Your Ultimate Summer Movie Guide: June

Your Ultimate Summer Movie Guide: June

Summertime is all about being out of the house, and the movie theatre is always a favourite spot to visit after a long, hot day outside.

Thankfully, there’s a ton of great picks to choose from. It has already been a stellar year for movies, and the summer of 2019 boasts one of the most exciting lineups we’ve seen, with titles for every type of movie-goer.

Read on for our must-see picks this June.

Wind down and cool off with friends and have a fun night out! With comedy stars like Mindy Kaling, Beanie Feldstein and Chris Hemsworth, there are plenty of laughs in store at the movies this month.


Release date: May 24

Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut has received rave reviews since it premiered at South by Southwest. It’s a smart, hilarious and empowering film about two A+ students, Amy and Molly, who realize they didn’t make the most of their high school experience. On graduation eve, they embark on a night of partying, making for one epic, disastrous and unforgettable time. With rising stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever as the leads, Booksmart is sure to become a comedic teen classic.

Watch the interview: Olivia Wilde on delivering a high-achieving teen comedy with Booksmart



Late Night

Release date: June 14

Mindy Kaling has always been a powerhouse in the writer's’ room. With Late Night, she’s telling her own story of often being the only woman of colour among a table of men. Here, she plays Molly, who is hired by talk show host Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) to help spice up her late-night gig, which is suffering from low ratings and male egos. We’re excited to see Kaling bring her fun and woke writing style to the big screen.

Read the interview: Mindy Kaling explains why she's the only who could write Late Night




Release date: June 14

Nineteen years ago, Samuel L. Jackson picked up the Shaft mantle from 1970s- star Richard Roundtree in Shaft. Now he’s back in the role, but this time, Jessie T. Usher enters the fray as Jackson’s estranged son, who asks his dad for help when a friend is killed. This sequel is guaranteed to capture the fun , ’70s neo-noir action-comedy style of the previous films.

Read the interview: Jessie T. Usher tells us about joining the Shaft family



MIB: International

Release date: June 14

If you enjoyed Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson’s chemistry in Thor: Ragnarok, you’re going to love this update on the Men in Black franchise. Together, these two are guaranteed to generate LOL moments that’ll truly refresh the series. They unite to replace Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in this reboot, which sees the MIB trying to uncover a mole in their organization.

Read the interview:Tessa Thompson tells us about bringing a fresh take to the Men in Black franchise


Summer means more precious family time, but finding things to do can be a challenge. We’ve got you covered. Keep the kids (and yourself) calm and collected with these fun titles, including buzz-worthy sequels that will resonate with the young ones, while taking you back to your own childhood.

The Secret Life of Pets 2

Release date: June 7

Max and his pet friends are back for the second instalment of The Secret Life of Pets. We’ve all wondered what our animals are doing at home without us, and this fun family film gives an entertaining (and maybe even concerning) look into what goes on when you’re not around. The movie features voice talent from Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart.

Watch the interview: Tiffany Haddish and the cast of The Secret Life of Pets 2 talk exploring their animal side


Toy Story 4

Release date: June 21

Buzz and Woody return for this highly anticipated sequel, which picks up from the near-devastating events of the last film. Funny, sad, heartwarming and profound, the Toy Story films are so beloved for a reason — they’re family tales that resonate with everyone. In the fourth film, a new character called Forky joins the gang as they head out on a road trip that reveals just how big the world is for a toy.

Read the interview: We talk to Toy Story 4 star Tony Hale about his new character, Forky


What's better than a summer day spent with your significant other or new crush? A carefree night out sharing popcorn and films is the cherry on top. These picks make for the perfect soundtrack to a romantic evening.


Release date: May 31

Whether or not you grew up listening to Elton John, Rocketman will make you fall in love with the Music Man and his timeless songs. Here, he’s played by Taron Egerton, who does all his own singing for the role. In classic John style, the film is a dream-like fantasy with eccentric costumes, surreal sets, and hooks you can’t get out of your head.

Watch the interview: Taron Egerton talks autentically portraying Elton John



Release date: June 28

It’s hard to imagine a world without The Beatles and their groundbreaking music, but that’s exactly the premise of Danny Boyle’s Yesterday. Jack is a struggling musician who wakes up one day in an alternate universe where nobody but him remembers the prolific band — and when he starts playing their music, he is mistakenly given credit for writing the iconic songs, which catapults him to fame.

Read the interview: Director Danny Boyle on the extraordinary concept behind his musical comedy, Yesterday


We dare you to keep your cool during these electrifying movies, which feature everything from epic monster battles to creepy dolls. Grab your squad and lose yourself in an exhilarating ride!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Release date: May 31

If you’re looking for an escape, nothing will be as fantastical as the new Godzilla film, which pits the legendary monster against other gigantic beasts, including Mothra, Rodan, and his worst nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. "Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown gets in on the action, alongside Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler and Ken Watanabe.

Read more: See the evolution of Godzilla from 1954 to the new Godzilla: King of the Monsters


Dark Phoenix

Release date: June 7

The 12th X-Men movie is set in the earlier years (think James McAvoy instead of Patrick Stewart) and sees the team battling for the soul of their friend Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), who, after being hit by a solar flare, becomes the dangerous Dark Phoenix. Jessica Chastain joins the already stellar cast of favourites, including Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender.

Read more: Get ready for Dark Phoenix with these seven insider facts


Child's Play

Release date: June 21

An update on the classic horror film, Child’s Play brings back the OG scary doll, Chucky (voiced by Mark Hamill), as he wreaks havoc on a young mother (Aubrey Plaza), her son, and their community. In 2019, Chucky is not just a doll — he’s a technologically advanced AI — adding a whole new layer of creep factor to this story.

Watch the interview: Aubrey Plaza and the cast of Child's Play prepare us for their update on the horror classic.


Annabelle Comes Home

Release date: June 28

This spinoff series from The Conjuring films brings back haunted doll Annabelle. As she’s been locked up in a glass case and blessed by a priest, Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) shouldn’t have to worry about her anymore. That is, until Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in their artifacts room, and they target the Warrens’ 10-year-old daughter.

Read more: See what happens when we take The Conjuring's haunted doll home with us


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