2017 Summer Movie Preview

by gabe5525 | created - 28 Feb 2016 | updated - 05 May 2017 | Public

My ranking of movies releasing between the months of May to August. Release dates may change.

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1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

67 Metascore

The Guardians struggle to keep together as a team while dealing with their personal family issues, notably Star-Lord's encounter with his father the ambitious celestial being Ego.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

Votes: 498,607 | Gross: $389.81M

2. Baby Driver (2017)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González

Votes: 376,809 | Gross: $107.83M

3. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

73 Metascore

Peter Parker balances his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens with his superhero alter-ego Spider-Man, and finds himself on the trail of a new menace prowling the skies of New York City.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

Votes: 447,024 | Gross: $334.20M

4. Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

94 Metascore

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 477,069 | Gross: $188.37M

5. Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

76 Metascore

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis

Votes: 496,916 | Gross: $412.56M

6. Alien: Covenant (2017)

R | 122 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

65 Metascore

The crew of a colony ship, bound for a remote planet, discover an uncharted paradise with a threat beyond their imagination, and must attempt a harrowing escape.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride

Votes: 230,915 | Gross: $74.26M

7. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna

Votes: 143,258 | Gross: $41.19M

8. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval

Votes: 205,682 | Gross: $146.88M

9. The Book of Henry (2017)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

31 Metascore

With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 20,441 | Gross: $4.22M

10. The Mummy (2017)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

34 Metascore

An ancient Egyptian princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.

Director: Alex Kurtzman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe

Votes: 157,651 | Gross: $80.10M

11. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

39 Metascore

Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 233,186 | Gross: $172.56M

12. Detroit (2017)

R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History

77 Metascore

Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore

Votes: 41,412 | Gross: $16.79M

13. It Comes at Night (2017)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery

78 Metascore

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Director: Trey Edward Shults | Stars: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Riley Keough

Votes: 70,641 | Gross: $13.99M

14. Atomic Blonde (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 154,179 | Gross: $51.57M

15. The Dark Tower (2017)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

34 Metascore

A boy haunted by visions of a dark tower from a parallel reality teams up with the tower's disillusioned guardian to stop an evil warlock known as the Man in Black who plans to use the boy to destroy the tower and open the gates of Hell.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 112,458 | Gross: $50.70M

16. Logan Lucky (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

78 Metascore

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Farrah Mackenzie

Votes: 108,630 | Gross: $27.78M

17. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

41 Metascore

Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou

Votes: 171,916 | Gross: $39.18M

18. Okja (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

75 Metascore

A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.

Director: Joon Ho Bong | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-hyun Ahn, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 74,168

19. The Wall (II) (2017)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

Two American Soldiers are trapped by a lethal sniper, with only an unsteady wall between them.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena, Laith Nakli

Votes: 20,786 | Gross: $1.80M

20. The Big Sick (2017)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Director: Michael Showalter | Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano

Votes: 106,274 | Gross: $42.87M

21. Annabelle: Creation (2017)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

62 Metascore

Twelve years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll-maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they become the target of the doll-maker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, Brad Greenquist

Votes: 95,552 | Gross: $102.09M

22. Wind River (2017)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

A veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.

Director: Taylor Sheridan | Stars: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, Teo Briones

Votes: 173,532 | Gross: $33.80M

23. A Ghost Story (2017)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

84 Metascore

In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr., Kenneisha Thompson

Votes: 47,751 | Gross: $1.60M

24. Despicable Me 3 (2017)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

49 Metascore

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

Directors: Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, Eric Guillon | Stars: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove

Votes: 95,854 | Gross: $264.62M

25. War Machine (2017)

TV-MA | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

56 Metascore

An idiosyncratic General confronts opposition from enemies, allies, and bureaucrats while leading a massive rebuilding operation in Afghanistan.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Brad Pitt, Daniel Betts, John Magaro, Emory Cohen

Votes: 35,566

26. The Beguiled (2017)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell

Votes: 44,166 | Gross: $10.58M

27. Baywatch (2017)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

37 Metascore

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra

Votes: 141,566 | Gross: $58.06M

28. The House (I) (2017)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

30 Metascore

After the town takes away their daughter's college scholarship, a couple start an illegal casino in their friend's house to make back the money.

