The best new Netflix UK series, films, and documentaries to binge in June 2021, courtesy of Secret Bristol.
We’re almost there, friends. But, with some lockdown measures still ahead of us, there’s still much temptation to remain in the warm embrace of Netflix. Come join us! Plenty of blockbuster films, hot new series, and thought-provoking documentaries are also being unleashed this month, so here’s the best of what to watch on Netflix UK in June 2021, as well as some winners from May. Plus, a tantalising glimpse at what lies in store later in 2021! (Don’t forget, you can watch Netflix with pals using this nifty Internet extension.)
New to Netflix UK in June 2021:
Carnaval (June 2)
After a breakup, a Brazilian influencer takes her friends on a free trip to Salvador during Carnaval, where she learns life’s not just about social media likes.
Feel Good (June 4)
In this comedy series the Canadian comedian Mae Martin stars as herself, navigating life in London and the world of gender, sexuality, and sobriety.
Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet (June 4)
David Attenborough and scientist Johan Rockström explore how humanity has pushed Earth beyond its boundaries, and what we must do now to protect our planet’s life support systems and avert the biodiversity collapse crisis.
Awake (June 9)
Gina Rodriguez plays a troubled ex-soldier fighting to save her family after a global event wipes out all electronics and humanity’s ability to sleep.
Lupin Part 2 (June 11)
French drama Lupin is a retelling of the classic French story about Arsène Lupin – a world-famous thief who plans a complex robbery of the Louvre. In part 2, Assane scrambles to find Raoul and wins an unlikely new ally as he draws up a plan to reveal Hubert Pellegrini’s crimes.
Fatherhood (June 18)
This heartwarming film tells the true story of a widowed dad who is faced with raising his daughter on his own while dealing with the grief of losing his wife.
Too Hot To Handle, Season 2 (June 23)
You asked for it, and boy, has Netflix delivered. Season 2 of the hot reality drama will again follow a group of sexy singles at an island retreat, fighting for $100,000. All they need to do to win is keep their hands to themselves.
The best of the rest – coming to Netflix UK in June 2021
Lots and lots to enjoy this month! On June 1 alone, Netflix added space documentary Black Holes: The Edge of All We Know, a nostalgic Elvis Presley documentary titled Elvis Presley: The Searcher, the 1999 horror film The Blair Witch Project, crime movie The Untouchables, BBC comedy series Top Coppers, and Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall. Arriving in the first half of June are the last season of Kim’s Convenience (2nd), Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal: The Movie (3rd), Yesterday (4th), Sweet Tooth (4th), Strange But True (7th), Tragic Jungle (9th), The Devil Below (13th), and several episodes of Élite: Short Stories (14th, 15th, 16th), in anticipation of Élite Season 4 (18th).
Later in the month we’ll see Aquaman (20th), Good on Paper (23rd), Murder By the Coast (23rd), Crazy Delicious (24th), Sex/Life (25th), America: The Motion Picture (30th), and Sophie: A Murder in West Cork (30th) hit our screens.
Now streaming – new to Netflix UK in May 2021:
They’re already here, so check ’em out!
The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness
Based on the 1999 novel by Walter Dean Myers, Monster tells the story of Steve Harmon, a seventeen-year-old honour student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.
This limited series gives a fictionalised glimpse inside the tumultuous world of American celebrity fashion designer Halston.
The Woman in the Window
In this thriller-novel-turned-movie, a psychologist struggling with agoraphobia develops an unhealthy obsession with her new neighbors while trying to solve a brutal crime she believes to have witnessed from her window.
Who Killed Sara?, Season 2
The popular Spanish crime series has returned with a second season, in which Álex continues his mission to avenge the murder of his sister Sara.
Master of None, Season 3
After a four-year break, Aziz Ansari’s comedy series Master of None has returned with a third season, chronicling the relationship of Denise and her partner Alicia in a modern-day love story.
The best of the rest for May 2021
Another May highlight was the release of Lucifer Season 5 Part 2, which excited fans of the show with eight thrilling new episodes. Other titles worth checking out are reality show Below Deck, the absolute classic School of Rock, Jupiter’s Legacy, The Secret Life of Pets 2, The Corrupted, ‘Money, Explained’, Motherland Season 2, The Upshaws, ‘Love, Death & Robots’ Season 2, Army of the Dead, and The Kominsky Method Season 3.
Coming to Netflix UK later in 2021
Impatient, are we? Fear not, for we’re a forward-thinking bunch too. We’ve sifted through the rumours, hearsay, and snippets of information to take a look forward to Netflix arrivals rumoured to drop later in 2021. They don’t have streaming dates yet, but keep your eyes peeled for the highly-anticipated fourth season of Stranger Things (check out a tantalising teaser trailer here), and the rumoured return for Russian Doll. We’ll of course keep you updated with the new arrivals!
Meanwhile, Netflix has already promised to launch a new original film every week, so there are an embarrassment of riches coming our way in the future. Among the long list of arrivals is political satire/disaster film Don’t Look Up with Leonardo Di Caprio and Jennifer Lawrence, action comedy thriller Red Notice with Gal Gadot, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Ryan Reynolds, and musical adaptation tick tick…BOOM with plenty of input from Lin-Manuel Miranda. You can also look forward to some Netflix Originals sequels, including The Kissing Booth 3 and The Princess Switch 3. What a Christmas present that’ll be!
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