The best new shows and movies to stream in June 2021

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Summer is upon us, and while some people are venturing back to movie theatres, streaming services are also delivering blockbuster content, some of which was initially delayed by Covid-19.

New movies to stream this month
New TV shows and limited series to stream this month
Upcoming sports events to stream in June
What’s streaming in July 2021?

The new Marvel series Loki and the screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical In the Heights highlight June’s offerings, which also include a new Kevin Hart movie and the return of the Netflix smash Lupin. We also let you know how to stream June’s best sports events, including the NBA playoffs, the UEFA Euros, and the French Open.

Read on for all the details on what to stream this June.

New movies to stream

In the Heights

Release date: June 11
Where: HBO Max
In the Heights will premiere simultaneously in movie theatres and on HBO Max, where it will be available to stream for 30 days. The film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical was supposed to be released in 2020, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the Heights is a vibrant and joyful musical set over three summer days in a multicultural neighborhood in New York City. Anthony Ramos steps into the leading role that Miranda originated, and Jon M. Chu (of Crazy Rich Asians) directs.

Fatherhood

Release date: June 18
Where: Netflix
Comedian Kevin Hart will be showing his softer side in this movie set to debut just before Father’s Day. Fatherhood is based on a true story about a single father raising his daughter from infancy after his wife’s unexpected death. The trailer shows a stellar cast and looks like it features just enough of Hart’s smart-mouthed humor to offset the sweet and sad elements.

Harry Potter 1-8

Release date: June 1-30
Where: HBO Max
The Harry Potter movies were produced by Warner Brothers, but due to the vagaries of licensing deals it can be hard to find all eight movies in the series to stream online in one place. Perhaps HBO Max is gauging audience interest as it prepares a rumored prequel or sequel series? Stream Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone all the way through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2— but only during the month of June.

Luca

Release date: June 18
Where: Disney Plus
Luca is a Disney-Pixar collaboration that’s following the blueprint of Oscar winner Soul by skipping theatres and going straight to streaming. Set on the Italian Riviera in the 1950s, the animated film follows two teenage boys who are actually sea monsters. For anyone who misses traveling, Luca looks like an enchanting piece of wanderlust, and also features the voices of leading comics like Jim Gaffigan and Maya Rudolph.

The Ice Road

Release date: June 25
Where: Netflix
From the Italian Riviera to the icy tundra of Northern Canada! Billed as a “disaster action thriller,” The Ice Road looks like pure summer popcorn fare. Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne star as grizzled ice road truckers leading a rescue mission to save stranded miners in a race against time, evil corporate overlords, and thawing waters.

America: The Motion Picture

Release date: June 30
Where: Netflix
This animated movie starring Channing Tatum, Andy Samberg, and Olivia Munn seems supremely silly. But don’t take our word for it, just read the official Netflix synopsis: “A chainsaw-wielding George Washington teams with beer-loving bro Sam Adams to take down the Brits in a tongue-in-cheek riff on the American Revolution.” Sounds pretty perfect for the Fourth of July!

TV shows and limited series to stream

Loki

Release date: June 9
Where: Disney Plus
The latest MCU miniseries on Disney Plus sees Tom Hiddleston return to his popular role as Loki, the God of Mischief. The series is set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, and will last for six weekly episodes, with a second season said to be in the works. Owen Wilson and Gugu Mbatha-Raw also star.

We Are Lady Parts

Release date: June 2
Where: Peacock
This British-American collaboration is a brisk six-episode sitcom about an all-female Muslim punk band in London. Zany and off-kilter, it’s a refreshing celebration of sisterhood and fighting back against stereotypes and oppression.

Lupin (Part 2)

Release date: June 11
Where: Netflix
This delightful French caper series was a massive global hit when it premiered in January, so much so that Netflix pushed forward the release date for the second half of the season. Star Omar Sy plays a charming master of disguise who orchestrates elaborate heists all over Paris, but only in the pursuit of all that is good and righteous. Look for five episodes to round out the first season.

Bo Burnham: Inside

Where: Netflix
Part standup comedy special, part performance art, part earworm musical, Burnham’s eclectic one-man show was made over the course of the past year as he stayed…inside during the pandemic. He returns to his teenage roots making YouTube parody songs in his bedroom as he reflects on the state of pretty much everything in 2021. Highlights include “White Woman’s Instagram,” “FaceTime with My Mom (Tonight),” and his spot-on sendup of Twitch influencers.

Dave Season 2

Release date: June 17
Where: Hulu
This semi-autobiographical comedy series from the rapper Lil Dicky was one of the funniest things on television last year, and is well worth a catch-up if you haven’t seen the first season yet. Raunchy at times, stunningly poignant at others, Dave somehow manages to be a blend of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Atlanta, as it follows the travails of a neurotic Jewish rapper navigating the hip-hop music and celebrity scene in Los Angeles. Season 1 was chock full of cameos (including Justin Bieber and Kourtney Kardashian), but word is season 2 will top it. Look for two episodes to bow each week, one day after the show airs on FXX.

Physical

Release date: June 18
Where: Apple TV+  
Anyone else mourning the demise of the glittery, spandex-clad series GLOW on Netflix? Rose Byrne is here to whip us back into shape with this 10-episode dark dramedy about an unfulfilled 1980s housewife who discovers aerobics and becomes an empowered lifestyle guru. In keeping with Apple’s enticing release strategy, Physical’s first three episodes will debut on June 18, followed by a new episode streaming every Friday thereafter.

Upcoming sports events to stream in June

In between the blockbuster movies and bingeable series, there will be plenty of great live sports action happening throughout June as well. Check out our ultimate guide to live sports streaming for all the details on how to watch the NBA and NHL Playoffs, French Open tennis, the UEFA EURO Championship, the Mayweather-Paul fight, and much, much more!

What’s streaming in July 2021?

What isn’t streaming? We’re most looking forward to Space Jam: A New Legacy on HBO Max, Ted Lasso Season 2 on Apple TV+, and (fingers crossed) the Tokyo Summer Olympics.

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