We’ve rounded the 10 must-see TV and films released on Netflix in June 2019: all you have to do is watch.
What are you watching this summer? With June just around the corner, it’s a question that’s been on our minds (I mean, how else are you supposed to fill the longer days). As always, Netflix has you covered.
The streaming service is about to roll out a whole host of new TV shows, films and documentaries good enough to make you want to go back into winter hibernation mode. TV highlights include the eagerly anticipated fifth season of Black Mirror, the third – and final - season of Jessica Jones and the Netflix Original mini-series Tales of the City, starring Laura Linney. If it’s a movie you’re after, you can look forward to the comedy Murder Mystery starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Aniston, Sophia Coppola’s The Beguiled or the sci-fi thriller I Am Mother.
That’s what summer’s for, right? Read on for our full list of recommendations with cast and premiere date info.
A new series of Black Mirror is always eagerly anticipated and it looks like it won’t disappoint. The fifth season will be made up of three episodes, with Andrew Scott starring as a man grappling with technology addiction and Miley Cyrus as a popstar coming to terms with her fame – purple wig and all.
Cast: Miley Cyrus, Andrew Scott, Anthony Mackie
Release date: 5 June
Tales of the City
Based on the nine-novel series by Armistead Maupin, Tales of the City marks the books’ fourth TV adaptation, in which many actors are reprising their roles. Laura Linney is back as Mary-Ann, a woman who returns home to San Francisco after 20 years and faces the repercussions of leaving behind her daughter Shawna (Ellen Page) behind to follow her dreams.
Cast: Laura Linney, Ellen Page, Olympia Dukakis
Release date: 7 June
Jessica Jones, season 3
Earlier this year, Jessica Jones became one of the final two Marvel Netflix series to be cancelled – making its forthcoming third – and final – more significant than ever. After a falling out between Jessica (Krysten Ritter) and Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) at the end of season two, its expected we’ll see Jessica try to fix broken relationships and seek out closure, once and for all. Buckle up.
Cast: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor Eka Darville, Carrie-Anne Moss
Release date: Friday June 14th
Glee, the Complete Series
Do you remember the joyful song mash-ups, ridiculous performances and starry guests of Glee? What about when Gwyneth Paltrow performed Singing in the Rain or when Katie Couric made an appearance and, very seriously, conducted an interview about Cheerios. Or Sarah Jessica Parker as the fairy godmother Vogue Exec? Get ready to relive it all, the entire series is coming to Netflix, people.
Cast: Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Mathew Morrison, Jane Lynch
Release date: 30 June
Rolling Thunder Revue: a Bob Dylan Story
Part documentary, part concert film, Martin Scorsese’s Rolling Thunder Revue: a Bob Dylan Story captures the energy of America in the Seventies and the music Dylan performed during the fall of 1975, in particular. Not to be missed by Dylan fans.
Cast: Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell
Release date: 12 June
If you’re a Sophia Coppola fan, then you are in luck. This Coppola classic sees a wounded soldier (Colin Farrell) seek solace at an all-girls girl in Virginia during the American Civil War. The headmistress (Nicole Kidman) is at the centre of the jealousy, betrayal and brutality that ensues. On a lighter note, it’s worth watching for the fashion alone.
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Collin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst
Release date: 20 June
Who doesn’t love a good murder mystery? To top it off, this whodunit of that very title, stars Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler. The story follows a NYC cop (Sandler), who takes his wife (Aniston) on a long-promised European trip where they end up on the mega-yacht of a billionaire. When the billionaire is murdered things go very, very wrong.
Cast: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans, Gemma Arterton
Release date: 14 June
Blue Planet II
When The Blue Planet came out in 2001, it was the first documentary to deep dive into the ocean and reveal creatures that had never before been filmed. Its prequel, first released in 2017, goes one step further with stunning visuals and even more never before seen fish, landscapes and phenomena.
Cast: David Attenborough
Release date: 10 June
I Am Mother
Robots. Mystery. Human extinction. I Am Mother has the makings of sci-fi goodness. The story follows a teenage girl (Clara Rugaard) is raised underground by a robot Mother (Rose Byrne), that’s designed to repopulate the earth. When a blood-drenched woman (Hilary Swank) arrives unexpectedly things go awry, as the girl begins questioning everything she’s been told about outside world.
Cast: Hilary Swank, Luke Hawker, Rose Byrne, Clara Rugaard
Release date: 7 June
The Alcàsser Murders
In need of a true crime fix? The Alcàsser Murders is a four-episode true crime documentary, investigating one of the most gruesome crimes in Spanish history. When the triple murder happened in 1992, Spain was shook, not only by its brutality but also the media’s exploitative behaviour. After 25 years, the mystery is still unsolved – get your detective hat on.
Release date: 14 June