The 23 Movies to Watch this Summer

Can you believe that summer is already here? We can’t! We’ve compiled a list of the best movies coming out this summer, based on buzz, trailers, promotion and pure gut instinct. Just keep in mind, if you do end up seeing all 23 movies on this list, you’ll have spent upwards of $230 at at the box office. Yikes!

No. 23. Rock of Ages

June 15, 2012 | Romance, Musical

A small-town girl meets a city boy on Sunset strip and in some deranged fantasy act out their love for another through hits by Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Poison and more, while Tom Cruise grows a mullet and rocks out like only a mulletted Tom Cruise could.

Why see it?
Having never seen the Broadway play, it’s hard to get too enthusiastic for this movie, but everyone who has says it’s a worthy spectacle. And love him or hate him, Tom Cruise generally picks his projects well, even when he only has a supporting role.

No. 22. The Chernobyl Diaries

May 25, 2012 | Horror

A group of young things decide to travel to Chernobyl for some "adventure tourism", but end up stranded in the radioactive site overnight – with some creepy dead Russians waiting to kill them.

Why see it?
There’s nothing to suggest that The Chernobyl Diaries is anything but a typical horror movie, except that it’s co-written by Oren Peli, the guy behind the ultra-scary Paranormal Activity franchise.

No. 21. The Loved Ones

June 2012 | Horror

A psychotic girl enlists her psychotic father to throw a torture-filled prom for her and her date-by-force.

Why see it?
It probably will be just another entry in the fading torture porn sub-genre, but The Loved Ones looks deliciously fucked up.

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By Erik Samdahl
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