Raya and the Last Dragon comes to Disney+ subscribers at no extra cost this month, while Apple TV+ features an adaptation of Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story by the author himself no less. Meanwhile Bosch returns to Amazon Prime UK for one final season.
Updated 20-May-2021 Disney+: Air Force One (4th June) - Courage Under Fire (4th June) - Doc McStuffins S5 Ep1-14 (4th June) - Marvel Studios Legends (4th June) - The Americans S1-6 (4th June) - The Full Monty (4th June) - Us Again (4th June)
Africa's Hidden Wonders S1, Ep1-3 (11th June) - Body of Proof S1-3 (11th June) - Calendar Girls (11th June) - End of Days (11th June) - The Counsellor (11th June) - The Gloaming S1 (11th June) - The Long Road Home S1 (11th June) - Heroes of The Long Road Home with Martha Raddatz (11th June)
Ancient X-Files S2, Ep1-13 (18th June) - An Innocent Man (18th June) - Bunk'd S5, Ep1-5 (18th June) - Gigantosaurus S2, Ep1-10 (18th June) - Hide and Seek (18th June) - Hitman (18th June) - Hitman: Agent 47 (18th June) - Kingdom of the Mummies S1 (18th June) - Star S1-3 (18th June) - Star Wars: Droids S1-2 (18th June)
Air Crash Investigation S5,7,8,10,11,13-19 (25th June) - Baptiste S1 (25th June) - Coyote Ugly (25th June) - Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (25th June) - PJ Masks S4 final episodes (25th June) - Pride (25th June)
Updated 21-May-2021 Amazon Prime Video: Clarkson's Farm S1 (11th June)
Updated 01-Jun-2021 Amazon Prime Video: Bad Teacher (1st June) - Saint Maud (1st June) - Justice League (1st June) - Mother! (1st June) - Ronin (1st June) - Dom S1 (4th June) - When Eagles Dare (4th June) - The Outpost (4th June) - The Departed (10th June) - National Theatre Live (11th June) - Our Friend (18th June) - Reality Bites (21st June) - Legally Blonde (25th June) - Legally Blonde 2 (25th June) - Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (25th June) - The Ice Road (25th June) - The Emoji Movie (26th June) - The Escape Room (27th June)
Updated 02-Jun-2021 Amazon Prime Video: New Amsterdam S3 (1st June - removed)
Updated 07-Jun-2021 Apple TV+: Who Are You, Charlie Brown? (25th June)
Updated 09-Jun-2021 Amazon: Hairspray (10th June) - Legally Blonde, Legally Blonde 2 (moved from 25th June to 11th June)
Updated 10-Jun-2021 Amazon: Love, Rosie (17th June) - War Dogs (27th June) - The Wedding Guest (30th June)
Netflix may have decided to throw out two animated movies for June but Disney+ is the animation guru and shows the world how it’s done with both the free-to-subscribers debut of Raya and the Last Dragon plus a brand new Pixar movie, Luca - side-stepping Premier Access and coming at no additional costs to customers.
However, for many viewers, it’s the return of Tom Hiddleston as Marvel’s chief trickster Loki that will be getting the excitement levels rising. With Falcon and the Winter Solider proving to be Disney Plus’s biggest hit so far according to the company, the signs are good for another rip roaring set of Marvel based adventures throwing in the element of time travel to keep things spicy and unpredictable.
Meanwhile, Apple TV+ has a number of new shows starting including the chilling Stephen King adaptation Lisey's Story as well as the return of comedy-musical animated series, Central Park.
A little slow out of the blocks in announcing its June fare for UK subscribers in June is Amazon Prime Video which has only just signalled the return of Bosch for a final season on June 25th. Prime Video UK does however offer the option to subscribe to the StarzPlay streaming channel which sees season 2 of the Godfather of Harlem and a new series based on the 2018 movie Blindspotting.
As ever, although we’ve tried to be as UK specific as possible, streaming dates can change, content can sometimes be territory specific and shows can even get pulled or added at the very last minute by the streamers themselves as they sort out licensing issues.
We’ll keep updating the article as new content gets announced, so please check back.
Air Force One (1997, Action, Drama, Thriller. Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Dir. Wolfgang Petersen) - added 20-May-2021
The President of the USA is returning home from Moscow with his family and staff when his plane, Air Force One, is hijacked by communist radicals. As the Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C, the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
Look out for Gary Oldman’s choice mangling of the Russian accent and the video game CGI at the end.