Director: Andrew Jay Cohen | Stars: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Ryan Simpkins, Jason Mantzoukas

Votes: 34,789 | Gross: $25.48M

29. The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)

R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

47 Metascore

The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hitman who must testify at the International Criminal Court. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Elodie Yung

Votes: 164,972 | Gross: $75.47M

30. Rough Night (2017)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

51 Metascore

Things go terribly wrong for a group of girlfriends who hire a male stripper for a bachelorette party in Miami.

Director: Lucia Aniello | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz, Ilana Glazer

Votes: 40,801 | Gross: $22.06M

31. Wish Upon (2017)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

32 Metascore

A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert

Votes: 15,369 | Gross: $14.30M

32. Snatched (2017)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

45 Metascore

When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, a young woman persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise, with unexpected results.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Kim Caramele, Raven Goodwin

Votes: 30,581 | Gross: $45.83M

33. All Eyez on Me (2017)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, Music

38 Metascore

Tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur.

Director: Benny Boom | Stars: Demetrius Shipp Jr., Danai Gurira, Kat Graham, Annie Ilonzeh

Votes: 18,925 | Gross: $44.92M

34. Cars 3 (2017)

G | 102 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

59 Metascore

Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world.

Director: Brian Fee | Stars: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion

Votes: 61,861 | Gross: $152.90M

35. 47 Meters Down (2017)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine, Chris Johnson

Votes: 40,841 | Gross: $44.31M

36. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

PG | 89 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

69 Metascore

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Director: David Soren | Stars: Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll

Votes: 22,454 | Gross: $73.92M

37. Lowriders (2016)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

A young street artist in East Los Angeles is caught between his father's obsession with lowrider car culture, his ex-felon brother and his need for self-expression.

Director: Ricardo de Montreuil | Stars: Gabriel Chavarria, Demián Bichir, Theo Rossi, Tony Revolori

Votes: 1,985 | Gross: $6.16M

38. Everything, Everything (2017)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A teenager who's spent her whole life confined to her home falls for the boy next door.

Director: Stella Meghie | Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reguera

Votes: 27,949 | Gross: $34.00M

39. Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

27 Metascore

A deadly threat from Earth's history reappears, and a hunt for a lost artifact takes place between Autobots and Decepticons, while Optimus Prime encounters his creator in space.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock

Votes: 121,683 | Gross: $130.17M

40. Ingrid Goes West (2017)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

An unhinged social media stalker moves to LA and insinuates herself into the life of an Instagram star.

Director: Matt Spicer | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell

Votes: 27,949 | Gross: $3.02M

41. The Glass Castle (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama

56 Metascore

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson

Votes: 24,442 | Gross: $17.27M

42. Girls Trip (2017)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish

Votes: 30,175 | Gross: $115.11M

43. My Cousin Rachel (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

63 Metascore

A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen

Votes: 15,805 | Gross: $2.68M

44. Megan Leavey (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, War

66 Metascore

Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 19,368 | Gross: $13.41M

45. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

36 Metascore

Following the events of the first movie, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's Mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

Director: Cal Brunker | Stars: Will Arnett, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Cannavale, Bobby Moynihan

Votes: 4,966 | Gross: $28.37M

46. Polaroid (I) (2019)

PG-13 | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.

Director: Lars Klevberg | Stars: Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young, Samantha Logan, Keenan Tracey

Votes: 4,170

47. Midnight Sun (2018)

PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Romance

38 Metascore

A 17-year-old girl suffers from a condition that prevents her from being out in the sunlight.

Director: Scott Speer | Stars: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle, Quinn Shephard

Votes: 17,391 | Gross: $9.56M

48. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family

39 Metascore

A Heffley family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg's newest scheme to get to a video gaming convention.

Director: David Bowers | Stars: Jason Drucker, Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Charlie Wright

Votes: 5,833 | Gross: $20.64M

49. Amityville: The Awakening (2017)

PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8