The 23 Movies to Watch this Summer

No. 4. Brave

June 22, 2012 | Family

From Disney-Pixar, this animated movie follows a princess who, after making a terrible mistake, must battle a mystical creature.

Why see it?

Disney-Pixar wants to show that Cars 2 was a fluke, and the trailers have indicated that the near-perfect studio has developed its latest Oscar-winning picture.

No. 3. The Avengers

May 4, 2012 | Action, Sci-Fi

Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo)and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) team up to battle the bad guy from the movie Thor, because he’s pissed off that he lost in that one.

Why see it?
We’re not supposed to say anything about this movie until it’s released on Friday, but there’s a reason why, after watching this movie, I still ranked it near the top of this list.

No. 2. Prometheus

June 8, 2012 | Action, Sci-Fi

In this quasi-prequel to Alien, Ridley Scott introduces us to a group of astronauts who respond to a signal on an alien planet. What they discover may mark the beginning of the end for mankind.

Why see it?
Alien. Blade Runner. Two of the best sci-fi films ever made. Both were made by Ridley Scott. It’s been 30 years since he’s made a sci-fi film. He’s way overdue.

No. 1. The Dark Knight Rises

July 20, 2012 | Action, Sci-Fi

Set eight years after The Dark Knight, Batman (Christian Bale) comes face-to-face with his most dangerous foe yet: Bane (Tom Hardy), a villain who is just as smart and physically stronger than Gotham’s vigilante. The conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed trilogy, the movie also features Anne Hathaway as Catwoman.

Why see it?

Few can argue that this movie has the ability to not only be the biggest financial success of the year, but also one of the best.

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By Erik Samdahl
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