10 Summer-Themed Movies Just for Kids

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School’s out for summer!

At long last, a glorious hiatus from spelling tests, book reports, and school projects! No doubt you and your kids are ready to get your chill on after a long school year.

With barbecues, pool parties, and family vacations on the agenda, you’re sure to be busier than ever this summer!

When the heat and crazy summer fun gets to be too much, gather the kiddos, grab the snacks, and pop in one of these summer-themed movies just for kids!

  • High School Musical 2 1 of 10
    High School Musical 2
    Our favorite Wildcats are back for musical summer fun centered around a country club's talent show. Everything you love about High School Musical set to a soundtrack of summertime fun.
    Get it from Amazon, $9.95
  • The Parent Trap 2 of 10
    The Parent Trap
    Identical twin sisters who have been separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents meet at summer camp. The two quickly develop a plan to reunite their estranged parents. This remake of the Disney classic is wholesome family fun.
    Get it from Amazon, $11.79
  • The Sandlot 3 of 10
    The Sandlot
    Summer wouldn't be summer without baseball, best friends, and coming of age. This highly quotable family favorite is a guaranteed home run!
    Get it from Amazon, $8.35
  • Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer 4 of 10
    Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
    Spirited Judy Moody is determined to have the best summer ever, even if she's stuck home with her little brother and crazy aunt. Wild, wacky, and mischievously fun, Judy Moody will have everyone smiling.
    Get it from Amazon, $13.85
  • My Girl 5 of 10
    My Girl
    Young Vada struggles to make sense of growing up in the summer of 1972. Love, life, and death are central themes in this coming of age film.
    Get it from Amazon, $6.97
  • The Bad News Bears 6 of 10
    The Bad News Bears
    Lazy down-on-his-luck coach takes on talentless little leaguers and brings them to victory.
    Get it from Amazon, $12.17
  • Dolphin Tale 7 of 10
    Dolphin Tale
    A lonely boy develops an unlikely friendship with a dolphin he rescues from a crab trap. Determined to help the dolphin swim normally, he advocates for a prosthetic tail.
    Get it from Amazon, $15.69
  • The Karate Kid 8 of 10
    The Karate Kid
    A bullied new kid in town develops a friendship with a handyman who teaches him the fundamentals of karate and a strong human spirit. This underdog movie will make you stand up and cheer!
    Get it from Amazon, $6.28
  • Troop Beverly Hills 9 of 10
    Troop Beverly Hills
    Out of touch Beverly Hills housewife becomes the den mother of her daughter's wilderness group. Materialism and hilarity ensure as the spoiled cast of princesses attempt roughing it.
    Get it from Amazon, $6.97
  • Stand By Me 10 of 10
    Stand By Me
    Four best friends embark on a journey to find a dead body in this coming of age tale of friendship and self-discovery. Note: Advance parental screening is strongly recommended due to strong thematic elements and profanity.
    Get it from Amazon, $6.97

What are your favorite summer-themed movies for kids?

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