With summer fast approaching people will be heading to the beach, pools, and movie theatres. Summer is the time of year when many of the year’s biggest, most anticipated movies are released and after last summer brought audiences Captain America Civil War, Finding Dory, Star Trek Beyond, Jason Bourne, and many more of the year’s best movies, it’s time to count down which movies fans should be ready for next.
Note: Movies must release between May 1 and September 10
10: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (May 12)
Movies about knights are very hit or miss and director Guy Ritchie does have a shaky filmography in the last few years. However the solid cast should get audiences excited for what looks like a really good King Arthur film. The trailers are phenomenal and the change in setting from most other movies this summer should get people young and old excited for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
9: Alien: Covenant (May 19)
It has been a long time since people have been excited for an Alien movie. The series hasn’t had a great film since the second installment, which by most viewer’s logic would make it a bad franchise. However this movie has a few things going for it. One, Michael Fassbender. Two, This movie looks like it might be similar to the first two Alien films in that it looks to actually be scary with an alien stalking a crew around in space with nowhere to run. Three, The trailers showcased an alien that looks so real and terrifying that it could haunt viewer’s dreams. Four, MICHAEL FASSBENDER.
8: The Dark Tower (July 28)
Stephen King adaptations are haven’t been great recently but they didn’t have Matthew Mcconaughey and Idris Elba in the lead roles. The first trailer came out in early may and it showcases the stars that are sure to carry the film. Based off a beloved Stephen King novel of the same name, this film involves Mcconaughey and Elba going at it in a gunslinging battle that is sure to be amazing.
7: War for the Planet of the Apes (July 14)
Surprisingly the last two Planet of the Apes movies have been really good. In this film the best motion capture actor in the world, Andy Serkis continues to play main character Caesar the Ape. Caesar continues to lead the war against humanity to win Earth for his species, apes(It is a lot better than it sounds). In this installment Woody Harrelson plays the antagonist, that leads the human’s battle to keep Earth.
6: Spiderman: Homecoming (July 7)
SInce 2004’s Spider Man 2, which was AMAZING, there has yet to be a really great Spider Man movie. Spider Man 3 was overcrowded and has way too much going on, The Amazing Spider Man does have Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker but doesn’t live up to the first Spider Man, and The Amazing Spider Man 2 is bad for so many reasons. However this year with Tom Holland in the role of Peter Parker the MCU can make a really good Spider Man movie. Complaints arose after the second trailer appeared to reveal basically the whole plot, but there is still lots of excitement for Spider Man: Homecoming. Also Michael Keaton is in it!
5: It (September 8)
It’s hard to imagine someone besides Tim Curry in the role of arguably Stephen King’s most famous character, Pennywise, but Bill Skarsgård is in the role for what is sure to be one of 2017’s scariest films. With a trailer that is sure to give the viewer nightmares and Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard It looks like it could be a great blockbuster at the tail end of the summer.
4: Wonder Woman (June 2)
DC’s cinematic universe hasn’t gotten off to a great start. While some might love Man of Steel, Batman Vs Superman, or Suicide Squad they haven’t done well critically. 2017 looks like the year that could change with Wonder Woman and Justice League coming out. Despite a DC individual stating the movie was a disjointed mess the initial reactions to Wonder Woman were positive. Gal Gadot and Chris Pine star in a movie set in World War times that hopes put DC’s cinematic Universe on track to compete with the Marvel Cinematic Universe for popularity in the upcoming years.
3: Baby Driver (June 28)
Edgar Wright has a great track record when it comes to making movies and from the reviews so far Baby Driver doesn’t look to be any different. Ansel Elgort stars along with Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Hamm and Lily James in a movie that look to follow in the footsteps of 2011’s Drive by being an action, crime-thriller with a lot of cool driving and a great soundtrack.
2: Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 (May 5)
2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy is still considered one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s best films. It is funny, charming, action packed, and of course there is that fantastic soundtrack. Well for the second movie all of that is sure to return for Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2. With an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes and fans lining up to see it Guardians of The Galaxy 2 could have easily snatched the number one spot on this list.
Baywatch (May 25)- Probably won’t be very good, but it has The Rock and Zac Efron
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (May 26)- These movies aren’t that good but Jack Sparrow is a really fun character and at least they are going back to their roots.
The House (June 30)- It’s a comedy with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler so it has to be at least pretty funny
Transformers: The Last Knight (June 23)- Ugh another Transformers movie!? These aren’t good and MIchael Bay isn’t a good director, but it’s gonna make more money than any of the movies on this list most likely and there are still massive amounts of people that like these movies. This is really more of a dishonorable mention.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (September 22)- Honestly, this movie would easily crack the top three if it actually came out in the summer, but it didn’t make the deadline so here it is in the honorable mention section.
1: Dunkirk (July 21)
Christopher Nolan directs his first movie since Interstellar and looks to make a huge tone change from his last few films. Rather than a thought provoking, complex film Dunkirk is a war film set during World War II. A group of French, British, Canadian, and Belgian soldiers are surrounded by German soldiers in Dunkirk. Playing said soldiers are Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Harry Styles (Yes, from One DIrection) with Tom Hardy playing a German fighter pilot. With Christopher Nolan at the helm, a great cast, and one of history’s most polarizing stories as a basis, Dunkirk is sure to be one of the summer’s and 2017’s biggest hits.