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The Best Movies With Summer in the Title

Updated October 9, 2019 1.2k votes 228 voters 34.9k views102 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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    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 Wilson. Delmer Daves directed the movie, which stars Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Troy Donahue, and Sandra...  more
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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 Webb. On January 8, Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) meets Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), his boss's...  more

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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 Waugh and directed by John Schultz....  more
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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 first of Bergman's films to bring the director international success, due to its exposure at the 1956...  more

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    The Kings of Summer

    Alison Brie, Megan Mullally

    Released2013

    Directed byJordan Vogt-Roberts

    The Kings of Summer is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the...  more
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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 school gym teacher who is forced to teach a remedial English class during the summer. It co-stars Kirstie...  more

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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, and starring John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Curtis Armstrong, and Joel Murray. The original...  more

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    Summer Holiday

    Cliff Richard, Ron Moody

    Released1962

    Directed byPeter Yates

    Summer Holiday is a British CinemaScope and Technicolor musical film featuring singer Cliff Richard. The film was directed by Peter Yates, produced by Kenneth Harper. The original screenplay was...  more
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    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 extraordinarily large project for a Chinese-language film, not only for its duration of almost four hours,...  more
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    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 screenwriter Herman Raucher. It tells the story of how Raucher, in his early teens on his 1942 summer vacation...  more

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    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 for her performance in this film. The film was a massive hit in France gaining 5,137,040 admissions and...  more
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    Summer with Monika

    Harriet Andersson, Sigge Fürst

    Released1953

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

    Summer with Monika is a 1953 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman. It sparked controversy abroad for its frank depiction of nudity and, along with the film One Summer of Happiness from the year...  more
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    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 Tennessee Williams play of the same name. The film starred Laurence Harvey and Geraldine Page with Rita Moreno,...  more
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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 Know What You Did Last Summer. Directed by Danny Cannon, the film was written by Trey Callaway, and...  more

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    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 Mihalka....  more
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    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 Russell for the BBC's Omnibus series which was first broadcast on 15 September 1968. It portrays the...  more
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    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 and produced by Spike Lee and stars John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, and Jennifer Esposito. ...  more

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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 screenplay written by David Wain and Michael Showalter, starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael...  more

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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 Matthew Lillard. The film was directed by Mike Tollin, marking his feature film directorial debut. The story...  more

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    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 Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr., based in part on three works by William Faulkner: the 1931 novella...  more
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    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 direct-to-video, the film is the third and final installment of the I Know What You Did Last Summer series, but does...  more
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    Red Hook Summer

    Spike Lee, Nate Parker

    Released2012

    Directed bySpike Lee

    Red Hook Summer is a 2012 American comedy drama film written and directed by Spike Lee. When his mom deposits him at the Red Hook housing project in Brooklyn to spend the summer with the grandfather...  more
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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 same title by Tennessee Williams. The film was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Sam...  more
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    Corvette Summer

    Ian McKellen, Mark Hamill

    Released1978

    Directed byMatthew Robbins

    Corvette Summer is an American film, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1978 starring Mark Hamill and Annie Potts. It tells the story of a lonely, car-obsessed California teenager....  more

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    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 film's screenplay was written by Mark Reisman and Jeremy Stevens. An original music score was composed for...  more

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