The all-new summer movie season is here! This year, we anticipate exciting action-adventure blockbusters, fresh comic takes on beloved characters and dark twists in thrillers that will keep us on the edge of our seats. Check out our picks now so you can plan a summer of theatrical entertainment.
AVENGERS: ENDGAME (APR. 26)
We know the superpowered Avengers will never allow the forces of evil to conquer the universe, but they are now arrayed against an incredibly formidable foe. How can they possibly defeat such a powerful villain? Teamwork!
Michael Ealy and Meagan Good are delighted to purchase their dream home in the beautiful Napa Valley. Soon, however, they discover that former owner Dennis Quaid is not quite ready to say goodbye to his property in a surprising thriller that is fraught with danger and suspense.
Crime-infested streets in Los Angeles have become a war zone, prompting a police detective to don the mask of the legendary El Chicano in order to avenge the death of his brother and vanquish a former friend turned crime boss. Raúl Castillo and George Lopez star in the dramatic thriller.
The highly-polished Charlize Theron is totally consumed by her job as an important government official, so the possibility of a romance with scruffy new speechwriter Seth Rogen is unthinkable. Or is it? Comedy sparks will fly.
Based on the popular “imperfect” plush toys, 'UglyDolls' is a musical animated feature that’s sure to leave the whole family in stitches. And dancing in the aisles to the original tunes by Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas and other members of its star-studded voice cast.
An experienced, high-class scam artist (Anne Hathaway) is intrigued by the raw skills of a fledgling criminal (Rebel Wilson). Together, they decide to take delightful comic revenge upon the scoundrels who have done them wrong.
Nintendo's beloved Pokémon character, voiced by Ryan Reynolds, arrives on the big screen with curiosity, investigative skills and comic timing fully intact. He teams up with young Justice Smith, the son of Pikachu's former human partner, as they are drawn into a wildly comic mystery-adventure, chasing clues through a sprawling city.
Perennially popular, cheerleaders are a long established attraction at sporting events. Yet we've never seen residents of a retirement community decide to band together to form a new (old?) kind of pep squad. Diane Keaton, Pam Grier and Jacki Weaver star in the comedy.
Before he created the epic fantasy 'Lord of the Rings,' J.R.R. Tolkien (Nicholas Hoult) was very much an outsider, first at a prestigious school, then when he fell in love with a beautiful woman (Lily Collins) and finally as he fought for his country during a brutal, life-changing war. His true story can now be told.
The latest W. Bruce Cameron adaptation is also a sequel to 'A Dog’s Purpose,' the 2017 family-friendly hit that totally had your grandpa in tears, even if he tried to hide it. This time Bailey (voiced by Josh Gad) is on a quest to find the meaning of life, with help from various humans he meets along the way.
It's assassin vs. assassins, as the supremely accomplished John Wick (Keanu Reeves) must face off against, well, everybody in the world who has ever been hired to kill someone for money. Expect blood, bullets and more mayhem than ever in the third installment of the popular action-thriller series.
With her family facing imminent deportation, the scientifically-minded Natasha (Yara Shahidi) resists beguiling entreaties made by the romantic Daniel (Charles Melton). When true love calls, though, can anyone refuse to answer? Natasha and Daniel have one day to decide.
Will Smith is Genie in Disney's new live-action version of a tale of romance and riches (or lack thereof). Good and evil will collide as Aladdin (Mena Massoud) pursues a beautiful princess named Jasmine (Naomi Scott) in director Guy Ritchie's reimagining.
Directed by Olivia Wilde, 'Booksmart' is a hilarious and authentic look at the relationship between two overachieving best friends (Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever) who, afraid they missed out on partying in high school, decide to rectify that by partying all night the day before graduation.
What if Superman, but bad? In this sci-fi horror movie, an alien child with super powers arrives on Earth. That sounds like the origin of a certain iconic comic book hero, but the twist here is that the boy turns out to be evil instead a beacon of hope.
Godzilla stomps again, battling legendary creatures Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah. The monsters steal the headlines and the world's attention as valiant humans at the Monarch agency seek to save mankind from their wrath. Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler star.
She looks so sweet and kind! Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer stars as a woman who befriends a group of party-loving teens, while harboring her own secrets that will soon bedevil the hapless kids in a merciless horror-thriller.
How did the unassuming Reginald Dwight become Elton John, world-famous superstar? The singer's formative years are dramatized with great flair in the fantasy-musical; Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden and Bryce Dallas Howard star.
A mission goes wrong and suddenly the X-Men are confronted by the supreme power of the Phoenix (Sophie Turner), who is set on a course that may destroy the universe as we know it. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain also star in the new installment of the superhero saga.
Welcome to a television talk show that may finally be running out of steam. Desperate to avoid cancellation, famed host Emma Thompson hires Mindy Kaling to revitalize the show, with unexpectedly funny results. John Lithgow also stars; Kaling wrote the original screenplay.
Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star as secret agents who must deal with a series of attacks upon Earth by a bewildering array of weird alien creatures. The cheeky sci-fi adventure also stars Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson.
When the dead begin to rise from their graves and interrupt life in a peaceful small town, it’s up to the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled to save the day. Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, The Dead Don’t Die stars Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane and Tom Waits.
Max and Duke and the rest of their furry friends are back in this highly anticipated sequel to the hit 2016 animated feature - yes, even Snowball the bunny. What’s in store for these pets and their adventures while their owners are at work is currently a secret of its own.
What’s the summer movie continuing a 48-year legacy? (Shaft.) Can ya dig it? The latest entry in the classic blaxploitation franchise welcomes back Richard Roundtree and Samuel L. Jackson as they pass the baton to Jessie T. Usher in the role of John Shaft Jr. Right on.
Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill, is the new voice of the Chucky doll in a reboot of the classic horror franchise. This time around, Aubrey Plaza plays the mom who inadvertently buys a killer toy for her son as a birthday present.
You’ve still got friends in Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the gang from Pixar’s most iconic animated series. Now you can add the lovable Forky to your circle of plaything pals as the third 'Toy Story' sequel hits the open road for a brand new existential adventure.
Another possessed doll returns in the latest installment of the 'Annabelle' series, itself part of 'The Conjuring' Universe. Also returning for this horror sequel are Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren, with 'Captain Marvel'’s Mckenna Grace in the role of their terrorized daughter.
From the writer of 'Love Actually' and the director of 'Slumdog Millionaire' comes a fantastical new comedy about a musician (Himesh Patel) who wakes up in an alternate timeline where The Beatles never existed - so he becomes famous with their songs. Oh, you’ll believe in 'Yesterday.'
Your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man leaves the confines of his comfort zone for a European vacation in this sequel to 'Spider-Man: Homecoming.' Tom Holland suits up as the Marvel superhero once again as he expands his profile to become an international man of mystery alongside co-stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jake Gyllenhaal.
From the director of 'Piranha 3D' comes a horror movie involving another kind of aquatic creature. 'Crawl' stars 'The Maze Runner'’s Kaya Scodelario as a woman trapped in a flooding house filled with ferocious alligators during a Category 5 hurricane.
Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista team up in this buddy action comedy about a detective who recruits his Uber driver for a dangerous job trailing a drug dealer. Bautista’s 'Guardians of the Galaxy' co-star Karen Gillan and 'The Raid''s Iko Uwais join in the violent fun.
Disney completes the circle of life for its 1994 animated classic as 'The Lion King' is reimagined in live-action form. Featuring the voices of Donald Glover, Beyonce and James Earl Jones, reprising his role as Mufasa, this new version of the cherished tale of Simba will have you feeling the love on opening night.
Old dolls never die -- they just keeping coming back in sequels. In this fresh thriller, it's up to a young boy to engage in battle with a life-size doll with a mind of his own. Katie Holmes and Ralph Ineson provide unwary adult supervision.
The latest from Quentin Tarantino takes us back to 1969 as Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt play a TV actor and his stunt double in a tale of Tinseltown set amidst the backdrop of the notorious Manson Family murders. Margot Robbie co-stars as actress Sharon Tate, one of the victims of the horrible massacre.
You loved their bickering and brawling in the 'Fast and the Furious' movies, now follow Dwayne Johnson’s Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Shaw into their own eponymous spin-off. Can they stop fighting long enough to take down a super-powered Idris Elba? Whatever happens, you can count on 'Deadpool 2' director David Leitch to put them through some spectacular action.
'Game of Thrones' favorite Maisie Williams, 'Stranger Things' star Charlie Heaton and 'Glass' actress Anya Taylor-Joy are among the ensemble players in this horror-tinged X-Men spin-off based on the Marvel comic books about super-powered teens figuring out their new abilities.
Disney’s adaptation of the popular YA novels will introduce the titular young criminal mastermind to the big screen as he navigates a magical world of fairies, goblins and dwarves and a dangerous underworld of Russian gangsters. Newcomer Ferdia Shaw stars as Artemis Fowl II opposite Dame Judi Dench and Josh Gad.
Come on, ¡vámonos! Everybody, let’s go! Get out your talking map from your talking backpack and find the easiest path to your local theater for the big screen live-action adventures of Dora and Boots. But watch out for a certain fox. Swiper, no swiping our tickets to the Dora movie!
When gangster husbands wind up in prison in the 1970s, their wives (Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss) take over their organization and become Hell's Kitchen's most powerful mobsters.
Acclaimed filmmaker Ari Aster follows his feature debut, 'Hereditary,' with another horrifying drama. This one follows a couple (Florence Pugh and Jack Reynor) on a summertime trip to their friend’s (Will Poulter) quaint but creepy and potentially sinister Swedish town.
Based on the terrifying children’s book series and their original, nightmare-inducing illustrations, 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' follows a group of teenagers who must overcome their greatest fears in order to save their small town. What if we want to watch this one not in the dark?
One of the biggest hits out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, 'Blinded by the Light' is a crowd-pleasing comedy that follows the true story of a teenager in 1980s England whose life is changed when he discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen.
In this sequel to the 2016 animated feature based on the popular video game, the Angry Birds are forced to side with their mortal enemies, the Bad Piggies, when a new threat — a mysterious purple arctic-dwelling bird voiced by Leslie Jones — comes into the picture.
Best friends forever, three young boys are eager to grow up, but maybe not quite as fast as depicted in this raucous laugh-riot. Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon star as the boys whose reputations will never be the same after an epic journey involving illicit drugs, older girls and, of course, an earth-shaking party.
Cate Blanchett has a great life, so her family and friends are mystified when she simply disappears one day. Her husband (Billy Crudup) and daughter set off on a grand adventure, determined to find out what happened and reunite their family.
First, they hijacked the White House in 'Olympus Has Fallen.' Then they took on the UK for the sequel, 'London Has Fallen.' Now this third installment of the franchise is targeting its own hero, as Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is framed for an assassination attempt and tasked with clearing his name while on the run.
When her younger brother Charlie (Gabriel Bateman) unexpectedly disappears into the magical, animated universe of PLAYMOBIL®, Marla (Anya Taylor- Joy) must go on a quest of a lifetime to bring him home, setting off on a fantastic journey across stunning new worlds.