After May’s bumper crop of Netflix originals, June is light on the ground this year – if, by light on the ground, you mean the fifth season of Orange Is the New Black, picking up from That season finale and unfolding in real time. Away from the ladies of Litchfield, Netflix takes to the ring for wrestling comedy series GLOW, before bringing us the latest from Snowpiercer’s Bong Joon-ho, which recently became the streaming giant’s first ever film to premiere at Cannes. Whether it bags the Palme d’Or or not in France, with Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, Ant-Man and Orphan Black’s fifth season arriving in the coming weeks (not to mention District 9, Hunger and XX, we’re all winners here.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in June 2017:
While We’re Young – 1st June
Just as Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories becomes Netflix’s second film to premiere at Cannes, the streaming service adds the director’s 2014 film. An entertainingly awkward tale of ageing and maturity, it sees Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts play a couple whose marriage has descended into stale routine – until they meet Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried), a hipster couple with energy to spare. The result is an astute study of the gulf that can open up between generations.
Blade II – 1st June
Guillermo del Toro takes the helm in this underrated horror / superhero sequel, as Wesley Snipes’ Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires.
Blue Velvet – 1st June
With Twin Peaks back on our screens, don’t miss the chance to go back to David Lynch’s seminal, surreal satire, which sees an innocent man get mixed up in a small-town murder mystery involving a kinky nightclub singer and a kidnapper with a penchant for snorting helium.
Catfight – 1st June
Anne Heche and Sandra Oh knock the proverbial seven bells out of each other in this brilliantly acerbic satire.
Flaked: Season 2 – 2nd June
Will Arnett returns for a second season of his Netflix comedy-drama, as Chip heads back to Venice after a short exile and finds that he is persona non grata. No store, no friends, not even a guest house to live in, it’s a long road back to the way things were.
Lucid Dream – 2nd June
After searching for his abducted son for three years, a devastated father attempts to track down his missing child through lucid dreams in this South Korean Netflix original film.
Terminator Genisys – 2nd June
Arnie’s back in this fifth instalment in the long-running sci-fi saga.
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2 Part 2 – 6th June
Despite a stunning betrayal, Clary and the Shadowhunters go to war against Valentine’s new army to determine the ultimate fate of the Shadow World, as Netflix’s exclusive acquisition returns for more fantastical nonsense. Episodes arrive weekly on Tuesdays.
Elysium – 7th June
Matt Damon stars in Neill Blomkamp’s underrated sci-fi thriller, which wears its political heart on its shoulder.
Side Effects – 8th June
Soderbergh’s twisting, slippery thriller in addictive, entertaining watch that should come with its own warning label. Rooney Mara and Catherine Zeta-Jones star.
Orange Is the New Black: Season 5 – 9th June
After That Season 4 Finale, things kick off in Season 5 of Orange Is the New Black, with the whole season unfolding in real time.
My Only Love Song: Season 1 – 9th June
A conceited celebrity who only sees people for their wealth travels back in time and meets an ambitious man who loves nothing more than money in this South Korean Netflix original.
Shimmer Lake – 9th June
Memento as a comedy? Unfolding in reverse time, this darkly comic crime thriller follows a local sheriff hunting three bank robbery suspects, one of whom is his brother.
Orphan Black: Season 5, Episode 1 – 11th June
In the final season of the sci-fi show, Sarah and her sisters scramble to protect Kira from Neolutionists and unravel a mystery that stretches back more than a century.
Oh, Hello on Broadway – 13th June
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are bringing their brilliantly bizarre Broadway alter-egos to Netflix in this new comedy special.
Spooks: The Greater Good – 14th June
This big-screen outing for the BBC spy series isn’t afraid to keep things refreshingly low-key, as Kit Harington plays an old protege of Harry Pearce (Peter Firth), who finds himself back in the espionage fold to uncover a possible mole in MI5.
You Me Her: Season 2 – 15th June
As their unconventional relationship evolves, Emma, Jack and Izzy become closer to one another but face new challenges.
