2018 Summer Movies List: Release Dates for Deadpool 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and More

Why go out in the heat when you can stay inside a perfectly crisp air-conditioned movie theater this summer? Especially with these upcoming releases. Universal Prictures
Life of the Party (released May 11, 2018). When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college.© 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The red-hot summer movie season is upon us, and it's shaping up to be a good one (especially for sequels). From huge blockbusters to indie gems, this summer season offers up something for everyone.

Perhaps the most anticipated film this summer is Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released May 25. A prequel focused on the early ears of Hans Solo, it stars Aiden Ehrenreich as Solo, with Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Jon Favreau, and Donald Glover rounding out the cast. Oh yeah, and Oscar-winning director Ron Howard directed it, so like, expect to feel all the forces with this one.

Other noteworthy blockbusters this summer include Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool 2, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and so many more in Ocean’s 8, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Paul Rudd in Ant-Man and the Wasp, Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible—Fallout.

This summer is also notable for the number of documentaries being released. Highly anticipated ones include Pope Francis—A Man of His Word, the Mr. Rogers doc Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the life of the late singer Whitney Houston in Whitney, the rags-to-riches story of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen in McQueen, and Far From the Tree, a documentary based on the bestselling book of the same name by Andrew Solomon.

If you’re looking for clues as to who might win an Oscar next year, there are some films released this summer you should check out. They include Annette Benning in The Seagull (will someone please give her an Oscar already?), Joaquin Phoenix in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far, the story behind Winnie-the-Pooh in Goodbye Christopher Robin, and Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman.

So avoid the sun in a perfectly crisp air-conditioned movie theater this summer with these must-see movies.

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat (released May 11, 2018), explores the pre-fame years of the celebrated American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.Magnolia Pictures
Filmworker (released May 11, 2018), a documentary about Leon Vitali, who enthusiastically recounts his days with the notoriously meticulous, volatile and obsessive director, Stanley Kubrick. Kino Lorber
Measure of a Man (released May 11, 2018). Based on the novel "One Fat Summer" by Robert Lipsyte, a bullied teen experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself.Great Point Media
The Seagull (released May 11, 2018), explores, with comedy and melancholy, the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art. Sony Pictures Classics
Terminal (released May 11, 2018), follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission.Highland Film Group
Deadpool 2 (released May 18, 2018). Ryan Reynolds is back as Wade. After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, Wade struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste.20th Century Fox
Pope Francis—A Man of His Word (released May 18, 2018). A documentary following Pope Francis on his travels around the world. Focus Features
Solo: A Star Wars Story (released May 25, 2018). Hans Solo's origin story. Disney
How to Talk to Girls at Parties (released May 25, 2018). A delirious adventure through the kinetic punk rock world of 1970s London.A24 Films
Adrift (released June 1, 2018). Based on the true story, a young couple faces one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.Lakeshore Entertainment
A Kid Like Jake (released June 1, 2018). Alex (Claire Danes) and Greg (Jim Parsons) are lucky to have a kid like Jake. Their four-year-old is bright, precocious, creative—and just happens to prefer Disney princesses to toy cars and skirts to jeans.IFC Films
En el Séptimo Día (released June 8, 2018). Shot in the New York City neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Park Slope, and Gowanus, En el Séptimo Día (On the Seventh Day) is a humane, sensitive, and humorous window into a world rarely seen.Cinema Guild