34 Summer 2019 Movies That You Need To Know About, From A New ‘MIB’ To ‘Midsommar’

The summer of 2019 is just around the corner, which means it's time to start filling up your calendar. You may want to rethink any major plans to take a vacation to a secluded location, though, because you won't want to be far from a movie theater at any time. That's because these 34 summer 2019 movies are worth canceling plans to go see.

As usual, the docket of upcoming releases includes a lot of titles that might seem familiar, as many of them are reboots and sequels. Before you hem and haw over the lack of original ideas, though, you might want to take a look at what these reboots entail — a lot of them are probably much more exciting and fresher than you would expect, like with Men in Black: International, out June 14. In this reboot, you'll get to watch a new team of special agents, which includes Tessa Thompson as Agent M. It's about time that a woman join the elite team of suit-wearing alien-seekers, wouldn't you say?

And there's much more coming over the next three months too: mega monster movies, a chilling new Child's Play, a live-action take on an animated adventure series, and Awkwafina's dramatic debut, just to name a few.

1. 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' (May 31)

Millie Bobby Brown stars alongside Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins, and more, in this apocalyptic take of the classic tale of the giant monster Godzilla. In this sequel to 2014's Godzilla, the big guy takes on other legendary monsters Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah.

2. 'Ma' (May 31)

Octavia Spencer plays Sue Ann, a woman who starts acting like a friendly guardian to a group of local teenagers. Ma's friendship with the teens turns sour as she becomes increasingly manipulative in this summertime thriller.

3. 'Always Be My Maybe' (May 31)

Netflix's Always Be My Maybe stars Ali Wong and Randall Park as two old friends who reconnect later in life. While Park's character might have intentions to initiate a romance between them, Wong's Sasha has her own plans, which may include Keanu Reeves, who also stars in the rom-com.

4. 'Rocketman' (May 31)

Before Elton John was Elton John he was Reginald Kenneth Dwight, and this biopic starring Taron Egerton as the famed singer/songwriter will follow the sequence of events that led up to him becoming the legend he is now.

5. 'Dark Phoenix' (June 7)

Sophie Turner plays Jean Grey, who discovers her alter ego, Dark Phoenix in this summer superhero flick. James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, and Jessica Chastain also star in the new film that may just lead to an MCU tie-in.

6. 'Late Night' (June 7)

Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson together in a comedy about making late night TV more relatable for a diverse audience? Say no more.

7. 'The Secret Life Of Pets 2' (June 7)

It's always fun to imagine what your pets might be doing while you're not home, which is why we're getting another Secret Life of Pets movie.

8. 'I Am Mother' (June 7)

Netflix will release this sci-fi thriller starring Hilary Swank and Rose Byrne, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year. The movie takes place after humanity’s extinction in an underground bunker where a robot administers test tube fertilizations to repopulate the planet. Then, a surviving human (Swank) shows up and everything changes.

9. 'Men In Black: International' (June 14)

There's a new alien-corralling Men in Black team in town, this time led by MCU costars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth.

10. 'The Dead Don't Die' (June 14)

When the zombie apocalypse arrives, a group of sheriffs played by Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, and Bill Murray must thwart off mayhem. Nobody seems too scared in the trailer though, least of all Selena Gomez's character.

11. 'Shaft' (June 14)

The quintessential blaxploitation film from the 1970s receives an update in the summer of 2019, with Samuel L. Jackson playing John Shaft II. According to SlashFilm, Richard Roundtree will reprise his role as the original John Shaft, too.

12. 'American Woman' (June 14)

When a woman's daughter goes missing, she takes extreme measures to find her in this heartbreaking drama. Christina Hendricks, Sienna Miller, and Aaron Paul star in what could be the crime thriller of the summer.

13. 'Murder Mystery' (June 14)

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston play a couple on the brink of divorce, who get a vacation of a lifetime when they witness a Clue-style murder on a yacht. You'll be able to catch the crime comedy on Netflix.

14. 'Child's Play' (June 21)

You may have seen a Chuky movie in the past and sworn off dolls for the rest of your life, but the creepiest toy in horror is back and ready to haunt your dreams all over again.

