Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kickoff for summer 2016! Although the first day of the season is technically June 20, some of the biggest movie releases of the summer are hitting theaters this weekend. Check out some of the hottest flicks taking over the big screen during the warm months:
“Alice Through The Looking Glass” (Friday, May 27 Release Date)
Disney released its live action “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010, and now the flick finally has a sequel! Alice (Mia Wasikowska) returns to Wonderland, this time to save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp).
“X-Men: Apocalypse” (Friday, May 27 Release Date)
The X-Men must combine their strengths and powers to defeat Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac), a dangerous and ancient evil.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (Friday, June 3 Release Date)
It’s up to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to save the city when a new big bad villain threatens to destroy everything.
“Me Before You” (Friday, June 3 Release Date)
You’ve already fallen in love with Khaleesi on “Game of Thrones,” now fall in love with a different side of actress Emilia Clarke. This romantic story is a must watch this summer.
“Now You See Me 2” (Friday, June 10 Release Date)
It’s been three years since the first “Now You See Me” flick came out. The Four Horsemen return, this time to help a “tech genius pull off their most impossible heist yet.”
“Warcraft” (Friday, June 10 Release Date)
Love video games? Then you won’t want to miss this fantasy film.
“The Conjuring 2” (Friday, June 10 Release Date)
The story of paranormal investigators Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren continues with “The Conjuring 2.” In this sequel, set in 1970, the demonologists try to help a family get rid of a supernatural presence in their home.
“Finding Dory” (Friday, June 17 Release Date)
Everyone’s favorite forgetful fish returns in this follow up to Disney’s 2003 hit “Finding Nemo.”
“Central Intelligence” (Friday, June 17 Release Date)
Dwayne Johnson, Aaron Paul and Kevin Hart … do we need to say anymore? Get ready to laugh!
“Independence Day: Resurgence” (Friday, June 24 Release Date)
Twenty years later, “Independence Day” is finally getting a sequel. Will Smith is sitting this one out, but fans of the original can still catch Jeff Goldblum.
“The Shallows” (Wednesday, June 29 Release Date)
You won’t be able to go into the water after watching this Blake Lively flick. The actress plays a surfer who gets attacked by a great white shark just 200 yards from land.
“The Legend of Tarzan” (Friday, July 1 Release Date)
“True Blood” fans who miss Alexander Skarsgard can catch the actor in this live action story about the king of the jungle.
“The BFG” (Friday, July 1 Release Date)
Steven Spielberg teams up with Disney for this cute animated story about a Big Friendly Giant.
“The Purge: Election Year” (Friday, July 1 Release Date)
Get ready for the third round in this chilling horror franchise.
“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates” (Friday, July 8 Release Date)
Get ready to laugh with this comedy starring Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza and Adam DeVine.
“Ghostbusters” (Friday, July 15 Release Date)
The female reboot of the beloved “Ghostbusters” franchise introduces a new set of ghost hunters.
“Star Trek Beyond” (Friday, July 22 Release Date)
The crew of USS Enterprise is back seven years after the first reboot.
“Jason Bourne” (Friday, July 29 Release Date)
The Bourne saga continues. In this upcoming thriller, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) finally uncovers the truth.
“Bad Moms” (Friday, July 29 Release Date)
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn bring the laughs in this comedy about overworked moms.
“Suicide Squad” (Friday, Aug. 5 Release Date)
What happens when some of DC Comics’ worst villains work together? You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.
“Sausage Party” (Friday, Aug. 12 Release Date)
This movie may be animated, but it’s certainly not for kids! Paul Rudd, Kristen Wiig, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, Nick Kroll, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and more lend their voices to this hilarious comedy about a sausage trying to “discover the truth about his existence.”