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Summer Movie Preview 2024: Dozens More Must-See Films

Summer Movie Preview 2024: Dozens More Must-See Films
Published 3 weeks ago on May 04, 2024

Summer Movie Preview 2024: Gear Up for Popcorn Season!

Summer Movie Preview 2024: Gear Up for Popcorn Season!

With the sun heating things up, it's the perfect time to cool down in an air-conditioned theater and catch a flick. This summer's movie season promises laughter, thrills, tears, and everything in between. Get ready for returning favorites like Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F and new adventures with characters like Amy Winehouse and Imperator Furiosa. Here's a look at more than two dozen movies that will have you glued to the big screen:

Comedy

  • Mother of the Bride (Streaming on Netflix, May 9): Brooke Shields navigates family drama when her daughter announces a surprise wedding in Thailand.
  • IF (In theaters, May 17): Ryan Reynolds stars in this whimsical fantasy about imaginary friends who need to find new kids to play with or disappear.
  • The Garfield Movie (In theaters, May 24): The iconic lazy cat Garfield teams up with his long-lost father on a hilarious heist.
  • Ezra (In theaters, May 31): A frustrated stand-up comic kidnaps his autistic son and takes him on a road trip. Features Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne, and Robert De Niro.
  • Summer Camp (In theaters, May 31): Best friends reunite at the summer camp of their youth for some laughs and reminiscing. Stars Diane Keaton, Kathy Bates, and Alfre Woodard.
  • Hit Man (Streaming on Netflix, June 7): Top Gun: Maverick's Glen Powell stars as a mild-mannered college professor who moonlights as a fake hitman.
  • A Family Affair (Streaming on Netflix, June 28): Nicole Kidman falls for her daughter's boss in this romantic comedy.

Drama

  • Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (In theaters, May 10): Apes are the dominant species in this new installment of the sci-fi franchise. Freya Allan stars as a human on the run.
  • Back to Black (In theaters, May 17): This biopic chronicles the rise of singer Amy Winehouse, played by Marisa Abela.
  • Tuesday (In theaters, June 14): Julia Louis-Dreyfus deals with her terminally ill daughter in this moving drama.
  • Kinds of Kindness (In theaters, June 21): Director Yorgos Lanthimos reunites with Emma Stone for this anthology film featuring several interconnected stories.
  • Thelma (In theaters, June 21): A sweet grandma seeks revenge after being scammed. June Squibb stars.
  • Horizon: An American Saga — Chapters 1 and 2 (In theaters, June 28 & Aug. 16): Kevin Costner's epic Western saga spans several years in the 1800s.
  • A Quiet Place: Day One (In theaters, June 28): This prequel to the horror movies A Quiet Place depicts the initial alien invasion. Lupita Nyong'o and Djimon Hounsou star.
  • Despicable Me 4 (In theaters, July 3): Gru the supervillain is back, this time dealing with a newborn baby and a new villain.
  • Fly Me to the Moon (In theaters, July 12): Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum star in a love story set during the moon landing mission in the 1960s.
  • My Spy: The Eternal City (Streaming on Prime Video, July 18): Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman return for another adventure, this time in Italy.
  • It Ends with Us (In theaters, Aug. 9): Blake Lively stars in this drama based on the Colleen Hoover novel about a troubled relationship.
  • Alien: Romulus (In theaters, Aug. 16): A new crew encounters deadly aliens in this new chapter of the Alien franchise.
  • The Union (Streaming on Netflix, Aug. 16): Mark Wahlberg and Halle Berry star in an action comedy about a construction worker and a spy.

Action/Adventure

  • Atlas (Streaming on Netflix, May 24): Jennifer Lopez must work with A.I. to stop a robot terrorist.
  • Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga (In theaters, May 24): Anya Taylor-Joy takes over the role of Imperator Furiosa in this prequel to Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • Bad Boys: Ride or Die (In theaters, June 7): Will Smith and Martin Lawrence return as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett in the latest Bad Boys film.
  • **Twisters (In theaters, July

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