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Over the course of each month, subscription streaming services add new movies and TV shows to their libraries. Here are the titles we think are most interesting for the last two weeks of June, broken down by service and release date. Streaming services occasionally change schedules without giving notice.

An Seo-hyun in “Okja.”Netflix

New to Netflix

‘Moana
Starts streaming: June 20

 

With no love interest and no evil villain trying to take her crown, Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) is not your typical Disney princess. The movie, about her attempt to save her island home, has an empowering message for girls. Jemaine Clement (from “Flight of the Conchords”) and Dwayne Johnson drop in for a few funny songs written by the creator of “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Okja
Starts streaming: June 28

 

For his first film since the visionary international smash “Snowpiercer,” the Korean director Bong Joon-ho tells the story of a young farm girl who travels the world to retrieve her pet: a giant pig who’s become a source of global controversy among environmental activists and deceitful corporate profiteers. Tilda Swinton plays a shortsighted executive heading one of the factions trying to claim the pig, in a comic adventure movie that garnered mostly glowing reviews when it debuted at Cannes.

Netflix Original TV Series

‘GLOW’ Season 1
Starts streaming:
June 23

 

Set during the 1980s pro wrestling boom, this dramedy tells a fictionalized story of the syndicated TV favorites the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Alison Brie stars as a frustrated actress in Los Angeles, who under the tutelage of one of the league’s bosses (Marc Maron) discovers that pretending to beat people up is one of the most fulfilling gigs she’s ever had.

Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani in “Paterson.”Mary Cybulsky/Amazon Studios

New to Amazon

‘Paterson
Starts streaming: June 22

 

The actor who plays both Kylo Ren and that jerk from “Girls” (Adam Driver) shows off his sensitive side as a bus driver with poetic aspirations in this Jim Jarmusch film. Like a meandering love letter to the titular New Jersey city, the movie ebbs and flows around the driver’s inner creative life and the scenic routes that take him past crumbling old buildings and meditative waterfalls.

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