Virtually every movie coming out this summer


May 1

Knock Down the House

Political documentary featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, Paula Jean Swearengin. Written by Rachel Lears, Robin Blotnick. Directed by Rachel Lears. Netflix

May 3

Ask Dr. Ruth


Documentary profile of the holocaust survivor Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who became the most famous sex therapist in the U.S. Directed by Ryan White. Hulu

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At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal

Documentary. Directed by Erin Lee Carr. HBO Documentary Films

Bardo Blues

Mental illness drama set in Thailand. With Stephen McClintic, Marcia Kimpton, Brian Gross. Directed by Kimpton. Freestyle Digital Media



Gary Carr stars as jazz pioneer Buddy Bolden in this biographical drama featuring original music by Wynton Marsalis. With Erik LaRay Harvey, Yaya DaCosta, Reno Wilson, Karimah Westbrook, JoNell Kennedy, Robert Ri’chard, Serena Reeder, Michael Rooker, Ian McShane. Written by Dan Pritzker, David N. Rothschild. Directed by Pritzker. Abramorama


Science-based fiction with Patrick J. Adams and Troian Bellisario. Written and directed by Akash Sherman. Screen Media

The Convent

Early 17th century-set horror with Hannah Arterton, Clare Higgins, Rosie Day. Written by Paul Hyett, Conal Palmer, Gregory Blair. Directed by Hyett. Vertical Entertainment


Dead Trigger

Action horror sci-fi with Dolph Lundgren, Autumn Reeser, Romeo Miller, Isaiah Washington. Written by Heinz Treschnitzer. Directed by Mike Cuff, Scott Windhauser. Saban Films

The Dirty Kind

Political thriller with Duke Williams, John Mertens, Ed Glynn, Miranda Plant, Paul C. Kelly, Anthony Coppola, Victoria Wallace. Written and directed by Vilan Trub. Vitelloni Productions

El Chicano

An LAPD detective turns superhero to battle a cartel. With Raúl Castillo, Aimee Garcia, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Kate del Castillo, George Lopez. Written by Joe Carnahan, Ben Hernandez Bray. Directed by Bray. Briarcliff Entertainment


Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Serial killer Ted Bundy woos and deceives a single mom appearing to be the perfect boyfriend before being arrested and tried for murder. With Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Jeffrey Donovan, Angela Sarafyan, Dylan Baker, Brian Geraghty, Jim Parsons, John Malkovich. Written by Michael Werwie, based on the memoir by Elizabeth Kendall. Directed by Joe Berlinger. Netflix


Documentary explores the complexities of foster care via the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services. Written and directed by Mark Jonathan Harris. HBO Documentary Films



Documentary profile of Father Theodore Hesburgh, longtime president of the University of Notre Dame. Directed by Patrick Creadon. O’Malley/Creadon Productions / Cinetic Media

I’ll Take Your Dead

Psychological horror thriller with Aidan Devine, Ava Preston, Jess Salgueiro, Ari Millen. Directed by Chad Archibald. Shout! Studios

If the Dancer Dances

Documentary ventures inside a dance studio as Stephen Petronio preps his dancers for Merce Cunningham’s “RainForest.” Directed by Maia Wechsler. Monument Releasing

The Intruder


A young couple’s enjoyment of their new home is jeopardized by the ongoing involvement of the former owner in this thriller. With Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Joseph Sikora, Dennis Quaid. Written by David Loughery. Directed by Deon Taylor. Screen Gems

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Long Shot

Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron star as a journalist and a politician, respectively, who embark on an unconventional romance amid a presidential campaign. With O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, Alexander Skarsgård. Written by Dan Sterling, Liz Hannah. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Lionsgate

Meeting Gorbachev

Documentary on Mikhail Gorbachev, the former general secretary of the USSR. Directed by Werner Herzog, André Singer. 1091


The River and the Wall

Five friends follow the Rio Grande for better understanding of U.S.-Mexico dynamics in this documentary. Featuring Austin Alvarado, Ben Masters, Filipe DeAndrade, Heather Mackey, Jay Kleberg, Congressman Beto O’Rourke, Congressman Will Hurd. Directed by Ben Masters. Gravitas Ventures

Room for Rent

Thriller with Lin Shaye, Oliver Rayon, Valeska Miller, Ryan Ochoa, Linda Cushma, Casey Nicholas-Price. Written by Stuart Flack. Directed by Tommy Stovall. Uncork’d Entertainment

The Russian Five

Hockey documentary on the quintet of players who helped the Detroit Red Wings to successive Stanley Cups in the 1990s. Directed by Joshua Riehl. Gold Star Films



Wuxia action about a brash young king whose military commander poses an existential threat. With Deng Chao, Sun Li, Zheng Kai. Directed by Zhang Yimou. Well Go USA

Tell It to the Bees

In 1950s Britain, two women are drawn to each other in a way that shakes their small town. With Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger, Emun Elliott, Steven Robertson, Lauren Lyle, Gregor Selkirk, Kate Dickie. Written by Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth, based on the novel by Fiona Shaw. Directed by Annabel Jankel. Good Deed Entertainment



The plush toys break out in song in their own animated musical adventure. With voices of Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Wanda Sykes, Gabriel Iglesias, Bebe Rexha, Charli XCX, Lizzo, Wang Leehom, Emma Roberts, Pitbull. Written by Alison Peck; story by Robert Rodriguez. Directed by Kelly Asbury. STXfilms

May 8

Wine Country

Friends celebrating a 50th birthday in Napa find the real world intruding on their bliss. With Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Cherry Jones, and Maya Erskine, Jason Schwartzman, Tina Fey. Written by Emily Spivey, Liz Cackowski. Directed by Amy Poehler. Netflix

May 10

All Is True

Kenneth Branagh directed and plays William Shakespeare in this drama about one of the darkest periods of the Bard’s life. With Judi Dench, Ian McKellen. Written by Ben Elton. Sony Pictures Classics

The Biggest Little Farm


Documentary about an L.A. couple that leave the big city to create a sustainable farm. Directed by John Chester. Neon / LD Entertainment

Carmine Street Guitars

Documentary on the venerable Greenwich Village music shop. Featuring Jim Jarmusch, Eszter Balint, Christine Bougie, Nels Cline, Kirk Douglas, Elenor Friedberger, Bill Frisell, Dallas Good, Travis Good, Dave Hill, Jamie Hince, Stewart Hurwood, Lenny Kaye, Marc Ribot, Charlie Sexton. Directed by Ron Mann. Abramorama

