IMDb's 2019 Summer Movie Guide

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1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

48 Metascore

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 69,392 | Gross: $110.44M

2. Rocketman (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

69 Metascore

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 54,980 | Gross: $96.12M

3. Ma (I) (2019)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

53 Metascore

A lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.

Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Octavia Spencer, Diana Silvers, Juliette Lewis, McKaley Miller

Votes: 12,252 | Gross: $45.37M

4. Dark Phoenix (2019)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

43 Metascore

Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all of humanity.

Director: Simon Kinberg | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 54,957 | Gross: $65.85M

5. The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

55 Metascore

Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Jonathan del Val | Stars: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford, Eric Stonestreet

Votes: 16,049 | Gross: $157.17M

6. Late Night (2019)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

71 Metascore

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.

Director: Nisha Ganatra | Stars: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, John Lithgow, Hugh Dancy

Votes: 4,438 | Gross: $15.48M

7. The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019)

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

A crime boss teams up with a cop to track down a serial killer.

Director: Won-Tae Lee | Stars: Dong-seok Ma, Sung-kyu Kim, Mu-Yeol Kim

Votes: 1,037 | Gross: $0.21M

8. The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

R | 121 min | Drama

84 Metascore

A young man searches for home in the changing city that seems to have left him behind.

Director: Joe Talbot | Stars: Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Danny Glover, Tichina Arnold

Votes: 2,611 | Gross: $4.50M

9. This One's for the Ladies (2018)

NC-17 | 82 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

This documentary explores the sexual and social identity of contemporary black America through intimate, eye opening and often hilarious accounts from women and men who find love and community in the underground world of exotic dancing.

Director: Gene Graham | Stars: Lakia Hunter, Michele Moore, Poundcake, Terrill Ross

Votes: 54 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Chasing the Dragon II: Wild Wild Bunch (2019)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Biography, Crime

Serial billionaire kidnapper Logan has been savaging Hong Kong. Now, his gang is aiming the dart beyond Hong Kong, at an affluent Macau regal.

Directors: Jason Kwan, Jing Wong | Stars: Jiang Du, Louis Koo, Ka Tung Lam, Tony Ka Fai Leung

Votes: 188 | Gross: $0.20M

11. Papi Chulo (2018)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

42 Metascore

A lonely TV weatherman strikes up an unusual friendship with a middle-aged Latino migrant worker.

Director: John Butler | Stars: Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño, Elena Campbell-Martinez, Wendi McLendon-Covey

Votes: 432 | Gross: $0.08M

12. Ghost Fleet (2018)

90 min | Documentary

Ghost Fleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world's insatiable ... See full summary »

Directors: Shannon Service, Jeffrey Waldron | Stars: Tun Lin, Patima Tungpuchayakul

Votes: 64 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Bharat (2019)

Not Rated | 167 min | Action, Drama

At the cusp of India's birth as an Independent nation, a family makes an arduous journey to freedom at a cost. A young boy Bharat, makes a promise to his Father that he will keep his family together no matter what.

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar | Stars: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover, Tabu

Votes: 16,260 | Gross: $2.97M

14. Men in Black: International (2019)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

38 Metascore

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

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson

Votes: 41,352 | Gross: $79.54M

15. Shaft (2019)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

40 Metascore

JJ Shaft, a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Richard Roundtree, Regina Hall

Votes: 25,264 | Gross: $21.36M

16. The Dead Don't Die (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

54 Metascore

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits, Chloë Sevigny

Votes: 10,786 | Gross: $6.56M

17. American Woman (2018)

R | 112 min | Drama

67 Metascore

A woman raises her young grandson after her daughter goes missing.

Director: Jake Scott | Stars: Christina Hendricks, Sienna Miller, Aaron Paul, Amy Madigan

Votes: 308 | Gross: $0.24M

18. Toy Story 4 (2019)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

84 Metascore

When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy.

Director: Josh Cooley | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale

Votes: 83,876 | Gross: $425.02M

19. Child's Play (2019)

R | 90 min | Horror

48 Metascore

A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature, he also kills people who disobeyed Andy.

Director: Lars Klevberg | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, Brian Tyree Henry, Tim Matheson

Votes: 12,726 | Gross: $29.21M

20. Anna (II) (2019)

R | 119 min | Action, Thriller

40 Metascore

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.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy

Votes: 7,951 | Gross: $7.74M

21. Wild Rose (2018)

R | 101 min | Drama, Music

80 Metascore

A troubled young Glaswegian woman dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello, Jane Patterson, Lesley Hart

Votes: 2,985 | Gross: $1.62M

22. Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am (2019)

PG-13 | 120 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Stars: Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, Oprah Winfrey, Russell Banks

Votes: 133 | Gross: $0.73M

23. Burn Your Maps (2016)

PG-13 | 102 min | Adventure

50 Metascore

A family in emotional turmoil is taken by surprise in this quirky adventure where an eccentric 8-year-old American boy, Wes, has an existential epiphany - He believes that he is in fact a ... See full summary »

Director: Jordan Roberts | Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Vera Farmiga, Virginia Madsen, Marton Csokas

Votes: 673

24. Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

53 Metascore

While babysitting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll.

