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15 Movies You Can’t Miss in the Theater in April 2018
In Hollywood, April is now the unofficial start of the summer movie season. That’s clear looking at this month’s cinematic slate of high-profile releases, which includes a new Amy Schumer comedy, a new Emily Blunt-John Krasinski horror film, a monster-mash action extravaganza pitting Dwayne Johnson versus titanic beasts, and, of course, the biggest—and most eagerly anticipated—superhero film ever. Let the year’s blockbuster onslaught begin.
Blockers (April 6)
Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz are parents trying to stop their kids from losing their virginity on prom night in this comedy from director Kay Cannon.
A Quiet Place (April 6)
Co-written, directed and starring John Krasinski alongside his wife Emily Blunt, this horror film—which was buzzing at South by Southwest—concerns a family that must stay silent to avoid being detected by dangerous creatures.
The Endless (April 6)
Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are superior genre filmmakers, and their latest focuses on two brothers (Benson and Moorhead) who travel back to the bizarre cult they fled years earlier.
Sweet Country (April 6)
Warwick Thornton’s acclaimed film tells the story of an Aboriginal Australian (Hamilton Morris) who goes on the run after killing a white farmer.
You Were Never Really Here (April 6)
A scarred war vet (Joaquin Phoenix) winds up in lethal trouble after embarking on a mission to rescue a young girl from a child-prostitution ring in Lynne Ramsay’s unbelievably intense thriller, which is one of 2018’s early candidates for best-of-the-year accolades.
Beirut (April 11)
Jon Hamm is a U.S. diplomat forced back into action by the CIA—to save a former colleague—in this geopolitical thriller from director Brad Anderson (Session 9).
Rampage (April 13)
Dwayne Johnson looks to break the movies-based-on-video-games curse with this adaptation of the coin-op classic about a primatologist (Johnson) trying to stop genetically enhanced animals from destroying America.
Borg vs. McEnroe (April 13)
The 1980 Wimbledon showdown between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe is recounted by this sports drama, which co-stars Shia LaBeouf as the fiery American tennis star.
I Feel Pretty (April 20)
Amy Schumer feels bad about her looks until she’s conked on the head and starts to imagine she’s sexy—thus leading to absurd hijinks!—in this comedy co-starring Michelle Williams.
Overboard (April 20)
Anna Faris headlines this remake of the 1987 Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell comedy, about a down-and-out loser (Farris) who tricks a wealthy jerk with amnesia (Eugenio Derbez) into believing he’s her spouse.
Super Troopers 2 (April 20)
Seventeen years after their original big-screen outing, the Broken Lizard comedy team reunites for a second film about their clownish Vermont state troopers—which, not coincidentally, debuts on 4/20.
The Devil and Father Amorth (April 20)
The Exorcist director William Friedkin follows a practitioner of actual exorcists in this riveting documentary.
Avengers: Infinity War (April 27)
Everyone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe converges for an all-out battle against world-conquering Thanos (Josh Brolin) in this, the biggest superhero team-up in movie history.
Disobedience (April 27)
Directed by Sebastian Lelio (who just won an Oscar for A Fantastic Woman), this English-language drama—about a rabbi’s lesbian daughter who returns to her orthodox London neighborhood—stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.
Let the Sunshine In (April 27)
Juliette Binoche is a middle-aged woman searching for love and happiness in this uniquely graceful, lyrical romantic drama from renowned French director Claire Denis.