Folks, the happiest time is upon us – the summer vacations are nearing and in this intense heat, students will get a much deserving break from the early morning rushes to school with heavy bags on their back – it’s time to sit back, relax.

In the times of summer vacations, we all enjoy the first few days but it starts to get a little boring afterwards. Hmm, so what can one do? Not to worry, switch on the ac, grab a pack of chips and switch over to the best form of entertainment – yes, movies. In fact, you can even go to a movie theatre near you with a galore of quality movies hitting cinemas this summer vacation.

In this list, we name 30 movies to watch this summer vacations.

We start with a few releases that will hit the summer time this year, which are:

1The angry birds movie


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Release date – May 20, 2016

Why are the birds so angry? Find out in this epic ride of birds vs piggies, a sureshot family entertainer that is ought to give you a great 1.5 hrs of entertainment, coming to theaters on 20th of may.

2X-men apocalypse


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Release date – May 20, 2016

Now, who doesn’t like x-men! It’s just like asking who doesn’t like chocolates, we all do. X-men return to the theaters this summer on 27th of may. X-men must unite to defeat extinction plans of world’s first mutant, Apocalypse.

3Alice through looking glass


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Release date – May 27, 2016

Alice in a wonderland is a movie that has since many years been an entertainer from Disney productions, of course the graphics in the movie have improved decade after decade. On 27th of may, Alice returns to wonderland to save the Mad Hatter.

4The legend of Tarzan


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Release date – July 1, 2016

The cartoon now returns in the shape of a human with Tarzan now settled in London but gets a calling back to his first home i.e. the jungle. An exhilarating tale of a human living in a jungle – investigating activities at a mining encampment.

5Finding Dory


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The blue tank fish that we’ve grown to love courtesy of Disney tv cartoon series, the movie follows Dory embarking upon a journey to reunited with her parents. Coming to theatres on June 17 2016.

If you’re looking to catch some movies in the comfort of your home, you can perhaps opt for the below movies :

6Die Hard (Film Series)

  1. Die Hard (1988)
  2. Die Hard 2 (1990)
  3. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
  4. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
  5. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

hStarring Bruce Willis, Die Hard first hit the theaters in the 90s and has since had 4 sequels to it – the movie is essentially an action thriller, quite an entertaining 2 hour watch.


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7Home alone (Franchise)

  1. Home Alone (1990)
  2. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
  3. Home Alone 3 (1997)
  4. Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002)
  5. Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist (2012)

A pre-teen rich brat lives a few days to the most in absence of his parents. the journey follows him across the season of holidays when he’s alone and is potentially at the risk of being kidnapped.

8Baby’s day out

A mere 6-7 month old baby making life of 3 kidnappers miserable, now that’s some good script. A true entertainer for all ages.

9Harry Potter (Film Series)

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)

A wizardry boy and his journey followed through 9 set of movies will make your summer great – the movie has become a cult favorite among the lovers of wizardry and the world of magic.


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10Lord of the rings (Film Series)

  1. The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
  2. The Two Towers (2002)
  3. The Return of the King (2003)

Who hasn’t heard of it’s dominance at the Oscars! One of it’s kind movie in it’s genre, if you’ve ever seen Mahabharata on TV – this is just how it should be ideally made, the LOTR franchisee is an epic journey followed through the art of film making.

Apart from the selection of the above movies, you can also catch some of the most recent released; which are as follows :

11Neerja


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Bio-pic of a brave heart air-hostess.

12The Jungle Book


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Mowgli’s tale on the big screen.

13Airlift


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Movie follows journey of Indians stuck in Kuwait during 1990, when Iraq invaded the country

14Bajirao Mastaani


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Historic account of romance between Bajiraao and Mastaani

15Fan


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SRK in and as fan, quite different from the usual SRK romantic movies

16Kapoor and Sons


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The drama of a “Kapoor” family, what happens when 2 brothers fall for the same girl?

17Ki & Ka


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What if a husband stays at home and wife works? Ki & Ka is a different take on today’s modern day marriage.

18Piku


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The relationship between a working daughter and an old-age father, the duo of Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan makes it a worthwhile watch.

19Tamasha


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We’re all actors, forced to live a life not living our dream. Sounds familiar! Catch this movie and you’ll find a bit of yourself in it.

20Tanu weds manu returns


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The comical drama returned after almost 2 years and this time it was even more funnier.

Switching the base to Hollywood now :

21500 days of summer


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Story based in summer around a girl named “summer”, following how love always doesn’t has the end you wish – but why can’t that be perfect!

22Annie Hall

The 1977 rom-com starring Diane Keaton and the absolute legendary Woody Allen, the realism of the movie almost makes you feel that it’s your own life.

23Sleepless in Seattle

After losing his wife, a father has the responsibility of raising his son alone – the son however wants to find his father another “perfect girl”.

24Before sunrise

Boy meet a girl, they fall in love and decide to meet again – will they though?

25Serendipity

John Cusack. With him a rom-com can never go wrong.

26Burnt


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Bradley Cooper’s character is a 2 time Michelin star chef returning to the kitchen after a drug problem, can he regain his lost glory?

27Batman: The Dark Knight


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Heath Ledger’s absolute thrilling performance is ought to give you chills – don’t miss this epic drama of batman vs the joker.

28Kung Fu Panda (franchise)


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  1. Kung Fu Panda (2008)
  2. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
  3. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)

Journey of a Panda whose selected as “dragon warrior”, sounds good! Believe me, it’s the perfect summer watch – funny, entertaining and yes; you’d want to watch the 2 sequels to it too.

29Toy story

Ever wondered what toys do when we’re not around? YES. Of course we all have. Then, why not see for yourself in this unique movie by pixar.

30Spider-man

There’s nothing like the love for Spider-man and in the summer time, we all want to relive our fascination for superheroes and the Spider-man trilogy gives us just another reason to love the summer time.

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