As the temperatures continue to rise outside, the idea of spending an afternoon or evening in the darkened and air-conditioned auditoriums of your local AMC Theatre gets better and better. And luckily for every member of the movie-going population, there are a ton of great films coming to the big screen throughout the month of July, no matter your taste.
Below is a breakdown of just five of the new movies in July that will surely bring audiences out in droves to escape the heat, and their day-to-day problems and concerns with some old-fashioned escapism. So, no matter if you like superhero movies like THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, mysterious horror movies like Jordan Peele’s NOPE, or some family-friendly animated adventures like DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS, there’s a little something for everyone this summer blockbuster season.
Here is a list of the movies you should be seeing in July.
Minions: The Rise Of Gru
Years before he was one of the world’s premier supervillains, Steve Carell’s Gru was an up-and-coming bad guy looking to make a name for himself on the world scene. But when his attempt to join the legendary group known as the Vicious 6 doesn’t go according to plan, the young wrongdoer finds himself on the run from the gang. However, things are made a little better when Gru finds companionship with the group’s former leader, Wild Knuckles, voiced by Alan Arkin, and those incredibly dangerous and cute creatures called the Minions.
MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU provides audiences with the question some may have been asking since DESPICABLE ME took the world by storm in 2010: How did Gru go from a bumbling 12-year-old to the world’s greatest supervillain.
Get Tickets Minions: The Rise of Gru is playing in theatres.
Thor: Love And Thunder
Set a number of years following his heroics in AVENGERS: ENDGAME, the latest title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, follows Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder as he tries to find his place in the universe. While out on a mission with the Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor learns of a new evil, a diabolical and cursed man known as Gorr the God Butcher, who is in possession of a mythical sword that could bring the Asgardian prince’s downfall.
But dealing with Christian Bale’s frightening big bad isn’t the only challenge facing Thor on his latest adventure, as Jane Foster, played by a returning Natalie Portman, walks back into his life with another long-lost companion, his trusty hammer Mjolnir. Together, Thor and the Mighty Thor search the heavens in hopes of finding and vanquishing Gorr once and for all.
Get Tickets THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER now playing
Paws Of Fury: The Legend Of Hank
After spending his whole life being told he will never make his dreams come true, Hank, a down-on-his-luck beagle voiced by Michael Cera, sets off to prove the naysayers wrong and become a fearless samurai. In order to master the ways of the samurai, Hank will have to turn to Jimbo, a feline sensei voiced by Samuel L. Jackson who possesses the knowledge and skills to train the would-be warrior but not the ambition to lead him on his path of glory.
But Hank doesn’t have long to hone his skills, as Ika Chu, a power-hungry and villainous cat voiced by Ricky Gervais has set his sights on a small, defenseless village with one thing on his mind and one thing only: complete destruction. In PAWS OF FURY: THE LEGEND OF HANK, the heroic beagle will come across other heroes and villains voiced by Mel Brooks, George Takei, Gabriel Iglesias, Michelle Yeoh, Djimon Hounsou, and others…
Get Tickets PAWS OF FURY: THE LEGEND OF HANK opens July 15
Where The Crawdads Sing
Based on Delia Owens 2018 best-selling novel of the same name, Olivia Newman’s mystery drama WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING centers on a young woman played by Daisy Edgar-Jones who has found a way to survive on her own in the North Carolina wilderness after being abandoned by her parents as a child. And while the natural world presents its own challenges and dangers, there is no comparison to the trouble that finds Kya upon entering society.
When one of her relationships goes south and her former boyfriend is found dead in the wilderness, Kya finds herself being thrown into the middle of a chaotic situation after she is charged and put on trial for his murder.
Get Tickets WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING opens July 15
Academy Award® winner Jordan Peele is preparing to release what is perhaps his most ambitious movie yet, NOPE, a sci-fi horror movie about a community at the center of a mystery surrounding an unidentified flying object. In an attempt to make sense of strange occurrences taking place in their quiet and remote California community, brother and sister OJ and Emerald Haywood, played by Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer, take matters into their own hands and put together a team to capture footage of the supposed UFO.
Much of the story that will take place in NOPE is being kept under wraps leading to its July 2022 release, which is honestly to be expected from the writer-director behind movies like GET OUT and US. Also appearing in NOPE are Steven Yeun, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott, and many others.
Get Tickets NOPE opens July 22
DC League Of Super-Pets
Before Dwayne Johnson takes to the skies as the titular anti-hero in BLACK ADAM, he’ll take on the role of Krypto the Superdog, the four-legged companion and best friend of Superman. Life is great for the powerful dog considering he gets to live, play, and fight crime with the powerful comic book hero Superman, with whom he shares powers. But when Superman and other members of the Justice League are kidnapped, it’s up to Krypto to put together a superhero team of his own.
Together with Ace the Bat-Hound, a potbellied pig named PB, a turtle named Morton, and a squirrel named Chip, Krypto musters the strength and courage needed to save the world from diabolical evil and bring his owner back home in one piece. Other members of the DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS voice cast include Kevin Hart, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Keanu Reeves, John Krasinski, Kate McKinnon, and Marc Maron, to name only a few.
These are just a handful of the new movies in July you will get to see at your local AMC Theatre. There are also multiple other movies that will grace the big screen throughout the month that also can’t be missed.