Summer is officially just around the corner and it feels as though life is finally getting back to normal. To that end, the June movie calendar sees some big tentpoles finally hitting theaters. This month has a little bit of everything to kick off summer: The next installment in the Fast & Furious franchise, the much-anticipated third movie in the main Conjuring franchise, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s next musical smash, a number of family-friendly films, and Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson once again slinging f-bombs at each other while they dodge bullets.
Here are all the movies coming to theaters in June 2021.
Spirit Untamed – Release Date: Friday, June 4
Cast: Isabela Merced, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marsai Martin, Mckenna Grace, Walton Goggins, Andre Braugher, Eiza González
Director: Elaine Bogan
The next film in the animated Spirit franchise, Spirit Untamed is a great family film to return to theaters. When young Lucky Prescott moves from her home in the big city to a small town on the American frontier, she befriends a wild mustang named Spirit. Both Lucky and Spirit are changed forever by their adventures and the bond they forge.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It – Release Date: Friday, June 4
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ruairi O’Connor, Sarah Catherine Hook, Julian Hilliard, John Noble, Eugenie Bondurant, Shannon Kook, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Keith Arthur Bolden
Director: Michael Chaves
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It continues the ongoing story of the Conjuring franchise, telling a terrifying story of an unknown evil that once shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. It’s based on one of the most horrifying cases of their career. What started out as the fight for the soul of a young boy ended in the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect claimed demonic possession as a defense.
In The Heights – Release Date: Friday, June 11
Cast: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Jimmy Smits, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, Leslie Grace, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dascha Polanco
Director: Jon M. Chu
In the Heights is the hugely anticipated musical from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. The big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical finally comes to life. When bodega owner Usnavi inherits his grandma’s fortune, he’s torn between moving back to the Dominican Republic or staying in the Washington Heights neighborhood he’s made his home.
The Misfits – Release Date: Friday, June 11
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Rami Jaber, Hermione Corfield, Jamie Chung, Mike Angelo, Tim Roth, Nick Cannon, Sam Kalidi
Director: Renny Harlin
Pierce Brosnan hits the big screen in The Misfits as infamous criminal Richard Pace. When Pace is recruited by a quirky group of thieves with an unconventional approach, he finds himself caught up in a complex heist scheme that will have far-reaching ramifications on his life and those around him.
Queen Bees – Release Date: Friday, June 11
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, James Caan, Ann-Margret, Jane Curtin, Loretta Devine, Christopher Lloyd, Elizabeth Mitchell, Matthew Barnes
Director: Michael Lembeck
A romantic dramedy with an all-star senior cast, Queen Bees stars Ellen Burstyn as Helen, a fiercely independent widower who is forced to move into a retirement home while her own house is undergoing renovation. What she originally insists is temporary turns into something that may be permanent as she encounters a clique of “mean girls” and randy widowers in pursuit of her.
The House Next Door: Meet The Blacks 2 – Release Date: June 11
Cast: Katt Williams, Michael Blackson, Danny Trejo, Mike Epps, Snoop Dogg, Lil Duval, King Bach, Rick Ross, Bresha Webb, Tony Todd
Director: Deon Taylor
After surviving the events of the first film, author Carl Black moves his family back home to Chicago and into his childhood home in The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2. Carl’s peaceful plans to work on his new book are upended, however, when he meets their new next-door neighbor – a pimp who may or may not be an actual vampire.
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard – Release Date: Wednesday, June 16
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo, Caroline Goodall, Rebecca Front, Gabriella Wright, Alice McMillan
Director: Patrick Hughes
Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are back as stressed-out bodyguard Michael Bryce and foul-mouthed hitman Darius Kincaid in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard. Four years after the events of the first movie, Michael is on a company-mandated sabbatical when the personal security game threatens his stability. He’s trying to find his inner peace, but is sucked back in – this time by Darius’s wife, Sonia (Salma Hayek), who recruits Michael to help her save her husband.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway – Release Date: Friday, June 18
Cast: James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Rose Byrne, David Oyelowo, Tara Morice, Aimee Horne, Ewen Leslie
Director: Will Gluck
In Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
F9: The Fast Saga – Release Date: Friday, June 25
Cast: Vin Diesel, John Cena, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Charlize Theron, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Helen Mirren
Director: Justin Lin
The long-awaited, long-delayed F9: The Fast Saga finally arrives in theaters. After the events of Fate of the Furious, Dominic Toretto and his close-knit team once again find themselves squaring off against the machinations of tech terrorist Cipher. This time, however, Cipher has teamed up with a new, formidable foe: Jakob Toretto, Dom’s estranged younger brother whose vendetta threatens to tear Dom and la familia apart.
The Evil Next Door – Release Date: Friday, June 25
Cast: Jakob Fahlstedt, Janna Granström, Eddie Eriksson Dominguez, Dilan Gwyn, Karin Holmberg
Director: Tord Danielsson, Oskar Mellender
This Swedish horror film has the chance to be a sleeper hit. The Evil Next Door follows the terrifying ordeal of one woman and her boyfriend’s son. When a man and his longtime girlfriend move into a new house with his son, all seems well at first. But when he goes out of town on a business trip, the son makes a new “friend” next door that is far more than they bargained for.
Zola – Release Date: Wednesday, June 30
Cast: Taylour Paige, Riley Keough, Nicholas Braun, Ari’el Stachel, Colman Domingo, Jason Mitchell, Ts Madison, Ben Bladon, Carl Collanus
Director: Janicza Bravo
Based on the infamous, 2015 epic tweet thread from a waitress named Zola recounting the wild tale of meeting sex worker Stefani at the restaurant where she worked and instantly bonding, Zola is the live-action adaptation of that crazy story. What started out as a road trip they planned to finance by dancing at various strip clubs throughout Florida turned into an odyssey across the state while trapped with Stefani, Stefani’s boyfriend Derrick, and her aggressive pimp, X. Buckle up.