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The Best Netflix Arrivals Of June 2019

Netflix is heating up this June with a fantastic slate of new releases that are bound to get anyone excited. On the Netflix originals side, we're getting new seasons of Black Mirror, 3%, and Dark, plus heart-pounding original films I Am Mother and Murder Mystery.

For non-Netflix properties, highlights include the groundbreaking Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse as well as Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, not to mention Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Of course, it's going to be a bittersweet month, with a handful of great films also on their way out. Consider this your last call for both Kill Bill movies, District 9, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Apocalypse Now, to name a few. (Check out the best movies leaving Netflix in June right here.)

All said and done, there are more than 50 new and returning properties heading our way in June, so we've chopped out the chaff to bring you the best new Netflix additions to add to your queue in June 2019.

Black Mirror: Season 5 — June 5

We're kicking off the month with one of the most hotly anticipated returns of the year. That's right, Black Mirror is storming onto Netflix with its fifth season, and the episode lineup looks just as crazy as past installments. The import from Channel 4 in the UK has maintained a Tomatometer in the high 80s since its premiere, and all signs point to that trend continuing.

Thanks to a series of trailers for the upcoming season, we have an idea of what each of the three new episodes will entail. In "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too," a lonely girl finally gets the chance to meet her favorite singer via a toy called an "Ashley Too," only things get dark when the toy appears to channel more than the pop star's personality. In "Striking Vipers," starring the MCU's Anthony Mackie, a chance encounter kicks off a string of events that soon spiral out of control. And in "Smithereens," we'll get in the passenger seat with an unbalanced cab driver who's taking audiences on the ride of their lives.

The whole season drops on June 5, so grab the popcorn and get ready.

3%: Season 3 — June 7

The early days of Netflix, originals were filled with now-iconic titles, from House of Cards to Hemlock Grove to Orange is the New Black. But even among that crowd, one show stood out as a critical darling and eventual cult classic: 3%, the Brazilian dystopian thriller you never knew you were missing until you watched it. As IndieWire's review put it, "3%'s ability to captivate relies on both acting and storytelling, and succeeds on both counts."

The first season of 3% introduced the premise of a population of young adults who have to compete against each other in a cutthroat competition called "The Process." Only three percent of participants make it through and get the chance to live beyond famine and poverty.

We can't get into the details of the rest of the season or its follow-up without spoiling all the twists. Suffice it to say that 3% is binge TV at its finest. Check it out when the third season drops on June 7.

The Chef Show — June 7

Cooking and travel shows are a dime a dozen, but Netflix's upcoming original The Chef Show deserves a special mention, mainly for the people involved. The series sees Iron Man director Jon Favreau stepping in as producer, director, and star, alongside chef Roy Choi. It's basically Jon Favreau cooking things and talking about food, which is fine all by itself, but the trailer also showcases some instantly familiar faces. Yup, it looks like half the stars of the MCU stopped by, with Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Gwyneth Paltrow, and even Kevin Feige and the Russo brothers sitting down for a meal.

If Jon Favreau in an apron looks familiar, that's because the concept for the show came out of his own 2014 film Chef, for which Roy Choi taught him how to cook. As Favreau explained, "During the production of Chef, I developed a much deeper understanding of the ways in which we express our emotions, share our cultures, and seek meaningful connections through the act of cooking and eating."

If that sounds like something in your wheelhouse, be sure to tune in on June 7 when The Chef Show starts cooking.

I Am Mother — June 7

Netflix has been killing it with their original sci-fi thrillers. Bird Box made us all scared to open our eyes, The Silence took us on a journey into a dark world of winged monsters, and now I Am Mother is set to shatter our perception of nurturing mother figures. Starring Oscar winner Hilary Swank and young actress Clara Rugaard, I Am Mother is set in the future and follows a young girl who's raised by a robot named Mother in an underground vault. From birth, she's taught that the outside world is an uninhabitable wasteland. But the appearance of a woman (Swank) from the outside throws that narrative into question.

The trailer for I Am Mother showcases a sleek, terrifying experience, but while some viewers may enter the film expecting a cautionary tale about technology, that's not the entire experience. In an exclusive interview, director Grant Sputore explained that while the film explores our relationship with the high-tech future we're creating, the thematic elements go even deeper. He said, "So that's what hits you in the face when you watch the film. But for me, what it's really about is the discussion of what it means to be a good person... How do you work out who you are, separate to what your parents want you to be, or what religion's told you to do, or what you've read in a book sometime?"

