American Independence Day is almost here, which means we’re halfway through the summer blockbuster season. This month proves we’re in the swing of things, with some big family-friendly and even bigger franchise movies heading our way. The Merc with the Mouth teams up with Wolverine, tornadoes take center stage, Gru and the minions are back, horror galore, and more hitting theaters.

Here are all the wide-release movies coming to theaters in July 2024. Get tickets here.

Despicable Me 4 – Release Date: Wednesday, July 3

Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Pierre Coffin, Steve Coogan,Joey King, Stephen Colbert, Will Ferrell, Chloe Fineman, Sofía Vergara

Director: Chris Renaud, Patrick Delage

Official Synopsis: In the first Despicable Me movie in seven years, Gru, the world’s favorite supervillain- turned-Anti-Villain League-agent, returns for an exciting, bold new era of Minions mayhem in Illumination’s Despicable Me 4.

Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot – Release Date: Thursday, July 4

Cast: Nika King, Demetrius Grosse, Elizabeth Mitchell, Diaana Babnicova

Director: Joshua Weigel

Official Synposis: The fight for kids begins now. Inspired by the powerful true story, Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot, follows Donna and Reverend Martin as they ignite a fire in the hearts of their rural church to embrace kids in the foster system that nobody else would take. By doing the impossible–adopting 77 children–this East Texas community proved that, with real, determined love, the battle for America’s most vulnerable can be won.

MaXXXine – Release Date: Friday, July 5

Cast: Mia Goth, Elizabeth Debicki, Moses Sumney, Michelle Monaghan, Bobby Cannavale, Lily Collins, Halsey, Giancarlo Esposito, Kevin Bacon, Chloe Farnworth

Director: Ti West

Official Synopsis: In 1980s Hollywood, adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx finally gets her big break. But as a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of Hollywood, a trail of blood threatens to reveal her sinister past.

Longlegs – Release Date: Friday, July 12

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Maika Monroe, Alicia Witt, Vanessa Walsh, Blair Underwood, Erin Boyes, Lisa Chandler, Dakota Daulby, Michelle Cyr. Rryla McIntosh

Director: Oz Perkins

Official Synopsis: In pursuit of a serial killer, an FBI agent uncovers a series of occult clues that she must solve to end his terrifying killing spree.

Fly Me To The Moon – Release Date: Friday, July 12

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Woody Harrelson, Channing Tatum, Peter Jacobson, Jim Rash, Ray Romano, Joe Chrest, Colin Woodell, Christian Clemenson, Bill Barrett

Director: Greg Berlanti, Sharon Maguire

Official Synopsis: Marketing maven Kelly Jones wreaks havoc on launch director Cole Davis’s already difficult task. When the White House deems the mission too important to fail, Jones is directed to stage a fake moon landing as back-up. As they clash, sparks fly as something else ignites.

Touch – Release Date: Friday, July 12

Cast: Egill Ólafsson, Palmi Kormákur, Kôki, Masahiro Motoki, Yôko Narahashi, Ruth Sheen, Masatoshi Nakamura, Meg Kubota,Tatsuya Tagawa, Charles Nishikawa

Director: Baltasar Kormákur

Official Synopsis: A romantic and thrilling story that spans several decades and continents; TOUCH follows one widower’s emotional journey to find his first love who disappeared 50 years ago, before his time runs out.

Twisters – Release Date: Friday, July 19

Cast: Glen Powell, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Kiernan Shipka, Maura Tierney, Katy O’Brian, David Corenswet, Sasha Lane, Daryl McCormack, Anthony Ramos, Brandon Perea

Director: Lee Isaac Chung

Official Synopsis: From the producers of the Jurassic, Bourne and Indiana Jones series comes Twisters, a current-day chapter of the 1996 blockbuster, Twister. Haunted by a devastating encounter with a tornado, Kate Cooper gets lured back to the open plains by her friend, Javi, to test a groundbreaking new tracking system. She soon crosses paths with Tyler Owens, a charming but reckless social-media superstar who thrives on posting his storm-chasing adventures. As storm season intensifies, Kate, Tyler and their competing teams find themselves in a fight for their lives as multiple systems converge over central Oklahoma.

Deadpool & Wolverine – Release Date: Friday, July 26

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Emma Corrin, Lewis Tan, Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, Matthew Macfadyen, Karan Soni, Leslie Uggams, Stefan Kapicic

Director: Shawn Levy

Official Synopsis: Marvel Studios’ “Deadpool & Wolverine” delivers the ultimate team-up throwdown on July 26. Wolverine is recovering from his injuries when he crosses paths with the loudmouth, Deadpool. They team up to defeat a common enemy and save Deadpool’s world.

Didi – Release Date: Friday, July 26

Cast: Izaac Wang, Shirley Chen, Chang Li Hua, Raul Dial, Aaron Chang, Mahaela Park, Chiron Cillia Denk, Montay Boseman, Sunil Mukherjee Maurillo, Joan Chen

Director: Sean Wang

Official Synopsis: In 2008, during the last month of summer before high school begins, an impressionable 13-year-old Taiwanese American boy learns what his family can’t teach him: how to skate, how to flirt, and how to love your mom.

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