9 cult films released in theaters in June 2024

Like every month, UGC cinemas give us the opportunity to (re)discover a certain number of masterpieces and cult films. And for this month of June, the program is extremely busy, with Steven Spielberg, Hayao Miyazaki, Michael Mann, Wong Kar-wai and Celtic legends!

Jurassic Park, by Steven Spielberg (June 2, at 6 p.m.)

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Released in 1993, Jurassic Park profoundly revolutionized blockbusters. Directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg, this great film from the 1990s is the adaptation of the eponymous novel by Michael Crichton (Westworld). Cult film par excellence, Jurassic Park is certainly one of the most mastered blockbusters of the last thirty years. From the ever-skillful staging of Steven Spielberg to the sublime music of maestro John Williams, Jurassic Park is an absolute masterpiece, which we can’t wait to see again for the umpteenth time.

Ponyo on the Cliff, by Hayao Miyazaki (June 2, at 10:45 a.m.)

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Just a few months after the release of the excellent The Boy and the Heron, UGC invites you to immerse yourself in the world of Hayao Miyazaki, by rediscovering two films per month. After a series of films dedicated to a more mature audience (Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited away, The Howl’s Moving Castle), Hayao Miyazaki reconnected thanks to Ponyo on the cliff with the film aimed at children. This current Japanese version of The little Mermaid is, at the same time a magnificent film about childhood and a very beautiful ecological fable.

Saving Private Ryan, by Steven Spielberg (June 6, at 7:30 p.m.)

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While his friends George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola recently made the news at the Cannes Film Festival, Steven Spielberg receives tributes from the UGC group for the month of June, since in addition to Jurassic Parkanother of his many masterpieces will be the subject of a special session: We have to save the soldier Ryan. Winner of 5 Oscars, including Best Director for Steven Spielberg (his second after Schindler’s List in 1994), it is undoubtedly the ultimate war film, whose influence is still felt. The film also allowed one of the most iconic duos in cinema to form: Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who in addition to making five films together, will produce three series on the Second World War: Band of Brothers And The Pacific for HBO, and Masters of the Air for AppleTV+.

Mad Max: Fury Road, by George Miller (June 9, at 6 p.m.)

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While Furiosa is currently bringing critics and the public to their knees, many of us want to dive back into Mad Max: Fury Road. With this instant classic released in 2015, the gigantic George Miller uppercut everyone, making THE blockbuster of the 2010s. Technically impressive, led by a Tom Hardy and a Charlize Theron in great form, Mad Max: Fury Road is a real lesson in cinema. In thirty years, we will continue to talk about Mad Max: Fury Road and of Furiosa !

Collateral, by Michael Mann (June 13, at 7:30 p.m.)

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One of the greatest American filmmakers, Michael Mann has many masterpieces to his credit: Heat, Miami Vice, The Last of the Mohicans or Public Enemies. But we too often forget to cite Collateralwhich is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. Restored in 4K, it tells the story ofa taxi driver (Jamie Foxx) forced to drive a relentless killer (Tom Cruise) for one night in Los Angeles. A perfectly executed thriller, as usual with Michael Mann!

Song of the Sea, by Tomm Moore (June 16, at 10:45 a.m.)

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After his very successful first animated film, Brendan and the Secret of Kellsthe Irish director Tom Moore continues his exploration of Celtic legends with The Song of the Sea. Two children seek to free magical creatures from the spell cast on them by the Owl Witch. Fortunately, young Saoirse is a selkie, capable of transforming into a seal and whose song helps counter the witch’s powers. Very poetic, this magnificent children’s film is a must-see for all lovers of Celtic legends. We also recommend that you discover the very beautiful The Wolf Peoplethe filmmaker’s latest film, which immerses us in 17th century Ireland.

Howl’s Moving Castle, by Hayao Miyazaki (June 23, at 10:45 a.m.)

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After winning his first Oscar with Spirited awayHayao Miyazaki continued his momentum by adapting Howl’s Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. The legend of Japanese animated cinema completely appropriates the text, to offer his own version. It results a poetic masterpiece with perfect technique, enhanced by one of Joe Hisaishi’s most beautiful scores.

Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra, by Alain Chabat (June 23, at 6 p.m.)

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One of the most cult French comedies, Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra is Alain Chabat’s hilarious second film. Passionate about comics since childhood, and in particular the work of Goscinny and Uderzo, Alain Chabat has signed the best live-action adaptation ofAsterix. Full of scenes, each more cult than the last, Cleopatra Mission is the film to watch again with friends or family to have a good time. Either way, we can’t wait to see the animated series Asterix which Alain Chabat is currently working on!

Chungking Express, by Wong Kar-Wai (June 27, at 7:30 p.m.)

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A true pope of Hong Kong cinema, the legendary Wong Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love, The Grandmaster) was recently honored by the brilliant French distributor The Jokers Films who remastered seven of his masterpieces in 4K, including four just a few months ago. Among them was the sublime Chungking Expresswhich tells the love stories of two cops : number 223 promises to fall in love with the first woman who enters a bar at Chungking House; number 663, who goes to the Midnight Express every evening to order a salad from the chef for his girlfriend, an air hostess. A must see !

Keywords :
jurassic parksteven spielbergHayao Miyazakimad max fury roadMad MaxfuriosaGeorge Millertom cruise The Howl’s Moving CastleGhibliAsterix and Obelix Mission CleopatraAlain Chabat

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