Charlie Says

A grad student attempts to deprogram three women — Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel and Susan Atkins — who committed murder for Charles Manson. With Matt Smith, Hannah Murray, Marianne Rendón, Sosie Bacon, Merritt Wever, Suki Waterhouse, Chace Crawford, Annabeth Gish. Written by Guinevere Turner. Directed by Mary Harron. IFC Films

General Magic


Tech documentary featuring Tony Fadell, Marc Porat, Megan Smith, Andy Hertzfeld, Joanna Hoffman, Steve Jobs, John Sculley, Kevin Lynch, Amy Lindeburg, Tom Hershenson. Written by Sarah Kerruish, Matt Maude, Jonathan Key. Directed by Maude, Kerruish. Gravitas Ventures

The Hustle

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson play scam artists who join forces for revenge. With Alex Sharp. Written by Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning, Dale Launer, Jac Schaeffer. Directed by Chris Addison. MGM

Just Say Goodbye

Mental health drama with Katerina Eichenberger, Max MacKenzie, William Galatis, Jesse Walters, Pamela Jayne Morgan, Charlotte Cusmano Zanolli. Written by Layla O’Shea. Directed by Matt Walting. Leomark Studios



Documentary on indigenous filmmaker and activist Merata Mita of New Zealand. Featuring Awatea Mita, Eruera “Bob” Mita, Hepi Mita, Rafer Rautjoki, Rhys Rautjoki, Taika Waititi. Directed by Heperi “Hepi” Mita. Array

My Son

A divorced father will stop at nothing to find his 7-year-old who disappeared while at camp. With Guillaume Canet, Mélanie Laurent, Olivier de Benoist. Written by Christian Carion, Laure Irrmann. Directed by Carion. Cohen Media Group


A controversial author uses his real-life affairs in a novel testing the boundaries of life and literature. With Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Nora Hamzawi. Written and directed by Olivier Assayas. Sundance Selects

Origin Story


Writer-director Kulap Vilaysack’s personal documentary on identity. Featuring Scott Aukerman, Sarah Silverman, Casey Wilson, June Diane Raphael. Indie Rights

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

The son of a missing detective teams with the titular sleuth to find his father in garish Ryme City. With Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Suki Waterhouse, Omar Chaparro, Chris Geere, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy. Written by Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly; story by Hernandez, Samit, Nicole Perlman, based on the video game developed by Creatures Inc. Directed by Rob Letterman. PG. Warner Bros.


Diane Keaton stars as a woman who starts a cheer squad at a retirement home. With Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Weston, Rhea Perlman. Written by Shane Atkinson; story by Zara Hayes and Atkinson. Directed by Zara Hayes. STXfilms



Two Kenyan girls who fall in love are tested by their country’s ban on homosexuality. With Samantha Mugatsia, Sheila Munyiva, Patricia Amira, Dennis Musyoka. Written by Wanuri Kahiu, Jenna Cato Bass. Directed by Kahiu. Film Movement

The Serengeti Rules

Ecology documentary on five scientists who traveled the globe and discovered principles that govern all life. Written and directed by Nicolas Brown. Abramorama



Friendship, love and World War I inspire the young writer J.R.R. Tolkien, years before he would write the Middle-earth novels. With Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney, Craig Roberts, Laura Donnelly, Genevieve O’Reilly, Pam Feris, Derek Jacobi. Written by David Gleeson, Stephen Beresford. Directed by Dome Karukoski. Fox Searchlight

XY Chelsea

Documentary on Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. Army soldier and intelligence analyst convicted of violating the Espionage Act in 2013. Directed by Tim Travers Hawkins. Abramorama

May 17

All Creatures Here Below

Drama with Karen Gillan, David Dastmalchian, Jennifer Morrison, David Koechner. Written by David Dastmalchian. Directed by Collin Schiffli. Samuel Goldwyn Films



Thriller with Richard Flood, Simon Cotton, Jasmine Hyde. Written and directed by Gary Sinyor. Subliminal Films


Sci-fi with Emelie Jonsson, Arvin Kananian, Bianca Cruzeiro, Anneli Martini. Directed by Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja. Magnet Releasing

Ask for Jane

Abortion drama with Cody Horn, Alison Wright, Chloe Levine, Sarah Steele. Written and directed by Rachel Carey. levelFILM



Extreme sports action thriller with Lorenzo Richelmy. Directed by Jacopo Ronidinelli. Gravitas Ventures

Chasing Portraits

Documentary, filmmaker Elizabeth Rynecki searches for lost paintings by her great-gandfather, Warsaw artist Moshe Rynecki, who was killed at Majdanek concentration camp during World War II. First Run Features

A Dog’s Journey

The pooch with a purpose forms a new human attachment and vows to watch over her. With Marg Helgenberger, Betty Gilpin, Henry Lau, Kathryn Prescott, Dennis Quaid and the voice of Josh Gad. Written by W. Bruce Cameron, Cathryn Michon, Maya Forbes, Wally Wolodarsky; based on the novel by Cameron. Directed by Gail Mancuso. Universal

Extracurricular Activities


Comedic mystery thriller with Ellie Bamber, Colin Ford, Angela Kinsey, Bobby Lee. Written by Bob Sáenz. Directed by Jay Lowi. 1091 Media

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

The super-assassin played by Keanu Reeves is back pursued by other higher killers looking to collect a $14-million bounty. With Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Saïd Taghmaoui, Jerome Flynn, Jason Mantzoukas, Tobias Segal, Boban Marjanovic, Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane. Written by Derek Kolstad. Directed by Chad Stahelski. Lionsgate

Loving Vincent: The Impossible Dream

Documentary about the making of the Oscar-nominated 2017 animated film on painter Vincent van Gogh. Directed by Miki Wecel. Good Deed Entertainment



To appease his grandmother’s desire that he pursue marriage, a street photographer in Mumbai sends her the photo of a young woman he barely knows. With Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Raaz. Written and directed by Ritesh Batra. Amazon Studios

The Professor

Dark comedy with Johnny Depp, Zoey Deutch, Rosemarie DeWitt, Danny Huston, Ron Livingston. Written and directed by Wayne Roberts. Saban Films / DirecTV

Slaughterhouse Rulez

Dark comedy with Asa Butterfield, Finn Cole, Hermione Corfield, Michael Sheen, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost. Directed by Crispian Mills. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


The Souvenir

A tempestuous relationship threatens a film’s students ambitions. With Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, Tilda Swinton. Written and directed by Joanna Hogg. A24

The Sun Is Also a Star

Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton star in “The Sun Is Also A Star.”

