18 Movies to Watch This July

A movie almost every other day to keep the blues away this rainy month.
by Dyan Zarzuela   |  Jun 30, 2014
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  1. Walking on Sunshine (opens July 2). With its catchy songs, serious throwback theme, and feel-good vibe, Leona Lewis's debut movie just might be the next Mamma Mia.

  2. The Bling Ring (July 4, 10pm on HBO Signature). When friends who “go shopping” together, get arrested together.

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  3. Begin Again (opens July 9). Keira Knightley puts her singer hat on for Once version 2.0. BTW, we totally get you, girl.

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  4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (opens July 9). It's their world, and we just live in it.

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  5. Earth to Echo (opens July 9). Think E.T. x found footage.

  6. World War Z (July 12, 10pm on HBO). Get your paranoid on with Brad Pitt’s zombie flick.

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  7. Empire State (July 13, 10pm on Cinemax). Liam Hemsworth’s character somehow finds himself helping pull off one of the biggest robberies in history. Dude never has the odds in his favor.

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  8. Step Up: All In (opens July 16). Yes, our bodies are ready for the fifth Step Up movie; no, you can never have too many Step Up movies.

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  9. She’s Dating the Gangster (opens July 16). Like you need a reminder that Kathniel’s new movie is coming out this day.

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  10. Jersey Boys (opens July 16). Four dapper dudes serenading us for about two hours? Sign us up.

  11. Jupiter Ascending (opens July 17). We’re willing to ignore Channing Tatum’s pointy ears and blonde beard since this movie is from the makers of The Matrix.

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  12. The Great Gatsby (July 19, 10pm on HBO). "Super rich kids with nothing but loose ends, super rich kids with nothing but fake friends" in the 1920s.

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  13. Hercules (opens July 23). The Rock as Hercules is one of those facts of life you just accept, no questions asked.

  14. Black Butler (opens July 23 exclusively in SM Cinemas). The “devilish butler” from the hit manga series makes the jump to the big screen. Yatta!

  15. Diana (July 25, 10 pm on HBO Signature). Princess Diana is just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her and her crown.

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  16. The Smurfs 2 (July 26, 8pm on HBO). Starting a petition now to have Neil Patrick Harris’s adorable twins in The Smurfs 3.

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  17. Despicable Me 2 (July 28, 9pm on HBO). It’s like Gru just gets us.

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  18. Guardians of the Galaxy (opens July 31). The world is not a wish-granting factory, but sometimes it lets us have nice things a day earlier than expected.

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Dyan Zarzuela
Council of Cool 9, Managing Editor, Columnist
Stalks celebrities, watches TV, marathons movies, curls up with books, and flails at concerts for a living. Also: semi-hardcore Whovian.
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