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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Classic Summer Love Movies

Summer is quickly approaching (June 21 for the US). I thought it would be fun to put together a list of classic (vintage) movies about Summer and falling in love. I LOVE a good love story. I love romance. All of these movies have a beautiful message. Have you seen these?

Roman Holiday (1953): She's a princess. He's a reporter. She wants to experience a "normal" life and runs away. He helps her to experience "normality" and what it's like to have FUN. They fall in love.Gotta love Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Gorgeous shots of Rome in this movie.

Shag: The Movie (1989): Four southern girls plan a Summer break (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina) filled with fun. Three are single. One (Phoebe Cates) is engaged. Phoebe Cates, who is engaged, meets a handsome guy. Conflicted on whether to marry her fiancee (rich) or be with the guy (not rich) she just met, she has to make a choice. Who will she choose? The acting was really bad in this movie, but it was SO funny. What made up for it were the beautiful dresses they wore, hair, makeup and songs.

Valley Girl (1983): I think this was the third movie Nicolas Cage ever made (first he was billed in). He is so hilarious in this. This is about a guy from the wrong side of the tracks who meets a girl from a "nice" family (of course from the Valley). The Valley talk gets on your nerves throughout the movie, but the way these two connect and how he pursues her will touch your heart. Plus if you love 80's music, you'll love the songs featured in this movie. It's a cute little story.

Dance With Me (1998): I love this movie. The latin music, professional latin dancing, costumes and makeup are so gorgeous. Vanessa Williams is a professional dancer that participates in professional latin competitions and teaches at a dance studio. Her heart is prisoner to a pompous-asshole that she had a child with (he's also a professional latin dancer). Chayanne, is new to the dance studio and is smitten with her from very first glance. She dismisses him. He never gives up. Asshole rejects her. Chayanne is their to save the day. LOL Oops! Did I tell you everything?

None of these movies are stressful. They're very light-hearted. That's why I chose them. Sometimes we need that in our lives. If you have any favorite Summer LOVE movies, please leave them in my comment's box below. I would love to watch them. Enjoy!


Unknown said...

roman holidays is a must!!
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LoveT. said...

Nicolas Cage ,really cute :)

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Unknown said...

I will check out the valley girl for sure...Thank you for this post dear.....xoxoxo....^_^


Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

They all sound wonderful. Ive only seen Roman Holiday; I love it. I will need to check out the others and probably watch Roman Holiday again :) Have a lovely week, Kim!

Unknown said...

I've never seen any of these! How terrible of me. I always miss out on the classics. I'm not usually a fan of old movies (or the cinema altogether, in fact) so I'm not searching around for films to watch. I do love a good romcom though. Never fails to please. Rosemary x


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The Dainty Dolls House said...

I haven't seen these in years. Valley Girl used to play on the tv so much growing up, lol! Good ole' 80's!! These are great to watch at night after coming in from the sunshine!! Love it, have a great day doll xx

Unknown said...

Hey Kim..Cool post and I loveeeNicolas Cage.



Lilli said...

Yes! Ive seen all of these Kim, Roman Holiday in particular is always my ever fav! I agree with you, sometimes we also need something stressful to watch, especially now in summer. Many kisses dear Kim, have a great Wed! xo

Emmylou said...

Out of all these movies, I've only seen Roman Holiday....eeeek! Time to update my to-watch list.

As for my summer love movies, I've always been partial to Grease...hehe

oomph. said...

good picks! i love nick cage...will put these on my summer list!! thanks!

Jackie Harrison said...

Great selection of movies

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So beautiful pics! <3

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Unknown said...

roman holiday is one of my all-time favorite movies! i love gregory peck! (and audrey of course)


Great selections. I used to own 'Dance with me' that was such a great film. I love summertime and mostly because when selected cities have summer films in the park. :)
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Mica said...

Oh wow, I hadn't heard of any of these movies Kim! I always learn a little something when I come to your blog :)

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Stanislava E. said...

Hope to get some time to see these! Mid-terms are coming soon but after that I'll come back to choose a movie! Thanks for sharing!


Coco said...

I'd love to watch Shag, sounds so funny!
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SprinklesofStyle said...

I love the selection and I agree summer movies are great - after long days on the beach to come home and watch a classic is perfect! :)

Layla xx


MaysaAndSunshine said...

I haven't seen any of these. Perhaps one day I will sit down and watch them when I have more time. Old movies looks so charming. Thank you for sharing, Kim.

Sam said...

I love your suggestions, I really need to get copies of these. Thanks for your opinion on my last post...hope your week is going well.

TheTinyHeart said...

I actually haven't seen any of these! I need to get to watching :)

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Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

I haven't watched any of these Kim, I need to try and track them down ;)

Emdem said...

