Top 12 Movies We Can't Wait to See This Summer

From superheroes to comedies to period dramas, this summer has it all.

— -- Even if parts of the country are still waiting for warmer weather to arrive, Hollywood is already getting ready for summer -- at the box office that is.

The summer movie season, which unofficially kicks off in May, has its share of big tent-pole films, comedies, family fare and indie dramas. There are the blockbuster franchises, including new installments of the "Fantastic Four," "Mission Impossible" and "Avengers." There are some reboots ("Mad Max" and "Jurassic World") and even a remake ("Poltergeist"). And two sequels we can't wait to see: "Pitch Perfect 2" and "Magic Mike XXL." In short, this summer has something for everyone.

Here are a dozen we can't wait to catch:

'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

'Far From the Madding Crowd'

'Hot Pursuit'

'Pitch Perfect 2'

The Bellas are back. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow are joined by newbies like Hailee Steinfeld. This time the girls will be singing Carrie Underwood and Beyonce, and they'll even do a little rapping. Opens May 15.

'Mad Max: Fury Road


The boys -- Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon -- have finally made the jump from the small to the big screen. "Entourage" opens June 5 with cameos by 20-plus celebrities. Let's see if the boys can create the same magic on the big screen as the girls of that other HBO hit, "Sex and the City."

'Jurassic World'

Chris Pratt is taking on the dinosaurs in this fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" franchise, and from the looks of the trailer, this sequel looks to be as good as the 1993 original. Opens June 12.

'Magic Mike XXL'


'Irrational Man'

"Ricki and the Flash'

'Straight Outta Compton'

For a different kind of musical experience, there's the NWA biopic "Straight Outta Compton," starring Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, O'Shea Jackson Jr. as Ice Cube and Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E. Opens Aug. 14.