The best movies on Netflix, Disney+, Curzon Home Video and more this June

Harry Fletcher

Movies are doing a great job helping to keep people entertained and connected with the outside world at the moment, and as lockdown is starting to ease, there are positive signs on the horizon for the world of film.

As well as the arrival of drive-in screenings and traditional cinemas hoping to open up next month, there are plenty of exciting new films to catch online over the coming weeks.

Below are our picks of the best films arriving online in June – head here for our full guide to what's new on Netflix this month here.

Make sure to check out our guides to the 50 best films on Netflix and our pick of the top films on Amazon Prime Video too.

Available now – Mr Jones

This film from one of Poland’s leading filmmakers, Agnieszka Holland, tells the true story of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones, who ventured into Soviet Union in 1933. There, he learned of the sinister truths hidden by the communist regime and uncovered details of the Holodomor famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the 30s. The film stars James Norton as the title role alongside Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard and Game of Thrones’s Joseph Mawle, who plays George Orwell.

Available on Curzon Home Cinema

June 3 - Spelling the Dream

An intriguing new documentary arrives on Netflix on June 3, focusing on the success Indian Americans have had at the biggest spelling contest in the US. Follow four competitors as they prepare for the competition, while exploring its deeper cultural context.

Available on Netflix

June 5 - The Last Days of American Crime

Netflix’s new high-concept crime thriller is one to watch out for this month. A career criminal and notorious gangster team up to commit one last job, in a world where law enforcement officials broadcast frequencies which make committing unlawful acts impossible. Edgar Ramirez, Michael Pitt and Anna Brewster all star.

Available on Netflix

June 12 – Artemis Fowl

One of the most popular children’s book series is finally getting the film adaptation it deserves. The live action take on Eoin Colfer’s novel follows a child genius in a fantasy world, who holds a fairy to ransom for a huge sum of gold. Starring the likes of Colin Farrell, Judi Dench and Josh Gad, it's being made available after its cinematic release was cancelled because of coronavirus.

Available on Disney+

June 12 - Da 5 Bloods

Spike Lee recently showed solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters by sharing a short film featuring footage of George Floyd’s death. His next full-length movie, Da 5 Bloods, arrives on June 12, telling the story of four African-American war veterans who return to Vietnam to find the remains of their squadron leader and the treasure they buried decades before. Chadwick Boseman stars in Lee’s first movie since the incredible BlackKklansman in 2018.

Available on Netflix

June 26 - Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

All the camp and cheese of the Eurovision song contest is being channelled into this new comedy, featuring the likes of Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens and Demi Lovato. We’ll have to wait to find out what the actual format of the film will be, although the ‘trailer’ – featuring a performance of the brilliant parody song Volcano Man – is a total joy.

Available on Netflix