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Top Picks Coming to Netflix and Hulu in June

Summer is finally here, so let's draw the shades and stay indoors!

Anthony Mackie and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Black Mirror's Striking Vipers.

It’s June 1st and summer is officially here. The sun is out, the bees are buzzing, and the pools are open. But for those of us with sensitive skin, allergies, and an aversion to chlorine, summer is a festival of hot uncomfortable nightmares. If you fall into the latter camp or you’re otherwise stuck at home, don’t fret. Between network, cable, and streaming channels, there’s no shortage of content out there for us indoor kids.

Here are our top picks for June releases, streaming straight from our televisions/laptops/phones into our eyeballs.


June 1

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Batman Begins and The Dark Knight: the endlessly rewatchable first two chapters of the Nolan Batman trilogy are considered two of the best comic book movies of all time.

Cabaret: If you loved Fosse/Verdon, you won’t want to miss this seminal Oscar-winning 1972 film.

Carrie: Prom season may be over, but this seminal horror classic is a dark treat all year round.

June 5

Black Mirror: season five of Netflix’s tech-gone-wrong anthology series features Anthony Mackie, Miley Cyrus, and Andrew Scott in a trio of new episodes guaranteed to keep you up at night staring suspiciously at your smartphone.

June 7th

I Am Mother: This sci-fi thriller follows a young girl (Cara Rugaard) raised by a robot called Mother (voiced by Rose Byrne) who questions everything she knows when a human woman (Hilary Swank) arrives from the outside world.

June 13th

Jinn: Netflix’s first original Arabic series follows a group of teens who accidentally release a Jinn while visiting the lost city of Petra.

June 14th

Jessica Jones Season 3: Netflix is unceremoniously dumping the final season of Jessica Jones with little to no promotion, an ignoble end to one of the streamer’s best series and the Netflix/Marvel partnership.

June 26th

Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse: Everyone’s favorite animated film of 2018 swings onto screens, bringing dazzling animation and a heartfelt story with it.

The Golem: The historical horror story focuses on a tight-knit Jewish community where a desperate woman creates a Golem to protect the town. They had me at “Jewish Frankenstein”.


June 1st

Friday the 13th Films 1-8: Nothing says summertime like a trip to Camp Crystal Lake. Enjoy the first eight films in the iconic series as Jason Voorhees makes lanyards, gets into food fights, and murders a slew of horny teens.

June 5th

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3: The third season of Hulu’s acclaimed series focuses on the rising forces of resistance in Gilead. Check out our review here.

June 15th

12 Monkeys, Season 4: Catch up on Syfy’s cult time-travel series based on Terry Gilliam’s 1995 film.

June 17th

Das Boot: This international co-production follows resistance fighters during World War II and stars Lizzy Caplan and Vincent Kartheiser.

What are you looking forward to watching this month?

(via Slate, image: Netflix)

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