Good vacation movies. TOP 20 movies for the summer!

Author: Aneta Olejniczak
August 5, 2021

Summer holidays are undoubtedly one of the best times of the year. However, if you are bored with the hot sand and the sound of the sea, or worse, your vacation has just ended, then we come to the rescue. We have prepared a list of the 20 best summer moviesthat you will have a nice time with, because they contain the best of summer! We present films for the holidays, incl. from Netflix, Prime Video, CDA, HBO GO or available on DVD and Blu-ray!


Lovers of the Moon (2012)

What better to enjoy a lazy evening than the touching story of a pair of twelve-year-olds from the film Moon lovers? The action takes place in the 1960s off the coast of New England. Sam and Suzie are two teenagers in love with each other who decide to run away together for the adventure of a lifetime. Disregarding any prohibitions, they set off deep into the endless forests of New England. However, fate is not on their side. Local authorities start a search, and a strong storm is approaching the island. The Oscar-nominated drama can be found in the catalog Prime Video.

Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018)

The third part of the animation about Dracula takes viewers on an exclusive vacation. Drak’s friends’ pack travels on a monstrous ship to take a break from their daily work at Hotel Transylvania. Everything seems to be perfect, until Dracula’s daughter, Mavis, notices that her father has a crush on the mysterious captain. The controller of Erick’s monstrous ship hides a very dangerous secret that threatens all monsters and their dream vacation.

Make Your Wife (2011)

This light comedy focuses on Danny, who one day meets the woman of his dreams. He has one problem though, because he recklessly lied to her. To disguise the mishap, he forces his assistant Katherine to pretend to be his wife, with whom he will soon divorce. The lie starts to chase more lies, and soon things get out of hand. A nice movie perfect for a holiday with a star cast and great humor.

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photo: still from the film Żona na naby

Stand By Me (1986)

Stand by Me is a screen adaptation of a short story by Stephen King entitled Body placed in the file Four Seasons. The production tells the story of four boys who set off on a journey to find the body of their missing peer. A film about a youthful adventure is nostalgic, melancholic and undoubtedly evokes a longing for a carefree childhood. IN Stand by me There were also many talented young actors, led by the prematurely deceased River Phoenix.

What do you know about your grandfather? (2016)

The comedy tells the story of a retired General Dick who recently lost his wife and his rather boring grandson, Jason. Dick, played by Robert De Niro, decides to take his grandson on a unique journey and awaken a real man in him. Jason, played by Zack Effron, agrees, despite his initial resistance, and the trip that his grandfather prepared for him will definitely remain in his memory for a long time.

Mamma Mia! (2008)

In the list of the best films for the holidays, the cult musical as it is could not be missing Mamma Mia!. The film tells the story of the charming Sophie, who is about to stand on a wedding carpet any day. Her dream is for her father to take her to the altar. The problem, however, is that she never met him. Wanting to know the truth, he reads his mother’s diary and learns that she has three potential fathers. Secretly from her mother, she decides to invite each of them. The movie with a star cast, definitely infects you with positive energy and provides great fun in the rhythms of the ABBA band. If you like musicals, we also recommend the prequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with Lily James in the role of the crazy Donna.

photo: still from the film Mamma Mia

Those Days, Those Nights (2017)

This drama film is about a young and introverted Elio who lives with his parents in a small Italian town. Elio’s father is a professor of archeology, who invites the American intern Olivier to spend the holidays with his family and help him with his work. Despite the many differences between young men, mutual interest begins to arise, which over time turns into lust. A production starring the talented Timothée Chalamet and Arnie Hammer can be found in the Netflix catalog.

Luca (2021)

Perfect production for the summer. Pixar presents the holiday adventure of two friends – Luca and Albert. Friends are water monsters who look like ordinary people on land. Giulia stands in their way and invites them to a tournament that takes place in their town every summer. After the title character disappears, his parents also go ashore to find him. A typical holiday production will surely appeal to both small and large viewers. Silencio Bruno!

Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

To watch MCU movies, you have to know the entire chronological chain. However, if you have seen Avengers: Endgame we can recommend it Spider-Man: Far from Home. Well, Peter Parker tries to come to terms with the fact that the world has changed (or rather has returned to normal) and sets off on a journey across Europe with style. It turns out that superheroes cannot take a vacation, and on a class trip he encounters various problems that our spider man has to deal with!


Photo still from Spider-Man: Far From Home

High School Musical 2 (2007)

The story presents the heroes of the series who spend their holidays in different ways. Some of them work in the hotel, while others, like Ryan and Sharpay, rest in it. Sun, singing and a hotel with a swimming pool. The musical will certainly be an ideal position for both young and old who want to feel the nostalgia of their childhood.

