2019 Motion Picture Slate: Mark your calendars for movies to see in 2019 including features from Disney, Marvel, Warner Bros. Pictures. 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures. - SahmReviews.com

We have one month of summer completely in the books and we’re getting ready for Fourth of July festivities. It’s a holiday that is synonymous with parades, grilling, family bonding and reunions. For as long as I can remember, it’s also been a big day for the movies including single release as well as sequels such as Independence Day, Men in Black, Transformers, Armageddon, Spider Man and more. We used to joke that after Independence Day, we could count on Will Smith to release a blockbuster for us to see on the holiday, but not this year. This year Tom Holland holds the sole spotlight for the week – and weekend. It actually seems like a surprising slow month for movies but perhaps that’s because the movies released in June are still holding strong. 

The short list of movies releasing nationwide includes titles from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Entertainment Studios, Walt Disney Studios, STX Films and Bleeker Street.

Spider-Man – Far from Home

Release date: July 2, 2019
Genre: Action-Adventure
Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson. Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal
Studio: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Official Website: Spider-Man: Far From Home
Follow on social: #SpiderManFarFromHome

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.


Release date: July 12, 2019
Genre: Comedy, Action
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, with Mira Sorvino, and Karen Gillan
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Official Website: StuberMovie
Follow on social: #Stuber

When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Kumail Nanjiani) picks up a passenger (Dave Bautista) who turns out to be a cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he’s thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life and his five-star rating.

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable

Release date: July 12, 2019
Genre: Documentary
Cast: Bethany Hamilton
Studio: Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
Official Website: Unstoppable the Film
Follow on social: #BUnstoppable

BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE tells the story of surfer Bethany Hamilton, who at age 13 was out surfing when she was attacked by a 15-foot tiger shark, a run-in that cost Hamilton her left arm. But not only did Hamilton survive the attack, she was back on the competitive surfing circuit just a year later. More than a decade later, Hamilton, now a mother, undertakes her greatest challenge: chasing a toddler and the biggest wave of her career. BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE is the untold story of the heart of a champion and her resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers of our time. Bethany Hamilton is a real life Super Woman of our times.


Release date: July 12, 2019
Genre: Horror, Action-Adventure
Cast: Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Follow on social: #CrawlMovie #Crawl

When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (Barry Pepper). Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears.

The Lion King

Release date: July 19, 2019
Genre: Live-Action Adventure
Cast: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and James Earl Jones.
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
Official Website: The Lion King
Follow on social: #TheLionKing

Disney’s “The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born.
Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom
celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The
battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help
from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is
rightfully his.

The Art of Self Defense

Release date: July 19, 2019
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola and Imogen Poots
Studio: Bleeker Street Media
Official Website: Why Karate?
Follow on social: #TheArtofSelfDefense

A dark comedy set in the world of karate. The film centers on Casey (Jesse Eisenberg), who is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), in an effort to learn how to defend himself. What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman (Imogen Poots) fighting for her place in it. Casey undertakes a journey, both frightening and darkly funny, that will place him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Release date: July 26, 2019
Genre: Comedy
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino
Studio: Sony Pictures
Official Website: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Follow on social: #OnceUponATimeInHollywood

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age.

The list of July movies is shorter than prior months, but at least it’s quality over quantity. If you’re looking for an action, horror or thriller then you have a great month coming!

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1 thought on “July 2019 Movies to See

  1. I have not seen any of these yet but I am most looking forward to seeing Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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