Movie Marathon Ideas for the Last Days of Summer
We’re past the honeymoon stage of summer. As the mosquito bites and flaky sunburns settle in, going outside starts to feel like a drag. Embrace your inner blahs by throwing an end of summer heat movie marathon. Make some cocktails, invite your cat and refuse to get out of your PJs. Here are some marathon concepts to get you started.
Grab your high school pals and get ready for a day of watching movies we thought we were *so* indie for liking back then. See how they stand the test of time and prepare to fall in love all over again.
–Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
–I Heart Huckabees
Get ready to emote. We’re about to take a deep dive into movies that once made you feel good about feeling bad about life. The good news is, now you’re a grown up so you can drink booze while you watch them. Cheers.
–Lost in Translation
Can you believe we live in a world without Brittany Murphy, Paul Walker, and Heath Ledger? We cannot. Celebrate their legacies by watching some of their best flicks. WE MISS YOU GUYS!
–She’s All That
–Fast and the Furious
–10 Things I Hate About You
Remember being 13 and watching a movie full of women and deciding which character was you and which were your friends? Um, we never age out of doing this. Celebrate the art of the female friendship with a movie marathon dedicated to besties.
–The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
–The Sweetest Thing
–The Baby-Sitters Club
2017 has been shitty. Take a day to get some self-care by escaping into movies where women kick ass, literally or figuratively. This list will make you want to put on your boxing gloves and/or study math and law. Godspeed.
–The Devil Wears Prada
–Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
–The Force Awakens
We’re supposed to scoff at mediocre movies starring our favorite midriff-baring pop stars, but deep down we can’t. They’re just too goddam fun. Unapologetically appreciate the acting chops of your favorite teenybopper pop stars and/or American Idol winners. Singing along counts as a workout, so you might need some candy to fuel up.
–The Social Network
Becky Lang is a writer, creative director and occasional podcaster living in Minneapolis. She also likes to draw dogs and female protagonists.