The Bikeriders and the 8 best 2024 summer movies to watch that aren't superhero movies

The summer movie slate is filled with plenty of options, but superhero movies aren't at the forefront. We share the best movies to check out this summer that aren't superhero movies.
Austin Butler as “Benny” in 20th Century Studios’ THE BIKERIDERS. Photo credit: Kyle Kaplan. All Rights Reserved.
Austin Butler as “Benny” in 20th Century Studios’ THE BIKERIDERS. Photo credit: Kyle Kaplan. All Rights Reserved. /

For the first time in a long time, the summer film slate isn't lined up with many superhero movies scheduled to hit theaters or streaming.

The biggest summer release is Deadpool and Wolverine, which is already breaking box office records. The only other one set to hit theaters is the remake of the 1994 film The CrowAlthough we might not get many superhero movies, we share a list of movies worth checking out this summer. 

This summer is jam-packed with films for everyone. Whether we have the return of our favorite minions with Despicable Me 4, the start of Kevin Costner's trilogy of films with Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1, or the Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum film Fly Me to the Moon. It is a starstudded summer that should see audiences turn up. 

Hit Man. (L to R) Adria Arjona as Madison Masters and Glen Powell as Gary Johnson. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix /

Hit Man - June 7 on Netflix

Richard Linklater and Glenn Powell reunite in a fun, twisted comedy that follows Professional killer Gary Johnson (Powell), who breaks protocol to help a woman who is trying to flee her abusive husband. His relationship with the woman becomes a huge issue, leading to him possibly losing his job and maybe even his life. 

Bad Boys: Ride or Die - June 7 in theaters

Our favorite Bad Boys are back for the fourth installment of one of my favorite franchises. Will Smith and Martin Lawerence return as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, who head out on a dangerous mission to clear their late captain's name after he is linked to a drug cartel. 

Austin Butler as “Benny” in 20th Century Studios’ THE BIKERIDERS. Photo credit: Kyle Kaplan. All Rights Reserved. /

The Bikeriders - June 21 in theaters

Jeff Nichols is back with his first film in eight years with The BikeridersThe film is inspired by the 1967 photography book of the same name by Danny Lyon. The film follows the Vandals and their rise to become one of the biggest biker gangs in the world. In between it all, you have Kathy (Jodie Comer) narrating and telling the story of the Vandals and how things quickly went awry, leading to the foundation of the group being challenged. Alongside Comer stars Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, and Mike Faist. 

A Quiet Place: Day One
Lupita Nyong’o as “Samira” and Joseph Quinn as “Eric” in A Quiet Place: Day One from Paramount Pictures. /

A Quiet Place: Day One - June 28 in theaters

We are returning to the beginning with the third installment of the A Quiet Place film series, A Quiet Place: Day One. Written and directed by Michael Sarnoski, it takes place before the first film, in which a woman named Sam must survive an invasion in New York City by alien creatures with ultrasonic hearing. The film stars Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong'o, Joseph Quinn, and Alex Wolff. 

MAXXXINE - Courtesy A24 /

MaXXXine - July 5 in theaters

She's a STAR!!!!!!! In 1980s Hollywood, adult film star Maxine Minx finally gets her big break. However, a serial killer is on the loose stalking starlets of Los Angeles. This is the third collaboration between Ti West and Mia Goth, and it looks like it could be the best of the bunch. 

Twisters - July 19 in theaters

Glenn Powell's summer is in full effect, with the first of his two films, Hit Man, released at the top of the summer and his second film hitting theaters with Twisters. The film follows Kate Cooper and Tyler Owens, who, along with competing teams, find themselves fighting for their lives as multiple systems converge over Oklahoma. Academy Award-nominated director Lee Isaac Chung is directing the film. 

Cate Blanchett as Lilith, Ariana Greenblatt as Tiny Tina, Kevin Hart as Roland, Florian Munteanu as Krieg and Jamie Lee Curtis as Tannis in Borderlands. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Lionsgate /

Borderlines - August 9 in theaters

While superhero movies might not be at the forefront of the summer, we are getting another video game adaptation with Borderlands. An infamous outlaw forms an unexpected alliance with a team of unlikely heroes who battle alien monsters and bandits to find a missing girl who holds the key to power. The star-studded cast includes Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Jamie Lee-Curtis. 

The Union - August 16 on Netflix

Mark Wahlberg and Halle Berry are teaming up? Say less. Mike (Wahlberg) is living his life as a construction worker when his long-lost high school sweetheart Roxanne (Berry) shows up to recruit him for a dangerous mission in Europe that thrusts them back together into the spy world. The Union also stars J.K. Simmons, Mike Colter and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

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