8 Must-See Movies of the Summer


Jun 15, 2015

8 Must-See Movies of the Summer

Summer blockbuster season is upon us. Check out our ultimate lineup below of must-watch films starring talented women. 

1. "Inside Out"
After a big family move, Riley's emotions — Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness — begin to clash while trying to adjust to a new city, home, and school. Amy Poehler voices Joy; Mindy Kaling voices Disgust; and Phyllis Smith voices Sadness in Pixar's latest movie. "Inside Out" opens June 19

2. "The Bronze"
Melissa Rauch stars in this dark comedy about a former gymnastics bronze medalist who fights to keep her local celebrity status when she feels threatened by a rising young athlete. Cecily Strong of "SNL" pops up as backup. "The Bronze" opened January 22 (Sundance), everywhere October 22

3. "Trainwreck"
Amy Schumer stars in Judd Apatow's latest comedy as a commitment-phobe who faces her fears when she finally meets a good guy, played by Bill Hader. "Trainwreck" opens July 17

4. "Paper Towns"
In John Green's latest adaptation, model Cara Delevingne stars as the popular, yet mysterious, Margo who goes missing after an epic night with the boy next door (Nat Wolff). He and a team of friends decide to track her down — hijinks ensue. "Paper Towns" opens July 24

5. "Ricki and the Flash"
Meryl Streep stars as a musician who gave up everything to pursue her dream of rock-and-roll stardom. Now, she returns home to make amends with the family she left behind. Written by award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody. "Ricky and the Flash" opens August 7

6. "Grandma"
Lily Tomlin's misanthropic character, Elle Reid, gets her world shaken up when her 18-year-old granddaughter comes to her for help. The two go on a day-long journey and must come to terms with their past and future. Be on the lookout for an appearance from Laverne Cox, star of "Orange Is the New Black." "Grandma" opens August 21

7. "Regression"
Emma Watson stars alongside Ethan Hawke in this thriller where a father is accused of a crime, but has no memory of committing it. "Regression" opens August 28

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