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Happy June, Polygon readers! It’s officially summer, which means we’re officially in the season of blockbusters.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny are among this month’s most anticipated releases, not to mention the plethora of other exciting releases just around the corner. If you’re not feeling up to venturing out into the summer heat, don’t worry — there’s a fresh selection of great movies to choose from on Netflix, Max (formerly HBO Max), Prime Video, and Hulu this month.
Our roundup of the best movies to hit streaming this June includes James Cameron’s classic 1991 follow-up Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey, Gore Verbinski’s 2002 American remake of The Ring, and Creed starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, among other options.
Let’s get to it!
New on Netflix
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Genre: Sci-fi action
Run time: 2h 17m
Director: James Cameron
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick
James Cameron’s not just the “king of the world,” he’s the undisputed king of movie sequels. Mind you, he’s only directed three sequels to date in his illustrious film career, but when one of those is a modern cinematic masterpiece (Avatar: The Way of Water) and the other casts an indomitable shadow over the landscape of sci-fi horror video games (Aliens), it’s fair to say he’s more than earned the title. Cameron’s greatest sequel, however, is the follow-up to his 1984 sci-fi action film The Terminator.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is the platonic ideal of sci-fi tentpole sequels. At once deepening the audience’s existing knowledge of the prior film’s universe and stakes and throwing a few iconic surprises in the mix, Judgment Day ratchets up the action while building a strong emotional storyline around its trio of protagonists as they race to prevent a deadly threat from the future from completing its terrifying mission of human extinction. From its chase sequences and action set-pieces to its cutting-edge computer-animated special effects that still astound audiences to this day, Terminator 2: Judgment Day is the undisputed peak of the franchise and requisite viewing for any lover of action cinema, sci-fi or otherwise. —Toussaint Egan
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is streaming on Netflix.
Run time: 1h 50m
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey
While many (understandably) prefer the road-trip pleasures of the sequel, Magic Mike XXL, I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for the original. Magic Mike is an excellent subversive rom-com, inverting many standard gender tropes in the genre, while also being a moving story about the gaps in the American Dream.
Channing Tatum is absolutely terrific as Mike, bringing layers of pathos to his confident performance, while the rest of the cast excels: Matthew McConaughey understandably drew a lot of attention when the movie was first released for his over-the-top performance as Dallas, but Joe Manganiello and former wrestler Kevin Nash both deliver unforgettable performances in their own right.
With the third and final entry, Magic Mike’s Last Dance, coming to Max in June, there’s no better time than now to catch back up with where it all started. —PV
Magic Mike is streaming on Netflix.
Genre: Supernatural horror
Run time: 1h 55m
Director: Gore Verbinski
Cast: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox
Gore Verbinski’s American remake of Hideo Nakata’s 1998 supernatural horror classic The Ring was a runaway pop culture phenomenon when it was first released in 2002, introducing Western audiences to the wonderful world of J-horror cinema and going on to be parodied in everything from Scary Movie 3 to Family Guy. Naomi Watts stars as Rachel Keller, a journalist who goes undercover to find the truth behind the unexplainable deaths of her niece and three friends and a mysterious videotape they watched one week prior. But when Rachel views the tape herself, she’s caught in a race against time to solve the mystery and put to rest the vengeful spirit now fixated on claiming the lives of her and all else who watch it. —TE
The Ring is streaming on Netflix.
New on Max
Genre: Sci-fi action
Run time: 1h 55m
Director: Marco Brambilla
Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock
Sylvester Stallone stars in this 1993 sci-fi thriller as John Spartan, a LAPD sergeant nicknamed “The Demolition Man” for his reputation for collateral damage. After apprehending a psychopathic killer named Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes), John is held responsible for the deaths of several hostages and sentenced to a lengthy term in an experimental “cryo-penitentiary.” Awakened in the year 2032 by an idealistic officer named Lenina Huxley (Sandra Bullock), John must acquaint himself with a familiar yet strange new world as he once again works to apprehend his old nemesis. A cult classic among sci-fi action aficionados with several hilarious jokes at an alternate future (Taco Bell winning Franchise Wars, the Schwarzenegger presidential library, etc.), Demolition Man is a quirky and over-the-top action thriller powered by a trio of memorable lead performances. —TE
Demolition Man is streaming on Max.
