A list of the best summer camp movies ever made, ranked by film fans' votes. This 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 films you think we missed, please feel free to add them 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 if you're a fan of the often-funny sleepaway camp movies.
This list answers the questions, "What are the best summer camp movies?" and "What is the greatest summer camp movie of all time?" and contains items like Camp and Sleepaway Camp 3.
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. So whether you're watching these movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these are some good summer camp movies to enjoy. Then check out our list of classic summer movies.
Directed by: Ivan ReitmanMeatballs 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
Directed by: Sean S. CunninghamFriday 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 to... more
Directed by: David WainWet 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
Directed by: Jonathan PrinceCamp 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 is... more
Directed by: Steven BrillHeavyweights 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 Perkis.... more
Directed by: Nancy MeyersThe 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 novel... more
Directed by: John R. Cherry IIIErnest 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, Tennessee.... more
Directed by: Harry WinerSpaceCamp 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 a... more
It Takes TwoKirstie Alley, Ashley Olsen
Directed by: Andy TennantIt Takes Two is a 1995 film starring Kirstie Alley, Steve Guttenberg and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The movie title was taken from the song, "It Takes Two", by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston, which was... more
Directed by: Robert HiltzikSleepaway 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, and... more
Directed by: James B. RogersAmerican 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 B.... more
Directed by: Mike BinderIndian 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 himself... more
Directed by: Larry ElikannPoison 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 NBC,... more
Directed by: David SwiftThe 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 the... more
Directed by: Steve RashAmerican 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 overall. It... more
Directed by: Wes AndersonMoonrise 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 Gilman and Kara... more
Directed by: Ken WiederhornMeatballs 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
Directed by: Ronald F. MaxwellLittle 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 Kimi... more
Directed by: Matthew DiamondCamp Rock is a 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie directed by Matthew Diamond and starring Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Meaghan Martin, Maria Canals-Barrera, Daniel Fathers, and Alyson Stoner. It is about... more
Directed by: Todd GraffCamp 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
Camp TakotaGrace Helbig, Hannah Hart
Directed by: Chris Riedell, Nick RiedellCamp Takota is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Nick Riedell and Chris Riedell. With her personal and professional life in shambles, Elise (Grace Helbig) ends up having to take a job as... more
Directed by: Michael A. SimpsonSleepaway 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
Directed by: Michael A. SimpsonSleepaway 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 A.... more
Directed by: Roger DuchownyCamp Cucamonga is a made-for-television movie that was first aired on NBC on September 23, 1990. The family film served primarily as a vehicle to cast a variety of stars from popular TV series of the... more
Directed by: Melanie MayronThe Baby-Sitters Club is a 1995 family comedy drama film directed by Melanie Mayron, in her feature film directorial debut. It is based on The Baby-Sitters Club series of novels and is about one... more