The Lone Ranger

  • Who's starring: Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp
  • Why we're interested: As the Western hero and his sidekick, Hammer and Depp make for an interesting duo, and we're curious to see how Hammer plays off of Depp in a leading role.
  • When it opens: July 3
  • Watch the trailer for The Lone Ranger.
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The Way, Way Back

  • Who's starring: Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, and Liam James
  • Why we're interested: Carell switches things up as the jerky boyfriend to the mother of Duncan (James) in what looks to be a funny but touching coming-of-age film with a quirky cast of characters.
  • When it opens: July 5
  • Watch the trailer for The Way, Way Back.
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Grown Ups 2

  • Who's starring: Adam Sandler, Salma Hayek, David Spade, and Kevin James
  • Why we're interested: As real-life friends playing onscreen friends, the group brought the laughs with the first movie, and they're sure to carry that same comic energy into the sequel when the gang reunites in their hometown.
  • When it opens: July 12
  • Watch the trailer for Grown Ups 2.
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Pacific Rim

  • Who's starring: Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, and Idris Elba
  • Why we're interested: Based on the trailers, this movie features some incredible visuals — and we're not just talking about handsome star Hunnam. Robots and monsters and aliens, oh my!
  • When it opens: July 12
  • Watch the trailer for Pacific Rim.
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Red 2

  • Who's starring: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, and Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • Why we're interested: In the action-packed sequel, we get to see Frank (Willis) and the familiar crew (including Malkovich and Mirren) go up against a sassy Zeta-Jones, the film's villain.
  • When it opens: July 19
  • Watch the trailer for Red 2.
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Girl Most Likely

  • Who's starring: Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, and Darren Criss
  • Why we're interested: When Imogene (Wiig) is forced to live with her kooky mom (Bening) after a meltdown, we get to see Wiig's dark, deadpan comedy alongside Bening's more over-the-top humor.
  • When it opens: July 19
  • Watch the trailer for Girl Most Likely.
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  • Who's starring: Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges
  • Why we're interested: It'll be nice to see Reynolds show off his comic chops again, this time in a buddy-cop comedy about two partners who hunt down dead bad guys.
  • When it opens: July 19
  • Watch the trailer for R.I.P.D.
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The Conjuring

  • Who's starring: Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson
  • Why we're interested: Horror films are all the more horrifying when they have roots in reality, and this eerie movie is based on the true story of married paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren.
  • When it opens: July 19
  • Watch the trailer for The Conjuring.
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The Wolverine

  • Who's starring: Hugh Jackman
  • Why we're interested: With new stunts like a wild fight on top of trains and some kind of giant robot-ninja, it looks like Wolverine will have his hands claws full with more than a few close encounters. Plus, Jackman is back — and jacked again.
  • When it opens: July 26
  • Watch the trailer for The Wolverine.
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The To Do List

  • Who's starring: Aubrey Plaza, Donald Glover, Rachel Bilson, and Andy Samberg
  • Why we're interested: Set in the '90s, this film about Brandy (Plaza) trying to lose her virginity promises hilarious nostalgia with a cast of comic favorites.
  • When it opens: July 26
  • Watch the trailer for The To Do List.
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Smurfs 2

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2 Guns

  • Who's starring: Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington
  • Why we're interested: It's the meeting of two action movie greats when Wahlberg and Washington team up as criminals who rob a bank — until they realize they're both undercover.
  • When it opens: Aug. 2
  • Watch the trailer for 2 Guns.
Image Source: Universal Pictures

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

  • Who's starring: Logan Lerman and Alexandra Daddario
  • Why we're interested: In this sequel, Percy (Lerman) and his half-blood crew head to a sea of scary monsters, bringing Rick Riordan's popular YA book to the big screen in 3D.
  • When it opens: Aug. 7
  • Watch the trailer for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
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We're the Millers

  • Who's starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, and Emma Roberts
  • Why we're interested: Playing a stripper who agrees to pose as the wife of her drug-dealing neighbor (Sudeikis), Aniston brings a sassy sense of humor to this comedy.
  • When it opens: Aug. 7
  • Watch the trailer for We're the Millers.
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Prince Avalanche


  • Who's starring: Matt Damon and Jodie Foster
  • Why we're interested: Damon has already proven that he can carry an action flick, so we're excited to see him take a spin with sci-fi. He stars as a man who leaves Earth for a mission to space station Elysium in the year 2154.
  • When it opens: Aug. 9
  • Watch the trailer for Elysium.
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  • Who's starring: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, and Harrison Ford
  • Why we're interested: It's exciting to see Hemsworth take on a leading role for this espionage thriller, which also features a solid supporting cast with Josh Holloway and Amber Heard.
  • When it opens: Aug. 16
  • Watch the trailer for Paranoia.


  • Who's starring: Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad
  • Why we're interested: The story of the late Steve Jobs is fascinating in itself, but we're all the more curious to see how Kutcher embodies the role.
  • When it opens: Aug. 16
  • Watch the trailer for Jobs.

Kick-Ass 2

  • Who's starring: Chloë Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Jim Carrey
  • Why we're interested: This time around, Hit-Girl (Moretz) is a little older and a little snarkier, and we'll get to see how her foul mouth plays off of Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes.
  • When it opens: Aug. 16
  • Watch the trailer for Kick-Ass 2.
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Ain't Them Bodies Saints

  • Who's starring: Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara
  • Why we're interested: We've already seen Affleck and Mara pull off dramatic roles, and they look to be the perfect pair in this indie drama about a man who takes the fall for his wife and struggles to reunite with her years later.
  • When it opens: Aug. 16
  • Watch the trailer for Ain't Them Bodies Saints.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

  • Who's starring: Lily Collins, Lena Headey, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
  • Why we're interested: Fans of the bestselling YA book should appreciate the film adaptation, which follows a half-human, half-angel girl (Collins) who's responsible for protecting the human race against demons.
  • When it opens: Aug. 21
  • Watch the trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
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Drinking Buddies

  • Who's starring: Jake Johnson and Olivia Wilde
  • Why we're interested: This cute-looking comedy about two brewery co-workers offers Wilde a chance to show off her comedy chops opposite New Girl's Johnson, and the pair seems to have fun, believable onscreen chemistry.
  • When it opens: Aug. 23
  • Watch the trailer for Drinking Buddies.

The World's End

  • Who's starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Martin Freeman
  • Why we're interested: The witty UK comedians follow in their Shaun of the Dead footsteps with another funny sci-fi flick that promises plenty of one-liners as the group goes on an apocalyptic pub crawl.
  • When it opens: Aug. 23
  • Watch the trailer for The World's End.
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  • Who's starring: Keri Russell, Jennifer Coolidge, and Bret McKenzie
  • Why we're interested: When a woman (Russell) who's obsessed with Mr. Darcy heads to a Jane Austen-themed resort, we get a witty romantic comedy with a nod to iconic literary characters.
  • When it opens: Aug. 23
  • Watch the trailer for Austenland.
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