Romance, Comedies, And Real-Life Adaptations To Watch On Metro Channel This June
Spice up your nights with Movie Nights on Metro
Movies take us on an adventure and let us experience a life that we otherwise wouldn’t know. That's their magic, and perhaps why they make great additions to our quarantine schedules, being stuck (but safe) at home.
We’ve curated a fresh list of romantic dramas, chick flicks, comedies, and movie adaptations that will take you on a different adventure every time—whether it’s through a different college experience, olden times Sicily, or a different world altogether.
Catch these movies on Movie Nights on Metro, premiering every 9 p.m. on Metro Channel, channel 52 on Sky Cable and channel 174 on HD.
June 5, Friday
Miley Cyrus is Molly Morris, a private investigator who is tasked by the FBI to go undercover to keep an eye on the daughter of a man who is going to testify against a big criminal. To accomplish her mission, she transforms into Brooke Stonebridge, goes to college, and goes through a series of crazy and hilarious adventures. Pool parties, dresses getting caught on fire, romantic interests—you know, typical college stuff. A cool FBI agent trying to fit into college? You’ll find yourself rooting for Molly. Hope she doesn’t get busted!
June 6, Saturday
This award-winning film opened the 66th Venice International Film Festival in September 2009 and tells an autobiographic epic of three generations of a family that lives in a Sicilian village. We follow lovers Peppino and Mannina from the 1930s to the 1980s in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in Sicilian). It is also where the director, Giuseppe Tornatore, was born. Quite a long watch, but filled with emotions and tension from a time long removed from us.
For Colored Girls
June 7, Sunday
This film is indeed a must-watch commentary on what it means to be a female of color in this patriarchal world. Adapted from Ntozake Shange's 1975 original choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide, For Colored Girls takes the discussion even deeper and presents an ensemble cast of ten strong female actors including Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Thandie Newton, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray. They will tell the story—the real story—of the struggles and challenges faced by women around the world.
Machine Gun Preacher
June 8, Monday
Sam Childers (Gerard Butler) is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy with a very messy and violent past. He finds God and now has put all of these behind him. With a new purpose in life, he travels to Sudan to do his part and save them from the rebels who are trying to turn them into soldiers. Based on the real events of the real-life Sam Childers’ life, this movie is an action-filled treat that will inspire you to take that second chance at life.
Beer For My Horses
June 9, Tuesday
This country classic is a hilarious film by country music entertainer Toby Keith. He produced it, he starred in it, and it’s even based on his original single with the same name. Beer for My Horses tells the story of two best friends Rack (Toby Keith) and Lonnie (Rodney Carrington) who work together as deputies in a small town. When a drug lord kidnaps Rack’s girlfriend, they embark on an outrageous road trip and defy their sheriff to save her. Of course, expect a lot of laughs and absurdness along the way.
June 10, Wednesday
An indescribably hilarious, insightful, and inspiring film that’s perfect for Pride month. Based on a true story, Pride follows a group of gays and lesbians who will come together not for their own advocacy, but to raise money for the families of those affected by the British miners' strike in 1984. It was screened during the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and won the Queer Palm award. Discussing a delicate subject in the 1980s, starring a lovable cast, the film aims to shed light on various advocacies and calls for us to stand together—despite our differences—for the greater good.
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane
June 11, Thursday
It starts out as your typical chick-flick starring Mandy Lane (Amber Heard) as the girl that all the boys are crazy for. But when they invite her to a weekend party at a secluded ranch house, it all turns sour when a merciless killer decides to tag along. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane premiered in various film festivals and received mixed reviews—but it promises to deliver suspense, horror, and thrill. Watch to decide for yourself!
June 12, Friday
Another comfy rom-com to cuddle to on your movie nights. Join Lola (Miley Cyrus) as she gets her heart broken at the start of the school year, only to be led to the arms of her best friend, Kyle (Douglas Booth), a promising musician, who reveals he has feelings for her. Peppered with hilarious and heartfelt moments between Lola and her mom, LOL is a fresh coming-of-age story for modern times.
June 13, Saturday
Looking for a solid science fiction movie that will test your wits and capture your heart? Adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas is an epic film that shows multiple plots happening across different eras in time. At Cloud Atlas, everything is connected: from an 1849 ocean voyage across the pacific, and a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant, to a rebellious clone in futuristic Korea, and the post-apocalyptic Hawaii far in the future. It has a star-studded ensemble cast, too, including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Sturgess, and Jim Broadbent.
Act of Valor
June 22, Monday
Act of Valor is a unique movie experience where real-life heroism meets fictional storytelling. It’s based on actual US Navy SEAL missions, real tactics, and even stars active-duty Navy SEALs to tell the story of contemporary global terrorism. The story starts in the Philippines, too, where the U.S. ambassador and his son are killed by terrorists, and dozens of elementary school children are killed using a vehicle-borne IED disguised as an ice cream truck. It’s a heart-pumping watch with a relevant message on family, violence, and global affairs.
June 24, Wednesday
Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. But when he finds a potential true love in the form of Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson), things get a bit—complicated. Don Jon is written, directed, and starred by Joseph Gordon-Levitt himself and his smart cracks and creativity shine through in this funny, flirty, and surprisingly touching film. Oh, and he does a little rapping here, too.
June 25, Thursday
In this 2011 French war adventure film, French journalist Elsa Casanova is kidnapped by the Taliban in the midst of covering the story of a woman sold to a man when she was a child in Afghanistan. A group of elite French naval commandos is dispatched to rescue Elsa and her companion, but while they succeed in the rescue, they’re not too sure if they can escape the Taliban-ruled lands. During the chase, the characters will find the true meaning of honor, survival, and sacrifice.
June 26, Friday
One pawnshop ties the lives of four men: two meth addicts, a man looking for his kidnapped wife, and an Elvis impersonator. Expect quirky villains, clowns in masks, and a Fast and the Furious reference. This is also the last film that Paul Walker completed before he passed away in 2013.
Veronika Decides to Die
June 27, Saturday
A pretty solid psychological drama based from the novel by Paolo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die casts Sarah Michelle Gellar as Veronika Deklava, who commits suicide despite having a good, seemingly perfect life. After her failed suicide attempt, she wakes up in a mental asylum to be treated by an unorthodox psychiatrist, who specializes in controversial treatment and tells her she has only weeks to live. With little left to lose, Veronika may just find a new side to herself and a brand new purpose to live.
June 28, Sunday
What if a woman became a pope? Set after the death of Charlemagne, Johanna is born in olden times Germany, where she will be denied catholic education because she is a girl. So she assumes the identity of her brother and pretends to be a man, so she can continue her education and rise in the ranks—finally emerging as pope. But how long will Johanna get away with it, especially when she’s carrying the baby of the head of the papal army? An interesting film indeed that brings a German twist to the classic Mulan scheme.
June 29, Monday
What lengths will a father go to for his son? In Snitch, John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson) will go undercover for the DEA just to help free his son from prison after being set up in a drug deal. John will enter the underground narcotics world and in his every move, his wits, resources, and courage will be tested. If you love Dwayne Johnson action films (who doesn’t?), you’re sure to enjoy this one just as well.
June 30, Tuesday
Love, magic, mystery—it’s a fantasy romance novel come to life! Based on the 2009 novel by by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures tells the story of how Ethan Wate met Lena Duchannes, a woman who has been appearing in his dreams and mysteriously arrives in his small southern town. But what if Lena’s family carries magical secrets that Ethan is too “normal” to understand and handle? Will their love overcome?