Films that Feel Like Summertime | Criterion Channel

This list is an ode to the joys, passion, thrills, and heat only summer can bring. Between electrifying dramas, sizzling romances, and airy comedies. . . these are films on the Criterion Channel that evoke the feeling of summer.

As always, this list is ongoing and we're open to your suggestions.

  • The Swimming Pool
  • Summertime
  • Crazed Fruit
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Visions of Eight
  • Body Heat
  • The Hit
  • Le Bonheur
  • I Knew Her Well
  • Il Sorpasso
  • Mur Murs
  • Uncle Yanco
  • Paris, Texas
  • Permanent Vacation
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • L'Avventura
  • Touki Bouki
  • Desert Hearts
  • Y Tu Mamá También
  • Purple Noon
  • The Beaches of Agnès
  • Summer with Monika
  • Smithereens
  • Monterey Pop
  • Cane River
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Black Panthers
  • Losing Ground
  • Summer Hours
  • Claire's Knee
  • The Green Ray
  • La Collectionneuse
  • La Ciénaga
  • Betty Blue
  • Smooth Talk
  • Beau Travail
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Night Moves
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
  • George Washington
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Washingtonia
  • Picnic
  • Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
  • À Nos Amours
  • ...And God Created Woman
  • Knife in the Water
  • Contempt
  • Early Summer
  • Black Orpheus
  • Key Largo