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Summary

  • Exciting movies continue in 2024 with releases like Despicable Me 4, Maxxxine, and A Quiet Place: Day One.
  • June's releases include Inside Out 2, Bad Boys: Ride or Die, and The Bikeriders.
  • Horizon: An American Saga, Daddio, and Kinds of Kindness are now in theaters.

The summer of 2024 continues with some of this year's most exciting movies, and these, along with some of June's most popular releases, are now playing in theaters. 2023 was a big year for cinema after a couple of tough years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with massive, record-breaking box-office successes and critically acclaimed stories, and this good streak continues this year. 2024 also has various highly-anticipated movies coming up, of which some can be currently enjoyed in theaters.

June kicked off the summer with some of this year's biggest releases, such as the fourth Bad Boys movie, Pixar's Inside Out 2, the drama movie The Bikeriders, and the horror prequel A Quite Place: Day One. This week, these and more will be accompanied by the first releases of the month, as are the latest installment in the Despicable Me franchise and Ti West's newest horror movie, part of his successful X movie series.

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10 Despicable Me 4

Despicable Me 4 was released on July 3, 2024

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Despicable Me 4

PG

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Director
Chris Renaud , Patrick Delage

Release Date
July 3, 2024
Cast
Steve Carell , Kristen Wiig , Miranda Cosgrove , Steve Coogan , Pierre Coffin , Joey King

Runtime
95 Minutes
prequel(s)
Despicable Me (2010) , Despicable Me 2 , Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 4 introduces the latest member of this one-of-a-kind family: Gru Jr.

The Despicable Me franchise continues its expansion with a fourth movie, reuniting the audience with Gru, Lucy, Margo, Edith, Agnes… and the minions. Despicable Me 4 introduces the latest member of this one-of-a-kind family: Gru Jr., Gru and Lucy’s baby boy. When criminal Maxime Le Mal escapes from prison and he and his girlfriend, Valentina, seek revenge on Gru, the latter and his family are forced into relocation for their protection. As they get used to their new identities, home, and a “normal life”, Gru and his family are unable to escape conflict and adventure.

You can read Screen Rant’s Despicable Me 4 review here.

9 Maxxxine

Maxxxine was released on July 5, 2024

MaXXXine

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Director
Ti West

Release Date
July 5, 2024

Cast
Mia Goth , Elizabeth Debicki , Moses Sumney , Michelle Monaghan , Bobby Cannavale , Lily Collins , Halsey , Giancarlo Esposito

Runtime
103 Minutes

Maxine Minx continues to pursue her dreams of becoming a famous actress.

Maxxxine is the third (and so far final) installment in Ti West’s X film series. Set in 1989 Los Angeles, Maxxxine reunites the audience with X’s survivor Maxine Minx, who continues to pursue her dreams of becoming a famous actress. As Maxine does her best to prove her talent outside adult films, she will also have to deal with unresolved family trauma, the aftermath of the Texas massacre in X, and the Night Stalker himself.

You can read Screen Rant’s Maxxxine review here.

8 Kinds of Kindness

Kinds of Kindness was released on June 21, 2024

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Kinds of Kindness (2024)
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Director
Yorgos Lanthimos

Release Date
June 21, 2024
Cast
Emma Stone , Jesse Plemons , Willem Dafoe , Margaret Qualley , Hong Chau , Joe Alwyn , Mamoudou Athie , Hunter Schafer

The latest project by Yorgos Lanthimos, Kinds of Kindness, is now in theaters. Kinds of Kindness is divided into three segments, beginning with “The Death of R.M.F”, following a man who wants to take charge of his destiny after breaking away from his powerful boss; then is “R.M.F. Is Flying”, in which a man suspects that his partner is an impostor when she returns after being missing; and “R.M.F. Eats a Sandwich”, about a cultist’s task to find a specific person with the ability to resurrect the dead.

You can read Screen Rant’s Kinds of Kindness review here.

7 A Quiet Place: Day One

A Quiet Place: Day One was released on June 28, 2024

A Quiet Place: Day One

PG-13

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Director
Michael Sarnoski

Release Date
June 28, 2024
Cast
Lupita Nyong'o , Joseph Quinn , Alex Wolff , Djimon Hounsou , Eliane Umuhire

Runtime
99 Minutes

Sam must survive an invasion in New York City by bloodthirsty alien creatures with ultrasonic sound hearing.

A Quiet Place: Day One is an apocalyptic horror movie directed by Michael Sarnoski and a spinoff and prequel to John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place. Set before the events of the first movie, A Quiet Place: Day One follows Sam, a woman who must survive an invasion in New York City by the bloodthirsty alien creatures with ultrasonic sound hearing introduced in the first movie. A Quiet Place: Day One is the third installment in the A Quiet Place movie series.

You can read Screen Rant’s A Quiet Place: Day One review here.

