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The best new movies on Netflix in June

Too many choices? Masterpieces by David Fincher and Stanley Kubrick await, along with the ultimate Mel Brooks comedy.
Full Metal Jacket
By Joshua Rothkopf |

These days, Netflix is doing an amazing job with its original programming—from everyone’s favorite obsession, Stranger Things, to a new season of Orange Is the New Black. The streaming service has recently dominated the Cannes Film Festival with new movies by Noah Baumbach and Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer). They’re even going to produce the next Martin Scorsese movie, The Irishman, a gangster film starring Robert De Niro. That said, Netflix’s rotating monthly selection has some strong movie options, mixed in among the huge catalog. Let us do the work for you. We’ve found essential thrillers by David Fincher and Stanley Kubrick, along with the beginning of Daniel Day-Lewis’s three-time Oscar reign.

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Best new movies on Netflix

Movies, Drama

Daughters of the Dust (1991)

Islanders living off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia fight to preserve their unique West African culture in this cryptically beautiful Gullah-dialect period piece. Writer-director Julie Dash made a huge impact on indie filmmaking at a time when women of color were rarely seen behind the camera.

Movies, Drama

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

The first half of this Vietnam War film, set on Parris Island, is as brilliant as anything in Stanley Kubrick’s entire filmography: a razor-sharp study in male rituals of humiliation and dominance. The movie is worth returning to, outside of the late-’80s glut of ultraserious war pictures like Platoon.

Movies, Comedy

My Left Foot (1989)

Daniel Day-Lewis’s raging performance as Christy Brown, the Irish painter who tore his way through cerebral palsy to reach a kind of clarity, is the best part of this fairly soapy melodrama. But you won’t be thinking that as you cry your eyes out. For all his subsequent success, Day-Lewis has never been this shattering.


Young Frankenstein (1974)

Shot using some of the same props from the original James Whale Frankenstein pictures, this genre spoof features the young Gene Wilder at his manic best (which is saying a lot). When Mel Brooks was on, he was on fire. This is his most perfect film, silly and sublime.

Movies, Drama

Zodiac (2007)

The key movie of the Bush era, David Fincher’s masterpiece hides its true subject, obsession, under a maze of gruesome data. The city is terrorized by a ghost, and good men lose their way. It’s the first movie about a serial killer that feels like it was written by one.


And here’s everything coming in June, by date:

Available June 1
1 Night (2016)
13 Going on 30 (2004)
Arrow: Season 5 (2016)
Burlesque (2017)
Catfight (2016)
Catwoman (2004)
Chingo Bling: They Can't Deport Us All
Days of Grace (2011)
Devil's Bride (2016)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Intersection: Season 2 (2016)
Kardashian: The Man Who Saved O.J. Simpson (2016)
Little Boxes (2016)
Mutant Busters: Season 2 (2016)
My Left Foot (1989)
Off Camera with Sam Jones: Series 3 (2015)
Playing It Cool (2014)
Rounders (1998)
Spring (Primavera) (2016)
The 100: Season 4 (2016)
The Ant Bully (2006)
The Bucket List (2007)
The Queen (2006)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Vice (2015)
West Coast Customs: Season 3 (2013)
Yarn (2016)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Zodiac (2007)

Available June 2
Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 5, Part 2 (2016)
Flaked: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Inspector Gadget: Season 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Los Últimos de Filipinas (2016)
Saving Banksy (2014)
The Homecoming: Collection (2015)

Available June 3
Acapulco La vida va (2017)
Blue Gold: American Jeans (2017)
Headshot (2016)
Three (2016)
Tunnel (2016)
War on Everyone (2016)

Available June 4
TURN: Washington's Spies: Season 3 (2016)

Available June 5
Suite Française (2014)

Available June 7
Disturbing the Peace (2016)
Trolls (2016)

Available June 9
My Only Love Song: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Orange Is the New Black: Season 5 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available June 10
Black Snow (Nieve Negra) (2017)
Daughters of the Dust (1991)
Havenhurst (2017)
Sword Master (2016)

Available June 13
Oh, Hello On Broadway - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available June 14
Quantico: Season 2 (2016)

Available June 15
Marco Luque: Tamo Junto - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 4 (2016)
Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance (2015)

Available June 16
Aquarius: Season 2 (2016)
El Chapo: Season 1 (2017)
The Ranch: Part 3 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
World of Winx: Season 2 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available June 17
Grey's Anatomy: Season 13 (2016)
Scandal: Season 6 (2016)
The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)

Available June 18
Shooter: Season 1 (2016)

Available June 20
Amar Akbar & Tony (2015)
Moana (2016)
Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up For The First Time - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available June 21
Baby Daddy: Season 6 (2017)
Young & Hungry: Season 5 (2017)

Available June 23
American Anarchist (2016)
Free Rein: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available June 26
No Escape (2015)

Available June 27
Chris D'Elia: Man on Fire - NETFLIX ORIGINAL

Available June 28

Available June 30
Chef & My Fridge: Collection (2014)
Gypsy: Season 1 - NETFLIX ORIGINAL
It's Only the End of the World (2016)
Little Witch Academia: Season 1—NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The Weekend (2016)

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