If there’s one thing we’re looking forward to as much as the sunshine season ahead, it’s summer movies! From long-awaited sequels to new originals, these flicks coming out in 2018 are sure to entertain the whole family, whether you see one or see them all! Read on for our curated list of the best summer movies soon to hit the theaters—all you have to do is add popcorn.

The Incredibles 2

The superhero family is back in this sequel to the 2004 blockbuster hit, The Incredibles! The movie follows the lives of the Parr family, whose matriarch Helen, AKA Elastigirl, is out fighting crime while her husband Bob, AKA Mr. Incredible, stays home with the kids. There's a suspenseful plot, and of course, a superhero battle to take down the villainous Underminer!

Release Date: June 15, 2018 

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

All of your favorite monsters return in this animated summer flick—but this time, they're headed out on a luxury cruise! From playing a few rounds of monster volleyball to catching a great moon tan, Drac and the crew enjoy their own holiday (instead of providing one for those at the hotel), but chaos quickly ensues. Drac develops a love interest that isn't particularly perfect for him—and all of monsterkind is at stake!

Release Date: July 13, 2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

This Star Wars film is focused on a young Han Solo, prior to the events of the original 1977 movie, and how he meets his future friend Chewbacca. You'll also see Han meet Lando Calrissian years before the Rebellion, and possibly learn how he became the galaxy's most infamous smuggler. A must-see for fans. 

Release date: May 25, 2018

Show Dogs

This is the tale of Max the macho police dog who needs to go undercover as a show dog, along with his detective pal, to keep disaster at bay.  Starring the voice talents of Stanely Tucci, Alan Cummings, Ludacris and more, alongside Will Arnett, Ru Paul and others, it'll be a fun day at the movies for both kids and parents. 

Release date: May 18, 2018

Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Chances are you're singing the theme song just having glanced at this title! This summer film dives deeper into the life and lessons of Fred Rogers, the man who gave cardigans and cat puppets a whole new meaning. Get more details about this ground-breaking documentary here

Release Date: June 8, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

The latest highly-anticipated Marvel movie—Ant-Man and the Wasp team up on a mission to uncover secrets of the past in this sequel to 2015's Ant-Man. This one is probably best for your oldest kids. 

Release Date: July 6, 2018

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Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

The sequel to the 2008 film, Mamma Mia!, with stars like Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Colin Firth and Christine Baranski, this fun-filled flick follows Sophie's pregnancy while uncovering more about her mother's past.

Release Date: July 20, 2018

Rated PG-13

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

The junior Justice League comprised of Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl and more, dreams of stardom, but must put those flashy fantasies on hold to deconstruct a villain's plan to take over the world.

Release Date: July 27, 2018

Christopher Robin

Christopher Robin—the best friend of cuddly, honey-loving bear Winnie the Pooh—is all grown-up now and has lost his imagination. It's up to Pooh and his trusty pals (Piglet, Tigger, Owl, Rabbit, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo too!) from the Hundred Acre Wood to help him get it back.

Release Date: August 3, 2018

What movie are you most looking forward to this summer? Share with us in a comment below. 

—Kaitlyn Kirby

 

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