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.

Debuting in June

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (June 2)
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What's the buzz? Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is an animated comedy based on the first book in Dav Pilkey's wildly popular series about a nearly naked superhero. In this wacky tale, fourth graders George Beard (voiced by Kevin Hart) and Harold Hutchins (Thomas Middleditch) hypnotize their mean-hearted principal and turn him into Captain Underpants (Ed Helms). As long as he's under their control, Captain Underpants fights bad guys wearing nothing but his tighty-whiteys and a cape. The book series is known for its action sequences and gross-out/potty humor, so expect plenty of rude language and cartoonish 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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