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Summer Movie Marathon

Between work, school, internships, and volunteering, the school year gets pretty hectic. It can be hard to find time to watch your favorite movies once school starts up again. Take advantage of your free time (and the air conditioning!) by staying in for a summer movie marathon this month.

The Dobie Twenty21 is recommending five movies for you to binge watch in the summertime.


(500) Days of Summer (2009)

Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) thinks he’s met the girl of his dreams. Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel) likes all the same things he does, and she seems to be falling for him, too. When she breaks up with him, he looks back over their 500-day relationship, trying to find the moment it all went wrong.


Quote: “Look, I know you think she was the one, but I don’t. Now, I think you’re just remembering the good stuff. Next time you look back, I, uh, I really think you should look again.”


Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller (Patrick Fugit) is a precocious fifteen-year-old rock critic who’s just been given his first big assignment: write a feature on the up-and-coming rock band, Stillwater. With the help of his mentor Lester Bangs (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and band aid Penny Lane (Kate Hudson), William comes of age and learns about life on the road. .


Quote: “My advice to you. I know you think those guys are your friends. You wanna be a true friend to them? Be honest and unmerciful.”


Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) needs one last day of freedom before school lets out, he graduates, and life officially begins. He takes off with his best friend and girlfriend for a day of shenanigans while the dean of students and his little sister frantically try to bust him.


Quote: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”


Addams Family Values (1993)

Wednesday and Pugsley Addams (Christina Ricci and Jimmy Workman) are headed to summer camp! The Addams kids swim, put on plays, and horrify the other children in this summer classic. Meanwhile, the rest of the family deals with Uncle Fester’s (Christopher Lloyd) malicious new wife, Debbie (Joan Cusack).


Quote: “Wednesday, look at all of the other children, their freckles, their bright little eyes, their eager, friendly smiles. Help them.”


Roman Holiday (1953)

Princess Ann (Audrey Hepburn) really needs a break from her day job. While on a diplomatic tour in Rome, she sneaks out of her country’s embassy for a short holiday. She meets Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), a reporter who’s just run into the story of his life.


Quote: “Joe, we can’t go running around town with a hot princess!”

What are you planning to watch at your next summer movie marathon? Do you have any recommendations for us? Let us know in the comments.

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