The best summer movie of every year since 2000

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The summer movie season is heating up.

It got an early start this year with “Avengers: Infinity War” when its release date changed from May 4 to a week earlier on April 27. Since then, movies like “Deadpool 2,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” and “Ocean’s 8” have hit theaters.

And that’s just the beginning.

This week sees the long-awaited Pixar sequel “Incredibles 2” finally come to theaters, followed next week by “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Later this summer, Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” Dwayne Johnson’s “Skyscraper,” the latest in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, and more will arrive.

With a lot to look forward to, we’ve looked back on the great summer movies of past years. Superhero blockbusters like “The Avengers,” animated adventures like “Shrek,” and R-rated comedies like “Superbad” stood out among the best of the best.

We’ve picked the best summer movie of every year since 2000. In this case, we counted any movie that was released in May, June, July, and August.

Below is the best summer movie of every year since 2000:

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2000: “X-Men”

Release date: July 14, 2000

The original “X-Men” helped kickstart the modern superhero movie craze. The franchise has since become cluttered and its timeline confusing, but its future may rest in the Disney-Fox deal.

2001: “Shrek”

Release date: May 18, 2001

A movie that still inspires countless memes, mostly related to that Smash Mouth song, “Shrek” was the first movie to ever win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

2002: “Spider-Man”

Release date: May 3, 2002

If “X-Men” helped start the modern superhero craze, then the original “Spider-Man” set the blueprint for the majority of its colorful movies. “Spider-Man” was fun and campy, similar to what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has aspired to be.

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