It hasn't just been hot lately. It's been hot and dry.
While movie theaters are a cool respite in weather like this, we asked readers to dredge up some films that take place amid drought.
A little research of our own dusted up a few more titles.
Lots of movies from the Great Depression conjure images of drought, though the plotlines don't necessarily roll around in it.
"O Brother Where Art Thou" tracks prisoners on the run, "Places in the Heart" visits parched cotton fields, "Paper Moon" hits dusty backroads with a traveling salesman, and "Bound for Glory" bonds Woody Guthrie with migrant farm workers and hobos. All four were multiple Oscar nominees.
Real drought? Here's what readers came up with.
Click through our slideshow gallery to see what readers said are the best drought movies.