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.
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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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 07: (L-R) Actor Aaron Eckhart, producers, Director Christopher Nolan and actor Christian Bale accept multiple awards (Favorite On-Screen Match-Up, Action Movie, Cast and Superhero) for The Dark Knight during the 35th Annual People’s Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for PCA) /

25. Batman Begins and The Dark Knight

Release Year: 2005, 2008

Directed By: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Morgan Freeman, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Release Date: Saturday, June 1

The one thing you can always count on with Netflix is that at random points throughout the year, Batman Begins and/or The Dark Knight will be added… and removed… and added… and removed again. Because they are great movies that are still in high-demand, they will always make the ranking of the month’s new releases, whenever the streaming giant makes them available for streaming. To kick off June in superhero style, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are here to save the day — and summer.

After the Batman franchise sputtered out with 1997’s Batman & Robin, it took years before a new iteration of the masked vigilante took shape. Eventually, Batman Begins premiered in 2005, and the reboot traced the origin story of Bruce Wayne’s (Christian Bale) rise into his alter ego and his fights with Ra’s al Ghul and the Scarecrow in Gotham City. Three years later, sequel The Dark Knight built on the first film’s success and brought critical acclaim to the superhero genre with a darker narrative marked by the menacing Joker (Heath Ledger).

Batman Begins received critical acclaim, as did The Dark Knight, with the films holding an 84% and a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes respectively. The first film made over $375 million worldwide, while the sequel more than doubled that with an over $1 billion gross. The Dark Knight broke all kinds of records and helped reinvigorate the superhero genre. The films were followed by The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, closing out a successful and game-changing trilogy. Don’t miss Batman’s new beginning when the double feature hits Netflix at the top of the month.