Summer vacay will be here before you know it, and you’ll soon be tasked with filling those three amazing months with fun. Start by heading to the theater to check out the newest kid flicks debuting in 2017. Common Sense Media put together a comprehensive guide of the top movies to watch this summer along with their signature reviews that’ll help you discern whether the movie is appropriate for your family. Flip through the gallery for their picks.

47 Meters Down (June 16)
Target Age:
 Older teens
What's the buzz? 47 Meters Down is a thriller about two divers who get trapped far beneath the surface in shark-infested waters. Sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) decide to go down in a shark-observation cage while on vacation in Mexico. When the cable attaching them to their boat breaks, they sink and end up trapped at the bottom of the ocean. Their air dwindles as bloodthirsty great white sharks circle their tank. With intense scenes of peril, strong language, and -- most likely -- lots of blood, this one will probably be too scary and tense for kids (or anyone who gets nightmares during Shark Week), but teen horror fans might want to see it.

For the full list of all summer releases hop on over to Common Sense Media. Trust us—you’ll want to bookmark their summer movie guide. 


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