Film The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside  

Vince Cooley
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List Rules Vote up and add only movies that are worth seeing at an outdoor screening.

Going to see an outdoor movie is one of the greatest pleasures during the summer months. Seeing movies outdoors under the stars with friends is alot of fun, but which movies are the best to see outside? 

Which movie is the best to see outdoors? Is there a movie genre that works better than others for outside viewing? Just because a movie is great doesn't mean that it is good to see outside with a bunch of strangers. Of course, there are some movies that are perfect for outdoor movie watching. 

This is a list of the best movies to watch outside. Vote up your favorite and add any that are missing. 
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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Bootsdad added Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more

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Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's ...more

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Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The prototypical summer blockbuster, its release is regarded as a ...more

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
carlybobarly added Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson Back to the Future is a 1985 American comic science fiction film. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Michael J. Fox, ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
carlybobarly added Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in ...more

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Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway ...more

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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
ToddButler added Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, ...more

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Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt Russell. The film's title refers to its primary antagonist: a ...more

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Dazed and Confused is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Clark Benson added Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich, Matthew McConaughey Dazed and Confused is a 1993 coming of age comedy film written and directed by Richard Linklater. The film features a large ensemble cast of actors who would later become stars, including ...more

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The Blues Brothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Rod McCrea added Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Steven Spielberg The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill ...more

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Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, ...more

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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Rod McCrea added John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.

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Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams The Blair Witch Project is a 1999 American found footage horror film written, directed and edited by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez. The film was produced by the Haxan Films production ...more

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Austin Powers: International M... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
ToddButler added Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the first installment of the Austin Powers series. It was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers, ...more

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Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more

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Meatballs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
ToddButler added Bill Murray, Kristine DeBell, Matt Craven 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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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kha... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a 1982 sci-fi film written by Jack B. Sowards and Nicholas Meyer adn directed by Nicholas Meyer.

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder Star Trek is a 2009 science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and produced by Damon Lindelof and Bryan Burk. It is the eleventh film based on the ...more

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The River Wild is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Bootsdad added Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, John C. Reilly The River Wild is a 1994 adventure crime-thriller film directed by Curtis Hanson and starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, John C. Reilly, Benjamin Bratt and Joseph Mazzello as ...more

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Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn The Magnificent Seven is an American western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach and Steve McQueen. The picture is an Old West-style remake of Akira Kurosawa's ...more

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The Patriot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction war film directed by Roland Emmerich. Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the ...more

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Star Trek Into Darkness is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to 2009's Star Trek. J. J. Abrams directed a ...more

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Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg The Italian Job is a 2003 heist film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and produced by Donald DeLine. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, ...more

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is a 1986 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the fourth feature film based on Star Trek, and is a sequel to Star Trek III: The ...more

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontie... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is a 1989 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the fifth feature film based on Star Trek, and a sequel to the 1966–1969 Star Trek ...more

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added William Shatner, Kim Cattrall, Leonard Nimoy Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is a 1991 American science fiction film. It is the sixth feature film based on Star Trek, is a sequel to Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and was the last ...more

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Dee Wallace, Danny Pintauro, Ed Lauter Cujo is a 1983 American psychological horror/thriller film based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. It was directed by Lewis Teague, and written by Don Carlos Dunaway and Lauren Currier.

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Star Trek: Insurrection is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added Patrick Stewart, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton Star Trek: Insurrection is a 1998 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the ninth film based on Star Trek, and the second film to exclusively feature the cast of ...more

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Star Trek Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hardy, Patrick Stewart Star Trek: Nemesis is a 2002 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the tenth feature film in the Star Trek franchise and the last of the Star Trek films to include ...more

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a 1979 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the first film based on Star Trek, the first Star Trek film to star the original cast ...more

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Star Trek Generations is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell Star Trek Generations is a 1994 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. Generations is the seventh feature film based on Star Trek, and is the first film in the series to ...more

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Star Trek III: The Search for ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Leonard Nimoy Star Trek III: The Search for Spock is a 1984 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. The film is the third feature film of the Star Trek science fiction franchise and is ...more

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The Crossing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added Jeff Daniels, Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché The Crossing is a 2000 historical TV film about George Washington crossing the Delaware River and the Battle of Trenton, directed by Robert Harmon. Based on the novel of the same name by Howard ...more

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Star Trek: First Contact is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Movies to Watch Outside
Valley Forge added Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard Star Trek: First Contact is a 1996 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the eighth feature film based on Star Trek, and the first film to feature no cast members ...more