Director: Gary Dauberman | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman

Votes: 23,667 | Gross: $72.59M

25. Yesterday (III) (2019)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

56 Metascore

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell

Votes: 28,241 | Gross: $71.84M

26. Maiden (2018)

PG | 97 min | Documentary, Sport

82 Metascore

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Frank Bough, John Chittenden, Bruno Du Bois, Pat Edwards

Votes: 395 | Gross: $2.25M

27. Three Peaks (2017)

94 min | Drama

57 Metascore

Aaron wants to become a family with his girlfriend and her 8-year-old son, but high up in the Italian Dolomites, his attempts to win the boy's acceptance turn into a dangerous power game.

Director: Jan Zabeil | Stars: Alexander Fehling, Bérénice Bejo, Arian Montgomery

Votes: 312 | Gross: $0.02M

28. The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith (2019)

PG-13 | 110 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Missionary John H. Groberg returns to Tonga in the 1960s with his wife and their five young daughters. When their sixth child is born with a serious illness, the Grobergs face their ... See full summary »

Director: Mitch Davis | Stars: Christopher Gorham, Natalie Medlock, Russell Dixon, Joe Folau

Votes: 147 | Gross: $1.66M

29. The Last Whistle (2019)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Sport

When the all-star player of the local high school football team collapses during practice, all eyes turn to the storied head coach. Instead of mollifying the situation, the coach tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Smat | Stars: Brad Leland, Jim O'Heir, Deanne Lauvin, Les Miles

Votes: 127

30. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 153,121 | Gross: $377.47M

31. Midsommar (I) (2019)

R | 147 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

73 Metascore

A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

Director: Ari Aster | Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, Vilhelm Blomgren, William Jackson Harper

Votes: 32,483 | Gross: $25.95M

32. Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love (2019)

R | 102 min | Documentary, Music

69 Metascore

An in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Ron Cornelius, Helle Goldman

Votes: 218 | Gross: $0.86M

33. Crawl (2019)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama, Horror

60 Metascore

A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, Morfydd Clark, Ross Anderson

Votes: 12,034 | Gross: $38.66M

34. Stuber (2019)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

42 Metascore

A detective recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Mira Sorvino, Natalie Morales

Votes: 8,762 | Gross: $22.30M

35. The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

65 Metascore

A man is attacked at random on the street. He enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself.

Director: Riley Stearns | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots, Steve Terada

Votes: 2,319 | Gross: $2.41M

36. The Farewell (I) (2019)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.

Director: Lulu Wang | Stars: Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Aoi Mizuhara

Votes: 4,783 | Gross: $13.20M

37. Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2018)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Sport

55 Metascore

After losing an arm to a shark attack at age 13, Bethany Hamilton refuses to give up her dreams of being a professional surfer.

Director: Aaron Lieber | Stars: Alana Blanchard, Adam Dirks, Tobias Dirks, Bethany Hamilton

Votes: 110 | Gross: $0.58M

38. Sword of Trust (2019)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia's inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she receives is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War.

Director: Lynn Shelton | Stars: Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins, Jillian Bell

Votes: 624 | Gross: $0.30M

39. Summer Night (2019)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

50 Metascore

A coming-of-age story about the complexities of young romantic relationships.

Director: Joseph Cross | Stars: Justin Chatwin, Analeigh Tipton, Lana Condor, Victoria Justice

Votes: 312

40. The Lion King (2019)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

55 Metascore

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Votes: 87,998 | Gross: $499.90M

41. David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Music

80 Metascore

Meet David Crosby in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind.

Director: A.J. Eaton | Stars: David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Jan Crosby, Cameron Crowe

Votes: 166 | Gross: $0.39M

42. Once Upon a Time in... Hollywood (2019)

R | 161 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch

Votes: 110,064 | Gross: $116.47M

43. Brahms: The Boy II (2019)

Horror, Mystery, Thriller | Post-production

After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a life-like doll called Brahms.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Katie Holmes, Ralph Ineson, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery

44. Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

73 Metascore

A look at the career of 60 Minutes (1968) newsman, Mike Wallace.

Director: Avi Belkin | Stars: Mike Wallace, Johnny Carson, Mickey Cohen, Salvador Dalí

Votes: 113 | Gross: $0.19M

45. Tel Aviv on Fire (2018)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the ... See full summary »

Director: Sameh Zoabi | Stars: Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton, Maisa Abd Elhadi

Votes: 726 | Gross: $0.24M

46. Jay Myself (2018)

79 min | Documentary, Biography

73 Metascore

Photographer Stephen Wilkes creates an intimate portrait of his mentor, Jay Maisel, as he leaves the 30,000 square foot building in the Bowery that he's inhabited and filled with his ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Wilkes | Star: Jay Maisel

Votes: 31 | Gross: $0.07M

47. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure

60 Metascore

Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby

Votes: 53,332 | Gross: $137.19M

48. Luce (2019)

R | 109 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.

Director: Julius Onah | Stars: Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Tim Roth, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Votes: 572 | Gross: $0.53M

49. Them That Follow (2019)

R | 98 min | Thriller

58 Metascore

Set deep in the wilds of Appalachia, where believers handle death-dealing snakes to prove themselves before God, Them That Follow tells the story of a pastor's daughter who holds a secret that threatens to tear her community apart.

Directors: Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage | Stars: Olivia Colman, Walton Goggins, Kaitlyn Dever, Jim Gaffigan

Votes: 456 | Gross: $0.17M

50. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5