The Complete Guide to Hollywood Movies Opening in June 2019

June seems quieter compared to May’s deluge of must-see movies. Toy Story 4 (opening 20 Jun) is the gem of the month, and probably the only one.

Not that I wouldn’t watch X-Men: Dark Phoenix (5 Jun) or Men in Black: International (13 Jun). I’m skeptical about Dark Phoenix though — its release date kept being pushed back (from 2 Nov last year to 14 Feb this year and finally to 5 Jun), which could signal problems with the movie that the filmmakers need more time to solve, and previous movie X-Men: Apocalypse wasn’t great. Men in Black: International looks funny, but silly and dumb. At least Chris Hemsworth looks really hot in it, so watching it won’t be a total waste of time if it turns out to be a bust.

Movies coming out in June 2019

(Click on the movie titles in the bullets to jump to that section if you don’t want to scroll through the entire list. You can also click on each movie’s heading to go to their IMDb pages. Release dates below are for Singapore, but if you’re outside Singapore, IMDb can tell you fairly accurately what’s the release date in your country.)

Opening on the week of 6 June

X-Men: Dark Phoenix (5 Jun)

Director: Simon Kinberg (Producer of “The Martian”, “Logan”, “X-Men: Days of Future Past”)

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Jessica Chastain

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Synopsis: In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

UglyDolls (6 Jun)

Director: Kelly Asbury (“Gnomeo & Juliet”, “Shrek 2”)

Voice Cast: Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Wanda Sykes, Emma Roberts, Gabriel Iglesias, Wang Leehom

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family

Synopsis: In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. Here, the free-spirited Moxy and her UglyDolls friends live every day in a whirlwind of bliss, letting their freak flags fly in a celebration of life and its endless possibilities, occasionally looking to the sky, where a new UglyDoll will appear and be embraced by the community. Moxy (Kelly Clarkson) loves her square-peg life in this round-hole town, but her curiosity about all things leads her to wonder if there’s something – anything – on the other side of the mountain which nestles Uglyville. Moxy gathers a group of her closest friends and sets off to find what’s on the other side. They discover another world – Perfection – a town where more conventional dolls are trained in protocols before they graduate and are sent to the “real” world to find the love of a child. In Perfection, Moxy and her crew are subject to the manipulations of Lou (Nick Jonas), the perfect doll in charge of training recruits. Here, the UglyDolls will confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing because who you truly are is what matters most.

Opening on the week of 13 June

Men in Black: International (13 Jun)

Director: F. Gary Gray (“Straight Outta Compton”, “The Fate of the Furious”)

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson

Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Synopsis: The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

Rocketman (13 Jun)

Director: Dexter Fletcher (“Eddie the Eagle”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”)

Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Genre: Biography, Drama, Fantasy

Synopsis: ROCKETMAN is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years. The film follows the fantastical journey of transformation from shy piano prodigy Reginald Dwight into international superstar Elton John. This inspirational story — set to Elton John’s most beloved songs and performed by star Taron Egerton — tells the universally relatable story of how a small-town boy became one of the most iconic figures in pop culture. ROCKETMAN also stars Jamie Bell as Elton’s longtime lyricist and writing partner Bernie Taupin, Richard Madden as Elton’s first manager, John Reid, and Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s mother Sheila Farebrother.

The Queen’s Corgi (13 Jun)

Director: Ben Stassen (“The Son of Bigfoot”)

Voice Cast: Jack Whitehall, Julie Walters, Ray Winstone

Genre: Animation

Synopsis: THE QUEEN’S CORGI is about the adventure of Rex, the British monarch’s most beloved dog, who loses track of his mistress and stumbles across a clan with dogs of all kinds confronting and fighting each other. During his epic journey to return to the queen, Rex falls in love and discovers his true self.

Opening on the week of 20 June

Toy Story 4 (20 Jun)

Director: Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”)

Producers: Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out”, “Up”) and Mark Nielsen (associate producer of “Inside Out”)

Voice Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jeff Pidgeon, Blake Clark, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Synopsis: Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy.

Anna (20 Jun)

Director: Luc Besson (“Lucy”, “Léon: The Professional”, “The Fifth Element”, “La Femme Nikita”, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”)

Cast: Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Cillian Murphy, Luke Evans

Genre: Action, Thriller

Synopsis: Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins. An electrifying thrill ride unfolding with propulsive energy, startling twists and breathtaking action, ANNA introduces Sasha Luss in the title role with a star-studded cast including Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren, Cillian Murphy, and Luke Evans.

Opening on the week of 27 June

Annabelle Comes Home (26 Jun)

Director: Gary Dauberman (Writer of “Annabelle”, “It”, “The Nun”)

Cast: Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis: Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

The White Crow (27 Jun)

Director: Ralph Fiennes (“The Invisible Woman”, “Coriolanus”)

Cast: Oleg Ivenko, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Ralph Fiennes, Sergei Polunin, Chulpan Khamatova, Olivier Rabourdin, Raphaël Personnaz, Louis Hofmann

Genre: Biography, Drama

Synopsis: Ralph Fiennes’ THE WHITE CROW was inspired by the book “Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh”. The drama charts the iconic dancer’s famed defection from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him. Fiennes directs from a script by David Hare (“The Hours”). Acclaimed dancer Oleg Ivenko stars as Nureyev, alongside Adèle Exarchopoulos as Clara Saint, and Fiennes as Russian ballet coach Alexander Pushkin. Also featured are ballet-world enfant terrible Sergei Polunin, Chulpan Khamatova, Olivier Rabourdin, Raphaël Personnaz and Louis Hofmann.