Movies about summer

Movies about summer
List of the best movies about the summer, selected visitors to our site: The Way Way Back, Teen Beach Movie, Snatched, Earl Carroll Vanities, Europe '51, California, Invisible Stripes, Call Me by Your Name, Swallows and Amazons, Cruise.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

The Way Way Back (2013)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, drama
PlotFriendship, Loneliness, Vacation, Divorce
StyleCute, Touching

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.

Teen Beach Movie (2013)
Markimdb: 6
Genrefantasy, musical, family
CharactersTeens, Bikers, Family, Surfers
PlotDancing, Time travel, Friendship, Surfing, First love
PlaceParallel worlds, Beach
StyleLight, To cry

Life's a beach for surfers Brady and McKenzie – until a rogue wave magically transports them inside the classic '60s beach party flick, "Wet Side Story," where a full-blown rivalry between bikers and surfers threatens to erupt. There, amidst a sea of surfing, singing and dancing, Brady and Mack accidentally change the storyline, and the film’s dreamy hero and heroine fall for them instead of for each other! Can our heroes get the plot back on track, or will they be trapped there forever?

Snatched (2017)
Markimdb: 4.5
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CharactersSpecial Forces, Strong women, Tourists, Parents
PlotAdventure, Abduction, Hostage, Vacation
StyleExciting, Light, For girls, Fascinating, For relax

When her boyfriend dumps Emily, a spontaneous woman in her 30s, she persuades her ultra-cautious mom to accompany her on a vacation to Ecuador. When these two very different women are trapped on this wild journey, their bond as mother and daughter is tested and strengthened while they attempt to navigate the jungle and escape.

Earl Carroll Vanities (1945)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genremelodrama, musical

Broadway producer Earl Carroll was a Ziegfeld-like entrepreneur who staged lavish revues featuring attractive young ladies. Carroll's annual "Vanities" provided story material for three Hollywood films: Murder at the Vanities (34), A Night at Earl Carroll's (40) and Earl Carroll Vanities (45). This last film was produced by Republic Pictures, a bread-and-butter studio specializing in Westerns and serials; Republic had made musicals before, but few of them were expensive enough to allow for lavish production numbers. Earl Carroll Vanities is likewise rather threadbare, though some of the individual musical highlights aren't bad. The plot, such as it is, concerns financially strapped nightclub owner Eve Arden, who finagles Earl Carroll into staging one of his revues at her club.

Europe '51 (1952)
StyleSoulful, Depressive

A wealthy, self-absorbed Rome socialite is tacked by guilt over the death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in her life, she decides to devote her time and money to the city’s poor and sick. Her newfound, single-minded activism leads to conflicts with her husband and questions about her sanity.

California (1947)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, western
PlotGambling, Skirmishes, Poker

"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.

Invisible Stripes (1939)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, crime, film noir

A gangster is unable to go straight after returning home from prison.

Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersGay, Scientists, Fathers, Pianists, Mothers
PlotLove, Relationship, First love, Love with age difference, Seduction
PlaceSea, Italy, Small cities
StyleSoulful, Touching

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.

Swallows and Amazons (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, adventure, family, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotAdventure, Travel
StyleTo cry, Cute, Touching, Serious

Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone… The battle for ownership of a lonely island teaches them the skills of survival, the value of friendship and the importance of holding your nerve.

Cruise (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CharactersThieves, Students, Difficult teens
PlotLove, Passion, Relationship, Money, Love triangle
PlaceUSSR, USA, New York
TimeFuture, Summer
StyleRomantic, To cry, Touching

Set in the 1980s, a young Italian-American from the wrong side of the tracks falls for a Jewish girl from Long Island.

10 more movies
Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CharactersFamily, Photographers, Friends, Womanizers
PlotLove, Dancing, Seduction, Cheating
PlaceSea, France, Beach, Night Clubs, Small cities
StyleLight, Fascinating

Amin, an aspiring screenwriter living in Paris, returns home for the summer, to a fishing village in the South of France. It is a time of reconnecting with his family and his childhood friends. Together with his cousin Tony and his best friend Ophélie, he spends his time between the Tunisian restaurant run by his parents, the local bars and the beaches frequented by girls on holiday. Enchanted by the many female characters who surround him, Amin remains in awe of these summer sirens while his dionysiac cousin throws himself into their carnal delights with euphoria. Armed with his camera and guided by the bright simmer light of the Mediterranean coast, Amin pursues his philosophical quest while gathering inspiration for his screenplays. When it comes to love, only Mektoub (‘destiny' in Arabic) can decide.

