One of my favorite things about summer is evening storms! We seem to have them a lot lately, in the late afternoon or right after dinner, the sun still pours in our living room but the rain is loud and it makes for the coziest movie nights! We have pulled out our camping tent twice this year already, and the girls love to pull the pillows off the couch and build a bed on the floor for movies. The other night we were picking out some of our favorite movies to add to our queue, and I thought this would be fun for a blog post!! I love all the things that evoke the feelings of the season, so watching a good baseball movie on a summer night will always be my favorite! Field of Dreams, anyone?!
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Sharing a list of our favorites! Crack open the windows while it’s storming, make a big bowl of popcorn or some stovetop s’mores & throw back to some of the best summery movies of all time!
The Parent Trap
Eat Pray Love
Field of Dreams
Now & Then
Bridges of Madison County
500 Days of Summer
And if it’s after the fourth of July, well then Hocus Pocus is totally acceptable, my kids insisted in reading the Grinch last night before bed so we are really getting ahead of ourselves. What are some of your favorites (including any Netflix series!) that you love to watch on a stormy summer night?! I would love to hear all of your recommendations! Happy Monday!! XO604
My girls requested Hocus Pocus on Saturday!! 😉
Haha my 3 year old watches The Grinch year round! I figure it just gives me the opportunity to remind her that Santa is watching her behavior lol.
Tara Hunter says
What did you do to hide all of the TV cords?? I have a cabinet similar to this and would love to use it for a TV stand but don’t want the cords to show!
Jessica Garvin says
Our cable box & dvd player are inside of the left cabinet door, and they are plugged into a power strip inside there, which has the single power strip cord coming out of the back (we drilled a large hole in the back for the cord & to allow some air ventilation) and only that white cord is plugged into the wall 🙂
This list is so Iowa. 😉
Bloodline is the best summer series. Love this post, btw. My boys love throwing pillows and blankets on the floor inside their teepee to watch movies. They call it the “snuggle nest”. It’s adorable. And we definitely haven’t stopped watching Hocus Pocus since we DVR’d it in Oct. Halloween commercials and all ?
Hook, Babe (pig movie), Calamity Jane (musical, zip thru 2-3 slow songs), A Knight’s Tale, Remember the Titans
Jessica Garvin says
Hook!!! The best!!!
Shadia Brown says
Have you watched The Handmaid’s Tale? SO GOOD! It’s on Hulu.
Jessica Garvin says
I have heard good things!!! We will have to look it up!
Alison Lancaster says
The Sandlot and Now and Then are solid throwbacks. We also like to watch Stand by Me and Major League in the summer. I just finished the Netflix series GLOW, and loved it.
Now and Then is my FAVORITE!!!!!!!!!!!
Rookie of the year
You’ve Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle
Father of the Bride
We also love Sandlot & The Parent Trap
What About Bob! Hands down one of my favorite summer movies.
Grace Elizabeth Cochran says
Mine too 🙂 It’s one of the best!
The Great Outdoors is our fave!
Cheaper by the Dozen (esp #2!) too.
Swiss Family Robinson
Dirty Dancing & Dazed and Confused!
One kid friendly one that we love is Big Friendly Giant! Trolls is always a big hit and we play the soundtrack in the car! I’ve recently started watching “Younger” on Hulu and am beyond obsessed!!! Netflix is premiering a new series called
“To the Bone” that I’m looking forward to catching. But it’s very rare that I get any screen time. We’re out playing all day and after cleaning up and dinner and bed time shenanigans…I just want to plop into bed.
Chelsea Christensen says
I like those two Iowa movies you chose 😉
Dirty Dancing, for sure! I carried a watermelon. ?
The ranch is amazing! You should watch it on Netflix!
I came across the show Riverdale on Netflix by accident and I ended up watching the whole season in two days! A great show for rainy nights. It’s been pretty humid here in Iowa so we spend our nights in the basement watching movies on our projector.
Sandlot!!! A summer classic.
Emily Barletto says
What sizes are both of your rugs? Loving the layered look!
Allie Wicker says
Sometimes you post things and I feel like we’re the same person! Lol
My girls are currently rotating between Hocus Pocus and Casper in our car, and I’m totally fine with that.
We’ve also been watching The Santa Clause movies with Tim Allen on the regular.
Other favorites on our DVR:
The Princess Bride
My Best Friends Wedding
Notting Hill (LOVE Julia Roberts)
The Parent Trap
A Goofy Movie
The Flintstone Movies
and obviously any Hallmark Channel Christmas (or Reg) movie ever made ?
Current TV Shows:
Pretty Little Liars
Charmed (no shame)
Lindsay's Sweet World says
Yep, once 4th of July is over, I’m ready for fall! Haha. The Sandlot is one of my favorite movies of all time and so is Now and Then! I can’t even believe you listed that because nobody else I know ever remembers that movie! I SO wanted to live back then after watching that movie. And the soundtrack is amazing.
Acsa Harper says
We love the Parent Trap. We love watching Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast. I cry like a baby at the end.
LOVE Now & Then! Such a classic 🙂
Hocus Pocus. Every.Day.
Ellie Jacobson says
Love this,. We just pulled our “all the summer feels” movies the other day. I haven’t seen Field of Dreams so we’ll have to get ahold of that one but the 4 we pulled were:
The Great Outdoors
Ernest goes to Camp
New or old Parent Trap? Just curious what everyone likes.
My Girl, Drop Dead Fred, The Neverending Story, Wild America and Matilda!
Lindsey Schuler says
HOME ALONE! 1 & 2. All year long.
Hi! This room is looking so lovely! I’ve been eyeing that anthro rug for like 2 years for my dining room. Reviews are mixed on the site which is why I hesitate. Do you find that’s it’s shedding or getting matted so far?