Netflix has released its list of new TV shows, movies, and stand up specials coming to the streaming service next month and there’s a lot to get hyped for.
Spike Lee is the latest high profile filmmaker to partner with Netflix on a feature film. His latest joint, Da 5 Bloods, follows four African-American Vets on their search for buried treasure. Meanwhile, Eric Andre is set to uncover the war on farts in his first-ever Netflix special, and Queer Eye’s Fab Five are heading to Philly for more heartwarming adventures.
If you’re looking for something a little more challenging, the time-bending German drama Dark will (somehow) reach a conclusion in June, and there’s also the chance to rewatch critically acclaimed titles including The Disaster Artist, and Ladybird, too.
Elsewhere, Anime fans are really in for a treat as Pokémon Journeys: The Series, the first season of Transformers: War for Cybertron, and Baki: The Centennial Tournament Saga will all premiere on Netflix.
Scroll down for our top picks for what to watch on Netflix in June.
Pokemon (Season 23)
The streaming service is bringing Pokémon Journeys: The Series to the U.S. Expect the first 12 episodes of the 23rd season to premiere exclusively on Netflix on June 12. Additional episodes will be added quarterly on Netflix for the remainder of the season.
Da 5 Bloods
Spike Lee‘s hugely anticipated war film, Da 5 Bloods arrives June 12. The drama stars Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman, Jonathan Majors, Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. Lee follows in the footsteps of Martin Scorsese, Noah Baumbach, and Alfonso Cuaron as the latest high profile filmmaker to partner with Netflix on a feature.
Dark (Season 3)
If the current dystopian climate isn’t too much for you, consider jumping into the third season of Dark. The mind-bending German cousin of Stranger Things gained global traction when it premiered on Netflix in 2017. Season three is the final chapter and will hopefully deliver some much-needed answers about the nature of free will and the fate of the universe.
The Disaster Artist
The Disaster Artist is funnier, more poignant, and insightful than most audiences expected. It’s the real-life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau, the man behind what is often referred to as “The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies.” The Room is brought to life by James Franco and follows the bizarre film’s ascent to cult success. The Disaster Artist arrives on June 1.
Eric Andre: Legalize Everything
Comedy provocateur Eric Andre is getting his very first stand-up special on Netflix. Legalize Everything was taped in November 2019, which means it’ll hopefully be the covid-free content we need right now. “Andre breaks the boundaries of comedy as he critiques the war on drugs, the war on sex, and the war on fart jokes!” It airs on June 23.
In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig tells a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story about growing up in Sacramento. Set in the early ’00s, Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) meets the challenges of Catholic school, romance, and family life with brilliant one-liners advanced by genuine dialogue and acting. The multi-Oscar nominated arrives on June 3.
Baki (Season 2 – Part 3)
Baki: Dai Raitaisai-hen (Baki: The Centennial Tournament Saga), the new anime (also known as Baki Part 3 or the Japanese Grappler Baki Season 2) has once again secured a Netflix exclusive release. Part three of the second season will feature a Chinese tournament with 16 participants. In the forthcoming installment, Baki leaves a rigorous training regime and comes into contact with his warrior father. Dropping June 4.
Queer Eye (Season 5)
“Grab your oars, a life vest, and an extremely absorbent box of tissues because Queer Eye Season 5 is arriving in Philly, June 5th!” read the announcement on the Queer Eye Instagram. The feel-good makeover show returns for its fifth season and with ten episodes ready to binge, it’s their biggest series yet.
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy (Season 1)
Netflix continues its venture into the anime market with the acquisition of the upcoming transformers anime series, Transformers: War for Cybertron. The first chapter of the trilogy begins in the final hours of the civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons where Optimus Prime and Megatron face off to save their respective worlds.