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The Greatest Movies To Watch Outside

Updated November 24, 2020 2.6k votes 438 voters 53.1k views40 items

List RulesVote up the 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 movies for outdoor movie night and add any that are missing. 

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  • 1
    Jurassic Park
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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    The Goonies
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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • 3
    Jaws
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    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1975

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 4
    Back to the Future
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    Back to the Future

    Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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  • 5
    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
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    Released1981

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    The Shining
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    The Shining

    Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall

    Released1980

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • 7
    Ferris Bueller's Day Off
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Hughes

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  • 8
    Apollo 13
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    Apollo 13

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released1995

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • 9
    National Treasure
    15
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    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

    Released2004

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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  • 10
    Stand by Me
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    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman

    Released1986

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • 11
    Predator
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    Predator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 12
    Hamilton
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    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff

    Released2020

    Directed byThomas Kail

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  • 13
    The Blues Brothers
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    The Blues Brothers

    Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Landis

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  • 14
    The Thing
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    The Thing

    Kurt Russell, Keith David

    Released1982

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • 15
    The Lost Boys
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    The Lost Boys

    Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman

    Released1987

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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    The Patriot
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    The Patriot

    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger

    Released2000

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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  • 17
    The Sound of Music
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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Wise

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  • 18
    Star Trek
    23
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    Star Trek

    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison

    Released2009

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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  • 19
    Dazed and Confused
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    Ben Affleck, Milla Jovovich

    Released1993

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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  • 20
    The Italian Job
    19
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    The Italian Job

    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook

    Released2003

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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  • 21
    Galaxy Quest
    22
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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

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  • 22
    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
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    Kirstie Alley, William Shatner

    Released1982

    Directed byNicholas Meyer

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  • 23
    The River Wild
    16
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    The River Wild

    Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon

    Released1994

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

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  • 24
    The Magnificent Seven
    17
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    The Magnificent Seven

    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson

    Released1960

    Directed byJohn Sturges

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  • 25
    The Blair Witch Project
    24
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    The Blair Witch Project

    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard

    Released1999

    Directed byDaniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez

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