Love blooms for two young people over the course of one life-changing New York City day. With Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, John Leguizamo. Written by Tracy Oliver, based on the novel by Nicola Yoon. Directed by Ry Russo-Young. PG-13. Warner Bros. / MGM

Trial by Fire


A Houston mother of two fights for justice in the case of a death row inmate. With Jack O’Connell, Laura Dern, Emily Meade. Written by Geoffrey Fletcher; based on an article by David Grann and the letters of Cameron Todd Willingham. Directed by Edward Zwick. Roadside Attractions

A Violent Separation

Crime thriller with Brenton Thwaites, Ben Robson, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Claire Holt, Francesca Eastwood, Ted Levine, Gerald McRaney, Peter Michael Goetz. Directed by Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz. Screen Media

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Dramatic thriller with Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Sebastian Stan, and Crispin Glover. Screenplay by Mark Kruger, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. Directed by Stacie Passon. Brainstorm Media

Zilla and Zoe


Horror comedy with Greg James, Aida Valentine, Sam Kamerman. Directed by Jessica Scalise. Indican Pictures

May 22

The Tomorrow Man

John Lithgow and Blythe Danner star in a drama about a small-town man preparing for some future disaster who finds love with a woman who can’t stop shopping. With Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton, Eve Harlow. Written and directed by Noble Jones. Bleecker Street Films

May 24


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Live-action adaptation of the 1992 animated film stars Mena Massoud as the charming thief, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Will Smith as the blue Genie. With Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen. Written by John August and Guy Ritchie. Directed by Ritchie. Walt Disney Pictures


Sci-fi Horror with Katherine McNamara, Cam Gigandet, Joel Courtney, Andi Matichak. Directed by John Murlowski. Gravitas Ventures


Action thriller with Scott Adkins, Craig Fairbrass, Nick Moran, Thomas Turgoose, Kierston Wareing, Louis Mandylor. Written by Jesse V. Johnson, Stu Small. Directed by Johnson. Samuel Goldwyn Films



“Booksmart,” directed by Olivia Wilde, is about two high school seniors, Molly and Amy, who realize they’ve been so diligent in their studies that they missed out on a social life.

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Coming-of-age comedy with Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis. Written by Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, Katie Silberman. Directed by Olivia Wilde. Annapurna Pictures


A child from another planet comes to Earth, but rather than being a savior, he unleashes superhero horror. With Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, Meredith Hagner. Written by Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn. Directed by David Yarovesky. Screen Gems


Echo in the Canyon

Documentary on the Laurel Canyon music scene in the 1960s. Featuring Jakob Dylan, with Tom Petty, Stephen Stills, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn, Lou Adler, John Sebastian, Jackson Browne, Fiona Apple, Beck, Regina Spektor, Graham Nash, Cat Power, Michelle Phillips, Norah Jones, Jade Castrinos. Written by Andrew Slater, Eric Barrett. Directed by Slater. Greenwich Entertainment

Funny Story

Dramatic comedy with Emily Bett Rickards, Matthew Glave, Jana Winternitz. Written by Michael Gallagher, Steve Greene. Directed by Gallagher. Blue Fox Entertainment


Horror with Adam Brody, Amanda Crew, Zoe Belkin, Sheila McCarthy. Written by Donald Martin. Directed by Rob Heydon. Vertical Entertainment


The Lumber Baron

Period drama with Joseph Bezenek, Christina Baldwin, Anna Stranz, Scout Taylor-Compton. Directed by Barry Andersson. Indican Pictures


Dystopian sci-fi thriller with Garrett Wareing, Courtney Eaton, Tao Okamoto, Maurice Compte and Abbie Cornish. Written by Ted Kupper. Directed by Eddie Alcazar. Brainfeeder Films

The Poison Rose

Thriller with John Travolta, Morgan Freeman, Famke Janssen, Brendan Fraser, Peter Stormare, Kat Graham, Robert Patrick. Lionsgate


Q Ball

Documentary on San Quentin prison basketball team. Featuring Kevin Durant and members of the Golden State Warriors. Directed by Michael Tolajian. Fox Sports Films

Running With Beto

Political documentary featuring Beto O’Rourke, Amy O’Rourke, Cynthia Cano, Jody Casey, Chris Evans, David Wysong, Shannon Gay, Marcel McClinton, Amanda Salas. Directed by David Modigliani. HBO Documentary Films

Shed of the Dead

Horror comedy with Brian Blessed, Michael Berryman, Kane Hodder. Directed by Drew Cullingham. Indican Pictures


That Pärt Feeling: The Universe of Arvo Pärt

Documentary on the classical music composer. Directed by Paul Hageman. Film Movement

The Third Wife

Drama set in 19th century Vietnam with Nguyen Phuong Tra My, Nu Yên-Khê Tran, Long Le Vu, Lam Thanh My. Written and directed by Ash Mayfair. Film Movement

Walking on Water

Documentary on the installation artist Christo. Directed by Andrey Paounov. Kino Lorber


May 29

Always Be My Maybe

A celebrity chef cautiously reconnects with an old musician friend 15 years after a falling-out. With Ali Wong, Randall Park, Emerson Min. Written by Wong, Michael Golamco. Directed by Nahnatchka Khan. Netflix

May 31


A Danish policeman seeks revenge for his partner’s murder by a member of ISIS. With Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Carice van Houten, Guy Pearce. Written by Petter Skavlan. Directed by Brian De Palma. Saban Films

The Fall of the American Empire

A deliveryman with a PhD in philosophy finds two large bags of cash at a crime scene. With Maxim Roy, Éric Bruneau, Maripier Morin. Written and directed by Denys Arcand. Sony Pictures Classics


Find Me

Drama with Sara Amini, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Krizia Bajos, Tom Huang. Written and directed by Huang. Indie Rights

Free Trip to Egypt

In this documentary, a Muslim entrepreneur reaches out to Americans concerned by an Islamic threat. Written by Tarek Mounib. Directed by Ingrid Serban. Kindness Films

Godzilla: King of the Monsters


The prehistoric beast vies with Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed King Ghidorah for world domination. With Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Ziyi Zhang. Written by Michael Dougherty & Zach Shields; story by Max Borenstein, Dougherty, Shields. Directed by Dougherty. Warner Bros.


