9 Things You Absolutely Must Watch This June

So it's not Netflix & chill season anymore. 

We can't use a snowstorm as an excuse to spend the whole say binge-watching our favorite shows while curled up in our beds. 

But, if you're not on some cool tropical island somewhere, it wouldn't hurt to binge just a little.

We've put together a list of some of the best shows coming to streaming services and movies coming to theaters this June. 

So go ahead and watch to your heart's content... we don't judge.

1. Orange is the New Black (Season 5)  Netflix

It's finally here! Orange is the New Black is finally back for season 5 after an agonizing year-long wait. It premiered June 9th.  

If you haven't seen the series yet, you're totally missing out. 


OITNB follows the life of Piper Chapman, played by Taylor Schilling, as she makes her way through the prison system. Through her journey, we meet other female prisoners, each with her own story. The show is both comedic and at times, heart-wrenching. 

2. GLOW — Netflix

From the team that brought you Orange is the New Black, GLOW is a new Netflix Original Series coming to the streaming service on June 23rd. 

The show is set in the 80s, when actresses were limited to stereotypically female roles. Alison Brie stars as Ruth Wilder, an unemployed actress looking for her big break. She happens upon an unexpected job as a female wrestler and faces the challenge of working with 12 other Hollywood misfits. 

The comedy series is expected to be both funny and critical of female roles in the film industry.

3. Oh, Hello on Broadway — Netflix

Oh, Hello on Broadway is coming to Netflix June 13th! If you didn't get to watch the critically acclaimed show on Broadway, now's your chance to stream it. 

The show stars comedians Kroll and John Mulaney as two strange elderly men, Gil Faizon, and George St. Geegland. It's basically 90 minutes of improv based on a loose script. They've been performing as these characters since the early 2000s and audiences around the world love it. 

4. Gypsy — Netflix

Gypsy is a TV drama series starring Naomi Watts. The show is slated to premier June 30th. 

The series follows a therapist, Jean Holloway, as she begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients' lives. Billy Crudup will be starring as her husband. This one's probably going to get a bit weird and psycho. 

We can't wait!

5. Orphan Black (Season 5) — BBC America

Orphan Black is a Canadian sci-fi thriller TV series starring Tatiana Maslany. 

Maslany plays the role of 5 main clone characters in this dystopian futiristic setting. The clones were created by a wealthy corporation trying to control the creation of human life through "Neolution."

Maslany won the "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series" Emmy in 2016, and for good reason. Her performance coupled with the rest of the talented cast makes this one a must-watch. 

6. I Am Not Your Negro — Amazon

I Am Not Your Negro, written by James Baldwin and Raoul Peck, premiered in theaters in 2016 but has recently been acquired by Amazon. 

The film is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words from his unfinished manuscript. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present issues in the #BlackLivesMatter movement. 

Every American should watch this one. 

7. Wonder Woman — Theaters

Wonder Woman has received a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes by both critics and audiences alike. 

Directed by Patty Jenkins, the film stars an Amazon princess, Gal Gadot. She finds her content life on an island occupied only by female warriors interrupted when a pilot, Chris Pine, crash-lands nearby. 

After rescuing him, she learns that World War I is engulfing the planet, and promises to use her superpowers to restore peace. 

The film is a significant turning point in Hollywood with both a female director and protagonist receiving critical acclaim. YAS, B*TCH.

8. The Beguiled — Theaters

The Beguiled premieres June 23rd. 

The film is a thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story takes place during the Civil War at a Southern girls' boarding school. 


Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier, which causes the girls in the house to create sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, ending in an unexpected turn of events. 

9. Moana — Netflix 

We're all for Disney movies coming to Netflix and Moana is no exception.

The computer-generated animated film follows the adventures of a teenage girl named Moana. When a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island in Ancient Polynesia, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the Demigod and set things right. 

[Feature Image Courtesy Nerdist] 

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