‘Sense8’ returns: The hottest new movies headed to Netflix in June
June is fast approaching, folks! Which means the streaming sites are gearing themselves up for another content dump and we can’t wait. No need to get stuck in a Netflix browsing loop next month because the busy people in the Film Daily newsroom have put together a ranked list of all the best new and old movies hitting the streaming behemoth in June. Time to shun the sun and get your binge on!
He Named Me Malala (2015)
Available: June 1
He Named Me Malala is a 2015 documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), presenting a stunningly crafted portrait of the young Pakistani female activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. The film looks at the events leading up to the Taliban’s attack on her for speaking out on girls’ education as well as the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.
Sunday’s Illness (2018)
Available: June 15
Ramón Salazar’s Spanish melodrama is headed to Netflix after receiving warm reviews at the 68th annual Berlinale, about an estranged mother & daughter who reunite for a ten-day trip together. The mother Anabel considers the trip to be a chance for her to get her daughter back, but little does she know Chiara has other ideas in mind.
Available: June 30
In this historical genre-bending action-horror flick, America is the bogeyman. Set late during the War of 1812, Ted Geoghegan’s (We Are Still Here) latest film centers on a young Mohawk woman (Kaniehtiio Horn) and her two lovers as they battle a squad of US soldiers hell-bent on revenge. As the Americans close in, the trio must use every resource in their power – both real and supernatural – to help in the escalating battle.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Available: June 26
The latest Star Wars jam is hitting the streaming giant in June, giving opportunity for the Jedi fandom to debate the merits or pitfalls (depending on your stance) of the movie once more.
Lust Stories (2018)
Available June 15
In a followup to the 2013 anthology film Bombay Talkies, directors Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, and Dibakar Banerjee have put together Lust Stories – four shorts about modern romance in India, providing a look at the country’s trials and tribulations of love.
Available: June 29
Maika Monroe (It Follows), Ed Skrein (Deadpool), and Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) star in Federico D’Alessandro’s sci-fi thriller about a girl held captive by an advanced artificial intelligence who seeks to escape by breaking into the computer programs that control the house.
Us and Them (2018)
Available: June 20
Writer-director Joe Martin’s SXSW hit sees Jack Roth (The Snowman) star as a fiery and frustrated working class twentysomething who launches a plan to kickstart a revolution by turning the tables on the establishment with a deadly game of chance. Violent, punchy, stylish, and with a funk-heavy soundtrack to boot, Us and Them is well worth a watch when it drops on Netflix later next month.
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Available: June 5
Whether you’re a Marvel superfan or you think it’s a load of old huey, there’s no denying Thor: Ragnarok is the best of the three Thor films and it’s also one of the funniest MCU films going. Definitely worth a watch or rewatch when it joins Netflix’s ranks in June.
Sense8: The Series Finale
Available: June 8
It might be a season finale but it is a two-hour special so we think it warrants a mention on this movie list. We’re finally getting closure on the Wachowski’s sci-fi hit – hopefully we get the answers to the questions we’ve all been asking since the show was cancelled after just two seasons last year.
In Bruges (2008)
Available: June 16
Martin McDonagh’s dramedy will have you laughing and sobbing at this story of a guilt-stricken hitman (Colin Farrell) who is forced to sojourn in Bruge with his crime partner (Brendan Gleeson) as they await orders from their ruthless boss following a fudged hit. It’s funny, thrilling, and hopelessly tragic.
The Departed (2006)
Available: June 1
Kick off next month by revisiting one of Martin Scorsese’s finest crime dramas and watch ya boy Leonardo DiCaprio’s undercover cop and Matt Damon’s criminal mole as they both attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
You can find the full list of movies hitting Netflix in June below:
Disney’s 101 Dalmatians
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
He Named Me Malala
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
November 13: Attack on Paris – Netflix Original
Rumor Has It
Terms and Conditions May Apply
The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure
The King’s Speech
Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok
Alex Strangelove – Netflix Original Film
Ali’s Wedding – Netflix Original Film
Sense8: The Series Finale – Netflix Original
The Hollow – Netflix Original
Treehouse Detectives – Netflix Original
Cutie and the Boxer
La Hora Final
Lust Stories – Netflix Original Film
Maktub – Netflix Original Film
Set It Up – Netflix Original Film
Step Up 2: The Streets
Sunday’s Illness – Netflix Original Film
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Brain on Fire – Netflix Original Film
Us and Them – Netflix Original Film
To Each, Her Own (Les Goûts et les couleurs) – Netflix Original Film
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits – Netflix Original
La Pena Maxima
Recovery Boys – Netflix Original
Tau – Netflix Original Film
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican Theory – Netflix Original