Summer is when Hollywood breaks out thrills, chills and big bucks in search
of a blockbuster.
Nine of the top 10 grossing movies of all time were released between May and
August. Summer blockbusters like Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean and Jurassic Park grace the top 30.
Notice a theme? Summer releases rarely come with Academy Award-winning
scripts. Save the drama for fall. Summer is all about action and comedy.
This summer's blockbusters may not win any awards, but they're certain to
draw audiences. Check out the current box office leaders at Yahoo!
or read reviews at Flixster.com.
From a super-villain in "Despicable Me" to superheros in "Predators" to one woman's journey around the world in "Eat, Pray, Love," there's sure to be a blockbuster in summer 2010 to please everyone. Check out the sites below for all the details, then grab a coke and some popcorn, and cool down with these big screen hits.
About.com provides a basic list of what's being released and when. Includes title, starring actors, release date, and description. Also includes links to external complementary sites such as trailers, promotions and interviews.
The 50 Biggest Movies of 2010 from The Daily Times is a list of the most anticipated movies for the entire year. Includes movie title, month of release, starring actors, brief summary, trailers and Behind the scenes clips where available.
See this photo gallery of 2010 Summer movies from The Baltimore Sun. Includes starring actors, release date and brief plot description.
This list from Teaser Trailer looks past the summer and offers a peek at all 2010 releases. Gives title, release date, director, starring actors genre and photos. Also includes corresponding trailers and photo blogs, where available. All you film buffs, be sure to check out available info. on 2011 and 2012 releases.
Some movies bring you back to summer from any time of year. Make the season last with these summer classics:
Check out steamy dance scenes in this tale of summer love and life.
Follow the adventures of four girlfriends as they take their soon-to-be
married friend to Myrtle Beach for an unforgettable summer.
Have a blast with Sandy, Danny and all that summer lovin' at the official
Grease Web site.
Break out the flags and fireworks. Get that patriotic feeling with these 4th
of July flicks:
Grab a fruity drink, add a paper umbrella and get stranded on a remote
island with these tropical adventures:
Lord of the Flies - (1963
Prep school boys, stranded on a desert island, make their own rules with
frightening results in the 1963 and 1990 adaptations of William Golding's
Swiss Family Robison
A family shipwrecked on an uninhabited island encounter wildlife, pirates
and adventure in this 1960 adaptation of Johann David Wyss' novel. A new version, to be released in 2012, is in the works.
The Blue Lagoon
This adventure romance's greatest attribute is its cinematography. The
movie follows two shipwrecked youngsters as they grow up alone on a
beautiful South Pacific island.
Throw responsibility out the window and re-live the freedom of summer.
Cruise the streets with these high-school seniors before they head off to
college in George Lucas' 1973 Award winning classic.
Dazed and Confused
As the final bell rings for the summer, these teenagers race out the door
for a night of doing nothing much in this comic spoof of 70s youth.
A group of young boys passes the summer playing baseball, lusting after the
local lifeguard at the community pool and playing more baseball.
Get scared with these summer thrillers:
A man-eating Great White shark terrorizes a small summer resort town. Check
out the official Jaws site from Universal Pictures and download trailers,
play trivia or find out about the cast and crew.
A boy tricks his friends' parents into sending them to his imaginary camp
for the summer. See what kind of mischief a group of kids can get into when
Having a bad summer vacation? Kick back and laugh at a family having it
worse than you by renting National Lampoon's Vacation. Pick up classic
Griswold quotes or download the trailer at Internet Movie Database.