The 5 Most Anticipated Movies Opening in June

From dinosaurs to creepy families to Mr. Rogers, there's a little something for everyone this month.

by | June 4, 2018 | Comments

We’re officially in the thick of the summer movie season, and we’ve already seen a few giant hits at the cineplex this year, including one early blockbuster that will likely end up the summer’s biggest winner. But June brings with it a few more notable titles for audiences of differing tastes, from a long-awaited sequel to a beloved animated film (Incredibles 2) to another critically acclaimed horror film from A24 (Hereditary) to the latest chapter in one of the most popular movie franchises in history (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom). So what are our fans looking forward to the most? We looked at Want-to-See votes on RT and polled our social media channels to find out what the most anticipated June movies were, and the results were, shall we say, not all that surprising.

1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) 47%

(Photo by Universal Pictures)

16,239 Want-to-See Votes
#1 pick by our Instagram fans, #2 pick by our Twitter fans, #3 pick by our Facebook fans
Opens Friday, June 22

2015’s Jurassic World benefited from over a decade and a half of fan anticipation, and it went on to become the fifth highest-grossing domestic release of all time. Accordingly, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was voted into the top 3 Most Anticipated movies on all of RT’s social platforms, and it currently has more than triple the number of Want-to-See votes of the next highest movie. J.A. Bayona is on board as director this time around, and all three of his previous films (The Orphanage, The Impossible, and A Monster Calls) have been Certified Fresh, which is a promising sign. Plus, the new entry not only includes returning stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, but fan favorite Jeff Goldblum is coming back to tell us all how life, uh, finds a way.

Watch Trailer

2. Incredibles 2 (2018) 93%

(Photo by Walt Disney Studios)

4,818 Want-to-See Votes
#1 pick by our Twitter and Facebook fans, #2 pick by our Instagram fans
Opens Friday, June 15

Speaking of long-awaited sequels, Pixar’s heroic Parr family anchored one of the studio’s most beloved films, 2004’s The Incredibles, which lovingly skewered the superhero genre while delivering a fun, spandex-centric story of its own. Almost 15 years later, we’re finally getting a follow-up, which continues right where the first movie left off and delves into Elastigirl’s (Holly Hunter) crimefighting career as Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) attempts to keep the family in order at home. Brad Bird is back to direct (and voice the anti-cape costume designer Edna Mode), while the supporting voice cast is rounded out by Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine Keener, and both Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks from Better Call Saul.

Watch Trailer

3. Hereditary (2018) 89%

(Photo by A24)

1,276 Want-to-See Votes
#2 pick by our Facebook fans, #4 pick by our Instagram fans
Opens Friday, June 8

If you’re looking for a good scare this month, your best bet is going to be this intense horror flick from A24. This debut feature from director Ari Aster centers on a woman (Toni Collette) and her family, who begin to experience disturbing phenomena after her mother — an odd, private, reclusive woman — passes away. It’s a master class in building tension, and it’s already registered a 98% on the Tomatometer based on rave reviews following its Sundance premiere. Collette in particular has been earning heaps of praise for her performance, so this one may even find itself vying for an award or two at the end of the year.

Watch Trailer

4. Ocean's 8 (2018) 69%

(Photo by Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros.)

1,218 Want-to-See Votes
#3 pick by our Twitter fans, #5 pick by our Instagram fans
Opens Friday, June 8

Of course, maybe you’re not particularly fond of scary movies, and you’d rather be swept up in a crime caper. Spinning off of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s franchise, writer-director Gary Ross assembles a team of women to pull off a similarly daring and quip-filled heist at the Met Gala. Ross (Pleasantville, The Hunger Games) has a pretty solid record as director, and his star-studded cast includes Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, and, as Danny Ocean’s sister Debbie, Sandra Bullock, so this should be fun chance to see a lot of talented actresses play off each other.