Haven't actually watched any of these except for Roman Holiday, loved that one. <3 Wow, a young Nicholas Cage and a grown up Phoebe Cates! :D And Dance With Me sounds interesting too, esp. with Vanessa Williams in it, haha, no you didn't tell everything. Erm, mine is Grease that movie. Thanks for sharing!


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I've seen all of these except for the last one! Roman Holiday is one of my all time favorites and I try to watch it at least once every few years. Love Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck was so handsome!

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Hélène Heath said...

I love your movie picks, they're such classics! I think Dirty Dancing (both the original and Havana Nights) would fit perfectly within this list!

xx Hélène

Jane said...

kim i love your taste! and roman holiday for sure! audrey hepburn was my mama's favorite so i grew up watching her films :)

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Kim, I love an old movie and Roman Holiday is a good one! Thanks for the suggestions. Have a great day.

ALLIE NYC said...

What a great idea! Shag and Valley Girl haha I totally have to rent these!

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Sara said...

OMG this is the best! I haven't seen ANY of these movies, I totally want to now! I wonder if I can get Kyle to watch some of these?

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

I've only watched the first and the last ones. :) so something else for me to enjoy - thank you for the list, Kim! x

Annie Sand said...

These are perfect movies for those rainy days when you can't go outside. It's so cozy lying and watching a movie while the raindrops are pattering on the window. I wish you a darling day!

Annie Sand said...

These are perfect movies for those rainy days when you can't go outside. It's so cozy lying and watching a movie while the raindrops are pattering on the window. I wish you a darling day!

Unknown said...

I will absolutely have to watch these other films. Roman Holiday is always a treat.


Unknown said...

These all sound absolutely perfect for lazy summer nights! I'm definitely going to watch the Audrey Hepburn movie... Love her. :) Thanks for the suggestions.


nancy @ adore to adorn said...

ahh! These movies. So classic. Totally brings up the summer season vibe!!



Unknown said...

Such a great list! I just watched Roman Holiday recently - great movie

Corinne said...

Haha! What a great list. Have you ever watched Cry Baby? It's such a fun, tongue in cheek film. I love it.

Corinne x

Jessica said...

I really enjoy classic movies, I didn't have watched those movies you posted yet, but they're already on my list! =D



Glamour ZONE said...

great selection of movies
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jo said...

Hi Kim, I have to check out Valley Girl, love Nicholas Cage! Thank you so much for your kind words on my recent post. Everything I said is truly from my heart. I'm so lucky to have you as my blogging friend. Enjoy your vacation!

xoxo Jo


Unknown said...

I love classic movies although I have never watched Shag!

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Dirty dancing!! of course, I love classic movies :3


Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Dirty dancing!! of course, I love classic movies :3


Chic Delights said...

I love Roman Holiday. funny Face is one of my favourite Audrey movies. When it comes to Summer movies that featured travel, my favourite are Woody Allen films like Midnight in Paris, Vicki Cristina Barcelona and Match Point.

Unknown said...

I just saw the Dance with me, but want to see the rest!


Cee said...

Would you believe that the only one of these movies I've ever seen in Roman Holiday? Of course, to make up for it I've seen that one at least twenty times - it's one of my favourites. I'll have to pop myself some popcorn and get started on the rest of this list!

Darcy said...

Gotta love classic movies like these!!

The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Me too! I love a good love story movie and this is such a cute post. Did you forget Grease :))?


The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Me too! I love a good love story movie and this is such a cute post. Did you forget Grease :))?


Unconventional Secrets said...

love them all...my favourite Roman holiday
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Unknown said...

I love love an old series or old movie because just not only romance, great massages, lol, I also love to look at an old fashion outfit!! The romance holiday is the lovely to watch. Have a wonderful day Kim.


Miss Erin said...

Audrey,Audrey anything with Audrey is love !
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Unknown said...

Ahh, I love this post Kim and I can't believe I haven't seen these. I feel like my mom always used to be watching them and I never paid attention so I definitely need to check out the classics again. My summer movie pics have to be My Best Friend's Wedding, The Sandlot, and Grease. :))

Great post!

Jenn said...

I've never seen any of these! I should really catch up on movies. I haven't seen one in a really long time! Thanks for all your suggestions. :)

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Unknown said...

I haven't seen any of these! What a brilliant idea. Old classic films and summer. It makes me think of the big screens that get put up in the park at the beach over here for summer. Missing it right now since winter is here and the grey skies are taking over :(

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Samantha Mariko said...

I really need to watch these... I love the idea of cozying up for a good oldie with some popcorn! hope you are having a great week Kim!

Dylan & Berry said...

These are some great suggestions because I haven't seen any of them! I usually watch musicals but I think it's about time I try other classics <3
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Tales of Whimsy said...

Roman Holiday is SUCH fun.
I adore Shag!!!!!!
YAY Dance With Me. I used to have the soundtrack. It's awesomeeee.
I can't say I've seen Valley Girl.

