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, realistic, semi serious, light, touching and feel good films and TV shows about / with summer, youth, coming of age, teenager, friendship, family relations, teenage life, love and romance, beach and teenage girl plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Canada and other countries.
summer movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as summer: Call Me by Your Name (2017), Hot Summer Nights (2017), Summer Camp Island (2018), The Parent Trap (1961), Dead of Summer (2016), Gravity Falls (2012), Teen Beach Movie (2013), The Way Way Back (2013), Black Summer (2019), It (2017).

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, gay cinema, disturbing, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay teenager, first love, teenage boy, summer, gay relationship, gay love, homosexuality, homosexual, gay romance, gay lead character ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
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Hot Summer Nights (2017)
Genre: Comedy, 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
Plot: summer, teenage protagonist, drug dealer, money, friendship, drug dealing, coming of age, party, kiss, gangster, gangsters, marijuana ...
Time: year 1991, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: massachusetts
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Summer Camp Island (2018)
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
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, captivating, sincere, humorous
Plot: summer, hedgehog, friendship, island, elephant, surrealism, camp, baseball, talking animals, witch, child protagonist, camping ...
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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, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: twins, parents and children, family relations, mischievous children, single parent, family life, summer camp, family, summer, prank, love and romance, lookalikes ...
Time: year 1961
Place: california, boston, massachusetts, london
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Dead of Summer (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: summer, summer camp, paranormal, lake, murder, investigation, party, freak accident, trapped, camp counselor, demon, deputy ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: usa
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Gravity Falls (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
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: offbeat, captivating, exciting, not serious, humorous ...
Audience: pre-teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, twins, friendship, imaginary, small town, family relations, youth, adventure, monster, small town life, siblings relations, mysterious place ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: oregon, usa, california
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Teen Beach Movie (2013)
Genre: 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, semi serious, humorous, light, sentimental
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teenage life, teenage love, summer, rivalry, surfer, time travel, disorder, getting home, dancing, escapades, self confidence, fish out of water ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 2010s, 21st century ...
Place: usa
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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: touching, realistic, semi serious, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: friendship, teenagers, loneliness, vacation, teenager, shyness, summer, teenage life, family problems, youth, teenage love, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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Black Summer (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 40 min.
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, apocalypse, panic, death, summer, survival, blood, chaos, escape, escapades, mother daughter relationship, army ...
Place: usa
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It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: suspense, scary, surprise ending, rough, bleak ...
Plot: fear, clown, missing person, killer clown, supernatural power, asthma, death of brother, monster, good versus evil, abandoned house, small town, summer ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, year 1988, quarry
Place: maine
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Cockles and Muscles (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Crustaces et Coquillages is a fresh French comedy film with numerous surprise turnarounds and about the tolerance of a family of four. The family spend an idealistic summer vacation together where each of the family members gets involved in a new or ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, light, absurd ...
Plot: infidelity, erotica, family relations, summer, friendship, holiday, love and romance, disorder, couples, love affair, eccentric family, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, cote d'azur, portugal, mediterranean sea
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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: sincere, touching, captivating, serious, based on true events
Plot: countryside, summer, death of mother, childhood, family, orphan, niece, cousin cousin relationship, little girl, childhood trauma, loss, farmhouse ...
Time: year 1993, 1990s, 90s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona spain, barcelona, catalonia
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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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, date night, pre-teens
Plot: time loop, skateboarding, summer, boy, introspection, friends, hopes, teenage life, young heroes, youth, disorder, fish out of water ...
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Air: The Motion Picture (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A long time ago, a winged maiden was held prisoner in a castle - cursed never to experience love, lest she die. Centuries later, in a sleepy coastal town, a young girl relives this agony.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, gloomy, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: magic, summer, fall in love, teenage love, romance, imaginary, youth, social relations, impossible love, tragic love, teenage life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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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, semi serious, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, first love, teenage love, teenage girl, female friendship, self discovery, letter, jeans, summer, best friends, teenage life, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south carolina, mexico, greece, california
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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: psychological, sincere, melancholic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, siblings relations, lgbt, teenage life, fall in love, countryside, gays and lesbians, friendship, summer, tomboy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england, california
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Happy Campers (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Chaos and rampant hormones reign when teenage counselors are left in charge during their summer-camp director's absence.