Watch Trailer

5. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) 62%

(Photo by Richard Foreman, Jr./Sony Pictures)

694 Want-to-See Votes
#3 pick by our Instagram fans, #4 pick by our Twitter and Facebook fans
Opens Friday, June 29

Admittedly, it’s going to be difficult to top 2015’s Sicario, a gritty thriller that benefited from the immense talents of star Emily Blunt and director Denis Villeneuve. That said, Sicario: Day of the Soldado brings back Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, and writer Taylor Sheridan to follow up with federal agent Matt Graver’s efforts to battle drug cartel activity along the US’s southern border. New director Stefano Sollima got his start as a war zone camera operator, and he’s helmed crime thrillers on film and TV, so he also seems well-suited for the job. But judging from the trailers, Soldado looks to be more focused on the action than the drama, so be prepared for some intense shootouts.

Watch Trailer

Honorable Mention

Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) 97%

(Photo by Jim Judkis/Focus Features)

389 Want-to-See Votes
#5 pick by our Facebook fans
Opens Friday, June 8 (Limited)

Eking its way into the fifth spot in our Facebook poll, this documentary about Fred Rogers, host of the influential children’s show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and famously super-nice guy, is certainly a nostalgia play to some extent. But even if it is, the fact that the trailer alone has reduced people to tears should be a testament to what the man meant to generations of kids, and its current 97% Tomatometer score indicates that it’s not a mere puff piece. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? is only opening in limited release, so it may be difficult to catch it in theaters, but if you grew up a fan, this is likely essential viewing.

