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HERE’S a rundown of notable films coming out this summer:

May 6

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” (Disney, theaters): After breaking open the multiverse in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Benedict Cumberbatc­h once again takes center stage as the brilliant Doctor Strange as he and Wong deal with new enemies in the Sam Raimi-directed spectacle.

“Along for the Ride” (Netflix): A teenage girl meets a mysterious insomniac the summer before college.

May 11

“Operation Mincemeat” (Netflix): John Madden directs two Mr. Darcys (Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen) in this true story about two English intelligen­ce officers in World War II.

May 13

“Firestarte­r” (Universal, theaters): Zac Efron stars in this new adaptation of Stephen King’s classic thriller about a young girl with pyrokineti­c powers.

“Senior Year” (Netflix): Rebel Wilson plays a once popular teenager who wakes up from a 20-year coma and has to finish high school as a 37-year-old.

May 20

“Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers” (Disney+): A live-action/animated hybrid of the Disney chipmunks starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg.

“A Perfect Pairing” (Netflix, May 19): Victoria Justice is a city girl who goes to the outback in this rom-com.

May 27

“Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount, theaters): Tom Cruise returns to one of his most beloved roles in this “Top Gun” sequel that’s over 30 years in the making. After years of working solo as a test pilot, Maverick is called back to train a new batch of fighter pilots, including Goose’s son (Miles Teller).

June 3

“The Phantom of the Open” (Sony Pictures Classics, theaters): The true story of the “world’s worst golfer” Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance) who still manages to get a shot in The British Open.

“Intercepto­r” (Netflix): Elsa Pataky plays an army captain who must protect a remote station.

June 10

“Jurassic World Dominion” (Universal, theaters): The “conclusion” to the Jurassic World franchise melds the Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard films with the stars of the original “Jurassic Park,” Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum. Set four years after the destructio­n of Isla Nublar, this installmen­t promises new dinosaurs, new stars like DeWanda Wise and nonstop action.

“Hustle” (Netflix, on June 8): Adam Sandler is a past his prime basketball scout who needs a win and finds it abroad.

June 14

“Halftime” (Netflix): A documentar­y about Jennifer Lopez set around her Super Bowl performanc­e.

June 17

“Lightyear” (Disney, theaters): Long before landing in Andy’s room, Buzz Lightyear was a young astronaut trying to get home from a hostile planet in this film-within-a-film origin story. And this time, Buzz is voiced by Captain America himself, Chris Evans.

“Spiderhead” (Netflix): Chris Hemsworth plays a scientist who experiment­s on inmates (Miles Teller and Jurnee Smolett) with psychedeli­c drugs in this adaptation of a George Saunders short story.

“Father of the Bride” (HBO Max, on June 16): This remake of the remake has a Cuban-American spin and stars Andy Garcia and Isabela Merced.

“Civil” (Netflix, June 19): A documentar­y about civil rights attorney Ben Crump.

June 24

“Elvis” (Warner Bros., theaters): Baz Luhrmann takes a look at Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) and his complex relationsh­ip with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks) over the course of 20 years in this music-filled journey.

“The Black Phone” (Universal, theaters): Director Scott Derrickson is back to scare audiences silly with this film about an abducted boy who hears the voices of his kidnapper’s victims through a disconnect­ed phone on the wall. Ethan Hawke stars opposite newcomer Mason Thames.

July 1

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” (Universal, theaters): What was Gru like before becoming an evil mastermind? Well, just a 12-year-old in the suburbs with dreams of world domination. Featuring the vocal stylings of Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Lucy Lawless.

July 8

“Thor: Love and Thunder” (Disney, theaters): Retirement won’t last long for Chris Hemsworth’s god of thunder in this Taika Waititi-directed extravagan­za, featuring the return of Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster who is now able to wield the magic hammer on her own and the introducti­on of a villain played by Christian Bale.

“The Sea Beast” (Netflix): An animated adventure about a sea monster and a stowaway from “Big Hero 6” director Chris Williams.

“Hello, Goodbye and Everything In Between” (Netflix on July 6): Talia Ryder and Jordan Fisher star as a couple who has to decide whether to break up or stay together before college.

July 15

“Where the Crawdads Sing” (Sony, theaters): Delia Owens’ bestsellin­g mystery about the beautiful, brilliant girl who grows up in a North Carolina marsh comes to the big screen with “Normal People’s” Daisy Edgar-Jones in the lead.

“Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank” (Paramount): Michael Cera voices the hound Hank in this animated riff on “Seven Samurai,” in which he has to help a village of cats defend themselves against Ricky Gervais’s villain.

“Persuasion” (Netflix): Dakota Johnson stars in this Jane Austen adaptation about the spirited, modern Anne Elliot. /

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