July is here, which means we’re smack in the middle of summer. Barbecues, pool parties, sunshine, and sand are all in store–and, of course, movies. Big, beautiful, summer blockbuster movies. This month sees Marvel’s God of Thunder fly into theaters on his latest adventure, another terrifying new trip from horror maestro Jordan Peele, a dark comedy debut from brand-new director B.J. Novak, and plenty of animated family films.

Here are all the wide-release movies coming to theaters in July 2022. Get tickets here.

Minions: The Rise of Gru – Release Date: Friday, July 1

Voice Cast: Steve Carell, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, Alan Arkin, RZA, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, Danny Trejo, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Jimmy O. Yang, Steve Coogan

Director: Kyle Balda

In the prequel movie Minions: The Rise of Gru, future supervillain Gru is still just a 12-year-old kid living in the suburbs. He’s smart. He’s nerdy. Oh, and he’s not a fanboy of superheroes, but of the supervillain team known as the Vicious 6. He hatches a plan to become evil enough to join their ranks and together, Gru and the Minions build his first lair, experiment with his first superweapons, and pull off their first dastardly missions. But when a spot on the Vicious 6 opens up, his interview goes terribly awry, and suddenly, Gru finds himself the enemy of the most vicious villains in the world. Aided by Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and the braces-sporting Otto, it’s up to Gru and the Minions to stop the Vicious 6.

Thor: Love and Thunder – Release Date: Friday, July 8

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Taika Waititi, Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Jaimie Alexander, Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Hemsworth

Director: Taika Waititi

After the traumatizing events of the past few years, Thor is on a journey of enlightenment and peace in Thor: Love and Thunder. His intergalactic wellness retreat is interrupted, however, when a fierce villain called Gorr the God Butcher begins slaughtering gods across the universe. Now, with Asgard in his sights, it’s up to Thor to round up a team including King Valkyrie, Korg, his ex-girlfriend, Jane Foster, and two screaming goats. They’ll save New Asgard or die trying–because that’s what heroes do.

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank – Release Date: Friday, July 15

Voice Cast: Michael Cera, Samuel L. Jackson, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, George Takei, Aasif Mandvi, Gabriel Iglesias, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh, Kylie Kuioka

Director: Mark Koetsier

A down-on-his-luck hound named Hank finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain and his evil plot to wipe their village off the map. With help from a reluctant (and retired) sensei to train him, our underdog must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day in Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank. There’s only one small problem… cats hate dogs!

The Deer King – Release Date: Friday, July 15

Voice Cast: Anne, Hisui Kimura, Ryoma Takeuchi, Shin’ichi Tsutsumi

Director: Masashi Ando, Masayuki Miyaji

The gorgeous anime The Deer King comes to life! In the years following a vicious war, the Empire of Zol now controls the land and citizens of rival Aquafa – except for Aquafa’s Fire Horse Territory, where wild dogs that once carried the deadly Black Wolf Fever continue to roam free. When a pack of dogs race through a Zol-controlled mine, Van, an enslaved former soldier, and a young girl named Yuna are both bitten, but manage to escape as the sole survivors of the attack. Finally free, Van and Yuna seek out a simple, peaceful existence in the countryside. But as the deadly disease once again runs rampant, they find themselves at the crossroads of a struggle much larger than any one nation.

Where the Crawdads Sing – Release Date: Friday, July 15

Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson, Garret Dillahunt, Michael Hyatt, Ahna O’Reilly, Sterling Macer, Jojo Regina

Director: Olivia Newman

Mystery movie Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself to a new and startling world; but when one of them is found dead, she is immediately cast by the community as the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what actually happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal the many secrets that lay within the marsh.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris – Release Date: Friday, July 15

Cast: Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert, Jason Isaacs, Anna Chancellor, Lambert Wilson, Alba Baptista, Lucas Bravos, Rose Williams

Director: Anthony Fabian

An adaptation of Paul Gallico’s 1958 novel and a remake of the 1992 movie, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris is a delightful romp. In 1950s London, widowed cleaning lady Mrs. Harris sees an expensive Dior couture dress and falls in love. Deciding she needs one of her own, Mrs. Harris scrimps and saves until she has enough to get her to Paris. When she finally arrives in the City of Lights, her Parisian adventure will change not just her life, but that of the legendary House of Dior.

Nope – Release Date: Friday, July 22

Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Barbie Ferreira, Michael Wincott, Brandon Perea, Donna Mills, Jennifer Lafleur, Ryan W. Garcia

Director: Jordan Peele

With only two horror movies to his name, Jordan Peele has already left a huge mark on the horror genre with Get Out and This Is Us. His next one, Nope, is just as cryptic and just as creepy. While the trailers have been characteristically mysterious, what’s known is that it takes place in a remote horse ranching town in California. But after a strange and eerie event, the residents of the town encounter a strange force that starts causing animals and people to behave bizarrely.

DC League of Super-Pets – Release Date: Friday, July 29

Voice Cast: Kevin Hart, Kate McKinnon, Keanu Reeves, John Krasinski, Vanessa Bayer, Dwayne Johnson, Natasha Lyonne, Diego Luna, Marc Maron, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, Dascha Polanco

Director: Jared Stern

Usually, it’s the superheroes doing the work, but in DC League of Super-Pets, it’s pets saving the day. Krypto the Super-Dog and his master, Superman, are inseparable best of friends, with Krypto often acting as Supes’ sidekick. But when the evil Lex Luthor kidnaps the entire Justice League, it’s up to Krypto to save Superman and the other heroes. Rounding up a group of shelter animals, Krypto forms a super-team: A hound named Ace, who becomes super-strong, a pig named PB, who can grow to giant-size, a turtle named Merton, who becomes super-fast, and a squirrel named Chip, who gains electric-powers.

Vengeance – Release Date: Friday, July 29

Cast: B.J. Novak, Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, J. Smith-Cameron, Dove Cameron, Isabella Amara, Analeigh Tipton, Sarah Minnich, Grayson Berry

Director: B.J. Novak

It’s no surprise that The Office‘s B.J. Novak’s directorial debut would be a darkly comedic thriller. In Vengeance, the journalist and podcaster Ben Manalowitz travels from his home in New York City to rural West Texas in order to investigate the murder of a girl he’d hooked up with. As he gets to know the eccentric cast of characters involved, Ben soon finds himself involved in an even weirder situation than he had anticipated.

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