The best movies and shows coming to streaming services this month
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01.06.2023

The best movies and shows coming to streaming services this month

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Words by Ben Lamb

What's coming to Australian streaming services: the best new TV shows and movies on Stan, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Binge and Disney Plus.

What’s hitting Australian streaming services: the best new TV shows and movies on Stan, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Binge, Disney Plus, Britbox, Paramount Plus, AMC+ and Shudder.

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Netflix

Amy Schumer: Emergency Contact

Amy Schumer has quickly become one of the world’s most recognised comedians, her work has seen her sell out stages across the world. She’s got a brand new hour making its way onto Netflix this month, with Emergency Contact diving into her life post-baby. It hits the streamer on June 13.

Extraction 2

It’s not too often you get a sequel to a straight-to-streaming movie, but Extraction was one of Netflix’s most popular films of the last few years. The sequel hits Netflix very soon, and once again stars Chris Hemsworth in the leading role.

Arnold

If after reading that title, your mind when straight to Arnold Schwarzenegger, then this is the show for you. This documentary follows the story of the action star over three episode, each dropping on June 7.

Human Resources: Season 2

The hit adult animation show is the popular spin-off of Big Mouth, the show that is now celebrating it’s 6th season. This season’s Human Resources stars Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph, Aidy Bryant, Keke Palmer, among many more.

Is It Cake, Too

If you’ve spent any time on TikTok or Instagram in the last year, there’s no doubt you’ve come across the meme posts of seemingly real items disguised as cake. The show will be airing its second season on Netflix this June, and host Mikey Day will return.

Others shows and movies making their way to Netflix this June includes Never Have I Ever: Season 4, Bloodhounds, The Witcher: Season 3 Volume 1, See You in My 19th Life, Sleeping Dog, Scoop, Barracuda Queens, Love is Blind: Brazil Season 3, The Wonder Weeks, Make Me Believe, Nimona, 85 South: Ghetto Legends, and You Do You, among many more.

Stan

The Whale

 

The movie that brought legendary actor Brendan Fraser back into the limelight will soon be available for Stan subscribers. The movie follows Charlie (Fraser) as a teacher who is a shut-in trying to turn things around.

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

If you’re on the lookout for a different type of film, look no further than the “adult, animated, neo-noir, cyberpunk thriller film” known as Ghost in the Shell. It’s set in a futuristic Japan, and details the story of Motoko Kusangi, who is a security agent.

Spartacus Seasons 1-4

Spartacus is one of those shows that flew far too under the radar. The historical drama follows Spartacus’ early life. The four series run heads to Stan this June and follows the historical figure through a number of important moments in his life.

Drag Race Espana – Season 3, Episode 8

Spain’s version of the hit show is now celebrating its third season, with new episodes airing regularly on Stan.

So Damn Easy Going

If you haven’t heard of this movie before, it’s time to get on it. The Swedish Comedy film recently premiered at the Scandinavian film festival, and received much critical acclaim from fans and industry professionals.

Other shows and movies making their way to Stan this June include Gold, The Right One, Paul T. Goldman – Season 1, Southpaw, Blaze, Get A Job, Ballerina, Son of Big Foot, Homesick, Breathe, Short Skin, Chuggington – Seasons 1 – 5, The Devil You Know, The Pact, For Colored Girls, Helene, Kickboxer, The Mafia Kills Only in Summer, Revealed: The Cape and Arianna, among many more.

Disney+

Avatar: The Way of Water

 

Disney are clearly juggernauts when it comes to the world of movies, it seems like only last month we were still catching the latest Avatar movie at the cinemas. The 2022 film was widely well received and starred much of the same cast as the 2009 original film, including Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, among many more.

Raven’s Home – Season 6

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Many of us grew up with the hit Disney Channel show That’s So Raven, but did you know that there’s a sequel series currently airing? Relive all your childhood memories with the sixth season when it drops on Disney+ on June 21.

The Protectors – Seasons 1 and 2

The Protectors only has a few episodes, but like all good British shows out there, it’s jam packed full of high quality content. The show dives into the world of three private detectives.

