sisterhood of traveling pantsSummer is finally upon us and it’s a good time to crank up the air conditioning and take in the perfect movie. 

To help you do just that, INSIDER has rounded up a list of the films that really capture the magic, fun, and heated emotions of summer. 

Whether it’s taking a trip to Rome in “Lizzie McGuire” or finding your long lost twin like in “The Parent Trap,” these summer-based flicks will get you in the mood for the season of surf and sand. 

Here are 11 perfect movies to watch during the summer:

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1. “The Parent Trap”

In a remake of the 1961 classic, Lindsay Lohan plays twin sisters Annie and Hallie who were separated after their parents divorce and find each other 11 years later during summer camp. The two then proceed to switch places to get to know their parents and eventually bring them back together. That’s kind of a risky move for two 11-year-old girls to pull off, but that’s what made this movie more of a classic than the original. 

2. “The Last Song”

If you need a refresher on how Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth got started, it begins right here with this film. In the Nicholas Sparks drama (based on the novel of the same name), Cyrus’ character Ronnie and her brother Jonah (Bobby Coleman) visit their estranged father for the summer on a beach in North Carolina. Over the course of the trip, Ronnie eventually falls in love with Will Blakelee (Hemsworth), builds a stain glass window to appease her dad who is terminally ill, and even gets into Juilliard for being a piano protege. Although this film has it’s tearful moments, it’s definitely enlightening and a good summer watch. 

3. “50 First Dates”

This fun romantic comedy marks the second time Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore channeled their on camera chemistry since starring in “The Wedding Singer.” Adam Sandler ‘s character, Henry, falls in love with a girl named Lucy (Barrymore) who suffers from amnesia due to a car accident. Every single day, she wakes up forgetting what happened the day before which becomes a struggle for Henry to get Lucy to fall in love with him. If you enjoy the comedic thrill of both actors together, you can watch them continue the fun they bring to big screen in the 2014 comedy “Blended.” 

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