Documentary on the groundbreaking fashion designer Roy Halston Frowick. Featuring Liza Minnelli, Andy Warhol, Iman, Leslie Frowick, Joel Schumacher. Written and directed by Frédéric Tcheng. 1091 / CNN Films


Rock music romance with Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk. Written by Mikhail Idov, Lili Idova, Ivan Kapitonov, Kirill Serebrennikov, Natlya Naumenko. DIrected by Serebrennikov. Gunpowder & Sky



Comedy with David Christian Welborn, Tyson Turrou, Brian Letscher, Brenda Davidson, Keith Stevenson. Written by Neil Mcgowan.Directed by Eryc Tramonn. Indie Rights


Octavia Spencer stars as a lonely woman who turns the tables on a group of teens looking to party. With Juliette Lewis, Diana Silvers, Luke Evans, McKaley Miller, Missi Pyle, Corey Fogelmanis, Gianni Paolo, Dante Brown. Written by Scotty Lande. Directed by Tate Taylor. Universal


The death of her mother throws a young woman into crisis. With Amy Nostbakken, Norah Sadava, Maev Beaty. Written by Patricia Rozema, Nostbakken, Sadava; based on the play by Nostbakken. Directed by Rozema. Dada Films

The Proposal


Director and conceptual artist Jill Magid explores artistic legacy through the work of the Pritzker Prize-winning Mexican architect Luis Barragán. Oscilloscope Laboratories


Mild-mannered English piano player Reginald Dwight transforms into rock superstar Elton John in this musical fantasy biopic starring Taron Egerton

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Mild-mannered English piano player Reginald Dwight transforms into rock superstar Elton John in this musical fantasy biopic starring Taron Egerton. With Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard. Written by Lee Hall. Directed by Dexter Fletcher. Paramount Pictures

June 7



Action sci-fi with Scott Adkins, Andy On. Directed by Ernie Barbarash. Shout! Studios

The Black Godfather

Documentary on influential music executive Clarence Avant, who counseled Bill Withers, Quincy Jones, Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, among others. Directed by Reginald Hudlin. Netflix

Burn Your Maps

Drama-comedy with Vera Farmiga, Jacob Tremblay, Suraj Sharma. Written and directed by Jordan Roberts; based on the short story by Robyn Joy Leff. Vertical Entertainment



Comedy with Seth Green, Macaulay Culkin, Breckin Meyer, Brenda Song. Written and directed by Green. Gravitas Ventures

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Dark Phoenix

The X-Men face off against their own Jean Grey after she returns following a near-fatal encounter in space with a mysterious cosmic force. With James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Jessica Chastain. Written and directed by Simon Kinberg. 20th Century Fox / Marvel

Ghost Fleet

Documentary on activists freeing enslaved fisherman in Indonesia. Featuring Patima Tungpuchayakul. Directed by Shannon Service, Jeffrey Waldron. Vulcan Productions


Itsy Bitsy

Horror thriller with Elizabeth Roberts, Bruce Davison, Denise Crosby, Arman Darbo, Chloe Perrin. Directed by Micah Gallo. Shout! Studios

Katie Says Goodbye

Drama with Olivia Cooke, Christopher Abbott, Mary Steenburgen, Jim Belushi, Mireille Enos. Written and directed by Wayne Roberts. Vertical Entertainment

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

A young man hopes to regain the Victorian house his grandfather built. With Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors, Rob Morgan, Tichina Arnold, Danny Glover. Written by Joe Talbot and Rob Richert; story by Jimmie Fails and Talbot. Directed by Talbot. A24


Late Night

Mindy Kaling wrote and stars as a the lone woman on the writing staff of Emma Thompson’s imposing talk show host. With Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling, Max Casella, Hugh Dancy, John Lithgow, Denis O’Hare, Reid Scott, Amy Ryan. Written by Kaling. Directed by Nisha Ganatra. Amazon Studios

The Lavender Scare

Documentary on the U.S. government’s decades-long purge of gay and lesbian federal employees. Narrated by Glenn Close. Featuring the voices of Cynthia Nixon, Zachary Quinto, T.R. Knight, and David Hyde Pierce Directed by Josh Howard, based on the book by David K. Johnson. Full Exposure Films

Loopers: The Caddie’s Long Walk

Golf documentary narrated by Bill Murray. Directed by Jason Baffa. Gravitas Ventures


Papi Chulo

Los Angeles-set drama-comedy on class, ethnicity and loneliness with Matt Bomer, Alejandro Patiño, Elena Campbell-Martinez, Wendi McLendon-Covey. Written and directed by John Butler. Blue Fox Entertainment


Documentary on opera great Luciano Pavarotti. Written by Mark Monroe. Directed by Ron Howard. CBS Films

Project Ithaca

Sci-fi thriller with James Gallanders, Deragh Campbell, Daniel Fathers. Written by Anthony Artibello, Kevin C. Bjerkness. Directed by Nicholas Humphries. Saban Films


The Secret Life of Pets 2

A sequel to the animated comedy reveals more of the clandestine antics our animal companions engage in when we’re not around. With the voices of Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Dana Carvey, Harrison Ford, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Pete Holmes, Garth Jennings, Ellie Kemper, Nick Kroll, Bobby Moynihan, Patton Oswalt, Jenny Slate, Eric Stonestreet. Written by Brian Lynch. Directed by Chris Renaud. Co-directed by Jonathan Del Val. Universal

The Spy Behind Home Plate

Documentary on Jewish Major Leaguer Moe Berg, who made key contributions to the OSS during World War II. Directed by Aviva Kempner. The Ciesla Foundation

This One’s for the Ladies


Documentary on a male strip club in New Jersey. Featuring C-Pudding, Poundcake, Michele, Double Trouble, Sweet Tee, Momma Joe, Pretty Hair, Raw Dawg, Tyga, Blaze, Mr. Capable, Fever, Young Rider, Satan, Poppa Joe, Tarayyah, and Big Daddy. Directed by Gene Graham. Super LTD