Courage Under Fire (1996, Action, Drama, Mystery. Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dir. Edward Zwick) - added 20-May-2021
When Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling is asked to review the posthumous candidacy of the first woman to receive a Medal Honour, he finds himself plunged into an apparent cover-up surrounding the actions that led to her death. As he struggles to uncover the truth, he also finds himself forced to confront his own tormenting demons, after a fatal friendly fire incident.
Doc McStuffins (2018-20, S5, Ep1-14) - added 20-May-2021
Dottie "Doc" McStuffins is a seven year old girl who wants to become a doctor like her mother. She practices her dream by 'fixing' toys and dolls who she can communicate with thanks to her magic stethoscope.
Marvel Studios Legends (2021, Disney+ Original Series) - added 20-May-2021
Showcasing individual characters or story arcs from the MCU which viewers have come to know and love over the years, this is essentially a clip show which is helpful for getting fans and casual viewers alike back up to speed about important elements of the franchise. The next two episodes will focus on Loki and The Tesseract.
Raya and the Last Dragon (2021, Animation, Action, Adventure. Voices: Alan Tudyk, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Kelly Marie Tran, Sandra Oh, Benedict Wong, Dirs. Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada)
Five hundred years ago, in the realm of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an ancient evil threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, that evil rises again and lone warrior Raya steps forward to search for the last of dragonkind in the hope it can bring together Kumandra’s divided tribes and avert catastrophe one more time. However, as the journey proceeds, Raya realises it'll take more than dragon magic to save the world - there’s an element of trust and teamwork too!
After debuting in March on Premier Access, Disney’s 59th animated Feature, Raya and the Last Dragon comes to all Disney+ subscribers at no additional cost following the model set out by Mulan. The overall Box Office take for the movie is $105 million worldwide, making it the eighth highest grossing film of 2021 so far. Of course, that doesn't take into account additional income from the Premier Access fee or the boost in subscriber numbers following its availability on the service - neither of which Disney has revealed yet.
Genius (2021, S3, National Geographic Original Series)
This dramatic anthology series focuses on untold stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators. After looking at Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in seasons 1 and 2, the focus switches to gospel/soul singer Aretha Franklin.
This eight-part third season chronicles several periods in Aretha's life starting as a young gospel singer falling pregnant at the age of twelve, through to her introduction to producer Jerry Wexler, her tempestuous marriages and her musical ascent to become the "Queen of Soul". Starring Shaian Jordan and Cynthia Erivo as the younger and older Aretha respectively and Courtney B. Vance as her father C.L. Franklin.
The Americans (2013-18, S1-6, Drama Series) - added 20-May-2021
Period spy thriller set during the Cold War that follows the story of Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys), two Soviet KGB intelligence officers posing as an American married couple living in the Washington suburbs with their children as they blend in while carrying out their mission. The show also explores the conflict between Washington's FBI office and the KGB Rezidentura by following the perspectives of agents on both sides.
Affording Rhys a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award for the series as a whole, it also became one of the rare drama shows to receive two Peabody Awards during its run.
The Full Monty (1997, Comedy, Drama. Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, Dir. Peter Cattaneo, Scr. Simon Beaufoy) - added 20-May-2021
Six unemployed men all facing a range of problems and insecurities are inspired by a touring group of professional male strippers and decide to make a go of it themselves. Only they’ll go one step further and go the "full monty" and strip completely naked. First though they have to get a routine together without anyone knowing.
Us Again (2021, Disney+ Animation, Short) - added 20-May-2021
An elderly couple regain their youth in the rain and rekindle their passion for life and each other on one magical night.
Loki (2021, S1, Disney+ Original Series)
Burdened with glorious purpose, Loki was never one to sit on the side lines, and now after escaping from the failed New York attack using the Tesseract, an alternate version of Loki is brought to the mysterious Time Variance Authority (TVA), a bureaucratic organisation that exists outside of time and space and monitors the timeline. Loki is given a stark (ahem!) choice: face being deleted from existence due to being a "time variant", or help fix the timeline and stop a greater threat. Now the God of Mischief is trapped in his own crime thriller, traveling through time and influencing human history - he’s having a ball!
Consisting of six episodes released weekly on a Wednesday and part of Marvel’s Phase Four arc (Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige has said it will tie-in with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), Loki stars Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. A second season will begin production in Jan 2022.
Trailer contains original 11th June release date.
Africa’s Hidden Wonders (S1, E1-3, National Geographic Documentary Series) - added 20-May-2021
From savage deserts and active volcanoes to immense lakes and rivers, Africa is a land of extremes. Across this awe-inspiring continent, nature's beasts battle for survival in some of the world's harshest conditions.