I Declare War (2013)
Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, comedy, drama
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Weapon, Rivalry
PlaceForest, Canada
StyleExciting, Makes me think, Serious, Disturbing

Summer war games between the neighborhood kids turns deadly serious when jealousy and betrayal enter the mix, in this alternately hilarious and horrifying black comedy that mixes equal parts Lord of the Flies and Roald Dahl.

Sweet Bean (2015)
Markimdb: 7.4
CountryJapan, France, Germany
CharactersDogs, Teens, Cooks, Disabled people, Birds
PlotFriendship, Death, Water, Inheritance, Happiness
PlaceNature, Trains, Japan, Moon
StyleSoulful, By books, Philosophical, Makes me think, Touching

Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayaki pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. She will soon prove to have magic in her hands…

Lost & Found (2016)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, adventure, family, detective
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersChildrens, Alcoholics
PlotAdventure, Travel, Poker, Expeditions, Swimming
PlaceIslands, Forest, Lighthouse, Beach
StyleExciting, Light, Soulful, Fascinating

Sent to spend the summer with their uncle on a remote island, young brothers Andy and Mark learn that their eccentric grandfather once owned the island, but vanished without a trace…taking with him the secret to a vast fortune. Delving into the mysterious past of the island, the brothers discover that their grandfather designed a complex treasure hunt, a hunt that could lead to unimaginable wealth and heal their broken family – if they can find it in time. Sinister forces also search for the money and will stop at nothing to keep the boys from their quest. As the adventure unfolds, the boys learn that the bonds of family are the most valuable riches of all, and that some family secrets can’t stay buried forever.

Born in China (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
CharactersAnimals, Monkeys, Pandas
PlaceNature, Mountains, China
TimeSummer, Winter

Venturing into the wilds of China, "Born in China" captures intimate moments with a panda bear and her growing cub, a young golden monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise her two cubs.

The Beach House (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
PlotLove, Death, Cancer
PlaceBeach, Small cities
StyleSoulful, Makes me think, Touching

Cara Rudland thought she’d left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind, but returns to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers after losing her job in Chicago. There, she reconnects with her mother Lovie, who has been caring for her young, pregnant friend Toy in her charming beach house.

Our Summer in Provence (2014)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CharactersDogs, Horses, Alcoholics, Mute
PlaceTrains, France

Lea, Adrian, and their little brother Theo, born deaf, go on holiday in Provence with their grandfather, Paul "Oliveron" they never met because of a family quarrel. It is not the holidays they dreamed, especially their father announced yesterday that he was leaving the house. In less than 24 hours, it is the clash of generations between teenagers and a grandfather they believe psycho. A wrong. Because the turbulent past will resurface and Paul Seventies will land deep in the Alpilles. During this summer tormented both generations will be processed one by the other.

The Land (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotFriendship, Test, Dreams

Four teenage boys devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, by pursuing a dream life of professional skateboarding. But when they get caught in the web of the local queenpin, their motley brotherhood is tested, threatening to make this summer their last.

The Maid's Room (2014)
Markimdb: 4.5
CharactersInsects, Maids, Ants
PlotExcavations, Missing people
PlaceMansions, USA, New York
TimeSummer, Night
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Serious, Disturbing

Drina, a young immigrant working as a live-in maid for a wealthy Long Island family, finds herself entangled in the family's web of dark secrets once she begins to suspect her employer's son has committed a terrible crime.

What Richard Did (2012)
Markimdb: 6.3
CountryRepublic of Ireland
PlotFriendship, Death, Funeral
PlaceIreland, Party, Beach
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

What Richard Did is a striking portrait of the fall of a Dublin golden-boy and high school rugby star whose world unravels one summer night.