What are the best summer films ever?

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    #1E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is a fantasy movie directed by Steven Spielberg starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote and Drew Barrymore in 1982. This film won two Golden Globe Awards and four Academy Awards. 

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    Ann Jordan
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "One of the most iconic films of all time! This isn't just a summer film folks. This is the real thing. Those young kids literally are the best actors in this movie. Also, that E. T. is cuddly and I daresay that if they came to conquer us, they would just have to light their thumbs and we'll bow down to their cuteness. HAHAHA!"
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    #2I Know What You Did Last Summer

    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    I Know What You Did Last Summer is an American slasher film released on October 17, 1997. The movie was directed by Jim Gillespie and stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Ryan Philippe, which runs for 101 minutes.

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    Joe Perry
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Truly one of the best scream-flick ever. Even if you know what would happen, you'll still be surprised and yes, scream! Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michell Gellar, and Ryan Philippe were so good on this film that it launched their careers."
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    #3Independence Day

    Independence Day

    Independence Day is a movie where communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos. At first, people think that meteors are causing the interference, but it's later revealed that it's caused by a gigantic spacecraft with alien species.

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    Jacqueline Morgan
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "This is the biggest blockbuster hit of its time. The plot of the movie was excellent that fans clamored for a sequel. Sadly, the sequel failed to live up to expectations so don't base what you know about that sequel. This is the movie that really catapulted Will Smith to superstardom and cemented Jeff Goldblum's status as one of the most versatile actors of his generation."
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    #4Jaws

    Jaws

    Jaws is a thriller film released in 1975 directed by Steven Spielberg, which is based on the 1974 novel of the same name written by Peter Benchley. This centers on man-eating great white shark which attacks beachgoers on Amity Island.

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    Carl Carpenter
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "I didn't dare go into the sea after watching this film. It has one of the most iconic soundtracks of all time and with a story that matches its eerieness. A great watch."
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    #5(500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer is a comedy film directed by Marc Webb. It was first released on July 17, 2009, by 20th Century Fox with an MPAA rating of PG-13. It starred Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. 

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    Deborah Hughes
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "For a chick-flick, this is actually a very sensible and thought-provoking movie. The kind that would let you think about your past and ask "what if?" The chemistry between Zooey and Joseph were so believable that you'd think they have been together!"
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    #6Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    Back to the Future is a sci-fi comedy movie directed by Robert Zemeckis starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, and Lea Thompson. It follows the adventures of a teenager and his friend, as a scientist creates a time machine with a car.

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    Mark Lane
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "Is there anything left to say about this classic? Back to the Future captured the minds of millions around the world with its time-travel concept. But it was really Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd who captured their hearts. And mine too. I still watch this film years later."
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    #7Inception

    Inception

    Inception is a sci-fi film by Warner Bros. Pictures. Released in 2010, Inception was directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a thief who infiltrates the subconscious of sleeping minds to steal secrets in exchange for his freedom.

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    Kelly Wilson
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "This film isn't one of you typical films. With a ground-breaking tech and concept, Inception became one of the best films of its time. The best I can think of to compare with to is the Matrix. And that film isn't so bad either."
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    #8Spider-Man

    Spider-Man

    Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi and written by David Koepp. It features Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, and Kirsten Dunst and tells about Peter Parker who gained spider-like abilities after being bitten by a spider. 

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    Brittany Curtis
    Written on July 4, 2018
    "I think this is the movie that helped re-launch the superhero genre. Too bad it didn't stay true to the original comics. But for a film that would be mentioned as one of the pillars of the superhero films, this film didn't do so bad. On the plus side, there was Toby and on the negative side, there was Toby. Don't get me wrong, he is a good actor. But I envisioned Spidey being young!"

Summary

Best What are the best summer films ever
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Movies 14 Paid
2I Know What You Did Last SummerMovies 12 Paid
3Independence DayMovies 11 Paid
4JawsMovies 11 Paid
5(500) Days of SummerMovies 8 Paid
6Back to the FutureMovies 5 Paid
7InceptionMovies 4 Paid
8Spider-ManMovies 2 Paid
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