Long summer nights mean more time partying, and more time recuperating in front of the screen. If you have already exhausted everything on your watch list, worry not, as lots of great new titles are coming in June.
Here are the 5 new Netflix films and the 5 new Netflix series that we are most excited about in June 2019.
I Am Mother (7 June)
This Australian-American sci-fi thriller premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and will be arriving on Netflix on 7 June. It is set in a post-apocalyptic future and stars Clara Rugaard as a teenage girl raised in an underground bunker by a robot called Mother, voiced by Rose Byrne. She is one of many teenagers that have been brought together to repopulate the Earth following an extinction level event. But Mother’s control over the girl is threatened when a blood-drenched woman, played by Hilary Swank, arrives at the facility. Is what she has been told about the outside world true, and what is Mother’s true purpose?
The Black Godfather (7 June)
This Netflix documentary coming in June dives into the life of Clarence Avant, a music industry leader with a name for fighting for representation and label deals for black artists. Mentored by Joseph Glasser, Louis Armstrong’s manager, he was active is a highly racially charged era, and this documentary makes clear just how pivotal Avant was on breaking down barriers for talented black artists. The documentary features some of the best-known black music artists including Snoop Dob, Sean Combs, Lionel Richie and Jamie Foxx.
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (12 June)
Bob Dylan, one of the greatest musicians of all time, Martin Scorsese, one of the greatest directors of all times, you know that this documentary will be worth watching. This is part concert film, part documentary, with Scorsese placing Dylan’s music within the context of the troubled spirit of America in 1975. This documentary was over a decade in the making and follows on from Scorsese’s No Direction Home: Bob Dylan, which looked at Dylan’s rise over the 1960s.
Murder Mystery (14 June)
Looking to veg out and switch the brain off for a few hours? Try this latest Adam Sandler movie for Netflix. He stars as a New York City police officer who finally takes his wife, played by Jennifer Aniston, on a promised trip to Europe. In classic Murder She Wrote style, a chance meeting on a flight sees them invited to a family gathering of an elderly billionaire on a super yacht. When he is murdered, like Jessica Fletcher, they must work to solve the mystery. But the real question is, when is Murder She Wrote coming to Netflix?
Beats (19 June)
A story about music, and about two people finding each other when they need each other the most. A talented young hip-hop prodigy who is suffering after the loss of his sister, and a disgraced and disillusioned manager who needs inspiration. They cross paths in Chicago’s South Side, and help each other find themselves again. Sounds like a pretty standard rags to riches story, but it is set apart by strong performances by newcomer Khalil Everage and veteran Anthony Anderson.
Black Mirror, Season 5 (5 June)
Now that we have all recovered from Bandersnatch, we can look forward to season 5 of Charlie Brooker’s anthology series Black Mirror, which promises to show us a future we never imagined but should have predicted. Season five will have only three episodes, but will features stars such as Miley Cyrus, Andrew Scott (yes, Moriati from Sherlock), Anthony Mackie (Falcon from The Avengers) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta in Aquaman).
Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, New Series (7 June)
This Netflix Original miniseries revives the 1993 television miniseries based on Maupin’s books. It is set 20 years later, with many of the cast reprising their original roles. The series will start with Mary Ann Singleton, played by Laura Linney, returning home from pursuing her dreams in San Francisco to be reunited with her daughter Shawna, played by Ellen Page, and her ex-husband Brian, played by Paul Gross. She will quickly find herself drawn back into the town’s dysfunctional community.
Jinn, New Series (13 June)
Netflix’s first Arab series, this is a supernatural drama that will follow a group of young Arab teenagers, whose lives are turned upside down when a spiritual figure appears in front of them in the ancient city of Petra. But they quickly learn that this Jinn cannot be trusted, and must stop him from destroying the world. We will be able to enjoy five episodes led by a strong cast of new comers.
Leila, New Series (14 June)
This time one of the many Indian series that are gaining popularity on Netflix. Leila is a dystopian drama based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Prayaag Akbar. The story is set in a near dystopian future under a totalitarian regime. We meet Shalini (Huma Qureshi), a woman who has changed her religion after marrying a Muslim man, and lives in a ghetto in accordance with her caste. But soon her daughter disappears and her husband dies, and she must find a way to escape her caste and find her daughter.
Dark, Season 2 (21 June)
Season one of this German sci-fi thriller kept us gripped, and season two is finally arriving on Netflix. In the first series children started disappearing from the German town of Winden, revealing the dark history of the town and some of its leading families. The series takes us across time, both in memory and literally through a wormhole, to undercover the mystery haunting the town for more than 70 years. Season one ended on a cliff hanger, so it is time to discover what is in store.