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Hollywood is back and there’s no doubt about it. After a tumultuous halt in the industry in the last two years due to Covid-19, movie fanatics are finally back to theaters in the masses and production teams are back in business.

From biopics and animated flicks to action films and blockbusters, this non-exhaustive list covers some of the most anticipated movies of the summer. Grab your popcorn and unwrap your straws: you’re in for a ride.

The Janes – Jun 8
Genre: Documentary
A fitting film for our current political state, this documentary spotlights “Jane,” a group of female pro-choice activists that performed secret, illegal abortions on thousands of women in the pre-Roe v. Wade era.

Jennifer Lopez: Halftime – Jun 14
Genre: Documentary
Amanda Micheli follows Jenny from the Block as she prepares for the iconic 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show alongside Shakira.

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Lightyear – Jun 17
Genre: Animation; Family; Action and Adventure
Andy’s coming! Just kidding—it’s Buzz Lightyear. In the fifth installment of “Toy Story,” we discover the true story behind Lightyear.

Elvis – Jun 24
Genre: Drama; Musical
This Elvis Presley biopic starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks is expecting several Oscar nominations.

Minions: The Rise of Gru – Jul 1
Genre: Action; Family; Animation; Comedy
The fourth movie in the “Despicable Me” movie series delves into the infamous Gru’s origin story and just how his little sidekicks came to be.

Thor: Love and Thunder – Jul 8
Genre: Science Fiction; Superhero; Action and Adventure
Marvel fans are ecstatic to see the fourth “Thor” installment in theaters. This time, Thor is on his quest for inner peace. But alas, a Marvel superhero can never just be at peace. In this universe, Thor battles a creature set on eliminating the gods once and for all.

Where the Crawdads Sing – Jul 15
Genre: Drama; Mystery; Book Adaptation
“Normal People” actress Daisy-Edgar Jones stars in a movie adaptation of the book with the same name. Taylor Swift having a song on the soundtrack is just an added plus.

Nope – Jul 22
Genre: Horror; Thriller; Science Fiction
A horror movie directed by Jordan Peele and starring Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya takes place on a horse ranch where supernatural forces threaten the human population.

Bullet Train – Aug 5
Genre: Action; Comedy
In his latest action movie, Brad Pitt is a hitman on a mission in a bullet train headed to Japan.

Resurrection – Aug 5
Genre: Psychological Thriller; Mystery
A woman who has meticulously planned every single detail of her life crumbles to the ground when a decades-old shadow brings to light her darkest secrets.

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