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Cue the popcorn (with its evenly distributed butter). Summer is upon us, which means you’ve got a whopping 37 films to see. There are blockbusters, tearjerkers, comedies and awkward family dramas galore. But most importantly, Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell share screen time again. Save the date.

Comedy

You love to LOL

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Rough Night

(June 16)

A bachelorette party in Miami goes seriously awry (Hangover-style) when college friends—Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon and Zoë Kravitz—all reunite.

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The House

(June 30)

When Scott (Will Ferrell) and Kate (Amy Poehler) realize they’ve blown their daughter’s college fund, they launch a casino in their basement to earn cash fast. 

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The Little Hours

(June 30)

James Franco flees his master (Nick Offerman) to live with some, ahem, difficult medieval nuns played by Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Molly Shannon.

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Girls Trip

(July 21)

Lifelong friends (Kate Walsh, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Regina Hall) pull off a scheduling miracle and convene in New Orleans for a weekend to remember. 

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The Hitman’s Bodyguard

(August 18)

Ryan Reynolds is hired to protect the life of Samuel L. Jackson, his mortal adversary and the world’s most notorious hit man. Cue Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” with a hearty serving of explosives and expletives. 

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Logan Lucky

(August 18)

Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Adam Driver, Hilary Swank and Katie Holmes all star in this film about two brothers who try to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race.

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Action

Hold on to your seat rests

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Wonder Woman

(June 2)

After an encounter with an American pilot (Chris Pine), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) learns of a massive threat to the world’s existence. Sans any lack of confidence, she decides she’s the only one who can cease the threat while discovering her true destiny.

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The Mummy

(June 9)

Tom Cruise reboots The Mummy franchise with help from Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe.

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47 Meters Down

(June 16)

Two sisters (Mandy Moore and Claire Holt) get trapped in a shark cage near the ocean floor. Plus, their oxygen tanks are low. So, on a fear level, it’s Jaws times a million. 

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Transformers: The Last Knight

(June 23)

Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins star in this sequel—the fifth in the franchise—in yet another battle of man versus machine.

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Baby Driver

(June 28)

A kid (Ansel Elgort) is forced to act as a getaway driver in order to pay off a debt to a crime boss (Kevin Spacey). Lily James, Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm also star.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

(July 7)

This film picks up where Captain America: Civil War left off—with Peter Parker (Tom Holland) attempting to balance high school with his minor, world-saving Spider-Man job demands. 

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A Ghost Story

(July 7)

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star in this film about a white-sheeted ghost who returns home in an effort to reconnect with and console his grief-stricken wife. 

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War for the Planet of the Apes

(July 14)

In the follow-up to Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Caesar (Andy Serkis) faces off against a ruthless colonel (Woody Harrelson) before deciding to go rogue.

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

(July 21)

Cara Delevingne, Ethan Hawke, John Goodman and Clive Owen all star in this film about a danger jeopardizing the safety of a city that species across the galaxy call home. 

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Dunkirk

(July 21)

This film—about a heroic mission to save French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers during World War II—stars Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance…and Harry Styles (who makes his big-screen debut).

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Atomic Blonde

(July 28)

Charlize Theron is a badass MI6 agent sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate a murder and recover a dossier of double agents.  

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The Dark Tower

(August 4)

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey face off in this film based on Stephen King’s homonymous novel. 

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Family

Kid-tested, mom-approved    

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

(June 2)

Based on the beloved book series, this film follows two pranksters (Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch) as they hypnotize their principal (Ed Helms) into thinking he’s the one, the only…Captain Underpants.

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Cars 3

(June 16)

With newcomer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) on the scene, Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) begins to wonder if his racing days are numbered in this sequel. 

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Despicable Me 3

(June 30)

Gru (Steve Carell) is back and this time—with the help of his wife, Lucy (Kristen Wiig)—he must protect the world from an '80s child star (Trey Parker) seeking world domination. And, of course, Minions being Minions. 

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The Emoji Movie

(July 28)

James Corden is Hi-5, Anna Faris is Jailbreak and Patrick Stewart is…Poop. But those are just a few of the stars lending their voices to the first-ever emoji film.

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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature

(August 11)

With the construction of an amusement park threatening to destroy their home, Surly (Will Arnett) and his friends (Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph) must team up to stop the impending destruction. 

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Drama

Tissues required

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My Cousin Rachel

(June 9)

A young Englishman (Sam Claflin) suspects his beautiful cousin (Rachel Weisz) of murder and begins to plot revenge until he—whoops—starts to fall in love with her. (Hey, it’s complicated.) 

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Megan Leavey

(June 9)

Kate Mara stars in this film based on the real life story of a marine corporal whose bond with her combat dog saved her from a sticky situation (or two) while stationed in Iraq.

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All Eyez On Me

(June 16)

Rumored to be the next Straight Outta Compton, this film tells the story of rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

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The Book of Henry

(June 16)

Naomi Watts’s mom strength is tested in this film about an 11-year-old genius who devises a plan to right a terrible wrong committed next door. 

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The Beguiled

(June 30)

When a wounded soldier (Colin Farrell) is taken in at an all-girls school in Virginia during the Civil War, all hell breaks loose. (Nicole Kidman also stars.) We all know how the “fox guarding the henhouse” story ends. 

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Detroit

(August 4)

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, this film—starring Anthony Mackie, John Boyega and John Krasinski—is about the race riots that took place in the Motor City during the summer of 1967.

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Independent

For something quirky and delightful

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Beatriz at Dinner

(June 9)

When her car breaks down, a holistic doctor—played by Salma Hayek—is forced to join the most awkward dinner party ever, hosted by one of her wealthy clients.

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The Hero

(June 9)

Sam Elliott plays an aging movie star faced with simultaneously coming to terms with his past and mortality in this comedy/drama. (Laura Prepon and Krysten Ritter also star.) 

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Maudie

(June 16)

Set in Nova Scotia, Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins make an unlikely pair in this sweet-looking film about an arthritic woman who discovers she has artistic talents.

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Patti Cake$

(July 7)

This film follows aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski (aka Patti Cake$) in her quest for unlikely stardom in New Jersey. (Bonus: Bridget Everett plays her mom.)

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The Big Sick

(July 14)

Cultural issues (and a health care scare) threaten to derail the relationship between a Pakistani comic (Kumail Nanjiani) and his American girlfriend (Zoe Kazan).

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Landline

(July 21)

Sisters Jenny Slate and Abby Quinn bond over the discovery of their father’s affair. (Bonus: Their parents are played by John Turturro and Edie Falco.)

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Ingrid Goes West

(August 4)

After her mother dies, Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) leaves her life behind to move to L.A.—and strike up a bond with a socialite (Elizabeth Olsen) she follows on Instagram.

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The Only Living Boy in New York

(August 11)

A recent college grad (Callum Turner) is struggling to figure out his life when he accidentally falls in love with his father’s mistress (Kate Beckinsale). Welp, this complicates things. 

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