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.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (May 12)
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What's the buzz? King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is Guy Ritchie's take on the King Arthur legend. The main story here is probably familiar: A young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) learns of his royal ancestry after pulling the sword Excalibur from the stone. Arthur encounters magical forces that are out to both help and harm him, including his uncle, Vortigern (Jude Law), who killed Arthur's father to ascend the throne. This version also includes more of Arthur's life on the streets before he becomes king. Ritchie is known for bringing a "cool factor" to his movies by using his signature stylized visuals to breathe new life into well-known stories. That helps make his movies popular with teens, but you can also expect strong language and graphic violence.

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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