If you think that July is all about easy summer days and entertainment, new screen releases would tell you to think twice. Even eleven drama movies await their audience hoping for a deeper emotion than just a laugh or a scary scream. Though comedies, horror movies and action thrillers are also on July list. With the return of Ghostbusters, Star Trek, Tarzan and even the adorable heroes from Ice Age. Take a look and make your preferences:
SWISS ARMY MAN
Director: Daniel Scheinert, Dan Kwan
Written by: Daniel Scheinert Dan Kwan
Starring: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Plot Synopsis: Hank (Paul Dano), a hopeless man stranded in the wild, discovers a mysterious dead body (Daniel Radcliffe). Together the two embark on an epic journey to get home. As Hank realizes the body is the key to his survival, this once-suicidal man is forced to convince a dead body that life is worth living.
Director: Matt Ross
Written by: Matt Ross
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Frank Langella, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Nicholas Hamilton, Shree Crooks, Charlie Shotwell, Ann Dowd, Erin Moriarty, Missi Pyle, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn
Plot Synopsis: Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey into the outside world that challenges his idea of what it means to be a parent and brings into question everything he's taught them.
Director: Brad Furman
Written by: Ellen Sue Brown, Robert Mazur
Starring: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Amy Ryan, Joseph Gilgun, Benjamin Bratt, Juliet Aubrey, Yul Vazquez, Said Taghmaoui
Plot Synopsis: During the 1980s, DEA agent Robert Mazur (Byran Cranston) uses his undercover alias Bob Musella to become a pivotal player for drug lords cleaning their dirty cash. Later, he infiltrates the world's largest cartels and helps discover the money-laundering organization of drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Director: Nathan Parker
Written by: Nathan Parker
Starring: Nicholas Hoult-Silas, Kristen Stewart-Nia, Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver-Bess, Kate Lyn Sheil-Kate, David Selby, Aurora Perrineau-Iris
Plot Synopsis: In a futuristic utopian society, human emotions have been eradicated and everyone lives in peace but when a new disease surfaces, everything changes for illustrator Silas (Nicholas Hoult). He becomes an outcast once infected and is drawn to his writer co-worker Nia (Kristen Stewart), whom is also infected but hiding her condition. In order to survive, they have to escape together.
INTO THE FOREST
Director: Patricia Rozema
Written by: Patricia Rozema, Jean Hegland
Starring: Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Eklund, Wendy Crewson, Bethany Brown, Jordana Largy, Simon Longmore, Sandy Sidhu, Brittany Willacy
Plot Synopsis: A gripping story about two sisters (Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood) who must fend for themselves after a massive power outage throws North America into chaos. Hidden away at their family's remote country house, Nell and Eva gradually become aware of the severity of their situation, as the blackout continues and supplies dwindle. Informed only by rumor, they fight intruders, disease, loneliness, and starvation. Over the course of the story, they are transformed from helpless though refined young women to powerful but completely primitive creatures.
THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER
Director: Brady Corbet
Written by: Brady Corbet, Mona Fastvold
Starring: Berenice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Robert Pattinson, Tom Sweet
Plot Synopsis: A chronicle of the childhood of a post-World War I leader.
Director: Meera Menon
Written by: Amy Fox
Starring: Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner, Lee Tergesen, Samuel Roukin
Plot Synopsis: Equity tells the story of a top female investment banker fighting to keep her Wall Street firm in the lead as she shepherds the IPO for an emerging tech company and struggles to balance business and ethics in the post-financial crisis world where regulations are tight but aspirations remain high.
Director: James Schamus
Written by: James Schamus, Philip Roth
Starring: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon
Plot Synopsis: It's 1951, and among the new arrivals at Winesburg College in Ohio are the son of a kosher butcher from New Jersey and the beautiful, brilliant daughter of a prominent alum. For a brief moment, their lives converge in this emotionally soaring film based on the novel by Philip Roth.
Director: Sian Heder
Written by: Sian Heder
Starring: Ellen Page, Allison Janney, Tammy Blanchard, Evan Jonigkeit, Uzo Aduba
Plot Synopsis: A rootless young woman (Ellen Page) takes a toddler from a wealthy, negligent mother and passes the baby off as her own in an effort to protect her. This decision connects and transforms the lives of three very different women.
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Written by: Steven Caple Jr.
