Best Movies Streaming Right Now Early June

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Welcome, streaming fans. Once again, I’ve scoured streaming services far and wide to bring you back the best streaming options available to you this week, and beyond. In this edition, you’ll find the sci-fi meditation on grief and love The Fountain, Greta Gerwig‘s acclaimed Lady Bird, the very funny Thor: Ragnarok, the James Dean classic East of Eden, and many more.

These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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best Netflix original true crime

Netflix has turned true crime documentaries into must-binge-TV. With a series of films and docu-series, the streaming service rejuvenated the somewhat stale sub-genre, churning out stunning, shocking works that resonate in ways many past true crime docs haven’t. This week, Netflix has revived a classic true crime docu-series – The Staircaseadding new episodes to the previously-completed show. Now, The Staircase grows an ever-crowded line-up of Netflix true crime docs.

Sorting through all of these documentaries and docu-series to find the good stuff can be a bit overwhelming. With that in mind, I’ve checked my sources, pinned a bunch of notes up on a cork-board, connected all those notes with string, and compiled a list of the best Netflix original true crime documentaries.

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the staircase review

Jean-Xavier de Lestrade‘s fascinating 2004 docu-series gets an update for the Netflix age. But The Staircase is not your typical true crime saga, and anyone searching for answers will only be left with more questions. 

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the staircase trailer

It feels appropriate that the grandfather of true-crime series will be making its way to Netflix. The hub of acclaimed true-crime docuseries like Making a Murderer and Wild, Wild Country, the streaming service is now relaunching the classic true crime TV series The Staircase with all-new episodes.

The Staircase trailer combines the thrilling episodes that first aired on Canal+ and Sundance TV in 2004 with the brand-new episodes following a new trial granted to mystery novelist Michael Peterson, who was convicted of murdering his second wife, Kathleen Peterson, in 2003.

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tv bits friday night lights

In this edition of TV bits:

  • A trailer for Netflix’s true crime documentaries
  • Fox might cancel Lethal Weapon because of the behavior of the show’s star
  • A new Cobra Kai trailer
  • Friday Night Lights is now on Hulu
  • Lost in Space featurette focuses on the show’s robot
  • Sense8 sets a date for its finale
  • A24 will finance the series Moonbase 8, wfrom Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, Jonathan Krisel and John C. Reilly
  • Allison Janney and Jim Gaffigan join Troupe Zero
  • Kim Possible live-action movie casts its leads
  • The Path has been cancelled
  • A trailer for the new season of Animal Kingdom

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netflix international shows

Netflix is upping its global footprint. In the wake of the huge success of foreign shows like Babylon Berlin, the streaming service has ordered seven original Netflix international shows, two documentaries, and one feature film. That’s a whopping 10 new international projects, which means you’re going to have to get used to reading subtitles.

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