The Best Summer Movies to See With Your Girlfriends

Melissa McCarthy is always a safe bet.

best summer 2018 movies to see with your girlfriends
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When the humidity is thick and you just need a few hours of entertainment in a room with A/C, take in one of these summer releases with your friends. Whether you're in the mood for a , a , or a good cry, Hollywood has you covered.

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Lionsgate Films
May 4: Overboard

Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez star in (starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, remember?). This time around, Derbez is the wealthy yacht owner who gets thrown overboard and becomes the target of Faris' character's revenge after he loses his memory.

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Focus Features
May 4: Tully

Critics are already buzzing about Charlize Theron's gritty portrayal of Marlo, a mother of three (including a newborn!) who's gifted a night nanny by her brother. Over time, she creates a unique bond with the young woman, named Tully.

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Warner Bros. Pictures
May 11: Life of the Party

In this comedy, McCarthy stars as Deanna, a middle-aged woman who returns to college to complete her degree after her husband divorces her. Coincidentally, she ends up in the same class as her daughter. Hilarity ensues, of course.

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Sony Pictures Classics
May 11: The Seagull

Based on Anton Chekhov's classic play, this film is about a group of friends and family who visit a country estate in the summer, resulting in love triangles and plenty of drama.

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Universal Pictures
May 11: Breaking In

Gabrielle Union stars as Shaun Russell, a woman who goes on a weekend getaway to her late father's countryside estate with her two children, then finds herself fighting for her family's lives when four men break into the house.

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Paramount Pictures
May 18: Book Club

Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen play lifelong friends who read 50 Shades of Grey for their book club and find their lives are forever changed afterward.

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May 18: On Chesil Beach

Get your tissues ready. This movie, set in 1962 in England, follows a young couple from two very different backgrounds (Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle) as they struggle through their wedding night and what it means for their future lives.

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IFC Films
June 1: A Kid Like Jake

Claire Danes and Jim Parsons play a Brooklyn couple whose 4-year-old son is more interested in princesses than superheroes. Their portrayal of their characters' struggles about how to parent him is real and raw.

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Warner Bros. Pictures
June 8: Ocean's 8

Debbie Ocean (a.k.a. Sandra Bullock) recruits a group of women to help her with a heist of New York City's annual Met Gala. Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, and Mindy Kaling give the men of the Ocean's franchise a run for their money.

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Focus Features
June 8: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

This documentary takes an in-depth look into the life of everyone's favorite children's television host, , including the legacy of his decades on .

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Gunpowder & Sky
June 8: Hearts Beat Loud

If you're looking for a feel-good movie, you'll love Nick Offerman as a father who forms a songwriting duo with his daughter (Kiersey Clemons) the summer before she leaves for college.

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Universal Pictures
July 20: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Fans of Mamma Mia! are finally getting their sequel. This time, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) is pregnant and learns more secrets about her mother's past over the course of the movie.

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Sony Pictures Classics
July 13: Puzzle

Kelly Macdonald plays Agnes, a suburban mother who feels she's taken for granted until she discovers her unlikely passion for solving jigsaw puzzles and her life is flipped upside down.

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Lionsgate Films
August 3: The Spy Who Dumped Me

You'll laugh all the way through this movie, starring Mila Kunis and as two women who end up involved in an international conspiracy when Kunis' character finds out her ex-boyfriend was a spy.

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LD Entertainment
August 10: Dog Days

Dog lovers, this one's for you: This movie follows a group of people in Los Angeles whose pets bring them together. A few of the (human) faces you'll recognize include Vanessa Hudgens and Nina Dobrev.

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August 10: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

A writer travels to Guernsey Island after World War II to write a story about a book club and its members' experiences during the war, and strikes a unique bond with the residents as a result. But there's more to their story than she expected.

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Warner Bros. Pictures
August 17: Crazy Rich Asians

Based on , this romantic comedy is about an American-born Chinese economics professor who goes to Singapore with her boyfriend for a wedding and finds out about his wealthy (and dark!) past.

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Lionsgate Roadside Attractions
August 17: Juliet, Naked

Anyone who loves indie rock will enjoy this romantic comedy about Annie (Rose Byrne), who breaks up with her boyfriend, Duncan (Chris O'Dowd), who's obsessed with former 1990s rocker, Tucker Crowe, played by Ethan Hawke. A series of events unfold after Annie strikes up a relationship with Tucker.

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