The Hitlist: 7 Movies To Watch In July 2018

Wrapping up blockbuster season with these action-packed hot releases!

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1. Ant-Man and the Wasp (5 July)

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Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Douglas, Hannah John-Kamen, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, T.I., David Dastmalchian, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Synopsis: Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father. Approached by Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), Lang must once again don the Ant-Man suit and fight alongside the Wasp. The urgent mission soon leads to secret revelations from the past as the dynamic duo finds itself in an epic battle against a powerful new enemy.

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2. Hotel Artemis (5 July)

Starring: Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown, Jeff Goldblum, Dave Bautista, Zachary Quinto, Sofia Boutella, Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Kenneth Choi

Directed by: Drew Pearce

Synopsis: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse (Jodie Foster), who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.

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3. Skyscraper (12 July)

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Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Pablo Schreiber 

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Synopsis: Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Ford (Dwayne Johnson) now assesses security for skyscrapers. He's on assignment in China when he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family, which is trapped inside the building, above the fire line.

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4. Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again (19 July)

Starring: Meryl Streep, Lily James, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Cher

Directed by: Ol Parker

Synopsis: Discover Donna's (Meryl Streep, Lily James) young life, experiencing the fun she had with the three possible dads of Sophie (Amanda Seyfriend). Sophie is now pregnant. Like Donna, she'll be a young mother, and she realises that she'll need to take risks like her mother did.

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5. Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (19 July)

Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kathryn Hahn, Fran Drescher, Kevin James, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Joe Jonas, Chrissy Teigen

Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky

Synopsis: The monster family embarks on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac (voiced by Adam Sandler) can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. But the dream vacation turns into a nightmare when Mavis (Selena Gomez) realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.

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6. Billionaire Boys Club (19 July)

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, Jeremy Irvine, Emma Roberts, Suki Waterhouse, Billie Lourd, Kevin Spacey

Directed by: James Cox

Synopsis: The movie is based on the true story of a group of rich boys in 1980s Los Angeles who started the Billionaire Boys Club in order to run a Ponzi scheme. Led by the preppie Joe Hunt, the scheme was a success. That is until it turns deadly when an investor gets murdered by Hunt.

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7. Mission: Impossible - Fallout (26 July)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, Michelle Monaghan, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Vanessa Kirby

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

Synopsis: When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begins to question his loyalty and his motives. Hunt finds himself in a race against time, hunted by assassins and former allies while trying to prevent a global catastrophe.

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This list is adapted from an article published on Popcorn.

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