Digital Spy previews the five must-see movies for July below:
The Amazing Spider-Man
Release Date: July 3
Why you should see it: Too soon? It's only been 10 years since Sam Raimi's Spider-Man origin tale, but here director Marc Webb presents "the untold story" of a young Peter Parker. Andrew Garfield takes on the role of Marvel's iconic webslinger, while Emma Stone is love interest Gwen Stacy and there's a new villain in the form of The Lizard (Rhys Ifans). This Spidey goes a little darker than the previous films, and as the first in 3D, it's worth the price of admission.
Release Date: July 11
Why you should see it: Channing Tatum made a living as an exotic dancer before hitting it big in Hollywood. His experiences form the basis of Steven Soderbergh's flesh-flashing drama, with Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello shedding clothes with abandon. With its copious amounts of male nudity, the ladies will love this one.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Release Date: July 13
Why you should see it: A killer asteroid hurtles towards Earth, throwing unlikely pair Steve Carell and Keira Knightley together for a pre-apocalypse road trip. Don't expect a CGI-stuffed Michael Bay explosion fest, though, as first-time director Lorene Scafaria brings a dry comic touch to the end of the world. The film is a quirky alternative to the big-scale blockbusters hitting cinemas in July.
Chariots of Fire
Release Date: July 13
Why you should see it: Winner of four Oscars back in the early '80s, Chariots of Fire returns to the big screen just in time for the London 2012. This story of two British athletes competing at the 1924 Olympics is backed by a spine-tingling score from Vangelis - experiencing it on the big screen is the perfect way to get ready for this summer's sporting festivities.
The Dark Knight Rises
Release Date: July 20
Why you should see it: Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale bring the curtain down on their Batman trilogy this month. The plot is shrouded in secrecy, with speculation running rampant about the fate of Bruce Wayne. Will the Caped Crusader bite the dust at the hands of Bane? Will Joseph Gordon-Levitt don the Batsuit? Just who is Marion Cotillard really playing? We're expecting all these questions to be answered in spectacular fashion on July 20.
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