Everything you thought you knew about superhero movies is getting turned upside down as we close out July.

In Popdust's column, Box Office Breakdown, we aim to inform you of the top flicks to check out every weekend depending on what you're in the mood to enjoy. Looking to laugh? What about having your pants scared off? Maybe you just need a little love? Whatever the case may be, we have you covered. Take a peek at our top picks for this week…

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

I guess there is no limit to the number of impossible missions one person can tackle. Ethan and his team are back at it again, this time working together with some other familiar allies to try and fix a mission that has gone horribly wrong. They are in a race against the clock to set things straight. Even the best intentions can come back in the worst of ways as this team is learning. Get ready to cover your eyes and say, "I can't watch!"

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NR | Running Time 2hr 27m | Paramount Pictures | Director: Christopher McQuarrie

Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, and more!

Hot Summer Nights

Thank all the gods for the return of this beautiful boy to the box office! A summer teen movie unlike any other you have seen. An awkward teenager takes a trip for the summer to the ideal Cape Cod, Massachusetts and ends up getting involved in the very adult behavior of selling drugs. Things spin out of control as his business heats up alongside his relationship with his partner's sister and, of course, the actual weather patterns. Sounds like a scorcher!

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R | Running Time 2hr | A24 | Director: Elijah Bynum

Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe, and more!

The Row

Those of you who might be preparing for your first year of college and are thinking of joining the Greek life might want to stay away from this one. It tells the story of a young girl who is rushing and must endure some of the worst hazing out there. Things become even worse when she realizes a serial killer is also out to get all of her soon-to-be sisters. Sounds absolutely insane but hey, at least there's a better reason for the cruelty in this situation.

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R | Running Time 1hr 22m | EFO Films | Director: Matty Beckerman

Starring: Colin Egglesfield, Dylan Sprayberry, Lala Kent, and more!


Agnes is almost forty and has never gone very far from the immigrant community in which she grew up. All of this is about to change at the start of the film when she receives a jigsaw puzzle as one of her presents. It will take her down an interesting path. Not only will she find something that she is very much in love with (and also happens to be good at), she might also get a little bit of an adventure, too.

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R | Running Time 1hr 43m | Olive Productions | Director: Marc Turtletaub

Starring: Austin Abrams, Mandela Bellamy, Myrna Cabello, and more!

And our ⭐️ TOP PICK ⭐️ ...

Teen Titans GO! To the Movies

What starts out as some of the wildest superheroes making a plan for the movies turns out to be much bigger than they expected. The group sees the plethora of superhero flicks and wants their own to become stars rather than sidekicks. They head off to Hollywood to pitch their ideas but instead run into a Super Villain who is interested in pulling them into his evil plan for world domination. Get ready to laugh along with your favorite kids in this one you can both enjoy.

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PG | Running Time 1hr 24m | Warner Brothers Pictures | Directors: Aaron Horvath, Peter Rida Michail

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Tara Strong, and more!

Really like a film you've seen or know of one coming out soon that we should check out? Shoot me an email and let me know!

Rachel A.G. Gilman is a writer, a former radio producer, and probably the girl wearing the Kinks shirt. She is the creator of The Rational Creature and suggests you check it out. Also visit her website for more.

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