The episodes cover; Rwanda, shrouded in mist, bordered by dense jungles and home to the African great apes; the lush lakes and towering peaks of Ethiopia which conceal natural treasure troves of wildlife found nowhere else on Earth; and finally The Sahara, the largest desert in the world and an environment so extreme that only specialist species that have adapted to this harsh landscape can survive.
Body of Proof (2011-13, S1-3, ABC Drama Series) - added 20-May-2021
Following a career ending car accident Dr. Megan Hunt, a brilliant neurosurgeon switches professions and uses her unrivalled medical expertise to help solve murder cases as a medical examiner.
Calendar Girls (2003, Comedy, Drama. Helen Mirren, Julie Walters, Penelope Wilton, Dir. Nigel Cole) - added 20-May-2021
Best friends Chris and Annie are members of the local Women’s Institute chapter. When Annie’s husband succumbs to leukaemia, the friends decide to pose nude for a calendar to raise funds for a local hospital.
The boys dropped trou in The Full Monty, so now it's time for the ladies to follow suit in this real life tale featuring the cream of UK female acting talent.
End of Days (1999, Action, Fantasy, Horror. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Dir. Peter Hyams) - added 20-May-2021
At the end of the 20th century, Satan visits New York in search of his bride. It falls to an unstable ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to find and protect the Devil’s object of desire and stop him at the dawn of a new millennium.
The role of Jericho Cane was originally written for Tom Cruise who passed to work on Magnolia.
The Counsellor aka The Counselor (2013, Crime Drama, Thriller. Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt, Dir. Ridley Scott, Scr. Cormac McCarthy) - added 20-May-2021
Just a few days before his marriage, a successful, high-level lawyer gets entangled in a drug plot that spirals out of control and threatens everything and everyone he knows.
Dedicated to director Ridley Scott’s brother Tony who died in 2012
The Gloaming (2021, S1, Disney Star Original Series) - added 20-May-2021
When a woman is found brutally killed, the clues surrounding her death connect to murders both past and present. Political corruption and shady business dealings are soon entwined with sinister crimes and occult practices. At the centre of this web are two detectives, Molly McGee (Emma Booth) and Alex O’Connell (Ewen Leslie) who share a tragic past.
Eight-part drama set and filmed in Hobart, Tasmania. A second season is currently in development.
The Long Road Home (2017, 8-part National Geographic Mini Series) - added 20-May-2021
The First Cavalry Division of the US army gets ambushed and during first day of the siege of the Sadr City in Baghdad. The family of the trapped soldiers wait for more than 48 agonising hours to get news of their loved ones.
Based on the real life incident on April 4, 2004, a day that came to be known as “Black Sunday.”
Heroes of The Long Road Home with Martha Raddatz (2017, Documentary) - added 20-May-2021
From Baghdad to Fort Hood, ABC News' Martha Raddatz followed the soldiers from Black Sunday, the day 18 soldiers and their Iraqi interpreter were ambushed, and documented the incident in a New York Time bestseller. Here she explores the real-life stories of the men and women who inspired The Long Road Home mini series as they face the challenges of putting their lives back together.
Zenimation (2021, S2, Disney+ Original Short, Animation)
A series of animated soundscape experiences that pay tribute to the visual and sound artists of Walt Disney Animation Studios while creating a soothing mindfulness experience.
Having previously discovered and explored the mountains, oceans, cities and other stunning landscapes from Disney’s library of classics, Zenimations returns for season 2 which includes scenes from Disney’s first feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs all the way through to the Studios’ most recent animated film, Raya and the Last Dragon.
So, unplug, relax, and refresh your senses with an aural calming experience like no other.
Ancient X-Files (2012, S2 Ep1-13, National Geographic Documentary Series) - added 20-May-2021
Mysteries are uncovered as strange objects or enigmatic and influential characters are investigated around the world. Experts attempt to explain a puzzling ancient artefact, identify the origin of an extraordinary legend, or establish the authenticity of a venerated religious relic as they try and uncover the truth behind such items as the Crown of Thorns, the Viking Sun Stone and the Turin Shroud alongside exploring the myths of Mary Magdalene and Joan of Arc.
An Innocent Man (1989, Action, Crime, Drama. Tom Selleck, F. Murray Abraham, Laila Robins, Dir. Peter Yates) - added 20-May-2021
James Rainwood is an innocent airline engineer who is convicted and sent to prison after being set up by corrupt cops. Befriending a tough but influential inmate, James manages to get parole but still finds himself hounded on the outside by the bent cops that framed him. In a bid to be rid of them once and for all, he enlists the help of his new underworld contacts to devise a plan that will lure the officers into the open.
