Although summer is mostly having fun in the sun, summer is all about big blockbusters. And not the former, missed, video store. The biggest movies usually come out in the summer, usually over the span of four months – May, June, July, and August. Whether it’s on the big screen or the small screen, there’s a summer blockbuster for everyone. Ladies, this one is for you. Here are 15 of the most anticipated movies coming out summer 2019, though some are already out, that girls are waiting for.
15. Where’d You Go, Bernadette (August 16)
Per IMDb, “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.” Starring Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer, Laurence Fishburne, and Troian Bellisario, this dramedy based on the book of the same name is directed by Oscar-winner Richard Linklater.
14. The Farewell (July 12)
Per IMDb, “A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies.” Starring Crazy Rich Asians actor Awkwafina, this dramedy was a hit at Sundance and is already getting awards buzz.
13. Yesterday (June 28)
Per IMDb, “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.” Starring Himesh Patel and Lily James, with appearances from Ed Sheeran, James Corden, and Kate McKinnon, this musical comedy shows you what life would be like had one of the most influential music groups to exist had never existed.
12. Late Night (June 7)
Per IMDb, “A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.” Starring Emma Thompson as the talk show host and Mindy Kaling, who wrote the film, as an idealistic writer and the only female in the writer’s room, this comedy pairs the two to lift the show out of white-male mediocrity and prevent a looming cancellation, proving that females can do anything males can do, and better.
11. Dark Phoenix (June 7)
Per IMDb, “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.” Reviews have been mixed for the last installment of the X-Men franchise, but this action-adventure sees a female in a lead superhero/villain role which is a win for anyone.
10. Always Be My Maybe (May 31, Netflix)
Via Netflix, “Reunited after 15 years, famous chef Sasha and hometown musician Marcus feel the old sparks of attraction but struggle to adapt to each other’s worlds.” Starring Ali Wong and Randall Park, this rom-com will make you believe in love again.
9. Booksmart (May 24)
Per IMDb, “On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.” Directed by Olivia Wilde and featuring Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, and Billie Lourd, this comedy shows the trope of the Last Nigh School Party through female eyes.
8. Aladdin (May 24)
Per IMDb, “A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.” This live-action remake of the classic Disney animated movie stars Mena Massoud as Prince Ali, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Will Smith taking on the role of Robin Williams’ iconic Genie. It’s one of several live-action remakes that Disney has been releasing within the past few years.
7. The Sun Is Also A Star (May 17)
Per IMDb, “A hopeless romantic ambivalent about his future in medical school falls for a hard-luck young woman who doesn’t believe in love.” Based on the YA novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon, the drama stars Riverdale hunk Charles Melton and Grown-ish‘s Yara Shahidi.
6. Poms (May 10)
Per IMDb, “POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community, proving that you’re never too old to ‘bring it!'” Starring legendary actresses Diane Keaton, Pam Grier, Jacki Weaver, and Rhea Perlman as well as 13 Reasons Why star Alisha Boe, this comedy will want to make anyone get together with friends and form a cheerleading squad well into their older years.
5. The Hustle (May 10)
Per IMDb, “Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the men who have wronged them.” A remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, this comedic movie sees Hathaway with a British accent and a sillier side than what we’re used to.
4. Wine Country (May 10, Netflix)
Via Netflix, “When longtime friends meet up for a wine-soaked birthday getaway in Napa Valley, their perfectly planned weekend turns messier by the minute.” SNL stars – Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, and Emily Spivey – are real-life best friends and have been taking vacations together for years. That served as the inspiration for the comedy film, which is also Poehler’s directorial debut.
3. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (May 3, Netflix)
Via Netflix, “Single mother Liz falls for Ted Bundy and refuses to believe the truth about his crimes for years. A drama based on a true story.” Starring Zac Efron as the serial killer and Lily Collins as the ex-girlfriend, this movie based on Bundy had girls feeling sorry for the maniac and falling in love with him.
2. Knock Down the House (May 1, Netflix)
Via Netflix, “Go behind the scenes as four determined women – including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – challenge big-money politicians in the 2018 race for Congress.” It’s a documentary about female empowerment and doing what you want to do. It’s an inspiring story that will give any woman hope.
1. Avengers: Endgame (April 26, June 28)
Per IMDb, “After the devasting events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to reverse Thanos’ actions and restore balance to the universe.” With an already record-breaking run, a re-release was confirmed by Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige, which will come out June 28, days before the final movie in the Infinity Saga, Spider-Man: Far From Home, releases on July 2. Most of the action isn’t until the last act, but there’s enough comedy and feels for everyone.