Summer is here and one of the most exciting things about it, apart from the sunny weather, are the movie releases! This season is a time for big, highly anticipated blockbusters and major family films we can’t wait to watch.

Here are 15 titles that are hitting theaters this summer.

1. “Independence Day Resurgence”

It is the sequel to the 1996 film "Independence Day" and stars Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward and William Fichtner. Release date: June 24

2. “The Fundamentals of Caregiving

Based on the novel by Jonathan Evison, the film follows a writer who retires after a personal tragedy and becomes the caregiver of an 18-year-old boy who has muscular dystrophy named Trevor. The film stars Selena Gomez, Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts. Release date: June 24 (on Netflix).

3. “The Shallows”

The thriller follows Nancy surfing in a secluded beach when she is attacked by a great white shark stranded just 200 yards from safety, her will to live is put to the test. The film stars Blake Lively and Oscar Jaenada. Release date: June 24

4. “The Legend of Tarzan

The film is set many years after Tarzan left Africa and follows the story when he returns to the Congo to serve as a trade  unaware that he is actually a pawn in a Belgian captain's deadly plot. The movie stars Alexander Skarsgård, Christoph Waltz, Margot Robbie and Samuel L. Jackson. Release date: July 1

5. “The BFG

Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film is based on Roald Dahl's book “The BFG,” which tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The movie stars Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall and Bill Hader. Release date: July 1

6. “The Secret Life of Pets

The animators of Illumination are finally letting us see how our little creatures behave when they are left unsupervised at the house. The English cast includes Louis C.K., Jenny Slate, Lake Bell, Albert Brooks and Eric Stonestreet. Release date: July 8

7. “The Infiltrator

The film is based on a true story of the informants in 1980s Florida who helped bring down Pablo Escobar's empire. Federal agent Robert “Bob” Mazur goes deep undercover to infiltrate Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Stars include Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin Bratt, Yul Vazquez, Joseph Gilgun, Olympia Dukakis and Amy Ryan. Release date: July 13

8. “Ghostbusters”

They’re back! Well, sort of. A paranormal researcher, a physicist, a nuclear engineer and a subway worker try to rid New York of ghosts that can possess humans. The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Release date: July 15

9. “Star Trek Beyond”

While Captain Kirk is stranded on a hostile planet, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise crew have to face an alien threat. This third installment stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg. Release date: July 22

10. “Jason Bourne”

Bourne is back! The next chapter of the franchise finds the CIA's most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows, starring Matt Damon once again. Release date: July 29

11. “Suicide Squad

The film follows a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated super villains including Deadshot, The Joker, Harley Quinn and Rick Flagg. The group will be assembled by the government, lead by Amanda Waller, and sent off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. The film stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and Joel Kinnaman, among many others. Release date: Aug. 5

12. “The Founder”

For those who have ever wondered how McDonald's started, here's your answer. Ray Croc transforms a small chain of fast-food restaurants into the multibillion dollar McDonald's Corp, all through his undying persistence. The film stars Michael Keaton. Release date: Aug. 5

13. “Pete’s Dragon”

The new live action version of the Disney classic follows the adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon. The film stars Bryce Dallas, Robert Redford and Oakes Fegley. Release date: Aug. 12

14. “Ben Hur”

The classic film remake also follows the story of how a falsely accused Jewish nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his Roman best friend who betrayed him. The cast includes Jack Huston,  Nazanin Boniadi,  Ayelet Zurer and Morgan Freeman, amongst others. Release date: Aug. 19

15. “War Dogs”

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan. The film stars Jonah Hill, Miles Teller and Bradley Cooper. Release date: Aug. 19