6 Horizon: An American Saga

Horizon: An American Saga was released on June 28, 2024

Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 1

R

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Director
Kevin Costner

Release Date
June 28, 2024

Cast
Kevin Costner , Sienna Miller , Sam Worthington , Luke Wilson , Giovanni Ribisi , Thomas Haden Church , Jena Malone , Abbey Lee , Michael Rooker , Danny Huston , Isabelle Fuhrman , Jeff Fahey , Will Patton , Tatanka Means , Ella Hunt , Jamie Campbell Bower

Runtime
181 Minutes

Horizon: An American Saga is a four-part epic Western directed by Kevin Costner. Horizon: An American Saga spans the four years of the Civil War, and depicts the expansion of the American West through the lens of families, friends, and foes as they attempt to discover the meaning of being Americans. Chapter 2 will be released on August 16, 2024, while Chapters 3 and 4 are in development.

5 Daddio

Daddio was released on June 28, 2024

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Daddio

R

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Director
Christy Hall

Release Date
September 1, 2023
Cast
Dakota Johnson , Sean Penn , Marcos A. Gonzalez , Shannon Gannon

Runtime
101 Minutes

Daddio is a drama film written and directed by Christy Hall. Daddio follows a young woman who takes a cab back to her apartment in Manhattan after landing at JFK International Airport. During the ride, she and the cab driver end up having honest and personal conversations about their past and present relationships, loss, sex and power dynamics, vulnerability, and more. Daddio premiered at the 50th Telluride Film Festival in 2023.

You can read Screen Rant’s Daddio review here.

4 The Bikeriders

The Bikeriders was released on June 21, 2024

The Bikeriders

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Director
Jeff Nichols

Release Date
June 21, 2024
Cast
Jodie Comer , Austin Butler , Tom Hardy , Michael Shannon , Mike Faist , Norman Reedus

Runtime
116 Minutes

The Bikeriders tells the story of the Vandals MC, an outlaw motorcycle club led by Johnny.

The Bikeriders is a crime drama movie directed by Jeff Nichols. Set in the 1960s, The Bikeriders tells the story of the Vandals MC, an outlaw motorcycle club led by Johnny. The film follows the rise and fall of the MC as seen through the lives of its members and their families, mostly Benny and his girlfriend, Kathy. What started as a surrogate family for local outcasts quickly turns into a violent organized crime group, threatening what the founder of the Vandals initially envisioned for it.

You can read Screen Rant’s The Bikeriders review here.

Although The Bikeriders is inspired by the 1967 photo book of the same name by Danny Lyon about the lives of the Outlaws MC, it tells a fictional story.

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3 Thelma

Thelma was released on June 21, 2024

Thelma (2024)

PG-13

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Director
Josh Margolin

Release Date
January 18, 2024
Cast
June Squibb , Fred Hechinger , Richard Roundtree , Parker Posey , Clark Gregg , Malcolm McDowell

Runtime
97 Minutes

Thelma is a comedy film written and directed by Josh Margolin. It’s the story of Thelma Post, a 93-year-old grandmother who falls into the trap of a scammer and loses $10,000. When the police prove to be useless in investigating this issue, Thelma, with the help of a friend and his motorized scooter, goes on a wild journey across Los Angeles to reclaim what was taken from her, while her family looks for her everywhere.

You can read Screen Rant’s Thelma review here.

2 Inside Out 2

Inside Out 2 was released on June 14, 2024

Inside Out 2

PG

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Director
Kelsey Mann

Release Date
June 14, 2024
Cast
Amy Poehler , Tony Hale , Maya Hawke , Liza Lapira , Lewis Black , Phyllis Smith , Diane Lane

Runtime
96 Minutes

The headquarters of the emotions undergo a sudden demolition to make room for new emotions.

Joy, Sadness, and the rest of Riley’s emotions are back in the long-awaited sequel to Pixar’s 2015 hit Inside Out. Directed by Kelsey Mann in his feature directorial debut, Inside Out 2 follows Riley, now a 13-year-old teenager, and her emotions Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust, as the headquarters of the emotions undergo a sudden demolition to make room for new emotions. The new group is led by Anxiety, and they arrive to change the already established dynamic of Joy and her friends.

You can read Screen Rant’s Inside Out 2 review here.

1 Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Bad Boys: Ride or Die was released on June 7, 2024

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Bad Boys: Ride or Die
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Director
Adil El Arbi , Bilall Fallah

Release Date
June 7, 2024
Cast
Will Smith , Martin Lawrence , Vanessa Hudgens , Alexander Ludwig , Paola Núñez , Eric Dane , Ioan Gruffudd , Tasha Smith
prequel(s)
Bad Boys (1995) , Bad Boys 2 , Bad Boys for Life

A deadly setup turns Lowrey and Burnett into fugitives, forcing them to work outside the law.

Detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are back on a new mission in the sequel to 2020’s Bad Boys For Life. Directed by Adil & Bilall, Bad Boys: Ride or Die follows Lowrey and Burnett as they investigate the corruption within the Miami PD when their late Captain Conrad Howard is accused of involvement with the Romanian Mafia. However, a deadly setup turns Lowrey and Burnett into fugitives, forcing them to work outside the law to solve this increasingly complex case.

You can read Screen Rant’s Bad Boys: Ride or Die review here.

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