Passing the halfway point of the year, we leave behind surprise hits at the movies like “Get Out,” record-breakers like “Wonder Woman,” but also a lot of bombs, like “The Mummy” and “Transformers: The Last Knight.”
After “Spider-Man: Homecoming” hits theaters this Friday, the next six months brings with it blockbusters and the start of award season hype for other upcoming films.
From “Dunkirk” to “Thor: Ragnarok” (and we can’t forget “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”), here are 30 movies you should be excited to go see by the end of the year:
“War For the Planet of the Apes” – July 14
The latest movie in the acclaimed reboot of the “Planet of the Apes” franchise is its most audacious yet. Showcasing incredible battle sequences and top-of-the-line motion-capture graphics, if you’re seeking a more mature summer movie, this is it.
“Dunkirk” – July 21
Christopher Nolan’s lush look at the Battle of Dunkirk in World War II promises to be as unique as anything the famed director has done. It will also feature the talents of Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, and Kenneth Branagh.
“Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” – July 21
It’s the movie Luc Besson (“The Fifth Element”) has been dreaming of making his entire life. Based on the famed French comic book, Dane DeHaan (“A Cure for Wellness”) and Cara Delevingne (“Suicide Squad”) play special agents assigned to saving the universe. Expect Besson’s fun character play and lots of strange creatures.