10 films to see this summer

Featuring an Incredibles comeback, Jason Statham fighting a mega-shark and Spike Lee’s KKK comedy

Incredibles 2

One of Pixar’s best ever films finally gets a sequel, with the Parr family once again attempting to live an ordinary life, despite their extraordinary super powers. From July 13

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

You’ll either be running to the cinema to catch this all-singing, all-dancing sequel to the first Abba musical – or you’ll be running very fast in the opposite direction. Meryl Streep returns, as does Pierce ‘Voice of an Angel’ Brosnan. From July 20


This bleak but gripping British drama about faith and rebellion in a family of Jehovah’s Witnesses proves to be an impressive debut from debutant writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo. Features standout performances from Siobhan Finneran and Molly Wright. From July 27

The Apparition

A mystery thriller about a journalist invited by the Vatican to join an investigative team seeking the truth behind a saintly apparition in a small French village. From August 3

Pope Francis: A Man of his Word

Another Catholic-focused film – this one is a documentary featuring interviews with the Pope by celebrated German filmmaker Wim Wenders. From August 10

The Meg

A film in which Jason Statham goes into battle with a 95-foot-long prehistoric shark. Essential viewing, in other words. From August 10

Christopher Robin

Disney will be hoping this new Winnie The Pooh film, which mixes live action and animation, will emulate the kind of cinematic magic weaved by that other beloved bear, Paddington. Christopher Robin (played by Ewan McGregor) is middle-aged and unhappy with his lot, until his old buddy Pooh returns to whisk him back to Hundred Acre Wood. From August 17


Spike Lee’s comedy is based on the true story of a black cop who managed to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. The film picked up the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Festival. From August 24

Cold War

After deservedly winning the foreign language Oscar for his previous Ida, Paweł Pawlikowski returns with this tortured 1950s love story, which critics have already fallen head over heels for. From August 31


This UK and Jamaica-set crime drama is the directorial debut from Idris Elba. From August 31