The Hitlist: 10 Movies To Watch In June 2018

Pack your bags, movie lovers. There are so many great titles coming out this month that you should just consider moving into a cinema!

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1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (7 June)

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Justice Smith, BD Wong, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones

Directed by: J.A. Bayona

Synopsis: Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. They soon encounter terrifying new breeds of gigantic dinos while uncovering a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.

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2. Incredibles 2 (14 June)

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush, Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Jonathan Banks, Bob Odenkirk, 

Directed by: Brad Bird

Synopsis: The Parr family struggles to maintain normal lives while Helen (Elastigirl) continues to fight crime and campaign for the return of "supers"; while Bob (Mr. Incredible) stays at home caring for their children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack, discovering the baby's secret powers in the process. Also, the Parrs and their ally Frozone find they must battle a new villain, who goes by the name of Screenslaver.

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3. Ocean's 8 (14 June)

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Armitage, James Corden, Dakota Fanning

Directed by: Gary Ross

Synopsis: Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting - that's how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's going to take: a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita (Mindy Kaling), street con Constance (Awkwafina), suburban mom Tammy (Sarah Paulson), hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna), and fashion designer Rose (Helena Bonham Carter). Their target - a necklace that's worth more than $150 million.

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4. Tag (14 June)

Starring: Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Annabelle Wallis, Isla Fisher, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Rashida Jones

Directed by: Jeff Tomsic

Synopsis: Five highly competitive former classmates spend a month every year to play their annual game of tag. But this is no ordinary tag; it is a no-holds-barred game so elaborate it even requires some of them to travel all over the country. This year, the game coincides with the wedding of one of them, who happens to be the only undefeated player.

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5. Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (14 June)

Starring: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ian McShane, China Anne McClain

Directed by: Khurram H. Alavi, Ayman Jamal

Synopsis: Over a thousand years ago, an African boy with a dream of becoming a great warrior is abducted with his sister and taken to a far-away land to be enslaved. Thrown into a world where greed and injustice rule all, Bilal finds the courage to raise his voice, set himself free and make a positive change.

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6. Champion (14 June)

Starring: Ma Dong-seok, Kwon Yul, Ye-ri Han

Directed by: Yong-Wan Kim

Synopsis: In this rousing crowd-pleaser, a former arm-wrestling champion raised in the US returns to South Korea for a tournament that could return him to glory. As he trains for the most intense fight he's ever faced, he finds his life complicated by the appearance of the biological family he never knew.

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7. Hereditary (21 June)

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Starring: Toni Collette, Gabriel Bryne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro

Directed by: Ari Aster

Synopsis: When Ellen passes away, her daughter's family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited.

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8. Big Brother (28 June)

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Starring: Donnie Yen, Ray Lui, Joe Chen, Jess Liaudin

Directed by: Kam Ka-Wai

Synopsis: A high school teacher (Donnie Yen) is caught up by his dark past in the underworld and is forced to use his fighting skills to find and rescue one of his students who has been kidnapped.

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9. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (28 June)

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Starring: Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Donovan, Matthew Modine

Directed by: Stefano Sollima

Synopsis: The drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

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10. Brother of the Year (28 June)

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Starring: Sunny Suwanmethanont, Urassaya Sperbund, Nichkhun

Directed by: Witthaya Thongyooyong

Synopsis: Chut (bro) and Jane (sis) fought over everything. It’s all because Jane acts more like a mother than a sister and Chut likes to make himself a burden instead of being an older brother. The only time Chut will be a brother is when Jane has a boyfriend. Chut will bully Jane admirers into leaving her alone and considers this as pay back. And Jane tries hard to keep her relationship with Moji a secret from Chut to protect the love of her life. 

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This list is adapted from an article published on Popcorn.

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