Netflix: the best new TV and films in June (plus everything else)

Thursday, 24th May 2018, 11:45 am
Updated Thursday, 24th May 2018, 1:39 pm

From summer blockbusters to superhero returns and everything inbetween, June's additions to Netflix UK are packed with comedies, dramas and thrillers of both the small and big screen varieties.

There's also a true crime series tipped to be the big new obsession, and the fan-demanded finale to a cancelled cult show.

Here's the best of what's new on Netflix UK next month - plus a complete list of everything coming in June.

The Edge Of Seventeen

Superlative angst: Hailee Steinfeld in The Edge Of Seventeen

What is it? A smart, endearing coming-of-age film starring Hailee Steinfeld as a cynical, acerbic adolescent - and Woody Harrelson as her wonderfully deadpan teacher and confidant. Funny and surprising, this also has a lot more depth to its characters and story than your average teen comedy-drama.

When can I watch it? June 2

The Staircase

(Photo: Netflix)

What is it? Touted as Netflix's new true crime sensation, this 13-part docu-series follows the case of Michael Peterson, who was accused of murder after his wife Kathleen was found dead at their home in 2001.

When can I watch it? June 8

Sense8: The Series Finale

Fans will hope to get the resolution they asked for (Photo: Netflix)

What is it? Like many frustrating TV cancellations, when it was announced last summer that the cult sci-fi show from Matrix creators the Wachowskis was being axed, there was a fan outcry. The result is this two-hour concluding special, which devotees hope will wrap up loose plot threads and answer burning mysteries.

When can I watch it? June 8

Planet Earth II

A viscacha basks in the sun in Planet Earth II (Photo: BBC)

What is it? From a swimming sloth to a nail-biting pursuit of a newborn lizard by snakes, here's another chance to luxuriate in this spellbinding, expansive BBC nature documentary series - and relax to David Attenborough's typically wonderful narration.

When can I watch it? June 11

Unsolved: Tupac and Biggie

A dramatic, detective look behind the murders (Photo: Netflix)

What is it? Taking a slightly different angle on the infamous murders of hip-hop's pioneering icons, this is a scripted drama following the police investigations into both cases.

When can I watch it? June 18

Star Trek Beyond

Uhura (Zoe Saldana) and Sulu (John Cho) in Star Trek: Beyond

What is it? The latest blockbuster in the big screen Star Trek revival, with Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto reprising their roles as Kirk, Uhura and Spock. A much pluckier and more enjoyable adventure than dour mis-step Into Darkness, there's plenty of fun action - and the interactions between Simon Pegg's Scotty and Sofia Boutella's Jaylah are a pleasing highlight.

When can I watch it? June 21

Luke Cage: Season 2

What is it? Mike Colter is back as the indestructible Marvel hero Luke Cage, once again set on protecting his New York community from criminals and sleazebags. That gorgeous soundtrack is likely to play a major part once more, and Iron Fist is apparently making an appearance - continuing the pair's entertaining odd-couple dynamic from The Defenders. Season one was half-great. Fans will hope this can sustain its promise.

When can I watch it? June 22

Don't Breathe

What is it? A grisly, old-fashioned exploitation flick in modern clothes; deftly executed with suspense and atmosphere by director Fede Alvarez. In Detroit, a trio of young burglars decide to rob a retired blind man who lives alone on a crumbling, derelict street. But they get far more than they bargain for when they break in.

When can I watch it? June 26

All Is Lost

What is it? Robert Redford is astonishing in JC Chandor's almost entirely wordless thriller - which follows a lone sailor who must draw on every ounce of his survival instincts and resourcefulness when he runs into trouble in the middle of the Ocean. Utterly captivating stuff.

When can I watch it? June 28

Glow: Season 2

The glamorous ladies of wrestling are back (Photo: Netflix)

What is it? The return of the 80s-set comedy/drama about a group of female wrestlers, led by Alison Brie's Ruth (or Zoya the Destroya, to you and me). Season one secured an ardent following thanks to its witty humour, nostalgic references and likeable cast.

When can I watch it? June 29

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The full list of everything coming to Netflix UK in June:

June 1

November 13: Attack on ParisYou Me Her: Season 3Grace Jones: Bloodlight and BamiMirrorMaskSomewhere Between: Season 1Galaxy of TerrorSpecies IIShort Circuit 2Terms and Conditions May ApplyThe Island of Dr. Moreau: Director's CutTwo WeeksEverything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to AskThe Story of God with Morgan Freeman: Season 2NOVA: Life's Rocky StartNOVA: CyberWar ThreatNOVA: Inside Einstein's MindNOVA: 15 Years of TerrorNOVA: Memory HackersNOVA: School of the FutureNOVA: Rise of the RobotsNOVA: Search for the Super BatteryNOVA: Why Trains CrashOklahoma's Deadliest TornadoesJoseph Campbell and the Power of MythLet's Change The World: My Life's Journey Through MusicJosé José, el príncipe de la canción: Season 1Beach RatsA Midsummer Night's Sex ComedyOutside InThe MansionPedal the WorldFive Elements NinjasThe 36th Chamber Of ShaolinThe Five VenomsReturn To The 36th ChamberFlying Guillotine 2Mahjong HeroesOn the Wrong TrackThe BundLegendary Weapons of ChinaMy Schoolmate, the BarbarianThe Flying GuillotineSword Masters: Two Champions of ShaolinB.A. Pass 2Saragarhi: Season 1Gabru: Hip Hop Revolution: Season 1Natsamrat - Asa Nat Hone NahiCode Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Season 2Mobile Suit Gundam UC: Season 1