Basically, get ready for a mind-bending adventure when I Am Mother premieres on June 7.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese — June 12

Music lovers will get a trip down memory lane on June 12 with Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese. With this upcoming documentary, the acclaimed filmmaker is taking viewers on a musical odyssey into the one-of-a-kind era that allowed a voice as unique as Bob Dylan's to shine from the roughage of a downtrodden generation. After finding fame, the Rolling Thunder Revue tour saw Dylan crossing the country to play in smaller, more intimate venues in an attempt to get back to his roots — and his fans.

Dylan's fellow musician David Blue described the tone and feel of the tour in an interview with Rolling Stone in 1975, saying, "Bob's just an ordinary f**king guy, a great songwriter who got swept up in this whole fame thing and was smart enough to know how to control it, who rode with it and was shrewd, damn shrewd. And now he's just paying everyone back with this tour. It's like a family scene."

With Martin Scorsese at the helm, there's no telling what to expect when Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story drops on June 12.

Awake: The Million Dollar Game — June 14

Netflix is truly taking over the entire range of television, as proven by their recent forays into reality competition shows. In May, Netflix introduced Flinch, a series in the vein of Fear Factor that sees contestants enduring heart-stopping situations for a chance at fame and fortune.

Awake: The Million Dollar Game will tackle an all-new foe: sleep deprivation. After staying awake for 24 hours, contestants will have to focus hard to complete a series of tasks. Some of them will be easy, others less so... but when your brain's running on fumes, nothing is really all that easy, is it? Of course, there's a lot of incentive to stay focused: the winning contestant walks away with a cool one million dollars. One thing's for sure: you won't be yawning through this one. Take a look when Awake: The Million Dollar Game arrives on June 14.

Murder Mystery — June 14

Adam Sandler's films are a little like a blind gunman shooting at a running horse. There are plenty of misses, but every now and then one of those bullets is bound to hit meat. Murder Mystery looks like it just might be a bullseye. Co-starring Jennifer Aniston, Murder Mystery follows a New York couple who take a second honeymoon to Europe and get embroiled in the murder of a billionaire on his private yacht. Soon, they're the prime suspects in the crime, and they have to go on a hilarious, action-packed quest to prove their innocence... and maybe find the true murderer in the process.

Buckle up for the ride. Murder Mystery premieres on June 14.

Beats — June 19

Anthony Anderson headlines Beats as a former music producer who's gone through some rough times and ended up working as a security guard at a Chicago school. There, he chances upon a troubled young student with a prodigious gift for music, and together the two may just find a way to triumph over their pasts. Beats looks like a heartwarming, inspirational drama that won't pull any punches. Take a look when it arrives on June 19.

The Confession Tapes: Season 2 — June 21

True crime is apparently a big hit for Netflix, and that's a win-win for fans of the genre, too, because there's no shortage of true crime docs to binge on the streaming service. On top of bona fide hits like Making a Murderer and The Keepers, Netflix recently introduced The Confession Tapes, with a first season enthusiastically praised by critics. Of course, it also landed under the radar compared to other entries in the genre, with only seven critic reviews collected on Rotten Tomatoes.

All that means is you'll be able to dig into this hidden gem for yourself. The show focuses on confessed criminals who later claimed that they'd been coerced into giving their confessions. Were they innocent to begin with? Are they lying? Those are just the surface questions, as this show takes a deep dive into the shocking crimes and explores how the original confessions — real or false — may have changed everything. Season 2 arrives on June 21, perfectly timed for an early binge to kick off the summer.

Dark: Season 2 — June 21

If you like dark dramas with a hefty dose of mind-twisting, you'll love Dark. Part thriller, part sci-fi, and part supernatural mystery, Dark follows three separate generations as they all work to solve the case of a missing child. The first season of this German series premiered on Netflix to rave reviews, yet still remains something of a hidden gem on the streaming service.

From a mind-bending plot to lush cinematography and edge-of-your-seat suspense, Dark seriously has so much going for it. If you haven't caught the first season yet, do yourself a favor and add it to your queue. You can watch it in its original German with subtitles or the English dubbed version if you prefer, but definitely give it a shot either way. Now that season 2 is on its way on June 21, there's never been a better time to discover this fantastic series.

