When it comes to summer movies for guys, give us a good story with babes and things that go BOOM! Take a look at our picks for summer movies for guys and let us know if we've left any out!
Thor - May 6
Who's In It: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins
What's It About: The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: In a summer filled with superhero and action movies, Thor kicks things off with a bang. Get your tickets now.
Hobo With A Shotgun - May 6
Who's In It: Rutger Hauer
What's It About: A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: Did you just read the synopsis? If you're still not convinced, check out the trailer.
True Legend - May 13
Who's In It: Man Cheuk Chiu, Michelle Yeoh
What's It About: A martial artist masters the art of Drunken Boxing, and gives rise to the legend of the "King of Beggars."
Why It's Worth Checking Out: Take the skills of legendary fight choreographer Woo-Ping Yuen (he did Kill Bill, Matrix and Crouching Tiger) and mix in genre legend Michelle Yeoh and you've got the makings of a classic. Check out the trailer here.
Priest - May 13
Who's In It: Paul Bettany, Maggie Q
What's It About: A priest disobeys church law to track down the vampires who kidnapped his niece.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: If you're going to be dragged to a vampire movie, might as well be one filled with kick-ass action! Check out the trailer as Bettany and Q slay the bloodsuckers, none of them named Edward Cullen, unfortunately.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - May 20
Who's In It: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush
What's It About: Jack Sparrow and Barbosa embark on a quest for the Fountain of Youth.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: Let's face it, the last Pirates movie was terrible. As the trailer shows us, this fourth installment shows that the time off has done the franchise well. And adding Penelope Cruz doesn't hurt.
The Hangover: Part II - May 26
Who's In It: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha and Zach Galifiankis
What's It About: Phil, Stu, and Alan travel to Bangkok for Stu's wedding only to find themselves in another post-blackout misadventure.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: If you liked the first, you've probably already have time set aside during Memorial Weekend to catch this sequel with The Wolfpack. Check out the trailer here.
Tree of Life - May 27
Who's In It: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn
What's It About: The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: It's probably the only summer movie that has serious potential to show up on Oscar lists in 2012. Check out the haunting trailer to Terrance Malick's latest.
The Ledge - May 29
Who's In It: Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Terrance Howard
What's It About: A battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: If you were religiously devout and your wife Liv Tyler cheated on you with an atheist, things could get really awkward as seen in this trailer and not just because your father-in-law would be Steven Tyler.
X-Men: First Class - June 3
Who's In It: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
What's It About: In 1963, Charles Xavier starts up a school and later a team, for humans with superhuman abilities. Among them is Erik Lensherr, his best friend... and future archenemy.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: Sure it's another X-Men Origins movie, but everybody who's watched an X-movie has a favorite X-character. Is yours in this movie? Check out the latest trailer and find out.
Super 8 - June 10
Who's In It: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Zach Mills
What's It About: A group of friends start noticing strange happenings in their town and set out to investigate.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: Frankly it's a J.J. Abrams directed sci-fi movie and that can only mean that there is going to be plenty of WTF?! moments. Check out the trailer here.
Bad Teacher - June 24
Who's In It: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake
What's It About: A foul-mouthed junior high school teacher tries to seduce a colleague.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: Let's face it, if we had Diaz as our teacher, those fifth period math and science classes would have been way more entertaining. Check out the car wash sequence in the trailer here.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - July 1
Who's In It: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Josh Duhamel
What's It About: The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the Moon and race against the Decepticons to reach it.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: Consider this atonement for the last Transformers, which Bay admitted was crap. Check out the explosive trailer and see if a Victoria Secret model can out-act Megan Fox.
The Perfect Host - July 1
Who's In It: David Hyde Pierce
What's It About: A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: So you just robbed $300,000 and need a place to hideout. You randomly come across David Hyde Pierce's house. Things are gonna be fine right? Catch the trailer to see Niles Crane gone mad!
Horrible Bosses - July 8
Who's In It: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis
What's It About: Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: Because frankly, we've all had that one boss in our lives. And besides, we always wanted a sequel to Office Space.
Friends With Benefits - July 22
Who's In It: Mila Kunis, Justin Timberlake, Emma Stone
What's It About: Two friends discover that adding sex to their friendship leads to complications.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: If you liked the similar No Strings Attached, you're going to love Friends, which delivers more laughs in its trailer than Strings did in its entirety.
Captain America: The First Avenger - July 22
Who's In It: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving
What's It About: Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: As of right now, Captain America ranks as the most anticipated summer superhero movie, according to our Fandango poll.
Ironclad - July 26
Who's In It: Paul Giamatti, Kate Mara, Jason Flemyng
What's It About: A determined group of Knights Templar defends Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: OK, yes, the synopsis sounds like a high school history class, but with almost non-stop action throughout this movie, your new catch phrase just might be, "No surrennnnnnder!!" as seen in the trailer.
Cowboys & Aliens - July 29
Who's In It: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde
What's It About: A spaceship arrives in 1873 Arizona and a posse of cowboys are all that stand in its way.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: Check out the explosive trailer where the duo of Craig and Ford are awesome and Wilde adds a side of sexy to this sci-fi western.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes - August 5
Who's In It: James Franco, Freida Pinto, Andy Serkis
What's It About: An origin story that leads to a war for supremacy between humans and apes.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: The visual effects were created by WETA, the folks who worked on Avatar and the Rings trilogy. Check out the trailer here.
The Change-Up - August 5
Who's In It: Paul Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde
What's It About: A married guy switches bodies with his best friend to woo a co-worker.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: It's from the director of Wedding Crashers, the writers of The Hangover and, oh, hey, look, there's Olivia Wilde! Let this trailer and movie serve as a warning about peeing in fountains.
30 Minutes or Less - August 12
Who's In It: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari
What's It About: Two fledgling criminals kidnap a pizza delievery boy (Eisenberg), strap a bomb on him and force him to rob a bank in 30 minutes or less.
Why It's Worth Checking Out:
Eisenberg and Ansari's comedic timing is perfect as well as the cast of characters they encounter. Check out the trailer here.
Conan the Barbarian - August 19
Who's In It: Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan and Rachel Nichols
What's It About: The journey of Conan the Cimmerian and his quest for revenge.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: If anybody's going to update the Conan role from Schwarzenegger version, Momoa seems like the perfect fit. Watch him kick butt in the recently released trailer.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - August 26
Who's In It: Katie Holmes and Guy Pearce
What's It About: A young girl finds creatures in her house that want to claim her as one of their own.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: Written and produced by Guillermo del Toro, you know this remake of the 1973 original is going to have plenty of scares, as evidenced in the creepy teaser trailer.
Our Idiot Brother - August 26
Who's In It: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel
What's It About: An idealist barges in on the lives of his three sisters.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: Paul Rudd is back, playing the every man role we've come to expect from him. Check out the trailer here.
The Debt - August 31
Who's In It: Sam Worthington, Helen Mirren, Tom Wilkinson
What's It About: A former Mossad agent must investigate the reappearance of a Nazi war criminal she thought was dead.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: When it comes to espionage thrillers, few things are greater than ones that twist and turn and take their audiences on a ride. And with Mirren and Wilkinson on board, you get top notch acting, as seen in the trailer.
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop - TBD
Who's In It: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Jim Carrey
What's It About: A behind-the-scenes documentary of Conan's wildly popular Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On TV Tour last year.
Why It's Worth Checking Out: It's Conan, unleashed and uncensored, with cameos by Carrey, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. Need we say more?
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