It’s almost June, which means summer is quickly approaching, and there is no better way to beat the heat than staying inside and streaming Netflix all day. Luckily, Netflix has made sure to stock up with new content to prepare for all your summer night bingeing.
Grab the popcorn and get comfy with this list of new releases. From movies to tv shows to all kinds of stand up specials, there’s definitely something for everyone here!
The Dark Knight And Batman Begins Arrive June 1
Believe it or not, The Dark Knight trilogy hasn’t ever appeared on Netflix. Finally, the first two installments of the trilogy will be available to stream on June 1. You can catch Heath Ledger’s final performance before he met his untimely end.
We’re not sure why they decided to leave out The Dark Knight Rises but that’s okay, it’s easily the worst of the three. It was actually the only film of the trilogy to not be nominated for an Academy Award.
Magic Mike Hits The Stage June 1
Alright ladies, now let’s get in formation. Magic Mike is thundering onto Netflix on June 1, and you can bet your bottom dollar it’s going to be nice and sweaty. For those of you who forgot, this is literally a movie about Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey being male strippers.
The only thing that makes this movie better is knowing that it was loosely based on Tatum’s real-life experience as a stripper in Tampa, Florida.
Black Mirror — Season 5 Is Back June 5
It’s only three new episodes, but the British sci-fi anthology is finally back for another season. Black Mirror is set to release on June 5th and has some surprising A-listers on the cast. Miley Cyrus and Anthony Mackie will both be appearing in the fifth season.
From the Netflix trailer, it looks like the episodes feature a couple struggling with fertility, a ride-share driver that terrorizes his passengers, and a pop-star that has their A.I. doll become sentient.
Marvel’s Jessica Jones — Season 3 Is Coming Sometime In June
In February 2019, Netflix announced that the third season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones would be its last, marking an end to all of Netflix’s Marvel-related content. That means fans of the show will get their final season released on a yet-to-be-determined day in June.
That also means that if you like noir tones in television and you like the very talented Krysten Ritter, you have a limited time to binge the series before it’s gone forever.
I Am Mother Is Coming June 7
One of the most anticipated original movies coming to Netflix is I Am Mother. The film stars young actress Clara Rugaard as a girl raised by a robot after an apocalyptic event, but her reality is changed when she finally encounters a mysterious stranger.
I Am Mother also features Rose Bryne as the voice of the nurturing robot and Hilary Swank as the mysterious stranger. It definitely seems like I Am Mother is going to be June’s Bird Box.
The Chef Show Premieres June 7
Netflix has found a niche in original series cooking programs and The Chef Show is the latest addition. Premiering on June 7, The Chef Show is hosted by Jon Favreau and Roy Choi. The real-life BFFs will be experimenting “with their favorite recipes and techniques.”
The show is technically a follow up to the 2014 comedy Chef, written by Favreau. Also, thanks to Favreau being a big-time director, the series will also have some fun additions like when they share a meal with the Avengers cast.
Murder Mystery Hits Netflix June 14
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are back on the big screen together as of June 14. Sandler is set to play a New York City police officer and Aniston is his wife, who is a murder mystery novel enthusiast.
Murder Mystery will see the fictional couple go on a European vacation and end up as the prime suspects when a wealthy man is murdered. The reviews are still out for the Sandler comedy so check it out and be one of the first to judge it.
Sing Along To The Phantom Of The Opera June 1
The 2004 film based on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical will be landing on Netflix as of June 1. Phantom of the Opera fans have gone back and forth on the quality of the 2004 film. While many criticized the writing and directing, there was no denying that Emmy Rossum’s performance as Christine was phenomenal.
Whether you’re a hater or a lover of the 2004 film, you can now sing along to the classic songs at any time.
Ralph Breaks The Internet And Breaks Onto Netflix June 11
The 2018 sequel to Wreck-It Ralph is making its way to Netflix on June 11 after outshining the original film. If you didn’t get a chance to see it in theaters, Ralph Breaks The Internet is packed with pop culture references and sneaky adult jokes that makes it fun for both parents and kids to watch.
It also features a scene of Disney Princesses wearing, *gasp*, pants! Ralph Breaks The Internet is guaranteed to be a family-friendly and family-favorite for streaming.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Swings In June 26
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse opened in theaters in December 2018, and just six months later it’s going to be on Netflix. The film won tons of awards—including an Oscar for Best Animated Feature—so you know it’s going to be worth a watch.
