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The Best Movies With Summer in the Title

Updated October 9, 2019 1.1k votes 206 voters 29.6k views100 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movie with summer in the name.

Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with summer in the name? This list ranks the best movies with summer in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with summer in the name? This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun! There are probably one or two movies with summer in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with summer in the title includes movies like (500) Days of Summer, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Wet Hot American Summer. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word summer in it. Then check out our list of the best summer movies of all time.

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  • 1
    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
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    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jack Black

    Released1998

    Directed byDanny Cannon

    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1998 slasher film and a sequel to the 1997 film I... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Wet Hot American Summer
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    Wet Hot American Summer

    Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Wain

    Wet Hot American Summer is a 2001 satirical comedy film directed by David Wain from a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    The Endless Summer
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    The Endless Summer

    Bruce Brown, Miki Dora

    Released1966

    Directed byBruce Brown

    The Endless Summer is a seminal 1966 surf movie. Filmmaker/narrator Bruce Brown follows two... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    A Summer Place
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    14

    A Summer Place

    Sandra Dee, Troy Donahue

    Released1959

    Directed byDelmer Daves

    A Summer Place is a 1959 romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Sloan... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    The Long, Hot Summer
    14
    4

    The Long, Hot Summer

    Paul Newman, Angela Lansbury

    Released1958

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    The Long, Hot Summer is a 1958 film directed by Martin Ritt. The screenplay was written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Suddenly, Last Summer
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    Suddenly, Last Summer

    Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn

    Released1959

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    Suddenly, Last Summer is a 1959 American Southern Gothic mystery film based on the play of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Smiles of a Summer Night
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    Smiles of a Summer Night

    Bibi Andersson, Eva Dahlbeck

    Released1955

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

    Smiles of a Summer Night is a 1955 Swedish comedy film directed by Ingmar Bergman. It was the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Summer School
    17
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    Summer School

    Kirstie Alley, Mark Harmon

    Released1987

    Directed byCarl Reiner

    Summer School is a 1987 comedy film directed by Carl Reiner. It stars Mark Harmon as a high... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
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    Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

    Heather Graham, Jaleel White

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Schultz

    Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer is a 2011 comedy film written by Megan McDonald and Kathy... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    (500) Days of Summer
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    (500) Days of Summer

    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly

    Released2009

    Directed byMarc Webb

    (500) Days of Summer is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film by first time director Marc... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    The Kings of Summer
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    The Kings of Summer

    Alison Brie, Megan Mullally

    Released2013

    Directed byJordan Vogt-Roberts

    The Kings of Summer is a 2013 comedy film written by Chris Galletta and directed by Jordan... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Summer Rental
    13
    7

    Summer Rental

    John Candy, Joey Lawrence

    Released1985

    Directed byCarl Reiner

    Summer Rental is a 1985 comedy film, directed by Carl Reiner and starring John Candy. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    One Crazy Summer
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    One Crazy Summer

    Demi Moore, John Cusack

    Released1986

    Directed bySavage Steve Holland

    One Crazy Summer is a 1986 romantic comedy film written and directed by Savage Steve Holland,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    One Deadly Summer
    9
    5

    One Deadly Summer

    Isabelle Adjani, Alain Souchon

    Released1983

    Directed byJean Becker

    One Deadly Summer is a French film directed by Jean Becker. Isabelle Adjani won a César award... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Summer Holiday
    9
    6

    Summer Holiday

    Cliff Richard, Ron Moody

    Released1962

    Directed byPeter Yates

    Summer Holiday is a British CinemaScope and Technicolor musical film featuring singer Cliff... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Song of Summer
    6
    3

    Song of Summer

    Ken Russell, Christopher Gable

    Released1968

    Directed byKen Russell

    Song of Summer is a 1968 black-and-white television film written, produced and directed by Ken... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Summer and Smoke
    7
    4

    Summer and Smoke

    Rita Moreno, Geraldine Page

    Released1961

    Directed byPeter Glenville

    Summer and Smoke is a 1961 American drama film directed by Peter Glenville based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer
    6
    3

    I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer

    Brooke Nevin, Torrey DeVitto

    Released2006

    Directed bySylvain White

    I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer is a 2006 American horror film. Released... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Summer Storm
    8
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    Summer Storm

    Robert Stadlober, Alicja Bachleda-Curus

    Released2004

    Directed byMarco Kreuzpaintner

    Summer Storm is a 2004 German coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    A Brighter Summer Day
    8
    7

    A Brighter Summer Day

    Chang Chen, Elaine Jin

    Released1991

    Directed byEdward Yang

    A Brighter Summer Day is a 1991 Taiwanese drama film directed by Edward Yang. The film is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Summer Catch
    15
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    Summer Catch

    Jessica Biel, Brittany Murphy

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Tollin

    Summer Catch is a 2001 romantic comedy film starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jessica Biel and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Pick-up Summer
    5
    2

    Pick-up Summer

    Helene Udy, Carl Marotte

    Released1980

    Directed byGeorge Mihalka

    Pick-up Summer is a 1980 comedy film written by Richard Zelniker and directed by George...
  • 23
    Summer of '42
    13
    13

    Summer of '42

    Jennifer O'Neill, Jerry Houser

    Released1971

    Directed byRobert Mulligan

    Summer of '42 is a 1971 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film based on the memoirs of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Summer of Sam
    13
    14

    Summer of Sam

    Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito

    Released1999

    Directed bySpike Lee

    Summer of Sam is a 1999 American thriller film that recounts the Son of Sam. It was directed... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    I Know What You Did Last Summer
    12
    12

    I Know What You Did Last Summer

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Released1997

    Directed byJim Gillespie

    I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 American slasher film based on the 1973 novel of the... more on Wikipedia

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