Since it is summer, the heat and the season has me thinking of the best movies that take place during the summer.  So I put together a list of the Best Summertime Movies of All Time!

  • 1

    Dirty Dancing

    Best Summertime Movie Ever!

    It has a very handsome Patrick Swayze.

    It's a love story.

    It takes place on a resort on a lake. I always said Kellerman's was a summer camp for adults.

    Plus, seriously, "Nobody puts Baby in the corner."

  • 2

    The Notebook

    Best Movie Ever!  I love that this romance started on a summer vacation and ended up a lifetime love.

    I cry just thinking about this movie.

  • 3

    My Girl

    A coming of age movie of a young girl. It will forever make me hate bees!

  • 4

    One Crazy Summer

    John Cusak, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait and a boat race.  Who could want more.

  • 5

    Stand By Me

    Four friends set out on a search for a dead body in the woods.  On this adventure they learn so much about themselves.

    I love this movie!

  • 6

    Parent Trap (1961)

    I have and always be a fan of the original Parent Trap.

    I know they remade it in 1998 with Lindsay Lohan, but the original was so much better.


    It made me wish that I grew up in that day an age with summer camp, a lake house, and fun camping trips.

  • 7

    The Great Outdoors

    John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, a big bear and a cabin in the woods.

    Hilarity ensues!

  • 8

    The Sandlot

    This story is about Scotty Smalls and his first summer in LA.  It is about a group of boys that love baseball and their adventure trying to get a Babe Ruth autographed baseball back from "The Beast"

    One word: For-eeeeevvvvvveeeerrrr

  • 9

    Point Break

    This was the movie that turned Patrick Swayze in to the bad guy you love to hate.

    It was the perfect roll for Keanu Reeves, surfer dude.

    Plus, Gary Busey in one of his best roles.

    Surfing, beaches, sky diving, and bank robberies.

  • 10

    Dazed and Confused

    It was the last day of school and the first day of summer in 1976.

    The beginning of an unforgettable summer.

    The best part, Matthew McConaughey is the creepy old guy in bell bottoms. "All right, all right, all right."

    Ben Affleck is the jerk of the movie!

  • 11

    Summer Rental

    John Candy takes a family vacation on the beach.  A beach house that falls apart.


  • 12

    Grown Ups

    A group of childhood friends return to their hometown 30-years later when their favorite basketball coach dies.

    Hilarity ensues when they try to show their kids what they did as kids.