Starring: Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron, Ezri Walker, Machine Gun Kelly, Robert Hunter
Plot Synopsis: Teenage buddies Cisco, Boobie, Junior, and Patty Cake skateboard the streets of Cleveland, Ohio, dreaming of getting discovered by a sponsor and skating their way out of poverty. That is until the boys discover a bag full of pills in the back of a stolen car. Cisco's entrepreneurial instincts take over, and in a flash their lives get better. But no one counted on having to come face to face with the cold, calculating, and notorious drug queenpin, ‘Momma', who runs the toughest gang in town.
Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Written by: Christopher Landon, Barbara Marshall
Starring: Analeigh Tipton, Sofia Black-Delia, Travis Tope, Michael Kelly, Brianne Howey
Plot Synopsis: Struggling after a recent family tragedy, teenager Emma Drakeford (Sofia Black-D'Elia) begins a video documentary about her life for a school project. Her life is turned upside down as a terrifying virus sweeps through her small town, turning her friends and neighbors into vicious monsters. Quarantined with her family, Emma believes they are out of harm's way but when the contagion finally infiltrates their home Emma and her family are faced with an impossible decision: if someone you love becomes a threat, do you kill them in cold blood or save them at the risk of your own life? From the executive producer of Cloverfield comes a terrifying new twist on the monster movie that is the first in a trilogy.
Director: Steven C. Miller
Written by: Michael Cody, Chris Sivertson
Starring: Christopher Meloni, Bruce Willis, Dave Bautista, Adrian Grenier
Plot Synopsis: When a bank is hit by a brutal heist, all evidence points to the owner (Bruce Willis) and his high-powered clients. But as a group of FBI agents (Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista and Adrian Grenier) dig deeper into the case - and the deadly heists continue - it becomes clear that a larger conspiracy is at play.
OUR KIND OF TRAITOR
Director: Susanna White
Written by: John Le Carre, Hossein Amini
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris
Plot Synopsis: A couple find themselves lured into a Russian oligarch's plans to defect are soon positioned between the Russian Mafia and the British Secret Service, neither of whom they can trust.
THE LEGEND OF TARZAN
Director: David Yates
Written by: Stuart Beattie, Craig Brewer, Adam Cozad
Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz, Margot Robbie
Plot Synopsis: Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.
Director: Paul Feig
Written by: Katie Dippold, Paul Feig
Starring: Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Chris Hemsworth, Andy Garcia, Michael Kenneth Williams, Matt Walsh, Cecily Strong
Plot Synopsis: Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later, Erin lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Erin reunites with Abby and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world.
STAR TREK 3 BEYOND
Director: J.J. Abrams
Written by: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman
Starring: Chris Pine, Idris Elba, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Karl Urban
Plot Synopsis: The Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
Director: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Written by: Jessica Sharzer, Jeanne Ryan
Starring: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade, Miles Heizer, Juliette Lewis, Kimiko Glenn
Plot Synopsis: Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico (Emma Roberts), has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds herself caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition partnered with a mysterious stranger (Dave Franco), the game begins to take a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading her into a high stakes finale that will determine her entire future.
BOURNE 5: JASON BOURNE
Director: Paul Greengrass
Written by: Matt Damon, Paul Greengrass, Robert Ludlum, Christopher Rouse
Starring: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones, Neve Gachev, Riz Ahmed, Ato Essandoh, Scott Shepherd
Plot Synopsis: It's Bourne through an austerity-riddled Europe and in a post-Snowden world. There are all these kinds of arguments about spying and civil liberties and the nature of democracy.
MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES
Director: Jake Szymanski
Written by: Andrew Jay Cohen, Brendan Obrien
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Adam DeVine
Plot Synopsis: Two brothers (Zac Efron and Adam DeVine) place an online ad to find dates for a wedding and the ad goes viral.
Director: Woody Allen
Written by: Woody Allen
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Steve Carell, Parker Posey, Blake Lively, Corey Stoll, Jeannie Berlin, Ken Stott, Tony Sirico
Plot Synopsis: The film tells the story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS THE MOVIE
Director: Mandie Fletcher
Written by: Jennifer Saunders
Starring: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield
Release Date: Fri 22, Jul 2016
Plot Synopsis: Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make permanent their escape and live the high life forever more! In true Ab Fab style, the cast will be joined by a host of A-list stars from the acting, music and fashion worlds.
Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Written by: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Mumolo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Christina Applegate
Plot Synopsis: When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.
SHARKNADO4: THE 4TH AWAKENING
Director: Anthony C. Ferrante
Written by: Thunder Levin
Starring: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, David Hasselhoff, Ryan Newman, Gary Busey, Tommy Davidson, Imani Hakim, Cody Linley, Masiela Lusha, Cheryl Tiegs
Plot Synopsis: Sharknado 4 will take place five years after the East Coast was ravaged in Sharknado 3. Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the intervening years, but now sharks – and ‘nados! – are being whipped up in places (and ways) that are completely unexpected…
THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR
Director: James DeMonaco
Written by: James DeMonaco
Starring: Frank Grillo, Betty Gabriel, Edwin Hodge, Kyle Secor, Joseph Julian Soria, Liza Colan-Zayas, Jordan John Dowling, Elizabeth Mitchell
Release Date: Fri 01, Jul 2016
Plot Synopsis: The film is set in the near future of Washington, D.C., and focuses on anti-purge presidential candidate Charlene ‘Charlie' Roan (played by Elizabeth Mitchell) who becomes vulnerable to assassination attempts when she refuses to go into hiding on Purge Night.
Director: Oliver Irving
Written by: Oliver Irving, Peter Warren
Starring: Jon Heder, Justin Long, David Krumholtz, Melonie Diaz, Paul W. Downs, Amy Sedaris
Plot Synopsis: A paranormal-obsessed man (Jon Heder) mounts his own investigation into the beyond with his depressed best friend (David Krumholtz), misfit nephew (Paul W. Downs), a cable access medium (Amy Sedaris) and an overeager security guard (Justin Long).
Director: Dan Pringle
Written by: Dan Pringle
Starring: Ziad Abaza, Scot Williams, Darren Morfitt, Reece Noi, Kristin Atherton
Plot Synopsis: A kebab shop owner's son, Salah, turns vigilante after his father's death in an effort to clean up the relentless onslaught of boozed up thrill seekers waging war on his doorstep.
Director: David F. Sandberg
Written by: Eric Heisserer, David F. Sandberg
Starring: Teresa Palmer, Gabriel Bateman, Billy Burke, Alexander DiPersia, Maria Bello
Release Date: Fri 22, Jul 2016
Plot Synopsis: When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn't real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing the same unexplained and terrifying events that had once tested her sanity and threatened her safety. A frightening entity with a mysterious attachment to their mother, Sophie, has reemerged. But this time, as Rebecca gets closer to unlocking the truth, there is no denying that all their lives are in danger…once the lights go out.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Roald Dahl, Melissa Mathison
Starring: Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton
Plot Synopsis: A girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) encounters the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kindhearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because unlike his peers refuses to eat boys and girls.
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS
Director: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney
Written by: Ken Daurio, Brian Lynch
Starring: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Steve Coogan, Dana Carvey, Albert Brooks
Plot Synopsis: Taking place in a Manhattan apartment building, Max's life as a favorite pet is turned upside down, when his owner brings home a sloppy mongrel named Duke. They have to put their quarrels behind when they find out that an adorable white bunny named Snowball is building an army of abandoned pets determined to take revenge on all happy-owned pets and their owners.
ICE AGE 5:COLLISION COURSE
Director: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu
Written by: Michael J. Wilson, Michael Berg
Starring: Adam Devine, Simon Pegg, Jennifer Lopez
Plot Synopsis: The fifth installment in the animated movie franchise from Blue Sky. Manny, Diego, and Sid join up with Buck to fend off a meteor strike that would destroy the world.
BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE
Director: Sam Liu
Written by: Alan Moore
Starring: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, Ray Wise
Plot Synopsis: What does it take for a person to snap? How much despair for a mind to fracture? These are the twisted questions that The Joker has set out to answer, to show Gotham that even an ordinary man like Commissioner Gordon is only one bad day away from sheer insanity. Based on the acclaimed DC Comics graphic novel, witness a journey into the dark psyche of the Clown Prince of Crime. Follow his humble beginnings as a struggling comic to his fateful encounter with the Dark Knight that changed everything. Fueled by the return of Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill as The Joker, witness the birth of a super villain, the fortitude of a hero and the punch line that will leave you speechless.