Genre: Sports drama
Run time: 2h 13m
Director: Bennett Miller
Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman
There’s no reason Moneyball should work as well as it does. I say this as someone who loved the book — there is nothing cinematic about the source material. It’s a story primarily told through numbers and spreadsheets, with little focus on the kinds of characters that typically get featured in sports stories (namely, star athletes or successful underdogs).
But with a sharp script by a more restrained Aaron Sorkin, a great cast anchored by Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and the wise decision to go deeper into the backstory of A’s general manager Billy Beane to inform his point of view, Moneyball is one of the better baseball movies that’s ever been made. For baseball fans, what’s happened to Major League Baseball in the years since (and particularly the way owners treat their budgets) will likely color some of the movie in different ways. But I’d argue time has only made Moneyball stronger. —PV
Moneyball is streaming on Max.
New on Hulu
Attack the Block
Genre: Sci-fi comedy horror
Run time: 1h 28m
Director: Joe Cornish
Cast: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker, Alex Esmail
One of the best movies of the 2010s, Attack the Block was a breakout hit for pre-Star Wars John Boyega (in his film debut) and pre-Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker, as well as an incredible feature debut for director Joe Cornish, a frequent collaborator with Edgar Wright who recently adapted Lockwood & Co. as a Netflix series.
In Attack the Block, aliens attack South London on Guy Fawkes Night. A lovable gang of teenagers are the only ones who recognize the attack is happening, and they can’t get anyone else to believe them, despite their best efforts. So they have to take matters into their own hands, defending their neighborhood from the outer space invaders.
In addition to Boyega’s incredible debut performance as gang leader Moses, Attack the Block excels through its evocative creature design, exciting set-pieces, and Cornish’s eye for action. —PV
Attack the Block is streaming on Hulu.
New on Prime Video
Genre: Sports drama
Run time: 2h 13m
Director: Ryan Coogler
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson
Ryan Coogler’s 2015 spinoff of the venerable Rocky film series ranks among the very best sports dramas of the 2010s. Michael B. Jordan stars in the career-defining role of Adonis Johnson, the long-lost scion of former heavyweight champion Apollo Creed, as he fights to prove himself worthy of his late father’s name and title. Relying on the help of his trainer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and the support of his girlfriend Bianca (Tessa Thompson), Adonis must look inward and find the strength to meet the current heavyweight boxing champion (Tony Bellew) in the ring for his shot at greatness. With impeccable performances, brilliant cinematography, a thunderous score, and a moving story of a surrogate father relationship and finding peace in one’s calling, Creed is a sports drama for the ages. —TE
Creed is streaming on Prime Video.
- Avatar: The Way of Water (June 7 on Disney+) ...
- Extraction 2 (June 16 on Netflix) ...
- Creed III (June 9 on Prime Video) ...
- To Leslie (June 1 on Netflix) ...
- Renfield (June 9 on Peacock) ...
- M3gan (June 27 on Prime Video)
|#||Films (English)||Weeks in Top 10|
|2||The Boss Baby||6|
- #1. The Power of the Dog. 94% #1. ...
- #2. CODA. 94% #2. ...
- #3. The Mitchells vs. the Machines. 97% ...
- #4. The Velvet Underground. 98% #4. ...
- #5. Luca. 91% #5. ...
- #6. Coded Bias. 100% #6. ...
- #7. Mayor. 100% #7. ...
- #8. Changing the Game. 100% #8.
- From Black (AMC+ & Shudder) Shudder. ...
- Husera: The Bone Woman (AMC+ & Shudder) Shudder. ...
- A Lot of Nothing (AMC+) ...
- Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie (Apple TV+) ...
- Tetris (Apple TV+) ...
- Ghosted (Apple TV+) ...
- Scream VI (Paramount+) ...
- Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (Paramount+)
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny will be released in theaters on June 30.What new shows are coming to Netflix 2023? ›
- Bridgerton season 3.
- Emily in Paris season 4.
- One Piece (live-action series)
- The Three-Body Problem.
- Ultraman season 3.
|3.||-1||Three Thousand Years of Longing|
|5.||–||Top Gun: Maverick|
- XO, Kitty.
- The American Barbecue Showdown.
- Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
- La Reina del Sur.
- The Ultimatum: Queer Love.
- Fake Profile.