Unknown said...

Great picks to wash
Nicolas Cage he is so handsome :)
Great post

Unknown said...

Great picks to wash
Nicolas Cage, he is so handsome
Great post

Shannon Rice said...

I have not seen any of these movies...definitely have some catching up to do!

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Unknown said...

Sadly I have not watched any of these movies!! I will definitely have to check them out though! My favorite summer love movie to watch is a walk to remember! It's not a classic but I do love me so Nicholas sparks books turned into movies!

littlemissandrea said...

Hehehe.. I'm a sucker for romance too! I've actually never seen any of these but plan on doing so!

Ana Silva said...

Oh gosh I never seen that movies but I've seen a lots of familiar faces!!! New follower*

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Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

I've only seen Dance With Me! 2 of my faves are Dirty Dancing - Nobody puts Baby in a corner! LOL

And also Grease! I love to sing along to all the songs! :)

Unknown said...

Love your selection! Great movies! The last one I didn't see yet, but I will for sure! I am still in love with the movie Grease, one of my old time favourites

Carmen said...

Oh how cool! Now I wanna see some of them ;)

Unknown said...

These are some great picks! I can't wait to add these to my list of movies to watch!

Jessica said...

Have a great day! =D



Unknown said...

Roman Holidays is my favourite (maybe it's beacuse I'm Italian :))


Mikka said...

Love your suggestions, can't wait to watch old movies of Audrey again and be inspired by her style. I love Audrey Tautou's movies as well, Priceless is one of my favourite movie of her :)

Tina Bradley said...

Oh, Kim! You've featured some great ones, here! I adore Roman Holiday (Audrey, actually--any movie of hers--I adore.). xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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crafty-zone said...

I haven't seen all of these films yet, but I adore Roman Holiday with Audrey :)


Ahleessa said...

I love Valley Girl. I wonder what happened to the actress. I always thought she was cute especially in the music video. I can't recall t he name. :/


Maddie said...

I haven't actually seen any of those movies! Thank you very much for this list- I will definitely watch all those classics over this summer! :)


Unknown said...

i love romantic movies! i just added dance with me on my list to watch on netflix!!!

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inge said...

Such a great post . I love roman holiday probably as much for the clothes

Federica Di Nardo said...

Fantastic movies <3

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fabulouspetite said...

So agree, life is too short to have all the stress. Although we can't avoid it but the less stress the better. These movies are classic and great picks. I love watching movies that after watching it makes me feel giddy, happy and going to sleep with a smile in my face.


fabulouspetite said...

So agree, life is too short to have all the stress. Although we can't avoid it but the less stress the better. These movies are classic and great picks. I love watching movies that after watching it makes me feel giddy, happy and going to sleep with a smile in my face.


Style Sense Moments said...

I love good romantic movie, I remember how much I enjoyed watching Dance with me!!! ;) xo


Jo said...

These are such great recommendations, Kim. They sound like really cool summer movies.

Oh I really should watch Roman Holiday. It's strange I seem to only like Audrey Hepburn's style the best in Breakfast at Tiffany's that I did not think of watching this.

Dance movies are always good no matter the plot coz I mean, everyone watch dance movies for the dances right? But one thing, why do the characters in the middle look like wax figurines? And Vanessa Williams as in the singer?

Shag and Valley Girl sounds like those cheesy retro movies that would make me cringe yet laugh out loud and say "Oh well, these are retro movies." And you're right about loving 80s songs and checking out the dresses, hair and make up. Sort of reminds me of the upcoming summer movie Walking on Sunshine. The plot seems outta the world cliched but for the 80s music, I might just catch it.

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PAPS said...

I love these types of movies. I can watch them over and over again.

S said...

i totally remember watching dance with me, vanessa williams is such a doll in it! and omg how funny does nic cage look in his youth?!

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LyddieGal said...

I have not seen any of these, but I'll definitely be adding a few to my netflix queue!
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Unknown said...

oooh Sorry I'm a little behind on my comments Kim! Lots going on but this post hit home. Summer movies are so much fun and my favorite from the list from the top, Roman Holiday! One of my favorite Audrey movies. Her the ice cream and the spanish steps in Rome. aaaah!




Unknown said...

I love the description you gave of each movie. I will let you in on a little secret. I haven't seen any of the movies but, Roman Holiday captured my attention. I will definitely be checking it out.

I love how you said it was light-hearted and fun and we do need the simplicity in our life. Love it!!

Joie Fatale said...

Man I haven't seen Valley Girl since I was a kid! And, I love Roman Holiday, but I haven't seen the other two movies.

Lorena said...

I've never seen Roman Holiday and now kind of wanna see Valley Girl, just to see Nicolas Cage -
of course I loved the last movie with Chayanne… he's such a good singer and dancer.

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