From war dramas to charming love stories, there’s a film to suit all tastes this month…
My Cousin Rachel
Based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel, Sam Claflin (Me Before You) stars in this enchanting gothic romance as an orphan who plots revenge against his beautiful cousin (Rachel Weisz), whom he believes murdered his guardian. But things get complicated as he finds himself falling under the spell of her charms. Out now.
Inspired by a true story, Emily Walters (Diane Keaton) is an American widow who’s drifting aimlessly through life – until she stumbles upon the reclusive Donald Horner (Brendan Gleeson), who has lived in a shack on the Heath for 17 years. But with his home under threat, he’s in need of help – and the pair form an unlikely – and heartwarming – alliance. Out 23 June.
Brian Cox steps into the shoes of Winston Churchill in this British war drama, which tells the story of the 24 hours before D-Day in the summer of 1944. With his uncertainty over invading Normandy being challenged by his political opponents, Miranda Richardson offers support as his headstrong wife, Clementine. Out now.
Despicable Me 3
The hit franchise makes a triumphant return as Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) and the Minions meet a new (if slightly familiar) face: Gru’s identical twin brother, Dru. With a new villain in town, Balthazar Bratt, Dru is determined to team up with his brother for one last criminal heist. Expect some good old sibling rivalry and more hilarious Minion adventures. Out 30 June
Alone in Berlin
Based on the international bestseller Every Man Dies Alone / Alone In Berlin by German novelist Hans Fallada, this moving, true-life drama-thriller is set in Second World War Berlin and stars Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson as courageous husband and wife, Otto and Anna, who are doing their best to ride out the war. But when their son is killed fighting on the frontline, the pair begin pouring their rage and grief into postcards emblazoned with anti-Nazi slogans – and risk everything to disseminate their messages of protest across the city. Out 30 June
The first female superhero film in more than a decade stars Gal Gadot – best known for her role as Gisele Yashar in The Fast and the Furious franchise – as the leading lady. The epic action adventure film tells the story of how the island warrior princess came to fight in a war to end all wars – and became a saviour. Out now.
Pirates of the Caribbean 5
Six years after the fourth installment, Johnny Depp returns as legendary pirate of the Seven Seas, Captain Jack Sparrow – and he has his work cut out. The action-packed sequel sees him pursued by old rival, Capitán Salazar (Javier Barden), who has escaped from the Devil’s Triangle, and is determined to kill every pirate at sea. Watch out for original stars, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, too. Out now.
Goldie Hawn takes on her first big screen role since 2002’s The Banger Sisters in this fun mother-daughter comedy. When her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, Emily Middleton (Amy Schumer) persuades her cautious mum (Hawn) to be her travel partner instead – but the pair soon find themselves caught up in a kidnapping plot. Out now.