Movies & TV

The Best TV Shows and Movies New to Netflix, Amazon and More in June

At the beginning of every month, subscription streaming services add a new batch of movies and TV shows to their libraries. Here are the titles we think are most interesting, broken down by service and release date. Streaming services occasionally change schedules without giving notice.

An Seo-hyun in “Okja.”Netflix

New to Netflix

13 Going on 30
Starts streaming: June 1

Wanna feel old? This movie is already celebrating its 13th anniversary. Much like the Tom Hanks movie “Big,” this endearing film starring Jennifer Garner is about a kid who thinks growing up is the best until she wishes herself into adulthood. (Surprise: Growing up is not the best.)

‘Young Frankenstein
Starts streaming: June 1

Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder spoof the Universal horror-movie monsters of the 1930s in this black-and-white film from 1974, memorably teaming Dr. Frankenstein (Wilder) and his monster (Peter Boyle) for a song-and-dance duet of “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” Several of Brooks’s regular players make appearances, including Madeline Kahn as Dr. Frankenstein’s haughty girlfriend and Marty Feldman as an incompetent Igor. Infectiously quotable.

Starts streaming: June 1

Before Robert Downey Jr. became one of the world’s biggest movie stars in “Iron Man,” he enjoyed a bit of a renaissance in movies like “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” “A Scanner Darkly” and this David Fincher film. Downey and Jake Gyllenhaal play two San Francisco newsmen trying to solve the case of the Zodiac killer. Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Edwards play the detectives on the case. The movie is a fascinating study of obsession — and of the idea that sometimes, some things just never get resolved.

Daughters of the Dust
Starts streaming: June 10

The first widely released film directed by an African-American woman, Julie Dash’s “Daughters of the Dust” (1991) is a gorgeous multigenerational story set on an island off the South Carolina coast. With sun-dappled cinematography, the film creates a dreamy portrait of the lives and struggles of its female characters.

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.

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.

Also of interest (starting June 1): “Full Metal Jacket,” “My Left Foot,” “The Queen,” “Rounders” and “The Sixth Sense.”

Netflix Original TV Series

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 5
Starts streaming:
June 9

The fifth season of this hit prison drama takes place over the course of 72 hours, showing how a riot affects the inmates of Litchfield Penitentiary. The new storytelling approach should freshen up the series’s usual mix of melodrama and wild comedy, as well as its continuing exploration of race, class, sexuality and gender.

‘The Ranch’ Part 3
Starts streaming:
June 16

One of this era’s most underrated sitcoms quietly reaches its third season and continues its sweetly sympathetic take on life in a Colorado ranching family. With the mainstream media’s directing more of its attention to rugged red state America, this show is more pertinent than ever. But more than anything, it’s a treat to see Sam Elliott, Debra Winger, Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson trade funny, often filthy lines in front of a live studio audience.

‘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.

‘Gypsy’ Season 1
Starts streaming:
June 30

Director Sam Taylor-Johnson bailed on the “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel but landed a gig producing and directing another erotically charged thriller, this time for the small screen. In “Gypsy,” Naomi Watts plays a psychotherapist whose voyeuristic interest in her patients’ lives leads her to get involved with the people they talk about in their sessions. Billy Crudup plays her husband, who doesn’t realize how dangerous his wife’s hobbies are.

John Travolta and Nancy Allen in “Blow Out.”Filmways Pictures

New to Hulu

Blow Out
Starts streaming: June 1

In this Brian De Palma thriller, John Travolta plays a very different character from his disco-driven dancer in “Saturday Night Fever.” Here, he’s a sound man trying to solve a murder he inadvertantly recorded before the killer (John Lithgow) returns to finish off a witness (Nancy Allen). It’s interesting to see Travolta take on a part so somber and serious if you’ve only seen him in musicals or action movies.

Con Air
Starts streaming: June 1

It might be difficult to pick the movie with the best Nicolas Cage reaction shots, but this bombastic Jerry Bruckheimer movie from 1997 is near the top. In it, Cage plays a convict and former soldier who’s on his way out of jail when the plane he’s on gets hijacked by his fellow inmates. Of course, it wouldn’t be a ’90s Cage action movie without lots of fighting, over-the-top explosions and some pithy one-liners.

Gangs of New York
Starts streaming: June 1

Combining his love of history with his flair for depicting violence, Martin Scorsese depicts a downtown New York of the 1860s that is as dodgy and dangerous as the New York of the 1970s, with nativist gangs waging war against recent immigrants. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz, but the ultimate scene-stealer is the ragged, bloodthirsty butcher played by Daniel Day-Lewis.

Peggy Sue Got Married
Starts streaming: June 1

Francis Ford Coppola is the director behind this cutesy comedy about getting a second chance to change the course of your life in high school. After mammoth ’70s hits like “The Godfather” and “Apocalypse Now,” Coppola spent much of the ’80s experimenting in a variety of genres. Not all of the movies worked, but like the musical “One From the Heart” and the innovative teen movie “Rumble Fish,” “Peggy Sue Got Married” allows us to see the range of movies this film-school nerd could make.

13 Assassins
Starts streaming: June 7

Takashi Miike’s ultraviolent remake of an almost forgotten samurai movie sheds a lot of blood in a take-no-prisoners samurai showdown. The problems begin when a spoiled lord becomes increasingly abusive against his people. A band of 13 men unites to take down the rotten leader.

Also of interest (starting June 1): “Apocalypse Now,” “Blue Velvet,” “Legally Blonde,” “Lost in America,” “The Muppets Take Manhattan,” “On the Waterfront” “The Queen of Versailles ”and “Shivers.”

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