While the summer doesn’t officially start until June, May often gives us a taste of what’s to come. It’s also the month summer movie season kicks off.
Summer movies are already beginning to hit the big screen with films like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 leading the way, but there’s much more to expect this year.
From rom-coms to biopics, here’s a guide to all the summer films we can’t wait to see.
Everything, Everything (May 19)
Amandla Stenberg stars in this romantic drama about a teen who's allergic to everything, but risks her life for love when she falls for the boy next door. Anika Noni Rose plays Stenberg's mother with Nick Robinson as the boy next door.
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Baywatch (May 25)
The hit TV show is now an action comedy. Dwayne ''The Rock" Johnson leads a group of lifeguards as they go head-to-head against a criminal mastermind who's putting the safety of their beach in danger. Comedy, action, and The Rock running around on a beach shirtless, sign us up!
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Vincent-N-Roxxy (June 2)
Zoe Kravitz stars in this thrilling drama about two rebellious lovers on the run with trouble hot on their heels. The film premiered at 2016's Tribeca Film Festival and, according to reviews, there's more violence than drama.
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All Eyez On Me (June 16)
The most anticipated biopic of the year, All Eyez On Me tells the story of rap legend Tupac Shakur's rise as one of music's most iconic figures. Newcomer and lead Demetrius Shipp Jr. is the spitting image of Shakur. Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh, and Dominic L. Santana round out the cast as Afeni Shakur, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Kidada Jones, and Suge Knight, respectively.
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Ripped (June 23)
Faizon Love stars alongside Russell Peters as two stoners who wake up from a 30-year high. Antics and mishaps ensue, obviously, as the two try to navigate a new world.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7)
One of the most anticipated blockbusters of the year, the lastest Spider-Man sees Tom Holland stepping in as Peter Parker with Zendaya starring alongside in a mysterious role. Fans were quick to defend Zendaya when trolls and racists tried to come for her over rumors that she would play Mary Jane Watson. It's been confirmed that the actress is not Peter Parker's love interest, but no other details have been leaked.
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Girls Trip (July 21)
Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah, and Jada Pinkett-Smith star in this comedy about four women having the time of their lives at ESSENCE Fest. Hijinks occur, drama ensues, but it's a trip the ladies will never forget.
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The Dark Tower (August 4)
Idris Elba stars in this film adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name. Elba plays the last Gunslinger locked in battle with a mysterious man known as the Man In Black. It's a sci-fi western that's sure to keep you on your toes.
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Detroit (August 4)
John Boyega and Anthony Mackie star in this Kathryn Bigelow directed film about one of the most tumultuous periods in Detroit's history. Based on an incident that took place at the Algiers Motel, it will be impossible to walk away from this film without reflecting on the events that led up to it and the possibility of such a thing occurring today.
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Step (August 4)
This documentary about an all-girls step team received tons of praise at Sundance. The film focuses on seniors at a Baltimore high school and the obstacles they face as the year comes to an end. And, while the girls face many ups and downs, the team is always there.
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Whose Streets? (August 11)
The killing of Mike Brown rippled throughout America and the world, but Whose Streets? looks at the affect his death had on the community of Ferguson.
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The Hitman's Bodyguard (August 18)
Samuel L. Jackson teams up with Ryan Reynolds for this action comedy about a hitman who needs protecting when he decides to testify in court. Jackson plays the hitman and we can only imagine the roller coaster ride these two are in for.
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