Documentary on the culture-changing 1969 music festival. Written by Barak Goodman, Don Kleszy. Directed by Goodman. PBS Films

June 12

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

The filmmaker examines America in 1975 through the musician’s music and tour in the fall of that year. Netflix

June 14

American Woman


The disappearance of her teenage daughter leaves a Pennsylvania mother to raise her grandson. With Sienna Miller, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Paul, Amy Madigan. Written by Brad Ingelsby. Directed by Jake Scott. Roadside Attractions

Barbara Rubin & the Exploding New York Underground

Documentary on the experimental filmmaker featuring Jonas Mekas, Amy Taubin, Richard Foreman, J. Hoberman. Directed by Chuck Smith. Juno Films

Being Frank

Comedy with Jim Gaffigan, Logan Miller, Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis, Alex Karpovsky, Danielle Campbell. Written by Glen Lakin. Directed by Miranda Bailey. Film Arcade



Martial arts drama with Scott Pryor, Darrin Henson, Eric Roberts, Lorynn York. Written by Pryor. Directed by J.M. Berrios. Gravitas Ventures

Daughter of the Wolf

Action thriller with Gina Carano, Richard Dreyfuss, Brendan Fehr. Written by Nika Agiashvlli. Directed by David Hackl. Vertical Entertainment

The Dead Don’t Die

Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Caleb Landry Jones, Rosie Perez, Iggy Pop, Sara Driver, RZA, Selena Gomez, Carol Kane and Tom Waits star in writer-director Jim Jarmusch’s epic zombie comedy. Focus Features

Deep Murder


Horror comedy with Jerry O’Connell, Katie Aselton, Stephanie Drake, Chris Redd, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Quinn Beswick. Written by Quinn Beswick, Josh Margolin, Benjamin Smolen, Nikolai von Keller. Directed by Nick Corirossi. Screen Media

For the Birds

Documentary featuring Kathy Murphy. Directed by Richard Miron. Lunamax Films

Framing John DeLorean

Alec Baldwin stars as automaker John DeLorean, who became a symbol of 1980s American excess. With Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles. Written by Dan Greeney, Alexandra Orton. Directed by Don Argott, Sheena M. Joyce. Sundance Selects



An unexpected romance blooms in the upscale London village between an American widow and a solitary Irishman. With Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville. Written by Robert Festinger. Directed by Joel Hopkins. IFC Films

Head Count

Horror thriller with Ashleigh Morghan, Isaac Jay, Sam Marra. Written by Elle Callahan, Michael Nader. Directed by Elle Callahan. Samuel Goldwyn Films

Men in Black: International

A new generation of alien-busting agents discovers a mole in their midst. With Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois, Larry Bourgeois, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson. Written by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway; based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham. Directed by F. Gary Gray. Columbia Pictures


Plus One

Romantic comedy with Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Beck Bennett, Rosalind Chao, Perrey Reeves, Finn Wittrock. Written and directed by Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer. RLJE Films

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

In Jerusalem, an Israeli cafe owner and a Palestinian deliveryman embark on a dangerous affair. With Adeeb Safadi, Sivane Kretchner, Ishai Golan, Maisa Abd Elhadi. Written by Rami Musa Alayan. Directed by Muayad Alayan. Dada Films

Say My Name

British romantic comedy with Lisa Brenner, Nick Blood, Celyn Jones, Mark Bonnar. Written by Deborah Frances-White. Directed by Jay Stern. Electric Entertainment



Samuel L. Jackson’s supercool New York City private eye must help his FBI analyst son solve a murder. With Jessie T. Usher, Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp, Matt Lauria, Titus Welliver, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Richard Roundtree. Written by Kenya Barris, Alex Barnow. Directed by Tim Story. Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema

Surprise Me!

Romantic comedy with Fiona Gubelmann, Sean Faris, Jonathan Bennett, LaShawn Banks, Heidi Johanningmeir, Robyn Coffin. Written and directed by Nancy Goodman. Indie Rights


Thriller with Theo Rossi, Clive Standen, Samira Wiley, Chazz Palminteri, Don Johnson. Lionsgate


Wild Rose

A Glasgow woman, newly released from prison, dreams of becoming a country music superstar. With Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo. Written by Nicole Taylor. Directed by Tom Harper. Neon

June 19

The Edge of Democracy

Documentary on the recent years of political turmoil in Brazil. Directed by Petra Costa. Netflix

June 21

Better Than Love

Drama with Andrew Lawrence, Matthew Lawrence, Alexandra Rodriguez. Written by Tim Schaaf, Tim Carney. Directed by Ted Carney. Indie Rights


Child’s Play

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The murderous doll Chucky is back in this revival of the 1988 horror classic. With Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry and Mark Hamill as the voice of Chucky. Written by Tyler Burton Smith. Directed by Lars Klevberg. Orion Pictures

Nightmare Cinema

Horror anthology with Mickey Rourke, Richard Chamberlain, Elizabeth Reaser, Annabeth Gish, Zarah Mahler. Written by Mick Garris, Alejandro Brugués, Richard Christian Matheson, Sandra Becerril, David Slade, Lawrence C. Connolly. Directed by Garris, Joe Dante, Slade, Ryuhei Kitamura, Alejandro Brugués. Good Deed Entertainment

Our Time


A bull-raising Mexican poet’s wife falls for another man, testing the relationship. With Carlos Reygadas, Natalia López, Phil Burgers. Directed by Reygadas. Monument Releasing

The Quiet One

Documentary on musician Bill Wyman, founding member of the Rolling Stones. Written and directed by Oliver Murray. Sundance Selects

Them That Follow

The daughter of an Appalachian Pentecostal pastor challenges the traditions of the church. With Olivia Colman, Kaitlyn Dever, Alice Englert, Jim Gaffigan, Walton Goggins, Thomas Mann, Lewis Pullman. Written and directed by Britt Poulton, Dan Madison Savage. 1091

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am


Documentary on the Nobel Prize-winning author. Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Magnolia Pictures

Toy Story 4

The gang goes on a road trip with Bonnie’s family and reunites with Bo Peep in the fourth edition of the Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning animated franchise. With the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Maddie McGraw, Christina Hendricks, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves, Ally Maki, Jay Hernandez, Lori Alan, Joan Cusack, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, Emily Davis, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger. Directed by Josh Cooley. Disney / Pixar

