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10 movies to start your summer sizzle

We have the best movies to make your summer excellent, whether you're lounging at the beach or on your couch.

Freedom Summer - In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over ten memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states, even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and death.

Indian Summer - A heartwarming comedy about eight friends who reunite at their summer camp after twenty years.

The Kings of Summer - Verging on adolescence, Joe finds himself more and more aggravated by his dad's attempts to control his life. Declaring freedom, Joe and his best buddy Patrick, along with an odd kid called Biaggio, escape to the woods. He declares that they're going to construct a house, just for them, with no parents or responsibility. There they discover that they are in control of their destinies, all alone out in the forest.

Red Hook Summer - The latest in Spike Lee's Chronicles of Brooklyn series, RED HOOK SUMMER tells the story of Flik Royale, a young boy from Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, in the housing projects of Red Hook. Between his grandfather's preaching and the culture shock of city life, Flik's summer appears to be a total disaster, until he meets Chazz Morningstar, a girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn.

Summer Holiday - During a blissful seaside vacation with his adorable wife and young son, Boogie bumps into his best friends from high school. They soon begin reminiscing about their 'glory days' of drinking binges and outrageous sexual escapades. Frustrated with his job and the constraints of his life, Boogie decides to indulge in one wild night of boozing and chasing women with his old pals. But he soon realizes that a life of marriage, parenthood, and responsibility might be the best fate of all.

My Summer of Love - A spirited local girl finds herself drawn into the lush fantasy world of a prep-school rebel, but what started as a magical summer adventure soon becomes a dangerous friendship.

Summer of the Monkeys - In the 1800s, a twelve-year-old boy spends the summer trying to capture four runaway circus monkeys.

One Crazy Summer - An aspiring artist and the aspiring singer he loves join the most berserk brood of sun-and-funners on Nantucket Island in New England.

Summer School - Schools out and Ocean Front High gym teacher Freddy has big plans: summer in Hawaii. But the school's vice-principal is going to have Freddy teach remedial English. The laid-back teacher has a class full of misfits. The no-nonsense history professor down the hall is keeping an eye on all the shenanigans.

Summer Stock - Romance blooms during the summer in New England when Jane Falbury's sister shows up with a theatrical troupe and convinces her to let them stage a musical in the barn.

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