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Top Movies Coming to Netflix, HBO Max, and Other Streaming Platforms in June

Happy June, Polygon readers. The weather is heating up, the sun is shining more brightly, and you’re probably doing activities outside a bit more. Good for you! But there’s still plenty of cause to plop on the couch, fire up the AC, pop some corn, and watch some great movies.

Every month, we collect the best movies new to streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Max, Prime, and more. This June, it’s a good group. We’ve got an underrated John Carpenter thriller newly on the Criterion Channel, two standout early works from directors with big releases this summer, and more.

Here are the movies new to streaming services you should watch this month.

Editor’s pick: Assault on Precinct 13

Where to watch: Criterion Channel
Genre: Action thriller
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer

Made on a shoestring budget of approximately $100,000, the original Assault on Precinct 13 is a master class of efficient filmmaking, using the closed-in setting of the movie to maximum effect in building tension and staging action sequences. It’s also an early peek at many of the skills that would make Carpenter one of the great masters of genre filmmaking.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4ZmHk5Yj5k

New on Netflix


Genre: Dramedy
Director: Sean Baker
Cast: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, James Ransone

Sean Baker’s Tangerine, shot on three iPhone 5S phones, follows two trans sex workers in Los Angeles in a raw and funny dramedy that looks gorgeous despite the technological limitations of the equipment. If you liked Baker’s later films or are looking forward to his new projects, Tangerine is a must-watch.

New on Hulu

Working Girl

Genre: Romantic comedy
Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith

Mike Nichols’ rom-com classic Working Girl is a breezy comedy with an outstanding cast that also serves as a bit of a time capsule for late 1980s New York City. It inspired a funny episode of Bob’s Burgers and remains a delightful watch.

New on Max


Genre: Drama
Director: Lee Isaac Chung
Cast: Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Alan Kim

Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari is an American story about a Korean American family’s pursuit of the American dream in Arkansas. The film offers a warm and touching portrayal of everyday life and the importance of family bonds.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ0gFidlro8

New on Prime Video


Genre: Documentary
Director: Godfrey Reggio

Koyaanisqatsi is a fascinating time capsule of 20th-century society, exploring the relationship between humans and the environment. The documentary challenges viewers to reflect on the balance of life as we know it.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PirH8PADDgQ