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Summer Movie Bucket List

The countdown to Summer is finally here. No list of Summer movies season is complete without a Summer Movie Bucket List.

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  • The Ultimate Summer Movie Bucket List
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Movies for Your Summer Bucket-List

Here’s a Summer Movie Bucket List: 30 Movies to Watch This Summer. Work your way through the list or rate movies you’ve already seen.

Summer Movie Bucket List

Blue Crush
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kate Bosworth, Matthew Davis, Michelle Rodriguez (Actors)

Blue Crush, PG-13, 2002, Drama/Romance

A young woman’s dream of winning a surfing championship in Hawaii is complicated when she falls for a hunky football player.
Forrest Gump
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, Gary Sinise (Actors)

Forrest Gump, PG-13, 1994, Drama/Comedy

Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest, an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation.
Grease
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing (Actors)

Grease, PG, 1978, Romance/Musical

A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) have a summer romance, but will it cross clique lines?
Field Of Dreams
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones (Actors)

Field of Dreams, PG, 1989, Fantasy

In this tribute to dreamers, Kevin Costner stars as an Iowa farmer who constructs a baseball diamond in his fields after hearing the inspirational message, “If you build it, he will come.”
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom (Actors)

Pirates of the Caribbean, PG-13,2003, Adventure/Fantasy

Join the adventures of Jack Sparrow and his nemesis Captain Barbossa on a thrilling, high-seas adventure with a mysterious twist!
Where The Heart Is
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd, Stockard Channing (Actors)

Where the Heart Is, PG-13, 2000, Drama/Comedy

When 17-year-old Novalee Nation has her baby in a Wal-Mart, this hard-luck teen becomes an overnight celebrity.
Jaws
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss (Actors)

Jaws, PG, 1975, Adventure/Mystery & thriller,

A local sheriff hunts down a shark.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Blake Lively (Actors)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, PG, 2005, Drama/Comedy

Coming of Age Adventure is based on Ann Brashares’ best-selling novel about a special 16th summer in the lives of four lifelong friends who are separated for the first time.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel (Actors)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, PG, 2008, Drama/Comedy

Having been apart all year, summer plans will take the girls even further along separate paths. It’ll take more than treasured pants passed back and forth to keep their lives connected.
Mamma Mia!
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth (Actors)

Mamma Mia!, PG-13, 2008, Musical/Comedy

The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father is told in musical style using hit songs by the popular 1970s band ABBA.
My Girl
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Macaulay Culkin (Actors)

My Girl, PG, 1991, Kids & Family/Drama

A touching coming-of-age comedy-drama about an eleven-year-old tomboy (Anna Chlumsky) and her best friend Thomas (Macaulay Culkin).
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sandra Bullock, Ellen McRae, Fionnula Flanagan (Actors)

Divine Secretes of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, PG-13, 2002, Drama/Comedy

New York playwright Sidda Lee Walker is a long way from her Louisiana hometown, but an even greater emotional distance separates her from her mother Vivi.

Weekend at Bernie's
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Terry Kiser (Actors)

Weekend at Bernie’s, PG-13, 1989, Comedy

Two guys (Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman) party with their bumped-off boss (Terry Kiser) at this Long Island beach house, and no one notices.
What About Bob?
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Hagerty (Actors)

What About Bob?, PG, 1991, Comedy

A patient follows a pop psychiatrist on his vacation and annoys him while charming his family.
Now and Then
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Christina Ricci, Thora Birch, Gaby Hoffmann (Actors)

Now and Then, PG-13, 1995, Drama/Comedy

Demi Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, and Melanie Griffith star in this nostalgic story of growing up in America.
The Great Outdoors
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy (Actors)

The Great Outdoors, PG, 1988, Comedy

A fun-loving Chicago man has high hopes for a serene family vacation at a lakeside resort, but the weekend goes awry when his obnoxious in-laws show up unannounced.

Grown Ups
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock (Actors)

Grownups, PG-13, 2013, Comedy

From the guys who brought you Paul Blart: Mall Cop, five high school pals reunite after 30 years at a July 4th celebration and wrestle with the challenges of adulthood.
Grown Ups 2
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Shaquille O'Neal, Adam Sandler, Kevin James (Actors)

Grownups 2, PG-13, 2013, Comedy

After a reunion three years ago, Lenny moves his family back to his old hometown – but bullies, crazy drivers, and party crashers make it hilariously difficult! With David Spade, Chris Rock, and Selma Hayek.
The Way, Way Back
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney (Actors)

The Way, Way Back, PG-13, 2013, Drama/Comedy

An introverted teen’s dreaded summer vacation is transformed when he lands a job with the screwball crew of a local water park.
Indian Summer
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Alan Arkin, Matt Craven, Diane Lane (Actors)

Indian Summer, PG-13, 1993, Drama/Comedy

Eight friends who reunite after 20 years at the camp of their youth.
We're the Millers (Extended Cut)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts (Actors)

We’re the Millers, R, 2013, Action/Comedy

A small-time pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a drug shipment from Mexico to clear his debts.
Cast Away
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy (Actors)

Cast Away, PG-13, 2000, Drama/ Adventure

Tom Hanks delivers an Oscar(R)-nominated performance as a man who is stranded on an uninhabited island for four years.
Jurassic Park
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum (Actors)

Jurassic Park, PG-13, 1993, Mystery & Thriller/Adventure

Steven Spielberg brings dinosaurs to stunning life in this thriller about an island theme park where the star attractions go on a rampage.
Jurassic World
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio (Actors)

Jurassic World, PG-13, 2015, Adventure/Mystery & thriller

Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) race to restore order at Jurassic World theme park when a ferocious genetically modified dinosaur escapes.
Monte Carlo
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy (Actors)

Monte Carlo, PG, 2011, Romance/ Comedy

Steven Spielberg brings dinosaurs to stunning life in this thriller about an island theme park where the star attractions go on a rampage.
Twister (1996)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes (Actors)

Twister, PG-13, 1996, Action

Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-America’s Tornado Alley in 50 years.
Apollo 13
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon (Actors)

Apollo 13, PG, 1995, History/Drama

NASA works to save the astronauts onboard Apollo 13.
Little Miss Sunshine
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano (Actors)

Little Miss Sunshine, R, 2006, Drama/Comedy

When a fluke gets an awkward 7-year-old invited to compete in a beauty pageant, her misfit family rallies behind her.
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy, John Getz (Actors)

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, PG-13, 1991, Comedy

A teenage girl and her four siblings are left to their own devices when their elderly babysitter drops dead in this frisky comedy.

POPCORN BOX

Enjoy your popcorn using one of these cute popcorn boxes.

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Mini Popcorn Box

Mini Popcorn Box, with its bright colors and fun design, is perfect to use when serving movie popcorn at home with the summer movie bucket list. It is small enough to be stored easily in a cupboard or pantry.

Large Popcorn Box

The Large Popcorn Box makes the perfect serving container for your movie-theater-style popcorn. This popcorn box is pretty big but the design is the same as our mini popcorn box.

How to Make the Popcorn Box

No movie night is complete without popcorn. Here’s a fun box the kids can use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Print the popcorn box.

2. Cut, fold, and glue (or tape) the flap to its nearest side. Note the edges/lines to cut and the dotted lines to fold.

3. Fill with popcorn and enjoy!

Click here to download this printable.

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