The Definitive Summer Movie List - A Letterboxd Community Survey

If you're like me, summer and movies are inextricably linked. For us, it's hard to think of summers past without thinking of trips to the movies. It's hard to watch a certain movie on DVD without thinking of the theater where you first saw it or of the people with whom you saw it. It's hard to hear a certain song from a movie soundtrack without being to transported to the summer it was released.

So, what is your favorite summer-released movie? What is THE film that takes you back and holds your most significant, summer movie-going memory and why? These may not be the best movies ever made, but they stand out to you.

Let's build a list, shall we? I'll pick the first one. You guys help me with the rest!

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  • Back to the Future
  • Jaws
  • The Dark Knight
  • Independence Day
  • Jurassic Park
  • Batman
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
  • The X Files
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
  • Wayne's World
  • Armageddon
  • The Goonies
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Stand by Me
  • Shrek 2
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • The Sandlot
  • Inception