Dope: Season 3 — June 28

For two seasons, Netflix's documentary series Dope has offered an unprecedented street-level look into the American drug war, focusing on the lives and crimes of the people on both sides of the ongoing conflict. From task forces raiding homes and production facilities to the dangers smugglers face on a day-to-day basis, Dope have given viewers an uncompromising glimpse into what it's really like in this topsy turvy world.

Drugs, guns, and cash are set to take center stage for a third season of the highly rated docuseries, which premieres on June 28.

Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 3 — Date TBD

Even though all of Netflix's Marvel shows have officially been canned, there's still one final season to look forward to. One of the best of the bunch, Marvel's Jessica Jones, has followed the titular heroine through a whirlwind two seasons that saw her taking on the villainous puppetmaster Kilgrave and then kind of, sort of taking on her best friend Trish. Where will season 3 take us? As the final outing with Jones — and the Netflix Marvel universe as a whole — we're hoping the showrunners take the most insane approach possible. Netflix so far hasn't given a solid release date for the third season of Jessica Jones, so keep your eyes peeled for it to show up.

Those are all the Netflix originals we're getting excited about. Now, here are the rest of the hot new titles coming to Netflix in June 2019.


Curiously enough, Netflix's best action releases are all animated. Sure, we've got Batman Begins and The Dark Knight joining the service in June, but those films seem to come and go pretty often. More exciting, of course, is the addition of Sony/Marvel's 2018 Oscar winner and crowd-pleaser Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which is nothing short of a 117-minute maelstrom of pure fun. That's dropping later in the month, on June 26. Just a bit earlier, on June 21, comes another surprise — the entire run of Neon Genesis Evangelion, plus the finale film The End of Evangelion and the second re-edited version of Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth, because nothing in that show could happen without confusing the hell out of kids.

June 1

Batman Begins (2005)

The Dark Knight (2008)

Small Soldiers (1998)

June 18

Big Kill (2018)

June 21

The End of Evangelion (1997)


June 26

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)


Netflix is saving its big scares for its original titles, so the folks over there can be forgiven for only giving us a handful of extra thrillers. That said, what we're getting is definitely worth watching. On June 1, look for Carrie... although since there's no date attached, we're not sure if it's going to be the original 1976 version or the 2013 remake.

On June 16, look for Cop Car, a silly sounding film that's actually a suspenseful, well-made low-budget thriller starring Kevin Bacon as a no-good cop hunting down two kids who steal his car. Finally, June 26 will see the addition of The Golem.

June 1

Carrie (?)

June 16

Cop Car (2015)

June 26

The Golem (2018)


There's a big load of drama dropping on June 1, most of which consists of recent hits, although there are a few true-blue classics to relive. Specifically, keep your eyes peeled for Platoon as well as Network, a 1976 satire about the news media industry that pulled in ten Oscar nominations and four wins.

What else? 50/50 is an understated dramedy starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and The Space Between Us stars Asa Butterfield as a boy raised on Mars who comes back to Earth and learns about being human. Finally, Gran Torino is also popping in on the first to remind you to stay off of Clint Eastwood's lawn.

June 1

50/50 (2011)

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

Cabaret (1972)

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

Gran Torino (2008)

Network (1976)

Platoon (1986)

The Space Between Us (2017)

June 6

Everybody Knows (2018)


Netflix won't be much of a joke this June — there are only two comedies heading our way. The first is Magic Mike, the 2012 film starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey as male strippers. Then on the 11th, you can catch Ralph Breaks the Internet, assuming your kids didn't drag you to the theater when it was released.

June 1

Magic Mike (2012)

June 11

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)


We're looking at a smattering of new TV seasons crossing into the Netflix jungle in June. On the first of the month, check out the second season of Dynasty. On the 3rd, you can binge the third season of Documentary Now!, which is bringing in a whole new cast of guest stars for its ridiculous mockumentary narratives. Owen Wilson, John Mulaney, Michael C. Hall, and Michael Keaton are just a few of the celebrity guests this season.

June 1

Dynasty: Season 2 (2018 – 2019)

June 3

Documentary Now!: Season 3 (2019)

June 14

Marlon: Season 2

June 15

Grey's Anatomy: Season 15 (2018 – 2019)

June 21

Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995 – 1996)

Shooter: Season 3 (2018)