2015's Top Summer Movies for Families

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by: Lindsay Hutton
Summer is primetime for block-buster movies for people of all ages. Beat the heat and check out our picks for the best family movies coming your way this summer.
Tomorrowland movie poster
Tomorrowland [PG]
Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (George Clooney) and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a mysterious place that exists in their collective memory known only as "Tomorrowland." A thrill ride through previously unknown dimensions is only the beginning of their adventure, because what they must do when they reach Tomorrowland will change them, and the world, forever.

In theaters now.

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Inside Out [PG]
When Riley is uprooted from her Midwestern life to the bustling West Coast city of San Francisco, her emotions begin to wreak havoc on her. Her emotions live in Headquarters in her mind, and help advise her during her everyday life. As Riley struggles to adjust to her new surroundings, Headquarters descends into turmoil. Can Riley keep her usual positive outlook on life, even when it seems as though everything is falling apart?

An all-star cast of characters join together to lend their voices as Riley's emotions, including Amy Poehler as Joy, Bill Hader as Fear, and Mindy Kaling as Disgust.

In theaters June 19.

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Max [PG]
Inspired by a true story, Max, a military dog from Afghanistan, is adopted by his late-handler's grieving family in the United States. Max soon forms a close bond with the soldier's brother that leads to a life-altering experience for the entire family.

In theaters June 26.

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Minions [PG]
Meet Stuart, Kevin, and Bob, three minions who are down on their luck. Since the dawn of time, minions have been tasked with serving the most despicable of masters, including T. Rex and Napoleon. Finding themselves without a master, these three minions are depressed — until Kevin devises a plan to venture out into the world to find a new evil master.

Their adventures lead them to Scarlet Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock), the world's first ever super-villain. Scarlet, along with her husband Herb (voiced by Jon Hamm), has a plan to take over the world, and she wants the minions to help. Will they succeed, or will the minions ultimately be annihilated?

In theaters July 10.

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Mr. Holmes [PG]
It's 1947 and an aging Sherlock Holmes has just returned from a trip to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes spends his time tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. As his memory starts to fade, Holmes relies on Roger as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love.

In theaters July 17.

Shaun the Sheep Movie [Not Yet Rated]
Shaun the Sheep Movie [Not Yet Rated]
Shaun the sheep has decided to take a day off — but he's gotten a little more action than he bargained for! When Shaun's caravan rolls down a very steep hill into the big city, it's up to him to get them all back to the green pastures of home.

In theaters August 7.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron [PG-13]
When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to restart a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and they are forced to call upon Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye to help. Earth's Mightiest Heroes swoop in to save the day, and they're put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

In theaters now.

Jurassic World movie poster
Jurassic World [PG-13]
In this fourth installment of the Jurassic Park series, it has been 22 years since the events of Jurassic Park, and Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park. When visitor rates begin declining, a new attraction is created to fulfill a corporate mandate. But when the new exhibit backfires horribly, will dinosaurs once again reign supreme?

In theaters June 12.

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Fantastic Four [PG-13]
This movie is a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, the Fantastic Four. Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, and their physical form is altered in shocking ways. When the team realizes their daunting new abilities, their lives are irrevocably upended and they must learn to harness their new powers. As they adjust to their new life, the team must work together to save Earth from a former friend-turned-enemy.

In theaters August 7.