Top 11 Best Summer Movies

During the summer time, the movie theaters are full of movies that people have been dying to see all year. However, there are some classic movies that people still watch even though they are not a new release.
To make it easy to find the best classic summer movies, we have made a list of the top 11 best summer movies. Once you get a look at this list, you will be heading right to your nearest video store to bring home these great summer flicks, so scroll down and break out the popcorn!


This 1970s classic may be over 40 years old, but it is still just as terrifying today as it was back then. Thanks to this summer classic, people will always watch out for sharks whenever they hit the beach.


Summer School

Bad grades equal going to summer school, and Mark Harmon would definitely make it a lot more fun. This movie came out in the 1980s, but even at almost 30 years, it is still a lot of fun and showed that maybe going to school in the summer is not so bad after all.

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The Sandlot

The Sandlot is a great summer movie because it shows a group of young kids going all the fun things kids do like play baseball and go to the carnival.


Weekend to Bernie’s

Two working guys in the big city are longing for a fun time in an island paradise, and finally, the get the chance thanks to their boss, but their weekend in paradise turns into a murder mystery that changes their lives forever.

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Stand By Me

The 1950s were an innocent time, and four boys from a small town lose their innocence when they go in search of a dead body. Along the way, the four boys discover who they are, and the journey together make them grow in different ways.

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Summer camp is a popular movie theme for the summer, but no camp is as fun as the one with Bill Murray. The kids at camp try and help Billy Murray find love, and the movie is a lot of fun no matter how old it is.


Dirty Dancing

Summer is all about finding love, and if you are a 16-year-old girl, love can be especially important. Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze find love, and the young girl learns a lot more about life than she bargained for in this 1987 box office hit.

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Friday the 13th

In 1980, the very first Friday the 13th came out, and summer camp has never been the same since! Campers are getting killed right and left, and summer camp became a lot more terrifying thanks to Mrs. Voorhees and her son, Jason.

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The Great Outdoors

Summer vacation with the family can be fun, or it can be a monumental disaster if your relatives just happen to drive you crazy. John Candy and Dan Aykroyd star as relatives in the woods trying to have fun, but chaos ensues.

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National Lampoon’s Vacation

Raod trips are supposed to be fun, but when Chevy Chase is driving, you never know what is going to happen. A trip to a water park turns into an on-the-road adventure that the whole family will never forget.

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Wet Hot American Summer

This movie came out in 2001, and has a lot of stars that are now quite successful like Bradley Cooper. The story involves the last days of a Jewish summer camp, and the romance is in the air for the camp counselors.

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That was quite a list wasn’t it? Did remember any of these classic summer films? If you liked the list of summer movies, be sure to leave us a comment below. However, there are more great lists for you to check out, just click on one of the links below!

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