Bunk’d (S5 Ep1-5, Comedy Series) - added 20-May-2021
Emma, Ravi, and Zuri leave New York City and head off to rural Moose Rump, Maine, to spend the summer at Camp Kikiwaka, where their parents met as teenagers. The kids and their new friends try their best to adapt to their lives at the camp, which unfortunately has a notorious reputation of staying open despite violating various health code and safety regulations.
Gigantosaurus (2021, S2, Ep1-10) - added 20-May-2021
Four curious young dinosaurs named Rocky, Bill, Tiny, and Mazu go on adventures while following their herd. The four friends face their individual fears and work together as they investigate such things as mapping the stars and searching for flowers but most importantly, they are asserting their independence and learn to do things away from the safety of the herd.
Hide and Seek (2005, Drama, Horror, Mystery. Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Dir. John Polson) - added 20-May-2021
After his wife’s apparent suicide, David Calloway relocates to Upstate New York with his daughter Emily in order to move on from the tragedy. However, Emily starts to interact with an imaginary friend named Charlie and soon unexplained events begin taking place in their house.
The film has five alternate endings so it will be interesting to see which one Disney picks.
Hitman (2007, Action, Crime, Thriller. Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko. Dir. Xavier Gens) - added 20-May-2021
Gun-for-hire Agent 47 is hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' and becomes ensnared in a political conspiracy when he unknowingly kills his target’s lookalike. Pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe, he is determined to uncover the truth and get out alive.
Also, no-one should ever do this to Timothy Oliphant’s beautiful barnet again. Ever!
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015, Action, Crime, Thriller. Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Dir. Aleksander Bach) - added 20-May-2021
Genetically engineered to be the perfect killing machine, and known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck, Agent 47, joins forces with a young woman to help her reunite with her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry. However, in the process, he discovers stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.
Co-written by Skip Woods who also wrote the 2007 Hitman film. Surely a team up must be in the works - Hitmens?
Kingdom of the Mummies (2020, S1, National Geographic Documentary Series) - added 20-May-2021
In the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Saqqara, archaeologist Dr. Ramadan Hussein and his team make the discovery of a lifetime and uncover a unique underground tomb complex. It hides the secrets of ancient Egypt's first fully intact funeral home. Follow the team as they explore the subterranean chambers and open the sealed, 2,600-year-old sarcophagi and sacred burial relics, unlocking secrets forgotten since the age of the pharaohs.
Luca (2021, Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Jacob Tremblay, Jack Dylan Grazer, Maya Rudolph, Emma Berman, Dir. Enrico Casarosa)
In Portorosso, a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, a young boy named Luca shares an unforgettable summer of adventures involving gelato, pasta and daredevil scooter rides with his new best friend Alberto. But Luca and Alberto are hiding a secret: they are both sea monsters from a world below the water's surface, and their increasing presence around town and growing friendship with Giulia, a local girl, could reveal their true identities.
A celebration of friendship, Pixar’s latest goes the same route as Soul and comes directly to Disney+ subscribers.
The film will be dedicated to the late Italian musical maestro Ennio Morricone, who was originally considered to compose the soundtrack.
Love Victor (2021, S2, Disney Original Series)
Season two picks up with a newly out-of-the-closet Victor entering his junior year at Creekwood High. However, being out brings its own difficulties with Victor’s family struggling with his revelation and ex-girlfriend Mia heartbroken, plus, he’s now an openly gay star athlete at the school. Moreover, Victor is under pressure to juggle all these challenges as his new relationship with Benji develops.
Star (2016-19, S1-3, 20th Century Fox Television Drama Series) - added 20-May-2021
Three women, facing various difficulties in life, come together and form a successful musical group in Atlanta and find comfort in a surrogate mother’s companionship.
Star Wars: Droids (1985-86, S1-2) - added 20-May-2021
The adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO years before serving the Rebel Alliance. The series features several story arcs and one hour-long special (effectively season 2) and features the ever present Anthony Daniels as the voice (nay, the soul) of C-3PO.
Air Crash Investigation (2011-18, S5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13-19, National Geographic Documentary Series) - added 20-May-2021
With its confusing nomenclature (it’s variously entitled Air Crash Investigation in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom, Asia, and some European countries, and Air Emergency, Air Disasters, and Mayday: Air Disaster in the United States) and variable season structure, Air Crash Investigation returns to examine air crashes, near-crashes, hijackings, bombings, and other airline related disasters.
