Don't Miss the Summer Movies Everyone Will Be Talking About

There's everything from dinosaurs to Mr. Rogers.

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Warner Bros. Pictures

The summer movie season is upon us. Whether you're using Moviepass or just doing it the old-fashioned way, there are SO many reasons to hit the theaters from May to August. They don't all feature Cher singing ABBA, but these must-see summer movies are all worth checking out nonetheless.

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CNN Films
RBG — May 4

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The biggest superhero of the summer is actually real-life Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This documentary explores her life and work, with commentary from RBG herself and others.

Watch the trailer here.

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Universal Pictures
Breaking In — May 11

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Home invaders mess with the wrong mom in this thriller starring Gabrielle Union. This one was perfectly timed for a Mother's Day weekend release.

Watch the trailer here.

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Warner Bros. Pictures
Life of the Party — May 11

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Melissa McCarthy heads back to school in this comedy directed by her husband, Ben Falcone. They also co-wrote the script. Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, and Debby Ryan co-star.

Watch the trailer here.

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Paramount Pictures
Book Club — May 18

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The Fifty Shades series may be over, but it's the focus of this all-star comedy featuring Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen. The women play lifelong friends who decide to read E. L. James's novel, and it changes their lives forever.

Watch the trailer here.

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A24
How to Talk to Girls at Parties — May 18

Here are three solid reasons to check out this movie: It's directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), it's based on a story by Neil Gaiman (American Gods and Coraline), and it's a coming of age tale starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman as space aliens set in London's punk scene.

Watch the trailer here.

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Marvel Entertainment
Deadpool 2 — May 18

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Ryan Reynolds is back as Deadpool and sassier than ever. The follow-up to the 2016 box-office smash finds the mercenary joining forces with mutants to face off against Josh Brolin's Cable.

Watch the trailer here.

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Lucasfilm Ltd.
Solo: A Star Wars Story — May 25

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Alden Ehrenreich plays a young Han Solo in this Star Wars origin story. Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, and Emilia Clarke also star. Maybe this will be the Star Wars movie that finally catches on.

Watch the trailer here.

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Lakeshore Entertainment
Adrift — June 1

Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin star in this ocean-set survival movie that'll make you rethink those summer sailing plans.

Watch the trailer here.

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Focus Features
Won't You Be My Neighbor? — June 8

It may not have all the bells and whistles of a summer blockbuster, but if anyone can get people into a theater for a documentary, it's Mr. Rogers. Morgan Neville's film explores the entertainer's life and legacy, and it had a lot of buzz on the festival circuit.

Watch the trailer here.

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A24
Hereditary — June 8

This one caught a reputation on the festival circuit for being über creepy. It's about a family learning dark secrets about their past after their matriarch passes away.

Watch the trailer here.

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Burn Later Productions
Hearts Beat Loud — June 8

Nick Offerman, Kiersey Clemons, and Ted Danson star in this musical drama that may provide the soundtrack to your summer. Offerman and Clemons play a father and daughter who start writing songs together.

Watch the trailer here.

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Global Road Entertainment
Hotel Artemis — June 8

Jodie Foster leads an all-star cast in this total summer popcorn action movie about a nurse who runs a secret hospital for criminals. Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella, Jenny Slate, Jeff Goldblum, Sterling K. Brown, Zachary Quinto, and Charlie Day also star.

Watch the trailer here.

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Samuel Goldwyn Films
Nancy — June 8

Christina Choe wrote and directed this thriller about a lonely woman who becomes convinced that she's the daughter of a couple whose child went missing 30 years earlier.

Watch the trailer here.

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Warner Bros. Pictures
Ocean's 8 — June 8

Sandra Bullock leads a crew of women who all bring their own expertise to the group as they scheme to rob an actress (Anne Hathaway) at the Met Gala. Bullock's Debbie Ocean is the sister of George Clooney's character from the last three films.

Watch the trailer here.

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Warner Bros. Pictures
Tag — June 15

A group of guys (Jeremy Renner, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, and Ed Helms) keep their friendship going through an annual game of tag that has gone on for decades.

