Listen, I know it’s really, really tough that we still have to stay indoors, especially as the weather is becoming more and more holiday-like and temperatures are beginning to soar. But you all know we’re doing it for the best reasons, and anyway, there’s so much cool stuff to watch! Here’s what Netflix users have got to look forward to on the small screen in June:
New episode every Monday
Snowpiercer Season 1 (2020)
Remember the ensemble cast Bong Joon-Ho film of 2013 about a train hurtling through the tundra that the earth had become, housing severe social division and telling us a furious allegory about the way we treat people in the modern world? Well, this is the TV series version of that cult movie.
With a new cast and a new director we can expect a differing experience, but this series still promises to be an engaging and exciting ride. Full disclosure; this series actually first came onto the service in May but since one episode is being released each week, most of the series is coming out in June.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Every semi-literate softboi’s favourite movie. Although Fear and Loathing has garnered a very specific fan base over the years, it is nevertheless a classic American road trip film, and it’s based on Hunter S. Thompson’s seminal work. Watch it for druggy, trippy visuals and frantic, in-your-face performances from Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro. And culture points from all the softbois in your life.
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)
The pinnacle of British film making, don’t @ me. Angus Thongs is not only comforting and inoffensive, it is home to one of the best film scenes of 2018- GEorgia Nicholson running through Eastbourne dressed as a stuffed olive. Watch this if you are looking for a couple of hours of mindless teen comfort viewing, and if you don’t take yourself too seriously. Also this is one of Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s first appearances on the big screen.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Another part of the softboi canon. TBL has become a byword for cool originality when actually it’s… not. Anyway, it’s a Cohen Brothers film with a very Cohen Brothers-esque cast: Jeff Bridges, Jullianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymore Hoffman. The plot is deliberately convoluted and confusing but the dialogue and cinematography has become very famous since the film’s release. If you watch this then you can start saying ‘you’ve never seen The Big Lebowski?!’ on Tinder.
Dolly Parton Here I Am (2019)
This documentary follows MY president’s extraordinary professional and personal journey. From Smokey Mountain resident to country music star to philanthropist, the documentary shows us every facet of Dolly and pulls up some archive footage from her career too. The documentary puts into perspective Dolly’s extraordinary lifetime achievement so far and her resounding impact not only on her Appalachian community and the US but internationally. Be sure to check out her podcast too.
Mall Rats (1995)
This film is in the same category as Dazed and Confused and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. In other words, it’s one of the original timewaster stoner movies. A film where really not much happens but for anyone who grew up before social media, when hanging around shopping complexes was an activity, this is a nostalgic trip to the mall. The dialogue is quick and clever, the humour is slapstick and silly. All good stuff. Plus bonus vintage Ben Affleck!
Queer Eye Season 5 (2020)
The fab five return to make over the look, life and psyche of mislead individuals in the Midwest. This series promises to be as cute, funny and heartwarming as the last as Bobby, JVN, Antoni, Tan and Karamo work their magic.
Ari Aster’s incredible supernatural horror movie follows a family who is haunted seemingly by their ancestry. The film is graphic and disturbing with several moments that literally take your breath away. The reason why Hereditary is so good is because it goes back to a horror tradition of being genuinely frightening rather than stylish or conventional. Throughout you find yourself questioning every plot point, every angle. It will stay with you for days afterwards.
Menace II Society (1993)
The Disaster Artist (2017)
13 Reasons Why (Season 4)
Leah is a literature graduate from Bristol. Likes: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, My So Called Life, Goodfellas, and Ally McBeal.