Using a mix of re-enactments, interviews, eyewitness testimony, computer-generated imagery and voice-actor readings of cockpit voice recorders, survivors, aviation experts, retired pilots and investigators are interviewed on the evidence and explain how these emergencies came about and how they could have been prevented.
Baptiste (2020, S1, BBC Drama Series) - added 20-May-2021
Tchéky Karyo reprises his role from The Missing as the mercurial, never-quite-retired detective Julien Baptiste.
While on holiday in Amsterdam with his wife, Baptiste agrees to assist in an investigation for his former girlfriend, now the Amsterdam Chief of Police.
She needs help in tracking down a missing woman, Natalie, and introduces Baptiste to Natalie’s uncle, Englishman Edward Stratton (Tom Hollander). The two men begin a search that quickly uncovers more questions than answers. Delving into the depths of Amsterdam’s dark underworld, Julien finds himself and his family drawn into a mystery that is deeper and more dangerous than he could have realised.
Coyote Ugly (2000, Comedy, Drama, Music. Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, John Goodman, Maria Bello, Tyra Banks, Bridget Moynahan, Dir. David McNally) - added 20-May-2021
An aspiring songwriter in New York ends up working at a bar run by women. While she forms a bond with them and comes out of her shell, she falls in love with a music producer and pursues her passion for music.
Coyote Ugly is now the proud possessor of cult classic status… according to its cult following.
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999. Comedy, Romance. Rob Schneider, William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin, Oded Fehr, Amy Poehler, Dir. Mike Mitchell) - added 20-May-2021
Deuce Bigalow, an aquarium cleaner, is forced to become a male escort in order to repay the man whose house he wrecks while he is looking after his rare pet fish.
PJ Masks (2020, S4 final 10 Episodes, Disney Junior Animated Series) - Added 20-May-2021
During the day, school kids Amaya, Connor and Greg lead totally normal lives, but they transform into superheroes during the night and use their powers to fight villains and solve mysteries.
Pride (2021, Disney Star Original Docuseries) - added 20-May-2021
A six-part documentary series chronicling the struggle for LGBTQ+ civil rights in America by six directors who have experienced gay prejudice from the inside. The Star Original limited series explores decade-by-decade stories including the FBI surveillance of homosexuals during the 1950s Lavender Scare, the ravaging of the gay community during the 80s AIDS epidemic to the “Culture Wars” of the 1990s and beyond while also taking in the battle for marriage equality and the evolution of trans rights and identities.
All six episodes will be available at once.
The Mysterious Benedict Society (2021, S1, Disney Original Series)
Four orphans, each possessing a unique skill, are summoned to a boarding school known as The Institute by an eccentric benefactor who wants them to stop a plot instigated by his nefarious twin brother that could have consequences on a global level.
An adaptation of the Trenton Lee Stewart fantasy book series of the same name.
Wolfgang (2021, Disney+ Original Documentary)
An intimate portrait of the life and work of the original celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck.
Following a world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival on 12th June, Wolfgang comes to Disney+ and showcases the true-life story of Wolfgang Puck, one of the most prolific chefs of our time. The documentary tracks his story as a teenager obsessed with cooking back in his native Austria to his first apprenticeship and then onto his move to America where he forged his own eatery chain born out of the famous clientele that frequented his first restaurant. Eventually creating the concept of a “celebrity chef” with his decades-spanning television appearances and building a global empire of restaurants, cafes and products for home cooks, Puck had to face the pressures it placed on his family life.
Amazon Prime UK
Bad Teacher (2011, Comedy Romance. Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Justin Timberlake, Dir. Jake Kasdan) - added 01-Jun-2021
Elizabeth Halsey is a lazy, foulmouthed, incompetent middle school teacher who hates her job, her students, and her co-workers who is forced to return to teaching to make enough money for breast implants after her wealthy fiancé dumps her.
Saint Maud (2020, Drama, Horror, Mystery. Morfydd Clark, Caoilfhionn Dunne, Jennifer Ehle, Dir. + Scr. Rose Glass) - added 01-Jun-2021
A pious, hospice nurse, recently converted to Roman Catholicism, becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her embittered, dying patient, a former dancer.
BAFA nominated but unsuccessful, Saint Maud nonetheless attained many plaudits and awards, marking debutant director Rose Glass as a talent to watch.
