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10 Summer Travel Movies To See

Updated on October 25, 2014

Ten Summer Travel Movies To See.......




Whether or not you're traveling this summer, here are some really good summer vacation movies to check out, from the years gone by. Whether you're off to check on colleges, going to summer camp, getting a summer job or just hanging out around your own area these are some good movies you should see.






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Travel Through Your Television!

Whether or not you're traveling this Summer you'll still have a great deal of time to watch some Summer movies. Summer movies are great all year round. Even on the coldest winter days you can find yourself yearning for some ice cream to cool you down as you view the warm settings of the summer solstice. So even if you're not traveling this Summer, you can still travel through your television with these great movies.

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#10. Hot Resort

Rated R

This movie came out in 1985 and i just recently watched it in 2011. I'm always excited when i come across another great 80's teen comedy movie that i haven't seen before. This film didn't let me down either.

Hot Resort
Hot Resort

This movie centers around teens getting jobs at a hotel to make some extra money and hopefully getting some girls & enjoying some hi-jinx while they're at it. There's really not much else to add to the description than that basic premise. I hate when someone gives too much of a description, I feel it ruins movies for me.

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie & I think you will too! Especially if you like a good 80's teen comedy!

 

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#9. Euro Trip

Rated R

This movie came out in 2004. Another teen comedy movie but even more with the theme of travel.

EuroTrip (Full Screen Edition)
EuroTrip (Full Screen Edition)

This movie centers around a recently graduated teenager Scott.

His girlfriend breaks up with him and he sets out on an adventure to meet a german girl(a pen pal) who he has been communicating with over the internet. He's joined by 3 of his friends as they travel through Europe having all types of misadventures. It's a teen comedy, so you can expect those types of elements that are related to that theme.

 

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#8. Fandango

Rated PG

This movie came out in 1985. It's another really good summer travel movie.

Fandango (1985)
Fandango (1985)

5 college friends ditch their graduation and head to Mexico, in one last attempt at freedom in the face of the Vietnam draft, marriage and adulthood. It's a really good comedy & drama, road trip, movie. Definitely check it out! It stars Kevin Costner & Judd Nelson.

 

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#7. Stand By Me

Rated R

This movie came out in 1986. It's based on a novel by Stephen King.

Stand by Me (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]
Stand by Me (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray]

Set in 1959, 4 teenagers go in search of a missing boy's dead body. The movie stars River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman & Jerry O'Connell. It's a deep drama with the comedy and likings of a childhood adventure. If you haven't seen this movie I highly recommend it.

 

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#6. The Sandlot

Rated PG

This movie came out in 1993. It's a good kid's movie I saw when I was growing up.

The Sandlot [Blu-ray]
The Sandlot [Blu-ray]

A kid moves to a new town and eventually makes some friends with the neighborhood ball players. It's a great summer kid movie that i enjoyed. From the local swimming hole to the baseball's outfield, it's an all around great movie. I believe it's set in the 50's, with a great narration. Just don't let The Beast get your ball!

 

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#5. Meatballs

Rated PG

This movie came out in 1979. A Good Summer Camp Movie Starring Bill Murray.

Meatballs [Blu-ray]
Meatballs [Blu-ray]

This movie stars the comedic genius Bill Murray as a summer camp counselor who leads his fellow counselors & campers through a wild fun filled summer. He takes it upon himself to help out a camper who is having a problem fitting in and helps him to enjoy the summer. It's just another great, funny Bill Murray movie!

 

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#4. The Great Outdoors

Rated PG

This movie came out in 1988. It's Another Great Summer Camp Movie!

The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors

This movie was written by the late & great John Hughes & stars the late & great John Candy. John Candy plays a father who takes his family to their family cabin only to have his plans turned upside by the likes of his annoying brother, played by Dan Aykroyd. Dealing with raccoons, a bat, his brother, his family problems & a deadly bear entirely complete this great comedy movie. It's a must see if you haven't.

 

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#3. SuperBad

Rated R

This movie came out in 2007. McLovin!

Superbad (Two-Disc Unrated Extended Edition)
Superbad (Two-Disc Unrated Extended Edition)

Two longtime friends(Jonah Hill & Michael Cera) have a wild night trying to get alcohol. So they can bring it to some girls they like & hopefully get some action. During the night, they both run into accidental happenings whilst discussing their futures & college. This movie is hilarious with a really good heart filled ending.

 

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#2. P.c.u.

Rated PG-13

This movie came out in 1994. It's one of my all time favorite movies.

PCU
PCU

I Love This Movie! The first time I came across this movie I was in a video store, with my friend, looking for a movie to watch, back before dvd's were around(We're talking VHS people! lol). I always did a great job at picking movies to watch without knowing if they were any good. This was a great choice!

It's about a teenager(Chris Young) who goes to check out a college and runs into all sorts or shenanigans with the dorm group he's been set up with to show him around. The cast includes Jeremy Piven as the main ring leader of the shenanigans, Jon Favreau is one of the funny dorm mates & David Spade is the basic dweeb bad guy from a prep group.

It's an awesome movie! So funny! I hope you see it!

 

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#1. National Lampoon's Vacation

Rated R

This movie came out in 1983.(The same year I was born!)

It's The Ultimate Summer Travel Movie!

National Lampoon's Vacation [Blu-ray]
National Lampoon's Vacation [Blu-ray]

This movie just had to be Number 1 on the list. It's a classic!

Chevy Chase traveling cross country with his family, to go to Wally World! It's one of the greatest comedy movies ever.

I love a great travel/adventure movie and this one takes the cake, for this list. I'm sure you've seen this movie already and if you haven't, then you really need to. I don't want to bring up anything from this movie because if you haven't seen it then I don't want to spoil it for you. Enjoy!

 

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I Love Movies!

I'm an avid movie watcher, I've watched a lot of movies in my life. I hope you enjoyed this list of Summer Travel Movies and I hope that you check out the ones you haven't seen or if you have watched them before, why not check them out again? maybe it's been awhile..... So whether or not you're traveling this Summer I hope you have a Great Summer! Safe Travels!

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Summer Supplies

Don't forget the Summer essentials! Towels, sunscreen, sunglasses and a bag to carry all your supplies of fun!

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Have You Ever Been To A Drive In Movie?

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Movie Needs!

You can't have a movie night without supplies......

BluRay Players

Ebay has your movie needs as well...........You can also find some great deals on blurays too!

Does anyone have any other great ideas for Summer movies to check out?

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      MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

      @raelcalu: Well if you've heard of them, then they might be worth checking out. I personally recommend them. If you ever get the chance to see them, go ahead and give them a look. Thanks for stopping by!

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      raelcalu 5 years ago

      The movies you've mentioned I am familiar with it by name, but haven't actually watched it...Thanks for the share.

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      pinkrenegade lm 5 years ago

      I haven't seen most of these movies. You just gave me an idea what to do this summer. Thanks!

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      rallo-smith 5 years ago

      Great list of movies. I have seen all but two and loved them.

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Great list of movies! The Sandlot has to be my favorite. I would have to add Now and Then to the summer movie list. The movie stars Christina Ricci, Gabby Hoffman, Thora Birch, and Devon Sawa. I used to love that movie as a kid!