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, feel good, sexual ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: summer camp, camp, love, college, summer, teenager, teenage life, youth, buddies, male female relationship, self discovery, teen romance ...
Time: contemporary
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Beaver Falls (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Story: Beaver Falls is a British comedy-drama that follows a trio of Oxford Brookes University graduates who managed to deceitfully get jobs at Beaver Falls, an elitist American summer camp for the beautiful teenage offspring of California's rich and ...
Style: humorous, captivating, psychological, light, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: camp, summer, friendship, coming of age, youth, popularity, social relations, teasing, camp counselor, fish out of water, summer camp, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Bahrain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Based on Michael Chabon's novel, the film chronicles the defining summer of a recent college graduate who crosses his gangster father and explores love, sexuality, and the enigmas surrounding his life and his city.
Style: sentimental, clever, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: college, gangsters, gays and lesbians, summer, friendship, friends, couples, buddies, lifestyle, youth, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, pittsburgh
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Staten Island Summer (2015)
Genre: Comedy
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, semi serious, light, funny, romantic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: lifeguard, friendship, workplace situations, workplace, summer, pool party, love and romance, coming of age, teenager, teenagers, beach, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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Spring Breakers (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: stylized, sexy, disturbing, humorous, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: juvenile delinquency, party, youth, female friendship, teenage life, best friends, lifestyle, society, student life, danger, strong sexual content, friendship between girls ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, california
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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: romantic, light, scenic, inspirational, romanticism ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: villa, summer, chef, novelist, love story, romance, creative block, mother and daughter, romantic triangle, summertime, writers, teenage daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern france, 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, thought provoking, disturbing, sentimental, captivating
Plot: nudism, underage sex, 13 year old, teenage girl, dog, beach, summer vacation, parent child relationship, summer, labia, mother daughter relationship, coping ...
Time: 2010s
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Side Out (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A law student comes to California for the summer and ends up playing professional volleyball.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: volleyball, sport, underdog, contests and competitions, youth, ambition, friends, rivalry, romance, self discovery, summer, beach ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
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Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or The Bottom? (2017)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Schoolchildren Norimichi, Yuusuke, and Junichi want to know if fireworks look round or flat from the side. They make a plan to find the answer at a fireworks display, while Nazuna schemes to run away with Norimichi or Yuusuke, whoever wins at the ...
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, captivating, light
Audience: family outing
Plot: fireworks, lighthouse, running away from home, summer, teenage love, festival, high school, swimming pool, classroom, beach, seaside, alternate timeline ...
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The Last Summer (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four good friends, all seventeen-year old, lose their innocence during their last summer together. Flanders 1996. Rik, Tim, Roel and Bart aimlessly wile away the summer days in a small village where nothing exciting ever happens. When Rik becomes ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, friendship, intrigue, domestic disturbance, youth, buddies, lifestyle, rivalry, family relations, parents and children, village life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: belgium, europe
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You & I (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Summer in Berlin. Jonas is planning a trip through the little known area of the Uckermark in preparation for a photography project. He invites his best friend, Phillip, to come along. When they pick up a hitchhiker named Boris, the friendship of the ...
Style: psychological, captivating, realistic, emotional
Plot: threesome, summer, road trip, photographer, best friend, gay, gay relationship, homosexuality, rivalry, gay sex, lgbt, in the closet ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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Scarred Hearts (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Romania, Germany, Belgium, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: During the summer of 1937, Emanuel, a young man in his early twenties, is committed to a sanatorium on the Black Sea coast for treatment of his bone tuberculosis. The treatment consists of painful spine punctures that confine him to a plaster on a ...
Style: melancholic, disturbing, touching, sincere
Plot: sadness, summer, male objectification, hospital, doctor, sanitarium, tuberculosis, love and romance, masturbation, beach, plaster cast, butt naked ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: black sea
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Fierce People (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, family relations, money, coming of age, single mother, parents and children, teenage life, social differences, life is a bitch, billionaire, summer, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Grown Ups (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Every year, Albert buys his daughter an initiatory journey to a European country. For her 17th birthday he chooses a trip to Sweden to look for a Viking's treasure. When they arrive in the rented house, it is occupied by Anika and Christine, ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious, art house
Plot: treasure hunt, single parent, coming of age, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, parents and children, love and romance, youth, couples, island, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe
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