From raucous comedies and family favourites, to period dramas and an epic biopic; here is our roundup of some of the most eagerly anticipated summer film releases

Words Helen Brown

The Circle

As she rises through the ranks of the world’s largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae, played by Emma Watson, is encouraged by Tom Hanks’s character, company founder Eamon Bailey, to live her life with complete transparency.

April 28
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Snatched

Amy Schumer has the holiday from hell in this new summer comedy. When her boyfriend dumps her before their exotic vacation, Emily persuades her ultra-cautious mother to travel with her to paradise; with unexpected results.

May 19
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Baywatch

We grew up on this classic David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson cult-favourite. This reboot features Zac Efron as a new hotshot lifeguard who butts heads with the infamous and universally loved, Mitch Buchannon, now played by The Rock, head lifeguard of Baywatch in Miami.

May 26
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Family favourite Captain Jack is back this summer in a quest for the Trident of Poseidon. He finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly however when his old nemesis, Captain Salazar, returns. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary trident that bestows total control over the seas upon its possessor. 

May 26
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Wonder Women

The grown-up version of a childhood favourite. Raised on the mythical island of Themyscira and trained by Amazonian warriors, a young woman named Diana fulfills a destiny long ago bestowed on her by the Gods when her home and the world at large is threatened.

June 2
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Churchill

June 1944. Allied Forces stand on the brink. A massive army is secretly assembled on the south coast of Britain, poised to re-take Nazi-occupied Europe. One man stands in their way; Winston Churchill. This ticking-clock thriller follows Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day.

June 16
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All Eyez On Me

The true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. Follow his story from his early days in New York to his status as one of the world’s most recognised and influential voices. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mindset establish him as a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his death.

June 16
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The Beguiled

Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Kirsten Dunst and Angourie Rice star in this gripping drama that takes place in a girls’ school in Virginia during the Civil War. The young women at the school have been sheltered from the outside world but everything changes when a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries and an unexpected turn of events.

June 23
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The House

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are at their funniest in this summer comedy blockbuster. After Scott and Kate Johansen lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back. With the help of their neighbour Frank they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.

June 30
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Dunkirk

Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Harry Styles and Cillian Murphy, this looks set to become one of the biggest historical pictures of the decade. It tells of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk.

July 21
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