There's nothing like an endless expanse of hot, summer days ahead to get the need for a little adventure going—and nothing to drum up that excitement quite like the ultimate summer movies. Now while there's always the option to lay on the sofa and watch said movies, we've helped you out by extracting the best ideas from each one—that is to say, how you can spend the next few months making crazy stories to tell everyone else come August, rather than turning into a couch potato. So observe the clips ahead and take notes! The summer of your life is just getting started...
The Sandlot (1993)
Adventure Inspiration: Play a game of baseball, head to the pool, and eat some s'mores.
Now and Then (1995)
Adventure Inspiration: Hop on bikes with your friends and belt your favorite songs while riding down a deserted dirt road.
Blue Crush (2002)
Adventure Inspiration: Head to the nearest beach, slather on the sunscreen, and take up surfing.
Dirty Dancing (1987)
Adventure Inspiration: Have a dance-off (and a summer fling)! Then eat some watermelon.
Adventure Inspiration: Hit up the amusement park or state fair and challenge someone to an arcade game competition.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Adventure Inspiration: Grab binoculars and a map, and go camping.
Parent Trap (1998)
Adventure Inspiration: Swap places with your long lost twin! Just kidding. You can still make up a super secret and very long handshake with your best friend, or challenge them to poker, though.
Stand By Me (1986)
Adventure Inspiration: Roundup your friends and go exploring. (But watch out for bears!)
The Goonies (1985)
Adventure Inspiration: Organize a scavenger hunt using an old map—X marks the spot!
Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure Inspiration: Pick your favorite band currently on tour and make it a goal to see them in at least four venues.
Ready for your adventure? Share this with friends to let them know what they're getting into this summer!