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June 28

Annabelle Comes Home

The deadly doll wreaks horror on the family of demonologists. With Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga. Written by Gary Dauberman; story by Dauberman, James Wan, based on characters created by Dauberman. Directed by Dauberman. Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema


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Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community

Re-release of 1984 gay rights documentary. Produced by Robert Rosenberg, John Scagliotti and Greta Schiller. First Run Features

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

Documentary on the legendary jazz record label. Directed by Sophie Huber. Mira Films / Eagle Rock Entertainment



The world’s greatest soccer player seeks purpose after his career ends in shame. With Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira. Written and directed by Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt. Kino Lorber

Killers Anonymous

Thriller with Gary Oldman, Jessica Alba, Tommy Flanagan. Directed by Martin Owen. Lionsgate


Documentary on Tracy Edwards, who in 1989 captained the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race. Written and directed by Alex Holmes. Sony Pictures Classics

16th Episode


Horror with Rebecca Ramon, Einar Kuusk, Cody Wayne Heuer. Written and directed by Jérôme Cohen Olivar. Gravitas Ventures


“Yesterday” from Danny Boyle imagines a world without the Beatles.

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A young English singer-songwriter’s troubles don’t seem so far away after a global blackout leaves him as the only person on Earth who remembers the existence of the Beatles and their music. With Himesh Patel, Lily James, Kate McKinnon, Ed Sheeran. Written by Richard Curtis. Directed by Danny Boyle. Universal

June TBD



Animated drama set in Cambodia, April 1975. Written by Denis Do, Magali Pouzol, Elise Trinh. Directed by Do. GKids

July 2

Spider-Man: Far from Home

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Tom Holland returns as the web slinger’s plans for a European vacation are interrupted by Nick Fury and some elemental creatures. With Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei, Jake Gyllenhaal. Written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers; based on the comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Directed by Jon Watts. Columbia Pictures / Marvel Studios

July 3


A young American couple are drawn into the darker aspects of a festival in Sweden. With Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgran. Archie Madekwe, Ellora Torchia, and Will Poulter. Written and directed by Ari Aster. A24


July 5


Fantasy thriller with Jacqueline McKenzie, Eemon Farren, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Jessica Falkholt. Directed by Corey Pearson. Gravitas Ventures

Cold Blood Legacy

Action thriller Jean Reno, Sarah Lind, Joe Anderson, Samantha Bond. Directed by Frédéric Petitjean. Screen Media

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Filmmaker Nick Broomfield documents the decades-long friendship between Leonard Cohen and Marianne Ihlen that began in a Bohemian ex-pat community in Greece in 1960. Roadside Attractions



The female characters take center stage in this reimagining of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” With Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Tom Felton, Clive Owen, George MacKay. Written by Semi Chellas, Lisa Klein. Directed by Claire McCarthy. IFC Films


Comedy-drama directed by and starring Greg Kinnear. With Emily Mortimer, Jay Duplass, Taylor Schilling, Kurt Fuller, Luke Wilson, Bradley Whitford. Written by Stephen Mazur. Quiver Distribution

The Return of Martin Guerre

Gérard Depardieu stars in this 1982 drama set in Renaissance France. With Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu, Bertrande de Rols. Written by Jean-Claudecarrière, Daniel Vigne. Directed by Vigne. Cohen Media Group


Silent Panic

Thriller with Helene Udy, Constance Brenneman, Jeff Dowd, Al Burke, Juliet Frew. Written and directed by Kyle Schadt. Indie Rights

July 12


Biographical documentary on astronaut Neil Armstrong. Directed by David Fairhead. Gravitas Ventures

The Art of Self Defense

Dark comedy about a milquetoast clerk who gains confidence through martial arts. With Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots. Written and directed by Riley Stearns. Bleecker Street


Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

Documentary on the inspirational young surfer who survived a shark attack and returned to competition a year later. Directed by Aaron Lieber. Entertainment Studios


Rising waters from a hurricane prove to be the least of their worries for a young Florida woman and her trapped father. With Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper. Written by Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen. Directed by Alexandre Aja. Paramount Pictures

The Farewell


A young Chinese American woman returns to China with her family to celebrate her dying grandmother as part of an elaborate ruse. With Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Zhao Shuzhen, Lu Hong, Jiang Yongbo. Written and directed By Lulu Wang. A24

Hell is Where the Home Is

Survival horror with Angela Trimbur, Fairuza Balk, Janel Parrish, Jonathan Howard, Zach Avery. Written by Corey Deshon. Directed by Orson Oblowitz. IFC Midnight

Lying & Stealing

Comedic thriller with Theo James, Emily Ratajkowski, Fred Melamed. Written by Matt Aselton, Adam Nagata. Directed by Aselton. Vertical Entertainment

Sea of Shadows


Ecological disaster documentary on the poaching of the rare totoaba fish in the Sea of Cortez. Directed by Richard Ladkani. National Geographic


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Kumail Nanjiani stars as an Uber driver who gives a ride to a cop only to be dragged into the dangerous pursuit of a murderer. With Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino, Karen Gillan. Written by Tripper Clancy. Directed by Michael Dowse. 20th Century Fox

Summer Night


Coming-of-age comedy-drama with Justin Chatwin, Lana Condor, Ellar Coltrane, Ian Nelson, Analeigh Tipton, Victoria Justice, Callan McAuliffe, Ella Hunt, Hayden Szeto, Bill Milner, Elena Kampouris, Khris Davis, Melina Vidler. Written by Jordan Jolliff. Directed by Joseph Cross. Samuel Goldwyn Films

21 Bridges

Chadwick Boseman plays a New York City police detective leading a manhunt for a pair of cop killers. With Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Taylor Kitsch, J.K. Simmons. Directed Brian Kirk. STXfilms

July 19

Above the Shadows

Supernatural action thriller with Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson, Jim Gaffigan, Maria Dizzia, Megan Fox, Tito Ortiz. Written and directed by Claudia Myers. Gravitas Ventures

David Crosby: Remember My Name


Documentary profile of the veteran singer-songwriter (the Byrds, CSN&Y). Featuring Crosby, Cameron Crowe, Henry Dlitz with archive footage of Graham Nash, Stephen Stills and Neil Young. Directed by A.J. Eaton. Sony Pictures Classics

