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The Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2019 

Jason Bancroft
Updated November 5, 2019 2.4k votes 314 voters 4k views 33 items

List Rules Only 2019 movies released from June 1 to August 30.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

2019 movie releases are big during the summer months, kids are out of school, the sun is shining, and it's time to see some of the latest movies in theaters. A lot of the top movies every year are summer blockbusters. The summer is also the time when some of the most anticipated movies of 2019 are poised to hit the box office. Marvel movies are no stranger to the summer movie releases and justifiably expects major audiences to turn out for Spider-Man: Far From Home and The New Mutants.

There are movies from all genres coming out in the summer of 2019. Child's Play is bound to scare audiences' socks off and Stuber might have moviegoers rolling in the aisles with laughter. No matter what genre you like the best be sure to vote up the upcoming 2019 summer films you are looking forward to the most.

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voting closed at #1 The Lion King July 19

Actors: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, + more

Directed by: Jon Favreau

Rotten Tomatoes score: 53%, average score 6.05

The Lion King is a 2019 American live-action epic musical drama film directed by Jon Favreau, and a remake of the 1994 animated film. When tragedy strikes home, Simba (Donald Glover) must step ...more
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voting closed at #4 June 21

Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Patricia Arquette, Laurie Metcalf, + more

Directed by: Josh Cooley

Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%, average score 8.4

Toy Story 4 is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film directed by Josh Cooley. Woody (Tom Hanks) and the gang go on a search when Bo Peep (Annie Potts) goes missing.
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voting closed at #2 August 9

Actors: Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Austin Abrams, Gabriel Rush, Austin Zajur, + more

Directed by: André Øvredal

Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%, average score 6.58

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a 2019 American horror film directed by André Øvredal, based on the children's book series by Alvin Schwartz. A group of young teens attempt to ...more
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voting closed at #3 July 2

Actors: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, + more

Directed by: Jon Watts

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%, average score 7.44

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. While on a vacation trip to Europe with his friends, Peter Parker is ...more
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voting closed at #5 July 26

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, + more

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Rotten Tomatoes score: 85%, average score 7.78

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) embark on an odyssey to make a name for ...more
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voting closed at #6 June 26

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

Directed by: Gary Dauberman

Rotten Tomatoes score: 64%, average score 5.93

Annabelle Comes Home is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Gary Duaberman, based on the legend of the Annabelle doll and a sequel to Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation. ...more
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voting closed at #10 July 20

Actors: Jason O'Mara, Jennifer Morrison, Maury Sterling, Jerry O'Connell

Directed by: Justin Copeland

Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A

Batman: Hush is a 2019 animated superhero film directed by Justin Copeland, based on the comic book story arc of the same name. A mysterious criminal known as Hush (Maury Sterling) is determined ...more
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voting closed at #5 June 7

Actors: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, + more

Directed by: Simon Kinberg

Rotten Tomatoes score: 23%, average score 4.56

Dark Phoenix is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Simon Kinberg, based on the Marvel Comics characters. When a solar flare hits the X-Men during a rescue mission in space, Jean Grey ...more
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voting closed at #11 August 9

Actors: Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Common, Domhnall Gleeson, + more

Directed by: Andrea Berloff

Rotten Tomatoes score: 22%, average score 4.54

The Kitchen is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Andrea Berloff, based on the comic book miniseries by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. After the FBI arrests their Irish mobster ...more
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voting closed at #9 June 14

Actors: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, + more

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Rotten Tomatoes score: 54%, average score 5.74

The Dead Don't Die is a 2019 American zombie horror comedy film, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Three bespectacled police officers and a strange Scottish morgue expert must band together ...more
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voting closed at #7 June 21

Actors: Gabriel Bateman, Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry

Directed by: Lars Klevberg

Rotten Tomatoes score: 62%, average score 5.84

Child's Play is a 2019 American horror film directed by Lars Klevberg, and a reboot of the 1988 film. A mother (Aubrey Plaza) gives her son (Gabriel Bateman) a toy doll for his birthday, unaware ...more
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voting closed at #10 August 9