Even if you’re not a big Spider-Man fan this film has enough humor in it to keep you entertained. Plus, it has an A-list voice cast that includes Mahershala Ali and John Mulaney. Look out for it on June 26.
The Black Godfather Arrives June 7
Not to be confused with the 1974 Blaxploitation film of the same name, The Black Godfather in another Netflix original scheduled to release on June 7. The film depicts the life of Clarence Avant, who was a music producer to some of the biggest stars of the 20th century.
The film features interviews with figures like Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Snoop Dogg, and P. Diddy. With stars like that, this original film looks like a must-watch.
Documentary Now! — Season 3 Is Out June 3
Fans of the mockumentary television series will be happy to hear that the third season of Documentary Now! is coming to Netflix on June 3. For those who haven’t heard of the show, each episode spoofs real documentaries but with a slightly different, fictitious subject.
It also features an all-star cast including Saturday Night Live alums like Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers. Season three will also have some big names guest starring like Cat Blanchett, Michael Keaton, and Bobby Moynihan.
Adam DeVine: Best Time Of Our Lives Is Here June 18
Actor, comedian, and producer Adam DeVine got his first Netflix stand-up special and it’s set to release on June 18. You might recognize DeVine from the Comedy Central series Workaholics and the movie Pitch Perfect.
The comedy special was taped at a show from DeVine’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. When Adam DeVine: Best Time Of Our Lives was announced, DeVine posted on his Instagram that “It might change the world forever! It might not. You decide.”
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Is Streaming June 5
The 2018 animated version of Dr. Seuss’ classic Christmas story is heading over to Netflix on June 5. What better way to ring in the summer months than drinking a crispy boi while watching a chilly comedy?
The 2018 version is the third adaption of the story and ended up being the highest grossing. Even though the film got mixed reviews for being just a simple adaptation, critics highly praised Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice work which makes it worth the watch.
Good Night, And Good Luck Is Available June 1
This Academy Award-winning drama from 2005 is making its way to Netflix on June 1. The historical drama was written and directed by George Clooney and was marked as the best-reviewed film of 2005.
The film tells the story of radio journalist Edward R. Murrow as he takes on the infamous Senator Joseph McCarthy’s anti-Communist actions. It’s all about the responsibility of the media in keeping the government accountable, so there are some poignant connections to modern day politics.
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese Rolls Onto Netflix June 12
Netflix describes Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese as an “alchemic mix of fact and fantasy.” The film looks back at Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and how it impacted America, a country that Scorsese says was “ripe for reinvention.”
Dylan fans are guaranteed to love the “part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream” that will be available for streaming on June 12. There is also a rumored CD box set that is going to be released around the same time.
Platoon Storms Onto Netflix June 1
Oliver Stone’s classic 1986 anti-war film is set to be released on Netflix on June 1 and for many, it will be a hard reminder of America’s part in the Vietnam War. The film is based on Stone’s experiences from the war and follows a volunteer U.S. army man.
Platoon was actually made by Stone to counter John Wayne’s pro-Vietnam film The Green Berets. Those who weren’t around for the Vietnam War might also get a kick out of platoon to see some famous actors like Charlie Sheen and Johnny Depp when they were young.
Network Premieres June 1
Another Academy Award-winning film to hit Netflix in June is the 1976 satirical comedy, Network. The Faye Dunaway film follows a fictional television network that is struggling with bad ratings and does anything it can to bring in viewers, including cutting a deal with terrorists for a docudrama show.
Considering the criticism that cable news underwent during the coverage of the 2016 elections, Network is a film with a message that is still relevant today.
The Carrie Remake Is On Netflix June 1
The 2013 remake of the 1976 classic horror film is hitting Netflix of June 1. The original film was a staple of the streaming platform until it was removed in January 2015. Luckily, the remake starring Chloë Grace Moretz will be available for everyone to get this fix of blood and supernatural gore in.
While some critics called the re-do of the original film “unnecessary” there was no denying the fact that the modern updates and cast performances are exceptional.
Dark — Season 2 Is Back June 21
Dark is a television series that has flown under the radar because it’s the first German-language Netflix original series. The first season debuted in 2017 and was quickly compared to the other Netflix original series Stranger Things.
The sci-fi thriller follows multiple intertwined families and storylines. If you were a fan of Twin Peaks in the ’90s, then June 21 will be the perfect time to binge season one and two of Dark.
