Say Goodbye to Summer With These 10 Iconic Movies
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Say Goodbye to Summer With These 10 Iconic Movies

With Labor Day fast approaching and fall plans already being made, it can feel like summer is already slipping away. But we’re hear to remind you that, even though temperatures are already starting to drop, the season does not OFFICIALLY end until September 21. Cling to the last few weeks of summer by turning your AC up all the way, drinking the fruitiest cocktail you can find and streaming these 10 classic movies that truly nail the spirit of the season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

1. National Lampoon’s Vacation on Amazon: There is no movie more iconic or emblematic of the summer family vacation than this National Lampoon flick. It will change the way you look at everything about summer, from road trips to motel pools to theme parks. (Photo via Warner Bros.)

2. Dirty Dancing on Amazon: Some people just become different in the summer. Maybe they dye their hair lighter or go on vacation more, or maybe they go full Jennifer Grey, break away from their parents and fall in love with the dancing teacher at camp. It really is a season of surprises. (Photo via Vestron Pictures)

3. Wet Hot American Summer on Netflix and Amazon: The things that are best are not always the things that take themselves too seriously. This hysterical summer camp satire not only has some of the most quotable lines in recent history, but one of the best comedy casts of all time: Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd, the list goes on… (Photo via Eureka Pictures)

4. The Parent Trap on Amazon: This is the movie that made little girls across the country yearn for the day summer camp began — it’s also the movie the convinced us all we’d somehow discover our long-lost British twin. It’s peak LiLo, and now’s the perfect time to re-watch and get that intricate handshake down pat. (Photo via Disney)

5. Dazed and Confused on Amazon: Alright, alright, alright. Summer may almost be over, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t kick it back to the early days of the season, right when school let out. The 1993 summer film starred Matthew McConaughey, Milla Javovich, Joey Lauren Adams, Anthony Rapp and even a young Ben Affleck. (Photo via Gramercy Pictures)

6. Adventureland on Netflix and Amazon: To save up for European vacation, James (played by Jesse Eisenberg) takes a job at a local amusement park. It also stars Kristen Stewart (pre-Twilight) and Ryan Reynolds. (Photo via Miramax)

7. Roman Holiday on Netflix: Nothing feels better than shirking off your responsibilities, even just for a minute. This Audrey Hepburn classic follows a young princess as she disappears from the castle and has an adventure with Gregory Peck for one fabulous day. (Photo via Paramount Pictures)

8. I Know What You Did Last Summer on STARZ: Of course, not all summer vacations go as planned. Watch this iconic ’90s campy thriller, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe to take you all the waaay back to summer 1997. (Photo via Columbia Pictures)

9. Almost Famous on Netflix: How did you spend your summer? If you didn’t spend it on tour with the hottest band of the year, pretending to be a reporter for Rolling Stone, your summer exploits can’t even compare. Unless you dove into a pool from a roof screaming “I AM A GOLDEN GOD!” (Photo via Columbia Pictures)

10. The Seven Year Itch on Netflix and Amazon: Summer in the city is rough. And if one person knows that all too well, it’s Marilyn Monroe. That iconic shot of her over the subway grate is from this film. We can only imagine the desperate situation she must have been in in order to get her only breeze from the passing trains. (Photo via 20th Century Fox)

How else are you celebrating the end of summer? Let us know @BritandCo!

(Featured photo via Vestron Pictures)