Class of 09’

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The world of AI has moved into many different industries, and now it’s making way into TV, Class of 09’ diving into the changes of the US Criminal justice system, now with the interference of AI. The show stars Kate Mara and Brian Turee Henry in leading roles.

Other shows and movies making their way onto Disney+ this June include Critter Fixers: Country Vets – Season 2, 3, 5, Flamin Hot, Saint X – Season 1, Full Count – Season 1, BUNK’D: Learning the Ropes – Season 6, Stan Lee, Home in the Wild – Season 1, Freaks, Saving Notre Dame, and Party of Five – Season 1, among many more.

Amazon Prime Video

Mack and Rita

 

It might sound like a buddy cop movie, but it’s everything but. Mack and Rita is a brand new comedy flick starring icons such as Diane Keaton, Martin Short, and Wendie Malick, and it focuses on Mack (Keaton) while she misses the bachelorette trip of her best friend Carla.

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant

 

There’s no questioning that Guy Ritchie is arguably one of the most renowned directors of the last few decades, with films such as The Gentlemen, Operation Fortune, and Arthur receiving much critical acclaim. His new movie The Covenant follows this, receiving many positive reviews, and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Dar Salim, and Antony Starr, among many more.

Neighbours Season 20 – Part 2

After Amazon recently acquired the hit Australian TV series after its cancellation last year, they’ve been uploading episodes from years past. This month, be ready to see the second part of Season 20, which aired way back in 2004. At the time, the cast included Delta Goodrem, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, and Stephanie McIntosh.

Other shows and movies making their way onto Amazon Prime Video include Pitch Perfect 2, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, Hellboy, Bodies Bodies Bodies, High Van Culyenburg: G.E.M, The Invitation, Wrath of Man, Fortress 2, Miss Congeniality, among many more.

Binge

Dave Season 3 Finale

If you love rap music, and you’re a fan of shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, check out Dave. Based on the life of Lil Dicky (Dave Burd), this series follows the life of the rapper. The third season wraps up this June.

A Good Person

 

Directed by Zach Braff, A Good Person features Morgan Freeman and Florence Pugh in leading roles.

The Idol

It’s one of 2023’s most awaited shows, The Idol comes to us from the man behind shows like Euphoria, Sam Levinson, and is about an up-and-coming pop star that has a nervous breakdown, and cancels her tour.

Based on a True Story

Coming to Binge courtesy of a creative team including Jason Bateman, Based on a True Story is about a group of people who aim to capitalise on America’s love of true crime. It stars Kaley Cuoco and Chris Messina in leading roles.

Other shows coming to Binge this June include Eastenders, Jeopardy Season 38, Jan Eyre, The Forger, Wog Boys Forever, Taskmaster Season 15 (UK), Chicago PD (Season 1), Funny Woman Season 1,  The Swam: Season 1, Violent Night, Alone Season 10, The Good Girls, and Smile, among many more.

Paramount+

The 76th Annual Tony Awards

Theatre’s night of nights is here. Hitting Paramount Plus this June, Broadway’s top shows will be awarded the coveted prize. Nominated shows include & Juliet, Some Like it Hot, and Shucked, among many more.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Live concerts

Three Bruce Springsteen Specials rock their way onto Paramount Plus this June 28, there’s Live in New York City, The 1979 No Nukes Concert, and The Making of Born To Run.

Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o

Legendary actress Lupita Nyong’o features in this show that studies the world of the Ahosi.

Others shows and movies making their way onto Paramount+ this June include The Social Network, Project Almanac, The Gold, FBI True Season 3, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, The Penguins of Madagascar, The Last Cowboy (Season 2),  Margaux, and Joe Pickett Season 2, among many more.

Britbox

Father Brown, Season 10

This much-loved show is back for a brand new season, and Mark Williams returns in the leading role.

Others shows and movies making their way onto Britbox this June include Love/Hate, The Great Train Robbery, and Hoff The Record, among many more.