The 7 best new movies on Netflix in June 2022
With June comes summer, and Netflix’s selection of movies this month reflects that. The streamer has added several new movies to watch for the month of June, including classics alongside some of their new originals. Some of the movies that didn’t make it to this list, but are still new to Netflix in June, include “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Mission: Impossible,” “The Amazing Spider-Man,” ” The Hurt Locker” and “Titanic”.
The next batch of movies offer something for plenty of viewers, heartfelt stories that have their ups and downs, animated movies that still teach solid lessons, and even an inspirational sports movie.
Read on to discover or rediscover the best new movies on Netflix this month.
“Steel Magnolias” (1989)
Boasting a stellar cast of powerhouse actresses, “Steel Magnolias” complements “Hustle” and “We Are Marshall” in the vein of triumphs and tragedies. M’Lynn (Sally Field) is the mother of Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts) who is approaching her wedding day. Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) is ready to do women’s hair, with the help of a new girl in town and aspiring beautician Annelle Dupuy Desoto (Daryl Hannah). Shelby suffers from diabetes and she suffers from certain obstacles in her storyline as it intertwines with those of her mother and the other women in their close circle. Far from being a lighthearted “chick flick,” “Steel Magnolias” is just one of many films that show how strong women are when they have a close bond with each other.
“We Are Marshall” (2007)
A classic tale of loss and heartbreak surrounded by the triumphant sport of football, “We Are Marshall” follows in the footsteps of “Remember the Titans” and “Rudy” in must-have football movies. Coach Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey) is hired to rebuild the majority of a defunct football team after losing nearly all of its starting roster and coaching staff in a plane crash. 75 lives were lost in the 1970 accident, and Lengyel is determined alongside Red Dawson (Matthew Fox), senior Nate Ruffin (Anthony Macki) who was injured and therefore did not travel with the rest of the crew on that fateful flight, and Chairman Dedmon (David Straitharn). The Thundering Herd recruits all kinds of first-year players to form a resilient team that is bouncing back from their tragedy in the win, cheering on the small town of Huntington, West Virginia in the process.
“Sing 2” (2021)
Ambitious dreamer and koala Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) and his team of talented singers return in the sequel to 2016’s “Sing” for new adventures. In the first film, Moon realized he loved theater and wanted to save his local apartment building from bankruptcy by starting a singing competition, attracting all kinds of talent from all over their town. Jonny the gorilla (Taron Egerton), mother pig Rosita (Reese Witherspoon), pig sidekick Guther (Nick Kroll), shy elephant Meena (Tori Kelly) and rocker porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson) meet the Moon call when he wants to take them to Redshore City to stage his Alice in Wonderland-inspired singing show at the Crystal Theater, owned by literal wolf Mr. Crystal (Bobby Canavale). A talent scout (Chelsea Peretti) tells Moon that he and his ensemble aren’t good enough, and Crystal barely hears them before hitting the red X-factor like a buzzer that knocks them out of consideration. Gunther randomly starts talking about his idea for a sky-fi space musical starring reclusive rock star Clay Calloway (Bono), and Crystal says if they have Calloway they can put on the show, so Moon does everything in his power to persuade the lion to once again come to the fore. Featuring a solid soundtrack with some U2 classics and even a brand new original song from them, “Sing 2” will warm hearts and maybe even bring tears.
The latest in Adam Sandler’s seemingly endless partnership with Netflix is also one of the best. Instead of a silly comedy (like “Hubie Halloween”), “Hustle” is a sports drama, with Sandler playing a stranded scout with training dreams, who stumbles upon an unlikely freak with a checkered past in Spain (played by real NBA player Juancho Hernangómez). While “Hustle” isn’t particularly innovative, that’s okay. It’s moving and inspiring and expertly shot and edited, with great performances from Sandler and Hernangómez, alongside Queen Latifah (as Sandler’s wife), Robert Duvall (as his boss) and Ben Foster. (as his nemesis at work). Plus, with LeBron James among the producers, there are plenty of cameos from NBA stars past and present (Anthony Edwards is terrific as Hernangómez’s on-court rival). What else do you want?
On Netflix on June 14, Jennifer Lopez’s documentary “Halftime” will explore the actress and singer’s rise to stardom from her perspective. Known for her meticulous choreography as well as her acting career in romantic comedies, and for other more tabloid topics like her dating history, Lopez gives a comprehensive overview of what it’s like to be her and the challenges she’s faced seeing big plans through like her landmark Super Bowl halftime performance in February 2020. Lopez’s beau Ben Affleck features in the doc, which shows shots of Lopez rehearsing her shows, hanging out with his children and talking about performances in the cinema. On the heels of “Marry Me,” which reminded many of JLo’s brilliance, this documentary is meant to further cement respect for Jenny from the Block.
“Spider Head” (2022)
Director Joseph Kosinski has the hottest movie in the world right now with “Top Gun: Maverick” and soon he might also have the hottest movie streaming with “Spiderhead,” hitting Netflix June 17th (Considering the sequel to “Top Gun” wrapped up years ago, it’s easy to see how it was able to squeeze in another feature.) “Spiderhead” is clearly a pandemic movie – a one-shot thriller with a limited cast and an emphasis about big ideas and beautifully crafted decor. But it’s not a bug, it’s a feature. Miles Teller stars as a prisoner who volunteers for a more comfortable sentence at a secret lab that tests mind-altering drugs; Jurnee Smollett is his crush. And Chris Hemsworth, channeling some of the energy he brought to the weirdly underseen “Bad Times at the El Royale,” is the handsome scientist running the tests. The less you know about “Spiderhead” (based on George Saunders’ short story originally published in The New Yorker), the better.
“Love and Ice” (2022)
Freely based on the book “Love & Gelato” by Jenna Evans Welch, the Italian-language film adaptation of this love story arrives on Netflix on June 22. Lina (Susannah Skaggs) makes a promise to her mother, who has cancer in the book, that she will visit Rome. Lina is an ambitious girl who is about to embark on her university experience. In Italy, she meets Lorenzo, “Ren” (Tobia De Angelis) and feels a spark with him. She also falls in love with the country, the food, and more, discovering things about her past and her future. For all the romantic comedy fans out there, “Love & Gelato” will continue the trend of young adult summer book adaptation films that have started coming out, like Netflix’s “Along for the Ride” which launched in May. .