Watch Trailer

Tag Cloud

Logo 2019 trailers razzies critics Amazon Prime Video golden globes batman comiccon Family spinoff discovery The Walking Dead dceu First Reviews PlayStation sports saw a nightmare on elm street Summer mission: impossible Marvel Television TNT The CW E! foreign Syfy Star Wars international SXSW archives jamie lee curtis unscripted romantic comedy sequels dramedy Dark Horse Comics technology Vudu Columbia Pictures quibi VH1 aapi Spring TV screen actors guild 45 classics Tomatazos Super Bowl book reboot Brie Larson finale streaming Countdown Toys cars cancelled canceled TV shows Film Festival Set visit TV Land hist Grammys hispanic heritage month Song of Ice and Fire PaleyFest The Arrangement Year in Review Superheroes Baby Yoda monster movies crime thriller Infographic thriller Lucasfilm El Rey TLC National Geographic 20th Century Fox Pride Month Fantasy cinemax SundanceTV robots Star Trek New York Comic Con black Musical Interview HBO Go First Look Sundance Now award winner CW Seed Binge Guide Showtime IFC Films HBO indiana jones slashers Discovery Channel Watching Series ratings 72 Emmy Awards Sci-Fi marvel cinematic universe james bond Adult Swim President superman 21st Century Fox japan Cosplay OWN Disney streaming service ID Christmas MSNBC Stephen King doctor who reviews kaiju casting Winners Emmy Nominations A24 Trophy Talk gangster war Opinion Disney Paramount Network streaming movies Pop TV new york The Witch Crunchyroll boxoffice Hallmark japanese police drama Schedule Nominations 2018 Trailer scary movies Black History Month posters blockbuster Warner Bros. TBS Britbox WGN stoner venice YouTube NYCC Photos dc cancelled TV shows Avengers 1990s CBS All Access target SDCC teaser Horror Cannes FOX king kong Netflix Christmas movies Shondaland Pet Sematary Television Critics Association what to watch ITV TV movies Comics on TV The Academy popular Bravo dexter Podcast harry potter mcc parents crossover Masterpiece women dragons Music television Apple Marvel Studios MCU comic ABC Signature Chernobyl BET Awards Universal DGA transformers dark concert movie politics Turner Character Guide WarnerMedia DC Comics Turner Classic Movies crime drama TCM italian Calendar DC Universe The Walt Disney Company Chilling Adventures of Sabrina DirecTV theme song renewed TV shows Best and Worst Rocketman prank slasher ViacomCBS Musicals cults YA all-time Broadway free movies USA Network anime mockumentary Paramount independent biopic Reality 71st Emmy Awards scene in color Pirates 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards DC streaming service Acorn TV OneApp nfl GoT Extras Tumblr X-Men Reality Competition breaking bad YouTube Red legend Hear Us Out spain diversity fresh spanish language Classic Film Peacock CNN franchise aliens medical drama Mary Poppins Returns travel American Society of Cinematographers kids Marathons Rock halloween golden globe awards Mudbound critic resources political drama composers VOD space zero dark thirty Travel Channel Arrowverse Emmys 90s Tarantino series joker based on movie hidden camera book adaptation RT21 PBS social media latino Holiday APB Cartoon Network ABC 73rd Emmy Awards CBS Endgame period drama festival CMT nbcuniversal Rom-Com spider-man Black Mirror 2020 Disney+ Disney Plus Wes Anderson royal family revenge Funimation video on demand Anna Paquin screenings king arthur 93rd Oscars lord of the rings 2021 Thanksgiving high school History mutant Comic-Con@Home 2021 adventure blaxploitation Hallmark Christmas movies Women's History Month Quiz Writers Guild of America boxing romance GIFs Heroines Food Network basketball Kids & Family psycho Paramount Plus rt labs critics edition dogs stop motion Creative Arts Emmys FXX rotten movies we love TV toronto festivals Animation olympics movies debate TCA 2017 cops AMC Mindy Kaling cancelled television science fiction superhero See It Skip It disaster Spike fast and furious zombie cats marvel comics Biopics supernatural HBO Max Legendary Mary poppins scorecard TruTV FX on Hulu Pop die hard 4/20 docudrama chucky FX BBC One rt archives Awards Red Carpet indie children's TV best USA ESPN TCA comics Action suspense documentaries Shudder Valentine's Day game show child's play live action biography true crime australia Amazon Prime BBC America justice league GLAAD Winter TV facebook spanish ABC Family NBC pirates of the caribbean MTV Film Mary Tyler Moore toy story 2016 sitcom rotten werewolf E3 witnail YouTube Premium Tokyo Olympics Superheroe historical drama Spectrum Originals Walt Disney Pictures obituary nature Exclusive Video BAFTA 99% Alien action-comedy worst LGBTQ Esquire NBA rom-coms emmy awards Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Polls and Games Box Office stand-up comedy natural history Teen 2015 crime Lifetime Country Oscars wonder woman Fall TV Ghostbusters RT History BET Martial Arts know your critic spy thriller directors Pacific Islander singing competition asian-american sag awards BBC TV renewals deadpool remakes new zealand heist movie LGBT Awards Tour Starz Fox News Disney Channel ghosts hollywood 2017 Amazon Studios versus Comedy Central richard e. Grant Epix criterion cartoon Comic Book Freeform football game of thrones halloween tv Captain marvel Pixar films Rocky Nickelodeon TCA Winter 2020 Marvel Holidays young adult Trivia Ellie Kemper name the review serial killer Mystery godzilla sequel San Diego Comic-Con TCA Awards Image Comics strong female leads IFC Lifetime Christmas movies Sony Pictures 24 frames hispanic Television Academy news Sundance Fox Searchlight universal monsters VICE 007 adenture Western Sneak Peek Video Games south america elevated horror documentary Netflix Hulu adaptation zombies Nat Geo Drama satire Premiere Dates animated comic book movies vampires psychological thriller Amazon Apple TV Plus kong Comedy comic books jurassic park Lionsgate christmas movies cancelled TV series Election binge comedies telelvision Disney Plus miniseries TV One Sundance TV blockbusters new star wars movies worst movies The Purge video laika tv talk french Elton John cooking canceled anthology Academy Awards twilight Certified Fresh Ovation comic book movie talk show Tubi Crackle feel good A&E TIFF green book Apple TV+ rt labs docuseries