Watch the trailer here.

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Walt Disney Pictures
Incredibles 2 — June 15

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Mr. Incredible is back with the whole fam in this long-awaited sequel to Disney/Pixar's 2004 animated superhero comedy. This time around, Dad is left home to care for baby Jack-Jack while his wife, Elastigirl, and the kids are saving the world.

Watch the trailer here.

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Universal Pictures
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — June 22

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard reunite in the second Jurassic World movie to save the dinosaurs from a volcano that's erupting on Isla Nublar. Just a hunch that things don't go quite as planned for them.

Watch the trailer here.

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Summit Entertainment
Uncle Drew — June 29

NBA stars take center stage in this basketball comedy also featuring Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll, and J.B. Smoove. The main draw is seeing stars like Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, and Lisa Leslie shooting hoops in old-person drag.

Watch the trailer here.

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Renstar Studios
Ideal Home — June 29

Paul Rudd loses the superhero suit for this dramedy about a gay couple (Rudd and Steve Coogan) who get a reality check when a young boy turns up at a dinner party claiming to be the grandson of Coogan's character.

Watch the trailer here.

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Universal Pictures
The First Purge — July 4

These movies basically sell themselves at this point. The fourth installment of the dystopian Purge series has Marisa Tomei and Melonie Diaz showing what happened the first year that all crime was legalized for one night only.

Watch the trailer here.

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Marvel Studios
Ant-Man and the Wasp — July 6

Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly join forces once again for the sequel to the 2015 Marvel blockbuster. MCU fans, be warned: This film actually takes place before the events of Avengers: Infinity War, so don't expect many answers to the cliffhangers from the end of that one.

Watch the trailer here.

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Annapurna Pictures
Sorry to Bother You — July 6

Writer/director Boots Riley takes us into the wild world of telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield), who's living in an alternate version of present-day Oakland. It might be the weirdest movie of the summer — and we mean that in the best way possible.

Watch the trailer here.

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A24
Eighth Grade — July 13

Elsie Fisher could (and should) be the breakout star of the summer. Writer/director Bo Burnham perfectly captures the awkwardness of being a teen in this comedy about a young girl trying to get through her last week of junior high.

Watch the trailer here.

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Sony Pictures Animation
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation — July 13

Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, and Selena Gomez lend their voices once again as Dracula and his family hit the high seas. If Hotel Transylvania and Hotel Transylvania 2 are any indication, this one is sure to be popular with the kids.

Watch the trailer here.

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Universal Pictures
Skyscraper — July 13

The Rock plays a former FBI agent brought in to assess security at a new building in Hong Kong that's the tallest and supposedly safest in the world. Everything pretty much goes downhill from there.

Watch the trailer here.

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Universal Pictures
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again — July 20

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Cher sings ABBA. Other people (including the cast from the 2008 film and new addition Lily James) do as well, but CHER. SINGS. ABBA.

Watch the trailer here.

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Warner Bros. Pictures
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies — July 27

The teen superheroes are on a quest to become Hollywood stars, but a Deadpool-like villain named Slade (voiced by Will Arnett) stands in their way. It's a big screen adaptation of the popular Cartoon Network series.

Watch the trailer here.

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A24
Hot Summer Nights — July 27

Timothée Chalamet follows up his award-season success with this drama set in Cape Cod in the summer of 1991, playing a small-time drug dealer who gets in way over his head.

Watch the trailer here.

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Paramount Pictures
Mission: Impossible — Fallout — July 27

CIA operative Ethan Hunt is back for his sixth impossible mission. Why do these missions always seem to involve dangling from high places?

Watch the trailer here.

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20th Century Fox
The Darkest Minds — August 3

Based on Alexandra Bracken's best-selling YA series, the story is set in a world where American kids under the age of 18 who’ve survived a disease that killed off most of the youth population develop strange abilities. Amandla Stenberg stars.

Watch the trailer here.