10 Popcorn Summer Movies To Watch On Netflix

10 popcorn summer movies to watch on Netflix this summer!

10 Popcorn Summer Movies To Watch On NetflixEvery year when I was a kid, a small movie theater in my town did a series of kids summer movies for the masses of wiggly children home for the summer.  For a really nominal price, something like $1/movie and $1.50 for a movie AND treats, bored kids swarmed the theater all summer long.  The theater sold packages to elementary schools, and on every Tuesday and Wednesday there were two matinee showings a day of 2nd run family movies.  All my friends from elementary school would get together and choose a day and time to buy movie tickets, and then we all went home and told our moms we HAD to have tickets for Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. or else! and to keep everyone happy and out of their hair, all the moms agreed and promptly set up movie carpools. Then all summer long my gang of buddies and I would gather in the sticky-floored movie theater every week to giggle our way through Short Circuit, and The Whiz, Back to the Future, and the rest of the age-appropriate summer movies from the year before.

It was amazing.

And to this day, when I drive past that particular movie theater in the town where my parents still live, I get really nostalgic for the smell of stale popcorn and Bonnie Bell lip-gloss.

summer movies to watch

So as we head into summer, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some fun summer movies on Netflix right now.  ‘Popcorn’ flicks, if you will.  Easy, cheesy, super fun movies to watch on hot summer night with the people you love.  In no particular order, here’s my list!

10 Popcorn Summer Movies To Watch On Netflix

  1. A League of Their Own
  2. Forrest Gump
  3. The Endless Summer
  4. Grease (the 1978 version)
  5. Cinema Paradiso
  6. Moonrise Kingdom
  7. Can’t Hardly Wait
  8. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  9. Legally Blonde
  10. Clueless


summer movie lists

And if you’re looking for some of my past TV + movie recommendations for Netflix, here’s a list:



images via IMDb

// P.S. this post is in partnership as a member of the Netflix Stream Team.  Which just means I watch Netflix for you and find all the good stuff so you can spend your time doing useful things. //

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

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