SCREEN ON THE GREEN
Our Top Pick: Psycho, Monday, August 6 at sunset
Even if you're not into Hitchcock thrillers, hearing the sounds of this movies iconic soundtrack reflect off the walls of the national monuments should be spectacular.
Additional details about the festival: Runs July 16 - August 12 on the National Mall between 7th and 12th Streets
ROSSLYN OUTDOOR FILM FEST
Our Top Pick: All The President's Men, Friday, July 13, 8 p.m.
One of the finest political movies ever made, this is the true story of the two Washington Post reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal. Also, Robert Redford looks super hot.
Additional details about the festival: Runs June 1 - August 24 at Gateway Park (just 2 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro
NOMA SUMMER SCREEN 2012
Our Top Pick: War Games, Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m.
This '80s classic is the ultimate Cold War movie. Or at least the only one that starred Matthew Broderick, whose penchant for video games almost started World War III.
Additional details about the festival: Runs May 23 - August 8 on L Street between 2nd + 3rd Streets, NE
CAPITOL RIVERFRONT SUMMER OUTDOOR MOVIES 2012
Our Top Pick: The Goonies, Thursday, June 21, 8:45 p.m.
Heeeey, youuuuu guys! The Goonies should be watched outdoors at least once per summer, preferably with a tub of Rocky Road ice cream and a few Baby Ruths in tow.
Additional details about the festival: Runs May 24 - July 26 at Tingey Plaza, 100 Tingey St., SE (just one block from Navy Yard metro)
MOVIES ON THE POTOMAC AT NATIONAL HARBOR
Our Top Pick: Spaceballs, Friday, September 7, 8:30 p.m.
Hands down, this is the best Star Wars spoof we've ever seen. Also the best Mel Brooks movie, in our humble opinions. Indeed, Spaceballs is amazeballs. May the schwartz be with you.
Additional details about the festival: Runs May 25 - September 28 on Waterfront Street at the National Harbor in Maryland
BETHESDA OUTDOOR MOVIES
Our Top Pick: Stand By Me, Tuesday, July 24, 9 p.m.
This Steven King classic features cast of everyone cool young man from the '80s—the Corey Feldman, young River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Kiefer Sutherland, Jerry O'Connell... It makes us want to come of age again. Additional details about the festival: Runs July 24-28 at Woodmont Triangle, near the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues
COMCAST OUTDOOR FILM FESTIVAL IN ALEXANDRIA
Our Top Pick: Mission Impossible—Ghost Protocol, Friday, July 13, 8:30 p.m.
We had to include an action movie, so why not this one? Plus, Jeremy Renner is in it and he's awesome.
Additional details about the festival: Runs July 13-14 at Waterfront Park, 1A Prince Street in Alexandria.
CRYSTAL SCREEN 2012
Our Top Pick: When Harry Met Sally, Monday, August 26, At sunset
One of the only romantic comedies that doesn't make you with you were both blind and deaf, When Harry Met Sally made Meg Ryan America's sweetheart. It's also genuinely funny.
Additional details about the festival: Runs June 4 - August 27 at 18th and Bell Streets, directly across from the Crystal City metro.