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Editors' Picks: The Metro.Style Team On Their Favorite Summertime Movies

Sure, it’s hot outside, but there’s something so captivating about summer. With the season in full swing, the Metro.Style team shares some of their favorite summer movies of all time.

 

The Stepford Wives (2004)

"My choice is not particularly about summer, but the clothes put together by costume designer Ann Roth for The Stepford Wives definitely are. The feminine dresses in pastels and florals, the wide-brimmed hats, and the dainty hair accessories featured throughout this film are styles that capture the spirit of summer––they’re garden-party perfection!”

Grace Libero, Executive Editor

 

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Call Me By Your Name is my ultimate summer movie of choice. It's such a sweet and pure love story that reminded me of how love comes at you fast, how unforeseen connections could turn into unforgettable ones, and how the most beautiful things could break your heart without bells and whistles… in a good way. Plus, it's set in the most picturesque, gram-worthy landscapes of Italy.  Who wouldn't be a sucker for that? I loved it so much because it left my emotions raw and my soul cleansed, just like what summer is really all about, right?”

Joan Ko, Multimedia Producer

 

Blue Crush (2002)

“I saw this movie back when I was in college, and it basically influenced me to live in board shorts, Billabong and Roxy t-shirts, and Havaianas flip flops! I just love the combination of the love story and the girl power aspect of it, even if I'm not really into surfing. It doesn't hurt that Hawaii looks great in the movie too! Surely a classic in my book.”

Kate Paras-Santiago, Fashion & Beauty Editor

 

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

La dolce vita. Set in a picturesque seaside town in 1950s Italy, can you blame Tom Ripley for wanting to steal the identity and lavish lifestyle of the carefree Dickie Greenleaf? Infatuated with the glamour of high society, Ripley  accepts an offer to retrieve an American scion from Italy. What he finds is a tan, charismatic playboy and his gorgeous fiancé living the life dreams are made of––and one he goes through extreme measures to obtain. Despite the dark turn the film takes, it paints the most aesthetically pleasing summer––from the idyllic settings to the beautiful cast––while making for an excellent thriller. Gwyneth Paltrow's Marge is also my ultimate summer style icon.”

Isabella Lichauco, Culture Editor

 

Almost Famous (2000)

“Cameron Crowe's 1970s-set masterpiece draws you in so deep into another decade that you can practically feel the leather pants of his rockstar leads brush up against you, and smell the cigarettes pinched between their fingers. The protagonist––a 17-year-old masquerading as an accomplished journalist––embodies the audience's collective adolescent fantasies of quitting school and going on an infinite holiday with celebrity icons; it's a plot full of nostalgia wish-fulfillment––the stuff that the best summers are made of.”

Sara de los Reyes, Staff Writer

 

A Good Year (2006)

“I really enjoyed watching this movie. It had a charming romantic feel. I felt like I was transported to another place. The gorgeous scenes of the sun-soaked countryside of Provence was a treat to the senses. The story was kind of simple, but the amazing cast made it just picture-perfect and real. A feel-good movie that's worth watching every now and then.”

Butchie Peña, Art Director

 

50 First Dates (2004)

“My go-to summer movie is 50 First Dates. The movie revolves around a veterinarian playboy named Henry (Adam Sandler) who falls in love with a Hawaiian girl named Lucy (Drew Barrymore). Henry realizes that Lucy suffers from a type of short-term memory loss, making it impossible for Lucy to remember him the next day. The on-screen chemistry between Adam and Drew never fails to show in this classic movie that will definitely give you that laidback summer romance vibe. Plus, it also features a nice, chill soundtrack––perfect for those summer trips to the beach with your beau.” 

Eli Montoro, E! News Coordinator

 

Jaws (1975)

Jaws gave a surprising effective thriller built on a very central level: terror. On an unmitigated cause-and-effect basis, it could be one of Spielberg's most magnificent masterpieces. The film is the best in blockbuster entertainment––a rigid, exhilarating thriller that reformulated modern cinema.”

Lady Singson, Social Media Specialist

 

The Parent Trap (1998)

“When I think of summer, I immediately remember the movie The Parent Trap. Starring Lindsay Lohan, the movie is about long lost twins switching places to try and reunite their parents. To be honest, I’ve watched this movie so many times to the point where I could easily recite all of the characters’ lines in the movie. Not only is the movie fun to watch, but the soundtrack is also worth mentioning with the songs, “Here Comes The Sun” and “L-O-V-E” coming to mind. To this day, The Parent Trap would have to be one of my all-time favorite movies! Summer camp, secret twins, reunited soulmates, what more could I ask for?”

Cara Tirona, Editorial Assistant

 

500 Days of Summer (2009)

500 Days of Summer feels just like a long summer fling, filled with sweet and beautiful moments, only to come to a heartbreaking and bitter end. Is it his fault? Is it her fault? Is it the world's fault for bringing them together only to rip them violently apart? So many questions, so many feels––perfect to meditate on with a beautiful sunset on the horizon and a drink in hand. And as if summer ain't hot enough, get treated to the sizzling hot Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the beautiful Zooey Deschanel.” 

Jovi Figueroa, Staff Writer

 

Stand by Me (1986)

“My fave summer movie is Stand by Me directed by Rob Reiner, which I saw as a kid when it came out in the late 80s. I admit it's not the happiest of movies, but it does happen in the summer, and captures that vibe––summertime boredom with nothing to do, hanging out with friends, and growing up a bit in the process––with a heavy dose of nostalgia.”

Nana Ozaeta, Food Editor

 

Mamma Mia! (2008)

“As a huge fan of musicals, Mamma Mia! will always be on my list of favorites. The musical-turned-movie is the story of an island girl (Amanda Seyfried) preparing for her wedding. In high hopes of finding out who her father is, she secretly invited three men from her mother's past to her big day. The twist? Her mom (Meryl Streep) had no idea what was about to happen! Mamma Mia! is a feel-good movie that has all the elements that make for a perfect summer movie: Abba classics, fun choreography, surprising plot twists, summer romance, and Greece!”

Hershey Neri, Staff Writer for Fashion & Beauty