Here's what's coming to Netflix in June. Start organizing your binge sched.
Summer’s just around the corner, and you know what that means? It is time to sit by the pool and binge everything on Netlifx. Or, you know, sit inside with some cozy AC, whatever you prefer.
Netflix has gone ahead and announced all the new titles coming to Instant Watch in June. Not only will there be 13 brand-new episodes of Orange is the New Black for us to consume, but there are a ton of other television shows, and movies, appearing on the site. So what do you need to schedule into your MUST BINGE column for the month?
Sense8 (June 5)
This is another brand new Netflix Original hitting the site this month. What’s it about? Your guess is as good as mine! The details of the project have been kept under lock and key for the most part. What we do know is that the Wachowski siblings are behind it, and the preview of it does kinda look like the Matrix. I’m intrigued. I’ll binge anything once.
Free the Nipple (June 9)
You’ve heard about this movement before, but you might not realize there’s a movie to go along with it. It’s not a documentary, but a work of fiction instead. It is, however, based on the true events of the Free The Nipple movement, about a group of women in New York City trying to draw attention to unfair censorship and gender inequality.
Rosewater (June 10)
Check out Jon Stewart’s first foray into directing with Rosewater. He also wrote the script, and and it’s based off of the memoir Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari which details his imprisonment in Iran for 118 days.
Nightcrawler (June 10)
Hey, want to see Jake Gyllenhaal work as a freelance journalist in the underbelly of Los Angeles? Be prepared to see Gyllenhall in a whole new light after this one.
Pretty Little Liars, Season 5 (June 10)
The most recent season for the show hits Netflix middle of the month, just in time for a quick binge before Season 6 starts. Be prepared to not see any of your PLL obsessed friends for a few days, because seriously, WHO IS CHARLES?
Beyond the Lights (June 24)
How about a love story set in the world of pop music? Gugu Mbatha-Raw gives an amazing performance as an up-and-coming singer, Noni, who struggles with the pressure she’s under to succeed and make it big. It was also written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, so it’s lady-power all around for this one.
Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What Your Made Of (June 16)
The BSB documentary is a great way go go back and remember why you loved these guys in the first place. The documentary also seems to ask the question, “what happens when a boy band grows up?” We’ll continue to follow these guys well into old age.
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (June 15)
The band Pussy Riot finds themselves on the news a lot for their strong feminist and anti-Vladimir Putin stance. Because of this, they also sometimes find themselves in jail, too. Two of their five members (and later a third) were arrested for hooliganism (hooliganism! That’s a thing you can be arrested for!) and their trial brought world attention to Russia’s front steps. A Punk Prayer follows this journey for the women from rockers, to prison, to freedom.
Cake (June 20)
No, not the food but this is even better. Promise. Witness Jennifer Aniston in a Golden Globe nominated performance as Claire, a woman dealing with all sorts of pain. And yeah, there’s a cake at the very end.
Lee Daniels’ The Butler (June 16)
The Butler is loosely based on the real-life events of Eugene Allen’s life, who worked at the White House for 34 years. It’s got a powerhouse cast, too: Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Lenny Kravitz, James Marsden, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, and Robin Williams.
Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour (June 26)
If you weren’t lucky enough to snag tickets for Ms. Perry’s latest world tour, don’t worry: You can now watch it in movie from right from the comforts of your own bed! This is completely different from her last world tour film, Part Of Me, as we won’t be seeing much off-stage and backstage life. But that’s completely fine, because the crazy costume changes of Prismatic are enough to keep us occupied.
Orange is the New Black (June 12)
For every other Netflix addition, our friends at Vulture have it all beautifully mapped out. Check it.