Midsummer marks the beginning of summer, so we thought you might want a collection of great movies to watch during those cozy summer nights. Here they are!

Great Movies To Watch On Summer Nights

Summer is here! There’s so much to do and so many people to meet, surely the fault of the-thing-who-must-not-be-named (covid). Yes, it’s exhilarating and we all had missed it so much, but well, it can also be a bit overwhelming. So what about just staying home on the couch one summer night and relaxing in front of an inspiring movie? We got you some uplifting gems that will help refill your energy!

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

(2019, IMDb M: 7.5 F: 7.8)

If you are into: Great Cast, Historical, Emotional, Nature

Telling the true story of the 13-year-old William Kamkwamba who saved the Malawian population from starvation, is a little nugget of emotion without being overly tearful. Filled with humanity and sensitivity, it’s a hymn to life and hope. Overwhelming and uplifting! A perfect fit for you if you want a deep feel-good summer movie about courage, climate change, and politics. And even better if you have teenagers at home - it will allow great discussions on Africa, agriculture, and inequalities in the world.


The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

(2013, IMDb M: 7.3 F: 7.4)

If you are into: Great Soundtrack, Hopeful, Inspiring, Nature

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is the film that nobody expected and that ended up being a winning bet. Walter Mitty is the archetype of the honest citizen: conscientious, endearing, and with irreproachable values. But! He is also a dreamer - so much that he’s awesome at escaping into his imagination. Thanks to Ben Stiller - who literally gets a playground in his role here - this uplifting movie is a reservoir of smiles and grace. Perfect if you’re the last one working and the city’s empty. It will transport you into a boundless imagination and inspire you to make this the best summer yet!


The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

(2004, IMDb M: 7.2 F: 7.2)

If you are into: High-Quality Visuals, Quirky, Great Cast, Emotional

Wes Anderson is just so good at cinema. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is a small uplifting marvel of poetry and a rare object where burlesque disputes its place with emotions. It’s an homage to Cousteau undisguised, and also a sad observation of the end of an era. But we don’t want to mistake you: it may be a bit pessimistic but it’s also very humoristic and light. Charming, colorful and so full of imagination, it’s the perfect fit if you want something dreamy and profound like summers nights can be.


Captain Fantastic

(2016, IMDb M: 7.8 F: 8.0)

If you are into: Nature, Family, Great Dialogues, Inspiring

Ben lives with his six kids in the deep end of a luxurious forest in the North-West of the USA, surrounded by vegetation and isolated from the consumer society as we know it: that's for the premise of Captain Fantastic. As ideological as it may seem on paper, the director actually makes it to avoid this trap and instead makes a movie that feels like a dreamy pop song. It's fresh, it's free and it goes beyond caricatures and cliches. Instead - a hippie fusion between Whiplash and Little Miss Sunshine and a real reflection on education. This is a great movie for families on summer nights!

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