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.

Megan Leavey (June 9)
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What's the buzz? Megan Leavey is based on the true story of a marine corporal who forms a unique bond with a bomb-sniffing dog. After enlisting to get away from her civilian life, Megan Leavey (Kate Mara) struggles to fit in as a Marine until she's assigned to the K9 unit. There she bonds with an aggressive German shepherd named Rex. Together, Rex and Leavey become an unstoppable team while deployed in Iraq ... until they're both injured in an explosion. Discharged and separated from Rex, Megan struggles to cope and to be reunited with her canine partner. Expect lots of wartime violence, strong language, and intense themes including trauma and grief.

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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