I lied to you and I’m sorry. I said 10 and I included 11. I could have listed many more summer movies for the family but it kind of seemed like they’d lean too far toward certain interests over others. I tried to include movies that the whole family can watch because it’s something we’ve struggled with at times in our own home. This top 10 family movies for summer post is sponsored by BestBuy. Opinions are my own.
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Now that you are like me and REALLY wanting to invest in a tv that can be used outside- let’s get to that top 10 list of movies for summer! We LOVE family movie nights, especially outdoors in the warm weather. Someday I’ll figure out a way we can hear a movie and watch it from the pool. Just not JAWS.
Top 10 Family Movies for Summer
*Film summaries courtesy of imdb.com
The Sandlot In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures. PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 7 April 1993
The Parent Trap Teenage twin sisters swap places and scheme to reunite their divorced parents. (The newer version with Lindsay Lohan is good too, but I will forever love Hayley Mills’ version!) | Comedy, Family, Romance | 21 June 1961
The Goonies A group of young misfits who call themselves The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on a quest to find a legendary pirate’s long-lost treasure.PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 7 June 1985
The Rookie A Texas baseball coach makes the major league after agreeing to try out if his high school team made the playoffs. G | | Drama, Family, Sport | 29 March 2002
What about Bob? A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, an obsessive-compulsive neurotic, tracks him down during his family vacation. PG ||Comedy|17 May 1991
Because of Winn-Dixie A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends. PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 18 February 2005
The Bad News Bears An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league. PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 7 April 1976
Little Rascals Alfalfa is wooing Darla and his “He-Man-Woman-Hating” friends attempt to sabotage the relationship. PG | | Comedy, Family, Romance | 5 August 1994
A League of Their Own Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 1 July 1992
Holes A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason. PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 18 April 2003
Karate Kid A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager. PG | | Action, Drama, Family | 22 June 1984
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to watch all of the top 10 family movies for summer. I’m also ready to screen in our deck and have movie nights outside all summer long! How fun will that be?!
Looking for yummy movie snacks? We have lots of fun popcorn recipes, Vanilla Muddy Buddies and even Lemon Berry Puppy Chow for you to enjoy. Want more summer movie ideas– my friend Kerri has 100 movies to watch in summer!
OMG! I’d forgotten all about Winn-Dixie! Only one of the best movies ever. I’ll have to make sure that’s added to our family movie night rotation ASAP. Thanks for this great list. So many favorites on there.
What a great list of outdoor movies! I love Goonies! So many of these bring back great memories for me. I LOVE the outdoor screen too! So much family fun to be had!
What a great list of summer movies! You’ve got some real hits on here for sure!
Amy H says
Oh! I love Parent Trap! I don’t know if my kiddo has seen it yet. We may all have to sit down and watch it one day.
oh i love love love the original! i bet she’d enjoy it
These are really great collection of movies, My favorite too. I may get it out for this summer to watch with kids.
I would love to set up an outdoor area for watching movies. What a great idea! I love how far technology has come.
Having a TV outside is so cool! Thanks for this movie list! I will watch some of these with my kid this summer!
I would love to have this outdoors for my home. I think the overall look is beautiful! This is a great list of some wonderful movies too.
We have thought about what a great outreach it would be to do movie nights in our yard. We just have to get the right equipment!
Lisa Martin says
I absolutely love the idea of a back yard movie night!
We are rebuilding our back porch, it would be fun to have a TV out there! I have seen some of these movies, but I feel like I need to complete your list this summer!
I’m surprised that I have seen most of the movies on this list. Because of Winn Dixie is probably one of my favorites.
An outdoor TV is just what my new outdoor space needs! Now to get my husband on board with it.
I wish I had an outdoor space like this. How cool is that?!
Jamie | Makeup Life and Love says
Hands down the best movie picks EVER! Sandlot is my all time favorite summer movie and holes. I always forget about holes. I am so going to print this list.
Tomi C says
Love What About Bob! It’s the perfect vacation flick. I loved Bad News Bears when I was a kid but have yet to watch with mine but maybe, just maybe this Summer.
robin rur says
I love all of these movies, but The Goonies is my all time favorite. I would watch that on repeat all summer long.
Amber Myers says
I love a lot of these movies. We’ll have to have a family movie night over the summer. I wish we had a TV outside! How cozy.
I’d love to have this t.v. for our outdoor deck! These movies bring back so many great memories!
GiGi Eats says
I don’t recall ever seeing ANY of these movies before. I know, I know! SHAME ON ME because I know they are classics!! I guess I need to change this and watch a few this summer!