Netflix is constantly pumping out new content to keep us all entertained. Since its inception in 1997, Netflix has really evolved and become a household name in the online world. It is available in almost every country worldwide. Netflix gives us movies and shows in various genres and languages, so there is something available for everyone. These movies and TV shows are both Netflix Originals, as well as content that has been released normally and finding a new home. Netflix’s subscription fee also eliminates the need for commercials, so it does not need to appease advertisers to fund their original content, a model similar to paid television services such as HBO and Showtime. Their model provides a platform that allows varying run times per episode based on a storyline, eliminates the need for a week-to-week recap, and does not have a fixed notion of what constitutes a “season”.
It has strayed from the traditional necessary production of a pilot episode to establish the characters and create arbitrary cliffhangers to prove to the network that the concept of the show will be successful. Netflix has continued to release its original content by making the whole season available at once, acknowledging changing viewer habits. This allows audiences to watch episodes at a time of their choosing rather than having to watch just one episode a week at a specific scheduled time; this effectively gives its subscribers freedom and control over when to watch the next episodes at their own pace. Every month, Netflix releases new movies and TV shows for the audience to binge-watch until the month is over. As such, we’ve provided a comprehensive list of shows for you to sink your teeth into over the next month. Here’s what’s new on Netflix this June.
1. Welcome Home (June 1, 2021)
Welcome Home is a 2018 drama-thriller film also known as The Getaway, directed by George Ratliff and written by David Levinson. The film is about a couple who try to rekindle their relationship by going on a romantic trip to Italy when they find that the owner of the rental house they are staying in has other plans for them. Welcome Home is produced by AMBI Group, Star Thrower Entertainment, and Voltage Pictures. The movie stars Aaron Paul and Emily Ratajkowski as leads and Riccardo Scamarcio in a supporting role. The movie comes to Netflix on June 1, 2021.
2. Carnaval (June 2, 2021)
After a breakup, an influencer takes a vacation with her friends to Bahia’s vibrant Carnival and learns that life is more than just social media likes. Carnaval is a Netflix Original film based out of Brazil. This comedy explores the meaning of life and friendship. Carnaval is produced by Camisa Listrada. The movie stars Lipy Adler, Nikolas Antunes, and Giovana Cordeiro among many others. Carnaval releases to Netflix on June 2, 2021.
3. Sweet Tooth (June 4, 2021)
Set in a post-apocalyptic world, Sweet Tooth follows Gus, a half-deer, half-human boy as he navigates his life and finds a new friend. Although originally announced that it would be released on Hulu, Sweet Tooth has found a new home on Netflix. Robert Downey Jr and Susan Downey are the executive producers of the show and it is produced by DC Entertainment, Netflix, Team Downey, and Warner Bros. Television. The series stars Christian Convery as Gus with Nonso Anozie as Tommy Jepperd and James Brolin as the narrator. The fantasy series debuts on Netflix on June 4.
4. Awake (June 9, 2021)
A mysterious catastrophe wipes out all electronics on earth and humanity’s ability to sleep. Scientists frantically try to find a cure before insomnia wipes everyone off the planet. When Jill discovers that her daughter, Matilda, is the only one who can sleep, she has to decide whether to protect her children or sacrifice everything to save the world. The science fiction action film is directed by Mark Raso. Awake stars Gina Rodriguez as Jill and Ariana Greenblatt as Matilda. The film releases on Netflix on June 9.
5. Lupin – Part 2 (June 11, 2021)
Lupin is a Netflix Original French mystery thriller. The show takes inspiration from the early 1900s character Arsene Lupin written by famous French writer, Maurice Leblanc. The show stars Omar Sy as Assane Diop, a professional thief inspired by Arsène Lupin who seeks revenge on a wealthy family who framed his father for a crime he didn’t commit. Filming of the first five episodes was completed primarily in Paris, on various streets, and at the Louvre, both inside and out. The first season holds an approval rating of 98% on Rotten Tomato. Netflix released the first part of the show on January 8, 2021. The series was watched by 70 million households during its first month, becoming the most-watched non-English series on Netflix.
