Being out in the sun is overrated. Even if you live amid picture-perfect paradise, there's only so much nature you can take before you need to get back inside to watch a movie, and the summer is a great time for some excellent films.

Since the mid-1970s, so-called "summer movies" have been the blockbusters that everyone sees and movie studios rely on to keep throwing millions of dollars at A-list celebrities.

Sure, there are still thoughtful, dramatic pieces, but they don't stand a chance during the summer, because that's when the movies are let off their chains and we get the movies that America wants to see.

We are an ugly people, but we know what we like: low-brow comedy, spaceships and lots of explosions.

Let's take a look at some of the movies you might want to enjoy after a day next to the pool.