Designated Survivor, Season 3 Returns To Netflix June 7th
This Netflix original makes its long-awaited return to the streaming service on June 7th, 2019. The story covers an unassuming Secretary of Housing, Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland), who becomes the new president after a terrorist attack.
If you’re not caught up with the show, you’ll want to get watching! Rumor has it that ABC didn’t pick up this idea fast enough, so Netflix produced the show. Now it’s already on season 3, which fans have eagerly been waiting for since 2018!
Aggretsuko–Season 2 Will Rage Again On June 14th
This cute and weirdly relatable cartoon for adults did so well the first season that it’s coming back on June 14th! This series comes from the same company that made Hello Kitty, called Sanrio. The show chronicles a red panda named Aggretsuko, a 25-year-old single office worker, who just needs to let out her rage sometimes.
Anyone who has wanted to shout at their boss or the world can relate to this red panda. If you want a mix of cute, funny and existentially real, tune in on June 14th!
Cop Car Zooms Into Netflix June 16th
The 2015 creative crime drama will finally appear on Netflix in June 2019. In Cop Car, two young boys stumble across an abandoned police car and corrupt sheriff, and everything spirals from there.
This movie has gained stellar reviews from critics and fans alike, so if you want to forget the world by watching a breathtaking thriller, turn this one on. Make sure you’re willing to wade through a “suspenseful head of steam,” as Michael O’Sullivan from The Washington Post called it.
The Confession Tapes: Season 2 Captivates Fans On June 21st
True crime fans rejoice! The enthralling and disturbing documentary series The Confession Tapes returns to Netflix on June 21st. This series chronicles several cases of false confessions that lead to murder convictions. It’s been two years since the first season released, and the second season looks just as promising.
If you enjoyed The Keepers or Making a Murderer, you’ll want to check out this series as well. You still have time to catch up!
Apollo 13 Lands On Netflix Territory On June 1st
Celebrate your movie night with the classic 1995 movie Apollo 13. This sci-fi is an adaptation of the novel Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13 by astronaut Jim Lovell and writer Jeffrey Kluger.
The graphics still hold up quite well and it’s a dramatic movie to lose yourself in. Especially when you can watch it anytime you like! And who doesn’t adore a fascinating Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon duo performance?
Madagascar 2: Escape To Africa Breaches Netflix on June 1st
Those who want to watch a silly, entertaining Dreamworks movie should look no further than Netflix this year. Your favorite zoo animals crash-land in Africa and face dangerous trials from there. One of the voice actors, Bernie Mac, sadly died before the film’s release.
This fun kids movie features Alec Baldwin, Ben Stiller, and will.i.am as voice actors. And who wouldn’t want to watch the penguins who eventually landed their own TV show? You don’t even need to catch up on the first movie, really.
Neon Genesis Evangelion Returns To Fans On June 21st
Anime fans don’t need to pay for a Crunchyroll account when Neon Genesis Evangelion and its movie sequel, The End of Evangelion, both return to Netflix on June 21st. This show gained a cult following by completely overturning every robot show trope at the time, and in the process, created new archetypes.
Fans can now rewatch this sci-fi classic for a full day of Netflix binging. That is, if they want to switch between laughing and crying all day. Why else would someone go on Netflix, really?
The Golem Ravages Netflix On June 26th
Despite coming out in February 2019, The Golem still made it onto Netflix the same year. This horror movie surrounds a woman who protects her Jewish community from foreign enemies, only to find out that she’s battling a greater evil.
The movie received a whopping 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, giving horror fans another ideal movie to turn on late at night. The Golem combines historical fiction, mysticism, and plagues into an all-around nightmare. Are you brave enough for it?
20th Century Women Hits 21st Century Netflix On June 28th
The 2016 comedy and drama enters 2019 Netflix on June 28th. 20th Century Women was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay along with Best Motion Picture in comedy and music. So you know you’ll want to see Annette Bening’s performance.
The coming-of-age film is set in Santa Barbara, California, in 1979. If you want a historically accurate and hilarious drama film, you may want to spare two hours for this film. Grab your popcorn while you’re at it.
Motown Magic, Season 2 Comes In On June 28th
Motown Magic is a lighthearted kids show created for Netflix. The show surrounds Ben, who uses a magic paintbrush to bring Motown to life. More importantly, if you want your kids to calm down a bit, you have an entire extra season of quiet.
