What are the best summer movies?

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    #1Wet Hot American Summer

    Wet Hot American Summer

    Wet Hot American Summer is a satirical comedy film directed by David Wain starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, and Michael Showalter released on August 13, 2002.


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    May Deng
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Here are the best summer 2018 movies to prepare yourself for. Avengers: Infinity War (April 27) Deadpool 2 (May 18) Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25) Ocean's 8 (June 8) Hereditary (June 8) Incredibles 2 (June 15) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (June 22) Sicario 2: Soldado (June 29)"
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    #250 First Dates

    50 First Dates

    50 First Dates is a romantic comedy film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore following their first movie since The Wedding Singer. This film is directed by Peter Segal and released on February 13, 2004.


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    Megan Kelley
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "I remember watching this movie when I was a teenager and loving it, and recently was in the mood to watch something with a summer vibe to match the changing of the seasons, when 50 First Dates popped into my mind. This movie was filmed on location in Hawaii, and has all the sun and beach that one would need. Drew Barrymore's character has her typical, carefree personality which suits the setting so well, and one of the more memorable scenes involves a song from the kings of summer, The Beach Boys. It was just what I needed to watch to get me in the mood for the upcoming summer!"
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    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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    Anna Turner
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "A timeless classic in 'true' horror. Even if graphics are terrible - remember this film is from 1975! - the horror and fear comes through. This is a movie not to be missed. Brace yourself and try to figure out how to feel safe at the beach and on a boat again!"
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    #4The Goonies

    The Goonies

    The Goonies is a timeless classic, reuniting the talent of Spielberg, Richard Donner and Chris Columbus, that created an epic adventure. A bunch of children all of different ages will go on a treasure hunt for a pirate's treasure when they find a map hidden,  that will help the family of Mikey and Brand to pay the money to save their house from being demolished, 


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    Jack Matthews
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "The Goonies is a great movie from my childhood. This cult classic is fun, unique and very entertaining. This film is action packed, fun, and contains many iconic moments. This isnt a summer movie so doesn't belong on this list. With that said if you havent seen this it is a must watch!"
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    #5Call Me By Your Name

    Call Me By Your Name

    Call Me By Your Name is an Italian dramatic romance motion picture that stars Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, and Michael Stuhlbarg. It was directed by Luca Guadagnino and was based on a novel by André Aciman.


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    Julia Saume
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "A beautiful coming of age movie that takes place over the course of an Italian Summer"
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    #6Mamma Mia!

    Mamma Mia!
    Mamma Mia! is a musical film directed by Phyllida Lloyd based on the Broadway musical of the same name, with songs from pop group ABBA. Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, and Amanda Seyfried head the cast.

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    Rebecca Russell
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "My all-time favorite musical movie! The movie is soo touching and it's perfect for watching this with your family on a Sunday night! Considering that the setting takes place in summer, I love the plot and besides, Sophie is sooo beautiful!!"
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    #7Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom is a dramatic and comedic adventure motion picture that stars Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, and Bruce Willis. It was written and directed by Wes Anderson and premiered on May 16, 2012, in the Cannes Film Festival.


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    Teresa Fields
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "Sam and Suzy are sooo cute in this movie, and though there was a calamity on this film, it's a must-watch film especially during the summer. The movie and the time setting are well depicted, i didn't even know it was made in 2012!"
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    #8Charlie St. Cloud

    Charlie St. Cloud

    Charlie St. Cloud is a film starring Zac Efron and Kim Basinger based on the acclaimed bestseller book of the same name written by Ben Sherwood. This is directed by Burr Steers.


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    Grace Meng
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "The reason I watched this movie is because I LOVE ZAC EFRON! Ever since I watched him in High School Musical... This movie is just different!! It made me cryyy so much I don't know if I still wanna watch films like this. It has a great lesson though and it's a good summer movie to watch with your sibling!"
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    #9The Do-Over

    The Do-Over

    The Do-Over is an action comedy Netflix original film directed by Steven Brill starring Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Paula Patton. It was first released in Los Angeles then worldwide on May 27, 2016. 


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    Joan Fowler
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "A great plot twist! At first my boyfriend and I found this boring but as it continued to play on, it has a good twist to tell. We watched this last summer and though it's one you will not remember very well, the deeper story is what will make you remember it when you see the title, The Do-Over! Ofc I won't spoil."
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    Adventureland is an American coming-of-age comedy film written and directed by Greg Mottola released in 2009 starring Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, and Bill Hader.


