10 films and TV series to help get summer started right this holiday weekend

Summertime often means vacations, barbecues, waterslides, popsicles and other fun stuff. However, some of the downsides of the season — think sunburn, mosquito bites, holiday traffic and heat-induced irritability — might make you want to stay in the air conditioning and sample the sights and sounds of summer that Hollywood has to offer. From sun-dappled beaches to steamy urban settings, placing a movie or TV show in the hottest months is a quick way to evoke nostalgic feelings among viewers or drum up visual tension on the screen.

Here are some movies and shows that help capture that elusive summer spirit.

ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times

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