Consider This a Checklist: All of the Summer Movies You Have to See
BAYWATCH: OUT NOW
Red bathing suits, perfectly toned abs and lots of running in slo-mo can mean only one thing — Baywatch is hitting the beach. The action-comedy riff on the ’90s TV show stars Zac Efron as Matt Brody, a cocky, disgraced Olympic swimmer (heck jeah, Ryan Lochte should be worried about the jokes) and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as tough lead lifeguard Mitch Buchanan, originally played by David Hasselhoff. The two butt heads as they work together to uncover a criminal plot. (Model Kelly Rohrbach inherits Pamela Anderson’s role.) Efron admits fight scenes with Johnson were intimidating. “It’s like hitting a Mack truck or trying to beat up Megatron,” says Efron, who woke up at 4 a.m. every day to hit the gym. The movie shares DNA with the TV show but “is funnier and more action-packed,” he says. “It’s like a big hug to summer.” Get tickets.
ALIEN: COVENANT: OUT NOW
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES: OUT NOW
Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) sails again, but his luck has run out, and he’s lost and lonely. The key to getting his mojo back lies in defeating his longtime enemy Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem). Get tickets.
SNATCHED: OUT NOW
Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer join forces to play a naive, neurotic mother/daughter duo whose tropical vacation takes a terrifying turn when they are kidnapped and embark on a harrowing adventure to return home. The pair say there were plenty of laughs (and drinks!) on- and off-set in Hawaii. “When I hear Goldie walking down the hall, I just start laughing,” says Schumer. Adds Hawn, who’s returning to movies after a 15-year break: “We had some fun nights. And when we were apart, we’d go on FaceTime and have our wine together.” Get tickets.
WAR MACHINE: OUT NOW
KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD: OUT NOW
The ancient tale gets new vigor from rugged star Charlie Hunnam and director Guy Ritchie. Robbed of the throne by an uncle (Jude Law), Arthur discovers his legacy. “This is not the story of the noble king,” says Hunnam. “Arthur has to overcome his sense of inadequacy.” Get tickets.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL: OUT NOW
The fourth film in the series finds our Wimpy Kid (newcomer Jason Ian Drucker) tricking his family into going to a gamer convention by pretending he wants to visit his 90-year-old grandma. Get tickets.
WONDER WOMAN: JUNE 2
THE MUMMY: JUNE 9
ROUGH NIGHT: JUNE 16
Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell, Scarlett Johansson, Ilana Glazer and Kate McKinnon are college best friends who reunite for a bachelorette party that goes horribly (and hilariously) awry. Get tickets.
CARS 3: JUNE 16
Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) must steer his way through a modern racing world filled with young, fast models. New voices include Armie Hammer and Kerry Washington. Get tickets.
ALL EYEZ ON ME: JUNE 16
In his first major role, Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays late rapper Tupac Shakur in a biopic about the New York native's life. Get tickets.
DESPICABLE ME 3: JUNE 30
The minions will have their tiny hands full when Gru (Steve Carell) and Lucy (Kristen Wiig) must stop former ’80s child star Balthazar Bratt (South Park’s Trey Parker) from dominating the world. Get tickets.
THE HOUSE: JUNE 30
Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler play suburbanites who turn their house into a casino to pay for their kid’s college. "It’s five steps removed from something that could actually happen. And of course it has horrible consequences," Ferrell tells PEOPLE. Get tickets.
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING: JULY 7
This millennial Spider-Man — played by 20-year-old Englishman Holland — isn’t quite as polished as Tobey Maguire’s and Andrew Garfield’s previous webslingers. After stealing scenes in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker heads back to high school and gets supermentoring from Downey’s Tony Stark. Says Holland: “It’s really about a kid trying to deal with doing his homework, asking the girl to the dance ... but also trying to save New York from this crazy villain.” (Namely, Michael Keaton as Vulture.) Get tickets.
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES: JULY 14
The war between simians continues in this sequel, set two years after 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, with Caesar (Andy Serkis) battling soldiers led by an ape-hating villain called the Colonel (Woody Harrelson). Get tickets.
DUNKIRK: JULY 21
Director Christopher Nolan takes on World War II with a thriller about the massive 1940 evacuation of Allied soldiers from Dunkirk, France. Newcomer Fionn Whitehead stars — and One Direction’s Harry Styles makes his own acting debut. Get tickets.
GIRLS TRIP: JULY 21
VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS: JULY 21
Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne are time-traveling cops trying to save the universe in Luc Besson’s (Lucy) sci-fi epic. Bonus: Rihanna as an alien! Get tickets.
THE EMOJI MOVIE: JULY 28
T.J. Miller and James Corden lend their voices to your favorite text objects in the saga of an emoji who thinks he’s too emotional. Yes, there’s a poop emoji — voiced by Sir Patrick Stewart. Get tickets.
ATOMIC BLONDE: JULY 28
"My hope is that it will take the audience on a crazyfun ride with a ton of in-your-face action and a storyline that will keep you guessing until the last minute," star Charlize Theron tells PEOPLE of her thriller. "As an added bonus, I guarantee you’ll get all the ’80s music nostalgia you’ve ever wanted!" Get tickets.
THE DARK TOWER: AUGUST 4
Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba square off in a battle for interdimensional dominance in this long-awaited adaptation of Stephen King’s eight-book saga. Get tickets.
THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD: AUGUST 18
What happens when a top bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) is hired to protect his former enemy (Samuel L. Jackson)? Mayhem — and a lot of Jackson’s signature cussword — in this action-comedy. Get tickets.