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A list of the best summer camp movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This summer camp movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about summer camp are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about summer camp you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous summer camp movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these summer camp movie titles for more information about the films.

List contains items like Camp and Sleepaway Camp 3.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best summer camp movies?" and "What is the greatest summer camp movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular summer camp movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these summer camp movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good summer camp movies can be enjoyed no matter what.
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Meatballs is a 1979 Canadian comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman. It is noted for Bill Murray's first film appearance in a starring role and for launching Reitman into a distinguished career of ...more

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Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller, Judd Apatow
Heavyweights is a 1995 comedy film directed by Steven Brill and co-written by Brill with Judd Apatow. Heavyweights is about a fat camp for kids that is taken over by a fitness guru named Tony

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Friday the 13th is a 1980 American slasher film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. The film concerns a group of teenagers who are taken out one by one while attempting ...more

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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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Camp Nowhere is a 1994 film directed by Jonathan Prince, written by Andrew Kurtzman and Eliot Wald, and starring Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Jackson and Jessica Alba in her film debut. The film ...more

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Ernest Goes to Camp is a 1987 comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the second film to feature the character of Ernest P. Worrell and was shot in Burns, ...more

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The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and produced and co-written by Charles Shyer. It is the second adaptation of Erich Kästner's German ...more

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Addams Family Values is a 1993 American dark comedy film, which is the sequel to the 1991 American film The Addams Family. It was written by Paul Rudnick and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and ...more

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American Pie 2 is a 2001 American comedy film and the sequel to the 1999 film American Pie and the second film in the American Pie film series. It was written by Adam Herz and directed by James ...more

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Sleepaway Camp is a 1983 exploitation slasher film written and directed by Robert Hiltzik who also served as executive producer. The film came at a time when slasher films were in their heyday, ...more

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Little Darlings is a 1980 teen film starring Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol and featuring Armand Assante and Matt Dillon. It was directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. The screenplay was written by ...more

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Indian Summer is a 1993 comedy drama film written and directed by Mike Binder. The movie was filmed and set on-location at Camp Tamakwa, a summer camp located in Ontario, Canada, where Binder ...more

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Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola. Described as an "eccentric pubescent love story", it features newcomers Jared ...more

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The Parent Trap is a 1961 Walt Disney film. It stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith in a story about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents. The screenplay by ...more

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American Pie Presents: Band Camp is a 2005 direct-to-DVD comedy film. It is the first installment in the American Pie Presents series and fourth installment in the American Pie franchise ...more

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SpaceCamp is a 1986 American space adventure film based on a book by Patrick Bailey and Larry B. Williams and inspired by the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Directed by Harry Winer from ...more

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Camp Rock is a 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie starring the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato. The music is written by Julie Brown, Paul Brown, Regina Hicks and Karen Gist. The film is directed ...more

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Poison Ivy is a 1985 comedy television movie starring Michael J. Fox, directed by Larry Elikann, and written by Bennett Tramer. The film premiered on Sunday February 10, 1985, was produced by ...more

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Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers also known as Nightmare Vacation II is a 1988 horror-comedy film and a sequel to the movie Sleepaway Camp, written by Fritz Gordon and directed by Michael A. ...more

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Return to Sleepaway Camp is a 2008 horror film written and directed by Robert Hiltzik. A follow-up to 1983's Sleepaway Camp, it ignores the events of previous sequels Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy ...more

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Meatballs Part II is a 1984 film that was a sequel to the 1979 movie Meatballs. The film starred Richard Mulligan, Hamilton Camp, Kim Richards, John Mengatti, Paul Reubens, Misty Rowe, John ...more

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Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland also known as Nightmare Vacation III is a 1989 horror-slasher film and the second sequel to Sleepaway Camp written by Fritz Gordon and directed by Michael ...more

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Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam is a 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie and the sequel to the 2008 film Camp Rock. The film premiered on Disney Channel September 3, 2010. The film won the 2011 ...more

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Camp is a 2003 independent musical film written and directed by Todd Graff, about an upstate New York performing arts summer camp. The film is based on Graff's own experiences at a similar camp ...more

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Camp Takota is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Summer Camp Movies
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