But seriously, critics have praised this TV show and fans have reviewed it highly. The show even features hit songs from The Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and Smokey Robinson.
Two Seasons Of Scare Tactics Sneak Up On Netflix On June 29th
Scare Tactics is a hidden camera prank show that places victims into terrifying situations, usually involving special effects and makeup to capture horror movie clichés. People expose their friends greatest fears, and then laugh as they scream. It sucks for the victims, but is hilarious to us.
Seasons four and five came out between 2009 and 2013, but just now are getting added to Netflix. With 114 episodes, you’ll have your horror-comedy fix set up for at least a week–depending on how hard you binge Netflix.
Shooter: Season 3 Launches On June 21st
If you enjoyed the 2007 film and novel Point of Impact, you may want to check out this drama series back on the Stephen Hunter book. A marksman exile learns about a plot to kill the President and springs into action.
If action thrillers are your jam, then you have an extra season of this show to watch on Netflix. Rumor has it that the show won’t launch a season four, but you can still enjoy the thriller in its entirety.
Season 3 Of The Missing Will No Longer Be Missing On June 17th
British drama fans will finally get their fix of The Missing in June. The BBC-Starz mystery show has been captivating psychological thriller fans for years. If you need a new mystery series, look no further.
Each season contributes a different story, leaving more to captivate you after finishing up the first two seasons. This show has won multiple awards for a reason, but you should watch and learn why for yourself. Can you figure out the mystery?
Mike Epps: Only One Mike Will Make People Laugh On June 25th
Netflix has consistently cheered people up by adding comedy specials throughout the years. This year, it’s adding another special hosted by comedian and actor Mike Epps. He performs at Washington D.C.’s Constitution Hall and reflects on his childhood and own children.
This special is both relatable and insightful, and a must-see for comedy fans. This special follows his 2015 show, Don’t Take It Personal, which is also on Netflix. You can get a taste for his comedy style even before this one is released.
Forest Of Piano – Season 2 Enters Netflix On June 24th
This is another anime show added to Netflix, but don’t let the animation undermine its depth and charm. Forest of Piano illustrates a city boy who escapes at night to play piano in the forest. It’s an inspiring slice of life pieces that musicians may want to watch.
Netflix features both the dub and sub of this show, so you can watch it in English. The story came from a manga written by Makoto Isshiki, and season two came out as recently as April 2019.
Girls Incarcerated Season 2 Enters The Stage On June 21st
Those who admire documentaries may want to watch this roller coaster ride of a show. Girls Incarcerated chronicles teenage inmates at Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility in Indiana, which has since closed down. The first season ran through 2018, and now Netflix promises a second season a year later.
Not much is known about season two yet, other than that it’ll focus on a different correctional facility. The show is a Netflix original, and has done pretty well in public reception.
Instant Hotel: Season 2 Opens On June 28th
Australian reality TV returns to Netflix with the show Instant Hotel. The series follow homeowners who transform their houses into hotels in order to win a prize. This game how is fascinating to watch, and is hosted by Luke Jacobz.
Fans of My Kitchen Rules and House Rules may want to know that this series is produced by the same creators. The show has teased the new season since November 2017, so we’ll see what it has in store!
The Chosen One Breaks Through On June 28th
The Chosen One is a new Netflix Original Series that begins its first season in June 2019. The story highlights three doctors who are sent to a remote village to vaccinate residents. Their trip lands them in an area shrouded in secrets and consumed by faith over science.
You might want to jump on this mystery-thriller hybrid before everyone starts spoiling it. Top stars will include Paloma Bernardi, Renan Tenca, and Pedro Caetano. Beyond that, little information has been released, which only contributes to the mystery element of the show.
Go! Live Your Way Lives On June 21st
Season one of the Argentinian show Go! Live Your Way has sparked waves across the internet. Now, this musical and romance series earns a season two. The show follows Mía Cáceres, who earns a scholarship to a prestigious university and works to follow her dream.
Fans have been hyping up the second season ever since the first one launched in February 2019. You still have time to watch the current show before the rest releases, since the first season only spans 15 episodes.
Beats Raises The Curtains On June 19th
Another Netflix Original comes out this June. If you’re not interested in horror or mystery, you may want to watch this slice of life film. A young man who lost his sister meets a disoriented manager who helps realign his music career.
A trailer has already been released, and captured the internet’s full attention. Anthony Anderson seems to do a spectacular job. Catch the movie first so you can be one of the early reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.