Every single movie coming out this summer

The 2017 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of the films opening through early September. Release dates and other details are subject to change.

April 28

Below Her Mouth

A fashion editor finds herself drawn into a steamy affair with another woman. With Natalie Krill, Sebastian Pigott, Erika Linder. Written by Stephanie Fabrizi. Directed by April Mullen. Gunpowder & Sky

The Black Room

A young nurse in 1950s Tuscany believes the wealthy young mute she cares for is possessed by something within the walls of an isolated castle. With Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas. Written by Andrew Shaw, based on a novel by Silvio Raffo. Directed by Eric D. Howell. Momentum Pictures

May 5

Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Biographical documentary on the songwriter and record producer whose hits included “Twist and Shout,” “Hang on Sloopy,” “Here Comes the Night” and “Piece of My Heart.” Narrated by Steve Van Zandt. Featuring Ronald Isley, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney. Directed by Brett Berns and Bob Sarles. Abramorama


Liev Schreiber stars as Chuck Wepner, the underdog boxer who inspired “Rocky.” With Naomi Watts, Elisabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Rapaport, Pooch Hall, Morgan Spector. Written by Jeff Feuerzeig, Jerry Stahl, Michael Cristofer, Schreiber. Directed by Philippe Falardeau. IFC Films

The Dinner

A gubernatorial candidate, his estranged brother and their wives confront a terrible crime committed by their teenage sons. With Rebecca Hall, Chloë Sevigny, Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan. Written and directed by Oren Moverman, based on a novel by Herman Koch. The Orchard

A new imagining of the Excalibur myth finds Arthur once more searching for his rightful place in the kingdom. With Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law, Eric Bana. Written by Joby Harold and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram; story by David Dobkin and Joby Harold. Directed by Ritchie. Warner Bros.

Like Crazy

Two women find deep friendship at an Italian mental hospital and help each other navigate in the real world when they inadvertently gain their freedom. With Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti. Written and directed by Paolo Virzi. Strand Releasing


An East L.A. street artist feels caught between the old-school car culture of his father and ex-con brother and his own means of self-expression. With Gabriel Chavarria, Demián Bichir, Eva Longoria, Theo Rossi, Melissa Benoist, Tony Revolori. Written by Cheo Hodari Coker & Elgin James. Directed by Ricardo de Montreuil. Telemundo Films / Blumhouse Tilt

Paris Can Wait

A Frenchman restores the love of life for a neglected American wife. With Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin. Written and directed by Eleanor Coppola. Sony Pictures Classics

The suicide of a young artist brings together his girlfriend and mother as they confront their grief. With Janet McTeer, Alia Shawkat, Rhys Wakefield, Nancy Kwan, Emily Rios, Alfred Molina. Written by Amber Tamblyn, Ed Dougherty, based on the novel by Janet Fitch. Directed by Amber Tamblyn. Imagination Worldwide

The Wedding Plan

The nuptials are set, but an Orthodox woman has only one month to find a groom. With Noa Koler, Amos Tamam, Oz Zehavi. Written and directed by Rama Burshtein. In Hebrew with English subtitles. (1:50) NR. Roadside Attractions

Also: Devil’s Domain Horror film with Michael Madsen. Cleopatra EntertainmentFight for Space Documentary. Gravitas VenturesIf You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast Documentary. With Carl Reiner. HBO Documentary FilmsThe Last Shaman Documentary. Abramorama7 Witches Horror. Indican PicturesSolaris (1972) and Stalker (1979) Re-release of Andrei Tarkovsky films Janus Films … The Survivalist Post-apocalyptic thriller. IFC Midnight

May 26


A renowned and uncompromising artist struggles against authoritarianism in post-World War II Communist Poland in director Andrzej Wajda’s final film. With Boguslaw Linda. Written by Andrzej Mularczyk. Film Movement


Animated adaptation of the hit illustrated book series by Dav Pilkey about a pair of wildly imaginative boys and their creation of a not-so-bright superhero. Voices by Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal. Written by Nicholas Stoller. Directed by David Soren. 20th Century Fox / DreamWorks Animation


Brian Cox stars as the British prime minister in the tense days leading up to the D-Day invasion. With Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Julian Wadham, James Purefoy, Ella Purnell, Richard Durden. Written by Alex von Tunzelmann. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. Cohen Media Group


Demetri Martin writes, directs and stars with Kevin Kline as a father-and-son dealing with grief and attendant life changes. With Gillian Jacobs. CBS Films

The Exception

During WWII, a German soldier is sent to occupied Holland to monitor espionage surrounding the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II. With Christopher Plummer, Jai Courtney, Lily James. Written by Simon Burke, based on a novel by Alan Judd. Directed by David Leveaux. A24

Funeral Parade of Roses

A love triangle emerges in the drag queen bars of Tokyo in this restoration of writer-director Toshio Matsumoto’s 1969 drama. With Pîtâ, Osamu Ogasawara, Yoshimi Jô. Cinelicious Pictures

I, Daniel Blake

A Newcastle carpenter with a heart condition battles government bureaucracy after he is denied benefits and aids a struggling single mom with two children. Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. With Dave Johns, Hayley Squires. Written by Paul Laverty. Directed by Ken Loach. Sundance Selects


A pre-World War I Cambridge man battles his homosexual urges in this 1987 adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel by producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory. With James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Ben Kingsley, Phoebe Nicholls. Written by Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Ivory. Cohen Media Group

Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back

The art world’s enfant terrible is followed from his early years through a recent Guggenheim retrospective. Directed by Maura Axelrod. Bond / 360

Past Life

Two sisters in 1977 Jerusalem probe their stern father’s unspoken experiences in World War II Poland. With Nelly Tagar, Joy Rieger, Doron Tavory and Evgenia Dodina. Written and directed by Avi Nesher. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Sámi Blood

In 1930s Sweden, an indigenous teenage girl feels the sting of racism and vows to escape. With Lene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj-Doris Rimpi. Written and directed by Amanda Kernell. Synergetic Distribution

A Marine corporal trains and bonds with a combat dog as they deploy to Iraq and complete more than 100 missions before being injured by an IED explosion. With Kate Mara, Edie Falco, Ramón Rodríguez, Bradley Whitford and Common. Written by Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo, Tim Lovestedt. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Bleecker Street

The Austrian Jewish writer lives in exile from 1936 to 1942, living in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, New York and Petrópolis without ever finding a true home. With Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa, Aenne Schwarz, Matthias Brandt. Written and directed by Maria Schrader. First Run Features

Also: Dawson City: Frozen Time Documentary. Kino Lorber … Hearing Is Believing Documentary directed by Lorenzo DeStefano. Gravitas Ventures … Kill Switch Sci-fi with Dan Stevens. Saban Films / Lionsgate … Once Upon a Time in Venice Action comedy with Bruce Willis, Jason Mamoa, John Goodman. RLJ Entertainment … Pray for Rain Drama with Jane Seymour. Vertical Entertainment … Score: A Film Music Documentary Featuring Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, John Williams. Gravitas Ventures

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler star as a couple who lose their daughter’s college fund and launch an illegal gambling operation in their basement. With Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman, Michaela Watkins, Ryan Simpkins, Jessie Ennis, Rob Huebel, Cedric Yarbrough and Jeremy Renner. Written by Brendan O’Brien & Andrew Jay Cohen. Directed by Cohen. Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema

The Ornithologist

Studying endangered black storks in remote Portugal, a man is swept away by rapids leading to a life-changing journey. With Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao and João Pedro Rodrigues. Written and directed by Rodrigues. Strand Releasing

13 Minutes

A man is arrested and interrogated in connection with a bombing that targeted Adolf Hitler in 1939. With Christian Friedel, Katharina Schüttler, Burghart Klaussner, Johann von Bülow. Written by Léonie-Claire Breinersdorfer, Fred Breinersdorfer. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. Sony Pictures Classics

Also: Darkness Rising Horror. IFC MidnightInconceivable Thriller with Gina Gershon, Faye Dunaway, Nicolas Cage. Lionsgate Premiere

June TBD

The Journey

British conservative Ian Paisley and former IRA leader Martin McGuinness set aside their differences to work on Northern Ireland peace in 2006. With Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, John Hurt, Toby Stephens, Freddie Highmore. Written by Colin Bateman. Directed by Nick Hamm. IFC Films

My Journey Through French Cinema

Filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier explores his native cinema through the work of Jean Renoir, Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Melville, as well as lesser-known figures such as Edmund T. Gréville and Guy Gilles in this documentary. Cohen Media Group

Also: Madre Thriller. Uncork’d EntertainmentRandom Tropical Paradise Comedy Gunpowder & Sky Distribution

July 5

Man Underground

An ex-U.S. government geologist makes a low-budget film documenting his experiences of extraterrestrials. With George Basil, Gregory Borowiec, Pamela Fila. Directed by Michael Borowiec and Sam Marine. Indican Pictures

July 7

A Ghost Story

A dead man returns as a specter to his suburban home to comfort his wife but finds what he knew to be his life slipping away. With Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara. Written and directed by David Lowery. A24

