June is here and “Everything will happen as it always has”. This isn’t my quarantined mind describing the mundane every day, but my Dark obsession. Dark is amongst the many hypable things to watch this month and we can all make it through monsoon with a little rain of fresh shows and movies to watch. Luckily, the month doesn’t just have regular additions of titles but also straight to digital movie releases. Gulabo Sitabo starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan is skipping theatrical release and so is Anurag Kashyap’s Choked. From Hollywood, we have Spike Lee’s Chadwick Boseman starrer Da 5 Bloods coming up. With movies moving to streaming platforms, we’re witnessing what looks like a major change in the way we consume films.
So without further ado, check out our top picks of shows and films to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+ Hotstar.
Fuller House: The Farewell Season – June 2
Full House is getting a finale and this must means a major tearjerker is headed this way. Spanning three decades, the sitcom made it season after season of relatable family comedy and now, it’s time for the 6th instalment. There’s going to be invested fans sobbing through the last season everywhere you look.
13 Reasons Why Season 4 – June 5
Another finale headed for Netflix is 13 Reasons Why. The kids at Liberty High are back for a fourth and final season this month. Fans of the show have been theorizing and making predictions for over a year now. And the word in the fandom is that it’s going to be one bleak season. Brace yourself for more sadness and possible deaths.
Queer Eye Season 5 – June 5
Queer Eye returns for another round of transformations, hennies! The Fab Five are heading to Philadelphia this time around and we’re so ready to see what they have in store. There is something consistently feel-good and uplifting about this piece of reality TV. Big yes to this bundle of unfailing wholesomeness.
F Is for Family Season 4 – June 12
For everyone who has been missing Bill Burr’s comedy and has picked up ant obsession for oddball animated shows, Netflix brings you the Murphy Family, again. Comedian Burr voices Frank Murphy who navigates the tumultuous dysfunctional life he’s living with his family. Of course, you want to watch characters caught up in family issues backed by amazing animation.
Dark Season 3 – June 27
Now for the biggest highlight of June, Dark Season 3. The German sci-fi time-travel show is taking engrossed (and seriously confused) fans right back to the beginning of the end aka ‘The Day of the Apocalypse’. Dark is dropping exactly on time (Juni 27, 2020), following a pattern mentioned in the show, a release date that was hiding in plain sight all this while. If you think that’s mind-bending, can you imagine what’s coming next?
Check out the exact moment of revelation here: ‘Dark’ Season 3 Is Coming To Netflix Just In Time For the Final Cycle’s End!
Spelling the dream – June 3
A documentary about a bunch of kids who go around taking over spelling contests? I know how it sounds but watching India kill it as spelling is oddly satisfying. The Documentary creates a compelling narrative out of the fascination of words and the cultural experiences of Indian-American kids.
Check out our Mash-o-Meter review here: ‘Spelling The Dream’: An Interesting Chronicling Of Indian-Americans’ Love For Words
Choked – June 5
Anurag Kashyap’s second film to go straight to digital is a rather serious looking film titled Choked. The film is here to make you relive the horrors of demonetisation. The Indian Prime Minister back in 2016 very abruptly cancelled major denomination of 500 and 1000 INR leaving our massive population in panic. Droves of people lined up at the banks and several casualties were reported. The film takes up this subject through a woman who doesn’t have much cash but stumbles upon a mysterious way to gain a bulk of it right before the currency notes are about to get cancelled.
Da 5 Bloods – June 12
Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee (BlackkKlansman) is back with a film starring Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock, Jr and Chadwick Boseman. The story revolves around African-American war veterans who return to Saigon, Vietnam to look for their squad leader and a mysterious treasure. Their exploration opens up the horrors of the Vietnam wars and its lasting impact.
Disney+ Hotstar Series
Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2 – June 26
Still not over the magic of Frozen 2? Disney isn’t either. In a new Disney+ documentary, the filmmakers and the crew are ready to take fans into the unknown world of the blockbuster animated movie. This new behind the scenes documentary comes after the successful run of the documentary on Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
Disney+ Hotstar Movies
Jojo Rabbit – June 2
Jojo Rabbit won Taika Waititi an Academy Award and that made history. The director wrote and acted in the radical film that sent critics and cinephiles buzzing over the subject matter. If you haven’t watched the film in theatres and somehow managed to miss this mandatory award-season film, this is your chance to catch up.
Ford v Ferrari – June 30
Another film that isn’t new but definitely deserves your attention is Matt Damon and Christian Bale starrer Ford v Ferrari. The film won awards for Best Film Editing and Best Sound Editing. Find proof that we’re not getting Christian and Matt’s bromance and neither will you on our Mash-o-Meter review: Ford v Ferrari: Matt Damon And Christian Bale’s Bromance Touches 7000 RPM In This Motorsport Rivalry
Amazon Prime Video Shows
El Presidente – June 5
El Presidente is all set to bring FIFA fever back. The Spanish-language show is about the 2015 FIFA scandal and is all set to go over it again. The corruption case shook the world back then and brought down the head of FIFA, Sepp Blatter. But don’t worry, this isn’t a serious retelling of the incident but a drama-comedy told through the POV of Sergio Jadue, a football club president.
Amazon Prime Video Movies
Gulabo Sitabo – June 12
Directed by Shoojit Sircar and starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, Gulabo Sitabo is the first Bollywood movie with an A-list cast to get a digital release. The film is a hilarious property dispute drama set in a charming yet ramshackle haveli in Lucknow. With an amazing cast and the promise of some fun banter, the film is one of the most anticipated releases of the month. Full disclosure: We just want to see more of Big B sassing Ayushmann.
Penguin – June 19
Penguin is one of the seven Indian movies Amazon Prime Video has added to its catalogue. The Tamil and Telugu language film casts Keerthy Suresh and is written and directed by Eshavar Karthic.
Check out the list here: 7 New Movies Including ‘Gulabo Sitabo’, ‘Shakuntala Devi’ To Release On Amazon Prime Video
Law – June 26
Law is a legal drama with a female perspective starring debutant actress Ragini Chandran. The film casts Siri Prahlad and veteran actor Mukhyamantri Chandru. Law is written and directed by Raghu Samarth and produced by Ashwini and Puneeth Rajkumar.
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