Justice League (2017, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Dir. Zack Snyder, Scr. Joss Whedon, Chris Terrio) - added 01-Jun-2021
With his faith in humanity restored and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his new-found ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.
In the wake of Zack Snyder’s Justice League, the 2017 released version will now forever be regarded as the ‘Joss Whedon’ version. Two very different experiences, and now you can switch between Sky Cinema and Prime Video to determine which one you prefer.
Mother! (2017, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris. Dir. + Scr. Darren Aronofsky) - added 01-Jun-2021
A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.
Ronin (1998, Action, Crime, Thriller. Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Dir. John Frankenheimer) - added 01-Jun-2021
A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.
Ronin was director John Frankenheimer’s penultimate film and his insistence on realism required 300 stunt drivers for the final car chase scene along with all practical effects.
Dom (2021, S1, Crime, Action, Drama, Amazon Prime Original Series, International: Brazil) - added 01-Jun-2021
Pedro, a boy from Rio de Janeiro’s middle class is introduced to cocaine in his teen years, putting him on the path to becoming the leader of a notorious criminal gang.
However, Pedro’s father, Victor, is a police officer and the series follows the journey of father and son as they operate on opposite sides of the law while both confront situations which blur the lines between right and wrong.
When Eagles Dare (2021 Documentary) - added 01-Jun-2021
Documentary charting the turn around of Crystal Palace football club when, in 2010, it was faced with the looming threat of liquidation, a points deduction and a relegation fight to avoid plummeting to English football’s third division. This is the extraordinary tale of a football club saved by its fans.
The Outpost (2020, Action, Drama, True Life. Amazon Original Film. Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Orlando Bloom, Dir. Rod Lurie) - added 01-Jun-2021
Based on true events during Operation Ending Freedom, a small team of U.S. soldiers stationed at a U.S. Army outpost in Northern Afghanistan, considered one of the deadliest in the country, face constant attacks by insurgents.. However, these are just a prelude to an all out offensive by over 400 Taliban fighters.
Hairspray (2007, Comedy, Drama, Musical. John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah, Dir. Adam Shankman) - added 09-Jun-2021
‘Pleasantly plump’ teenager Tracy Turnblad teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show which she adores.
The Departed (2006, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Dir. Martin Scorsese) - added 01-Jun-2021
Oscar winning remake of the Hong Kong classic Infernal Affairs which sees Irish mob boss Francis Costello plant Colin Sullivan as a mole within the Massachusetts State Police; simultaneously, the police assign undercover state trooper William Costigan to infiltrate Costello's crew. When both sides realise the situation, Sullivan and Costigan each attempt to uncover the other before their true identities are discovered.
Clarkson’s Farm (2021, S1 Amazon Original Docuseries) - added 21-May-2021
A new eight part series that sees self confused ‘inept townie’ Jeremy Clarkson become the owner and manager of 1000-acre farm in the English countryside, swapping Lamborghinis for lambs and hand brake turns for crop circles.
The series follows Clarkson’s rural education starting in autumn 2019 through the subsequent farming year, during which he has to contend with the pandemic, extreme weather and cautious locals. Frequently well out of his comfort zone, Clarkson’s Farm will see the presenter face up to the real world consequences to livestock and the environment of his complete lack of farming knowledge.
But if James May can muck about in a kitchen and the Hamster on a desert island then Jeremy Clarkson can do it on a farm… in actual muck!
Legally Blonde (2001, Comedy, Romance. Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Dir. Robert Luketic) - moved 09-June-2021
Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen, is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school. While she is there, she comes to realise there is more to her than just looks and sets out to prove it to her doubters.
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003, Comedy. Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Bob Newhart, Dir. Charles Herman-Wurmfeld) - moved 09-June-2021
Elle Woods heads to Washington, D.C. to join the staff of a Representative in order to pass a bill banning animal testing.
National Theatre Live - added 01-June-2021
Four recent productions from the National Theatre have been filmed and will be available to stream as part of Amazon Prime’s support of the UK arts scene - in 2020 the company donated £500,000 to the Theatre Community Fund to provide hardship grants to theatre workers and freelancers across the UK struggling in the pandemic.
1/ Fleabag (2019)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge stars in her one woman stage production that led to the successful TV series.
Directed by Danny Boyle and featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller who alternated the roles of creator and creature each night.
3/ Ian McKellen On Stage (2019)
The celebrated actor performs extracts from some of his most iconic performances as part of his 80th birthday celebrations.
4/ Hamlet (2015)
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Shakespeare’s troubled and tragic prince filmed at the Barbican.