1. Citizen Kane (1941)What is the #1 streaming show? ›
|1.||–||Tyler Perry's Sistas|
|2.||+1||The Curious Case of Natalia Grace|
|3.||-1||Tyler Perry's Sistas|
|1.||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||120,726|
Millions of movies can proudly dominate the industry as of now. Among them, the most-watched movie of all time has to be Titanic which needs no introduction. It is a historical film that is based on a real-life incident signifying the sinking of a big-sized ship.What new releases are playing on Amazon Prime? ›
- Fall. StarringGrace Caroline Currey. 4.44.4 out of 5 stars (15,008) ...
- Ticket to Paradise. StarringGeorge Clooney. ...
- Infinite. StarringMark Wahlberg. ...
- AIR. StarringMatt Damon. ...
- Renfield. StarringNicholas Hoult. ...
- Top Gun: Maverick. StarringMiles Teller. ...
- Don't Worry Darling. StarringFlorence Pugh. ...
- Three Pines - Season 1. StarringAlfred Molina.
- 100% Star Wars: Visions: Volume 2 (2023) (Disney+)
- 87% Silo: Season 1 (2023) (Apple TV+)
- 100% The Great: Season 3 (2023) (Hulu)
- - - I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson: Season 3 (2023) (Netflix)
Date of release - May 5, 2023
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ranks among the most anticipated titles of May.
|Movie Name||Release Date|
|Bloddy Daddy||9 June 2023|
|Adipurush||16 June 2023|
|Maidaan||23 June 2023|
|Satyaprem Ki Katha||29 June 2023|
- Transformers: Rise of the Beasts PG-13. The 7th Transformers film. ...
- 97 Minutes. A hijacked 767 will crash in just 97 minutes when its fuel runs out. ...
- Americonned. ...
- The Secret Kingdom. ...
- The Angry Black Girl & Her Monster. ...
- The Crowded Room (series) ...
- Mending the Line R. ...
- Flamin' Hot PG-13.
- LEGO Ninjago: Dragons Rising. 6/1/2023. Watch on Netflix→
- THE DAYS. 6/1/2023. Watch on Netflix→
- A Beautiful Life. 6/1/2023. Watch on Netflix→
- Scoop. 6/1/2023. Watch on Netflix→
- Valeria. 6/2/2023. Watch on Netflix→
- Missed Connections. 6/2/2023. Watch on Netflix→
- Rich in Love 2. 6/2/2023. ...
- Barracuda Queens. 6/5/2023.
- Available May 2. Love Village. ...
- Available May 3. Jewish Matchmaking. ...
- Available May 4. Larva Family. ...
- Available May 8. Spirit Rangers: Season 2.
- Available May 9. Hannah Gadsby: Something Special.
- Available May 10. Dance Brothers. ...
- Available May 11. ...
- Available May 12.
- 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
- A Star Is Born (1954)
- A Star Is Born (1976)
- Army of Darkness (1993)
- Balls of Fury (2007)
- Beautiful Creatures (2013)
- Big Daddy (1999)
- Breach (2007)
Amazon's Most-Viewed Series: Behind the Numbers for Prime Video Originals. The platform is mining best-selling novel series for hits as its most-viewed titles in the Nielsen-counted era — 'Reacher' and 'The Wheel of Time' — set the stage for its big 'Lord of the Rings' swing.What is the most watched show on Prime? ›
- The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
- The Boys.
- The Terminal List.
- The Peripheral.
- The Wheel of Time.
- Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan.
- The Summer I Turned Pretty.
- The Boys - Season 1. StarringAnton Gillis-Adelman. ...
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Season 1. ...
- Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan - Season 1. StarringJohn Hoogenakker. ...
- Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan - Season 2. StarringSusan Misner. ...
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Season 2. ...
- Good Omens - Season 1. ...
- The Widow - Season 1. ...
- The Man in the High Castle - Season 1.
- Succession (2018–2023) TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama. ...
- Ted Lasso (2020–2023) TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport. ...
- FUBAR (2023– ) TV-MA | Action, Adventure, Thriller. ...
- Barry (2018–2023) ...
- Silo (2023– ) ...
- Yellowjackets (2021– ) ...
- From (2022– ) ...
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017–2023)
- Don't Look Up (2021) R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi. ...
