ByAayush Gupta, writer at
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Aayush Gupta

As the summer months start to roll in, an influx of movies have begun to hit the theatres. Over the span of these three months, there will be a plethora of movies to choose from. However, if you're confused as to which movies should be on your your list, you've come to the right place!

This list includes some major, big-budget blockbusters, covers a variety of genres from animation to thrillers, and even a biopic. So sit tight, grab a paper and pen (pff, who am I kidding, no one uses those anymore), and let's go movie hunting!

Finding Dory - June 17

First up on the list is Finding Dory. The sequel/spinoff to 2003's critically acclaimed and beloved Finding Nemo will be hitting theatres next week. The movie focuses on Dory, Nemo's best friend, who embarks on a quest to find her family – although as we all know, Dory isn't exactly the best fish in the pond when it comes to memory. Nevertheless, the movie should prove to be a fun, nostalgic return to the world of Nemo, and thus far, the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive.

Independence Day: Resurgence - June 24

Twenty years after the original Independence Day, Independence Day: Resurgence will be bringing back the original cast (minus Will Smith) to return to the epic, action-filled world. Set twenty years after the events of the first movie, aliens once again threaten the Earth, and it is up to the old (and new) heroes to save the world (again).

Although the plot is fairly simple, the movie should nonetheless prove to be an entertaining action flick.

The BFG - July 1

Steven Spielberg makes a return to the fantasy genre with an adaptation of Roald Dahl's bestselling novel The BFG. The movie looks extremely visually appealing, as well as an interesting story. Focusing on a young girl named Sophie, The BFG follows her journey into giant country, where she works with the BFG himself in order to foil the plans of the man-eating giants who are about to invade the world.

This movie looks to be another magical production by Disney and Spielberg, and is sure to be a giant success!

The Legend of Tarzan - July 1

I know right!? ANOTHER Tarzan movie? However, this version doesn't look to be similar to anything we've seen before – it's not monkeying around with silliness. With absolutely stunning visual effects coming into play (quite similar to Disney's The Jungle Book earlier this year), as well as a star-studded cast, including talents like Samuel Jackson, Margot Robbie, and Christoph Waltz, The Legend of Tarzan is set you give you a thrilling ride with its epic visuals and stunning music.

The Secret Life of Pets - July 8

From the studio that produced Despicable Me, comes another animated feature – The Secret Life of Pets. The Secret Life of Pets revolves around a terrier named Max, and his daily struggles as a pet. The movie provides a unique perspective of the world from the lens of a pet, and how they perceive human actions and emotions, while simultaneously providing us with an insight as to what our pets might be thinking. So if you're one of those people who is puzzled by why your cat or dog is behaving in a strange manner, this movie should definitely be on your list!

Ghostbusters - July 15

This movie has already gathered a lot of criticism and controversy due to several factors - namely the fact that the trailers didn't manage to impress many people, and in fact, went on to become the most disliked movie trailer on YouTube! With an all-female cast set including Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig to star in the movie, along with Chris Hemsworth as their assistant, Ghostbusters is surely a movie worth checking out. Despite the negativity it has been receiving, it may surprise you.

Star Trek Beyond - July 22

The third instalment in the new, rebooted Star Trek by J.J. Abrams (although this one is being directed by Justin Lin), Star Trek Beyond looks to be another highly entertaining sci-fi flick. Featuring Idris Elba as the menacing Krall, as well as the return of the original cast including Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, and Zachary Quinto, Star Trek Beyond is sure to be another awesome trek in the franchise!

Ice Age: Collision Course - July 22

The fifth movie in the Ice Age franchise, Ice Age: Collision Course raises the stakes even higher than the last movie, this time, journeying into... space?

Nevertheless, the movie looks to be a light-hearted comedy film, where you can just chill out, relax, and have some fun watching these characters team up once again and embark on another hilarious adventure!

Jason Bourne - July 29

Matt Damon returns as Jason Bourne in the fifth instalment of the Bourne franchise. After he unexpectedly returns, Bourne discovers that a new program has been created in order to hunt him down. Jason Bourne also stars Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones, both playing key roles.

If the trailer is any indication, this movie is definitely worth a watch, as you'll be in for a treat with plenty of action, suspense, and thrills to keep you on the edge of your seats!

Suicide Squad - August 5

My personal favourite on this list, Suicide Squad seems to be a highly entertaining movie starring some of DC's most infamous villains. Watch as a ragtag bunch of supervillains are forced to do the government's bidding, under the threat of a bomb exploding inside their head if they choose to be uncooperative. The movie will feature iconic characters including Joker and Batman, and will also serve as the live-action debut of fan-favourite Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie. It also stars Will Smith as Deadshot and Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang.

Akin to Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Suicide Squad could be the DCEU's ace in the hole, and surprise audiences worldwide.

The Founder - August 5

Starring the extremely talented Michael Keaton, The Founder follows the life of Ray Kroc, the founder of the internationally famous fast food chain, McDonald's. The Founder would be the perfect opportunity for those looking for a quieter, more grounded movie to watch, especially considering that it's out in theatres along with Suicide Squad, which is sure to be an action-packed, adventurous flick.

Kubo and the Two Strings - August 19

A highly unknown film, Kubo and the Two Strings could probably be one of the biggest shocks of this year. The synopsis of the movie is described below:

The story is set in ancient Japan, where a young boy named Kubo cares for his sick mother in a village. A spirit from the past turns Kubo's life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo who, in order to survive, must locate a magical suit of armour once worn by his late father, a legendary Samurai warrior. -Wikipedia

Kubo and the Two Strings features an A-List cast including Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, and George Takei. The animation of this movie looks extremely polished and unique, while the music adds levity and thrill to the trailer, which makes me surprisingly excited for this movie. I would definitely recommend checking this one out!

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