Summer movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant summer movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out humorous, sexy, touching, captivating, realistic and weird films and TV shows about / with summer, teenager, coming of age, friendship, youth, teenage girl, family relations, runaway, love and romance and love plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Spain and other countries.
summer movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as summer: Call Me by Your Name (2017), The Way Way Back (2013), Hot Summer Nights (2017), Summer of 85 (2020), The Parent Trap (1961), Staten Island Summer (2015), Teen Beach Movie (2013), Dead of Summer (2016), Summer 1993 (2017), Dirty Dancing (1987).

List of summer movies

Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, USA, Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, lgbt cinema, homoerotic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, pre-teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay love, summer, love, homosexual, gay relationship, gay teenager, gay romance, teenage boy, gay couple, first love ...
Time: year 1983, 80s
Place: italy, mediterranean sea
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The Way Way Back (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park's managers.
Style: feel good, realistic, touching, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: summer, friendship, teenager, loneliness, vacation, coming of age, shyness, youth, teenage love, dysfunctional family, adolescence, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first ...
Style: feel good, romantic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, first love, teenage girl, friendship, summer, teenage love, teenager, female friendship, group of friends, self discovery, relationships, love story ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, greece, south carolina, mexico
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Hot Summer Nights (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen winds up in over his head while dealing drugs with a rebellious partner and chasing the young man's enigmatic sister during the summer of 1991 that he spends in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Style: captivating, exciting, light, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer, drug dealer, teenage protagonist, coming of age, friendship, criminal, teenager, drug dealing, money, party, marijuana, older woman teenage boy relationship ...
Time: year 1991, 90s, 80s
Place: massachusetts, nevada, boston, connecticut, wyoming ...
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Summer of 85 (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: What do you dream of when you're 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. ...
Style: sincere, touching, thought provoking, captivating, non-linear ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, teenager, summer, lgbt teen, lgbt, teenage boy, death, friendship, male nudity, motorcycle, accidental death, gay teenager ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
Place: normandy, france
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The Parent Trap (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them.
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: family, twins, summer, summer camp, mischievous children, divorce, family life, parents and children, family relations, youth, single parent, teenage girl ...
Time: 60s, year 1961
Place: california, massachusetts, boston, london
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Staten Island Summer (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Pals Danny and Frank spend the summer after high school working as lifeguards while figuring out their future.
Style: humorous, light, funny, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lifeguard, summer, teenager, friendship, coming of age, college, workplace, workplace situations, love and romance, party, beach, girl ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
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Teen Beach Movie (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Cowabunga! Catch a perfect wave of fun in the sun, splashed with excitement, surprises and budding romance. Life's a beach for surfers Brady (Ross Lynch) and McKenzie (Maia Mitchell) – until a rogue wave magically transports them inside the ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, light, sentimental
Audience: teens, family outing, kids
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, summer, teenager, beach, rivalry, time travel, parallel world, surfer, self confidence, getting home, disney ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa
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Dead of Summer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Clearwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses – and first kills. Clearwater’s ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer, summer camp, murder, camp counselor, investigation, trapped, lake, survivor, freak accident, self sacrifice, party, demon ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, 19th century
Place: usa, midwest
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Summer 1993 (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Spain
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.
Style: semi autobiographical, sincere, touching, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: death of mother, orphan, childhood trauma, mother daughter relationship, summer, loss, little girl, loss of mother, farmhouse, countryside, childhood, family ...
Time: year 1993, 90s
Place: spain, mediterranean sea, barcelona, europe, catalonia
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Dirty Dancing (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer – and unexpectedly falling in love.
Style: feel good, sexy, touching, sentimental, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, kids, date night
Plot: dancing, romance, forbidden love, coming of age, love and romance, love story, fall in love, unlikely couple, dancer, summer romance, dancer's life, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new york state
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The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, friendship, runaway, teenager, summer, lifestyle change, forest, teenage life, high school, wilderness, teenage runaway, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
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Summer Camp Island (2018)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Oscar and Hedgehog are dropped off at a strange summer camp, full of fantastical things ranging from magical camp counselors to sticky notes that are portals to other dimensions.
Style: exciting, light, sincere, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: summer, friendship, witch, island, elephant, hedgehog, surrealism, camp, baseball, magic, talking animals, camping ...
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The Last Summer (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Standing on the precipice of adulthood, a group of friends navigate new relationships, while reexamining others, during their final summer before college.
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fall in love, love and romance, teenage life, teenager, coming of age, high school student, couples, summer, loneliness, friendship, virgin, sexual attraction ...
Place: chicago illinois
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Black Summer (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, tense, dark, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, survival, panic, escape, death, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, zombie outbreak, summer, chaos, walking dead, zombie survival ...
