What are the best summer movies of all time?

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    #1The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    The Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan reaches its peak with this second movie. The Dark Knight was released in 2008 and has featured Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Christian Bale, and the late actor Heath Ledger.


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    #2Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is the first movie in the Indiana Jones series. It is about Indiana Jones, an archaeology professor racing to find the legendary Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do and use it for bad purposes.


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    Frank Armstrong
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "This movie is one of the best classics of all time. I remember watching it for the first time five years ago and have watched it at least 3 more times since. The movie has a great and suspenseful plot. The story line is exciting from the beginning until the end. The graphic are obviously out of date but that is not a big deal in my mind. This is the kind of movie everyone needs to see at least once. "
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    #3Iron 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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    Jacqueline Payne
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "Iron Man is a good movie. I wouldn't say it's the best summer movie because there are better, but it is a good all around movie if you are looking for something action packed and exciting."


Did you know why Americans love summer movies? This may sound unbelievable, but the sweltering season is actually a time when most films turn into blockbuster hits. Yes, it’s easy to assume that people like flocking to the beaches and basking in the gleaming ray of sunshine. Of course, their experience is only half-baked without taking photos of their perfect body silhouettes. Perhaps some might even consider taking a summer getaway to be way better than watching a film inside an enclosed cool space such as the cinema. This might be widely true before the ’70s. However, the film landscape has changed since the release of Jaws, a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg. One of the best American movies in history, the film earned nearly half a billion dollars worldwide. It superseded other mega-hit Spielberg movies. This was a trailblazing feat for its time.

Prior to Jaws' release, Universal Studios bolstered its promotion. It spent nearly 2 million dollars in marketing and advertising. After watching the trailer, people immediately queued to buy tickets. The effort that the studio put into it became a touchstone for other studios. Once Jaws proved its success in the film sphere, studios learned how to springboard films into high demand during the hot season. Two years later, Star Wars patterned its strategy to that of Jaws, confirming the latter's formula for triumph. It made waves at the box office and experienced a lengthened theatrical stint. Now, Hollywood has become obsessed with creating films with huge advertising glitz during the season.

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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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    Lisa Kelly
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "It just wouldn't be summer without thinking of getting eaten by a shark. This book can be read over and over again. A perfect read for days on the beach or on the deck."
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    #5Guardians 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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    Daniel Dean
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I was not impressed with Guardians of the Galaxy when I saw it. In my opinion, the storyline and the characters were extremely shallow and the attempts at humor were somewhat corny. I watched this along with some friends and this movie failed to hold our attention. We didn't even finish the movie, it was that bad."
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    #6Wet 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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    #7Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow

    Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow

    Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow is a science-fiction movie starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and Bill Paxton. It was directed by Doug Liman and written by Christopher McQuarrie. The film was released in the USA on June 6, 2014.


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    Donna Delgado
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow was the best summer movie of its time. It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. "
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    #8The 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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    Paul Scott
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "This is one of the best films I've ever seen, not just because it's a fun action film, filled with characters that I've grown to love, but because it was the first of its kind, setting the bar for other multiple-character franchises. It's a first, and because of this it absolutely has its flaws, but it's definitely a game changer. Despite having seven lead characters (counting all Avengers plus Loki), everyone got at least a few moments of screen time devoted to their development. With seven leads, that's pretty amazing. We have the quiet moments, the little gestures and phrases that have been picked apart time and again by the fans that have granted a depth to the film that wouldn't have been possible if this were the first time we met any of these characters, and that's the real beauty of Avengers. It's a team-up flick, but it's a team-up of characters we've all been introduced to before. (Even if you hadn't seen any of the previous films, there was a sort of pop culture awareness around most of them by the time it was released that you'd be hard pressed to go in blind about anyone except the characters who didn't have their own film yet and were, however regrettably, less important because of it.)"


Best What are the best summer movies of all time
1The Dark KnightMovies 15 Paid
2Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost ArkMovies 12 Paid
3Iron ManMovies 10 Paid
4JawsMovies 9 Paid
5Guardians of the GalaxyMovies 6 Paid
6Wet Hot American SummerMovies 4 Paid
7Live Die Repeat: Edge of TomorrowMovies 2 Paid
8The Avengers Movies 1 Paid

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