At last, the summer movie season is upon us. A time of superheroes, raunchy comedies, family-friendly animated fare and other big, noisy blockbusters.
In preparation for this film-filled four-month stretch, check out PEOPLE’s Summer Movie Preview in the new issue, with exclusive photos and interviews with the stars. And help us celebrate our 10 favorite trailers from this year’s crop of summer films, singled out for their general creative excellence as well as their ability to get us excited to see the full-length films. Here’s the countdown:
10. X-Men: Apocalypse, in theaters May 27
Because we can’t wait to see this final chapter of sorts for favorite mutants Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Beast (Nicholas Hoult), not to mention perennial favorite Wolverine (Hugh Jackman and newbies Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) and Cyclops (Tye Sheridan).
9 Bad Moms, in theaters July 29
Because this ensemble cast, which includes Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kathryn Hahn and Annie Mumolo, sells it in this trailer. The ladies play overworked, stressed-out moms who decide to let loose and we can’t wait to watch it happen.
8 Finding Dory, in theaters June 17
Because who doesn’t want to go under the sea again with Pixar and that adorable forgetful fish, Dory? The animation powerhouse consistently melts our hearts with their family-friendly films and this sequel to 2003’s Finding Nemo should be no different. We can’t wait to swim with Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) and meet more of her sea creature friends.
7 Weiner, in theaters May 20
Because who doesn’t want to be a fly on the wall as a scandal unfolds? The most buzzed-about documentary of the year (so far) follows the dramatic rise and fall of sexting politician Anthony Weiner, as cameras rolled for every humiliating moment.
6 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, in theaters June 22
Because before Bridesmaids and Amy Schumer‘s Trainwreck, no women were behaving as badly – and hilariously so – as Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) on their 1990s British comedy series. Edina, Patsy, we’re so happy to see you again – and to count the zillion celebrity cameos (Kate Moss! Jon Hamm! Rebel Wilson!).
5 The Nice Guys, in theaters May 20
Because until we saw this trailer, we weren’t sure if a buddy comedy-thriller starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe would work. But now we know that Gosling + Crowe + witty banter + ’70s-style clothing = an entertaining summer movie equation.
4 Me Before You, in theaters June 3
Because who doesn’t want a romantic tearjerker in their summer movie lineup? This one stars Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as a free spirit who becomes a caretaker for a wealthy and cranky quadriplegic played by Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games). This trailer is full of the feels.
3 The BFG, in theaters July 1
Because if anyone can properly and lovingly adapt the magic and childlike wonder from Roald Dahl’s beloved novel to the big screen, it’s director Steven Spielberg and the late E.T. screenwriter Melissa Mathison. This trailer gives us hope that Spielberg and Mathison’s final collaboration is a classic.
2 Suicide Squad, in theaters Aug. 5
Because of the inspired use of Queen’s anthem “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which makes this trailer not only extremely cheeky, but also re-watchable. There really is no better way Warner Bros. could have introduced this ragtag bunch of dangerous supervillains-turned-heroes played by Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne and Jai Courtney.
1 Captain America: Civil War, in theaters May 6
Because just when you thought you might be feeling the slightest bout of superhero fatigue, Marvel went and released a trailer that hit all the right excitement-inducing teasery notes: character conflict between two friends (Chris Evans’ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr’s Iron Man), visually stunning action sequences and a surprise first look at the new and improved Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland. It’s the stuff to set our film-loving hearts aflutter.