The Ranch: Part 3 – 16th June
Colt copes with challenges in his romantic life while Beau and Maggie continue to navigate their own complicated relationship in the third instalment of Netflix’s underrated comedy series, starring Ashton Kutcher.
El Chapo: Season 1 – 16th June
This gripping drama series chronicles the true story of the rise, capture and escape of notorious drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
Counterpunch – 16th June
Discipline, sweat, heartbreak and triumph are all on full display in director Jay Bulger’s look into the world of boxing. Despite the odds, three young amateur boxers are determined to make a name for themselves alongside the sport’s most remembered and revered champions.
World of Winx: Season 2 – 16th June
Armed with evolved powers, the Winx fairies fight monsters and dark magic to defeat the evil Queen and return Peter Pan spirit to the World of Dreams.
Kibaoh Klashers: Season 1 – 16th June
A young beetle determined to become a racing champion joins forces with his pals to fight an evil prime minister while competing in a big tournament.
Jurassic World – 19th June
Chris Pratt stars in this post-modern reboot of everyone’s favourite dinosaur franchise, which actually builds and opens the theme park envisioned by John Hammond to the general public – only for things to go horribly wrong all over again. A thrilling ride back to your youth that proves dinosaurs can still seem as amazing as they did 22 years ago.
Luther: Season 4 – 22nd June
Idris Elba is on brilliantly gruff form in this short fourth outing for the world-weary detective.
Schindler’s List – 22nd June
Decades after its original release, Spielberg’s masterpiece is no less harrowing or important.
Ant-Man – 22nd June
Paul Rudd is on laugh-out-loud form in this fun debut outing for the world’s smallest superhero.
XX – 22nd June
Fresh from Sundance, this is the first horror anthology to be written and directed entirely by women.
GLOW: Season 1 – 23rd June
Big hair. Body slams. It’s 1980s Los Angeles in this comedy series, and an unemployed actress keeps her dream alive by portraying a female wrestler.
You Get Me – 23rd June
After a one-night stand, Holly develops a dangerous obsession with Tyler and transfers to his high school, desperate to keep their “romance” alive.
Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press – 23rd June
Hulk Hogan’s court case against Gawker Media turns into an examination of how the wealthy can thwart freedom of the press to silence their critics. Screening at Sundance London before its release worldwide.
Free Rein: Season 1 – 23rd June
After befriending a mysterious horse during a summer in the English countryside, 15-year-old Zoe finds the strength to deal with issues she faces.
Thor: The Dark World – 24th June
Before Ragnarok, don’t miss the chance to reacquaint yourself with the God of Thunder, as Chris Hemsworth’s hero teams up with his deceitful brother, Loki, to save the Nine Realms from the Dark Elves. Tom Hiddleston inevitably steals the show.
The Night Shift: Season 4 – 25th June
The American medical drama about the Emergency Room at San Antonio Memorial Hospital moves exclusively to Netflix UK, after initially airing on the Sony Channel. Starring Eoin Macken as heartthrob Dr. T.C. Callahan it follows a group of ex-army doctors working the night at the hospital and using their battlefield-tested medical skills to save lives. Episodes arrive weekly on Sundays, shortly after their US broadcast.
Power: Season 4 – 26th June
50 Cent’s drama, which follows nightclub owner James “Ghost” St. Patrick, returns for a fourth season, as Ghost finds himself arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. Can he overcome the FBI, the media, old enemies and himself? Episode 1 arrives on 26th June, with further episodes released on Mondays within 24 hours of their US broadcast.
Okja – 28th June
Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano star in this drama about a girl who must keep a powerful company from abducting her pal, a gentle beast. Read our review from Cannes.
District 9 – 28th June
Star Sharlto Copley and director Neil Blomkamp are both on breakout form in this superb indie sci-fi, which takes place not during an alien invasion but after it, as a company field agent finds himself infected, after entering the titular area for the extra-terrestrial refugees, who are cordoned off just outside Johannesburg. A mix of body horror, political commentary and bonkers action ensues.
Gypsy – 30th June
Naomi Watts stars in this psychological thriller about a therapist who develops dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives.