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    Amanda Snyder
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "I was just 16 when I saw this film and Kristen Stewart was even younger when this was released. Movie setting literally happened in summer, and obviously, it's the reason why the movie is here on the list. It's a good film tho."
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    #11The Avengers

    The Avengers

    The Avengers is a superhero action and fantasy movie directed by Joss Whedon. It was the first major crossover in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and starred Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth. It was released in 2012.


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    Evelyn Lawson
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "The Avengers was a blockbuster hit when it premiered in the summer of 2012. It quickly became a favorite movie of mine, combining the comedy and action you might desire for a warm July night."
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    #12Now and Then

    Now and Then

    Now and Then is a romantic comedy and drama motion picture that stars Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, and Rosie O'Donnell. It was directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and was written for the screen by I. Marlene King.


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    Rose Dixon
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "A very young demi moore! I just love how group of friends reminisced what happend during the summer when they where soo young! I've seen this film when I was in high school and it kinda reminded me of my close friends. I haven't even seen them ever since we graduated in high school :(("
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    #13The Kings Of Summer

    The Kings Of Summer

    The Kings Of Summer is a coming of age comedy film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and it first hit the theaters on May 31, 2013, starring Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso,  and Moises Arias.


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    Wang Sun
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Cool movie! I like how these group of guy friends came up with a funny idea of living off the land!! anyways, it's a great summer film to watch with friends especially if you're into adventures."
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    #14Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman tells the story of Diana, who was trained to be an unconquerable warrior and Amazon queen. Everything was changed when an American pilot, crashes there and recounts the terrible conflict.


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    Timothy Chen
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "This is a fun and very exciting film for all ages to enjoy. I seen it with my brother and niece and we all had a blast! The characters are top notch and the acting is just so well done. This is highly recommended from me. One of the best of the year."
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    #15Iron Man

    Iron Man

    Iron Man is a science fiction and superhero movie directed by John Favreau. It was released in 2008 as the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It starred Robert Downey Jr.,  Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges.


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    Henry Ortega
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This is the film that got me into the super-heroes universe. I adored this movie. Robert Downey Jr was fantastic. Great plot and fantastic action scenes kept me hooked. "
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    #16The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a comedy-drama movie directed by Ken Kwapis starring Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, and Amber Tamblyn in 2005. It was based on the novel of the same name by Ann Brashares. 


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    Beverly Wong
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "I've read the book before watching the film and so far they're somewhat close with each other. The film though is just a lil shorter, i mean there are missing scenes but that's understandable. My bestfriend and I just watched this again last summer because we were bored and besides, the film is pretty good. "
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    #17Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy is a superhero, fantasy, and comedy film directed by James Gunn. It was released in 2014. It starred Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Dave Batista, and guest Vin Diesel. It is a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


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    Catalina Vidal
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe."
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    #18Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall is a romantic comedy film directed by Nicholas Stoller starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Russell Brand, and Bill Hader released on September 30, 2008.


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    Anna Zhu
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Just got the DVD with a Spanish subtitles for my Spanish boyfriend. We watched this movie together and he enjoyed it as much as I did! It's a comedy-drama combined with a great storyyyyyY!"
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    #19Dirty Dancing

    Dirty Dancing

    Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama dance film, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. Spending the summer at a Catskills resort, Frances "Baby" Houseman falls in love with the camp's dance instructor, Johnny Castle.


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    Stephanie Ward
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Probably the best dance performance of the summer! This is an old film but for me it just never gets old! I love how the two characters dance!!! "
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    Moana is an animated adventure film directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. It was first released on November 23, 2016, by Walt Disney Animation Studios. It featured the voices of Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Rachel House.


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    Ai Dai
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "My 4-year-old niece always watches this movie and in fact, I also memorized almost all the songs in the movie because I always hear it play on our living room! It's a perfect summer setting considering that there's an island and a beach ofc, great movie for kids!"


Best What are the best summer movies
1Wet Hot American SummerMovies 32 Paid
250 First DatesMovies 27 Paid
3JawsMovies 26 Paid
4The Goonies Movies 26 Paid
5Call Me By Your NameMovies 23 Paid
6Mamma Mia!Movies 22 Paid
7Moonrise KingdomMovies 19 Paid
8Charlie St. CloudMovies 18 Paid
9The Do-OverMovies 17 Paid
10AdventurelandMovies 15 Paid

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