Released in 1987, but taking place in 1963, it's the summer every girl wants: dancing with Patrick Swayze and coming into your own.
Released in 1993, but taking place in 1962, this is the perfect summer of baseball and shenanigans with your best friends. This is without doubt one of my all-time favorite movies because it feels like home no matter where I watch it. It makes me want to take my Chucks out of the closet and go get some grass stains.
J.J. Abrams did a few things brilliantly with this movie - he kind of recreated the cast of The Sandlot (I swear it's not THAT much of a stretch) and he created the perfect throwback to his childhood of alien movies and everyone else's summer of getting into trouble in the neighborhood.