netflix amazon prime video june 2020 releases

In the age of Coronavirus quarantines, lockdowns and self-isolation, many more of us are relying on streaming platforms in search of distraction, escape and just plain entertainment. Luckily June certainly doesn’t look to disappoint with an exciting new set of streaming releases offering a wide range of stories. From a new Netflix original film from Anurag Kashyap, to Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo to the Spike Lee’s streaming debut, here are our picks of what’s releasing this month across platforms.

Netflix

Fuller House: The Farewell Season 

When: June 2nd

The reboot of the beloved show comes to an end with its final season as the Tanner gang come back together for one last hurrah. When Jimmy and Steph bring their new baby home, they dive headfirst into the world of parenting. Luckily, they’ve got a houseful of hands to help.

Spelling The Dream

When: June 3rd

Following four hopeful competitors’ journeys, this documentary explores the trend of Indian-Americans ruling the Scripps National Spelling Bee since 1999 for the past 12 years straight with perspectives from CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Fareed Zakaria, comedian Hari Kondabolu and more.

Choked

When: June 5th 

After directing two shorts and a series, it was only a matter of time before Anurag Kashyap made his feature film debut on Netflix. His latest stars Saiyami Kher and Roshan Mathew in a story about a bank employee weighed down by her jobless husband’s debts who finds a secret source of seemingly unlimited cash in her home.

13 Reasons Why: Final Season

When: June 5th

The final season of the hit teen drama sees Liberty High School’s Senior Class prepare for graduation. But before they can say goodbye, the crew of friends will have to band together one last time to keep a dangerous secret buried  and face final, heartbreaking choices that might alter their lives forever.

Queer Eye: Season 5

When: June 5th

The Fab Five head to historic Philadelphia to make over a new cast of everyday heroes, from a hardworking DJ to a struggling dog groomer.

The Last Days Of American Crime

When: June 5th

A bank robber joins a plot to commit one final, historic heist before the government turns on a mind-altering signal that will end all criminal behaviour in this futuristic action flick starring Edgar Ramirez.

Da 5 Bloods

When: June 12th 

The latest from the Oscar-winning Spike Lee sees him team up with Chadwick Boseman in a story of four African American veterans who return to Vietnam decades after the war to find their squad leader’s remains — and a stash of buried gold.

F Is For Family Season 4

When: June 12th 

Bill Burr’s animated adult comedy is back for more dysfunction and laughs. While Frank deals with an unwelcome visit from his estranged father, Sue pursues New Age pregnancy support, and the Murphy kids try out new personas.

The Politician Season 2

When: June 19th 

Ryan Murphy’s dark comedy series on the state of modern politics returns to further the story of Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), a wealthy student from Santa Barbara, California, who has known since age seven that he’s going to be the president of the United States. But first he’ll have to navigate the most treacherous political landscape of all — high school.

Lost Bullet

When: June 19th 

A French thriller from director Guillaume Pierret which follows a mechanical wiz is mistakenly charged with murder. The only proof of his innocence is a bullet lodged in a missing car.

Dark Season 3

When: June 27th 

One of Netflix’s most beloved international hits, the twisty German sci-fi thriller returns for its third season. The final cycle is about to begin, but will the loop finally be broken? Find out on June 27th.

Amazon Prime Video

El Presidente

When: June 5th 

It appears Amazon Prime Video is looking to emulate Netflix’s focus on global content with El Presidente – a Spanish true crime drama series that explores the real-life conspiracy underlying the beginning of the 2015 FIFA Gate corruption scandal.

Gine Brillon: The Floor Is Lava

When: June 5th 

Comedian Gina Brillon brings the laugh in her new special which sees her commenting on racism, dating, married life and beyond.

Gulabo Sitabo

When: June 12th 

The first major Bollywood film to get a direct to digital release comes from the celebrated storytelling duo of Shoojit Sircar and Juhi Chaturvedi. The film is a quirky comedy which sees Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan as a tenant and landlord constantly at loggerheads with each other.

7500

When: June 19th 

Joseph Gordon Levitt stars in a German hijack drama about a young American co-pilot on a flight from Berlin to Paris whose flight is hijacked by terrorists.

LOL: Last One Laughing Australia: Season 1

When: June 19th

We’ve all loved watching Australians get their master-chef on, now watch them make us laugh in this competitive comedy reality show – hosted by the inimitable Rebel Wilson – which follows ten professional comedians locked together in a house tasked with making all of the other comedians laugh while keeping a straight face themselves.

Rasbhari

When: June 19th

The latest Amazon Indian Original series stars Swara Bhaskar as an English teacher whose life gets difficult after one of her students falls in love with her.

