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The Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2018  

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List Rules Only 2018 movies released from June to August.

Are you ready for summer 2018 movies? Here is a list of upcoming movies being released in summer 2018. From Deadpool 2 to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the best 2018 summer blockbusters are all here. Since this ranking only includes movies released from June to August, Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War and Solo: A Star Wars Story did not make the cut, but they can be found on the most anticipated movies for spring 2018.

Many sequels are being released in summer 2018, including Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp, Mission: Impossible 6, and Sicario 2: Soldado. If you're looking for 2018 summer comedies, check out Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Ocean's Eight.

As kids are out of school in the summer, many people seek out child friendly films. Incredibles 2 hit theaters in June after much anticipation—even from adults. Other animated movies that are sequels to established franchises are coming out in the summer of 2018, including Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Which new movies are you looking forward to? Vote up the best 2018 summer movies below and add anything you feel is missing.

Look for more summer movies on the most anticipated summer movies of 2019 list.

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Ranker Video
voting closed at #1 June 22

Rotten Tomatoes score: 51%

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film directed by J. A. Bayona. When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #2 July 6

Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%

Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed. As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #1 June 15

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%

Incredibles 2 is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is left to care for Jack-Jack while Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) is out ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #4 August 3

Rotten Tomatoes score: 68%

Christopher Robin is a 2018 American comedy-drama adventure film directed by Marc Forster, inspired by A. A. Milne's book. All grown up with no sense of imagination, Christopher Robin (Ewan ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #5 July 13

Rotten Tomatoes score: 63%

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is a 2018 American 3D computer-animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky. Dracula (Adam Sandler), Mavis (Selena Gomez), Johnny (Andy ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #6 July 20

Rotten Tomatoes score: 48%

The Equalizer 2 is a 2018 American action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and the sequel to 2014's The Equalizer.
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #7 July 27

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%

Mission: Impossible – Fallout is a 2018 American action spy film directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and the sixth installment in the film series. When IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) tries to ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #5 June 15

Rotten Tomatoes score: 55%

Tag is a 2018 comedy film directed by Jeff Tomsic, based on a story published in The Wall Street Journal. A group of ex-classmates meet up and organize a game of tag that finds them traveling ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #9 July 4

Rotten Tomatoes score: 47%

The First Purge is a 2018 American dystopian action horror film directed by Gerard McMurray, and the fourth installment in the series. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #10 June 29

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%

Soldado is a 2018 American action crime-thriller film directed by Stefano Sollima, and the sequel to 2015's Sicario. After discovering drug cartels smuggling terrorists across the US border, the ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #16 June 8

Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

Hereditary is a 2018 American horror film directed by Ari Aster. As an overwhelming terror takes over their household, the Graham family's peaceful existence is ripped apart, forcing their ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #12 July 13

Rotten Tomatoes score: 51%

Skyscraper is a 2018 American action film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. On assignment in China, former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader Will Ford (Dwayne Johnson), who now assesses security ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #13 August 10

Rotten Tomatoes score: 13%

Slender Man is a 2018 American horror film directed by Sylvain White, based on the myth created by Eric Knudsen. Terror strikes when unsuspecting victims cross paths with a tall, thin, ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #8 June 8

Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

Ocean's Eight is a 2018 American heist comedy film directed by Gary Ross. Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #15 August 10

Rotten Tomatoes score: 52%

The Meg is a 2018 American science fiction action horror film directed by Jon Turteltaub, based on the book by Steve Alten. Former Naval captain and expert diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #16 August 3

Rotten Tomatoes score: 38%

The Spy Who Dumped Me is a 2018 American action comedy film directed by Susanna Fogel. Best friends Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon) get involved in an undercover mission after ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #16 July 20

Rotten Tomatoes score: 80%

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is a 2018 jukebox musical romantic comedy film directed by Ol Parker, and a sequel to the 2008 film. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) learns more about how her mother fronted ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #18 August 24

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

The Happytime Murders is a 2018 American puppet comedy thriller film directed by Brian Henson. In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, puppet private eye and ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #12 June 8

Rotten Tomatoes score: 56%

Hotel Artemis is a 2018 thriller film directed by Drew Pearce. After their armed robbery goes wrong, Waikiki (Sterling K. Brown) and Honolulu (Brian Tyree Henry) end up in a special hospital for ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #20 August 24
Replicas is a 2019 American science fiction thriller film directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. In a Christofascist collectivist future, a daring synthetic biologist (Keanu Reeves), after a car ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #21 June 29

Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

Uncle Drew is a 2018 sports comedy film directed by Charles Stone III. After losing to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll) in a street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) stumbles upon ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #22 July 27

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies is a 2018 American animated superhero film directed by Aaron Horvath and Peter Rida Micha, based on the TV series. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #23 August 17

Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

Alpha is a 2018 American historical drama film directed by Albert Hughes. After a hunting expedition 20,000 years ago in Europe during the Upper Paleolithic period goes awry, a young caveman ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #34 June 1 - Metacritic - 56% / 71%
Adrift is a 2018 American romance drama film directed by Baltasar Kormákur, based on a true story. When Tami (Shailene Woodley) and Richard (Sam Claflin) are hit by a storm while sailing, ...more
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Ranker Video
voting closed at #30 June 1 - Metacritic 63% / Rotten Tomatoes 84%
American Animals is a 2018 British-American crime drama film directed by Bart Layton. Rebelling against their suburban upbringing, childhood friends Spencer (Barry Keoghan) and Warren (Evan ...more