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Summer 2013 Movies

Updated on August 20, 2013

The Best Summer Movies 2013 List

Whether it's kids that are off school for the Summer or adults enjoying an evening out on the town, there are 2013 Summer movies for everyone. A lot of us think of going to the movies when it's cold and dreary outside. However, even a nice day can be a good time to go to the cinema and watch a new movie. Maybe even grab a bite to eat before or after the movie.

Here is my Summer movies 2013 list to help you plan out your film schedule. You can also vote for your favorite upcoming movies and help others choose what to watch in the cinema. You will find the movies I am most excited to go and watch. This includes a brief overview of the movie, air date, cast details and if available the trailer.

it's during this time that most blockbusters are scheduled to air and are always the most popular movies of the year. Some of these movies are likely to also make it onto the highest grossing movies of 2013 list, especially the superhero movies.

With almost 40 movies to choose from, which of these films are you putting in your diary to go and see?

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Top 10 Summer Movies 2013

My selection of the best movies to watch in the cinema in summer 2013. These movies are listed in order of cinema air date to make sure you don't miss the best summer movies this year.

Man of Steel DVD
Man of Steel DVD

Man of Steel

From June 14th 2013, Henry Cavill will star as Clark Kent and Superman in Man of Steel. In another reboot of the Superman franchise, audiences will get to see the internal struggle faced by the worlds most recognized superhero.

Click here to see the coolest Man of Steel movie merchandise.

This time around there is a much more well known cast, such as Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe as father figures for the lost teen struggling to become the hero within. You'll also recognize Amy Adams and Laurence Fishbourne.

If the trailer's anything to go by, the Man of Steel will be more human this time around and less robotic. It looks like there will be heartache too if the song chosen for the trailer is any kind of true indication of the upcoming summer movie.

This will be a great movie for slightly older kids and adults alike. The big screen will also add to the impact of the superhero aspects of the movie. I've got this one marked in my diary to go and see!

Man of Steel Trailer

Summer 2013 Movies

Great for the kids during the summer holidays or for birthday parties or treats!

Monsters University DVD
Monsters University DVD

Monsters University

From June 21st 2013, Monsters University will hit the big screens. This could be the biggest summer 2013 movie on the list as it will appeal to all ages and audiences!

Click here for the latest Monsters University merchandise including toys, games and costumes. You can also celebrate a birthday, someone heading off to college or even graduating with a Monsters University party. I think that would be really cool!

Whether you are a kid or are old enough to have kids, Monsters University looks like it will be fun. Some of our favorite Monsters are returning such as Sullivan and Mike. Audiences will get to see how they became "Scarers" and friends.

This Disney/Pixar movie has a star studded voice cast including Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Kelsey Grammar, Steve Buscemi and Helen Mirren.

And one of the best things is you'll still be able to understand this movie even if you've never seen Monsters Inc, as it's set before Monsters Inc!

Monsters University Trailer

World War Z DVD
World War Z DVD

World War Z

From June 21st 2013, audiences can see Brad Pitt in an action hero role fighting zombies in World War Z.

This movie is quite different from the other movies that Pitt has done in the past. He's never really involved himself in any kind of sci-fi or fantasy movies before. In World War Z you'll get to see him shooting zombies, all in the aim of protecting his family.

This is unlikely to be the highest grossing movie of 2013, but it could still draw a number of fans and viewers as it stars Brad Pitt and is based on a book. However, this movie is different from most zombie movies as the zombies move really fast.

World War Z Trailer

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Despicable Me 2 DVD
Despicable Me 2 DVD

Despicable Me 2

Join the minions at the cinema from July 3rd 2013.

Young kids will love this movie and would be great for a treat during the summer.

Parents will enjoy this movie too with their kids. A lot of the movie isn't really in English.

The minions kinda make gestures and a kind of baby language. However, they still manage to get their point across and are funny while doing it.

Despicable Me 2 Trailer

The Lone Ranger DVD
The Lone Ranger DVD

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger has been heavily advertized and talked about for months already and it's not due in cinema's until July 3rd 2013.

Be prepared this summer to see Johnny Depp take up a new quirky role. If you like his quirky roles, such as the pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean or as a vampire in Dark Shadows, then you might like his unique take on a native American Indian. Then again, you might not. However, since this movie has been promoted so heavily I can see audiences going to this, unless the initial reviews are so bad audiences are driven away.

This movie is a mix of a comedy western mixed with the adventures of India Jones.

Other cast members include Johnny Depp's equably weird and quirky female counterpart, Helena Bonham Carter, and his side kick in the form of The Lone Ranger is played by Armie Hammer.

