movies coming to Netflix in June 2018

New month, new movies. Netflix has a pretty stellar new line-up in June, and we’ve got the list to prove it. In addition to the constant barrage of Netflix Originals, you’ll also be able to stream Star Wars: The Last JediThe DepartedIn Bruges, Thor: Ragnarok, and more. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in June 2018 below.

The Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Netflix in June 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Rian Johnson‘s bold, brilliant Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits Netflix next month. While some fans weren’t very pleased with Johnson’s very different take on the Star Wars universe, I personally think it’s the best Star Wars movie to date. It takes what has already been established in the world of the franchise, and does innovative, original things with it. Rather than provide fan service and take The Last Jedi into a more obvious direction, Johnson instead sought to dig deeper into the psychology and motivations of the characters. The results were stunning. Also: porgs!

The Departed

Martin Scorsese finally took home an Oscar for The Departed. Some people had a problem with this, considering The Departed to be a “lesser” Scorsese film. Is it? Maybe – it’s certainly not his best movie. But even a “lesser” Scorsese film is better than most other movies. Scorsese’s remake of Infernal Affairs pits undercover cop Leonardo Di Caprio and undercover criminal Matt Damon against each other while also providing each actor a chance to crank-up their Bahston accents. Jack Nicholson is also on hand as a deranged crime boss. Full of jarring edits, shocking twists, and some genuinely funny comedy, The Departed is one of the most entertaining films of Scorsese’s career.

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In Bruges

Martin McDonagh received a lot of attention for his 2017 film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, but for my money, McDonagh’s best film is 2008’s In Bruges. A strange blend of dark humor and moments of melancholy, In Bruges strands two hitmen – Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson – in Belgium, with twisted results. Farrell and Gleeson are both wonderful here, but the real scene-stealer is Ralph Fiennes, playing Farrell and Gleeson’s foul-mouthed boss. Trailers for In Bruges sold it as a quirky, wacky comedy, but it’s almost impossible to truly classify this flick. Yes, it’s funny, but there’s this underbelly of sadness beneath the whole narrative that elevates things to a different level.

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Thor: Ragnarok

The Thor franchise sucked. And then along came Taika Waititi, who realized what the Thor films needed was a whole lot of goofy comedy. The result: Thor: Ragnarok, a breezy, funny film filled with one killer cast. Chris Hemsworth‘s Thor ends up on a new planet, where he has to fight for his life while trying to return home to save Asgard from Goth Cate Blanchett. Thor gets help from his mischievous brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and the hard-drinking Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson). Jeff Goldblum also shows up, and does Jeff Goldblum things. It’s a lot of fun.

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Mohawk

We Are Still Here director Ted Geoghegan helms Mohawk, a brutal indie horror film that’s like a cross between The Last House on the Left and The Last of the Mohicans. Set against the backdrop of the War of 1812, Mohawk finds a Mohawk warrior (Kaniehtiio Horn) fighting her way through the backwoods of America as a group of cruel American soldiers try to hunt her down. The end-result is a film that does a lot with a little – Mohawk wasn’t made for very much money, but Geoghegan and company put every last penny to work to craft a memorable horror movie.

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