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Summer is more than halfway over, but there still should be lots of opportunities for family time. Weekly movie nights are part of our family rhythm, but sometimes we have a hard time deciding on what to watch. For this time of year, I love a movie that screams “summer,” and there are a lot to pick from. Here are 20 summer family movies you can use for inspiration on your next family movie night!

Note: All these movies are rated G or PG, but I recommend reading about the film ahead of time to make sure you’re comfortable with everyone in your family watching it!

20 Summer Family Movies

Heavyweights
This summer camp movie has all the laughs and all the feels. Ben Stiller as the evil villain is great!
Rent on Amazon — $2.99
Stream with Disney Plus

Muppet Treasure Island
Who doesn’t love Muppets? This is a very loose interpretation of the Robinson Crusoe book, but kids and adults will both love it.
Rent on Amazon — $2.99
Stream with Disney Plus

The Goonies
A group of friends go on a hunt for pirate treasure in their hometown—this one screams summer movie.
Rent on Amazon — $2.99

Holes
Based on the book by Louis Sachar, this is one “summer camp” you won’t dream of going to.
Rent on Amazon — $2.99
Stream with Disney Plus

The Princess Diaries
I want to watch fun movies in the summer, and this oldie but goodie, about an awkward teenager who finds out she’s a princess, is one of those movies.
Rent on Amazon — $2.99
Stream with Disney Plus

The Adventures of Milo and Otis
This classic movie follows the adventures of Milo and Otis, an unlikely pair of animal friends.
Rent on Amazon — $2.99

The Parent Trap (1961 version)
The newer version is good, but I like the original better. This is a classic summer movie that opens with two longlost sisters finding each other at summer camp.
Rent on Amazon — $2.99
Stream with Disney Plus

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Based on the book of the same name, this movie is about four friends who stick together by sharing a pair of pants across the miles between them.
Rent on Amazon — $3.99

The Sandlot
This movie captures the summer fun of childhood with baseball, scary neighbors, and friendship.
Rent on Amazon — $3.99

The Princess Bride
This movie belongs on pretty much every round-up of great movies, regardless of season or theme. If you haven’t already watched this for date night or another occasion (or even if you have), it’s always worth a rewatch!
Rent on Amazon — $2.99
Stream with Disney Plus

The Karate Kid
The best summer movies let you get caught up in the story, and this one lets you go with the main character on a journey to discover his true strength.
Rent on Amazon — $2.99
Stream with Netflix

Ender’s Game
Based on the book by Orson Scott card, thsi sci-fi movie is about a young boy who gets pulled into something much bigger than he could ever imagine.
Rent on Amazon — $2.99

Napoleon Dynamite
Another movie that fits in lots of roundups, partly because the humor is so absurd. Perfect for families with tweens!
Rent on Amazon — $2.99

E.T. the Extra-Terrestial
The classic movie about an alien who is befriended by a little boy and the way their friendship develops in the midst of danger.
Stream with Netflix

Cheaper by the Dozen
This is a remake of an older movie, but Steve Martin makes the newer version of this film about a family with 12 kids worth watching.
Rent on Amazon — $3.99

Enchanted
This modern-day fairy tale features a very princess-ly Amy Adams and lots of catchy songs!
Rent on Amazon — $2.99

Spy Kids
Movies with lots of adventure and danger are perfect for summer movie nights, and this older kids’ movie fits the bill.
Stream with Amazon Prime

Beethoven
This beloved movie about a family and their new dog never gets old.
Rent on Amazon — $3.99

Camp Rock
Kind of like the summer camp version of high school musical, this is a fun movie for tweens.
Stream with Disney Plus

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Summer is for superhero movies, and this newer animated Spider-Man movie checks all the boxes for summer fun and excitement.
Stream with Netflix

What is your favorite summer family movie? Let us know in the comments!

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