10 New Netflix Additions to Watch this June

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In the #Mood for... Exploring a Wild New World?

Must-Watch No. 1: The Fairy Tale That Will Make You Want to Sail the Seven Seas


An adventure-seeking teenager, a certified demigod, and a high-stakes quest to retrieve the heart of an island goddess and save an entire people in the process—this one's got it all, including an original soundtrack by Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Available to Stream: June 20

Original Release: November 23, 2016

Stars: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement

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Director: Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, Chris Williams

Fun Fact: Disney is legendary for lacing its movies with self-referential Easter eggs, and Moana is no exception. Flounder from The Little Mermaid and Olaf from Frozen both make cameos in the film. We'd tell you where to find them, but that would take all the fun out of it, right?

Must-Watch No. 2: The Cinderella Story That Will Make You Fall in Love With a Giant Pig


This movie is all about the battle over the fate of a charming, gigantic super-pig named Okja. The world wants to kill him, and young Mija just wants to save him. What begins as a fight for the safety of this one beautiful creature turns into a tale of human morals, and a struggle over the future of the world.

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Available to Stream: June 28

Stars: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-Hyun Ahn

Director: Bong Joon-ho

Fun Fact: The special effects mastermind behind the beautiful renderings of Okja, visual effects supervisor Erik De Boer, won an Oscar for his work on The Life of Pi, and was also the animator behind Babe: Pig in the City, Stuart Little, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Must-Watch No. 3: The Otherworldly Adventure That Takes Place in a Front Yard

The Ant Bully

After 10-year-old Lucas sprays an anthill on his front lawn with a squirt gun, its ant inhabitants retaliate by using a magic potion to shrink him down to insect size. When forced to be one with the little guys he'd been, er, bugging, Lucas learns important lessons about empathy and this delicate ecosystem at the very same time.

Available to Stream: June 1

Original Release: July 28, 2006

Stars: Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Paul Giamatti, Meryl Streep

Director: John A. Davis

Fun Fact: Legendary actor Tom Hanks came up with the idea of making this movie after reading the book on which it's based with his own child. Hanks's production company, Playtone, produced the film.

In the #Mood for…Scaring the Living Daylights Out of Yourself?

Must-Watch No. 4: The Modern Classic With a Legendary Twist

The Sixth Sense

"I see dead people." This line, spoken by Haley Joel Osment, instantly entered the ranks of the most quotable movie lines in history, and explains the basic premise of the film. A young boy named Cole is haunted day and night by visions of the deceased, and a child psychologist (Bruce Willis) attempts to help him deal with the problem. But, as with most films directed by M. Night Shyamalan, there is a secret that looms over the story, one that shocked viewers upon the film's first release.

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Available to Stream: June 1

Original Release: August 6, 1999

Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

Fun Fact: The Sixth Sense is one of the only horror movies ever to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. (The other three? The Exorcist, Jaws, Silence of the Lambs.)

Must-Watch No. 5: The Visually Stunning Murder Mystery That Will Take Your Breath Away


In the summer of '69, a strange man attacks a young couple at a makeout point in Vallejo, California. This sets off a spree of murders, all of which are taken credit for by someone calling himself "The Zodiac Killer." So begins one of the strangest and most notorious unsolved murder mysteries in American history, which much of the country—including San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist Robert Graysmith, whose book served as the inspiration for this documentary—became obsessed with.

Available to Stream: June 1

Original Release: March 2, 2007

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chloë Sevigny

Director: David Fincher

Fun Fact: This movie made such a compelling argument about the true identity of the Zodiac Killer that the case was reopened after its release.

In the #Mood for... Finding Your Next Big Binge-Watch?

Must-Watch No. 6: The Wild New Show About a Wild Women's Sport


GLOW stands for the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, the name of a TV show that had a four-year run in the 1980s and was a response to the increasingly popular WWF (World Wrestling Federation, now known as the WWE). This series follows the life of one struggling actor, who finds a community for herself in the nascent ladies' wrestling world of Las Vegas in the '80s.

Available to Stream: June 23

Stars: Alison Brie, Marc Maron, Betty Gilpin

Fun Fact: Though it initially went under in 1990, GLOW was brought back to life in 2001 and is still in operation today.

Must-Watch No. 7:The Prison-Comedy Return Everyone Will Be Talking About

Orange Is the New Black, Season 5

You probably already know all about this prison comedy—dramedy, really—that's been a runaway hit since its debut in 2013. As it enters its fifth season on Netflix, fans are still processing the major developments of Season 4 (we're keeping it vague to avoid dropping any spoilers), and wondering which of their beloved characters will be able to make it through another year in prison in one piece.

Available to Stream: June 9

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox

Fun Fact: The cast members generally all live in constant fear of being killed off, but as Jackie Cruz recently told CinemaBlend, "The great thing is that we have an incredible creator. And if that's happening to you, she will talk to you, and she'll let you know why it's happening. She'll make you feel good." But, it would appear, no one is safe!

In the #Mood for…Laughing the Night Away

Must-Watch No. 8: The Movie That Will Make You Think Twice About Growing Up

13 Going on 30

A playful take on the classic fish-out-of-water plot device, 13 Going on 30 is about a teen girl who wakes up one morning to find herself suddenly 30 years old and living a life she'd previously only dreamed of (with a hunky boyfriend, to boot). Her instant ascent to adulthood brings with it all the life lessons you can imagine—cliché and otherwise—but the point here is that this movie starts with a silly premise and creates something sweet and fun and touching.

Available to Stream: June 1

Original Release: April 23, 2004

Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer

Director: Gary Winick

Fun Fact: The cool kid clique included not one but two actors who would go on to greater fame: Ashley Benson (of Pretty Little Liars and Spring Breakers) and Brie Larson, who would win the 2016 Best Actress Oscar for her performance in Room..

Must-Watch No. 9: The Comedy That Makes You Rethink Your Entire Life

The Bucket List

Two complete strangers cross paths in the hospital, where they both find themselves dealing with terminal illnesses. They make a pact to leave their dreary days behind and spend their remaining time on earth doing the things they've longed to do their whole life.

Available to Stream: June 1

Original Release: December 25, 2007

Stars: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman

Director: Rob Reiner

Fun Fact: The movie popularized the phrase "bucket list" (as in, when you "kick the bucket"), and it became such a part of the vocabulary that President Obama even mentioned it during his comments at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner. He joked, "After the midterm elections, my advisers asked me, 'Mr. President, do you have a bucket list?', and I said, 'Well, I have something that rhymes with bucket list.' Take executive action on immigration? Bucket. New climate regulations? Bucket: it's the right thing to do."

Must-Watch No. 10: The Spoof That Will Make You See a Horror Classic In a Whole New Way

Young Frankenstein

This film, from the legendary absurdist filmmaker Mel Brooks, tells the story of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder), who is trying to make a name for himself as a physician but can't escape the shadow of his infamous grandfather, Victor Frankenstein. After being informed that he's inherited the family property in Transylvania, Frederick returns to his homeland, where hilarity ensues.

Available to Stream: June 1

Original Release: December 15, 1974

Stars: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn

Director: Mel Brooks

Fun Fact: One particularly funny scene, in which Frederick's hunchbacked assistant, Igor, urges him to "walk this way," served as the inspiration for Aerosmith's 1975 hit song of the same name.

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