Are You in the #Mood for... A New Kind of Love Story? 😍
Must-See No. 1: The Story That Will Make You Want to Risk Everything for Love
A girl with an illness that keeps her from ever leaving the house falls in love with the adventurous boy who lives next door. He's determined not to let anything keep them apart—and the two find themselves willing to risk just about anything in order to keep their love alive. Ah, the drama of teen love!
Release Date: May 19
Stars: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson
Director: Stella Meghie
Fun Fact: Everything Everything is based on the 2015 novel of the same name, the first by author Nicola Yoon.
Must-See No. 2: The Spooky Romance That Will Have You Wanting to See Ghosts
A Ghost Story
This unique, poetic take on a ghost story presents a recently deceased man as a classic, white-sheet ghost trying desperately to contact his grieving wife.
Release Date: July 7
Stars: Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck
Director: David Lowery
Fun Fact: This is the second time David Lowery has collaborated with the duo of Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck—they last worked together on 2013's Ain't Them Bodies Saints.
Are You in the #Mood for… Laughing Till You Cry? 😂
Must-Watch No. 3: The Cautionary Tale That Might Make You Delete Instagram
Ingrid Goes West
The ultimate social media tale for the modern era, Ingrid Goes West is the story of what happens when you go down an Instagram rabbit hole, IRL.
Release Date: August 4
Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell
Director: Matt Spicer
Fun Fact: The film stars not one, but two children of celebrity dads: O'Shea Jackson Jr. (son of Ice Cube), and Wyatt Russell (son of Kurt Russell).
Must-Watch No. 4: The Comedy That Will Make You Suspicious of Your Parents
When their child gets into the college of her dreams, Scott Johansen (Will Ferrell) and his wife Kate (Amy Poehler) need to figure out a way to afford the expensive tuition. Naturally, they decide to turn their suburban home into a fully functioning casino.
Release Date: June 30
Stars: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas
Director: Andrew J. Cohen
Fun Fact: You may recognize Jason Mantzoukas—who plays the Johansens' gambling-addicted neighbor, Frank—from his roles in The League and The Dictator, but he is a man of many talents. In addition to acting, he hosts the podcast How Did This Get Made?
Are You in the #Mood for… Spending a Couple Hours on the Edge of Your Seat? 😬
Must-Watch No. 5: The Thriller That Will Change the Way You Look at Your Phone Forever
This film stars a young professional named Mae Holland (Emma Watson) who takes a job at a giant tech company called, yep, The Circle. She soon finds herself frightened by the ambitions of The Circle's co-founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), and realizes that the surveillance technology the company is developing could end up having tragic effects on the life of the average citizen.
Release Date: April 28
Stars: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega
Director: James Ponsoldt
Fun Fact: The Circle is based on the book of the same name by Dave Eggers, who himself has a history in screenwriting, having co-written Where the Wild Things Are with Spike Jonze.
Must-Watch No. 6: The Drama That Gives New Meaning to BFF
The arrival of an injured Union soldier at the doorstep of an all-women's boarding school in the South during the Civil War sparks romance, moral confusion, betrayal, and, finally, violence.
Release Date: June 23
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell
Director: Sofia Coppola
Fun Fact: The Beguiled is not the first film based on the 1966 book by Thomas P. Cullinan—Clint Eastwood starred in a film adaptation of the book in 1971. The difference this time around: Sofia Coppola's version tells the story from the women's point of view, instead of the soldier.
Are You in the #Mood for…Action, Action, and More Action? 😜
Must-Watch No. 7: The Crazy Spy Movie Everyone Will Be Talking About
Berlin, 1989. Amid political turmoil, top MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is dispatched to Germany to combat a network of spies and save the day. Bombastic and visually stunning action ensues.
Release Date: July 28
Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman
Director: David Leitch
Fun Fact: The film, based on the 2012 graphic novel by Antony Johnston, sees star Charlize Theron vanquishing her foes with all manner of weapon—including her stiletto heels. Theron became so invested in her training for this film that she ended up cracking two of her teeth in the process.
Must-Watch No. 8: The Unlikely Story of Love, Crime, and iPods
A young, eccentric, music-obsessed getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) finds himself falling in love as he simultaneously becomes entrenched in the most harebrained of criminal schemes.
Release Date: June 28
Stars: Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx
Director: Edgar Wright
Fun Fact: While this is a full-on action film, you can be sure to expect a good deal of comedy, as director Edgar Wright is also the man behind such comic action fare as Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013).
Are You in the #Mood for…Traveling to a Fantastical World? ✨
Must-Watch No. 9: The Exciting New Take on a Classic Tale
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
In this modern update of the classic story, Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) finds himself living in obscurity, unaware that he is the true king of England. But when he pulls the mythical sword Excalibur from the stone in which it has been stuck (Sword in the Stone, anyone?), he discovers his true standing, and decides to take the crown back from Vortigern (Jude Law), the man who stole it from him and murdered his parents in the process.
Release Date: May 12
Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou
Director: Guy Ritchie
Fun Fact: On his casting of Jude Law as the bad guy, director Guy Ritchie recently told the Los Angeles Times, "The last time I worked with Jude, I had him playing a goodie," Ritchie said, referring to his Sherlock Holmes films. "[This time], I fancied him playing a baddie."
Must-Watch No. 10: The Latest Reason to be Very, Very Scared of Outer Space
In the latest installment of the legendary Alien sci-fi franchise (which picks up where 2012's Prometheus left off), a bold crew of space pioneers once again bites off more than they can chew when they journey to the other side of the galaxy, and encounter a terrifying brand of alien life.
Release Date: May 19
Stars: Katherine Waterston, James Franco, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride
Director: Ridley Scott
Fun Fact: This is the eighth film in the Alien franchise, and the second in the prequel series (Prometheus being the first). In total, the films have grossed more than half a billion dollars.