films The Best Movies About Summer  

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List Rules Films about summer and summertime. Vote up the best summer movies.

It’s summertime – the feeling is easy, it's the perfect temperature, time is spent laying on the beach all afternoon, followed by roasting marshmallows over a campfire and staring at the stars at night. Who doesn't love summer?! It’s no wonder so many famous movies have been set in the summer! What are the best movies about summer? Vote up the best films below and see where your favorites rank!
 
The movies on this list all have a summertime theme in one way or another. Many of these movies revolve around water, either a beach or a lake, and some feature the camps kids go to during these relaxing months, or the family vacations many people take. A number of these films have remained all time classics as well, and sit high on our list of best movies of all time.
 
This list features the best summer movies and some good PG -13 movies including, Weekend at Bernie’s, Meatballs, Almost Famous, A Streetcar Named Desire, Independence Day, Jaws, Stand by Me, and The Seven Year Itch. Vote up the best summertime films below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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Dirty Dancing Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

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Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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Vacation Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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Independence Day Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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Caddyshack Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

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Dazed and Confused Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey

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The Great Outdoors Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

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Weekend at Bernie's Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Skeet Ulrich

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Point Break Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Patrick Swayze

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The Parent Trap Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham

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The Sandlot James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen

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American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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Summer School Kirstie Alley, Mark Harmon, Shawnee Smith

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Rear Window Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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Meatballs Bill Murray, Kristine DeBell, Matt Craven

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A Goofy Movie Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence, Wallace Shawn

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Friday the 13th Kevin Bacon, Tom Savini, Betsy Palmer

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I Know What You Did Last Summer Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

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(500) Days of Summer Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

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Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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Almost Famous Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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Blue Crush Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis

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In the Heat of the Night Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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Adventureland Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Wiig

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Now and Then Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell

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Wet Hot American Summer Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler

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The Natural Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

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A Streetcar Named Desire Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden

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Dog Day Afternoon Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning

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Breaking Away Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley, Daniel Stern

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The Endless Summer Bruce Brown, Miki Dora, Robert August

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Y Tu Mamá También Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Maribel Verdú

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Before Sunrise Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg

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Picnic Kim Novak, William Holden, Rosalind Russell

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Kikujirō no Natsu Beat Kitano, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Akaji Maro

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Mr. Hulot's Holiday Jacques Tati, Édouard Francomme, Lucien Frégis

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Picnic on the Grass Paul Meurisse, Catherine Rouvel, Fernand Ledoux