Michelle Obama has a new documentary film which has just dropped on Netflix this week. (Picture: Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)
If you know who makes mat in Cheer, have binged to the end of Too Hot To Handle to see who takes home the prize money and are still reeling from Shira Haas’ performance in Unorthodox then you may be wondering what to watch next on Netflix.
The streaming service continues to release excellent content to keep us entertained during lockdown, but there’s also a back catalogue of fantastic films in their archives that you may not have realised are on the platform but make great viewing.
So, take a look at our list of great films you can watch on Netflix at the moment before getting a preview of what’s coming up next on the site…
Films to watch on Netflix UK right now
A Quiet Place
The sequel to this tense, edge-of-your-seat thriller from John Krasinski was delayed earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but with the prospect of its release in the future, it’s worth re-watching the gripping first film again. Just don’t have popcorn on your lap while you do so.
Named after her widely popular biography, Becoming is the new Netflix film by none other than former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. This intimate documentary sheds further insight on her life and upbringing.
You’ve Got Mail
The classic 80s RomCom starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks has finally hit Netflix this month, meaning you can indulge in some straight-up comforting nostalgia and rewatch some of your favourite moments.
Bagging both the Golden Globe award for Best Motion Picture and a Best Actress (for leading lady Saoirse Ronan) this charming coming-of-age flick directed by Greta Gerwig is both funny and poignant.
First They Killed My Father
Directed by Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father is based on Loung Ung’s memoir of the same name and depicts her brutal life under the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. Impressive and moving, it’s one of Netflix’s lesser-known gems.
Arguably one of Margot Robbie’s best performances, this biopic tells the story of figure skater Tonya Harding who was embroiled in a career-ending scandal in 1994 which saw her fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan attacked and injured. Actress Alison Janney absolutely cleaned up during awards season in 2018 for her visceral portrayal of Harding’s mother.
Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy and Elizabeth Moss all star in this 1999 classic about teenager Susanna Kaysen who is admitted to a mental institution and finds herself drawn in by a group of women who change her life.
Dallas Buyers Club
In 2014 both Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto took home Oscars for their incredible performances in this important film about a cowboy who becomes an unlikely advocate for patients with H.I.V after taking his treatment into his own hands and shunning the stigma in his community.
What’s coming to Netflix UK in June 2020?
There’s plenty more content landing on Netflix in June, but here’s a pick of a few highlights to look forward to in the next few weeks…
Keeping up with the Kardashians
That’s right Kardashian fans, seasons of the long running reality show starring Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendal, Kylie and their mum Kris are hitting Netflix from June 1 so you can re-watch the sister’s heady rise to fame from that sex tape to the steps of the Met Gala and pages of Vogue. Okurrrr!
The fab 5 are back with their fifth instalment of this feel-good self-help show and the new season drops on Netflix from June 5. In season 5, the guys head to historic Philadelphia to make over a new cast of everyday heroes, from a hardworking DJ to a struggling dog groomer.
Reality fans of the franchise Real Housewives are in for a treat in June, because seasons of both Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Real Housewives of Atlanta will be available stream from June 1.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The sequel to 2015’s Jurassic World film starring Chriss Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives on Netflix on June 5 and brings with it plenty of action, drama and – of course – dinosaurs.
The Addams Family
Coming on June 2, the animated remake of The Addams Family sees the eccentrically macabre first family of Halloween return for some PG fun. Get ready to snap your fingers.
Original Full House cast members return to star in this spinoff, Fuller House, a sequel to the 1987–1995 hit American television series. The final episodes of this Netflix original series arrive from June 2.
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