The Lion King

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The leonine coming-of-age adventures of Simba get the live-action/CGI treatment in this adaptation of the 1994 animated film. With Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl Jones. Written by Jeff Nathanson. Directed by Jon Favreau. Walt Disney Pictures

My Name is Thomas

Terence Hill wrote, directed and stars in this drama. With Veronica Bitto. Indie Rights


She’s Just A Shadow

Horror drama with Tao Okamoto, Haruka Abe, Kihiro, Kentez Asaka. Directed by Adam Sherman. Breaking Glass Pictures

Sword of Trust

An inherited weapon believed to prove that the South won the Civil War sends a mismatched foursome on a conspiracy theory-fueled misadventure. With Marc Maron, Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Jon Bass. Written by Lynn Shelton, Mike O’Brien. Directed by Lynn Shelton. IFC Films

July 24

The Great Hack

Documentary on the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data breach. Directed by Jehane Noujaim, Karim Amer. Netflix


July 26


Family drama with Richard Dreyfuss, Lyriq Bent, Krista Bridges, Graham Greene, Richie Lawrence, Colm Feore. Written and directed by Shelagh McLeod. Quiver Distribution

At War

An employee leads coworkers in resisting the closure of a factory in France. With Vincent Lindon, Mélanie Rover. Written by Stéphane Brizé, Olivier Gorce. Directed by Brizé. Cinema Libre Studio

Brahms: The Boy II

A child develops a disturbing friendship with a creepy doll on an estate with a horrific history. With Katie Holmes, Christopher Convery, Owain Yeoman, Ralph Ineson. Directed by William Brent Bell. STXfilms


For Sama

Documentary filmmaker Waad al-Kateab chronicles her life during wartime in Syria. Directed with Edward Watts. PBS Distribution

Mike Wallace is Here

Documentary chronicles the career of the reporter and longtime “60 Minutes” host. Directed by Avi Belkin. Magnolia Pictures

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


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The last light of the studio system’s Golden Age flickers in writer-director Quentin Tarantino 1969-set multi-narrative tale featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as a has-been TV actor and Brad Pitt as his longtime stunt double. Columbia Pictures


A young man tries to escape the grip of white supremacy. With Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Vera Farmiga, Bill Camp. Written and directed by Guy Nattiv. A24 / DirecTV

July 31

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

The intrepid explorer leaves the jungle and heads to high school in this live-action adventure. With Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Temuera Morrison, Adriana Barraza, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, Jeffrey Wahlberg. Directed by James Bobin. Paramount Pictures


Aug. 2

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham grudgingly team up to battle a cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist wielding a bio threat in the global-spanning spinoff of the speed-fueled action series. With Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren. Written by Chris Morgan. Directed by David Leitch. Universal


A former Australian soldier returns to Afghanistan seeking forgiveness. With Sam Smith. Written and directed by Benjamin Gilmour. Lightyear Entertainment

Kings of Beer


Documentary with Jay Chandrasekhar. Directed by Sean Mullin. Gravitas Ventures

Love, Antosha

Documentary on the late actor Anton Yelchin. Featuring Chris Pine, Jennifer Lawrence, Zachary Quinto, Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Frank Langella, J.J. Abrams, Willem Dafoe. Directed by Garret Price. mTuckman media / Lurker Films


An all-star student finds himself at the center of a racially driven conflict between his adopted parents and his high school teacher. With Naomi Watts, Octavia Spencer, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Tim Roth. Written by J.C. Lee and Julius Onah, based on the play by Lee. Directed by Onah. Neon

The Nightingale


An Irish woman and an Aboriginal tracker pursue the British lieutenant who tormented her in 1820s Tasmania. With Aisling Francios, Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Damon Herriman, Harry Greenwood, Ewen Leslie, Charlie Shotwell, Michael Sheasby, Charlie Jampijinpa Brown, Magnolia Maymuru. Written and directed by Jennifer Kent. IFC Films

Riot Girls

Action sci-fi with Madison Iseman, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Munro Chambers, Alexandre Bourgeois, Evan Marsh, Ajay FrieseWritten by Katherine Collins. Directed by Jovanka Vuckovic. Cranked Up

A Score to Settle

Action thriller with Nicolas Cage, Benjamin Bratt, Noah Le Gros. Written by John Stuart Newman and Christian Swegal. Directed by Shawn Ku. RLJE Films

Aug. 9

Brian Banks


A promising high school football player fights for justice after he is falsely accused and imprisoned for rape. With Sherri Shepherd, Melanie Liburd, Greg Kinnear, Aldis Hodge, Tiffany Dupont, Dean Denton. Written by Doug Atchison. Directed by Tom Shadyac. Bleecker Street

Corporate Animals

Horror comedy with Demi Moore, Jessica Williams, Ed Helms, Karan Soni, Nasim Pedrad. Written by Sam Bain. Directed by Patrick Brice. Screen Media

Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

Documentary on the beloved 1960s Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” Featuring Sheldon Harnick, Hal Prince, Austin Pendleton, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chaim Topol, Harvey Fierstein, Fran Lebowitz, Calvin Trillin. Nathan Englander. Written by Max Lewkowicz, Valerie Thomas. Directed by Max Lewkowicz. Samuel Goldwyn Films / Roadside Attractions

Jay Myself


Documentary on photographer and artist Jay Maisel. Written by Josh Alexander. Directed by Stephen Wilkes. Oscilloscope Laboratories

The Kitchen

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In 1978, the wives of three Irish mobsters take over the families’ business after their husbands are sent to prison. With Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, with Margo Martindale, Common, Bill Camp, Jeremy Bobb, E.J. Bonilla, Wayne Duvall, Annabella Sciorra, Myk Watford. Written and directed by Andrea Berloff, based on the Vertigo comic book series created by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle for DC. Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema

One Child Nation


Documentary explores China’s more than three decades under its controversial birth planning policy. Directed by Nanfu Wang. Co-directed by Jialing Zhang. Amazon Studios

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Small-town teenagers investigate gruesome deaths in 1969. With Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, Natalie Ganzhorn. Written by Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman; story by Guillermo del Toro, Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan, based on the series by Alvin Schwartz. Directed by André Øvredal. CBS Films / Lionsgate

Aug. 14

The Angry Birds Movie 2

The irritable avians of the popular game app return in this animated sequel. Voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj, Brooklynn Prince. Written by Peter Ackerman. Directed by Thurop Van Orman. Columbia Pictures / Sony Animation / Roivu


Blinded By the Light

A working class British-Pakistani teen in 1987 finds hope in the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen. With Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir, Nell Williams, Aaron Phagura, Dean Charles Chapman. Written by by Sarfraz Manzoor, Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, based on a memoir by Manzoor. Directed by Chadha. Warner Bros.

