41 Movies That Are Worth Seeing This Summer (41 pics)

Posted in INTERESTING       19 Apr 2016       6372       GALLERY VIEW

"Captain America: Civil War" (Release Date: May 6)

The Avengers are up against their fiercest foes: themselves. In the third "Captain America" film, a rift in the group has led the superheroes to pick sides — Team Captain America and Team Iron Man. Heralded by many to be the best Marvel movie yet, this blockbuster has off-the-charts hype.

"High-Rise" (Release Date: May 13)

Tom Hiddleston continues to show the range of characters he can play as he stars in the latest from director Ben Wheatley. In this trippy thriller, he plays a doctor who moves into a swanky high-rise that is slowly making residents go mad.

"Money Monster" (Release Date: May 13)

Directed by Jodie Foster, this thriller starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts follows a popular financial TV host (Clooney) who is held hostage by an irate investor on his live television show.

"The Angry Birds Movie" (Release Date: May 20)

Including the voices of Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader, Kate McKinnon, Hannibal Buress, Danny McBride, Jason Sudeikis, and more, this movie version of the highly addictive game hopes to capitalize on its popularity.

"Holy Hell" (Release Date: May 20)

Executive produced by Jared Leto, this look inside a West Hollywood cult in the 1980s had a lot of people talking when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

"Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" (Release Date: May 20)

Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, and Rose Byrne return for the sequel to their hit 2014 comedy. This time the couple (Rogen and Byrne) who conquered the fraternity next to them have to deal with a sorority. Added in the mix this time are Chloë Grace Moretz and Selena Gomez.

"The Nice Guys" (Release Date: May 20)

A private investigator (Ryan Gosling) and a hired enforcer (Russell Crowe) join forces to track down a missing young girl and end up getting into a shocking conspiracy.

"Weiner" (Release Date: May 20)

Winner of the Grand Jury prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, this documentary on the contentious mayoral campaign of disgraced New York congressman Anthony Weiner will be a go-to for those who need a break from the summer blockbusters.

"Alice Through the Looking Glass" (Release Date: May 27)

Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to Wonderland to help save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp).

"X-Men: Apocalypse" (Release Date: May 27)

In the latest movie from the "X-Men" franchise, the team joins forces to take on Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), the immortal mutant who has been in hibernation for thousands of years and has awoken and wants to destroy all humans. A-list stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, and James McAvoy join newbies Isaac and Olivia Munn.

"Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" (Release Date: June 3)

The comedy trio known as The Lonely Island — Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone — have created viral sensations for themselves and "Saturday Night Live," but they're now taking on their first movie. And if it's anything like their shorts, we're in for a treat. Samberg plays a Justin Bieber-like pop star who goes into a tailspin after his latest album fails to be a big seller.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" (Release Date: June 3)

Turtle power returns to theaters this summer with a new battle against The Shredder and new villains from the comics: Krang, Bebop, and Rocksteady.

"The Conjuring 2" (Release Date: June 10)

Three years after investigating the strange paranormal activity at a family's farmhouse in the first film, Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) Warren travel to north London to help a single mother whose family is haunted by spirits.

"Now You See Me 2" (Release Date: June 10)

This sequel to the 2013 illusionist crime caper brings back Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, and Morgan Freeman from the original and adds new stars Daniel Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan for this new caper in which the Four Horsemen have been hired to pull off an impossible heist — their specialty.

"Warcraft" (Release Date: June 10)

Adapting the hugely popular video games and novels, director Duncan Jones ("Moon," "Source Code") brings the world to the screen where humans and orcs do battle.

"Central Intelligence" (Release Date: June 17)

If things go as planned, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart will be the next big action/comedy duo. Here Johnson plays a once bullied high-school geek who is now a CIA agent who needs the assistance of the former cool guy in high school, now an accountant (Hart), to save the world.

"Finding Dory" (Release Date: June 17)

Pixar is taking one of its most beloved movies out for another swim. Ten years after the global success of "Finding Nemo," the lovable sea life have returned, and this time the story centers on Dory (Ellen DeGeneres).

"Swiss Army Man" (Release Date: June 17)

Finding fans, and a lot of blank looks, when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, this love story/survival tale follows a man (Paul Dano) stranded on an island only to realize that the dead body that's washed ashore (Daniel Radcliffe) has the key to getting him home — it has a lot to do with bodily functions

"Free State of Jones" (Release Date: June 24)

Matthew McConaughey plays a farmer in Mississippi during the Civil War who leads a rebellion against the Confederates using local farmers and slaves.

"Independence Day: Resurgence" (Release Date: June 24)

Two decades after the blockbuster that made Will Smith a huge star, Earth is once again facing intergalactic terror. And once again, Jeff Goldblum is there to save the day — and Liam Hemsworth, too.

"The Neon Demon" (Release Date: June TBD)

Director Nicolas Winding Refn ("Drive") has always been known for his highly stylized peeks into twisted and disturbed characters. His latest may be his most unique, as for the first time his lead is a woman. Elle Fanning plays an aspiring model who gets engulfed in the dark side of the business.

