Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in June 2021

New Netflix Releases June 2021 UK

Now that Call The Midwife is back on the BBC, and Barry Jenkins’ incredible adaptation of The Underground Railroad has been released on Amazon, Netflix has some competition. 

Nevertheless, there are still some compelling new releases on the streaming service. I’m writing this mid-May and outside it’s grey, wet, positively miserable so ideal binge watching weather. I hope that by the time you read this, the seasons will have got their act together and you’ll be too busy soaking up the sun to watch too much new stuff, but just in case, here’s what we have to look forward to in June:

 

1st June

Black Holes: The Edge of All We Know (2020)

Black Holes The Edge of All We Know

This documentary takes an in-depth look into Black Holes and the breath-taking discoveries that continue to be made about the phenomena. I find the idea of space, space travel, alternative galaxies and so on absolutely mind-boggling. The thought of a black hole is terrifying, yet still hugely fascinating. Watch this if you want to possibly give yourself an existential crisis. Or, if you want to learn something about what exists beyond our planet.

 

Elvis Presley: The Searcher (2018)

Elvis Presley The Searcher

 Another documentary, but this one is less likely to incite existential dread… Here we explore and begin to understand Presley’s life through a focus on his music. Rather than sensationalising Presley’s life, this documentary offers a definitive narrative for us to understand the genius that was Elvis. When the documentary was released 3 years ago, it received extremely positive reviews. A must see for Elis fans obviously, but also for anyone interested in music and how it shapes our identities. 

 

The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Multiple Seasons)

Real Housewives of Atlanta Netflix

And now for something completely different. I know that The Real Housewives series are trashy, but that’s why they’re brilliant too. If everything you enjoy is only highbrow and character building then that’s good for you but bizarrely scripted reality TV is important too to some of us. Perfect mindless escapist viewing.

 

4th June

Sweet Tooth (Season 1) 

Sweet tooth Netflix UK

As the Marvel Universe seems to be growing at an expeditious rate, taking over the Disney streaming platform remarkably quickly, I guess it makes sense for the DC world to begin to think about doing the same thing. This fantasy drama from DC and Netflix is set in a post-apocalyptic world (as all the best things are) in which children are born half-animal, half-human. Watch to see how the stories unfold (or, read the original comics).

 

Yesterday (2019) 

Yesterday Netflix

This uplifting, lovely film was directed by Danny Boyle and stars Lily James and Himesh Patel, with Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran appearing for comparatively short periods too. Following a weird global blackout thing, the world becomes an alternative reality in which the Beatles (and other things like cigarettes) never existed. I loved this when it came out: real comfort viewing. 

 

18th June

Fatherhood (2021)

Fatherhood Kevin Hart

This new release from Kevin Hart promises to be both heart-breaking and hilarious. Hart plays a single father raising his daughter after the death of his partner. Conveniently, the film arrives on Netflix just before Father’s Day! Also starring DeWanda Wise and Paul Reiser and presented by the Obama’s production company: Higher Ground, this is bound to be a great watch.

 

Other releases

 

4th June

Breaking Boundaries: The Science Of Our Planet (2021)

David Attenborough narrates this documentary revealing the full scale of the climate emergency.

9th June

Awake (2021) 

After the world is rocked by a disaster, a former soldier braves the post-apocalypse landscape to deliver a potential cure for humanity: her daughter.

11 June

Lupin (Part 2) Assane is back is Netflix’s brilliant French thief drama.

15 June

The Karate Kid (2010)

Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith star in this reboot of the 1984 classic.

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Leah is Culture Editor @ No Majesty. Leah is a literature graduate from Bristol, likes include: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, My So Called Life, Goodfellas, and Ally McBeal.

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