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: 47,228 | Gross: $103.71M

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: 36,431 | Gross: $78.99M

3. Ma (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: 7,787 | Gross: $44.01M

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: 46,389 | Gross: $61.16M

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: 7,270 | Gross: $121.35M

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: 3,129 | Gross: $10.64M

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

Not Rated | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Remake of the South Korean film 'The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil' about a crime boss who 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: 186 | Gross: $0.20M

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: 797 | Gross: $1.46M

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: Imperial Blaze, Michele Moore, Poundcake, Terrill Ross

Votes: 51 | 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: 82 | Gross: $0.15M

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: 237 | Gross: $0.04M

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: 57 | 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: 14,294 | Gross: $2.68M

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: 20,058 | Gross: $56.03M

15. Shaft (2019)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

40 Metascore

John Shaft Jr., 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: 1,897 | Gross: $16.87M

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: 5,751 | Gross: $5.13M

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, Will Sasso

Votes: 246 | Gross: $0.20M

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: 30,103 | Gross: $155.63M

19. Child's Play (2019)

R | 90 min | Horror

47 Metascore

A mother gives her 13-year-old son a toy doll for his birthday, unaware of its more sinister nature.

Director: Lars Klevberg | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry

Votes: 5,818 | Gross: $17.34M

20. Anna (II) (2019)

R | 119 min | Action, Thriller

41 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: 2,056 | Gross: $4.61M

21. Wild Rose (2018)

R | 100 min | Drama, Music

78 Metascore

A musician from Glasgow dreams of becoming a Nashville star.

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

Votes: 1,827 | Gross: $0.05M

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

PG-13 | 119 min | Documentary

77 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: 50 | Gross: $0.05M

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: Vera Farmiga, Virginia Madsen, Jacob Tremblay, Marton Csokas

Votes: 436

24. Annabelle Comes Home (2019)

R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

52 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: 1,074

25. Yesterday (III) (2019)

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

53 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: 1,102

26. Maiden (2018)

PG | 97 min | Documentary

71 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 | Star: Tracy Edwards

Votes: 128

27. Three Peaks (2017)

94 min | Drama

68 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: 286

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

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama | Completed

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

29. The Last Whistle (2019)

PG | 87 min | Drama, Sport | Completed

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

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

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

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

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Zendaya, Angourie Rice, Tom Holland, Jon Favreau

31. Midsommar (I) (2019)

R | 140 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery | Completed

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, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren

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

R | 102 min | Documentary, Music

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, Helle Goldman, Marianne Ihlen

Votes: 26

33. Crawl (2019)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Horror | Completed

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, Ross Anderson, Anson Boon

34. Stuber (2019)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy

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

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Betty Gilpin, Kumail Nanjiani

Votes: 512

35. The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy

81 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: 220

36. The Farewell (I) (2019)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

87 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, Gil Perez-Abraham, Diana Lin

Votes: 270

37. Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2018)

PG | Documentary

Bethany Hamilton lost her arm to a tiger shark at age 13, but this didn't stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming a professional surfer. However, it wasn't only the competition that ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Lieber | Star: Bethany Hamilton

Votes: 26

38. Sword of Trust (2019)

R | 88 min | Drama

65 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: 52

39. Summer Night (2019)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

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

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

Votes: 55

40. The Lion King (2019)

PG | 118 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama | Completed

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: John Kani, Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, Keegan-Michael Key

41. David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary, Music

86 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, Cameron Crowe, Henry Diltz, Graham Nash

Votes: 35

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

159 min | Comedy, Drama

88 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, Sydney Sweeney

Votes: 6,431

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: Ralph Ineson, Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Anjali Jay

44. Mike Wallace Is Here (2019)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A look at the career of '60 Minutes' newsman, Mike Wallace.

Director: Avi Belkin | Star: Mike Wallace

Votes: 39

45. Tel Aviv on Fire (2018)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 455

46. Jay Myself (2018)

79 min | Documentary, Biography

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

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

Action, Adventure, Comedy | Completed

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, Vanessa Kirby, Eiza González, Jason Statham

48. Luce (2019)

109 min | Drama

81 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: 123

49. Them That Follow (2019)

R | 98 min | Thriller

53 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: Kaitlyn Dever, Walton Goggins, Olivia Colman, Lewis Pullman

Votes: 177

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

Horror | Post-production

A group of teens face their fears in order to save their lives.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Dean Norris

51. Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019)

PG | Adventure, Family | Completed

Dora, a teenage explorer, leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Director: James Bobin | Stars: Isabela Moner, Eva Longoria, Benicio Del Toro, Danny Trejo

52. The Kitchen (2019)

R | Action, Crime, Drama | Completed

The wives of New York gangsters in Hell's Kitchen in the 1970s continue to operate their husbands' rackets after they're locked up in prison.

Director: Andrea Berloff | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Jeremy Bobb, Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish

53. Brian Banks (2018)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

A football player's dreams to play in the NFL are halted when he is wrongly convicted and sent to prison. Years later, he fights to clear his name within an unjust system.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Aldis Hodge, Greg Kinnear, Sherri Shepherd, Tiffany Dupont

Votes: 45

54. The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019)

PG | Comedy, Drama | Completed

A dog named Enzo recalls the life lessons he has learned from his race car driving owner, Denny.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Kevin Costner, Amanda Seyfried, Milo Ventimiglia, Gary Cole

55. After the Wedding (2019)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama

59 Metascore

A manager of an orphanage in Kolkata travels to New York to meet a benefactor.

Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Will Chase

Votes: 89

56. Corporate Animals (2019)

R | 86 min | Comedy

34 Metascore

Lucy (Demi Moore) is the egotistical megalomaniac CEO of Incredible Edibles, America's premier provider of edible cutlery. In her infinite wisdom, Lucy leads her staff including her ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Brice | Stars: Demi Moore, Ed Helms, Jessica Williams, Karan Soni

Votes: 65

57. One Child Nation (2019)

R | 85 min | Documentary, History

92 Metascore

After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China's one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

Directors: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang

Votes: 117

58. The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019)

PG | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Completed

The flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their beef to the next level.

Director: Thurop Van Orman | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Tiffany Haddish, Awkwafina, Dove Cameron

59. Blinded by the Light (2019)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

72 Metascore

In 1987 during the austere days of Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Ganatra, Aaron Phagura

Votes: 199

60. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

Adventure, Drama, Horror | Post-production

Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they've entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: John Corbett, Nia Long, Sistine Rose Stallone, Brec Bassinger

61. Good Boys (II) (2019)

R | 89 min | Comedy

52 Metascore

Three sixth grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.

Director: Gene Stupnitsky | Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Molly Gordon, Will Forte, Retta

Votes: 282

62. The Informer (2019)

113 min | Crime, Drama | Post-production

An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison.

Director: Andrea Di Stefano | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Ana de Armas, Joel Kinnaman, Clive Owen

63. Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)

PG-13 | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | Completed

A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne

64. Aquarela (I) (2018)

PG | 89 min | Documentary