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The Best Movies With Summer in the Title 

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Updated October 9, 2019 632 votes 177 voters 25.3k views 100 items

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Sandra Dee, Troy Donahue, Arthur Kennedy

Released: 1959

Directed by: Delmer 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 ...more
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(500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marc 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 ...more

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The Kings of Summer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Alison Brie, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

The Kings of Summer is a 2013 comedy film written by Chris Galletta and directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

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Summer School is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Kirstie Alley, Mark Harmon, Shawnee Smith

Released: 1987

Directed by: Carl 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 ...more

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Summer of '42 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Jennifer O'Neill, Jerry Houser, Christopher Norris

Released: 1971

Directed by: Robert 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 ...more

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One Crazy Summer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Demi Moore, John Cusack, Jeremy Piven

Released: 1986

Directed by: Savage 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 ...more

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I Still Know What You Di... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jack Black, Brandy Norwood

Released: 1998

Directed by: Danny 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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Summer Rental is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
John Candy, Joey Lawrence, Rip Torn

Released: 1985

Directed by: Carl 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 ...more

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The Endless Summer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Bruce Brown, Miki Dora, Robert August

Released: 1966

Directed by: Bruce Brown

The Endless Summer is a seminal 1966 surf movie. Filmmaker/narrator Bruce Brown follows two surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August, on a surfing trip around the world. Despite the balmy climate ...more
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Wet Hot American Summer ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler

Released: 2001

Directed by: David 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, ...more

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I Know What You Did Last... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jim Gillespie

I Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1997 American slasher film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Lois Duncan. The film changes many aspects of the book, which was not a slasher novel. ...more

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The Long, Hot Summer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Paul Newman, Angela Lansbury, Orson Welles

Released: 1958

Directed by: Martin 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 ...more

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Suddenly, Last Summer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift

Released: 1959

Directed by: Joseph 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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Summer Holiday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Cliff Richard, Ron Moody, Una Stubbs

Released: 1962

Directed by: Peter 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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Smiles of a Summer Night... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Bibi Andersson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson

Released: 1955

Directed by: Ingmar 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 ...more

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Summer with Monika is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Harriet Andersson, Sigge Fürst, Åke Grönberg

Released: 1953

Directed by: Ingmar 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 ...more
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Summer Wars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Riisa Naka, Ichirō Nagai, Sakiko Tamagawa

Released: 2009

Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda

Summer Wars is a 2009 Japanese animated science fiction film directed by Mamoru Hosoda, animated by Madhouse and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film's voice cast includes Ryunosuke ...more

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Summer Catch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Jessica Biel, Brittany Murphy, Freddie Prinze

Released: 2001

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more

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Judy Moody and the Not B... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Heather Graham, Jaleel White, Hunter King

Released: 2011

Directed by: John 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.
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A Brighter Summer Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Chang Chen, Elaine Jin, Han Chang

Released: 1991

Directed by: Edward 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 ...more
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Corvette Summer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Ian McKellen, Mark Hamill, Danny Bonaduce

Released: 1978

Directed by: Matthew 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.

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My Summer of Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Emily Blunt, Paddy Constantine, Dean Andrews

Released: 2004

Directed by: Paweł Pawlikowski

My Summer of Love is a 2004 British drama film directed by Pawel Pawlikowski and co-written by Pawlikowski and Michael Wynne. Based on the novel of the same name by Helen Cross, the film ...more

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Summer of Sam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Adrien Brody

Released: 1999

Directed by: Spike 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
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Pick-up Summer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Helene Udy, Carl Marotte, Michael Zelniker

Released: 1980

Directed by: George Mihalka

Pick-up Summer is a 1980 comedy film written by Richard Zelniker and directed by George Mihalka.
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Summer '04 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Summer in the Title
Summer '04 Martina Gedeck, Michael Benthin, Nicole Marischka

Released: 2006

Directed by: Stefan Krohmer

Summer '04 is a 2006 drama film written by Daniel Nocke and directed by Stefan Krohmer.