Best New Films: June

As the summer blockbuster season gets underway, we’re sidestepping superhero flicks for modern horrors, a fashion documentary on the late, great Alexander McQueen and, of course, the highly anticipated all-female Ocean’s 8. Popcorn at the ready…


The trailers alone for this horror – already being dubbed by critics as the new Exorcist – were enough to make our arm hairs stand on end. When family matriarch 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. Toni Collette, Alex Wolff and Milly Shapiro star.

In cinemas 15th June

Leave No Trace

A father (Ben Foster; The Punisher, Kill Your Darlings) and daughter (Thomasin McKenzie; The Hobbit) live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

In cinemas 29th June


This documentary about renowned fashion designer Alexander McQueen takes a bold new approach to create an authentic celebration and a richly detailed portrait of his life, legacy and influence. Mixing archive footage, photographs and audio recordings with scenes recreated specifically for the film, it takes a deep dive into McQueen’s world, both tortured and inspired.

In cinemas now

My Friend Dahmer

As our appetite of true crime shows no signs of abating, this film taps into this fascination with the grisly. In My Friend Dahmer, we follow the real-life, haunting story of young Jeffrey Dahmer – a shy adolescent in high school – who later went on to become one of America’s most notorious serial killers. Chilling.

In cinemas now

Ocean’s 8

It’s the cinematic event we’ve been waiting for – the ultimate heist with the ultimate cast. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Dakota Fanning, Sarah Paulson and Awkwafina are our kick-ass protagonists aiming to steal a $150m necklace at NYC’s Met Gala. We can’t wait.

In cinemas 18th June

The Book Club

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading 50 Shades of Grey, catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.

In cinemas now

The Boy Downstairs

Miss getting your Girls fix each week? This sassy, Brooklyn-set rom-com starring Zosia Mamet (aka Shoshanna) will fill the void. Diana (Zosia) moves back to New York City after a few years abroad, yet on the first night in her perfect new apartment, she discovers her ex-boyfriend lives directly below.

In cinemas 8th June

The Breadwinner

This Oscar-nominated animation tells the tale of Parvana, an 11-year-old girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan in 2001. After the wrongful arrest of her father, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy to support her family. Drawing strength from the fantastical stories she invents, Parvana embarks on an epic quest to find her father and reunite her family.

In cinemas now

The Happy Prince

This BBC film tells the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde. This great man of letters, once one of the most famous authors in England, is now a superstar on the skids. As Oscar (Rupert Everett, on terrific form) lies on his death bed, the past comes flooding back to him, transporting him to other times and places.

In cinemas 15th June

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