In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you have two options. You can go outdoors and lap up some much-deserved sunshine – or stay inside with the curtains closed, enjoy the cool and the calm, and catch up with some brilliant films and TV shows.
Thankfully, Netflix has you covered if you fancy doing the latter this June, with an abundance of new titles dropping throughout the month.
Lupin fans will be pleased to hear that the much-anticipated second season of the French thriller series is now available for streaming, as is Gina Rodriguez’s new post-apocalyptic horror, Awake (although the latter isn’t getting the best reviews). Later this month, we will also have Kevin Hart’s tear-jerking new film, Fatherhood, as well as an intriguing new Scandi drama – and let’s not forget about must-watch true crime documentary, Sophie: A Murder In West Cork, either.
Throw in the odd romcom, travel series, and meditation special and you truly do have something for everyone.
With all that to enjoy and more, here’s our pick of what’s new on Netflix this month.
Please note that this article will be updated regularly to include new titles.
Million Dollar Baby – 1 June
Boasting a bevy of Academy Award winners (think Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman), this gritty drama spins a tale about a veteran boxing trainer taking a determined young woman under his wing as they take aim at the title. But then comes the all-too-tragic twist…
Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey – 1 June
This biographical crime drama sees a 17-year-old use reverse psychology to escape her kidnapper to set her free, only to get home and find that nobody believes her story. Nobody, that is, save for a veteran detective, who quickly realises that she was taken by a notorious serial killer.
Nigella: At My Table – 1 June
In this must-watch for foodies, the inimitable Nigella Lawson shares her simple tried-and-tested recipes for famous home-made preparations that are packed with flavour.
Carnaval – 2 June
When digital influencer Nina discovers a video of her boyfriend’s betrayal going viral, she decides to use her contacts (and ease her broken heart) with a trip to Salvador during Carnival, together with her three best friends.
Dancing Queens – 3 June
Dylan Pettersson is a young dancer from a small island in the Bohuslän archipelago, who takes on a cleaning job at struggling drag club Queens. There, the club’s star dancer and choreographer accidentally discovers her talent, and the pair concoct a plan to get her on the stage…
Summertime: Season 2 – 3 June
“How many things can happen in a year?” reads Netflix’s official synopsis for this Italian teen drama. “[In season two of Summertime], everyone is discovering what it really means to grow up. But this summer will speak above all of love: the torment and the ecstasy of a feeling that from being dreamed, desired and feared finally becomes reality and which, once again on the notes of an exciting soundtrack, will open the hearts of the protagonists to new challenges.”
Yesterday – 4 June
Another sugar-sweet tale from Richard Curtis, this film follows Jack, a struggling musician, who wakes up one day to find out that only he remembers The Beatles. Cue him using the band’s songs to gain fame and fortune… but can he really keep up the pretence? Especially when his newfound celebrity lifestyle gets in the way of true love?
Breaking Boundaries: The Science Of Our Planet – 4 June
In this moving documentary, Sir David Attenborough explores how humanity’s actions are threatening the stability of our planet.
Feel Good: Season 2 – 4 June
Starring and created by Mae Martin, the second season of Feel Good sees Mae struggle to come to terms with the ghosts from her past as George tries to reinvent her present. Can they grow together and make their relationship stronger than ever? Or will they grow apart?
Sweet Tooth – 4 June
This trippy fantasy-drama, based on the DC Comic of the same name, is set in a post-apocalyptic world where children are being born as hybrids (aka half-animal and half-human). Cue Gus, a half-deer and half-human, who leaves his forest sanctuary and joins a lone traveller to journey across America in search of answers to his past.
Awake – 9 June
After a sudden global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep, chaos quickly begins to consume the world. Only Jill, an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter. But can she save the world before she loses her mind?
Tragic Jungle – 9 June
Boasting a red-hot 91% ‘fresh’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Tragic Jungle sees a young woman flee into the depths of the Mayan jungle to escape an arranged marriage. There, though, untamed nature soon merges the human with the supernatural.
Fresh, Fried And Crispy – 9 June
Extra crispy pork chops in Birmingham, deep fried Oreos in San Diego, and jumbo lump crab cakes in Baltimore? It can only be Fresh, Fried And Crispy, in which YouTube sensation Daym Drops travels all around the country to find the best unknown fried dishes coming from the streets, fancy restaurants, and home kitchens.
Trese – 10 June
Based on the award-winning graphic novel by Filipino writer Budjette Tan and artist Kajo Baldisimo, Trese follows the show’s eponymous detective as she investigates crimes involving supernatural entities.
