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Summer Movies 2013
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, movie companies spend mega dollars to provide the best summer movie entertainment. This helps to ensure that summer is always the best time to hit up your local cinema. But what movies should you see? To plan out your summer movie watching, we have provided a list for you of movie release dates to help you get the most bang for your movie buck!

Summer Movies 2013

Plan out your entertainment and movie viewing this summer with the aid of this movie guide. Be sure to click the movie links as summer progresses to view movie reviews!

Summer Movies 2013: Friday, May 24th Openings

  • Epic {Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried, Beyonce Knowles}
  • The Hangover Part III {Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis}
  • Fast & Furious 6 {Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson} 
  • A Green Story {Shannon Elizabeth, Billy Zane}
  • Before Midnight {Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy}
  • Only God Forgives {Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas}
  • Penguins 3D
  • We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks {Documentary}


Summer Movies 2013: Friday, May 31 Openings

  • After Earth {Will Smith, Jaden Smith} 
  • Now You See Me {Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher}
  • Ephraim’s Rescue {Darin Southam, James Gaisford}
  • I Do {Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Alicia Witt}
  • The East {Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page}
  • The Kings of Summer {Nick Robinson, Megan Mullally}


Summer Movies 2013: Friday, June 7 Openings

  • The Internship {Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn}
  • The Purge {Ethan Hawke}
  • Dirty Wars {Documentary}
  • Finding Joy {Josh Cooke, Lainie Kazan, Barry Bostwick}
  • Hello Herman {Norman Reedus, Garrett Backstrom}
  • Hey Bartender {Documentary}
  • Much Ado About Nothing {Amy Acker}
  • Passion {Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace} 
  • Rapture-Palooza {Anna Kendrick, Ken Jeong, Rob Croddry}
  • Syrup {Amber Heard, Kellan Lutz, Brittany Snow}
  • The Wall {Wolfgang M. Bauer, Martina Gedeck}
  • Tiger Eyes {Willa Holland, Tatanka Means}
  • Violet and Daisy {Danny Trejo, Alexis Bledel}
  • Wish You Were Here {Teresa Palmer, Joel Edgerton}


Summer Movies 2013: Wednesday, June 12 Openings

  • This is the End {James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Craig Robinson}
  • More Than Money {Documentary}
  • Pandora’s Promise {Documentary}


Summer Movies 2013: Friday, June 14 Openings

  • Man of Steel {Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Russell Crowe}
  • A Hijacking {Soren Malling, Johan Philip Asbæk}
  • Apostles of Comedy: Onwards and Upwards {Jeff Allen, Ron Pearson, Keith Alberstadt}
  • Berberian Sound Studio {Toby Jones}
  • Call Me Kuchu {Documentary}
  • Far Out Isn’t Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story {Documentary}
  • Hatchet 3 {Danielle Harris, Kane Hodder, Zach Galligan}
  • Stuck in Love {Greg Kinnear, Kristen Bell, Jennifer Connelly}
  • The Bling Ring {Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, and Katie Chang}
  • The Guillotines {Huang Xiaoming, Ethan Juan}
  • The Stroller Strategy {Raphaël Personnaz}
  • Twenty Feet from Stardom {Documentary}
  • Vehicle 19 {Paul Walker, Naima McLean}


Summer Movies 2013: Sunday, June 16 Openings

  • My Little Pony: Equestria Girls 


Summer Movies 2013: Friday, June 21 Openings

  • Monsters University {John Krasinski, Steve Buscemi, John Goodman, Billy Crystal}
  • World War Z Starring Brad Pitt 
  • As Cool as I Am {Claire Danes, James Marsden}
  • Between Us {Taye Diggs, Melissa George, Julia Stiles}
  • Somm {Documentary}
  • Storm Surfers 3D {Toni Collette}
  • The Attack {Ali Suliman, Reymonde Amsellem}
  • Unfinished Song {Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton}


Summer Movies 2013: Friday, June 28 Openings

  • The Heat  {Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy}
  • White House Down {Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx}
  • 100 Bloody Acres {Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson}
  • A Band Called Death {Documentary}
  • Byzantium {Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Jonny Lee Miller}
  • Copperhead {Billy Campbell, Angus MacFadyen, Peter Fonda}
  • Detention of the Dead {Jacob Zachar, Alexa Nikolas}
  • I’m So Excited {Javier Cámara, Pepa Charro, Lola Dueñas}
  • Redemption {Jason Statham, Benedict Wong}
  • Some Girls {Jennifer Morrison, Kristen Bell, Adam Brody}
  • The Secret Disco Revolution {Documentary/Satire} 
  • The Stroller Strategy {Raphael Personnaz, Charlotte Lebon}


Summer Movies 2013: Wednesday, July 3 Openings

  • Despicable Me 2 {Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews}
  • Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain 
  • The Lone Ranger {Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer} 
  • Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me {Documentary}


Summer Movies 2013: Friday, July 5 Openings

  • The Way, Way Back {Steve Carell, AnnaSophia Robb, Toni Collette}
  • Hammer of the Gods {Charlie Bewley, Clive Standen, James Cosmo}


