Ten Upcoming Films You Must Watch This Summer

Put these on your bucket list for summer 2017.

As spring comes to an end and the temperature rises, be sure to look out for these upcoming releases. Check out this curated list of films that will have you tossing your swimsuit to the side and running towards the box office this summer.

Baywatch (May 25th)  – Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchanan butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Director: Seth Gordon

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Ilfenseh Hadera, Hannibal Buress

Pirates of the Carribean (May 26th) – Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

Cast: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Orland, o Bloom, Brenton Thwaites,Stephen Graham, Golshifteh Farahani, David Wenham, Jessica Green, Goran D. Kleut, Kevin McNally, Paul McCartney, Martin Klebba

  1. Get A Look At Jack Sparrow’s Past

We’ve all come to know and love our swashbuckling anti-hero Captain Jack, but what made Jack Sparrow the pirate he is today? In ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,’ we get our first look at the events that caused Jack to earn the reputation he has.

  1. The Stakes Are Higher

We’ve seen Jack on the run from many a foes before, but none with the determination of Captain Salazar. Jack has more to lose than ever, but if he comes out on top he’ll have more than he could’ve possibly dreamed of.

  1. Paul McCartney’s In It

Huh?! That’s right! The Beatles front man and legend in his own right makes an appearance in this film. But, you’ll have to go see it in theaters to find out how he factors into the story.

  1. ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ is more than just another sequel…

With a host of new characters, fresh faces and a closer look at Captain Jack’s beginnings, ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ is set to reinvigorate the franchise in a way that we’ve never seen before.


Transformers: The Last Knight (June 21) – Humans are at war with the Transformers, and Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving the future lies buried in the secrets of the past and the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Now, it’s up to the unlikely alliance of Cade Yeager, Bumblebee, an English lord and an Oxford professor to save the world.

Director: Michael Bay

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Isabella Moner, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro

Cars 3 (June 16) – Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Director: Brian Fee

Cast: Owen Wilson, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, Lea DeLaria

All Eyez on Me (June 16) – The true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur, from his early days in New York to his status as one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mindset establish him as a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his death

Director: Benny Boom

Cast: Demetrius Shipp Jr, Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, Dominic L. Santana, Jamal Woolard, Rayan Lawrence

Despicable Me 3 ( June 30) – Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who grows up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s and gets into some sibling rivalry when he meets his long lost twin brother, Dru.

Director: Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda

Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Galer, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, and Julie Andrews

Atomic Blonde (July 28th) –  The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

Director: David Leitch

Cast: John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones

War of the Planet of the Apes (July 14) –  Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both of their species and the future of the planet

Director: Matt Reeves

Cast: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary

Girls Trip (July 21) – Four friends are in for the adventure of a lifetime when they travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival. Along the way, they rekindle their sisterhood and rediscover their wild side by doing enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

Directors:Malcolm D. Lee and Will Packer

Cast: Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish

Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 5) –Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine — distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.

Director: Jon Watts

Cast: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya, Donald Glover, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Tyne Daly, Bokeem Woodbine, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.

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