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The 10 must-see new movies to stream while stuck at home this summer

Brian Truitt
USA TODAY

The summer movie season is looking a lot different than usual this year.

Because theaters are closed by coronavirus, many of the huge blockbusters-in-waiting have been shifted to later this year or even into 2021. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy new films coming out in June, July and August, though. A lot are coming to streaming services in the next few months that were either intended for theatrical release or always meant for at-home enjoyment.

Some are hanging tough to their theatrical dates, from major movies like Christopher Nolan's “Tenet” (slated for July 17), Disney’s live-action “Mulan” (July 24) and superhero sequel “Wonder Woman 1984” (Aug. 14) to Russell Crowe’s road-rage thriller “Unhinged” (July 1) and the innovative Riz Ahmed musical drama “Sound of Metal” (Aug. 14). While we wait to see if those dates stick, what's coming to streaming seems a lot more solid: Here are 10 upcoming movies to definitely put on your quarantine calendar:

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Ferdia Shaw stars as the title 12-year-old genius out to rescue his dad in the fantasy adventure "Artemis Fowl."

‘Artemis Fowl’ (June 12)

Stars: Ferdia Shaw, Josh Gad and Judi Dench

Director: Kenneth Branagh

The skinny: Could this be the first major movie franchise for Disney+? The adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s young-adult fantasy adventure follows a boy genius, the latest in a line of criminal masterminds, who takes on a race of powerful fairies to rescue his kidnapped father (Colin Farrell).

Where to watch: Disney+

Norm Lewis (from left), Clarke Peters, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Delroy Lindo star as African American vets who return to Vietnam in the Spike Lee war film "Da 5 Bloods."

'Da 5 Bloods' (June 12)

Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Delroy Lindo and Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Director: Spike Lee

The skinny: With Oscars leaning into streaming efforts this year, is it finally Netflix's time to win best picture? Here’s the first real contender of 2020, Lee’s war film about four African American vets who return to Vietnam searching for the remains of their dead squad leader (Boseman) and a buried fortune.

Where to watch: Netflix

Scott Carlin (Pete Davidson, left) visits firefighters like Papa (Steve Buscemi) who remember his late father in "The King of Staten Island."

'The King of Staten Island' (June 12)

Stars: Pete Davidson, Marisa Tomei and Bill Burr

Director: Judd Apatow

The skinny: “Saturday Night Live” regular Davidson stars and co-wrote the script for this semi-autobiographical dramedy about a young New Yorker who's been in a state of arrested development since his firefighter dad died in the line of duty.

Where to watch: iTunes, Vudu and FandangoNOW

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the co-pilot of a plane hijacked by terrorists in the thriller "7500."

'7500' (June 19)

Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Omid Memar and Murathan Muslu

Director: Patrick Vollrath 

The skinny: He’s back! In his first major role since 2016’s “Snowden,” Gordon-Levitt stars as an American co-pilot on a jaunt from Berlin to Paris when terrorists storm the cockpit with makeshift knives. An emergency landing becomes necessary when hijackers threaten murder if they’re not let in.

Where to watch: Amazon

Steve Carell (right) plays a Democratic political consultant aiming to help a retired Marine (Chris Cooper, left) win a mayoral election in "Irresistible."

'Irresistible' (June 26)

Stars: Steve Carell, Rose Byrne and Chris Cooper

Director: Jon Stewart

The skinny: Former “Daily Show” alums work together again in this comedy written and directed by Stewart and starring Carell as a Democratic political consultant who helps a retired Marine colonel (Cooper) run for mayor in his small Wisconsin town.

Where to watch: iTunes, Vudu and FandangoNOW

Original Broadway cast members Daveed Diggs (from left), Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda star in the filmed version of "Hamilton" coming to Disney Plus this summer.

'Hamilton' (July 3)

Stars: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs and Renee Elise Goldsberry

Director: Thomas Kail

The skinny: This one’s for everybody who hasn't seen the Tony Awards-conquering musical that captured cultural imagination, lost out on seeing the original cast on Broadway, or even had their recent plans at the theater changed because of the coronavirus. This filmed production of the stage show, starring Miranda as Alexander Hamilton, aims to bring the theatrical experience to those stuck at home.

Where to watch: Disney+

Charlize Theron stars as the leader of a centuries-old team of immortal mercenaries in Netflix's "The Old Guard."

'The Old Guard' (July 10)

Stars: Charlize Theron, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthias Schoenaerts

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood 

The skinny: In the action flick based on the comic book series, a team of centuries-old immortal mercenaries (led by Theron) discovers a young new recruit (KiKi Layne) with their same hard-to-kill abilities while also dealing with their secrets being exposed.

Where to watch: Netflix

Carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg, right) and reluctant maid of honor Sarah (Cristin Milioti) have a chance encounter at a wedding and then get stuck in a time loop in the romantic comedy "Palm Springs."

'Palm Springs' (July 10)

Stars: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti and J.K. Simmons

Director: Max Barbakow

The skinny: A hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the romantic comedy features Samberg and Milioti as two guests who hook up at a Palm Springs wedding and then get trapped in a "Groundhog Day"-style time loop.

Where to watch: Hulu

Sheila Vand stars in the horror thriller "The Rental," about a group of friends whose weekend getaway goes very wrong.

'The Rental' (July 24)

Stars: Alison Brie, Dan Stevens and Sheila Vand

Director: Dave Franco

The skinny: Franco makes his directorial debut with this horror thriller that centers on two couples who rent a weekend getaway online to celebrate a business venture. The locale is idyllic but the situation turns sinister when they think they’re being spied on and secrets are exposed among the friends.

Where to watch: iTunes, Vudu and FandangoNOW

Bobby Soto (right) and Shia LaBeouf play gangsters who collect profits for their crime-lord boss in the action thriller "The Tax Collector."

'The Tax Collector' (Aug. 7)

Stars: Bobby Soto, George Lopez and Shia LaBeouf

Director: David Ayer

The skinny: "Fury" collaborators Ayer and LaBeouf return for this LA-set action thriller about a pair of guys (Soto and LaBeouf) who collect the profits from various street gangs for a local crime lord, though trouble comes to town in the form of their boss' Mexican rival.

Where to watch: iTunes, Vudu and FandangoNOW