Top 10 Summer Vacation Movies

We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion. With that being said, here are the top 10 summer vacation movies of all time. Feel free to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.

10. Vacation (2015) 26% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: R
Director: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Starring: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo

9. The Great Outdoors (1988) 40% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Howard Deutch
Starring: Dan Akroyd, John Candy, Stephanie Faracy

8. RV (2006) 23% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Starring: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth

7. 50 First Dates (2004) 44% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG-13
Director: Peterl Segal
Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Rob Schneider

6. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) 77% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Ken Kwapis
Starring: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera

5. Weekend at Bernie’s (1989) 54% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG-13
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Starring: Andrew McCarthy, Jonathan Silverman, Catherine Mary Stewart

4. Joe vs the Volcano (1990) 62% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: John Patrick Shanley
Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges

3. Meatballs (1979) 76% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Rating: PG
Director: Ivan Reitman
Starring: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch

2. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) 6% at Rotten Tomatoes

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The Bakers are a large clan, and Tom’s struggles to provide for his family are highlighted by the family of his wealthier rival, Jimmy Murtaugh. Still, the clans find a way to get along together while vacationing in their respective homes along the lake.

Rating: PG
Director: Adam Shankman
Starring: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff

1. A Very Brady Sequel (1996) 52% at Rotten Tomatoes

 

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The 1990s Bradys maintain the same 1970s innocence and feel but live in a vary 90s world. This movie is edgier than its TV predecessor, as Carol’s long-lost first husband returns to steal a $20 million artifact. It’s one of the best island vacation movies ever made.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Arlene Sanford
Starring: Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Christine Taylor

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Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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