Published 2:09 p.m. UTC Aug 3, 2018
Somehow, it’s happened.
Summer is almost gone. In just a few weeks, the kids will be back in school, too.
These past few months are also a peak time for movies, with releases from every genre, including remakes, sequels and a ton of independent films.
Here is a list of all the movies you should make time to see before the summer ends:
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Hereditary – released June 8
This one was hard to miss.
Upon the death of the matriarch of a family, her daughter and grandchildren begin to discover terrifying information about their ancestry.
Truly a horrifying movie full of scenes that will make you jump, cry and even perhaps feel queasy, this one is not for the faint-hearted and definitely was at the top of the best movies of this summer.
Starring Alex Wolff, Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro and Gabriel Byrne, this one is not to be missed. Just don’t watch it alone, it really is scary.
Sorry to Bother You – released July 6
Cassius Green finds himself becoming rich after discovering he has a voice that allows him to make sales. At the same time, Green’s friends organize a protest against the company he works for. It’s part drama, part dystopia, part sci-fi by the end – and also it’s a comedy. Boots Riley’s directorial and writing debut is worth seeing in the theater.
Starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson and Jermaine Fowler, this movie is sure to be a cult classic.
Christopher Robin – August 3
This new take on the Winnie the Pooh classic. It actually focuses on a grown-up Christopher Robin, who’s always working and doesn’t make time for his family. While his daughter and wife are away for the weekend, Winnie the Pooh arrives in London to ask for his old pal’s help in finding all of their old friends.
This live-action movie has reimagined Pooh and all of the characters. Full of the same quotes, and a somber tone, this one is sure to be a tear jerker for all fans of Winnie the Pooh.
Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, and Jim Cummings, this one is will pack theaters full of children and adults alike.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – released July 20
Taking place five years after the first movie, Sophie is pregnant and dreaming of reuniting her mother’s old friends from college. So, if you are a fan of the first film, you are sure to enjoy the musical sequel.
With Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, and even Cher playing Streep’s mother. Charming, familiar, and fun, full of ABBA’s songs, this one is an easy choice.
BlacKkKlansman – August 10
Based on a true story that happened in the early 1970s, a black cop and a seasoned colleague seek to expose and infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Meanwhile, the Ku Klux Klan is attempting to become mainstream instead of hiding.
Directed by Spike Lee, produced by the same team as Get Out, and starring Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin and John David Washington.
Three Identical Strangers – released June 29
Some of you may remember this story of three identical boys who discovered that they were actually triplets separated at birth and adopted by three separate families.
How did this happen? Was there a conspiracy? How did they end up finding each other? The trailer alone has me on the edge of my seat, which is not always the case with a documentary.