(SPOT.ph) If it seems that summer flew by too quickly, don’t despair. This month’s roster of new films will give you plenty of good reasons to stay in the Metro and brave the rainy weather. This June, catch the next X-Men installment, see an all-new take on Men in Black, witness the rise of Sir Elton John, and so much more.
Here are the must-watch movies this June:
X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Release date: June 5
The latest installment in the popular X-Men franchise centers on Jean Grey (Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner). During a rescue mission in space, she’s hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful and dangerous mutants of all. Jean must now wrestle with her increasingly unstable powers and her own personal demons. The ensemble cast sees the return of James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, and Evan Peters, as well as Jessica Chastain in a reported villain role.
The Secret Life of Pets 2
Release date: June 5
In the sequel to the 2016 hit animated film, Max (Patton Oswald) must face some major changes in his life when his owner gets married and starts a family. While on a trip to the countryside, Max meets a veteran farm dog (Harrison Ford), who pushes him to find his inner alpha. The talented cast also features Ellie Kemper, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Nick Kroll, Kevin Hart, and Tiffany Hadish.
I Am Mother
Release date: June 7
Netflix’s new sci-fi film is set in a world where humanity has largely been wiped out—or at least that’s what a teen girl (Clara Rugaard) thinks. She’s spent her whole life underground, being raised in secret by a robot mother (Rose Byrne), but everything she knows comes into question when a mysterious human woman (Hilary Swank) arrives on their doorstep.
Men in Black International
Release date: June 12
If you miss the chemistry between Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in Thor: Ragnarok, the two stars are back together on the big screen with this spin-off from the popular action-comedy franchise. The two play Agent H and Agent M, respectively, two London-based Men in Black agents tackling their biggest threat to date: a mole in their own organization. The film also stars Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson, and Liam Neeson.
Release date: June 14
Netflix’s new comedy film reunites Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in a Europe-trotting mystery-adventure. Sandler plays Nick, a police officer who finally takes his wife, Audrey (Aniston), on a long-awaited trip to Europe. A chance meeting lands the couple on the yacht of a billionaire, but things get complicated when the said billionaire is murdered and they become the prime suspects.
Release date: June 19
Kingsman star Taron Egerton ditches the fancy suits for feather boas and flamboyant outfits in this biopic about the early life of Sir Elton John, from his years as a music prodigy in school to his struggles with substance abuse and accepting of his sexuality. The cast also recruits Game of Thrones star Richard Madden, Jamie Bell, and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Release date: June 19
Take a dive into hip-hop and Chicago’s music scene with Netflix’s coming-of-age tale about a reclusive teenage music prodigy, who forms an unlikely friendship with a high-school security guard and struggling producer.
Toy Story 4
Release date: June 20
Picking up where the third film left off, Toy Story 4 follows Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), and their other toy friends adjusting to their new lives with their new owner, Bonnie. A road trip leads to unexpected adventures with old and new friends alike. The voice cast all reprise their memorable roles, alongside newcomers like Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Keanu Reeves.
Release date: June 26
Imagine a world where The Beatles never existed. In Yesterday, a struggling British songwriter (Himesh Patel) wakes up in a world just like this, and decides to pass off the band’s hits as his own, earning him fame and fortune. The movie is directed by Danny Boyle, who also helmed Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire, and written by Richard Curtis, who famously penned Love, Actually.
Annabelle Comes Home
Release date: June 27
Now the third film in the Annabelle horror franchise, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles as paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren from the Conjuring franchise. Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, Ed and Lorraine lock the doll up in their artifacts room, only for her to awaken the evil spirits and set her sights on their 10-year-old daughter.