The Holidays Are Coming!: these Are the 5 Best Summer Movies

These are the best summer movies that you can't miss on this vacation .

Still from the film 'Mamma Mia!'

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Summer is the perfect time to relax and unwind. This has also been a recurring theme in the cinema. Everything that surrounds it and comes with this season has managed to captivate different filmmakers who have seen at this time the possibility of telling stories that range from romance to terror.

Next, we bring you a list of 5 summer movies that you cannot miss this vacation.

"Do the right thing" (1989)

This Spike Lee classic tops our list. This is the film that established him internationally as one of the most relevant directors of the second half of the 20th century. The film, starring Lee himself, delves into the daily life of Brooklyn, New York, while exploring the racial tensions that exist in the midst of such a diverse space. The film's plot centers on a hot summer day that ends in tragedy, all from the perspective of Mookie, the film's protagonist.

“The Talented Mr. Ripley” (1999)

Hollywood has always had a special affection for the Italian summer. “The Talented Mr. Ripley” is a clear example of this love as it explores suspense. The film was directed by Anthony Minghella and its cast includes Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett. It tells the story of Tom Ripley, a young man with high-class aspirations who is hired by a millionaire to travel for the summer and convince his son, Dickie, to return to the United States to run the family business.

On her journey, Ripley finds herself captivated by a lifestyle that leads her to become obsessed not only with luxury, but also with Dickie and the aspirational figure he represents. Thus, this classic lets us see Italian summer life while building a psychological thriller that increasingly generates more intrigue.

"Mama Mia!" (2008)

No summer movie list is complete without "Mamma Mia!" This romantic musical comedy has positioned itself as one of the most important and iconic films of the last decades. The film is based on the musical of the same name. It is directed by Phyllida Lloyd and stars Meryl Streep.

The film revolves around Sophie, a girl who lives in a hotel on a Greek island with her mother and is about to marry her fiancé. Donna, her mother, has never told her who her father is, so Sophie decides to search on her own and finds the contact of three men who could be, whom she invites to her wedding without her mother knowing. When they arrive at the island, everything gets a bit complicated and the 5 of them will have to solve the mystery of who will take Sophie down the aisle.

“Moonrise Kingdom” (2012)

Wes Anderson has established himself as one of today's most significant and influential film directors for his deeply marked style in each of his film pieces. “Moonrise Kingdom” is one of the most loved movies by the public. With the participation of Frances McDormand, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, among others, it tells us a story of adolescent love in the middle of the 60s.

Sam and Suzy are two teenagers who meet by chance and start a relationship through letters, in which little by little they plan to escape in the middle of the summer to live together. In the midst of their plan, all the adults around them seek to find them at all costs and avoid their relationship. This is a fun movie filled with memorable moments and explores relationships and innocence throughout life.

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"Midsummer" (2019)

Not everything in summer is beach and fun. Ari Aster, acclaimed horror film director, managed to create a masterpiece around a time associated with happiness and relaxation. This film, starring the incredible Florence Pugh, takes us into a traditional event in Swedish culture that takes place every 90 years: Midsommar.

Dani, a young woman who has just lost her family, travels with her boyfriend and a group of friends to Sweden. What at first seems like an interesting and fun journey, turns out to be a terrifying experience that pushes she to her limits.

These are our favorite summer movies, what are yours?

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