Netflix: the best new TV and films in June (plus everything else)

From summer blockbusters to superhero returns and everything inbetween, June's additions to Netflix UK are packed with comedies, dramas and thrillers of both the small and big screen varieties.

Thursday, 24th May 2018, 4:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th May 2018, 5:01 pm
Luke Cage (Photo: Netflix)

There's also a true crime series tipped to be the big new obsession, and the fan-demanded finale to a cancelled cult show.

Here's the best of what's new on Netflix UK next month - plus a complete list of everything coming in June.

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The Staircase (Photo: Netflix)

A smart, endearing coming-of-age film starring Hailee Steinfeld as a cynical, acerbic adolescent - and Woody Harrelson as her wonderfully deadpan teacher and confidant. Funny and surprising, this also has a lot more depth to its characters and story than your average teen comedy-drama.

On Netflix from June 2

The Staircase

Touted as Netflix's new true crime sensation, this 13-part docu-series follows the case of Michael Peterson, who was accused of murder after his wife Kathleen was found dead at their home in 2001.

Sense8 (Photo: Netflix)

On Netflix from June 8

Sense8: The Series Finale

Like many frustrating TV cancellations, when it was announced last summer that the cult sci-fi show from Matrix creators the Wachowskis was being axed, there was a fan outcry. The result is this two-hour concluding special, which devotees hope will wrap up loose plot threads and answer burning mysteries.

On Netflix from June 8

Unsolved: Tupac and Biggie (Photo: Netflix)

Planet Earth II

What is it? From a swimming sloth to a nail-biting pursuit of a newborn lizard by snakes, here's another chance to luxuriate in this spellbinding, expansive BBC nature documentary series - and relax to David Attenborough's typically wonderful narration.

On Netflix from June 11

Unsolved: Tupac and Biggie

GLOW (Photo: Netflix)

Taking a slightly different angle on the infamous murders of hip-hop's pioneering icons, this is a scripted drama following the police investigations into both cases.

On Netflix from June 18

Star Trek Beyond

The latest blockbuster in the big screen Star Trek revival, with Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Zachary Quinto reprising their roles as Kirk, Uhura and Spock. A much pluckier and more enjoyable adventure than dour mis-step Into Darkness, there's plenty of fun action - and the interactions between Simon Pegg's Scotty and Sofia Boutella's Jaylah are a pleasing highlight.

On Netflix from June 21

Luke Cage: Season 2

Mike Colter is back as the indestructible Marvel hero Luke Cage, once again set on protecting his New York community from criminals and sleazebags. That gorgeous soundtrack is likely to play a major part once more, and Iron Fist is apparently making an appearance - continuing the pair's entertaining odd-couple dynamic from The Defenders. Season one was half-great. Fans will hope this can sustain its promise.

On Netflix from June 22

Don't Breathe

A grisly, old-fashioned exploitation flick in modern clothes; deftly executed with suspense and atmosphere by director Fede Alvarez. In Detroit, a trio of young burglars decide to rob a retired blind man who lives alone on a crumbling, derelict street. But they get far more than they bargain for when they break in.

On Netflix from June 26

All Is Lost

Robert Redford is astonishing in JC Chandor's almost entirely wordless thriller - which follows a lone sailor who must draw on every ounce of his survival instincts and resourcefulness when he runs into trouble in the middle of the Ocean. Utterly captivating stuff.

On Netflix from June 28

Glow: Season 2

The return of the 80s-set comedy/drama about a group of female wrestlers, led by Alison Brie's Ruth (or Zoya the Destroya, to you and me). Season one secured an ardent following thanks to its witty humour, nostalgic references and likeable cast.

On Netflix from June 29

The full list of everything coming to Netflix UK in June:

June 1

November 13: Attack on Paris

You Me Her: Season 3

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

MirrorMask

Somewhere Between: Season 1

Galaxy of Terror

Species II

Short Circuit 2

Terms and Conditions May Apply

The Island of Dr. Moreau: Director's Cut

Two Weeks

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman: Season 2

NOVA: Life's Rocky Start

NOVA: CyberWar Threat

NOVA: Inside Einstein's Mind

NOVA: 15 Years of Terror

NOVA: Memory Hackers

NOVA: School of the Future

NOVA: Rise of the Robots

NOVA: Search for the Super Battery

NOVA: Why Trains Crash

Oklahoma's Deadliest Tornadoes

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

Let's Change The World: My Life's Journey Through Music

José José, el príncipe de la canción: Season 1

Beach Rats

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

Outside In

The Mansion

Pedal the World

Five Elements Ninjas

The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin

The Five Venoms

Return To The 36th Chamber

Flying Guillotine 2

Mahjong Heroes

On the Wrong Track

The Bund

Legendary Weapons of China

My Schoolmate, the Barbarian

The Flying Guillotine

Sword Masters: Two Champions of Shaolin

B.A. Pass 2

Saragarhi: Season 1

Gabru: Hip Hop Revolution: Season 1

Natsamrat - Asa Nat Hone Nahi

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Season 2

Mobile Suit Gundam UC: Season 1

June 2

The Edge of Seventeen

Dinosaur King: Season 1

June 3

Class: Season 1

June 4

Bangkok Bachelors: Season 1

June 6

Enemigo íntimo: Season 1

June 7

Alpha and Omega

Oldboy (2013)

