The 34 Movies You Need To See This Summer

When it comes to Hollywood's biggest movies, summer is where it's at. Fall is usually when studios drop their Oscar-bait flicks, and the darkest parts of winter are where the worst movies are buried, but the months from May to August are juicy with splashy blockbusters. From the highly aca-anticipated sequel to Pitch Perfect to Jurassic World's rampaging dinosaurs, this summer has a little bit of big-budget everything. And, if you're not counting the days till you can see Mad Max or catch the latest comic book extravaganza, you still have plenty of options.

The flood of eye candy pouring into theaters can get overwhelming, and that's where we come in. Refinery29's summer movie preview will help you pick and choose, so you can focus on more important stuff, like how to DIY a Black Widow T-shirt for the opening day of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Sure, you could go outside and enjoy the sunshine and do all the stuff that people in commercials do, but sometimes you need a break from all that vitamin D! So, grab some snacks that you totally aren't going to smuggle into the theater, your gamest pal (or make-out partner), turn off your damn phone, and get ready for some movie magic.