Place: usa
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Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Argentina, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines are in for an unexpected adventure when they spend the summer helping their great uncle Stan run a tourist trap in the mysterious town of Gravity Falls, Oregon.
Style: exciting, captivating, not serious, fairy tale, humorous ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, friendship, adventure, youth, mysterious place, good versus evil, small town, monster, twins, magical, family relations, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california
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The Last Day of Summer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luke Malloy is freaking out. He doesn't want tomorrow to come because tomorrow means starting Middle School...saying goodbye to summer break and hello to homework. And even worse, hello to getting picked on by Meat, the terrible torturer of new ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, entertaining
Audience: kids, teens, date night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: time loop, summer, youth, skateboard, boy, time travel, introspection, teenage life, friends, hopes, young heroes, fish out of water ...
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Friday the 13th (1980)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, maniac, camp, revenge, summer, teenager, monster, forest, brutality, survival, fear ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1958, 50s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Stranger by the Lake (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.
Style: erotic, sexy, talky, lyrical, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, male nudity, sex scene, explicit sex, lake, gay sex, loneliness, masturbation, male male relationship, outdoor sex, police detective, unprotected sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: france, paris france
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The Florida Project (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Style: touching, captivating, sincere, thought provoking, sad ...
Audience: teens
Plot: mother daughter relationship, friendship, poverty, children, motel, little girl, eviction, social services, single mother, childhood, summer, female friendship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida
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Weathering with You (2019)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, China
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hodaka, a high school boy who moves from his isolated island home to the city of Tokyo, who immediately becomes broke! After finally finding work at a shady occult magazine, the sky rains every day until amidst the hustle and bustle of the big city, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, feel good, light
Audience: kids
Plot: weather, friendship, teenager, love, fall in love, magic, magical power, climate change, magical girl, couples, girl, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo
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Summer '03 (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl and her extended family are left reeling after her calculating grandmother unveils an array of secrets on her deathbed.
Style: light, romantic, humorous, sexy, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage girl, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, summer, youth, couples, school, love, love and romance, teenager, love triangle, romance, coming of age ...
Time: year 2003
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White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: intense, sincere, exciting, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, coming of age, friendship, river, youth, nature, summer, adventure, mountain climbing, teenager, guide ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey, california, usa, new york
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Spring Breakers (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After four college girls rob a restaurant to fund their spring break in Florida, they get entangled with a weird dude with his own criminal agenda.
Style: sexy, disturbing, sexual, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: party, debauchery, juvenile delinquency, spring break, sex, best friends, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs, summer, female killer, friendship between girls, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, california
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Tomboy (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Mickaël.
Style: serious, captivating, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gender, transsexual, friendship, child protagonist, youth, childhood, sexual identity, tomboy, gender bending, lgbt, family relations, society ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Summer Villa (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Although a successful romance novelist, Terry Russell hasn't had luck in her own love life. After a disastrous first date with cocky, hot-shot New York chef Matthew Everston, she retreats to her friend's French villa for the summer to ...
Style: sweet, atmospheric, inspirational, humorous, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: novelist, summer, romance, chef, creative block, love story, writers, romantic relationship, love and romance, romanticism, humour, mother and daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south of france, france
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Ava (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ava, 13, is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast when she learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected. Her mother decides to act as if everything were normal so as to spend their best summer ever. Ava confronts the problem in her ...
Style: touching, art house, disturbing, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: underage sex, sex with teenager, nudism, nude beach, teenage girl, beach, first love, single mother, teenage sexuality, mother daughter relationship, dog, summer ...
Time: 2010s
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Porcupine Lake (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During a hot and hazy summertime in northern Ontario, 13-year-old Bea wants a best friend more than anything else, but when she meets boisterous Kate, she gets more than she imagined. A story of bravery, small-town summer love, and the secret world ...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, touching, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: coming of age, summer, teenage girl, friendship, childhood, girl, lesbian, lgbtq, romance, friends, love and romance, love ...
Place: canada, ontario canada
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My Summer of Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Style: sexy, art house, psychological, erotic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lgbt, coming of age, teenage life, siblings relations, countryside, summer, lesbianism, tomboy, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, california, yorkshire, northern england
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Claire's Knee (1970)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On the eve of his wedding, on holiday on the Lake Annecy shore, a career diplomat visits an old acquaintance, perhaps a former girlfriend. Through her he meets an intense teenager, Laura, and then lusts after her sister, Claire. Whilst Laura ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, realistic, semi serious, sexy ...
Plot: summer, forbidden love, older man young girl relationship, older man younger woman relationship, lolita, countryside, teenage daughter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, boat ride, teenage girl, sensuality, graduate ...
Time: year 1970, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
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