Big Kids (2010)

It can be said that it is a kind of comedy classic. Adam Sandler and his buddies at their best! Five friends meet years later to commemorate the death of the coach of the basketball team they belonged to during their childhood. By the way, they combine it with a holiday trip to a house by the lake. Their children don’t know playing outside and they don’t know how people used to play. Consequently, their fathers try to portray “what it used to be like”.

Baywatch. Sunny Patrol (2017)

Reboot of the cult series from the 90s, starring David Husselhoff and Pamela Anderson. Their place was taken by the equally handsome Dwayne Johnson and the beautiful Kelly Rohrbach. Lifeguard Mitch Buchannon tries to unravel a mystery that could lead to a biological catastrophe. He will work with a new rescuer that he does not like very much – Matt Brody, played by, among others, the above-mentioned High School Musical – Zack Effron!

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photo from Baywatch. Sunny Patrol

Midsummer. In broad daylight (2019)

This time the list includes a horror movie. The production tells the story of young Americans Dani and Christion. A tragedy happened in Dani’s life that brought her closer to Christian. He and his friends fly to northern Scandinavia for the festival of the Scandinavian people. On the other hand, the customs that apply there terrify teenagers. The amazing Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor are starring, while the director of the film is Ari Aster.

Dirty Dancing (1987)

The undisputed classic in the dance movie category! Probably everyone knows the iconic scene in which to Time of My Life Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Gray are dancing. Sixteen-year-old Frances with her sister and parents spend their holidays in an exclusive holiday resort. During her stay as a teenager, she meets Johnny, a handsome dance instructor. When it turns out that the dancer’s partner cannot dance with him in the competition – Frances decides to dance with Johnny. A feeling arises between them that is not accepted by everyone.

No one will sleep in the forest today (2020)

The ranking of the best vacation films could not do without a Polish accent. This time a horror movie in the Polish edition. Nobody will fall asleep in the forest today is the story of a group of tech-addicted teenagers who are sent to a survival camp to break out of their addiction to live a life devoid of technology. The camp turns out to be a deadly danger for the participants. They will have to survive with two monstrous cannibals who will hunt them down.

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still from the film Nobody will sleep in the woods today

Mr Bean’s Vacation (2007)

A summer edition of the adventures of one of the most recognizable comedians. Mr. Bean wins a new camera in the local lottery and a trip to Cannes. A seemingly ordinary European journey turns into an adventure full of unexpected stories. Through a series of unfortunate events, it turns out the main character is mistakenly linked in the kidnapping of a minor, and a film of his work will be presented in Cannes.

In Krzywy Zwierciadle: European Holidays (1985)

The Griswolds are a typical American family. Clark and Ellen Griswold take part in a game show in which they win a trip to Europe. The family plans to visit, among others Rome, Paris and London. When traveling around the Old Continent, the Griswolds are definitely accompanied by bad luck from the very beginning. This results in a lot of unexpected adventures in the places they visit. A hilarious look at stereotypical Americans in European realities.

In Crooked Mirror: Vacation (2015)

This time we follow the holiday adventures of the next generation of Griswolds. Rusty Griswold is an airplane pilot with wife Debbie and two sons Kevin and James. Rusty and Debbie are not getting along well, and contact with their sons is almost non-existent. In the footsteps of his father, Rusty decides on a family journey to Walley World. The journey is full of unexpected events, and the Griswold family visits all their famous relatives along the way. However, will their family relationships be rebuilt?

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photo. Still from the film Tamte Dni Tamte Noce

The Girl of My Nightmares (2007)

What doesn’t test the relationship better than a joint vacation? Eddie is one of the people who are unlucky in love. Once, he meets Lile and helps her overpower a thug who was trying to steal her purse. Things move quickly and Eddie and Lila get married. During their honeymoon, Eddie notices just how different he is from him. At the same time, he meets Miranda, who turns out to be the only half of his dreams for him. The boy will have to somehow solve the honeymoon problem with a missed wife.

Heavenly Beach (2000)

At the end of the list of the best holiday movies, we left a drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The film is based on the book of the same name by Alex Garland. Richard is a young American adventurer. From his friend – Duffy, he hears a story about a mysterious island with a beautiful lagoon and a beach. However, the island is also guarded. After Duffy’s suicide – Richard is in possession of a map for a mysterious island. He urges a new French couple he meets to go with him. It turns out that the paradise island has a dark secret.

These were the best vacation movies.

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