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Stylist staff pick their favourite films for summer

Summer, summer, summertime (to quote the inimitable DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince).

It's our favourite time of year - and also the most film-friendly. Where would our lives be without the snap crackle of Fried Green Tomatoes, the ominous baseline of Jaws, the steamy passion of Dirty Dancing, the cheesy delights of Grease or the unforgettable vision of Forrest Gump running through the woods and fields of rural Alabama?

These movies bring to life that mysterious blend of hedonism and reckless opportunity that only summertime can bring. They capture the power and delicious temptation of new romances, new opportunities and the possibility to re-invent yourself. In short, they're a delight.

Come check out our favourite seasonal flicks to cheer in the sun with, from age-old classics to modern offerings and stalwarts of the early 90s:

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