May is almost at a close, and based on my remedial calendar skills, that means June is just around the corner. The start of summer is finally here (To be honest, ever since Spider-Man came out in 2002, I always considered May to be the new start of summer). This also means that most of our TV shows are on hiatus until the fall. We have a bit of time before we see what shenanigans The Flash will get into next, but until then Netflix is there to pick up the slack. Here is what’s premiering (and leaving) for the month of June.
One moment links 8 minds across the planet. They share their lives, their talents, and their secrets. From the Wachowskis, all episodes premiere June 5th.
Orange is the New Black (Season 3)
The women of Litchfield return for a third season of drama and tears. Seasons 1 & 2 are currently streaming, and all season 3 episodes premiere June 12th.
Hiccup and Toothless return with a new mission, to explore strange new lands in a quest to finally end the war between Vikings and Dragons. All Episodes premiere June 26th.
What Happened, Miss Simone?
This documentary chronicles the life of legendary singer and activist Nina Simone, using a combination of never-before-heard recordings, archival footage, and her greatest hits. Premieres June 26th.
Original Programming for Kids:
Some Assembly Required
When a teenager becomes the owner of a toy company, he hires his friends to help him design new toys. Premieres June 19th.
In the near future, wealth has overshadowed economic hardship, and a mother and daughter fight to keep the joy in their lives despite the world’s growing instability.
TV and Movies Premiering in June
- The Aviator
- La Dictadura Perfecta
- The Best of Me
- Hector and the Search for Happiness
- Grace of Monaco
- It’s Tough Being Loved by Jerks
- Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2
- The Cobbler
- Scandal Season 4
- Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
- Danger Mouse Season 1-10
- Bindi’s Bootcamp Season 1
- Rodney Carrington: Laughter’s Good
- Lee Daniel’s The Butler
- Point and Shoot
- Beyond the Lights
Leaving Netflix June 1
- Drugs Inc.
- Ever After
- G.I. Jane
- Ink Master
- Rain Man
- Silence of the Lambs
- Collateral Damage
- Practical Magic
- Texas Chainsaw (Available until 6/29)
- Jack Reacher (Available until 6/30)
- Steel Magnolias (Available until 06/30)
- Taxi Driver (Available until 6/30)
So there you have it, you full guide of comings and goings for Netflix in the month of June. My picks from that list are Beyond the Lights and Nightcrawler. Both films are excellent (but couldn’t be further apart on the spectrum. NOT the best double feature pairing).
So what say you? What are YOUR picks for June? What are your hopes for July? How does a kid become the owner of a toy company? Did he RT something at the right time? Let me know on Twitter or in the comments below.