Favorite Summertime Movies

by ranksfornothin | created - 03 Jul 2017 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

Summer, summer, suumertime! Here is a Ranks for Nothin' podcast fantasy draft style list of our Favorite Summertime Movies. Our friend Caleb Pena came by to chat with us while this list was developed for episode 029. Be sure to check out the Ranks for Nothin' Podcast for more ranked lists as well as general discussion about movies, TV, music, games, and more.

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1. Weekend at Bernie's (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

32 Metascore

Two losers try to pretend that their murdered employer is really alive, leading the hitman to attempt to track him down to finish him off.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart, Terry Kiser

Votes: 42,636 | Gross: $30.22M

Sean's 1st Pick. (1st Overall.)

2. Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy

35 Metascore

Five siblings are left alone all summer when their mom leaves town and the evil babysitter bites the dust.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Christina Applegate, Joanna Cassidy, John Getz, Josh Charles

Votes: 23,994 | Gross: $25.20M

Mike's 1st Pick. (2nd Overall.)

3. Surf Ninjas (1993)

PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Two boys learn from a mysterious warrior that they are the heirs to the throne of Patusan and set out to overthrow the current monarchy.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: Ernie Reyes Sr., Rob Schneider, Ernie Reyes Jr., Nicolas Cowan

Votes: 6,931 | Gross: $4.92M

Caleb's 1st Pick. (3rd Overall.)

4. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

Votes: 131,074 | Gross: $43.22M

Caleb's 2nd Pick. (4th Overall.)

5. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

75 Metascore

After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 319,576 | Gross: $52.29M

Mike's 2nd Pick. (5th Overall.)

6. Dazed and Confused (1993)

R | 102 min | Comedy

78 Metascore

The adventures of high school and junior high students on the last day of school in May 1976.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jason London, Wiley Wiggins, Matthew McConaughey, Rory Cochrane

Votes: 141,172 | Gross: $7.99M

Sean's 2nd Pick. (6th Overall.)

7. Heavy Weights (1995)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Tom McGowan, Aaron Schwartz, Ben Stiller, David Goldman

Votes: 22,012 | Gross: $17.69M

Sean's 3rd Pick. (7th Overall.)

8. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

87 Metascore

A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wreaking havoc in a beach resort.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 486,562 | Gross: $260.00M

Mike's 3rd Pick. (8th Overall.)

9. Independence Day (1996)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

59 Metascore

The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy Earth. Fighting superior technology, mankind's best weapon is the will to survive.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell

Votes: 478,703 | Gross: $306.17M

Caleb's 3rd Pick. (9th Overall.)



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