The Top Ten Films to Look Forward to this Summer

By Ben Barker - March 15 2016

It might only be March, but it’s never too early to get excited about the blockbusters that are going to be shaking up our screens this summer. Here’s a look at some of the most eagerly anticipated titles coming out in the next few months in a range of genres.


1. Captain America: Civil War (May 6)


While May isn’t technically summer, Marvel fans have been dying to see this since 2014’s Captain America: Winter Soldier came out. The plot follows the eponymous superhero (Chris Evans) being brought into conflict with Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) over government plans to regulate superheroes.


2. X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27)


The sequel to 2014’s Days of Future Past, the new X-Men movie will see a gang of familiar faces fighting the biggest threat yet: ancient mutant Apocalypse. James McAvoy and Jennifer Lawrence star.


3. Finding Dory (June 17)


Pixar’s latest movie is the long-awaited to sequel to Finding Nemo and is guaranteed to appeal to kids and adults alike. Ellen DeGeneres returns as the forgetful blue tang, trying to remember and find her parents.


4. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (July 1)


The well-loved sitcom series is making the leap to the silver screen this summer, as Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Edina (Jennifer Saunders) become involved in a huge media furore. Not much is known, except the celebrity cameos are numerous and the script will be hilarious.


5. The Secret Life of Pets (July 8)

Another family friendly animated movie arriving this summer, The Secret Life of Pets follows what animals do when we’re not looking. With voice talent from Louis C.K. and Steve Coogan, it’s guaranteed to be an adorable riot.


6. Ghostbusters (July 15)


The all-female reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise is set to drop this summer, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the title roles. Original ghostbuster Bill Murray is psyched to see the film, so we should all be too!


7. Star Trek Beyond (July 22)


It’s definitely the summer of sequels, as Star Trek Beyond proves. It’s the 13th Star Trek film and the third that J. J. Abrams has helmed, and sees Chris Pine (Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spock) stranded on an alien planet and trying to escape.


8. Jason Bourne (July 29)

The latest in the Bourne film series will drop this summer, a whopping nine years after The Bourne Ultimatum (2007). Matt Damon returns as the titular tormented spy, appearing in an all-new action thriller alongside Julia Stiles and Alicia Vikander.


9. Suicide Squad (August 5)


DC are rivalling Marvel’s supremacy in the superhero rankings this summer by releasing Suicide Squad. The film follows a misfit team of antiheroes performing black ops missions, starring Deadshot (Will Smith) and The Joker (Jared Leto).


10. Bad Moms (August 19)

Rounding out the summer is Bad Moms, an upcoming comedy film following the lives of Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell among others. It’s another film with limited information, but its core cast promise to be funny and make this one to watch.

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