Expect Disney to continue to dominate at the box office with Finding Dory in June but there’s other movies we’re more excited about than Finding Dory. There are 19 movies set to hit theaters in June and here are the trailers for all of them, ranked by anticipation:
1. Free State of Jones (June 24th)
Free State of Jones doesn’t have much of a summer feel but it does have Matthew McConaughey! During a period of the year where movies are typically at their most vapid, Free State of Jones will be a refreshing change of pace. Four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross writes and directs.
2. The Shallows (June 29th)
Technically, The Shallows is a July 4th weekend release but the official release falls on the Wednesday prior which puts it in June. Personally, I love excuses to stay in the pool rather than go in the ocean and it looks like Blake Lively vs. one mean ass shark will do the trick.
3. Central Intelligence (June 17th)
The funniest trailer of the summer belongs to Central Intelligence. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart play off each other well and this movie looks hilarious.
4. Me Before You (June 3rd)
If you see me in the theater with a pack of tissues, it’s only because I have a cold. I swear.
5. Finding Dory (June 17th)
Why does it feel like Finding Dory could do more than the $328 million Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice pulled in and be a bigger disappointment?
6. Now You See Me 2 (June 10th)
How close will Now You See Me 2 come to pulling off the magic of the original at the box office? Now You See Me did $117 million in 2013 but didn’t face stiff competition. Now You See Me 2 does as it tries to maintain box office longevity against Finding Dory and Central Intelligence the next week and Independence Day: Resurgence two weeks later. It might have to do most of it’s damage in it’s first week against another sequel — The Conjuring 2 — and a bad idea — Warcraft.
7. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (June 3rd)
Outside of animated work, Andy Samberg hasn’t been a box office phenomenon. Maybe Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping will be the breakout as it looks very funny but never stop never betting on it.
8. Swiss Army Man (June 24th)
Easily the weirdest movie of the summer. Daniel Radcliffe plays a flatulent corpse. Need I say more?
9. The Neon Demon (June 24th)
Not really sure what to make of The Neon Demon but it has a dark, haunting feel and Keanu Reeves.
10. Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24th)
I hated Independence Day. There, I said it. That speech Bill Pullman gives? I think it’s the most overrated movie moment of all-time. Oh, and more landmarks get blown up? How quaint!
11. The Conjuring 2 (June 10th)
I’ll see this when I feel like not sleeping for a day or two. I accidentally wandered into the theater playing The Conjuring and was so disturbed by the 45 seconds I saw, I never went back again. That wet stain on my pants was from the soda I spilled.
12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (June 3rd)
The reboot no one needed but everyone apparently wanted (because box office) gets a sequel no one asked for but everyone will likely see.
13. Wiener-Dog (June 24th)
Todd Solondz hasn’t made a film since 2011’s Dark Horse. Wiener-Dog features an eclectic cast — Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Kieran Culkin, Ellen Burstyn, Brie Larson, Samrat Chakrabarti — and an interesting premise as the film follows a dog as it moves from home to home.
14. Genius (June 10th)
It’s doubtful Genius gets a huge theatrical release. The film about two literary giants (publisher Maxwell Perkins played by Colin Firth and writer Thomas Wolfe played by Jude Law) will also feature Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce (as F. Scott Fitzgerald) and Dominic West (as Ernest Hemingway).
15. Warcraft (June 10th)
If this movie were to mirror the game in any way, it would have to have a run time around 20 hours and 3 hours of it would be watching an armor clad dude fish or some other boring task.
16. Blackway (June 10th)
Ray Liotta plays a crazed ex-cop turned violent crime lord in what seems like an annual pilgrimage to this type of role.
17. Clown (June 17th)
Eli Roth and clowns. Fuck sleep, I guess.
18. Approaching the Unknown (June 3rd)
Chalk it’s ranking up to astronaut fatigue.
19. Careful What You Wish For (June 10th)
There’s something ironic about Nick Jonas starring in a movie called Careful What You Wish For.