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The best new movies and shows on Netflix this week

Kevin Hart's Father's day movie and giant robots are queued up

By Andy Kryza
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With revving up to F9 storm next week and Pixar's Luca courting the family audience Friday, Netflix is dropping some counterprogramming this week, highlighted by a seriocomic Kevin Hart drama and a whole bunch of giant robots. 

The streamer's top offering this week is Fatherhood (June 18), a film taking direct aim at dads this Father's Day. The film stars Kevin Hart as a widower raising a baby girl in New York, charting what looks like a decade of highs and lows as he leans on family and friends to get through everyday struggles. It's a familiar setup, but with Hart's trademark vulnerability on display and About a Boy's Paul Weitz behind the camera, the film should be able to avoid the Jersey Girl trap and unleash something genuinely moving upon America's tear ducts. 

Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the spectrum, Netflix is launching an entire fleet of giant robot movies. The streaming service is premiering a handful of anime movies based on Mobile Suit Gundam (June 18) ahead of the July release of Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway in July and the upcoming live-action film helmed by Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (who will dabble in mechs ahead of Gundam with an upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie). The hugely popular Japanese franchise is another huge jewel Netflix's impressive anime portfolio.

The streamer is also teaming up with meditation and relaxation site Headspace with Unwind Your Mind (June 15), an interactive special designed to put you to sleep using methods that have nothing to do with just streaming The Cloverfield Paradox. Also sure to hypnotize is the new travelogue series The World's Most Amazing Vacation Homes (June 18), which brings to life the COVID-era pastime of gazing longingly at other people's homes. 

Here's everything coming to Netflix this week. 

June 14

Elite Short Stories (Netflix series)

June 15

FTA

Let’s Eat

Life of Crime

Power Rangers Dino Fury: Season 1

Rhyme Time Town: Season 2 (Netflix series)

Sir! No Sir!

Unwind Your Mind (Netflix interactive experience)

Workin’ Moms: Season 5 (Netflix series) 

June 16

Lowriders

Penguin Town (Netflix documentary)

Silver Skates (Netflix original film)  

June 17

Black Summer (Netflix series)

The Gift: Season 3 (Netflix series) 

Hospital Playlist: Season 2 (Netflix series) 

Katla (Netflix series)

Silver Linings Playbook

June 18

A Family (Netflix original film) 

Elite: Season 4 (Netflix series)

Fatherhood (Netflix original film)

Jagame Thandhiram  (Netflix original film)

Mobile Suit Gundam I

Mobile Suit Gundam II: Soldiers of Sorrow

Mobile Suit Gundam III: Encounters in Space

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack

The Rational Life (Netflix series)

The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals (Netflix series) 

June 19
Nevertheless (Netflix series) 

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