Hi folks, I’ve been meaning to post this for sometime as every weekend my hubby and I always spend way too long browsing Netflix on what to watch. Yes I know, that’s what the queue [or My List] is for but for some reason we still browse the new releases and decide which one appeals to us at that given moment. Well, at the start of the month, some sites are listing which movies get added to Netflix so I thought it might be mutually beneficial for us movie fans if we could give each other recommendations 😀
Ok, so this site breaks it down by genre and list the exact date of the month it’s going to be released, including TV shows. Well, I barely watch any TV so I’m only focusing on film recommendations. So here are
Newly Added in June
The Aviator (June 1)
I’d think most people have seen this Howard Hughes’ biopic from Scorsese by now, but if not, well what are you waiting for? To be honest though, I’m much more enamored by Cate Blanchett’s performance as Katharine Hepburn than Leo’s.
Words and Pictures (June 7)
Saw this last year at MSPIFF – stars Juliette Binoche & Clive Owen. Worth seeing just for those two alone. [full review]
Beyond the Lights (June 24)
I can’t recommend this film enough simply for the sublime performance of miss Gugu Mbatha-Raw. I’ve raved about her several times on my blog, and for good reason. The music is terrific as well, which I have also featured on my music break post. [full review]
Nightcrawler (June 10)
I saw this rather late but now that it’s on VOD, Bluray AND Netflix, really you have no reason to put this off any longer if you haven’t seen this yet. Trust me, it’s worth your time. SO good that I’ll be rooting for Jake Gyllenhaal come award season for Southpaw, it’s criminal that he was overlooked for his performance here. [full review]
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (June 27)
Very cool that TWO of Riz Ahmed’s films are released on Netflix in the same month. He’s a darn good British actor who’s really quite versatile. His role here couldn’t be more different from the one in Nightcrawler and he’s quite mesmerizing. I wish he’d get more leading roles in the future! [full review]
Newly Added in May
I figure I’d include a few from last month that just got released, especially since it includes one of my favorite dramas of the year I’ve seen so far [Girlhood].
The ones I most look forward to seeing
I wasn’t just on the lookout for female-centric stories, but hey, no matter how [seemingly] numerous there are, it’s still not enough.
Two Days, One Night (June 16)
Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
For some reason I missed this film last year but the premise sounds intriguing and surely would show Marion Cotillard’s acting chops!
Cake (June 20)
Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy.
I’m mostly curious to see Jennifer Aniston’s performance. Somehow I just realized Sam Worthington’s in this movie also, wonder what role he’s playing.
Grace of Monaco (June 8)
The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and France’s Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.
This one also piqued my curiosity because supposedly it’s such a train wreck. One thing for sure, not matter how much makeup they put on Nicole Kidman, she still wouldn’t hold a candle to the luminous Grace Kelly in real life.
On the Road (June 6)
Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.
Well, now that I’ve finally warmed up to Kristen Stewart thanks to Clouds of Sils Maria, I just might rent this one.
Definitely going to avoid …
The Best of Me – it’s one of those Nicholas Sparks’ adaptation, ’nuff said.
So which of these movies have you seen? Recommendations are always welcome too!
26 thoughts on “Movies coming to Netflix in June – here are the ones I recommend & look forward to”
The one that I would recommend the most is Two Days, One Night. Not only is it one of the Dardenne Brothers’ finest and most accessible film to date but features an incredible performance from Marion Cotillard.
I second that motion 🙂
Well even more excited now that YOU love it too Cindy 🙂
I can’t wait to see Two Days, One Night!! I also want to see La Vie en Rose as apparently this is the 100 year anniversary of Edith Piaf’s death.
I can’t wait for Two Days One Night! On The Road was an absolute bore for me. I fell asleep watching it.
Hi Brittani! Oy, that doesn’t sound good about On The Road. Even w/ the threesome? Well I saw a photo of Stewart w/ his two male costars anyway. Well it’s on Netflix so if it’s awful I can just turn it off & not feel guilty!
Since I prefer watching movies on Bluray, I tend to not pay attention to what’s streaming on Netflix. But once in a while I’ll find some movies that I want to see and watch it there. Like last weekend, I watched The Homesman. I’m still waiting for The Guest to appear on there, I don’t want to buy the BD yet since I’ve haven’t seen it.
Can’t say I have that much interest in the movies you listed though.
Not interested in Nightcrawler?? That’s a brilliant film. Granted not much action but it’s a compelling neo noir.
Oh I already saw Nightcrawler, I liked it a lot but I think I mentioned on here that I wanted it to be more darker. It felt too safe to me.
I’ve seen everything but Words and Pictures, and it’s on my list, so thanks for that. Sometimes I feel a little uninspired with Netflix, ti seems to recommend the same stuff over and over.
You’ve seen all of them except Words & Pictures? WOW! Yeah Netflix’s recommendations are often worthless to me, so I figure I’d just ask my fellow bloggers to recommend stuff 😛
What a terrific feature! And I am one of the five people in the known world who hasn’t seen The Aviator yet. 🙂
Hi Irene! Glad you like this series 🙂 Oh you haven’t seen The Aviator? Do see it soon, esp for miss Blanchett’s Oscar-winning performance.
I loved On the Road despite not liking the book very much.
I’m not familiar w/ Kerouac at all, so I’m curious how I’d respond to the movie. Hopefully I won’t hate it!
Two Days, One Night is amazing, and Cotillard SLAYS!
This is a great post, because I’m always looking for a quick way to find out what’s coming to Netflix and when!
I’m watching Two Days, One Night for miss Cotillard! And I can’t believe I still haven’t seen La Vie En Rose but it’s not available to rent anywhere. I’d have to ask my friend to rent the disc version from Netflix.
Glad you like this post, I’ll be doing it every month now 🙂
My Netflix list is…very long right now. I still can’t wait to add Two Days One Night and On The Road though. Cake will definitely be a guilty pleasure; the script isn’t very good but Aniston was one of my neglected faves in the Oscar Race. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Katy! I have a bunch of movies on my queue too, but lately I find myself rewatching all Stanley Weber stuff over and over. Yes I’m SUPER obsessed w/ him, I’m sure you know the feeling 😉 Yeah I’m curious about Aniston’s performance just to see what the fuss is about.
So excited to finally watch The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Thanks for letting me know it’s coming to Netflix! Two Days, One Night is SO good.
Hi Alex! The Reluctant Fundamentalist is pretty good, I really like Riz Ahmed performance in there, such an underrated actor. Been hearing great things about ‘Two Days, One Night’ can’t wait to see that!!
Awesome post, Ruth! I watched Girlhood recently, and I liked it. They’re probably not worth it, but I also want to check out Grace of Monaco and Cake.
I’m glad you’ve seen Girlhood, it should be seen by more people! I’m very curious about Grace of Monaco just to see how bad it is!
two days one night is no where to be found on netflix 😦
Hmmm that’s odd, it’s supposed to be out yesterday according to most sites that reported this. I will check on this and maybe tweet Netflix and inquire about it.
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