June 2

The Edge of SeventeenDinosaur King: Season 1

June 3

Class: Season 1

June 4

Bangkok Bachelors: Season 1

June 6

Enemigo íntimo: Season 1

June 7

Alpha and OmegaOldboy (2013)Ghostbusters (2016)DirtHyori's Bed & Breakfast: Season 2Jihad: A Story Of The Others

June 8

Sense8: The Series FinaleAlex StrangeloveAli's WeddingFranco Escamilla: Por La AnécdotaThe StaircaseTreehouse DetectivesThe HollowMo' MoneyRuPaul's Drag Race: Season 10StealthA New CapitalismGuru Aur Bhole: Season 1

June 9

Men On A Mission: 2018

June 10

Warcraft

June 11

Planet Earth II

June 12

ChampionsSuite FrançaiseColony

June 13

Rillington Place: Season 1

June 14

MarlonMoshi Monsters: The MovieHyori's Bed & Breakfast: Season 2

June 15

The Ranch: Part 5MaktubSet It UpSunday's IllnessLust StoriesVoltron: Legendary Defender: Season 6True: Magical FriendsTrue: Wonderful WishesBaby Ballroom: Season 1Stephen King's SleepwalkersRed CornerStranger than FictionRuPaul's Drag Race: Season 10The Road Trick: Season 1Karl Meltzer: Made To Be BrokenThe Horn: Season 1After the Raves: Season 1Screenland: Season 1Liquid Science: Season 1Social Fabric: Season 1The Thousand Faces of DunjiaComedy High School: Season 1Man vs Wild with Sunny Leone: Season 1La hora finalPacificumThe Poetist: Season 1

June 17

Club de Cuervos presenta: La balada de Hugo Sánchez

June 18

Unsolved: Tupac & BiggieLeatherfaceThe Underwear: Season 1Love Rhythms - Accidental Daddy: Season 1Club Friday The Series 7: HomeClub Friday The Series 7: Online LoveClub Friday The Series 7: ChoiceClub Friday The Series 7: Game of LoveClub Friday The Series 7: The Fault of LoveClub Friday The Series 7: True LoveClub Friday The Series 7: The Boring Girl Who I Love

June 19

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

June 20

The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: Season 1The Many Faces of Ito: The MovieBig: Season 1Dream HighDream High 2Nice Guy: Season 1Good Doctor: Season 1Orange Marmalade: Season 1Sassy, Go Go: Season 1Discovery of Love: Season 1Trot Lovers: Season 1Moorim School: Season 1Hi! School - Love On: Season 1Bridal Mask: Season 1

June 21

Mock the Week: Season 16Star Trek BeyondGirl in Progress

June 22

Cooking on HighMarvel's Luke Cage: Season 2Derren Brown: MiracleBrain on FireUs and ThemWhen a Stranger CallsRuPaul's Drag Race: Season 10Stir Crazy

June 23

Walliams & Friend: Season 1

June 24

To Each, Her OwnThe Boss

June 25

Doctor Who: Season 10Call the Midwife: Series 6A Hundred StreetsThe Limehouse GolemBlack Mass

June 26

Secret CityW. Kamau Bell: Private School NegroSausage PartyDon't Breathe

June 27

DenialSkydancersThe Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Season 2

June 28

Jonathan Creek: Special 2016: Daemons RoostAll Is LostBirthmarked

June 29

GLOW: Season 2Nailed It!: Season 2Paquita Salas: Season 2La ForêtTAUJani Dueñas: Grandes fracasos de ayer y hoyRecovery BoysHarvey Street KidsThe Mighty QuinnRuPaul's Drag Race: Season 10You Got ServedLa Pena Maxima

June 30

Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican TheoryThe ShallowsCentral IntelligenceMohawkThe MausThirteen Terrors: Season 1Behind the Newsroom: Season 1Castle of Stars: Season 1Melodies of Life - Born This Way: Season 1Hormones: The Final SeasonSotus - The Series: Season 1Roonpi Secret Love: Season 1Lovey Dovey: Season 1Club Friday The Series 8: True Love…or ConfusionClub Friday The Series 8: True Love…or DesireClub Friday The Series 8: True Love…or Old FlameClub Friday The Series 8: True Love…or SympathyClub Friday The Series 8: True Love…or BondClub Friday The Series 8: True Love…or HopeClub Friday The Series 8: True Love…or PleasureClub Friday The Series 8: True Love…or Conquest

Weekly episodes

America’s Got Talent (New Episodes Thursdays, begins May 31)Busted! (Finale June 1)Shooter: Season 3 (Starts June 22)Ru Paul’s Drag Race: Season 10 (new Episodes Fridays, season finale June 29)