Judging by what’s been released thus far in June and what is to come, summer 2015 is set to be a season of blockbusters with something for everyone.
From comedies to dramas, horror films to animated ones for adults and children alike, here’s a roundup of 20 movies being released in June, worthy of watching any day of the week.
R-rated action-comedy flick Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy, kicked butt at the box office last week, grossing $30 million in domestic sales. Bro flick Entourage (hitting the big screen after running 8 seasons on HBO) also opened last weekend, but made a disappointing $10.4 million.
A followup to fan favorite Jurassic Park (1993) and starring leading man and DILF Chris Pratt, Jurassic World is perhaps the most-anticipated movie of the summer overall. It opens this Friday, and is projected to earn more than $100 million.
Inside Out (released June 19) is sure to be a fantastical-comical adventure for all ages. Pixar and Walt Disney brought out all the stops for this ingenious 3-D flick, in which we see into the mind of a young girl where her five emotions—Joy, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Sadness–live and guide her through life.
Ted 2 (released June 26), meanwhile, brings back the beloved vulgar teddy bear in this R-rated comedy (written, directed and voiced once again by Seth MacFarlane).
Several documentaries are poised to be big hits this summer as well. The Wolfpack (June 12) won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and follows the story of six Peruvian brothers who spent their entire childhood indoors their Lower East Side apartment in Manhattan. Their father rarely permitted them to step outside, but they were allowed to watch films – and they watched thousands, inspiring them to reenact their favorites with handmade costumes, props and all.
Additionally, the documentary Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World chronicles the heartwarming tale about 5-year-old cancer patient Miles Scott and the Make-a-Wish foundation. San Francisco was transformed into Gotham City on November 15th, 2013 by thousands of volunteers so Scott could fulfill his dream of being a superhero for a day, touching billions worldwide. *cue heartwarming tears*
Music lovers, take note of Eden (June 19) and Love & Mercy (June 5). Eden follows 20 years of the EDM music scene through the eyes of a French DJ, while Love & Mercy is a biopic about the Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson, who wrote more than 15 Top 40 hit singles (including the 1966 “Pet Sounds” album) before suffering a nervous breakdown.
Check out the gallery above to see the 20 best summer 2015 movies to see in June, and look forward to next month when we discuss the best summer 2015 films of July!