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2019 May Movies

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

May 31, 2019
PG-13
Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

This is the latest installment in Legendary's MonsterVerse and is the sequel to 2014's Godzilla. It was officially announced by the studio after the first film opened in theaters, and the expectation was director Gareth Edwards would return. Edwards departed the project in 2016 and Mike Dougherty was hired as a replacement in 2017. Production on the film ran from June - September 2017.

The movie was originally planned for release in June 2018, but Warner Bros. pushed it back to 2019.

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Aladdin (2019)

May 24, 2019
PG
Comedy, Adventure, Family

A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

This is the latest in Disney's growing line of live-action remakes of their animated classics. It was officially confirmed to be in development in 2016, when Guy Ritchie was announced as director. Principal photography began in September 2017 and ran until January 2018.

The original Aladdin was released in 1992 and grossed $217.3 million at the domestic box office. It won two Oscars, including Best Original Song for "A Whole New World."

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Detective Pikachu (2019)

May 10, 2019
PG
Animation, Family, Fantasy

In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.

This is a live-action film set within the Pokémon franchise, which has been popular since the 1990s. There previously have been several animated movies based on the property. Detective Pikachu entered development in 2016, shortly after mobile game Pokémon Go became a sensation. Director Rob Letterman signed on to helm in November of that year and the cast rounded into shape during 2017. The film started principal photography in January 2018 and ran until May of that year.

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John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

May 17, 2019
R
Action

Super-Assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head - he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

This is the third installment of the John Wick franchise, which revitalized Keanu Reeves' career as an action star. The original film was released in 2014 and gained a cult following due to its intricate world-building and stunning set pieces. Due to the film's moderate budget, John Wick was successful commercially, earning $88.7 million at the worldwide box office. A sequel was released in 2017 and was an even bigger hit, earning $171.5 million globally. It too was critically acclaimed, setting the stage for an explosive trilogy finale. John Wick is now a multi-media franchise with comic books and a virtual-reality experience.

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Rocketman (2019)

May 31, 2019
R
Drama, Biography, Fantasy

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.

This film first entered development back in 2011 and has had several rumored names attached. At one point, James McAvoy was to play Elton John, and later it was Tom Hardy's role. Paramount officially green lit Rocketman in April of 2018, with Taron Egerton cast in the lead role. It will be released in May 2019.

Elton John is one of the most popular musical artists of all-time. In his career, he has sold more than 300 million records and received five Grammy awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

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Brightburn (2019)

May 24, 2019
R
Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

The film was officially announced back in 2017, when it was referred to as simply an untitled horror movie from Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn (who serves as producer on Brightburn). The cast rounded into shape in March 2018 before filming began.

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Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile (2019)

May 3, 2019
R
Crime, Drama, Biography

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy, from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

The film was announced during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, when Zac Efron had signed on to play Bundy. After the rest of the cast filled out, principal photography commenced in January 2018. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile had its world premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and will be released on Netflix.

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Booksmart (2019)

May 24, 2019
R
Comedy

Two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

The film was officially announced in February 2018 and the cast filled out shortly after. Production began in May 2018. This is Olivia Wilde's directorial debut.

Booksmart premiered at the 2019 SXSW Festival before it opened in theaters.

Ma (2019)

May 31, 2019
R
Thriller, Horror

In this new psychological horror-thriller from Tate Taylor and Blumhouse, a lonely woman befriends a group of teenagers and decides to let them party at her house. Just when the kids think their luck couldn't get any better, things start happening that make them question the intention of their host.

The film was first announced in February 2018 when Octavia Spencer was cast in the lead. Production started that month and ran until March 2018.

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Always Be My Maybe (2019)

May 31, 2019
PG-13
Comedy, Romance

A pair of childhood friends end up falling for each other when they grow up.

The Hustle (2019)

May 10, 2019
PG-13
Comedy

A remake of the 1988 comedy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, in which two down-and-out con artists engage in a "loser leaves town" contest.

The film was officially announced in 2016 and it started to make headway in 2017, when it went by the title Nasty Women. Anne Hathaway signed on that year, joining Rebel Wilson as the leads. Filming started in September 2017.

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Long Shot (2019)

May 3, 2019
R
Comedy

Fred Flarsky, an unemployed journalist battered by his own misfortune, endeavors to pursue Charlotte Field, his childhood crush and babysitter who now happens to be one of the most powerful and unattainable women on the planet.

The film was officially announced in 2017, with Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron attached as the leads. The supporting cast rounded into shape following that and production commenced.

Long Shot will have its world premiere at the 2019 SXSW festival before opening in theaters. Due to positive test screenings, the studio decided to make it a summer release.

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A Dog's Journey (2019)

May 17, 2019
PG
Family

A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets.

This is based on the book of the same name by W. Bruce Cameron. It is a sequel to A Dog's Purpose.

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See You Yesterday (2019)

May 17, 2019
TV-MA
Action, Crime, Adventure

Best friends CJ and Sebastian build a pair of time machines and use them in order to save the life of CJ's brother.

This is based on the 2017 short of the same name.

The Intruder (2019)

May 3, 2019
PG-13
Drama, Mystery, Horror

A young married couple buy a beautiful house on several acres of land only to find out that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property.

UglyDolls (2019)

May 3, 2019
PG
Comedy, Adventure, Animation

An animated adventure in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most.

The film was officially announced in 2015, envisioned as the beginning of STX's family-friendly division. Many of the roles were cast in 2018, after Kelly Asbury was hired as director.

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The Sun Is Also a Star (2019)

May 17, 2019
PG-13
Drama

A teenager finds love at a difficult time in her family's life.

This film is based on Nicola Yoon's novel of the same name. Production began in June 2018.

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