Or if the temperature is fine, but you're still not leaving.

When it’s sweltering hot and the thought of going outside makes you want to cry and vomit simultaneously, you’re better off calling it a day and throwing on a movie. I don’t care if there are a million brunch spots to go to, or parks to visit. For me, nothing can top staying indoors and watching a good movie. Here is a list of the best movies to put on when it’s too hot to leave the house.

Dumb and Dumber

This is, hands down, the funniest movie ever made. All you need is a group of friends who love the movie as much as you do. (By love, we’re talking the ability to quote full scenes in the movie at any given moment.) Friends that can immediately finish quoting, “MOCK…”  If they don’t immediately respond with “YEAH!” they shouldn’t be invited.  The other reason to watch it? I guarantee you will catch a new joke you didn’t catch before because every scene in the movie is comedy gold.


Shut up. Don’t judge me. It’s one of the most beautiful movies of all time. And NO, Rose did NOT have room on that piece of wood floating in the ocean. Now, why is this movie good for the dead summer heat? For appreciation. You think your life is bad? Think of these guys. They’re stuck on a sinking ship sold to them as “the unsinkable ship.” Also, how cute are Kate and Leo together IRL? We always wished it turned into something more than friendship for those two. I still have hope.

Saving Private Ryan 

Hear me out.  I know this is a heavy one. It’s hard to be “in the mood” for a violent, three-hour WWII movie. But I have two words for you: Tom. Hanks.  T$ will captivate you the minute he opens his crazy-talented mouth.

J-Lo movies in general. (Specifically Maid in Manhattan, because it’s the worst.)

My boyfriend makes fun of me, but he’s definitely the one missing out. I’m not even going to say that J-Lo movies are my guilty pleasure anymore. I straight up love them. Watching this movie while downing an entire bottle of wine is key.  The acting is terrible, the writing is painful, and the scenarios are completely unrealistic. It’s perfect.

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski is a Coen brothers film, starring John Goodman (“STFU, Donny!”), Jeff Bridges, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, and Philip Seymore Hoffman, about “The Dude,” who gets caught in a crime mix-up with his bowling buddies. It’s a crowd-pleasing, hilarious, and impeccably acted movie. If you haven’t seen it, now’s the time to knock it off your list.

The Sandlot

Remember having a huge crush on Benny ‘The Jet’ Rodriguez? Or how about Wendy Peffercorn? If you’ve never seen this movie before, you’re killin’ me, Smalls.  For nostalgia alone, The Sandlot is a classic summer movie to throw on at any given moment.  It’s also a genuinely hilarious, inspirational movie about childhood friendships and baseball.  It’s a…home run if you will. 😦  I’m an L7 weenie.


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