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New on Netflix UK in June

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Each month there are dozens of films, series and documentaries released on Netflix UK for our viewing pleasure. Here are our picks for the top 10 shows and movies coming to Netflix this May:

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Seasons 1-12)

With summer holidays this year not likely to be much more than wishful imagination, the entire twelve seasons of this documentary series from CNN is just what we need right now. Follow the late Anthony Bourdain – award-winning celebrity chef and writer – as he travels far and wide across the globe, exploring the cultures and cuisines of a diverse range of destinations.

Release Date: June 1

Keeping Up with the Kardashians (Seasons 1-2)

If you’re in need of some mindless escapism, then you’ll be pleased to know that you can watch the Kardashian family doing what they do on Netflix for the first time this month. Only the first two seasons of the 17 will be available for now, but with 2 seasons each of The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills also dropping this month (both June 1), as well as the brand new fifth season of Queer Eye (June 5), there’s plenty of reality drama coming up to keep you occupied.

Release Date: June 1

13 Reasons Why (Season 4)

The fourth and final season of Netflix’s popular teen drama is out this month, and expect plenty of twists, turns and controversy (the show has previously gained attention for its portrayal of touchy subjects such as suicide and rape). As the students of Liberty High School prepare for graduation, can they keep a lid on the dark and dangerous secrets that threaten to destroy them?

Release Date: June 5

Shameless (Seasons 1-11)

Fans of this classic comedy-drama are in for this treat this summer as the entire 11 seasons of the UK version of the show are coming to Netflix in June. If you didn’t catch it the first time round, this award-winning black comedy follows the life of degenerate alcoholic Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall) as the patriarch of a massive, dysfunctional family from working-class Manchester.

Release Date: June 15

Rick & Morty (Season 4)

The loveable duo is back on Netflix this June with the fourth series of the hugely popular animated comedy from Adult Swim. The latest instalment of this quirky cartoon carries on where it left off, following the hilarious sci-fi adventures of mad scientist Rick and his grandson Morty as they travel throughout the universe.

Release Date: June 16

The Politician (Season 2)

Ryan Murphy’s political comedy-drama returns for a second season, following the ambitious Payton Hobart (Ben Platt) on his quest to become President of the United States. This season will show him navigating the world of local politics after his graduation from high school in the last instalment. Gwyneth Paltrow and Bette Midler add to a star-studded cast.

Release Date: June 19

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

With Eurovision 2020 being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic – the first time in the competition’s 64-year history – fans of the annual musical showpiece can at least get some of their Europop fix with this upcoming Netflix comedy. Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams and Pierce Brosnan star in this much-anticipated parody of the real thing.

Release Date: June 26

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

This 90s cult classic follows the psychedelic adventures of a mentally unbalanced journalist (Johnny Depp) and his psychopathic Samoan lawyer (Benicio del Toro) as they go on a drug-fuelled road trip from Los Angeles to the Sin City. Also starring Tobey Maguire and Christina Ricci, this counterculture comedy adapted from Hunter S. Thompson’s novel of the same name is as hilarious as it is trippy.

Release Date: TBC

No Country for Old Men (2007)

An Oscar-winning neo-Western thriller directed by the famed Coen brothers, this gritty and ominous drama is definitely worth two hours of your time if you haven’t yet seen it. Starring Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones and more, it’s about a hunter on the run from a deranged hitman after he discovers two million dollars following a botched drug deal.

Release Date: TBC

The Big Lebowski (1998)

Another Coen Brothers classic, The Big Lebowski stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski, an avid bowler who embarks on a hilarious series of events after being mistaken for a different Jeffrey Lebowski by two thugs. With Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi and Philip Seymour Hoffman in supporting roles, this crime comedy has slowly become a cult favourite after being released just over 20 years ago.

Release Date: TBC

Fergus Cole
Fergus Cole

Fergus is a journalist specialising in the personal finance, energy and broadband sectors. He also has a passion for travel and adventure so tries to make the most of this in any spare time he gets.

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