Switch On the AC and Grab Some Popcorns! 10 Movies To Watch This Summer

If you have been waiting for the warm summers to watch your favorite movies back to back, here are some popular movies to set the summer mood. Read on!

Movies released in the summer have had a different impact since the movie Jaws. The inaugural summer blockbuster was released in June 1975. Things like coming of age, solving mysteries, and falling in and out of love can all occur throughout a single summer. There's something about summers that works like magic in movies and in real life. We've assembled a list of the finest summer-themed films to get you in the mood for the season, with selections spanning comedy, drama, musical, as well as horror.

In the Heights (2021)

Filmed in Manhattan's Washington Heights, this story is based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name. The film centers on a bodega owner who longs for an improved life for himself and his family.

Banana Split (2020)

This film will hit home if both of you and your closest friend have ever been in a relationship with the same person. A wonderful friendship forms between two people during a formative summer, even though one of them has been seeing the other's ex.

The Last Summer (2019)

Starring KJ Apa of "Riverdale," this Netflix film is about a group of friends who have just graduated high school and are spending their last summer together before going their separate ways for college.

Seasonal 2018 Summer

Joey King (The Kissing Booth) plays Jamie, a youngster whose summer is flipped upside down when her dying grandma spills some serious tea, in this humorous coming-of-age film.

Time: 2018: Summer

This unappreciated horror film is like a cross between Stranger Things and The Goonies, as it follows four friends who are convinced that their next-door neighbor is a murderous serial killer. They spend the whole summer watching him secretly to see whether their suspicions are correct.

Girls Trip (2017)

During the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, four childhood best friends who have drifted apart reunite and get into all sorts of mischief together again.

Nights of Sizzling Heat (2017)

Daniel (Timothée Chalamet) had a memorable summer in 1991 on Cape Cod, where he meets the love of his life and gets into some serious mischief.

The Way Way Back (2013)

Duncan (Liam James) and his mother take a trip with her abusive verbal boyfriend and his unpleasant daughter throughout the summer. Duncan finds summer employment at the nearby water park as an escape from his troubled family life and forms a close relationship with the facility's eccentric boss.

Moonrise Summer (2012)

Wes Anderson's whimsical coming-of-age film depicts a young couple who fall in love and decide to get away together, first from the summer camp and then from her family's house, appropriately named Summer's End. Their unexpected disappearance sparks a frantic hunt for them.

Monte Carlo (2011)

Three young women from a little Texas town decide to spend their summer in the big city of Paris. One of them gets taken by a British socialite, and things go even better from there. Up to the arrival of the real British socialite, they had been enjoying life as the rich and famous.