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Now on Netflix: Thor: Ragnarok, the Best Thor, and Much More

Thor: Ragnarok

Rejoice, for Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, one of the better Marvel movies, is crash-landing today on a Netflix app near you. And June’s Netflix slate has lots of other goodies in store.

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Thor: Ragnarok is one of my favorite films of 2017. The movie—splashed through with bright comics colors in a fever-dream homage to Jack Kirby—sparked a Thor renaissance for many viewers. No more did the God of Thunder seem like a too-serious guy scowling behind vaguely Shakespearean language and taking on forgettable entities like Malekith the Unfortunate, Accursed Dark Elf.

Instead, Waititi and actor Chris Hemsworth reworked Thor into a more comedic, light-hearted character, even though the plot involves the death of his father Odin, fighting as a gladiatorial slave on an alien planet, and battling his evil sister Hela (Cate Blanchett) for the throne and soul of Asgard.

Ragnarok gave us many, many gifts, including the exceptionally badass Valkyrie as played by Tessa Thompson, a reconciliation between Thor and his on-again, off-again brother, Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner way out of his element despite his seven PhDs, Idris Elba’s Heimdall saving everyone with perfect hair, Waititi as the Kronan rocky rebel Korg, and Jeff Goldblum as spacey Grandmaster Jeff Goldblum in some pretty fantastic silken robes and painted fingernails.

I have seen this movie perhaps ten times and enjoyed every viewing. You can watch Ragnarok and forget, for a time, about what happens to the Asgardians in Infinity War. Ragnarok is pure joy set to the sounds of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song.

Netflix has another huge title coming at month’s end when The Last Jedi drops on the streaming service June 26th. Here’s what else they have planned for June, with some of our faves bolded:

June 1
Assassination Games
Blue Jasmine
Busted! (season finale) (Netflix original)
Disney’s 101 Dalmatians
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
He Named Me Malala
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Just Friends
Miracle
National Treasure
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
November 13: Attack on Paris (Netflix original)
Outside In
Righteous Kill
Rumor Has It
Singularity
Taking Lives
Terms and Conditions May Apply
The Boy
The Covenant
The Departed
The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure

June 2
The King’s Speech

June 5
Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok

June 7
Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast, season 2 (Streaming every Thursday)
The Night Shift, season 4

June 8
Alex Strangelove (Netflix original film)
Ali’s Wedding (Netflix original film)
Marcella, season 2 (Netflix original)
Sense8: The Series Finale (Netflix original)
The Hollow (Netflix original)
The Staircase (Netflix original)
Treehouse Detectives (Netflix original)

June 9
Wynonna Earp, season 2

June 10
Portlandia, season 8

June 14
Cutie and the Boxer
Marlon, season 1

June 15
La Hora Final
Lust Stories (Netflix original film)
Maktub (Netflix original film)
Queer Eye Season Two (Netflix original)
Set It Up (Netflix original film)
Step Up 2: The Streets
Sunday’s Illness (Netflix original film)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Ranch: Part 5 (Netflix original)
True: Magical Friends (Netflix original)
True: Wonderful Wishes (Netflix original)
Voltron: Legendary Defender, season 6 (Netflix original)

June 16
Grey’s Anatomy, season 14
In Bruges

June 17
Club de Cuervos presenta: La balada de Hugo Sánchez (Netflix original)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., season 5

June 18
Encerrados

June 19
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (Netflix original)

June 22
Brain on Fire (Netflix original film)
Cooking on High (Netflix original)
Derren Brown: Miracle (Netflix original)
Heavy Rescue: 401, season 2 (Netflix original)
Marvel’s Luke Cage, season 2 (Netflix original)
Us and Them (Netflix original film)

June 23
Disney’s Tarzan

June 24
To Each, Her Own (Les Goûts et les couleurs ) (Netflix original film)

June 25
Hotel Transylvania, season 1

June 26
Secret City (Netflix original)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro (Netflix original)

June 29
Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits (Netflix original)
GLOW, season 2 (Netflix original)
Harvey Street Kids (Netflix original)
Kiss Me First (Netflix original)
La Forêt (Netflix original)
La Pena Maxima
Nailed It!, season 2 (Netflix original)
Paquita Salas, season 2 (Netflix original)
Recovery Boys (Netflix original)
Tau (Netflix original film)

What are you watching?

(via CNET.com, image: Marvel Studios)

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