If there are countless New Year and Christmas films with an abundance of trees, snow, and a festive atmosphere, then there are not so few good summer films with beaches, bright sun, and a feeling of a carefree life. But there is nothing better than watching a fascinating summer movie. Experience these enchanting moments of heat, sleepless nights with live dealer poker online games, salty air of the sea etc. We offer a selection of the best summer pictures.
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1. The Kids Are All Right, 2010
Cast: Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo
A charming, funny, and slightly sad portrait of a modern family. Nick and Jules, live in the suburbs of Southern California with their teenage children, Joni and Leizer. As Joni prepares to leave for college, Lacer asks her to help him find their biological father. And against all expectations, they find the right person who even agrees to meet with them. Paul, a calm and level-headed restaurateur, a committed bachelor, accepts the offer to get to know their family better and is literally fascinated by his children. But this change in their lives exacerbates some of the relationship problems between Jules and Nick that threaten their family’s existence.
2. Adventureland, 2009
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Martin Starr
Nobody says summer work in a budget amusement park should be fun. Welcome to Adventureland, where the worst job imaginable accidentally turns into a life-changing summer. A recent college graduate, James Brennan, planned to spend the summer traveling around Europe. But when the economic downturn of the mid-80s affected the well-being of his family, James had to take a low-paying job. However, Adventureland amusement park is not quite what it seems on the surface. Behind the aroma of sugary cotton candy, disco songs, and nervous visitors lies a completely different world of forgotten friends, hidden aspirations, and a meeting with a sharp-tongued girl Em Lewin. And when James finds the courage to fight for Em, fate prepares for him a cruel, unexpected, but heartfelt encounter with “real adulthood.”
3. Superbad, 2007
Cast: Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera
Superbad is not just a summer movie, it is the best movie about school friendship. Two inseparable high school friends decide to “stir up” with the girls before they graduate from school and enter different universities. But after an ill-fated night when they just wanted to buy alcohol for a school party, overcoming the fear of impending separation becomes more difficult than winning girls over.
4. The Kings of Summer, 2013
Cast: Nick Robinson, Gabriel Basso, Moises Arias
At some point, every teenager in the world wants to run away from their parents and build a hut in the middle of the forest. As a sign of their independence, teenage friends Joe, Patrick, and eccentric Biagio decided to spend their summer holidays building a cabin in the woods to live there. Free from parental rules, their idyllic summer quickly becomes a friendship test. After all, every guy has to realize that the family in which you were born or that you created yourself is a world from which you just cannot escape.
5. 500 Days of Summer, 2009
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeffrey Arend
Love turns life into a constant summer until the brutal reality crushes all dreams. Tom believes that even in this cynical modern world, there is pure and sincere love. Summer doesn’t believe it. But that doesn’t stop Tom from chasing her over and over again to get her attention. Suddenly, he realizes that he is in love not so much with a beautiful, witty girl, but with the very idea that love still has the power to hit hearts and stop the world. The story of Tom and Summer is twisted into a ball, going through ups, downs, funny moments, and stormy intrigues. All of this complements the portrait of how ridiculously we try to embody in reality our invented “true love”.
6. Summer of Sam, 1999
Cast: John Leguizamo, Adrian Brody, Mira Sorvino
It has never been hotter than the summer of 1977 in New York. As the temperature skyrocketed, many things began to change in the city, and this turned people into tense madmen. And a mysterious psychopath, nicknamed “Son of Sam,” began killing random strangers at nightfall. As the media actively fuel the fear and paranoia of city residents, neighborhoods begin to disintegrate, friends turn against each other, and trust has become an unaffordable luxury. The atmosphere is heating up so much that the best friend kills his friend, suspecting in him the “Son of Sam”. This is not only hot but actually a bloody summer.
7. Do the Right Thing, 1989
Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Samuel L. Jackson, John Turturro
Spike Lee’s debut film, with a mixture of humor and drama, raises issues of racial and political confrontation. After its release in 1989, the picture aroused great public interest and was nominated for an Oscar. Today the film has the status of a “classic of the genre”. An interesting feed for those who sincerely want to understand the problems of African Americans. On the hottest day of the year, temperatures rise rapidly and things can change in an instant. Residents of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, try by all means to defeat the heat, but the growing tension and discontent result in a senseless act of aggression.