Things are heating up inside and out in the month of June. We’re getting exactly what we all wished so dearly for just a couple short months ago—the scorching heat of summer—and luckily, while we’re all running for the comfort of our air conditioning units, Netflix is bringing the heat, as well. Crank up the AC, hit the lights, and enjoy. Here are the 10 best titles coming to Netflix this June:
The Scorsese classic The Departed makes its way back to Netflix in June, and we couldn’t be more excited for its return. The film tells the story of Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), a young police officer who’s placed in an undercover program to infiltrate South Boston mob boss Frank Costello’s (Jack Nicholson) inner circle. Along the way, he discovers that Costello has at least one mole within the Massachusetts State Police, and through a series of close calls and possible blown covers, Costigan must work behind the scenes to not blow his cover to Costello, but also out the mole before the mole outs him. DiCaprio and Nicholson are joined by Martin Sheen, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Vera Farmiga, Alec Baldwin, Anthony Anderson, Ray Winstone, and plenty of others.
November 13: Attack on Paris
On November 13, 2015, Paris suffered a series of terror attacks that stunned the country. November 13: Attack on Paris is a Netflix Original documentary that explores the events that led up to the attacks, as well as looks into the minds of survivors and the brave men and women who helped protect Paris. Most importantly, the film explores the humanity, kindness, and bravery the people of Paris exhibited on that day.
The King’s Speech
Colin Firth stars as King George “Bertie” VI, a new and under-prepared king thrust onto the throne while England is on the brink of war. The movie centers around Bertie’s speech impediment, and how he works tirelessly with the help of his speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) in order to become the confident and self-assured leader Britain needed in time of war.
The latest installment in the Thor series comes to Netflix on June 5. Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Thor, who this time is imprisoned on the other side of the universe—without his mighty hammer—and must get back to Asgard, his home planet, before it is destroyed by his estranged sister Hela (Cate Blanchett).
Portlandia Season 8
After eight long and wonderful seasons, Portlandia called it quits back in March. Luckily, Netflix was quick to acquire the streaming rights to the 8th and final Season, which will be added to the service in June. While many Portlandia fans came to terms with the series’ conclusion, those of us who don’t know how to let a good thing die when it’s supposed to are still reeling from the loss. Season 8 doesn’t disappoint, and while we don’t want to ruin any of the surprises, we can promise if you haven’t seen it yet, you won’t be disappointed with the finale. Enjoy!
Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson star in this Martin McDonagh cult comedy classic as Ray and Ken, two hitmen ordered by their London-connected boss (Ralph Fiennes) to spend a couple weeks relaxing in Bruges. The two find it difficult to adjust to the life of tourists, but manage to make the best of it—at least, as best as a couple of experienced hitmen can. This story is a bit of a high-speed trainwreck that involves weird encounters with locals, Dutch prostitutes, young love, some weird medieval art, and a bunch of other completely ridiculous events that turn this brief respite into a life-altering couple of weeks.
Cooking on High
There are quite a few interesting-looking Netflix Originals coming in June, and while we don’t know too much about Cooking on High (there’s no trailer), we’re going to gamble and call this one a win. As per the description on Netflix: “In the first-ever competitive cannabis cooking show, two chefs prepare mouth-watering marijuana-infused dishes for a panel of very chill celeb judges.” We don’t know who the “very chill celeb judges” are, but if Martha Stewart isn’t one, we’re prepared to riot. Just kidding… sort of.
Marvel’s Luke Cage Season 2
Marvel’s Luke Cage was a hit, and the long-awaited second season is set to premiere in June. After defeating Diamondback in the Season 1 finale, Luke finds himself back in jail, leaving viewers to speculate about his future. Season 2 opens with Cage obviously clearing his name and becoming a hero on the streets of Harlem, but as you can imagine, it’s not long before another looming threat presents itself.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
With Solo: A Star Wars Story bringing in mixed reviews at the box office, it seems only natural that Netflix is looking to add Star Wars: The Last Jedi to their catalog in June. The Last Jedi picks up after The Force Awakens. With the Resistance under constant attack and things looking bleak as ever, Rey travels to Ahch-To to recruit the one and only Luke Skywalker. Of course, this proves more difficult than she imagined, as Skywalker has exiled himself. With hope for the Resistance dwindling, will Luke Skywalker save the day? Probably, but hey, what do we know?
GLOW Season 2
GLOW returns for Season 2 this month, following what wound up being a surprisingly great first season last year. The show takes a fictional look at the very real syndicated women’s professional wrestling league, the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, which was big in the 1980s. Last season was full of action and drama, as well as excellent performances from Alison Brie as Ruth “Zoya the Destroya” Wilder, Betty Gilpin as Debbie “Liberty Belle” Eagan, Marc Maron as Sam Sylvia, and plenty of others. GLOW definitely made our list of most surprising debuts last year, so we’re excited to see what Season 2 has to offer.
Have Amazon Prime? We have picks for that too.