Movie lovers rejoice! It's the start of the summer blockbuster season in theaters and here are the top five movies we're dying to see this summer. There are big stars, big effects and lots of reboots, so we're ready and waiting for all the things that make summer movies great--air conditioning, popcorn and sour patch kids.
In order of the opening date:
Baywatch: The Movie (Paramount Pictures), Release date: May 25, 2017
MPAA Rating: R (for language throughout, crude sexual content, and graphic nudity)
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Jon Bass, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Hannibal Buress, David Hasselhoff, Belinda Peregrín, Izabel Goulart, Charlotte McKinney, Pamela Anderson
Plot: Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) and brash new recruit Matt Brody (Efron) uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.
Wonder Woman (Warner Bros. Pictures), Release date: June 2, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content)
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Ewen Bremner, Lucy Davis,
Plot: Before she was Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), she was Diana, princess of the Amazons who was trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot (Chris Pine) who tells her about the massive conflict that's raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.
The Book of Henry (Focus Features), Release date: June 16
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements and brief strong language)
Starring: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace, Maddie Ziegler, Dean Norris
Plot: Single mother Susan Carpenter works as a waitress alongside her feisty family friend Sheila. Susan's older son Henry helps take care of everyone and everything in his own way. Protective of his brother and a tireless supporter of his often self-doubting mother, Henry blazes through the days like a comet. When Susan discovers that the family next door harbors a dark secret, she's surprised to learn that Henry has devised a plan to help their young daughter.
Baby Driver (TriStar Pictures) Release date: June 28, 2017
MPAA Rating: N/A
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzales, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx
Plot: Talented getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. After meeting the woman of his dreams (Lily James), he sees a chance to ditch his shady lifestyle and make a clean break. Coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), Baby must face the music as a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Spiderman: The Homecoming (Marvel Studios), Release date: July 7, 2017 (IMAX)
Starring:Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya Coleman, Jon Favreau, Donald Glover, Tyne Daly, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey Jr.
Plot: Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spiderman. He tries to return to his normal daily routine distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.