The Circle – 30th June
A young woman takes a job at a powerful tech company and soon finds herself in a perilous situation involving privacy, surveillance and freedom in this Netflix original movie. Directed by James Ponsoldt and starring Emma Watson, John Boyega and Tom Hanks, the film is adapted from the book by Dave Eggers – and has been snapped up by the streaming service for UK distribution as a Netflix original, following a flop at the US box office.
Trumbo – 30th June
Bryan Cranston stars in this biopic about the infamous Hollywood writer, who was blacklisted by Hollywood in the 1940s for his political beliefs.
Hunger – 30th June
Michael Fassbender delivers an unflinching performance in Steve McQueen’s powerful drama about Irish republican Bobby Sands, who led the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in June 2017:
40 Year Old Virgins
Betting on Zero
Chingo Bling: They Can’t Deport Us All
Dying of the Light
Fear Files… Har Mod Pe Darr: Season 1
Girl Whose Muscles are Turning to Bone
Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee
How to Stage A Coup
Intersection: Season 2
Iron Man: Armored Adventures: Season 1 and 2
Jhansi Ki Rani: Season 1
Kardashian: The Man Who Saved OJ Simpson
Made in Bangkok
Michael Lost and Found
Mind Game: Season 1
Mutant Busters: Season 2
Oh Darling Yeh Hai India
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Smoke & Mirrors
The Dream Job: Season 1
The First Monday in May
The Real Sleeping Beauty
Two Night Stand
Vinnie Jones World’s Toughest Cops: Season 1
War on Everyone
West Coast Customs: Season 3
When Calls the Heart: Season 3
While We’re Young
Woman with 7 Personalities
World of Compulsive Hoarders
Chelsea: Season 2
The Retreat with Nick Knowles
Acapulco La vida va
Austin Powers in Goldmember
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The Homecoming: Season 1
Los Últimos de Filipinas
Lost & Found Music Studios
Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism
Sky Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
Sky Kids 3: Game Over
What Maisie Knew
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9, Episode 11
Reign: Season 4, Episode 14
Better Call Saul: Season 3, Episode 9
Hello, My Name Is Doris
Pretty Little Liars: Season 7, Episode 17
Disturbing the Peace
Seven Years in Tibet
Power Battle Watch Car: Season 1
Drive Angry (Hell Driver)
Miniforce: Season 1
Chelsea: Season 2
All Quiet in Peking: Season 1
Hidden Singer: Season 1
My Only Love Song: Season 1
Daughters of the Dust
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9, Episode 12
Reign: Season 4, Episode 15
Singles Villa: Season 1
28 Moons: Season 1
My Little Baby: Season 1
Magic Phone: Season 1
Under the Black Moonlight: Season 1
Best Get Going: Season 1
The Age of Adaline
Better Call Saul: Season 3, Episode 10
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 12
Pretty Little Liars: Season 7, Episode 18
Monkey King: Hero Is Back
Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance
Queen of the South: Season 1
The Day Will Come: Season 1
The Precipice Game
The Russian Revolution
Gimme the Loot
Abnormal Summit: Collection
What the Health
Chelsea: Season 2
Reign: Season 4, Episode 16
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 9, Episode 13
Orphan Black: Season 5, Episode 2
Hinterland: Season 2
3 Days to Kill
Amar Akbar & Tony
Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For the First Time
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 13
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
Freddy Heineken: Season 1
Highway to Heaven
Pretty Little Liars: Season 7, Episode 19
A Touch of Spice
Chelsea: Season 2
Heartland: Season 9
The Care Bears Movie
Call the Midwife: Season 5
Orphan Black: Season 5, Episode 3
Chris D’Elia: Man on Fire
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 14
Pretty Little Liars: Season 7, Episode 20
Crimenes de Lujuria
Chef & My Fridge: Collection
Chelsea: Season 2
Footprints, The Path Of Your Life
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
The Green Inferno
Fartsa: Season 1
Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1
Locust: Season 1
Method: Season 1
Pyar Ke Do Pal
Theater of Life
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