20 Movies Like Summer

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The Notebook

The Notebook
The Notebook
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 54%
Metacritic: 53/100
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Runtime: 123 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 12 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Jeremy Leven, Jan Sardi, Nicholas Sparks
Actors: Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Notebook” is a romantic drama film about a young couple, Noah and Allie, who fall deeply in love during the summer of 1940. Despite their different social backgrounds and the obstacles they face, their love story endures throughout the years, as they reunite in old age, proving the power of true love and the enduring nature of their connection.

500 Days of Summer

500 Days of Summer
500 Days of Summer
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 17 wins & 58 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
Actors: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend
Language: English, French, Swedish
Country: United States
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“500 Days of Summer” is a romantic comedy-drama that follows the nonlinear story of Tom and Summer’s relationship, exploring themes of love, heartbreak, and the complexities of modern romance. Through a series of 500 days, the film explores the highs and lows of their connection, challenging traditional notions of love and leaving viewers with a bittersweet reflection on the nature of relationships.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 14 nominations
Writer: Ann Brashares, Delia Ephron, Elizabeth Chandler
Actors: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera
Language: English, Greek, Spanish
Country: United States
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie follows four best friends who discover a pair of jeans that magically fits each of them perfectly, and decide to share the pants over the summer to stay connected while they pursue their individual adventures and navigate the challenges of growing up.

Adventureland

Adventureland
Adventureland
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 76/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 4 nominations
Writer: Greg Mottola
Actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Adventureland” is a coming-of-age comedy-drama film set in the summer of 1987, following a recent college graduate who takes a job at an amusement park and navigates relationships, self-discovery, and the challenges of adulthood.

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Metacritic: 65/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 12 wins & 9 nominations total
Writer: Eleanor Bergstein
Actors: Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach
Language: English
Country: United States
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Dirty Dancing is a coming-of-age film set in the 1960s, following the story of a young woman named Baby who falls in love with a dance instructor named Johnny while spending the summer at a resort. Together, they defy social norms and overcome obstacles to showcase their passion for dance and the power of love.

The Sandlot

The Sandlot
The Sandlot
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 65%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: David Mickey Evans, Robert Gunter
Actors: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Sandlot” is a coming-of-age film set in the 1960s, following a group of young boys who bond over their love of baseball and their adventures in a neighborhood sandlot. When a prized baseball is lost, they embark on a mission to retrieve it, facing challenges and learning important life lessons along the way.

The Way, Way Back

The Way Way Back
The Way Way Back
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 68/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 5 wins & 30 nominations
Writer: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Actors: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Way, Way Back” is a coming-of-age film about a shy and introverted teenager who finds solace and confidence while working at a water park over the summer. Through his experiences, he learns valuable life lessons and forms meaningful connections with the park’s staff, ultimately discovering his own self-worth.

The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap
The Parent Trap
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 128 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: 2 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Erich Kästner, David Swift, Nancy Meyers
Actors: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson
Language: English, French
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“The Parent Trap” is a movie about two identical twin sisters who were separated at birth and meet for the first time at a summer camp. They devise a plan to switch places and reunite their divorced parents, hoping to bring their family back together.

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom
Moonrise Kingdom
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 84/100
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Runtime: 94 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 36 wins & 122 nominations total
Writer: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
Actors: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Moonrise Kingdom” is a quirky coming-of-age film about two young lovers who run away from their New England town, prompting a search party to find them. As they navigate through various obstacles, their journey explores themes of love, adventure, and the complexities of adulthood.

Blue Crush

Blue Crush
Blue Crush
Internet Movie Database: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 36%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Awards: 1 win & 7 nominations
Writer: Susan Orlean, Lizzy Weiss, John Stockwell
Actors: Kate Bosworth, Michelle Rodriguez, Matthew Davis
Language: English
Country: United States, Germany
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“Blue Crush” is a 2002 sports drama film that follows the story of a young woman named Anne Marie, who is determined to overcome her fears and become a professional surfer. Alongside her friends, she navigates the challenges of competing in a male-dominated sport while balancing personal relationships and overcoming personal obstacles.

The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer
The Endless Summer
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Documentary, Sport
Awards: 1 win
Writer: Bruce Brown
Actors: Robert August, Michael Hynson, Lord James Blears
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Endless Summer” is a documentary film that follows two surfers as they travel the world in search of the perfect wave, showcasing the beauty of different surf spots and cultures they encounter along the way. It is a timeless exploration of the joy and adventure of surfing.

The Last Song

The Last Song
The Last Song
Internet Movie Database: 6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 21%
Metacritic: 33/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Awards: 4 wins & 10 nominations
Writer: Nicholas Sparks, Jeff Van Wie
Actors: Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth, Greg Kinnear
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Last Song” is a coming-of-age drama about a rebellious teenager named Ronnie who reconnects with her estranged father during a summer in a small beach town, where she learns about love, forgiveness, and the power of music.”

The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 95 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 9 wins & 32 nominations
Writer: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Tim Tharp
Actors: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Spectacular Now” is a coming-of-age drama about a charismatic high school senior who forms an unexpected connection with a shy and introverted classmate, leading them both to confront their fears and uncertainties about the future.”

Jaws

Jaws
Jaws
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 124 min
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 15 wins & 20 nominations total
Writer: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb
Actors: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Jaws movie is about a small coastal town terrorized by a great white shark, leading to a group of individuals coming together to hunt and kill the predator before it claims more lives.

Now and Then

Now and Then
Now and Then
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 33%
Metacritic: 50/100
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Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 nomination
Writer: I. Marlene King
Actors: Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Now and Then” is a coming-of-age film that follows four friends in both their adolescent and adult lives, as they reminisce about their shared childhood experiences and navigate the challenges of growing up, love, and friendship.

The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
Metacritic: 24/100
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Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: N/A
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Dan Aykroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Great Outdoors” is a comedy film about a family vacation gone awry when a man’s overbearing brother-in-law and his family join them, leading to a series of hilarious misadventures and clashes between the two families in the wilderness.

Stand by Me

Stand by Me
Stand by Me
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 12 nominations total
Writer: Stephen King, Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans
Actors: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Stand by Me” is a coming-of-age film about four friends who embark on a journey to find the body of a missing boy. Through their adventure, they confront personal fears, discover the value of friendship, and learn important life lessons.

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Metacritic: 60/100
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Runtime: 126 min
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 3 nominations total
Writer: Robert Mark Kamen
Actors: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue
Language: English, Japanese
Country: United States
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“The Karate Kid” is a coming-of-age film about a teenager named Daniel who moves to a new city and faces bullying from a group of karate students. With the help of his wise and skilled mentor, Mr. Miyagi, Daniel learns karate and enters a tournament to stand up against his bullies.

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine
Little Miss Sunshine
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Metacritic: 80/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. 72 wins & 112 nominations total
Writer: Michael Arndt
Actors: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Little Miss Sunshine” is a comedy-drama film about a dysfunctional family who embarks on a road trip to support their young daughter Olive in a beauty pageant, and along the way, they confront their own personal struggles and learn to embrace their imperfections.”

The Beach

The Beach
The Beach
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 21%
Metacritic: 43/100
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Runtime: 119 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Awards: 7 nominations
Writer: John Hodge, Alex Garland
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Daniel York
Language: English, French, Swedish, Thai, Serbian
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“The Beach” is a 2000 drama film about a young American traveler who discovers a secret beach paradise in Thailand, but soon realizes that the utopian community is not as idyllic as it seems, leading to a descent into chaos and danger.

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