"The BFG" (Release Date: July 1)

Steven Spielberg adapts this Roald Dahl novel about a kindhearted Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) who befriends a young girl, and the two embark on an adventure to stop the other giants who enjoy feasting on humans.

"The Legend of Tarzan" (Release Date: July 1)

Alexander Skarsgård plays Tarzan, who has left the jungle and gone back to living among humans in London. But when Jane (Margot Robbie) is kidnapped by an evil captain (Christoph Waltz), Tarzan returns to the jungle where he grew up to get her back.

"The Purge: Election Year" (Release Date: July 1)

Are you ready for another purge? This time around, a senator running for president vows to end the Purge if she wins, but there are a few who don't agree with her.

"Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates" (Release Date: July 8)

Desperate to get respectable dates for their sister's wedding, two brothers (Zac Efron and Adam DeVine) place an online ad, which goes viral. Friends Alice (Anna Kendrick) and Tatiana (Aubrey Plaza) are chosen, but it turns out that they aren't the nice girls they seem to be.

"The Secret Life of Pets" (Release Date: July 8)

A rivalry between two pets (voiced by Louis C.K. and Eric Stonestreet) in a Manhattan apartment building gets put aside when they realize that an army of abandoned pets is determined to seek revenge on all happy owners and their pets. Lake Bell, Ellie Kemper, Jenny Slate, Kevin Hart, and Hannibal Buress are just a few of the stars who lend their voices in the movie.

"Ghostbusters" (Release Date: July 15)

Thirty years after the classic comedy, director Paul Feig ("Spy") brings the story into modern times with stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones in the lead roles.

"The Infiltrator" (Release Date: July 15)

Bryan Cranston plays Robert Mazur, a US customs official who uncovers a money-laundering scheme that turns out to be connected to Pablo Escobar.

"Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie" (Release Date: July 22)

The 1990s hit UK series "Absolutely Fabulous" became a cult classic on both sides of the Atlantic. Now best friends Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) return to show that they are still as drunk and heartless as they were in the '90s.

"Star Trek Beyond" (Release Date: July 22)

The crew of the Starship Enterprise return with a new adventure. Stranded on a planet after being attacked by an alien race, they find themselves against a new villain.

"Bad Moms" (Release Date: July 29)

Mila Kunis plays an overworked mom who is fed up with her man-child husband and the alpha moms she deals with every day, so she goes on a quest with two other moms (Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn) to find their freedom.

"Equity" (Release Date: July 29)

In her first role since the end of "Breaking Bad," Anna Gunn plays a senior investment banker who finds herself in the middle of a financial scandal when a controversial IPO comes on her radar.

"Jason Bourne" (Release Date: July 29)

Following an eight-year hiatus from the character, Matt Damon returns to the Bourne franchise with lots of anticipation from fans.

"The Founder" (Release Date: August 5)

In search of another Oscar-worthy performance, Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc, an Illinois salesman who meets brothers Mac and Dick McDonald, operators of a hamburger restaurant in the 1950s, and maneuvers his way into a position to take control of the company, which would go on to become one of the biggest in the world.

"Suicide Squad" (Release Date: August 5)

Following the mixed reaction for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," Warner Bros. is hoping to rebound with this look at some of DC Comics' most notorious villains, who team up for a mission that no one thinks they will survive. With the hype around Jared Leto's performance as The Joker and a cameo from Batman (Ben Affleck), there's a lot riding on this movie, by director David Ayer ("Fury"), being a success.

"Florence Foster Jenkins" (Release Date: August 12)

Based on true events, the film stars Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress with dreams of becoming an opera singer, though she has a terrible singing voice.

"Pete's Dragon" (Release Date: August 12)

This reimagining of the 1977 live action/cartoon Disney movie follows Pete, an orphan boy whose best friend is a dragon. Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford also star.

"Sausage Party" (Release Date: August 12)

This animated comedy cowritten by Seth Rogen, who also lends his voice with Jonah Hill, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, and more, had people in stitches when a rough cut screened at South by Southwest. The hilarious film examines what our food is really thinking when it's about to get cooked.

"Ben-Hur" (Release Date: August 19)

Director Timur Bekmambetov ("Wanted") updates the classic sword-and-sandal epic best known for the version starring Charlton Heston in 1959 that won 11 Oscars, including Best Picture. Bekmambetov promises a different story and some jaw-dropping action.

"War Dogs" (Release Date: August 19)

Known for his raunchy comedies like "Old School" and "The Hangover" films, Todd Phillips makes a dramedy in this look at a true story of two guys (Miles Teller and Jonah Hill) who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm American allies in Afghanistan.

"Hands of Stone" (Release Date: August 26)

This biopic looks at the friendship between boxer Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez) and his trainer Ray Arcel (Robert De Niro) that changes their lives forever.




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