Summer is prime time to escape the heat by hunkering down in a nice, cool movie theater to enjoy the latest technological display of explosions. However, you don’t need to shell out the money for a movie ticket to see a great film. Rent one of these classic films, set up an outdoor projector, and pop some popcorn.

01

JURASSIC PARK (1993)

Odds are that you have already seen or are going to see this summer’s biggest blockbuster: JURASSIC WORLD (2015), but take a moment to re-watch the original movie, which is everything good about Jurassic World and more.

 

02

GOODFELLAS (1990)

Often acclaimed as one of the best films ever made, GOODFELLAS celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro are at their best in this exciting film chronicling a New York City crime family.

03

LIFE ITSELF (2014)

Check out this recent documentary covering the final days of film critic Roger Ebert. Traveling from reflections on mortality to the eternal heart of cinema, LIFE ITSELF examines the one of the world’s most influential critics.

04

BATMAN (1989)

No summer movie list is complete without at least one superhero film. Pretty much everyone has seen Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, but Tim Burton’s 1989 version has enough quirkyness and mayhem to remain worthy of a watch. Starring Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson as Bruce Wayne and the Joker, BATMAN offers another take on a timeless superhero.

05

THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (2004)

Embracing the excitement and freedom of adventure, THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES follows the journey of Ernesto Guevara across South America. Throughout Ernesto’s trip he is influenced and transformed by his observations of social injustice. Based on a true story, Ernesto Guevara would later be known as the iconic revolutionary figure, Che Guevara.