Spring Break is such a tease. While it may have left some a little refreshed, for the rest of us it just made us yearn for the real she-bang: summer vacation. Since summer is technically months away, here are a few summer themed movies to extinguish the flame—or make it brighter.
5. Blue Lagoon (1980): Featuring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins.
No telling what season the movie actual takes place in, but the oceanic scenes are enough to make anyone want to frolic on the sandy beaches in a loin cloth. Blue Lagoon follows two young children stranded on a tropical island and displays their journey into puberty. Struggling to survive on a tropical paradise on their own and with no rules or notions of societal norms, this adventure/romance is the perfect movie to get anyone in the mood for a summer getaway.
The Blue Lagoon: Special Edition DVD
4. Vacation (1983): Featuring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Imogene Coca
Arguably one of the funniest summer vacation movies of the 80s, this National Lampoon classic follows the Griswold family on a summer road trip to Wally World. On their country-cross road trip, the Griswold family encounters all sorts of challenging (and not to mention hysterical funny) situations. This flick will either get you in the mood to embark on your own family road trip or avoid it all together. [Read more…]