Aug. 16


Documentary on the power of water in all its various majestic forms. Written by Victor Kossakovsky and Aimara Reques. Directed by Kossakovsky. Sony Pictures Classics

47 Meters Down: Uncaged

Four teen girls exploring undersea ruins discover they are not alone in this horror sequel. With John Corbett, Nia Long, Sophie Nelisse, Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stallone, Brianne Tju, Davi Santos, Khylin Rhambo, Brec Bassinger. Directed by Johannes Roberts. Entertainment Studios


Good Boys

Bad decisions by a trio of sixth-graders lead down a path of comic misadventures. WIth Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon, Lil Rel Howery, Will Forte. Written by Lee Eisenberg & Gene Stupnitsky. Directed by Stupnitsky. Universal

The Informer

A former Special Ops soldier is caught in a war between the FBI and the mob. With Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, Ana de Armas. Written by Matt Cook, Rowan Joffe, Andrea di Stefano; based on a book by Anders Roslund, Börge Hellström. Directed by Andrea Di Stefano. Aviron Pictures

The Tracker

Action with Dolph Lundgren, Cosimo Fusco. Lionsgate


Where’d You Go Bernadette

A Seattle woman with a seemingly perfect life suddenly disappears in this comedy drama based on Maria Semple’s bestselling novel. With Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoe Chao, Laurence Fishburne. Written by Richard Linklater, Holly Gent, Vince Palmo. Directed by Linklater. Annapurna Pictures

Aug. 23

Angel has Fallen

Gerard Butler’s Secret Service agent returns, this time framed for the assassination of the president. With Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte, Danny Huston. Written by Creighton Rothenberger, Kate Benedikt. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh. Lionsgate

Brittany Runs a Marathon


An inveterate partier is prescribed by her Yelp-recommended doctor. With Jillian Bell, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Michaela Watkins, Lil Rel Howrey, Micah Stock, Mickey Day, Alice Lee. Written and directed by Paul Downs Colaizzo. Amazon Studios

Cold Case Hammarskjold

Documentary probes the mysterious 1961 plane crash that claimed the life of U.N. secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld. Directed by Mads Brügger.Magnolia Pictures


Biographical thriller about auto mogul John DeLorean. With Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace, Judy Greer. Written by Colin Bateman. Directed by Nick Hamm. Universal Pictures Content Group



Sci-fi thriller with Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Grace Park, Amanda Crew, Lexy Kolker. Written and directed by Adam Stein, Zach Lipovsky. Well Go USA

Ms. Purple

Korean American siblings reunite to care for their dying father and face their family’s past. With Tiffany Chu, Teddy Lee, Octavio Pizano, James Kang. Written by Justin Chon, Chris Dinh. Directed by Chon. Oscilloscope Laboratories

Official Secrets

A British whistle-blower risks losing her freedom, her marriage and her life to stop an unjust war. With Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith, Conleth Hill. Written by Gavin Hood, Sara Bernstein, Gregory Bernstein. Directed by Hood. IFC Films

Tone Deaf


Horror thriller with Robert Patrick, Amanda Crew, Hayley Marie Norman, Johnny Pemberton, Nancy Linehan Charles, AnnaLynne McCord, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Ray Wise, Kim Delaney. Written and directed by Richard Bates, Jr. Saban Films

Aug. 30

Angel of Mine

Thriller with Noomi Rapace, Yvonne Strahovski, Luke Evans. Lionsgate

Las Pildoras de Mi Novio (My Boyfriend’s Meds)

An advertising executive’s new beau behaves eccentrically when he forgets his medication. With Jaime Camil, Sandra Echeverría, Ana Belena, Brian Baumgartner, Kevin Holt, Daniel Tovar, Pamela Almaza, Juan Soler, James Maslow, Jason Alexander, Brooke Shields. Written by Randi Mayem Singer, Gary Marks. Directed by Diego Kaplan.Pantelion Films

Playmobil: The Movie


Animated comedy adventure with voices of Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor, Kenan Thompson, Adam Lambert, Jim Gaffigan, Anya Taylor Joy, Gabriel Bateman. Written by Aton Soumache, Dimitri Rassam, Alexis Vonarb, Axel Von Maydell, Moritz Borman. Directed by Lino DiSalvo. STXfilms

Aug. TBD

American Factory

Documentary on the 2014 Dayton, Ohio, opening of the Fuyao car-glass manufacturing plant in a former GM facility. Directed Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar. Netflix

Anyone Home?

Thriller with Cathy Baker, Monique Gabriela Curnen. Directed by Patrick Cunningham. Gravitas Ventures

Every Time I Die


Thriller with March Menchaca, Kevin D. Benton. Directed by Robi Michael. Gravitas Ventures

In Fabric

Comedy horror with Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Gwendoline Christie, Sidse Babett Knudsen. Written and directed by Peter Strickland. A24

Sept. 6

Becoming Nobody

Documentary on the life and teachings of Ram Dass. Directed by Jamie Catto. Love Serve Remember Films / Google Empathy Lab

It Chapter Two


It’s 27 years later and the evil returns to Derry, Maine. With James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransone, Teach Grant, and Bill Skarsgård, Andy Bean, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Oleff, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer. Written by Gary Dauberman, based on the novel by Stephen King. Directed by Andy Muschietti. Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema

Summer TBD

Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles

Animated film about Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel in 1930s Paris. Directed by Salvador Simó. GKids

Every Time I Die

Thriller with March Menchaca, Kevin D. Benton. Directed by Robi Michael. Gravitas Ventures

Green Dolphin


Drama. Gravitas Ventures

Say Amen, Somebody

Restored version of 1982 documentary on gospel music. Directed by George T. Nierenberg. Milestone Films

Slasher Party Horror with Danny Trejo, Tiny Lister. Directed by Tony Villalobos. Gravitas Ventures