6. Skater Girl (June 11, 2021)
A teenage tribal girl in Rajasthan, India discovers her love for skateboarding after a British-Indian girl introduces skateboarding in her village. Skater Girl is an Indian-American coming-of-age sports drama directed by Manjari Makijany. The film uses both Hindi and English languages and introduces Rachel Sanchita Gupta as Prerna. Production of the film under the title Desert Dolphin took place in a village near Udaipur, Rajasthan called Khempur. As the central set of the film, the Producers decided to build Rajasthan’s first and India’s largest skatepark in Khempur which was also the location for the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. This is a unique concept for a film as it combines two very different worlds of skateboarding and rural India. The trailer for the film shows the struggles she has to go through to pursue what she loves because of the taboo among other villagers. Skater Girl comes out on Netflix on June 11, 2021.
7. Wish Dragon (June 11, 2021)
Wish Dragon is a Chinese-American animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Chris Appelhans. The film follows Din, a working-class college student who comes across an ancient teapot with a thousand-year-old dragon in it. Chris Applehans’s retelling of the genie-in-a-bottle story wanted the story to be authentic and respectful to the Chinese culture. The movie is colorful and funny and tackles important questions like, what is the true meaning of friendship. The movie was initially released in China and will now release in English. The movie is produced by Jackie Chan and he also voiced one of the characters in the Mandarin version. Wish Dragon is also produced by Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, Tencent Pictures, Base FX, Flagship Entertainment Group, Boss Collaboration, and Cultural Investment Holdings. The film stars, Constance Wu, Jimy Wong, and John Cho, among many others. Wish Dragon releases on Netflix on June 11, 2021.
8. Elite – Season 4 (June 18, 2021)
Elite is a Spanish thriller teen drama surrounding the school life of three working-class teens who join an Elite school by receiving a scholarship. The show shows their relationship with their wealthy classmates. It also explores typical themes associated with teen dramas and even explores diverse themes that divert from cliches. The first season consisting of eight episodes released on Netflix in 2018. It received positive reviews from critics and audiences, with many hailing the series as a “guilty pleasure,” and praising its writing, acting, and portrayal of mature themes. Structurally, the series employs a flash-forward plot that involves a mystery element, with each season taking place in two timelines. Elite stars María Pedraza, Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau, and Miguel Herrán with an ensemble cast. Season 4 of the show is set to release on June 18, 2021.
9. Fatherhood (June 18, 2021)
A recently widowed father struggles to raise his daughter after the unexpected death of his wife. Fatherhood is an upcoming American comedy-drama based on the 2011 memoir Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love by Matthew Logelin. The movie stars Kevin Hart as a single dad who brings up his baby girl after the unexpected death of his wife a day after their daughter’s birth. The movie tackles all the difficulties of being a single dad. This is a different movie from what Kevin Hart usually stars in. He is known for his comedies, so it will be welcoming to see him do a drama about parenthood. Fatherhood‘s screenplay is by Dana Stevens and Weitz. Producers are Marty Bowen, Kevin Hart, David Beaubaire, and Peter Kiernan. EPs are Betsy Danbury, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Bryan Smiley, Jaclyn Huntling Swatt, Isaac Klausner, Channing Tatum, and Reid Carolin.
10. The Ice Road (June 25, 2021)
After a remote Canadian diamond mine collapses, an ice driver leads an impossible rescue mission to save the lives of trapped miners despite thawing waters. The Ice Road is an upcoming American disaster action thriller film written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh. The film stars Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne, with Benjamin Walker, Amber Midthunder, Marcus Thomas, Holt McCallany, Martin Sensmeier, Matt McCoy, and Matt Salinger in supporting roles. Liam Neeson is known for his serious roles like the Taken franchise and Schindler’s List. The Ice Road comes out on Netflix on June 25, 2021.
These are the movies and shows releasing on Netflix in June 2021 that intrigued me. What are the movies and shows you are excited to watch from this list? What is something on Netflix you would recommend to your family and friends? Let us know in the comments below!