From horror movies to musicals, anime, and explosive action movies, here are the new movies and TV shows of June that should be on your radar.
June is just around the corner, which means it’s another month of new movies and TV shows. Whether you’re into anime, horror, or big action, June promises to offer a diverse slate of entertainment that should excite a wide variety of people. Here are the new movies and TV shows of June 2021 that we can’t wait to watch.
Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie Part 1/Part 2
Sailor Moon is a pop culture icon. Even if you don’t watch anime, you probably know or have seen images of her. So, it’s only fitting that she’s getting an animated movie for a new generation. The plot of the movie revolves around when a dark power covers the planet after a total solar eclipse, the scattered Sailor Guardians must reunite to bring light back into the world. Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie (yes, that’s the full title) should delight both old fans of the 90s anime and new fans who just got into the series. The best part is that it comes in two parts for double the fun. Catch this one on Netflix on June 3.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
The Conjuring series is back with its 3rd mainline entry and 8th in the expanded universe and this one looks to be a doozy. Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorrain Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga respectively) investigate a murder that may have been caused by demonic possession. What makes this movie so interesting is that it mixes scary ghosts with police procedural, which could make for a compelling plot. Horror movies haven’t had a lot of big releases this year so far. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It should serve as much-needed content for horror fans. The movie premieres both in theaters and on HBO Max June 4.
If you’re still craving for more comic book-inspired content not related to Marvel, Sweet Tooth has you covered. The series is a post-apocalyptic fairytale based on the DC Comic of the same name by Jeff Lemir. The show is set in a world after “The Great Crumble,” an event that destroyed the world and led to the creation of hybrids, babies that are part human, part animal. Gus (Christian Convery), a 10-year-old hybrid dear boy befriends Jepperd (Nonso Anozie), a wandering loner, and the two sets of on an adventure to discover the truth about Gus’ origins. Sweet Tooth streams on Netflix on June 4.
Lisey’s Story is a drama-suspense-thriller series about Lisey (Julianne Moore), a woman who has to deal with a mysterious stalker who is obsessed with her dead husband’s work as a novelist. The show is an adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name. But what makes this Stephen King adaptation stand out from the others is that Stephen King himself wrote the script for the show, which is something he doesn’t do often. Aside from Stephen’s increased involvement and an intriguing plot, the supporting cast includes some top-tier talent such as Clive Owen and Jennifer Jason Leigh. Lisey’s Story lands on Apple TV Plus on June 4.
CLICK, LIKE, SHARE
CLICK, LIKE, SHARE is a four-episode anthology series that is set to star all four members of The Gold Squad, Andrea Brillantes, Francine Diaz, Kyle Echarri, and Seth Fedelin. Each episode will “explore the dangerous consequences of irresponsible social media use through a unique way of storytelling.” Meant to explore a certain aspect of social media and the role it plays in the everyday lives of people, especially young people, this series isn’t your regular TV drama, and it looks to be very Black Mirror-inspired. Catch this show on KTX.ph and iWantTFC starting June 6.
Marvel’s hot streak of MCU-related TV shows continues with Loki, the first Marvel Studios project centered on a villain. The events of the show will follow the version of Loki that escaped the Avengers during Endgame. But he’s not out of the woods yet as his time-traveling shenanigans have gotten him in trouble with the Time Variance Authority (TVA). To avoid being erased from time and space, Loki agrees to help the TVA fix the timeline and stop a bigger emerging threat. WandaVision and The Falcon And The Winter Soldier delivered jaw-dropping revelations and we just know Loki will do the same given the fact that the show will serve as a set-up to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Loki premieres on Disney Plus on June 9.
In The Heights
2021 is set to see a few highly anticipated movies based on musicals hit the big screen. In The Heights will be the first release of these big hitters. Based on the acclaimed musical of the same name by Lin Manuel Miranda, the movie follows a group of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights in Manhattan. In The Heights will mainly center on a young man named Usnavi (Anthony Ramos). He is a bodega owner who is taking care of an aging Cuban lady living next door to him and likes to sing about his hopes and dreams. Early reviews have been great, and the movie looks to satisfy both the original musical’s fans as well as bring in new ones. In The Heights will hit theaters and HBO Max on June 11.
Netflix’s first-ever anime adaptation of a Filipino comic book is finally coming with Trese. The show is an adaptation of the Filipino graphic novel created by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. The series will follow a young woman named Alexandra Trese, a supernatural investigator. The show is set in modern Manila, but where mythical creatures of Philippine folklore like aswang, enkanto, and multo live in secret amongst humans. The series will see Alexandra Trese go against a criminal underworld comprised of evil supernatural beings. Along the way, Trese will have access to an arsenal of magical spells and tools, but she won’t be doing things on her own as she will have the help of some special friends. Trese is available to stream on Netflix starting June 11.
Following the success of Soul, Pixar is back with a new movie in Luca. The film follows Luca Paguro (Jacob Tremblay), a sea monster who can disguise himself as a human. He forms an unlikely friendship with a human and the two go on fun adventures along the Italian Riviera. Pixar constantly delivers and we feel that Luca will do the same. The visuals and animation look vibrant and stunning. Luca may just be the perfect summer movie of 2021. We can’t wait to pretend as if we were in the Italian Riviera and experiencing the sun, sea, and gelato. Luca premiers on Disney Plus on June 18.
The Fast & Furious series started out as a semi-grounded movie about streetcar racing. But over the years, the movie series has morphed into over-the-top action movies that turn the spectacle to 11. F9 looks to up the ante for the series even further. The plot sees Cipher (Charlize Theron), the main villain of Fast & Furious 8, enlist the help of Jakob (John Cena), Dominic Toretto’s (Vin Diesel) younger brother, to enact revenge on Dom and his team. Based on the trailers alone, we’re getting flying cars, maybe the series’ first voyage into space, and who knows what else. F9 hits theaters on June 25.
These shows aren’t technically new, but they are premiering new seasons in June which are worth mentioning. Feel Good Season 2 (June 4), Love, Victor Season 2 (June 11), Lupin Part 2 (June 11), Hospital Playlist: Season 2 (June 17), Elite Season 4 (June 18), RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars Season 6 (June 24).