15. 'Toy Story 4' (June 21)

Your summer nostalgia fest isn't complete without catching up with Woody and the gang in the fourth update to the anthropomorphic toy saga.

16. 'Yesterday' (June 28)

Can you imagine a world without the Beatles? Most people wouldn't want to, unless, perhaps, they could become a big star because of it. That's the premise of this fun summer comedy, starring Lily James and Himesh Patel.

17. 'Annabelle Comes Home' (June 28)

Okay, maybe Chucky doesn't wear the crown after all. Annabelle gives Chucky a run for his money in this sequel to 2014's Annabelle and 2017's Annabelle: Creation.

18. 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' (July 2)

This sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming will likely answer at least a few of the burning questions you probably have after Endgame.

19. 'Midsommar' (July 3)

Did you see Hereditary? If so, you can imagine the kind of twisted wickedness that might take place in writer/director Ari Aster's followup.

20. '21 Bridges' (July 12)

Chadwick Boseman plays a NYPD detective who leads a colossal takedown of a gang of cop-killers.

21. 'Stuber' (July 12)

When an unsuspecting Uber driver picks up a gruff detective and gets entangled in a dangerous mission to catch criminals, hilarity ensues. If you've ever jokingly told a rideshare driver to "follow that car," you'll likely appreciate this action-packed comedy.

22. 'The Farewell' (July 12)

This heartwarming tale of a family's extreme efforts to conceal a secret during a wedding was a huge hit at 2019's Sundance Film Festival. It will pull at your heartstrings and give you a look at Awkwafina's dramatic side.

23. 'The Lion King' (July 19)

This movie's release date has probably already been marked on your calendar for months. Even if you're just going for Beyoncé, the star-powered live-action remake will take you way back.

24. 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' (July 26)

Quentin Tarantino gives his take on 1969 Hollywood, which includes — but doesn't focus on — Charles Manson and the murder of Sharon Tate. For Tarantino fans, the ninth film of the acclaimed director's will likely be a highlight of the summer.

25. 'Brahms: The Boy II' (July 26)

Yep, another scary doll movie. The sequel to 2016's The Boy follows Katie Holmes and Ralph Ineson as a family who moves into a haunted mansion.

26. 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' (Aug. 2)

The highly-anticipated spinoff of the Fast and the Furious series will delight fans of the unlikely duo that teams up for Hobbs and Shaw. Idris Elba joins Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham in this action-packed film.

27. 'The Kitchen' (Aug. 9)

Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss play a group of Irish mobster wives who have to take things into their own hands after their husbands are arrested. Considering the cast, you can expect the period comedy to be wildly funny.

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28. 'Dora And The Lost City Of Gold' (Aug. 9)

This isn't the Dora the Explorer of your childhood. Sure, Dora and Boots go into the jungle, exploring and seeking treasure, but the live-action summer film seems much more intense than the cartoon version. Of course, it will probably be loads of fun to see your childhood favorite brought to life.

29. 'The Angry Birds Movie 2' (Aug. 9)

The iPhone game that took the world by storm is back onscreen in the sequel to 2016's original Angry Birds Movie.

30. 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark' (Aug. 9)

André Øvredal directs this Canadian-American film adaptation of Alvin Schwartz anthological book series. If you used to terrify yourself with those short stories, you'll need to check this one out.

31. 'Good Boys' (Aug. 16)

A group of rowdy sixth grade boys are anything but good in this Seth Rogen-produced comedy starring Room's Jacob Tremblay. It's like Superbad but with an even younger and possibly more mischievous group of friends.

32. 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' (Aug. 16)

Cate Blanchett stars as the titular character in the film adaptation of Maria Semple's 2012 novel. Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, and Megan Mullally also have roles in the comedic tale of one wife and mother's mysterious disappearance.

33. 'Angel Has Fallen' (Aug. 23)

A followup to 2013's Olympus Has Fallen and 2016's London Has Fallen, this new installment to the series also stars Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman.

34. 'Playmobil: The Movie' (Aug. 30)

Playmobil: The Movie will bring the German toys to animated life, with a voice cast that includes Daniel Radcliffe, Jim Gaffigan, Meghan Trainor, and Adam Lambert.

With so many exciting new movies coming out this season, you may find yourself spending most of it in a theater seat or on your couch.