Ghostbusters (2016)

Dirt

Hyori's Bed & Breakfast: Season 2

Jihad: A Story Of The Others

June 8

Sense8: The Series Finale

Alex Strangelove

Ali's Wedding

Franco Escamilla: Por La Anécdota

The Staircase

Treehouse Detectives

The Hollow

Mo' Money

RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 10

Stealth

A New Capitalism

Guru Aur Bhole: Season 1

June 9

Men On A Mission: 2018

June 10

Warcraft

June 11

Planet Earth II

June 12

Champions

Suite Française

Colony

June 13

Rillington Place: Season 1

June 14

Marlon

Moshi Monsters: The Movie

Hyori's Bed & Breakfast: Season 2

June 15

The Ranch: Part 5

Maktub

Set It Up

Sunday's Illness

Lust Stories

Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 6

True: Magical Friends

True: Wonderful Wishes

Baby Ballroom: Season 1

Stephen King's Sleepwalkers

Red Corner

Stranger than Fiction

RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 10

The Road Trick: Season 1

Karl Meltzer: Made To Be Broken

The Horn: Season 1

After the Raves: Season 1

Screenland: Season 1

Liquid Science: Season 1

Social Fabric: Season 1

The Thousand Faces of Dunjia

Comedy High School: Season 1

Man vs Wild with Sunny Leone: Season 1

La hora final

Pacificum

The Poetist: Season 1

June 17

Club de Cuervos presenta: La balada de Hugo Sánchez

June 18

Unsolved: Tupac & Biggie

Leatherface

The Underwear: Season 1

Love Rhythms - Accidental Daddy: Season 1

Club Friday The Series 7: Home

Club Friday The Series 7: Online Love

Club Friday The Series 7: Choice

Club Friday The Series 7: Game of Love

Club Friday The Series 7: The Fault of Love

Club Friday The Series 7: True Love

Club Friday The Series 7: The Boring Girl Who I Love

June 19

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

June 20

The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: Season 1

The Many Faces of Ito: The Movie

Big: Season 1

Dream High

Dream High 2

Nice Guy: Season 1

Good Doctor: Season 1

Orange Marmalade: Season 1

Sassy, Go Go: Season 1

Discovery of Love: Season 1

Trot Lovers: Season 1

Moorim School: Season 1

Hi! School - Love On: Season 1

Bridal Mask: Season 1

June 21

Mock the Week: Season 16

Star Trek Beyond

Girl in Progress

June 22

Cooking on High

Marvel's Luke Cage: Season 2

Derren Brown: Miracle

Brain on Fire

Us and Them

When a Stranger Calls

RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 10

Stir Crazy

June 23

Walliams & Friend: Season 1

June 24

To Each, Her Own

The Boss

June 25

Doctor Who: Season 10

Call the Midwife: Series 6

A Hundred Streets

The Limehouse Golem

Black Mass

June 26

Secret City

W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro

Sausage Party

Don't Breathe

June 27

Denial

Skydancers

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Season 2

June 28

Jonathan Creek: Special 2016: Daemons Roost

All Is Lost

Birthmarked

June 29

GLOW: Season 2

Nailed It!: Season 2

Paquita Salas: Season 2

La Forêt

TAU

Jani Dueñas: Grandes fracasos de ayer y hoy

Recovery Boys

Harvey Street Kids

The Mighty Quinn

RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 10

You Got Served

La Pena Maxima

June 30

Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican Theory

The Shallows

Central Intelligence

Mohawk

The Maus

Thirteen Terrors: Season 1

Behind the Newsroom: Season 1

Castle of Stars: Season 1

Melodies of Life - Born This Way: Season 1

Hormones: The Final Season

Sotus - The Series: Season 1

Roonpi Secret Love: Season 1

Lovey Dovey: Season 1

Club Friday The Series 8: True Love…or Confusion

Club Friday The Series 8: True Love…or Desire

Club Friday The Series 8: True Love…or Old Flame

Club Friday The Series 8: True Love…or Sympathy

Club Friday The Series 8: True Love…or Bond

Club Friday The Series 8: True Love…or Hope

Club Friday The Series 8: True Love…or Pleasure

Club Friday The Series 8: True Love…or Conquest

Weekly episodes

America’s Got Talent (New Episodes Thursdays, begins May 31)

Busted! (Finale June 1)

Shooter: Season 3 (Starts June 22)

Ru Paul’s Drag Race: Season 10 (new Episodes Fridays, season finale June 29)