Adventureland and the Ten Best ‘One Crazy Summer’ Movies of All Time


Adventureland, out this week, is but the latest entry in the "One Crazy Summer" movie genre — films taking place over a single, wild, warm-weather season. Summer is when important stuff happens to young people, arguably cinema's favorite demographic, but more importantly, it is the season of abandon, in ways both good and bad. We've already brought you our list of One Crazy Night movies; here, find our season-specific picks, encompassing everything from stories about sensitive teens discovering love to married adults discovering their upstairs neighbor is Marilyn Monroe.