- The Lost Daughter (2021) R | 121 min | Drama. ...
- The 355 (2022) ...
- Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) ...
- The Matrix Resurrections (I) (2021) ...
- The Power of the Dog (2021) ...
- The Tender Bar (2021) ...
- The King's Man (2021)
A number of these films also appear on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies lists, but there are many others and several entries with dozens of positive reviews, which are considered surprising to some experts. To date, Leave No Trace holds the site's record, with a rating of 100% and 252 positive reviews.What is the #1 movie in US history? ›
'Avatar', the highest grossing film in history
In total Avatar grossed over $2.8 billion at the box office, carving out its place in film history.
- Al Pacino.
- Tom Hanks.
- Tom Cruise.
- Gary Oldman.
- Philip Seymour Hoffman.
- Leonardo DiCaprio.
- Joaquin Phoenix.
- Tom Hardy.
IN TOTAL VIEWERS, CBS' NCIS (averaging 9.9 million, down 9% YOY) four-peated as the TV season's most-watched drama and was followed closely by CBS' own FBI (9.6 mil), while the network's Young Sheldon (with 9.3 million viewers, up a tick YOY) four-peated as the most watched comedy.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story – 432,250,000 hours watched (and rising) Stranger Things (Season 2) – 427,440,000 hours watched. Sex Education (Season 3) – 418,760,000 hours watched. Ginny & Georgia (Season 1) – 381,000,000 hours watched.What is the top 10 most viewed web series on Netflix? ›
Answer: The top 10 most-watched series on Netflix are 'Squid Game,' 'Stranger Things' (seasons 3 and 4), Money Heist (parts 4 and 5), 'DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story', 'Wednesday', 'Bridgerton' (seasons 1 and 2), 'The Night Agent' (season 1), 'Lucifer', 'All of Us Are Dead' and 'The Witcher'.What movies are people watching? ›
- #1. The Little Mermaid (2023) 67% ...
- #2. The Machine (2023) 25% ...
- #3. Fast X (2023) 56% ...
- #4. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023) ...
- #5. You Hurt My Feelings (2023) 95% ...
- #6. The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) ...
- #7. Sisu (2022) 94% ...
- #8. John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023) 94%
Twitch stream with the highest peak viewership is Ibai's stream from June 25th, 2022.What are the top 5 most watched movies? ›
- Titanic (1997) ...
- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) ...
- The Wizard of Oz (1939) ...
- Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) ...
- The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) ...
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) ...
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) ...
- The Lion King (1994)
1. Road House has played 83 times across 10 different networks since last September. 2. Jumanji (the Robin Williams version) has played 77 times across 11 networks since September..What is the least viewed movie? ›
The Cost of Deception (2021)What movie comes out in june 2023? ›
- The Boogeyman PG-13. A man tries to explain to his psychiatrist that the Boogeyman, a creature lurking in a closet, is real and has been killing his children. ...
- Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. ...
- Medellín. ...
- Padre Pio. ...
- Mercy R. ...
- Sanctuary R. ...
- Follow Her. ...
- The Roundup: No Way Out.
Starz has announced the movie and TV titles coming to the service in May. The Starz May 2023 schedule includes the season two premiere of Run the World, the season three finale of Power Book II: Ghost, and the season two finale of Blindspotting.What is the number 1 movie in 2023? ›
Cable network Starz has picked up the six-part period drama The Luminaries, which stars Penny Dreadful's Eva Green and The Knick's Eve Hewson.What's coming to Paramount plus March 2023? ›
- Baby Shark's Big Show (Season 1)
- Celebrity True Crime Story (Season 1)
- Survivor (Season 44)
- True Lies (Season 1)
- 10 Cloverfield Lane.
- 12 Years a Slave.
- Air Force One.
- American Hustle.
- Boyz N The HoodR | 1991 | CRIME, DRAMA.
- For the Love of MoneyR | 2022 | CRIME, DRAMA.
- Van HelsingPG-13 | 2004 | ACTION, HORROR.
- The GatewayR | 2021 | ACTION, SUSPENSE.
- IdiocracyR | 2006 | COMEDY, SCI-FI.
- Drunk ParentsR | 2019 | COMEDY.
- ImmortalsR | 2011 | DRAMA, FANTASY.
- Redemption DayR | 2021 | SUSPENSE, ACTION.