The most anticipated movies of the year are coming out in June and we are sure you don’t want to miss any of them.  As always, you can count on us to do the work and bring you the plug so you don’t have to stress. In order of release dates, from Nollywood to Hollywood, we bring you a collection of top 10 movies worth seeing at the cinema this month.

1. Ratnik

Release date: June 3

Seven years after the release of ‘Hoodrush,’ Nigerian filmmaker, Dimeji Ajibola returns to the scene with a thriller, ‘Ratnik.’ Ratnik is a dystopian action film packed with some impressive firepower and action. Just by creating something different from the norm in Nollywood, Ratnik races into our top 10 movies list. We hear it’s pretty good too!
Actors: Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Karibi Fubara, Tope Tedela, Meg Otanwa, Adunni Ade, Bolanle Ninalowo, Paul Utomi, Ani Iyoho
Director: Dimeji Ajibola
Genre: Action | Sci-Fi

2. X-Men: Dark Phoenix
Release date: June 7

Gathered together by Professor Charles Xavier to protect a world that fears and hates them, the X-Men had fought many battles, been on adventures that spanned galaxies, grappled enemies of limitless might, but none of this could prepare them for the most shocking struggle they would ever face. One of their own members, Jean Grey, has gained power beyond all comprehension, and that power has corrupted her absolutely!
Actors: Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Nicholas Hoult, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp
Director: Simon Kinberg
Genre: Action | Adventure

3. Rocketman
Release date: June 7

The story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.
Actors: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard, Gemma Jones, Stephen Graham, Steven Mackintosh
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Genre: Biography | Drama | Fantasy | Music

4. Mothers & Daughters in Law
Release date: June 7

When three mothers go to visit their married sons, they get into avoidable drama with their daughters in-law, just when the situation is being managed they find out they are the topic of a novel being written by one of the daughters in-laws cousin!
Actors: Ebele Okaro Onyiuke, Iyabo Ojo, Rachel Oniga, Frankincense Eche-Ben, Jide Kosoko (Prince), Shaffy Bello
Director: Kehinde Olorunyomi
Genre: Drama | Comedy

5. Monster Island
Release date: June 13


As the world tries to stop a giant Kaiju bent on destruction more and more monsters appear – each one more terrible than the last – leaving mankind defenseless until our heroes reach out to a specialist versed in monster lore.
Actors: Eric Roberts, Adrian Bouchet, Jonathan Pienaar, Toshi Toda, Meghan Oberholzer, Robert ScottField.
Director: Mark Atkins
Genre: Sci-Fi

6. Men in Black: International
Release date: June 14

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
Actors: Anatole Taubman, Andy Beckwith, Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Rebecca Ferguson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Stephen Wight
Director: F. Gary Gray
Genre: Comedy | Action

7. Shaft
Release date: June 14

Shaft could be the hero America needs at a time when the country is fraught with racial tension in the wake of fatal incidents in Ferguson, Missouri (Michael Brown), Staten Island, New York (Eric Garner) and Sanford, Florida (Trayvon Martin). The series will be rebooted with a new actor playing Shaft
Actors: Samuel L. Jackson, Alexandra Shipp, Regina Hall , Avan Jogia, Lauren Vélez , Matt Lauria
Director: Tom Story
Genre: Crime

8. Burn your Maps
Release date: June 21

An American 8-year-old who declares to his parents that he is actually a Mongolian goat herder born in the wrong place. When he meets a similarly displaced Indian filmmaker, they journey east, seeking what they believe to be their true place in the world.
Actors: Virginia Madsen, Vera Farmiga, Marton Csokas, Jacob Tremblay, Jason Scott Lee, Suraj Sharma.
Director: Jordan Roberts
Genre: Adventure

9. Annabelle Comes Home
Release date: June 28

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

Actors: Mckenna Grace, Patrick Wilson, Madison Iseman, Steve Coulter, Katie Sarife, Vera Farmiga
Director: Gary Dauberman
Genre: Horror | Mystery | Thriller

10. The Bling Lagosians
Release date: June 28

Queen of theatre, Bolanle Austen-Peters makes her film directorial debut and straight into our Top 10 Movies list with The Bling Lagosians. As each member of the Holloway family work to solve their problems, they prepare for Mopelola’s party, clearly to become the year’s biggest society event. But the buzz about the party compels the Asset Management Corporation to foreclose on ST. IVES, the family business, after the death of his God Father Baba Eko who had been protecting Akin Holloway.
Actors: Toyin Abraham, Jide Kosoko, Alexx Ekubo, Ugo Monye, Bunmi Aboderin, Monalisa Chinda, Samuel Animashaun (Brother Shaggy), Helen Paul, Tana Adelana.
Director: Bolanle Austen-Peters
Genre: Drama

So, here are our top 10 movies to see this month, what are yours? What movie from our top 10 movies can’t you wait to see? Did you see our May movies list? Some are still showing at the cinema, see the list here and tell us what you think.

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