyond
Whether your choice for a date night is suspense, horror, or romantic comedy, there are a few great movies in theaters right now to suit your fancy. Check out Grown Ups 2 for great laughs with an all-star cast that includes Adam Sandler, David Spade, Kevin James, and Chris Rock; and Pacific Rim for something more on the sci fi / fantasy suspense side of things. Also, there’s The Conjuring for something a bit scarier.
Here’s a selection of movies to watch at home.
1. Secondhand Lions
This movie is a favorite of many: a heartwarming, hilarious movie about two old uncles who spend the summer caring for their estranged great-nephew, this movie has action, a fantastical plot, African lions in Midwestern cornfields, and much more.
This movie features Britney Spears in her prime, which takes even the least pop-crazed fans back to the early 2000s. Spend some time reminiscing in the early part of this century with a road trip that features Britney, Anson Mount, and Zoe Saldana on a trek across the United States.
This horror film came out last fall, and it is sufficiently terrifying. Turn out the lights, pull down the shades, and hunker down with a blanket and some popcorn, because you are in for a fright with this movie based on some left-behind home movies gone terribly, terribly wrong.