Lupin: Part 2 – 11 June
Omar Sy’s Assane Diop is back in a thrilling new installment of Lupin, and this time the gentleman thief is the “most wanted man” in France. And yes, you better believe it’s picking up after season one’s dramatic cliffhanger, with Assane embarking on a frantic search for his kidnapped son Raoul.
Skater Girl – 11 June
In this coming-of-age tale, a teenage girl in rural India discovers a life-changing passion for skateboarding. But she faces a rough road as she follows her dream to compete.
Headspace: Unwind Your Mind – 15 June
Do you want to relax, meditate or sleep deeply? Personalise the experience according to your mood or mindset with this Headspace interactive special.
Penguin Town – 16 June
Love penguins? Then you’re going to fall hard for this cheeky colony of African penguins, who eschew ice and snow in favour of Cape Town’s sundrenched streets and beaches.
Katla – 17 June
Set in Iceland, after the subglacial volcano Katla has been erupting constantly for a whole year, this chilling new Scandi series follows Gríma as she searches desperately for her missing sister. However, it soon transpires that there might be something sinister hidden under the glacier – something which no one could ever have foreseen.
Black Summer – 17 June
In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, we watched the complete strangers of Black Summer band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones. And the second season is going to pick up where we left off, too.
The Blair Witch Project – TBC
The original found-footage horror, this 90s classic sees three students head into the Maryland backwoods to cover the mystery behind the Blair Witch incidents. The trio speak with locals, sift through facts and legends, and then decide to spice their footage up by heading into the woods to see what they can find out there. But then, just like that, they lose their map… and things take an unexpectedly frightening turn.
Fatherhood – 18 June
In this emotional true story, Kevin Hart stars as a widower fighting to raise his daughter alone after the tragic death of his wife.
The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals – 18 June
This reality series helps us head off on vacation from the comfort of our own homes, as we join three travellers visiting the best holiday rentals around the globe.
The Dead Don’t Die – 18 June
This star-studded satire is set in Centerville, an ordinary and peaceful town, at the beginning of a zombie apocalypse. Naturally, the townspeople are at a loss as to what to do, so it’s up to the local police officers to figure it out. If they can, that is…
Good On Paper – 23 June
After years of putting her career ahead of love, stand-up comic Andrea Singer has stumbled upon the perfect guy. On paper, he checks all the boxes… but is he everything he appears to be?
The House of Flowers: The Movie – 23 June
Based on the dark comedy series of the same name, this film delves deep into the dysfunctional truth behind a family-run flower business.
Murder By The Coast – 23 June
“In 1999, teen Rocío Wanninkhof is murdered,” reads the official Netflix synopsis for this true crime documentary from Spain.
“Her mother’s ex-partner, Dolores Vázquez, is suspected. But did she do it? A second victim reveals the truth.”
Sex/Life – 25 June
This new Netflix series promises to give us the story of a love triangle between a woman, her husband, and her past as she takes a fantasy-charged trip down memory lane. Go in expecting a provocative new look at female identity and desire.
Sophie: A Murder In West Cork – 30 June
Sophie Toscan Du Plantier, a talented French film and TV producer, was savagely beaten to death outside her isolated holiday cottage in West Cork, Ireland, on 23 December 1996. To this day, the case remains unsolved, so Netflix’s new true crime series aims to speak to all those involved in the case in order to find justice for Sophie.
America: The Motion Picture – 30 June
In the mood for something a little (read: very) different? With Channing Tatum as George Washington, Olivia Munn as Thomas Edison and Simon Pegg as King James, America: The Motion Picture sees a chainsaw-wielding Washington team up with beer-loving bro Sam Adams so that he can take down the Brits in a tongue-in-cheek riff on the American Revolution.
Somos – 30 June
Inspired by the explosive investigative article by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ginger Thompson, Somos imaginatively recreates the stories of the people of the small town of Allende in the days leading up to a shocking massacre.
Prime Time – 30 June
On New Year’s Eve 1999, a 20-year-old named Sebastian, armed with a gun, hijacks a TV studio and takesa famous TV presenter and a security guard hostage.
“His plan? No one seems to know, including Sebastian himself,” reads the synopsis. “His demand to deliver his message, whatever that may be, via live broadcast is repeatedly thwarted by an uncertain police force and an egotistical network chairman. As the night wears on, Sebastian and the hostages bond in unexpected ways, while those in power fumble to restore order.”
Kayleigh Dray is Stylist’s digital editor-at-large. Her specialist topics include comic books, films, TV and feminism. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends.