So July 2018 is just a day away, and the cinemas are going to be jam-packed full of incredible movies for you to indulge in! If you’ve got a pretty penny to spare and can’t wait to hit the theatres, despite it being so warm, then look no further, as we’ve put together a list of the 7 essential movies we can’t wait to watch this July.

7. In Darkness – Released July 6

Natalie Dormer goes from the lands of Westeros in Game of Thrones to the role of Sofia in upcoming thriller In Darkness. The movie sees her taking on the challenge of playing a blind pianist living in London, who bears witness to the suspicious death of her neighbour. Of course, without her sight she’s unable to confirm what happened, but when she finds herself caught up in a criminal underworld, she realises she’s in deeper than she would have ever imagined. This looks to be an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride from start to finish.

6. Mary Shelley – Released July 6

Elle Fanning takes on the titular role of Mary Shelley in this romantic period drama, that sees the writer fall in love with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Writing the classic horror novel for which she’s best known – Frankenstein – she has to fight for her rights to the material she created, living in a time which thinks women should be seen and not heard. Not only does this sound fantastic, but this is the movie directed by the first woman ever to direct a Saudi Arabian feature film, Haifaa al-Mansour.

5. Incredibles 2 – Released July 13

After over a decade and a half of waiting, Incredibles fans will finally get to see just what happened to the super-powered family we all fell in love with when the Underminer looked set to wreak havoc in their city. Bringing feminism to its heart, we’ll see Helen (Holly Hunter) leave her husband Bob (Craig T. Nelson) as a stay-at-home dad, as she goes out and conducts superhero activity on behalf of the family. With baby Jack-Jack’s powers growing stronger every day however, things could get very tricky for the family very fast, all over again…

4. A Prayer Before Dawn – Released July 20

Directed by Jean-Stéphane Saurvaire comes new drama A Prayer Before Dawn, starring Joe Cole in the leading role of young British boxer Billy Moore. Sent to one of the most notorious and violent prisons in Thailand, he’ll be forced to put his boxing skills to the test if he’s to win his freedom, going head-to-head with some other major talents in Muay Thai tournaments. Based on a true story, this may be a film that’s hard to watch, but we reckon it’ll be essential.

3. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Released July 20

A decade after the incredible original Mamma Mia! The Movie hit cinemas finally comes the sequel we’ve all been waiting for, as audiences are invited back to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical, once again based on the timeless music of ABBA. Original cast members return, along with new additions such as Lily James and THE CHER, in what can only be described as THE feel-good movie of the summer. We can’t wait to get our bums in a chair and sing along.

2. Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Released July 26

Tom Cruise makes a return alongside other big names as Ethan Hunt in Fallout, bringing together his IMF team, made up of A-listers Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, and Ving Rhames, as well as a few familiar faces in Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Monaghan. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also star in what looks to be the most action-packed Mission Impossible movie to-date, from critically-acclaimed director Christopher McQuarrie.

1. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation – Released July 27

If you’re looking for something fun and whacky to watch with the kids on their school holidays, Hotel Transylvania 3 is the perfect movie to keep them quiet for a couple of hours. Adam Sandler returns to voice the leading role, with Selena Gomez also stepping in to voice leader of the ‘Drac Pack’, Mavis.

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