Entertainment-wise, this summer has already been a doozy: Game of Thrones is finished, Keanu Reeves is the internet’s boyfriend and we’re all about to spend more than three hours watching the rerelease of Avengers: Endgame. Vox compiled a guide to help you stay on top of what the rest of the summer has to offer.
Stranger Things season 3
When to watch: July 4
Where to watch: Netflix
It’s the summer of 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and the Stranger Things kids are growing up. But before they can enjoy their vacation, there’s the small matter of dealing with the monstrous “Mind Flayer.” The creature makes its way back to town after Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) banished it back to the Upside Down at the end of season two.
Veronica Mars season 4
When to watch: July 26
Where to watch: Hulu
Everyone’s favorite former teen detective, Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell), finds a new home on Hulu, where she spends her time investigating the murders of spring breakers in the show’s fictional town of Neptune, Calif. Good thing that even though it’s more than a decade later, she’s still got her taser.
Four Weddings and a Funeral season 1
When to watch: July 31
Where to watch: Hulu
Adapted from the 1994 film of the same name, Mindy Kaling’s Four Weddings and a Funeral miniseries will follow the comedic misadventures of the new, millennial characters’ experiences with love across the titular five events. Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) and Brandon Mychal Smith star.
If last year’s Hereditary didn’t terrify you enough, you’re in luck! Horror connoisseur Ari Aster is back with Midsommar, his ultra-creepy second feature. When a young couple travels to Sweden for what they think is a bright and airy midsummer festival, they stumble into a horrific competition with some major cult vibes.
Release Date: July 3
Director: Ari Aster
Spider-Man: Far From Home
The first return to Marvel since April’s Avengers: Endgame is Tom Holland’s next jaunt as Spider-Man. Peter Parker journeys to Europe on a school trip, and he finds himself recruited by Nick Fury to deal with an international threat: the Elementals.
Release Date: July 2
Director: Jon Watts
The Lion King
It’s the summer of Disney remakes, apparently. Another beloved tale returns to the big screen, this time with a brand new cast of celebrity voices to bring the inhabitants of Pride Rock to life.
Release Date: July 19
Director: Jon Favreau
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Perhaps the most stacked cast of any summer blockbuster, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is Tarantino’s first feature since 2015’s The Hateful Eight. The film is an ode to Hollywood’s waning golden age in 1969.
Release Date: July 26
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Based on the haunting series of children’s stories, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will wrap up the summer with an array of creepy tales on screen. Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro is billed as a co-writer for the film, which follows a group of teens in the town of Mill Valley who are plagued by super-spooky happenings.