Summer Movies 2013: Wednesday, July 10 Openings

  • Israel: A Home Movie {Documentary}


Summer Movies 2013: Friday, July 12 Openings

  • Grown Ups 2 {Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, Nick Swardson}
  • Pacific Rim {Idris Elba, Ron Perlman, Charlie Day}
  • Blackhats {Errol Sadler, Doris Morgado}
  • Crystal Fairy {Michael Cera, Gaby Hoffmann}
  • Dealing With Idiots {Jeff Garlin, Christopher Guest, Fred Willard}
  • Fruitvale Station {Michael B. Jordan, Kevin Durand}
  • Hot Flashes {Brooke Shields, Darryl Hannah, Camryn Manheim, Wanda Sykes}
  • The Hunt {Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen}
  • V/H/S/2 {Adam Wingard, Lawrence Michael Levine}


Summer Movies 2013: Wednesday, July 17 Openings

  • Turbo {Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti}


Summer Movies 2013: Friday, July 19 Openings

  • Girl Most Likely {Kristen Wiig, Matt Dillon}
  • R.I.P.D. {Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker}
  • Red 2 {Bruce Willis, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren}
  • The Conjuring {Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson}
  • Evidence {Nolan Gerald Funk, Dale Dickey}
  • The Act of Killing {Documentary}


Summer Movies 2013: Friday, July 26 Openings

  • The Wolverine {Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen}
  • Blackfish {Documentary}
  • Blue Jasmine {Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard}
  • Frankenstein’s Army {Karel Roden, Joshua Sasse}
  • Stranded {Christian Slater, Brendan Fehr}


Summer Movies 2013: Wednesday, July 31 Openings

  • The Smurfs 2 {Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria}
  • Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers {Documentary}


Summer Movies 2013: Friday, August 2 Openings

  • 2 Guns {Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg}
  • Cockneys vs Zombies {Michelle Ryan, Georgia King, Honor Blackman}
  • Europa Report {Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist}
  • Our Children {Tahar Rahim, Emilie Dequenne}
  • The Artist and the Model {Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch}
  • The Spectacular Now {Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyle Chandler}
  • Top Cat {Jason Harris, Chris Edgerly}


Summer Movies 2013: Wednesday, August 7 Openings

  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters {Alexandra Daddario, Logan Lerman, Nathan Fillion}


Summer Movies 2013: Friday, August 9 Openings

  • Disney’s Planes {Val Kilmer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Garrett}
  • Elysium {Matt Damon, Jodie Foster}
  • We’re the Millers {Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms, Jason Sudeikis}
  • Blood {Paul Bettany, Brian Cox}
  • I Give it a Year {Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall, Alex Macqueen}
  • In a World… {Lake Bell}
  • Lovelace {Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone}


Summer Movies 2013: Wednesday, August 14 Openings

  • The Patience Stone {Golshifteh Farahani}


Summer Movies 2013: Friday, August 16 Openings

  • Kick-Ass 2 {Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Aaron Taylor-Johnson}
  • Paranoia {Liam Hemsworth, Lucas Till, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman}
  • The Butler {Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey}
  • The To Do List {Andy Samberg, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Hader, Connie Britton}
  • Ain’t Them Bodies Saints {Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck}
  • Austenland {Keri Russell, JJ Feild, Jennifer Coolidge}
  • Cutie and the Boxer {Noriko Shinohara, Ushio Shinohara}
  • Prince Avalanche {Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch}


Summer Movies 2013: Friday, August 23 Openings

  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones {Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower}
  • The World’s End {Simon Pegg, Nick Frost}
  • You’re Next {Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg}
  • The Colony {Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Zegers, Bill Paxton}
  • Thérèse Desqueyroux {Audrey Tautou, Gilles Lellouche}


Summer Movies 3013: Friday, August 30 Openings

  • Getaway {Selena Gomez, Ethan Hawke, Jon Voight}
  • Random {Ashley Greene, Haley Bennett}
  • Drinking Buddies {Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston, Jake Johnson}
  • One Direction: This Is Us


Summer Movies 2013: Which Movies Do You Plan To See?



About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn has been a music lover her entire life. She went to college in Boone, NC, an area that is rich in music and culture. She also worked as a radio deejay for 8 years and grew up in Southeastern, Va, a melting pot of different musical styles and traditions. She has been to more concerts than she can count in every genre you can imagine. She resides in North Carolina with her furbabies and her massive collection of Disney memorabilia.


  1. My son just saw Fast & Furious 6 and loved it! I am looking forward to World War Z
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    • Dawn McAlexander

      I think we are going to go see Fast & Furious 6 tonight {except for Tokyo Drift}. I have seen all of the other ones and loved them.

