The best new Netflix UK series, films, and documentaries to binge in June, courtesy of Secret Manchester.
Hmm, I’ve a feeling this month’s Netflix roundup might prove rather invaluable to you now that lockdown is officially over… But anyway, irrespective of the world outside, you can find blockbuster films, hot new series, and thought-provoking documentaries unleashed on Netflix this month, ready and waiting to stream. Here’s the best of what to watch on Netflix UK this June.
Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet, June 4th
David Attenborough is back, continuing with his urgent message to protect our planet. Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet will uncover how humans have pushed beyond the thresholds of what the Earth can handle, with a worrying outcome for our planet. The documentary follows A Life On Our Planet, which gave a stark warning to audiences to do more for Mother Earth before it’s too late. The film was so hard-hitting, many viewers vowed to change their lifestyles. Watch it on June 4th.
Awake, June 9th
Starring Jane The Virgin alumni Gina Rodriguez, Awake follows former soldier Jill, who finds herself in a tricky situation when a mysterious catastrophe wipes out all electronics and takes away humanity’s ability to sleep. When she discovers that her daughter may be the key to fixing it all, will she do whatever it takes to protect her family, or make the ultimate sacrifice to save mankind? Streaming from June 9th.
Lupin: Part 2, June 11th
The “most wanted man in France” is returning for a second round, picking up where it left off – with stakes even higher than before. Assane will be forced to deal with a detective on his trail, more Pelligrini-related drama, and a dramatic kidnapping that will force him into uncomfortable territory, with a promise to explore much more of the thief’s backstory as we delve deeper into the series. Binge-watch from June 111th.
Fatherhood, June 18th
Kevin Hart is back in the brand new comedy-drama Fatherhood, which follows a single dad who’s forced to raise his daughter alone after his wife tragically dies just one day after giving birth. Inspired by a true story, the heartfelt movie explores fear, heartache and loss as Matthew (Hart) struggles in his journey to navigate his little girl through life alone. Watch it from June 18th.
The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals, June 18th
For the property lovers among us, The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals explores some of the most breathtaking places to stay across the globe – through three presenters’ eyes. The show leaves no corner of the world left undiscovered, showcasing some of the most impressive Airbnbs and rentals on private islands, some of the world’s best cities and so much more. Think Instant Hotel with a bit more glamour and way, way less drama, mixed with Caroline Quentin’s The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes. Watch it from June 18th.
Too Hot To Handle (S2), June 23rd
Big fan of Love Island? Then it’s likely you’ll be hooked on Too Hot To Handle. First airing during the lockdown 1.0 last spring, the show gained quite the following thanks to its raunchy, back-stabbing antics – which saw contestants financially penalised if they got up to any steamy stuff while in the house – including kissing! The concept challenges its mega-horny cast into restraining themselves for the full duration of their time in the villa, which sounds pretty simple, but to this lot – it definitely isn’t. Binge-watch from June 23rd.
Sex/Life, June 25th
Brand new comedy-drama Sex/Life is coming to Netflix this month, based on B.B. Easton’s memoir 44 Chapters About 4 Men. After leaving her wild New York City life behind to start anew with her new husband in the suburbs, Billie finds herself pining for her old life, and writes a journal to express her feelings behind her husband’s back. He, of course, inevitably finds it and decides to challenge himself to meet her needs – combining her raunchy past with her new, suburban present. Showrunners have promised a whole lot of steamy scenes for the show, so it’s probably not one to watch with the parents. Stream it from June 25th.
Jason Momoa brings DC superhero Aquaman to life in the character’s first live-action origins movie, heading underwater on a mission to find the iconic Trident of Atlan and fight for his rightful place as King of Atlantis. Also starring Nicole Kidman and Amber Heard (which you probably knew already…), the film is ranked one of the best so far in the DCEU (their cinematic universe, for those who don’t follow all that stuff), and is landing on Netflix sometime next month.