Penguin

When: June 19th

From producer Karthik Subbaraj comes a Tamil film starring Keerthy Suresh (Mahanati). It is the next big film to go to direct to streaming. Rumoured to be a thriller, not much is known about the film thus far aside from the exciting names attached.

Bad Boys For Life

When: June 21st

The highly anticipated third instalment of the action franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence finally makes its way to the small screen. 17 years on, Mike and Marcus are back for more ass-kicking, shootouts and car chases.

Law 

When: June 26th 

Written and directed by Raghu Samarth, the direct to digital Kannada release stars Ragini Chandran, Siri Prahlad and Mukhyamantri Chandru.

Motherless Brooklyn

When: June 26th

Edward Norton turns writer and director in a movie about a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome who ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis).

Disney+ Hotstar

Jojo Rabbit

When: June 2nd

Acclaimed writer-director Taika Waititi brings his signature humour and pathos to Jojo Rabbit, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy and his imaginary best friend – Hitler – whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic.

Trackers

When: June 6th 

Based on Deon Meyer’s bestselling novel, this new action-packed thriller follows a violent conspiracy and an international terrorist plot that collide in Cape Town, South Africa.

I May Destroy You 

When: June 8th 

A fearless and provocative new series exploring the question of sexual consent through Arabella, a witty up-and-coming writer whose life changes irreversibly when she’s sexually assaulted in a nightclub.

Terminator: Dark Fate

When: June 16th

The latest attempt to reboot the Terminator franchise comes from Deadpool director Tim Miller and sees the original cast reunite. Decades after Sarah Connor prevented Judgment Day, a lethal new Terminator is sent to eliminate the future leader of the resistance.

Ford Vs Ferrari 

When: June 30th 

Academy Award Winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in exhilarating true story of visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together built a revolutionary race car for the Ford Motor Company to take on the dominating Enzo Ferrari in 1966.

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

When: June 29th 

A six-part documentary series based on the book of the same name, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark explores writer Michelle McNamara’s (the late wife of comedian Patton Oswalt) investigation into the violent predator she dubbed “The Golden State Killer”, who terrorised California in the 70s and 80s and is responsible for 50 home-invasion rapes and 12 murders.

Perry Mason 

When: June 22nd

Based on characters created by author Erle Stanley Gardner, this drama series follows the origins of American fiction’s most legendary criminal defence lawyer, Perry Mason. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.

Sony LIV

Your Honour 

When: TBC

Adapted from the Israeli series Kvodo, Your Honour is a dark thriller starring Jimmy Sheirgill, Mita Vashisht, Varun Badola and more.

Apple TV

Dear…

When: June 5th 

One person’s story can change the world. From Emmy-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, Dear… profiles game-changing icons such as Spike Lee, Oprah and Sesame Street’s Big Bird  and the people whose lives they’ve inspired using letters that fans have written to them.

Dads

When: June 19th 

Making her feature directorial debut, Bryce Dallas Howard teams up with her father, Ron Howard, to explore contemporary fatherhood through anecdotes and wisdom from famous funnymen such as Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris, and more.

ALTBalaji & ZEE5

Kehne Ko Humsafar Hai Season 3

When: June 6th 

Get ready to meet this gloriously dysfunctional family again as the the romantic drama starring Ronit Roy and Mona Singh returns.

ZEE5

Chintu Ka Birthday

When: June 5th 

Produced by comedy group AIB, Chintu Ka Birthday is a drama set in Iraq about a family who find themselves trapped by American soldiers. From directors Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh, the film offers an exciting cast including Vinay Pathak and Tillotama Shome.

The Casino

When: June 12th 

The Hindi original series follows Vicky – the reluctant heir to a billion-dollar casino who’s emotionally trapped by his father’s manipulative mistress Rehana who must find a way to overthrow her and claim his inheritance.

Never Kiss Your Best Friend – Lockdown Special

When: June 14th 

Never Kiss Your Best Friend is the latest series to attempt to keep the magic going from within the confines of lockdown, this time with a new male lead in place of Nakuul Mehta. To resurrect her image as a best-selling romance writer, Tanie (Anya Singh) fakes an online relationship with her first ‘guy best friend turned boyfriend’, only to find herself falling in love with him all over again.

Amrutham Dhivitheeyam

When: June 25th 

A sequel to the popular Telugu sitcom Amrutham, Amrutham Dhvitheeyam is an oddball comedy starring Harsha Vardhan, L B Sriram, Vasu, and Sivannarayana.

Lalbazaar

When: June 19th 

A Bengali crime drama starring Kaushik Sen, Sabyasachi Chakraborty and Sauraseni Maitra which follows the lives of Kolkata’s Police officers as they deal with the complex world of crime.

 

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