  2. We’re the one family in the world who sees the movies after they get to dvd or netflix. We just rarely go to the theater. Can’t wait to see some of these movies though!
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  3. Not a fan of going to the movies, have to say same as Sharon at my house we wait to see them on dvd. But thanks for the sneak peek of whats to come 🙂
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    • Dawn McAlexander

      I don’t like going to the movies when it’s overly crowded. But I love going for matinees and during the week when there are less people. 😀 There is nothing like seeing a movie on the big screen. I just don’t want to see it with a lot of texting and Chatty Cathys around me, lol!

  4. I didn’t know that there is a Despicable Me 2 coming out! Great post, I’m bookmarking so I can find this list again.
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  5. Awesome list! There are so many movies I want to see that are coming out soon…thanks!
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  6. Wow..there are a bunch I have not heard of. I need to watch the trailers.

    For sure…Despicable Me 2, Monster University, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Turbo, The Conjuring, and World War Z
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  7. This is such a great list! I am really excited about “Now You See Me”!
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  8. We are heading out for the Summer Movies that they do for $1 to see if my youngest can handle the theaters yet, then we will go see Dispicable Me 2. What a long list!
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    • Dawn McAlexander

      Our theater has cheap summer movies during the weekdays, too. I hope to catch some of those, too. I just need to find out what is playing. 🙂

  9. I have been SO excited for This is the End and World War Z. Like, I might even actually attempt going to the theater to see them excited…that’s rare for me!
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  10. The Lone Ranger please 😉 I’ve been joking that Johnny Depp’s Tonto is one rum bottle away from turning into Captain Jack Sparrow!! lol
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  11. Jenna Wood says

    We saw Hangover III for ‘date night’ this week- In it there was a preview for the Purge, which has a young actor from the TV show Parenthood in it. Consider my intrigued by the concept and cast.

  12. A lot of great movies coming out this summer. Thanks for highlighting some of the best.
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  13. I really want to see After Earth!
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  14. Oh my goodness! there are so many movies in your list that I am dying to see! After Earth is on the top of that list!!
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  15. I want to see Now you see me and the HEAT. I LOVE SANDRA BULLOCK and Morgan freeman
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  16. oh man! i need to go see a movie!!

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  17. What a great summary. Some excellent movies to choose from for the whole family. I will bookmark this to remind myself of choices and release dates.
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  18. I’ll wait till theya re out on DVD LOL. It’s difficult to go out when you have a small baby.
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  19. Bre Dale says

    Definitely want to see the Hangover!

  20. There are so many great movies coming out! I am so behind on seeing all the great movies. Having 3 young kids and a husband with a crazy work schedule makes it a wee difficult! Can’t wait for these to come out on DVD & Netflix. 🙂 We may go see a couple for date night too!
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  21. Love this! Definitely a keeper. I might even let my kids circle the ones they want to go to.
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  22. Really excited about Star Trek and Percy 🙂

  23. I can’t wait to see The Hangover 3 …maybe this weekend!
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    • Dawn McAlexander

      I am torn between seeing that and Fast 6…I hope to see {at least} one of them this weekend!

      • My friend just came back from seeing Fast 6 and said it was the best action film so far this year.. He was impressed – and he usually..USUALLY has a good eye for movies! I was going to wait until Fast 6 came out on DVD but I may have to go now… ya’ll are getting me hyped up! 🙂

        • Dawn McAlexander

          If you do go see it, please please please let us know if it’s any good! I am going to try my best to get to the movies to see something this weekend…but I am canning, so, we will see how that goes, lol!

  24. LOVE! Can’t wait to see so many of these. The new Despicable Me and the The Heat Trailer especially!
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    • Dawn McAlexander

      The Heat! Those two look funny together!

      You know, one that I am excited about that I don’t think anyone has mentioned is “The Bling Ring.” I can’t believe teens had the nerve to break in all those houses. I would have had a panic attack and fled the scene like a baby and snitched everyone out for sure. 😉

  25. Just saw After Earth and I must say it was better than I expected. A real adventure. Not for young kids though.
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    • Dawn McAlexander

      I am glad you said that. I was seeing how critics are mostly giving it horrible reviews online and I was like “Come on! Someone has to like it!” 🙂

  26. I might see that Morgan Freeman one tomorrow, but I know I’m not going to see that Will Smith one.
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  27. What a great list! I hadn’t head of the bling ring!
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  28. I like going to the movies, but with a 3 year old I don’t get out to adult ones too often 🙂 That’s okay thought there is always DVD!
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  29. I’m looking forward to seeing Man of Steel. I love a good super hero movie!
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  30. I am so excited to see World War Z!

  31. I really hope I can see a movie this summer. I can’t tell you the last time I’ve been to one.
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    • Dawn McAlexander

      There are a lot of good ones coming out, so you should definitely be able to find something you like. 🙂 Hope you get to go see at least one.

  32. Wow! What a list! Thank you – bookmarking it for those summer days when we want to head out to the theatre!
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  33. I’m really looking forward to Despicable Me2. Oh and maybe Penguins!
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  34. so many good looking movies coming out !
    I don’t know which one I am most looking forward to – there are a lot I’d like to watch in theatres or on DVD later.
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  35. This is an amazing list! I really want to see Hello Herman and WWZ!
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