With the return of summer’s high heat and higher hemlines also comes a lengthy parade of summer blockbusters. From the latest young adult adaptations to big budget sci-fi we’ve pinned down 10 of the best summer movies we’re looking forward to seeing the most.
This update on the 1954 Japanese original promises cinematic epicness of monstrous—sorry we just had to—proportions. This time set in sunny San Francisco, director Gareth Edwards brings us the 50 ft. monster like he’s never been seen before, along with a slew of other monsters.
Seven films later, the X-Men franchise is one of the most beloved and has one of the most dedicated fan followings in the Marvel film universe. Lead by an A-list ensemble and promising plenty of plot, we can’t wait to see where Director Bryan Singer (X-Men 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class) takes the X-Men next.
This highly anticipated Disney film starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning offers a more villainous take on the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty.
Before you write off this young adult adaptation as yet another, star-crossed-dystopian-supernatural-romance flick, the sure-to-be tearjerker is making a strong case for a new type of trend in the young adult film genre.
The premise is more than a little familiar and it doesn’t seem that much has changed, but what 22 Jump Street may lack in originality it’s sure to make up for courtesy of wonderfully comedic pairing Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. It worked so well first time around, and if it ain’t broke…
With two films and a comedy special already under his belt for 2014, Kevin Hart has proven himself to be on a roll. The ensemble cast of 2012’s Think Like A Man Returns in this Vegas set sequel promising bigger comedic risks and higher rewards.
Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler team up to troll the entire romantic comedy genre. We wouldn’t expect anything less than absolute hilarity from these two.
From Bridesmaids to last summer’s The Heat, Melissa McCarthy has made a name for herself in top dollar comedy. This time as a petty robber on the lam her grandmother (Susan Sarandon), we can’t wait to see the actress’ writing debut.
Director Richard Linklater’s sentimental drama is a film 12 years in the making following family through the eyes of their son from age 5 to 20. After making a name for itself on the indie circuit, we’re excited to see what Linklater and newcomer Ellar Coltrane have in store.
The superhero action flick is here and it doesn’t look like the high-action high-intensity drama is going anywhere anytime soon. Marvel’s relatively unheard of Guardians of the Galaxy however promises to add a much more comedic take to the genre.
What flicks are you most excited to catch this summer? Sound off in the comments!