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The Lone Ranger Trailer

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More Summer Movies to Watch in 2013

Pacific Rim Book
Pacific Rim Book

Pacific Rim

Fans of Transformers and Godzilla will probably really like this 2013 summer movie due out in cinema's from July 12th 2013.

Pacific Rim is a movie where the Earth is attacked from another dimension. A hole has opened in the ocean and beasts from some other place are coming through. In an attempt to fight off these huge sea creatures, we build huge robot warriors that are able to hold people inside to fight these invaders. It does have a very Transformers type feel to the whole construction of these machines, with human operators.

I can see guys loving this movie and girls probably won't really get why they need to see another "kill the big bad beast" type of movie.

Pacific Rim Trailer

The Wolvrine DVD
The Wolvrine DVD

The Wolverine

From July 26th 2013 there's a kind of reboot in the form of The Wolverine. The previous movie didn't perform as well as X-Men fans would have hoped. I saw the movie and had to agree that it kind of lacked focus and didn't have the impact I was looking for. The idea is to rectify that mistake by moving the story to Japan and seeing Wolverine take on some ninja's.

I know it kind of sounds lame, and it's not my favorite summer movie coming out in 2013. For me, if they wanted to do a proper reboot then get rid of Hugh Jackman. He's nothing like the Wolverine from the comics. I always thought Wolverine was wittier and a lot smaller and compact. Hugh Jackman has never been able to bring the Wolverine from the comic books to life for me.

However, if you like movies with lots of cool fighting scenes then you'll probably like this new version of The Wolverine coming out.

The Wolverine Trailer

300: Rise of an Empire

"This is Persia" might be the new anthem we hear after fans watch 300: Rise of An Empire in cinemas this summer.

From August 2nd 2013, audiences will find out how the large army in 300 actually came to be. How the giant Xerxes became a leader, raised an army and defeated a number of races. This time the tale is set before the days of King Leonidas, so no Gerard Butler in this movie.


300 (Two-Disc Special Edition)
300 (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Relive the battles, blood and gore with 300


300: Rise of an Empire Trailer

Elysium DVD
Elysium DVD


Get ready to see Jodie Foster and Matt Damon in this futuristic movie called Elysium.

If you've ever wondered what Matt Damon would look like without any hair well I have to say it's not good.

Also, fans of his work as Jason Bourne will probably love this new movie as it comes across very much like Jason Bourne, but in the future.

Elysium will be in cinemas from August 9th 2013.

The Mortal Instruments Poster
The Mortal Instruments Poster

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Cassandra Clare fans will be over the moon to go and see The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones in cinemas.

From August 23rd 2013, The Mortal Instruments Books series will air on the big screen. The movie sticks fairly closely to the books and we'll get to meet our favorite characters including Jake the Shadow Hunter. Clary will discover she's part of a world she never knew and Simon will have to decide just how far he wants to go with Clary.

The cast includes Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Robert Sheehan.

You'll like this movie if you like Twilight mixed with the Davinci Code. Find that hard to imagine? Watch the trailer below to see what I mean.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie is perfect for teenagers and adults. Its not a movie for young kids but it could become as popular as the Twilight series. You can get a head start on the movie by reading the books the movie is based on.

Mortal Instruments Book

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Trailer

Which Summer 2013 Movies Are You Most Looking Forward to and Why?

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    • Mamaboo LM profile image

      Mamaboo LM 4 years ago

      The best summer movie I saw wasn't even on your list: The Butler! It is beyond good, and raises the bar on summer movies. And yes, I've seen most if not all on your list!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow, cool movies

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      Otto Phillips 4 years ago

      My family and I went to Fast and Furious 6 as well as Despicable Me 2. They were both fantastic!

    • ConnieGreen LM profile image

      ConnieGreen LM 4 years ago

      I am looking forward to seeing all of them!

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      shellens 4 years ago

      Nice lens, thank for all information.. I'm definitely looking forward to see "300: Rise of an Empire"..

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      tophatpro 4 years ago

      @PCRoger LM: Lol I know what you mean!

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      PCRoger LM 4 years ago

      They need to call it "301" to avoid confusion!

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      tophatpro 4 years ago

      @WhiteRoses1: Yeah I think those are all going to be popular movies. I am glad you liked the list and thx for commenting.

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      WhiteRoses1 4 years ago

      This is an amazing list, I had no idea 300 will have a sequel, can't wait to watch it. Also this Pacific Rim looks so good, I am also waiting for Wolverine and Man of steel.

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      Thamisgith 4 years ago

      Some of those look great. Looks like it's going to be a good year. Not before time.