Little Hours

The arrival of a hunky laborer unleashes sexual desire and bacchanalian behavior at a nunnery during the Middle Ages. With Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke, Nick Offerman, Lauren Weedman and Paul Reiser​. Written and directed by Jeff Baena. Gunpowder & Sky

Patti Cake$

An aspiring New Jersey rapper is supported by her friends and grandmother, while shouldering her mother’s heartbreak. With Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, MC Lyte, Cathy Moriarty. Written and directed by Geremy Jasper. Fox Searchlight


Documentary about a Danish couple who moved to a dying village in Spain where they faced a decades-long clash with locals before the man disappeared. Directed by Andrew Becker and Daniel Mehrer. Oscilloscope Laboratories

While staying in a small Indiana town, the son of a renowned architecture scholar develops a deep relationship with a young woman. With John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Michelle Forbes, Rory Culkin, Parker Posey. Written and directed by Kogonada. Superlative Films/Depth of Field

The Dark Tower

Based on Stephen King‘s series of novels about a young boy and a frontiersman knight on an interdimensional quest. With Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley. Written by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner and Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel. Directed by Arcel. Columbia Pictures

Also: The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature Animated. Will Arnett. Open Road Films Shot Caller Crime drama with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Omari Hardwick, Lake Bell. Saban Films / Lionsgate

Aug. 25

Death Note

A teenager discovers a notebook with the mystical power to kill when the owner writes a person’s name and imagines their face. With Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield. Written by Jeremy Slater, based on the Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Directed by Adam Wingard. Netflix


Bad things happened to those photographed by an antique camera acquired by a high school outcast. With Kathryn Prescott, Mitch Pileggi, Grace Zabriskie, Tyler Young, Keenan Tracey, Samantha Logan, Priscilla Quintana, Madelaine Petsch, Javier Botet. Written by Blair Butler. Directed by Lars Klevberg. Dimension Films

Tulip Fever

A married woman in 17th century Amsterdam and her lover stake their hopes of running away together on the city’s tulip bulb market. With Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, Holliday Grainger, Jack O’Connell, Zach Galifianakis, Judi Dench, Matthew Morrison, Tom Hollander, Cara Delevingne, Cressida Bonas, David Harewood. Written by Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by Deborah Moggach. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Weinstein Company

Also: Beach Rats Drama written and directed by Eliza Hittman. NeonBushwick Action. RLJ EntertainmentGotti Crime drama with John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Stacy Keach. Lionsgate PremiereSome Freaks Romantic comedy with Thomas Mann. Good Deed EntertainmentTerminator 2: Judgement Day 3D Re-release of 1992 James Cameron-Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action film. Distrib Films USUnleashed Romantic comedy. Level 33

Aug. 30


An orphan dreams of going to Paris to become a dancer, while her best friend hopes to become a famous inventor in this animated tale. Voices by Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler, Nat Wolff, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mel Brooks. Weinstein Company

Aug. TBD

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Documentary detailing the contributions of Native Americans to popular music. Featuring Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Jesse Ed Davis. Written by Catherine Bainbridge & Alfonso Maiorana. Directed by Bainbridge, co-directed by Maiorana. Kino Lorber

The Unknown Girl

A young doctor attempts to discover the identity of a dead girl so that she is not buried anonymously. With Adele Haenel, Jeremie Renier, Olivier Bonnaud, Louka Minnella. Written and directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne. Sundance Selects

Also: Gook Drama. Samuel Goldwyn FilmsHeartstone Icelandic drama. Breaking Glass PicturesJesús Chilean drama. Breaking Glass PicturesWild Drama. DADA Films / Required Viewing

Sept. 1


A CIA agent teams with an ex-soldier to stop a deadly biological attack on London. With Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, Michael Douglas. Written by Peter O’Brien. Director Michael Apted. Lionsgate

Also: Fallen Drama directed by Scott Hicks. Sony Pictures Worldwide / Vertical Entertainment … The Layover Comedy with Alexandra Daddario, Kal Penn, Rob Corddry, Molly Shannon. Directed by William H. Macy. Vertical Entertainment

Summer TBD

The Last Face

In wartime Liberia, a relief aid doctor and the director of an international organization have an affair as they battle over the best way to help those around them. With Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jared Harris, Jean Reno, Denise Newman. Written by Erin Dignam. Directed by Sean Penn. Saban Films / Lionsgate


The effects of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation on endangered African animals are investigated in this documentary. Directed by Shaul Schwarz. The Orchard

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