Three Awesome Old-School Summer Vacation Movies!

 

Summer is really flying by! We are less than a month away from September and I haven’t even had a barbecue yet. What I am good at concerning summer is watching T.V., especially since my school break days. My summers are lived vicariously through vacation movies and here are three of my favorites.

National Lampoon’s Vacation

Clark Griswald takes his family on a road trip across the Midwest to the awesome Wally World (not Walmart). Everything bad that can happen does, including ingesting pee and a death of a family member, but this movie even makes that tragic event funny. Watch this movie if you have not.

National Lampoon's Vacation

Good luck on the road! You’ll need it!

One Crazy Summer

A high school graduate joins his buddy to spend the summer on Nantucket Island and gets into zany situations, surprisingly without the use of drugs and alcohol. He must also save the house of his female friend’s grandfather by winning a boat race. Just participating in a boat race would be a crazy summer for me. Who does these things?

one crazy summer

This is a crazy summer, is it not?

The Great Outdoors

John Candy brings his family to a cabin in a small wilderness town for vacation and his Yuppie brother-in-law, played by Dan Aykroyd, decides to crash their fun with his own family. There are funny situations that occur, but the gem of this movie is watching the comedic interactions between Candy and Aykroyd. This movie is a favorite and I watch at least once a year. It also tempts me to enter eating contest, but I feel weird when people watch me put things in my mouth.

the great outdoors

Two geniuses, one movie.

There are, of course, many other vacation movies that deserve mention but I decided to only list three for now. I will probably write another similar blog but I have to go. I’m starting to go into T.V. withdrawal.

 

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3 Responses to “Three Awesome Old-School Summer Vacation Movies!”

  1. Jason Says:

    Great choices! I have only seen One Crazy Summer a handful of times, so it’s not high on my list of summer movies. I would replace it with Summer Rental. I tend to gravitate to Chevy Chase or John Candy when it comes to eighties flicks, so maybe that’s the reason why.

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