5 Summer Romance Movies For When You Miss The Sunshine!

Get into the mood for warmer days with these five adorable romance movies set in the sunshine!

With summer just a few months away, it’s easy to start longing for warmer weather and longer days. We’ve rounded up five movies set in the summertime to get you in the mood for the sunshine and good times up ahead.

Say Anything

This film features the iconic scene of John Cusack’s character Lloyd Dobler standing outside the bedroom window of his beloved with a boom box blaring “In Your Eyes.” This summer-before-college movie will have you missing your childhood and swooning over Lloyd’s determination to win the heart of Diane Court, played by Ione Skye.

Summer of 85 (Été 85)

With romance and drama in equal parts, Summer of ‘85, a classically French film, checks all the summer romance boxes with motorcycle rides on the waterfront, stunning shots of the beach, and lots of adorable dates that you’ll wish you were on. Be warned, though, this film is a tear-jerker and will make you want to book a trip to Europe asap.

Always Be My Maybe

Filmed in San Francisco in July, this movie starring icons Ali Wong and Randall Park as childhood friends is a definite must see. With twists and turns and a cameo from Keanu Reeves, this film is empowering and perfect if you want a film set in summer but not a summer-focused film.

50 First Dates

Set in Hawaii, this cute romance with a twist is perfect if you need some sunshine in your life. Drew Barrymore as Lucy Whitmore stars opposite Adam Sandler as Henry Roth, who works at a Sea Life park and falls in love with her at first sight. Despite the medical plot holes in Lucy’s short-term amnesia, this movie falls at the top of many romance lovers’ favorite movie lists.

Fire Island

Based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Fire Island follows a group of queer best friends on their annual summer trip with lots of romance and drama mixed in. With lots of dancing, partying, and having fun, all on the beach, this movie will have you wishing you were on an island getaway meeting your perfect match.

Honorable mentions definitely include Call Me By Your Name, All Summers End, and Adventureland. Don’t mind us; we’re just wishing we were on the beach soaking up the good weather and good vibes already.

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Kaitlin D'Souza

Kait D’Souza is a senior at Emerson College majoring in Journalism with minors in Fiction and Public Relations. She’s from Seattle, but grew up in Toronto, so sometimes she spells words kinda silly. Kait loves superheroes, is a die-hard Swiftie, and strongly believes that being short is a personality trait. If she’s ever lost, she can probably be found at the movie theatre or digging through the fridge.