Blindspotting (2021, S1, Starz Original Series) Showing on StarzPlay - requires subscription via Amazon Prime UK
Ashley is a woman aspiring to a middle-class life, when Miles, her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she's forced to move in with Miles' mother and half-sister.
Based on the 2018 movie of the same name, this series is both an adaptation and continuation of the film’s narrative and features many of the same creative team both in front of and behind the camera.
Love, Rosie (2014, Comedy, Romance. Lily Collins, Sam Claflin, Christian Cooke, Dir. Christian Ditter) - added 10-Jun-2021
Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? As their lives hurtle off in different directions and each navigates the complexities of life, love, and everything in between, they always find their way back to each other - but is it just friendship, or something more?
Our Friend (2019, Drama, Romance. Jason Segel, Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson, Isabella Kai, Violet McGraw, Dir. Gabriela Cowperthwaite) - added 01-June-2021
After receiving life-altering news, a couple finds unexpected support from their best friend, who puts his own life on hold and moves into their family home, bringing an impact much greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019, Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Dir. Michael Dougherty) - added 01-June-2021
When ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, crypto-zoological agency Monarch face off against god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. All are vying for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Godfather of Harlem (2021, S2, Epix Original Series) Showing on StarzPlay - requires subscription via Amazon Prime UK
Crime drama which tells the true story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, starring Forest Whitaker.
Following the events of the first season of Godfather of Harlem, season two finds Johnson battling the New York crime families for control of the lucrative pipeline for heroin that runs from Marseilles to New York Harbour - known as the “French Connection”. Taking a cue from his friend Malcolm X’s message of black economic nationalism, Johnson’s ambitious plans include distribution to black crime bosses from other major U.S. cities. But he faces challenges from not only the Italians but his wife Mayme, daughter Elise, rival Adam Clayton Powell, prosecutor Robert Morgenthau, and even Malcolm himself. Once again, Godfather of Harlem explores the collision of the criminal underworld and civil rights movements in the colourful, tumultuous mid sixties.
Reality Bites (1994, Comedy, Drama, Romance. Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofalo, Ben Stiller, Dir. Ben Stiller) - added 01-June-2021
A documentary filmmaker and her fellow Generation X graduates face life after college, looking for work and love in Houston.
Bosch (2021, S7 / Final, Amazon Original Series)
The man with the greatest name in showbiz, Titus (‘My face is my warrant’) Welliver, returns as the equally awesomely monikered Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch, for a final season featuring Michael Connelly’s fictional L.A.P.D. detective.
Based on elements from Connelly’s 1994 novel The Concrete Blonde and The Burning Room from 2014, season seven sees Bosch and partner Jerry Edgar ‘pursuing two separate but perilous murder investigations that will take them to the highest levels of white collar crime and the deadly depths of the street level drug trade’.
However, removing any uncertainty or tension about the character’s fate in the final season of Amazon’s longest running show so far is the news that Harry Bosch will be returning in a spin off series for IMDb TV.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014, Action, Drama, Thriller. Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh, Dir. Kenneth Branagh) - added 01-June-2021
Young C.I.A. analyst Jack Ryan, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Shadow Recruit is the fifth movie telling of a Jack Ryan story and was not based on one of Tom Clancy’s novels but was instead an original pitch, setting the narrative in Ryan’s early career and effectively acting as a reboot.
The Ice Road (2021, Thriller, Liam Neeson, Holt McCallany, Amber Midthunder, Dir. Jonathan Hensleigh) - added 01-June-2021
After a remote diamond mine collapses in the far northern regions of Canada, an ice driver leads an impossible rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the lives of trapped miners despite thawing waters and a threat they never see coming.
In a similar situation to I Care A Lot released earlier this year, The Ice Road will be coming to Amazon Prime in the UK and Netflix in other territories.
The Emoji Movie (2017, Animation, Adventure, Comedy. Voices: T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris. Dir. Tony Leondis) - added 01-June-2021
Gene, an exuberant, multi-expressional emoji in a smartphone universe, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji with just the one state of being.
The Escape Room (2019, Action, Adventure, Horror. Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Jay Ellis, Dir. Adam Robitel) - added 01-June-2021
Six strangers who find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms must use their wits to find the clues and work together or die.
War Dogs (2016, Drama, Comedy, Crime, True Life. Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Bradley Cooper, Dir. Todd Phillips) - added 10-Jun-2021
David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli are two friends and business partners in their early 20s living in Miami during the first Iraq War who exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are soon living the high life. But when the pair incredibly lands a 300 million dollar Pentagon deal to arm the Afghan Military - the partners find they are suddenly working for some very dangerous people.
