25 best new Netflix movies coming in June 2019

Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) and Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) in Sony Pictures Animation's SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE.
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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 26: Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attend the after party for the premiere of “50/50”>> at the Four Seasons Restaurant on September 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 26: Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick and Joseph Gordon-Levitt attend the after party for the premiere of “50/50”>> at the Four Seasons Restaurant on September 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images) /

11. 50/50

Release Year: 2011

Directed By: Jonathan Levine

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Serge Houde, Andrew Airlie, Matt Frewer, Philip Baker Hall, Donna Yamamoto, Sugar Lyn Beard, Yee Jee Tso, Sarah Smyth, Peter Kelamis, Jessica Parker Kennedy

Release Date: Saturday, June 1

Ready for a recent throwback? There’s plenty of movies from years past coming to Netflix this month that will certainly satiate our collective hunger for nostalgia, but it’s never too soon to rediscover a movie from a few years back that was a hit but has mostly left the mainstream consciousness. If that sounds like the kind of viewing experience you’re into this June, make sure to make some room on your watch list for 50/50, a comedy-drama with a great cast and premise that’ll make you laugh and cry. It’s definitely one of the month’s best new releases.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in 50/50 as Adam Lerner, a radio journalist who lives with his girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard) and tries to take good care of himself. Being so, it comes as a shock when he’s ‘s diagnosed with schwannoma neurofibrosarcoma, which results in malignant tumors on his spine that gives him a 50/50 chance of survival. He tries to remain positive, though the reactions of his mother (Anjelica Huston) and best friend Kyle (Seth Rogen) make that difficult. Adam sees a therapist  (Anna Kendrick), but their relationship gets complicated.

50/50 comes from director Jonathan Levine, who also directed the Amy Schumer comedy Snatched and most recently Rogen’s Charlie Theron rom-com Long Shot. The film received critical praise upon release, holding a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, and fared well at the box office, quadrupling its budget. Joseph Gordon-Levitt received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance, as did the film in the Best Picture — Musical or Comedy category. There’s a 100% chance you should check out 50/50 when it arrives on Netflix at the top of June.