The 5 Most Anticipated Movies of June 2024

This month's list includes an animated treat, a horror prequel, an action sequel, and more.

by | June 3, 2024 | Comments


The big movies in May didn’t exactly set the world on fire to kick off the summer movie season, so the hope is that we’ll see an uptick in June. The titles this month include an eclectic mix of franchise installments and critically acclaimed names across a variety of genres, from animation to horror to… whatever it is Yorgos Lanthimos is doing. We asked you to vote for the movie you’re most looking forward to this month, and an unlikely winner emerged, so read on for the most anticipated movies of June 2024!

No. 1

Inside Out 2 (2024)

Release Date: June 14, 2024

Believe it or not, this Pixar sequel finished at the top of our poll by a pretty significant margin. Sure, the first Inside Out is a beloved, Oscar-winning fan favorite, but that’s not a particularly unique designation for a Pixar movie. Still, Amy Poehler looks to lead another strong voice cast, this time joined by Maya Hawke, Ayo Edibiri, Adèle Exarchopoulos, and Paul Walter Hauser voicing new emotions rising up in a now teenaged Riley.

No. 2

A Quiet Place: Day One (2024)

Release Date: June 28, 2024

Coming in behind Inside Out 2 is this prequel to the popular A Quiet Place franchise. Whereas the first two films took place well after the series’ sound-sensitive monsters have already ravaged the planet, this one depicts the early days of the invasion, following a woman named Sam (played by Lupita Nyong’o) who struggles to survive as the creatures land in New York City. Michael Sarnoski makes the leap to blockbuster entertainment after giving us 2021’s Pig, taking over directorial duties from John Krasinski.

No. 3

Bad Boys: Ride or Die (2024)

Release Date: June 7, 2024

Inside Out 2 and A Quiet Place: Day One dominated the votes this month, but the fourth Bad Boys film managed to top the rest of the bunch, proving that the franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence has still got some gas in the tank. This time around, Mike and Marcus find themselves on the run after the death of their former captain (Joe Pantoliano) compels them to investigate corruption within the Miami police department.

No. 4

Kinds of Kindness (2024)

Release Date: June 21, 2024

Following just behind Bad Boys is the latest collaboration between writer-director Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone, whose last film, Poor Things, earned four Oscars, including Best Actress for Stone’s work. Kinds of Kindness is arguably more challenging a film than Poor Things (if you can believe that), as it depicts a trio of loosely connected stories with its cast — which also includes people like Jesse Plemons, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, and Margaret Qualley, among others — portraying different characters in each segment.

No. 5

Hit Man (2023)

Premiere Date: June 7, 2024 on Netflix

Lastly, we have this romantic crime comedy from Richard Linklater starring Glen Powell and Adria Arjona. The story, based on a magazine article in Texas Monthly from 2001, centers on a New Orleans police officer who poses as a hitman to arrest those seeking out his services but ends up falling for a woman who attempts to hire him to kill her abusive husband. Netflix debuted the film in theaters in late May, but it hits the streaming service on June 7.

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