Based on a Rolling Stone article by Guy Lawson and on Efraim Diveroli’s own Once a Gun Runner memoir, Hangover and Joker director Todd Phillips has no problem mixing up truth with fictionalised / over-dramatised events to propel the film’s narrative. Originally devised with Jesse Eisenberg and Shia LaBeouf in mind, War Dogs saw Jonah Hill nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as the arrogant and devious Diveroli.
The Wedding Guest (2018, Drama, Thriller. Dev Patel, Radhika Apte, Waleed Akhtar, Dir. + Scr. Michael Winterbottom) - added 10-Jun-2021
Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding - all well and good, except he is armed with duct tape, a gun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India - as all the while attractions simmer, loyalties shift, and dangerous secrets are revealed.
Lisey’s Story (2021, S1, Apple Original Series, First two episodes then weekly)
Widow Lisey Landon experiences a series of disturbing events that revive memories of her marriage to author Scott Landon and the darkness that plagued him. Soon, Lisey is the object of a dangerous stalker, obsessed with her husband's work.
Scripted by Stephen King and based on his 2006 novel of the same name, Lisey’s Story is produced by J.J. Abrams and stars Julianne Moore as Lisey alongside Clive Owen, Joan Allen, Dane DeHaan, Sung Kang and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Home Before Dark (2021, S2, Apple Original Series, 10 weekly episodes)
Season one of Home Before Dark saw journalist Matthew Lisko and Hilde, his 9-year-old daughter, return from Brooklyn back to the small lakeside town he moved away from. Once there, Hilde’s appetite for chasing news stories got the better of her and she unearthed a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, had tried hard to bury.
Now Hilde turns her attention to a local farm, destroyed by a mysterious explosion. However, the young reporter’s investigation unearths a conspiracy coverup, a mysterious illness, dying birds and draws the gaze of a powerful and influential corporation putting herself, her family and the people of Erie Harbor, in danger.
Home Before Dark is based on the life of Hilde Lysiak, whose real life journalistic exploits have helped her become the youngest member of the Society of Professional Journalists as well as one of the youngest people in U.S. history to deliver a college commencement speech.
Physical (2021, S1, Apple Original Series, 3 episodes followed by seven further weekly episodes)
The story of Sheila Rubin (Rose Byrne), a quietly tormented housewife in ’80s San Diego, who battles extreme personal demons and a vicious inner voice but hides it from all who know her. However, things change when she discovers aerobics, sparking a journey toward empowerment and success.
Central Park (2021, S2, Apple Original Animated Series)
This musical animated comedy from creators Loren (Bob’s Burgers) Bouchard, Nora Smith and Josh Gad follows the story of the Tillerman–Hunter family who live in Edendale Castle in Central Park. They must try and save their beloved park from the clutches of an elderly heiress and entrepreneur who wants to buy up the land and turn it into more condominiums, shopping stores and restaurants.
Features the voices of Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, Josh Gad, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr. and Stanley Tucci. Each episode includes about four original musical numbers sung by the cast. In total, the first season alone included 46 original songs.
Season 1 Trailer
Fathom (2021, Apple Original Documentary)
Dr. Ellen Garland and Dr. Michelle Fournet, two scientists focused on the study of humpback whale songs and social communication, attempt to uncover a culture eons older than our own. They embark on parallel research journeys on opposite sides of the world, seeking to better understand the complex communication of whales.
This documentary film uniquely reveals the deep commitment and reverence to the scientific process and the universal human need to seek answers about the world around us. From hypothesis to groundbreaking experiences in the field, Fathom showcases the passion, curiosity, collaboration, perseverance and work involved in an undertaking as colossal as the subjects being studied.
Who Are You, Charlie Brown? (2021, Apple Original Documentary) - added 07-Jun-2021
Lupita Nyong’o narrates a documentary from producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer which looks at the lasting impact of the Peanuts comic strip and its cast of beloved characters, headed up by the naive and anxious Charlie Brown. Creator Charles M. Schulz brought much of himself and his experiences to the strip, and famous fans - including Kevin Smith, Drew Barrymore and Billie Jean King - share its influence on them. Plus, a new animated story finds Charlie Brown on a personal quest.
So, that's it so far for June as far as Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+ go for UK subscribers. What do you think so far? Let us know in the comments section what you may be looking forward to in particular.
We’ll keep the article updated when more content is announced, so make sure you come back to keep up to date.