8 Science-Fiction and Fantasy Movies Coming Out in June

This list is definitely not in order of preference.  These are ten movies you may or may not know are coming out this month.  All are honorable mentions, in their own way.  However, that does not mean you need to see it.  

Just take a look.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Release: June 3, 2016

Definitely a movie in my opinion that needed to stay in the shadows.  I definitely do not think this movie could be any better than the last one or the first one.  But somehow this series is receiving enough money to keep going.  

I honestly think it is because parents are taking their kids to it.  I hope it isn't full of grown adults excited for this movie beyond nostalgia.  


Release: June 3, 2016

If you are the kind of person who has to watch a movie every week, I would recommend this movie over Teenage Mutatnt NInja Turtles.  Yes, the trailer looks a little cheesy, overdramatic, and contains a theme similar to the Hunger Games.

Nevertheless, it will be better than Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and you will be a lot less angry when you walk out of the theater. Plus this movie has more recognizable and award-nominated actors.

Edging on horror, sci-fi thriller, this one competes with the next movie on the list.

ANDRON In the year 2154, a group of young men and women awake in a dark claustrophobic maze. They don't remember who they are or how they got stuck in the Black Labyrinth of ANDRON. The group must learn to decipher codes, understand the signals and beat the tests in this mysterious and bizarre place.

Approaching the Unknown

Release: June 3, 2016

This is a movie that I didn't even put on my movie list, but a movie I might end up seeing this weekend after seeing the trailer.  I knew there was a movie coming out that a colleague described as "prequel to The Martian," but I didn't really get interested in seeing it until recently.

Being the prequel to The Martian is farthest from the truth as this movie is a thriller.  Not a comedy and not based on a novel...

Out of the three movies coming out on June 3, 2016, this one looks like it will be the least disappointing.  At minimal psychologically entertaining.  

Approaching the Unknown Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Mark Strong, Luke Wilson Movie HD An American astronaut prepares for a mission to Mars.


Release: June 10, 2016

If you haven't seen this trailer on television, I'm sure you might not have known that World of Warcraft (WoW) has a movie.

And it looks terrible.

The end.

Now You See Me 2

Release: June 10, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the first movie.  So much so, that I watched it twice.  That is the only reason I am going to watch the second one.  I was thrown off not to see Isla Fisher in it.  As you see in the trailer thumbnail below, the redhead has been replaced by a brunette.  Typical.

But I am most likely going to watch this movie because I watched the first one.  

I know this movie is not science fiction.  But it involves magic, which when I last checked falls under fantasy.

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate.



Release: June 17, 2016

After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action-adventure film. They finished every scene...except one; the film's explosive airplane set-piece. 

Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. 
official plot version from drafthousefilms.com

Definitely another movie that isn't science fiction only because it isn't the movie, but the backstory behind the movie.  It is very confusing to explain, but hopefully the synopsis above and the trailer below clear things up.

I most likely won't be watching this movie only because it doesn't really look interesting to me, but it might be to some fans.

In 1982, three 11-year-olds in Mississippi decided to remake Raiders of the Lost Ark. It took them 7 turbulent years that tested their resolve, strained their friendships, and nearly burned down their parents house. They completed every scene except one... the airplane scene. 33 years later, the friends reunite to finally finish the childhood dream.

Independence Day Resurgence

Release: June 24, 2016

Will Smith isn't in this one.  Spoiler, sorry.  There's a picture of him, but nothing else.  

Some would say this movie is 20 years too late... and I definitely agree with them.  There is one particular individual in the trailer who has the cheesiest of cheese lines and I am sorry to be that actor. 

Good movie if you are looking for something action packed film this June.  Apparently six million other people are because that's how many people watched the trailer.  

Aliens taking over the Earth, will humanity win again..?

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet.


X-Men: Apocalypse

Released: May 27, 2016

I know this movie came out at the end of May, but it is a movie to see if you missed or forgot about it.

Yes, it is better than X-Men Origins.  Yes, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique got annoying, but not as annoying as she was in the trailer.  It was like Hunger Games all over again. And no I am not saying it is the best X-Men movie, what I am saying is that you should check it out and see for yourself.

Apocalypse was a formidable foe, unlike Ultron, and Four Horseman could've been depicted as a little stronger than portrayed in the movie.

Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible.

Have you already seen the movies listed above?  Let me know what you thought of them in the comments section below.