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5 Must-See Movies of the Summer

May 27, 2014 | Updated Jul 27, 2014
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As summer is slowly on its way, so are several blockbuster releases. Many anticipated movies are finally coming out and they already have fans aching to watch. So grab your paper and pen and get ready to jot down all of these films you just can't pass up on.

1. X-Men: Days of Future Past, May 23


In the Marvel action film, sentient robots are getting rid of mutants and they are on the edge of extinction. Those who lived through this evasion and are sent back into the consciousness of their younger selves to deliver warnings. The Wolverine is sent back in particular and must fight in war to change the course of history and save the future for both mutants and humans. The X-Men was just released and its already got incredible reviews. The fantasy, action-adventure film has to be one on your list. It certainly is on mine.

2. Maleficent, May 30


This film follows the view from a famous villain from Sleeping Beauty. In the tale of Sleeping Beauty, we meet Aurora and Maleficent. The story goes on to say that Maleficent curses Aurora as a baby to a death like sleep on her 16th birthday. And while this film still keeps to Sleeping Beauty's integrity, it's portrayed from Maleficent's point of view instead of the 3rd person narrative we've already been accustomed to. We get to see what made Maleficent the way she is, her past and even a bit of her sensitive side. This fantasy fiction movie is the reverse of a classic we've all grown to love, and this surely will leave us all in awe.

3. The Fault in Our Stars, June 6


The John Green novel turned movie is one of the most prominent movies coming out soon. Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort turn into Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters for this romantic film. The two both have cancer and meet in a cancer patients' support group meeting where a spark immediately ignites. This film follows the couple on their journey of love and adventure. The novel, that goes by the same name, came out early 2012 and was a bestseller immediately. FOX bought the rights to the movie and has created this masterpiece I plan on seeing the day it opens.

4. 22 Jump Street, June 13


Coming as a sequel to 21 Jump Street, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill go undercover once again, in a much more mature environment -- college. The funny duo is coming back from their undercover high school days and moving onto greater danger. Jenko and Schmidt are on a mission to find another drug dealer on the campus. But with the distraction of college itself, the two find themselves in an interesting adventure.

5. The Giver, August 15


Based on the novel by Lois Lowry, The Giver is based upon a futuristic dystopian time where absolutely everything is in complete harmony. Everyone gets everything they want and need while at the same time there is no crime or war. Although it may sound peaceful, no one gets to choose their destiny and for one boy, Jonas, full harmony isn't enough anymore. As the boy grows and learns, he goes on to try and fix the world he lives in. I've been a fan of the novel since I was 12 so finally getting to see it on the big screen is exciting.

To me, these are my top movie favorites you have to go see. With all the adventure, creativity, and comedy, I'm already excited for all of these films. Personally I'm not a big fan of watching movies, but with all of these coming out soon, I'll make sure to buy my ticket as soon as I can.