Actors: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper, + more

Directed by: Ari Aster

Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%, average score 7.47

Midsommar (Swedish for "Midsummer") is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Ari Aster. A couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown for its fabled ...more
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voting closed at #7 June 7

Actors: Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, + more

Directed by: Chris Renaud

Rotten Tomatoes score: 56%, average score 5.58

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is a 2019 American 3D computer animated comedy film directed by Chris Renaud. A sequel to the 2016 film.
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voting closed at #10 June 14

Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, + more

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Rotten Tomatoes score: 25%, average score 4.51

Men in Black International is a 2019 American science fiction action comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray, and a spin-off film in the Men in Black film series, based on the Malibu Marvel Comics ...more
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August 30

Actors: David Oyelowo, Storm Reid, Byron Mann, Mykelti Williamson

Directed by: Jacob Aaron Estes

Don’t Let Go is a 2019 American supernatural thriller film directed by Jacob Aaron Estes. After the demise of a man's (David Oyelowo) family, he receives a phone call from his deceased niece.
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voting closed at #15 August 16

Actors: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Will Forte, Molly Gordon, + more

Directed by: Gene Stupnitsky

Rotten Tomatoes score: 79%, average score 6.54

Good Boys is a 2019 American comedy film co-written and directed by Gene Stupnitsky. After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he does ...more
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August 23

Actors: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte, + more

Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh

Angel Has Fallen is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Ric Roman Waugh, it is the third installment in the Olympus Has Fallen film series. Secret Service agent Mike Banning is ...more
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voting closed at #14 June 7

Actors: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Hugh Dancy, Reid Scott, Denis O'Hare, + more

Directed by: Nisha Ganatra

Rotten Tomatoes score 78%, average score 6.79

Late Night is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Nisha Ganatra. A Late-night talk show host, Katerine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is about to lose her show but teams up with a new female ...more
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August 21

Actors: Paola Lara, Juan Ramón López, Hanssel Casillas

Directed by: Issa López

Tigers Are Not Afraid is a 2019 Mexican fantasy horror film directed by Issa López. Five children attempt to survive the violence of the cartels and the ghosts that are left in its wake.
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voting closed at #21 August 21

Actors: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell

Directed by: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett

Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%, average score 7.13

Ready or Not is a 2019 American thriller film, directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett. On the night of her wedding, a young bride (Samara Weaving) joins her new husband’s (Mark ...more
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voting closed at #20 August 16

Actors: Richard Steven Horvitz, Rosearik Rikki Simons, Andy Berman, Melissa Fahn, Rodger Bumpass, + more

Directed by: Jhonen Vasquez, Jake Wyatt

Rotten Tomatoes score: N/A

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus! is a 2019 American animated film directed by Jhonen Vasquez and Jake Wyatt, based on the animated television series Invader Zim. Zim (Richard Steven Horvitz) ...more
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voting closed at #22 August 9

Actors: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottasgen, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, + more

Directed by: Tyler Nilson, Mike Schwartz

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%, average score 7.69

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a 2019 American adventure film directed and written by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. A young boy with Down syndrome runs away from his care home to fulfill his ...more
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voting closed at #24 August 2

Actors: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tim Roth, Astro, + more

Directed by: Julius Onah

Rotten Tomatoes score: 93%, average score 8.01

Luce is a 2019 American drama film, directed by Julius Onah. A married couple (Naomi Watts and Tim Roth) is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), ...more
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voting closed at #21 July 12

Actors: Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie, Marcia Gay Harden, Teyonah Parris

Directed by: Joe Lynch

Rotten Tomatoes score: 46%, average score 5

Point Blank is a 2019 action thriller directed by Joe Lynch and a remake of the 2010 film of the same name.
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voting closed at #26 August 2

Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren

Directed by: David Leitch

Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%, average score 6.09

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is a 2019 action film directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan, and a spin-off from The Fast and the Furious series. Two years after the ...more